NetEnt’s history begins in 1996 in Sweden. Back in those days, it had only one server, three employees and plenty of financial troubles. The founders admit that at a certain point, the whole idea turned into such a disaster that they even tried to give the business away for free, but no one wanted it.
Eventually, the production started growing and the software soon became known as innovative, bringing in more and more consumers. In 2002, the first platform was launched, and in 2009, the company was listed on the NASDAQ OMX. Around this time, the first serious awards came in, and they were the Innovation in RNG Software Award and Innovation in Slot Provision, both from EGR.
By 2011, the provider released a mobile game, which was just the beginning of a unique product called NetEnt Touch. This revolutionary software was first available for iOS-based portable devices, and was later joined by an adaptation for Android. The company gradually adjusted those games that had already been released for desktop libraries to be compatible with this mobile platform.
Today, almost all new table games, classic and video slots can be found on NetEnt Touch. This development was acknowledged by prestigious awards numerous times. Thus, for three years in a row, from 2013 to 2015, EGR awarded it with trophies like Innovation in Slot Provision, Innovation in Mobile, and Mobile Supplier of the Year, just to name a few.
In 2013, live dealer was introduced. In 2014, the studio was called Innovator of the Year by IGA, and by 2015, it managed to enter the US market. In 2016, the news officially stated that it had over 170 customers, up to 900 employees, and around 3,500 servers. This developer now has offices in Malta, Gibraltar, the UK, Ukraine, the USA, Sweden and Poland.