Online casino games software developer NetEnt announced via press release this month its slots have paid €78.3 million in jackpots over the course of 2017. Those wins were paid to players through a total of 321 jackpots win over this past year, making NetEnt one of the biggest-paying slots providers this year.
Just this month, NetEnt’s Mega Fortune Dreams slot paid out two separate jackpots totaling nearly €7 million. One player claimed a jackpot worth €3.3 million while another won €3.5 million. Both players hit these jackpots while playing the mobile version of the game on the go.
Those weren’t the only big wins paid by Mega Fortune Dreams this year. Over the course of the year, the slot paid a total of €30.4 million to players. Another NetEnt title, Hall of Gods, paid the biggest jackpot of the year in June when one player scooped a jackpot worth €7.5 million.
NetEnt Chief Product Officer Henrik Fagerlund had this to say regarding the announcement:
“Our games are continuing to pay out life-changing winnings to players and to be able to win them €78 million in 2017 makes us all very proud.
“Mega Fortune Dreams alone has paid out around €30 million, but we must not forget Mega Fortune, Arabian Night and Halls of Gods, showing there’s more than one opportunity to win a life-changing amount of money with our pooled jackpots.
“Being able to offer players the chance to win big is what keeps them coming back and we’re over the moon that we can repay their loyalty.”
Of course, some of this news has to do with NetEnt’s popularity. NetEnt games can be found at many of the world’s largest casino sites in addition to dozens of smaller online casinos. The company has even made inroads into the regulated New Jersey market and has deals in place to provide land-based games in markets such as Italy and the UK.
Big Year for Players and Company Alike
2017 wasn’t just a big year for NetEnt players. The company itself showed solid growth in its last interim report for the third quarter of 2017. NetEnt saw revenues rise by more than 12% and operating profits rise by more than 20% over the third quarter compared to the same period in 2016. In the third quarter of 2017 alone, total revenues for the company exceeded SEK 401 million.
NetEnt was founded in 1996 and went live on its first casino in 2002. The company was listed on Nasdaq OMX in 2009 with a stock price of SEK 4.63. The company has experienced significant growth since then and now trades at a price of around SEK 56.75.
NetEnt now employs more than 1,000 people with deals in place around the world, including in regulated markets such as the UK, Portugal, Italy and the United States. Their gaming portfolio now consists of more than 200 games featured at more than 170 online casinos.
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