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Online Casino and Software Developers in 2021


Online casino software is growing even more significantly in 2021, even though regulations for the COVID-19 pandemic are loosening up in Norway. Internationally, casino games are being played at a greater rate and are obtaining new publicity. Popular Twitch streamers have started streaming slots and video poker online, earning more money than they would playing at a casino.

The Twitch streamer TrainwrecksTV solely plays slots while over 35,000 concurrent daily viewers watch. The evermore controversial Canadian streamer xQC has even taken up slots, having 100,000 concurrent viewers per stream. Most importantly, software providers have been releasing new titles and are catering to new digital audiences.

The Online Casino Market in Norway

While there aren't many famous casino software development companies in Norway, that doesn't stop Norwegians from playing casino games digitally. Norwegian online casino expert Nina Olsendburg notes that the online casino market has shifted consumer interests to more diverse games in Norway and abroad.

Norwegians like to play various casino games such as slots, poker, blackjack, and roulette. Nye nettcasino is the largest portal website, giving you information about software providers and online casino software.

Differentiating Top Software and Developers 2021

Everyone is looking for something unique with gaming. Different companies specialise in game creation for specific markets and types of players. Some companies focus on partnership deals, capturing the essence of branded content. Others focus on gameplay or even graphics.

That being said, this list has something for everyone. Continue reading to learn about the most popular online casino and software developers so far in 2021.


Microgaming is a titan in the casino development industry for a good reason. It sticks to its roots and innovates significantly within the industry as the first online casino software developer.

An active audience always awaits its monthly game releases. Microgaming released nine games throughout April and 15 games in March. Hearing this, you might get the impression that all of those games are shovelware, but that isn't true. Microgaming releases frequently to hit trends; it also releases recurring titles featuring new hosts every month with its Real Dealer Studios' series.

Branded slot games based on Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones attract both amateur and experienced gamers. Jurassic Park and Mega Moolah are widely known as the fairest and most fun digital slot games available to play.

Net Entertainment

Net Entertainment, also known as Net Ent, is a mainstay within the online gaming industry. Net Ent, headquartered in Sweden, knows the Scandanavian market well. It is also expanding into the North American market with its recent integration into Amelco, a sports betting company.

Net Ent slot games aren't like its competitors. Of course, it also has branded games. The main highlights are Gordon Ramsay Hell's Kitchen and Street Fighter slot games. The latter is impressive in its own right because Capcom (the developer of Street Fighter) is very particular about how their characters are represented and used.

Net Ent's most highly praised games were developed using original concepts. Dazzle Me MegaWays is probably the most unique game on this list. Dazzle Me features a six-real, high volatility game of slots with variable numbers of symbols within each row. There are 99,225 potential Megaways or paylines to receive.


Novomatic is an international gambling company founded in Hungary in 1980. The CEO and founder of Novomatic, billionaire Johann Graf, has invested all of his time and effort for a good reason.

Novomatic offers top-tier games and bases its expertise on years of experience from the in-person casino market. The company knows what games you would like to play and also offers some of the best titles for novice players or those who are new to online gaming.

Novomatic, like many popular online casino developers, focuses on releasing digital slot games. Newer titles such as Dancing Tiger, Lucky Twist, and Book of Ra Deluxe have become immensely popular in 2021.

Novomatic is also unique because it offers slot games from other popular casino developers at its in-person casinos. It recently partnered with another top software development studio, Playtech, to release games at its casinos.


There are many other great titles from popular casino studios that weren't covered. If you are looking for more games, check out releases from BetSoft, Scientific Gaming, and MOA Gaming. 

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