Winner: Net Entertainment
Runner-up: Playtech


Net Entertainment has enjoyed several years of rapid growth. Chief executive Per Eriksson has an innate ability to make sure he delivers on everything he promises. This record looks set to continue.

The company has made good on its pledge to establish itself in the UK following a string of deals with the very best operators in the market. In 2014, it even made its first foray into landbased gaming with William Hill.

After releasing live dealer casino in 2013 it has now launched the product with 34 customers. This execution is highly impressive. Few would bet against the company making a triumphant entrance to the New Jersey market this year.

While its strategy has proved successful and revenue continues to grow, none of this would have been possible were it not for the sheer quality of Net Ent’s products. Titles such as Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst and Jack Hammer have all proved to be lucrative, enduring titles – among the most popular in the industry.

The supplier has been astute in developing proprietary content for its creations, only cherry-picking a small selection of entertainment brands to supplement its own intellectual property. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and Net Ent’s competitors seem very sincere in their flattery. Other software houses have attempted to produce their own version of Gonzo and Starburst, but few have come close to capturing the magic of the original creations.

Net Ent has two almighty competitors in the shape of Microgaming and Playtech but it emerges victorious because it is growing fast while maintaining quality. Its games are fantastic and its results are awe-inspiring.

The Gaming Intelligence Awards 2015
Casino Operator of the Year
Sports Betting Operator of the Year
Poker Operator of the Year
Bingo Operator of the Year
Social Gaming Operator of the Year
Lottery Operator of the Year
Sportsbook Supplier of the Year
Poker Supplier of the Year
Casino Supplier of the Year
Bingo Supplier of the Year
Lottery Supplier of the Year
Marketing Service Provider of the Year
One to Watch Award
Socially Responsible Company of the Year

The Gaming Intelligence Hot 50 2015


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