As one of the major names in the online casino gaming circuit, NetEnt have been around for some time. Regular gamers will immediately recognize some of their flagship offerings, and always look forward to their latest releases. However, the company could be in the midst of a major change.
When CEO Per Eriksson quit in March, most people didn’t think much of it. However, it could be a sign that the trend of smaller independent developers making a killing on the casino industry is going to continue for the long-term.
While the likes of NetEnt have ruled the roost for a good while now, and rumors of their demise are likely greatly exaggerated, it’s an interesting moment in online casino gaming. With many smaller companies now tendering for contracts and games they once could never produce, there’s less of the pie to be chopped up between the big hitters like NetEnt and Playtech.
This seen Eriksson leave in March, and while it’s not a sign that NetEnt is in trouble, it shows that change is obviously afoot. In an industry that has prided itself on always changing and innovating, though, should this be a surprise?
After all, every big industry sees a change along the way at some stage. The fact that NetEnt has now finally decided to face up to the reality of their challenge can only be a good thing. Whether or not this keeps their position as the prime force in casino gaming intact or not, we’ll need to wait and see.
For now, though, it’s fair to say that there’s a considerable challenge waiting in future.