The last few weeks have been huge ones for the folks at NetEnt (the giant and industry-leading Sweden-based online casino games developer) and their loyal players. Everyone has had plenty of reason to celebrate.
Firstly, the Swedish firm helped to provide twin monster sized, online progressive slots, multi-million jackpot wins, one win on each of June 12 and June 17 respectively. The two lucky online casino players of the progressive slots, Arabian Nights and Mega Fortune Dreams, scooped up more than CAD$8.57 million in winnings between them.
More great news was to follow on June 20 as NetEnt is celebrated more success at the annual EGR B2B Awards with the victory in the Innovation in Mobile category, as reward for the quality of its mobile offering and incredible leaps in technology made with its Avalanche Spin Technology and the unique and industry-leading Mobile-First Blackjack.
To begin with, let’s take a closer look at the two life-changing huge jackpot wins that recently set two players up for life.
NetEnt Progressive Slots keep delivering Seven-Figure Jackpot Prizes
Two lucky online casino players of the progressive slots, Arabian Nights and Mega Fortune Dreams, picked up more than CAD$8.57 million in winnings between them on June 12 and June 17 2018.
Firstly, on Tuesday, June 12, a lucky player in Belgium hit more than CAD $ 6.59 million on a CAD $1.55 wager. The new-made millionaire scored on his life-changing jackpot win while playing NetEnt’s five-reel, three-row, 20-line video slot, Mega Fortune Dreams.
The millionaire-making jackpot hit was closely followed by another big jackpot win a mere 5 days later, when on Sunday, June 17, another anonymous European player, wagering on another one of NetEnt’s progressive pool slot games, Arabian Nights, hit just short of CAD $ 2 million, again playing from just a simple CAD $1.55 bet.
These latest online progressive jackpot wins mean NetEnt’s games have led to seven CAD million-dollar plus pay-outs to online casino players in 2018 alone.
In an official statement to celebrate the twin wins, NetEnt Chief Product Officer, Henrick Fagerlund, said;
“We are proud to give players the chance to change their lives and enjoy such large pay-outs on our games, all from just one spin. We are sure there will be many more chances for big wins over the summer as we continue to offer games with sizeable jackpots and bonuses to our customers.”
NetEnt wins EGR B2B Innovation in Mobile Gaming Award
A mere 3 days after the latest monster progressive jackpot hit, NetEnt and their players were given more cause to celebrate. The EGR B2B Awards were held at a packed ceremony at the Hurlingham Club in London on Wednesday 20th June 2018, to celebrate the achievements of online casino game suppliers and developers across the online casino industry in the past 12 months.
NetEnt’s success in the last year lead to an industry-high number of nominations across the 10 award categories and of course the win in NetEnt’s pet category as the industry leader in both promoting and delivering superior mobile-first products to its many online casino game players.
The EGR B2B Innovation in Mobile Gaming category (one of the show’s most prestigious awards) is awarded for the quality of NetEnt’s mobile casino games offerings and the jumps in technology that NetEnt made with;
- Avalanche Spin Technology for online slots (i.e. Finn and the Swirly Spin)
- Avalanche Spin Technology for online slots extending to 100 Paylines (i.e. Archangels: Salvation)
- The unique and industry-leading Mobile-First Blackjack.
Chief Executive Officer of NetEnt, Therese Hillman, said of NetEnt’s big win;
“It is a great honour for us to be voted by the industry as the most innovative mobile supplier. This is reward for the hard work every person in our team has put in over the last year, and we will be determined to be even more successful at next year’s awards.”
NetEnt’s ‘Finn and the Swirly Spin’ Game Innovations
NetEnt’s ‘Finn and the Swirly Spin’ does not feature the usual reels, rows or paylines with symbols landing on the reels as per a regular online video slot machine.
As the game name implies, the symbols follow a spiral pattern starting at the outside corner and ending in the centre symbol position.
NetEnt’s new spin mechanic technology, ‘Avalanche’ is an innovative and exciting change and is a quantum leap forward from standard online slots. Newer and inexperienced players usually find it easier to adapt to than veterans of online slots. The game play is smooth and intuitive. Fans of social media games like Candy Crush have fallen in love with this revolutionary new design feature. It is yet another prime example of NetEnt producing game titles for a generation of millennial players who have grown up with mobile technology and are comfortable with it.
All symbols flow in a swirl rather reels spinning and stopping, hence the title of the slot, ‘Swirly Spin’.
The NetEnt development team continued throughout the year to further develop and revolutionise the Avalanche system for play across mobile devices.
NetEnt’s ‘Archangels: Salvation’ takes Avalanche a step further
With ‘Archangels: Salvation’ released early in 2018, NetEnt took the newly developed Avalanche Spin Mechanism and applied it to break the 100 paylines barrier for the first time. With this new technology enabling a ‘Cluster Pays Slots” system and providing more and varied ways for players to win, NetEnt has completely re-thought the ‘hardware’ of existing game development by re-imagining and re-inventing the existing payout mechanic thinking and the way it is presented.
All the while in 2017-18, NetEnt released these new technologies on a ‘mobile-first’ design strategy and moreover with ‘Archangels: Salvation’, released the ground-breaking Hot Spot Areas that were made possible with the new Avalanche Spin System.