Netent, formerly known as Net Entertainment, is a Swedish company that was founded in 1996 and is among the most successful online casino software providers.
The company was the first to ever develop online casino software based on Java, though it now uses HTML5, and their casino software is used by more than 300 fully licensed portals.
In addition to the online casino software, Net Ent recently developed a live dealer casino platform known as Net Ent Live Casino, and they also offer a mobile gambling platform known as Net Ent Touch.
The company also owns a progressive jackpot network that has paid out tens of millions in prizes since it started.
Net Ent is publicly listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
When they started out, Net Ent operated a couple of online casinos, which they later sold in 2005.
In 2006 their casino module was voted as one of the top 20 modules and since then they have gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most popular online slot developers in the whole world.
Net Ent is licensed in Malta and their casino module is verified for randomness by two independent third-party companies, one in Canada and the other in Sweden.
From humble beginnings, Netent have arguably become the most popular online slot developer in the world today, overtaking industry giants such as Microgaming, IGT and Novomatic.
Netent slots are huge in the UK, the Nordics and most of Europe and have also started to enter regulated markets including the lucrative New Jersey market in the USA.
The company has been keen to avoid any legal issues and stay out of jurisdictions that are considered legal grey areas.
These include France, Canada and the majority of states in America where online gambling is either prohibited or unregulated.