Net Ent Phases Out Flash

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Swedish casino game developer Net Ent has announced that they've ported over the vast majority of their games to HTML5 format, junking out the Flash versions of the game.

The move comes as many casino browsers are dropping support for the Flash format in favor of HTML5, which uses fewer resources and offers more compatibility. HTML5 also is used for mobile versions of games, which can then be used on smartphones and tablets. Net Ent has also used the format to update older games to support smaller screen devices.

Speaking about the decision Net Ent Chief Product Officer Henrik Fagerlund said, "This is an exciting time as we expand our technological reach and it is crucial we are able to give players the chance to keep playing their favourite games. We just recently released upgrades for four of our classic titles: Dracula, Jackpot 6000, Excalibur, Spellcast."

"Given the growth of mobile gaming, we have to continue establishing ourselves as an industry leader by making these advancements and moving with the times."

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19 December 2017 - 12:52pm

Yeah I'm having issues sometimes with the flash player on my PC myself so probably HTML5 is a better alternative, obviously game developers are going to use it mainly from now on which let's hope would assure a smoother punters experience.

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20 December 2017 - 5:46am

As CL-Ed mentioned somewhere before, the problem of HTML5 is that it is very easy to make fake version by downloading the images. Catching these pirates are not easy to do, so there will be victims.

That's why we have to stick to reputable casinos and Casinolistings for the information on their credibility 😀

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20 December 2017 - 4:14pm

Well for me, that's a step in the right direction for NetEnt games. I rather dislike not being able to play regularly. That's how things go sometimes, as totally abolishing the flash games of theirs, and their step in my direction, I have only my mobile to access online casinos, and can't access any games needing the flash drive on top of that. So they took away one but not the restriction I was hoping for.

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22 December 2017 - 6:28am

Coolsongss is right that the HTML5 games probably make it easier for the pirates to counterfeit them. However this is definitely a step in the right direction and long overdue. Casinos and game developers should have been doing this 5 years ago but as usual they are very slow to adapt to technological changes.

Flash is a security risk and a battery drainer, and it isn't supported on most mobile phones and tablets. Browsers on the desktop are also phasing it out. So really they are doing this because they have no other choice.

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