Video slots on Betsson: NetEnts vs. Playtech


Betsson, the award winning online gaming giant licensed out of Malta according to strict EU gaming regulations, primarily offers video slots created by Net Entertainment (NetEnts), but also features Playtech games for players who are fans of the rival casino software developer. As one of its biggest casino partners, Betsson offers all of the big progressive jackpot slots and newest slot titles that NetEnts supplies, as well as its suite of casino table games, poker and bingo room offerings.

Net Entertainment video slots most commonly consist of 5 reels and at least 25 win lines, compared to the 3-reel format of standard slot games. Video slots are also often embellished with the addition of animated bonus and free spin rounds. Two of the most popular NetEnt video slot titles to be found on the Betsson casino are ‘Hall of the Gods’, an apocalyptic game with a Greek mythology theme and the more modern pop culture-themed ‘South Park: Reel Chaos’.

NetEnt video slots are most famous for their huge progressive jackpots which can reach to up to values of £6 000 000. Although the biggest jackpot wins happen only every several months, high five figure and low six figure jackpots are regularly won on the games.

Amongst the range of Playtech slots also offered on the Betsson casino are the Iron Man 2 film-franchise game and the addictive old favourite Amazon Wild. The main difference between NetEnt and Playtech games is that Playtech’s slots are only available in ‘instant-play’ mode which means they are browser only games and don’t require the download of any casino software to play them. All you need is a flash application. The advantage to instant play games is that all you need is a good internet connection and away you go. The downside is that being purely browser-based the graphics and smoothness of the gameplay cannot be on the same level as the NetEnt games, for which you download software onto your device.

Although perhaps best known for their slots and video slots titles both NetEnt and Playtech also provide a significant range of other casino games such as table games like Baccarat, Craps and Roulette. They also have competing poker room and bingo room platforms. Betsson’s casino uses mainly NetEnt games across the site and only offers PlayTech slots but there are other casinos which are exclusively powered by PlayTech casino games. Which is better is really a question of personal preference and you should try both and decide which game developer matches your own taste.