Published on 26 June 2014 by Sebas
Yes, it´s true… The exciting casino games produced by Net Entertainment will soon be “offline” at one of Britain´s biggest online betting and casino gaming provider, William Hill… And at the same time… No! Of course not! You´ll still be able to enjoy the selection of some of Netent´s most popular video slots at the UK based online Netent Casino…
We can almost hear you thinking: “Make up your mind! What´s it gonna be?? On- or offline…?”. Well, the actual answer is… both…
Because today Net Entertainment announced the company, as one of Europe´s main supplier of casino games, is going to expand their current partnership with William Hill, which until this moment consisted of providing a selection of its most popular video slot games (like video slot Starburst, video slot Subtopia, video slot Wonky Wabbits, video slot Twin Spin. video slot Gonzo´s Quest, to name a few) to the William Hill online casino website by also delivering Netent games to the William Hill´s retail betting shops in the UK.
So in the near future you can play Netent games at William Hill in no less than three forms: online on your desktop PC, on your mobile device (the mentioned games in their Netent Touch version) and online on land-based gaming consoles in one of the 2.300 William Hill licensed betting offices, spread all over the UK.
This is quite a remarkable deal, because although Net Entertainment historically has its origins in (at that time, we´re speaking 1996) solely land-based casinos operating companies Cherry Casino and Betsson, until now the products of the world leading innovator of casino games were only available to play by the internet on stand-alone (personal) computers or mobile devices. So in a way by closing this deal with William Hill (by which their games also become playable in a “brick-and-mortar” setting: the William Hill UK betting shops) Netent can be considered to be “returning” to its land-based casino roots.
However, nothing could be further from today´s reality as the agreement with William Hill of course implies Net Entertainment is simply broadening the array of distribution channels for its casino games. And this could be a very big step for the Swedish / Maltese games developing company because maybe (just maybe) the deal creates a precedent and in the future players can also enjoy the online Netent casino games in (“offline”) sophisticated “brick-and-mortar” casino environments such as the Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco, Portomaso on Malta and even in Caesar´s Palace in Las Vegas. Viva Las… Net Entertainment!