Simon’s Netherlands Online Gambling Guide

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Guide to Online Gambling in the Netherlands

 

The Netherlands, or officially, the Kingdom of Netherlands is a sovereign state and constitutional monarchy with territories in Western Europe and the Caribbean. The 4 parts of the Kingdom – Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, and the Netherlands – participate on a basis of equality as partners in the Kingdom. However, most of the affairs of the Kingdom are administered by the Netherlands which comprises roughly 98% of the Kingdom’s land area and population.

The Kingdom of Netherlands is one of the founding members of the European Union and because of this, all citizens in the Netherlands (including the Caribbean territories as well) are also citizens of the European Union.

The Holland Casino group has state-granted monopoly on gambling in the Netherlands with 14 casinos operating throughout the country. The biggest one since 2008 is the Amsterdam branch. The profits from the state owned Holland Casino chain go directly to the Dutch Treasury. The Dutch government, in accordance with EU law has plans to sell the company in the future effectively making gambling a private sector in the country.* Privatization of gambling is not a new idea and goes back to 2011, but it is not a high priority for the state. The draft legislative proposal’s name is the Modernization Casinos Regime Act.

Online gambling is a state monopoly too, and unlicensed offshore casinos targeting Dutch citizens are fined heavily (but players are not prosecuted)However, the Modernization Casinos Regime Act includes a plan to regulate online gambling and allow offshore online casinos to obtain a license and advertise to and target Dutch citizens.**

 

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*Government of the Netherlands: Portfolio of State-owned Enterprises

**Netherlands Pushes Forward With Online Gambling Regulation

 

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Casino gambling in the Netherlands

 

Online casino gambling in  the Netherlands: legal, state monopoly

 

As of now, the Dutch government owns the only licensed gambling provider, the Holland Casino. The enterprise has 14 casinos around the country, the biggest casino is located in Amsterdam. There are plans to privatize gambling in the Netherlands, but no set date yet. Online gambling providers without a licence are illegal and are prosecuted. The state controlled Holland Casino gambling company no longer operates an online casino, it had an online casino in 2007, but it was closed down.

Dutch citizens spend around €800 million in unlicensed, foreign online casinos every year. The Modernization Casinos Regime Act of the Dutch government has plans to regulate online gambling and allow online casinos to acquire an online gambling licence. In the meantime, many offshore online casinos accept players from the country.

The following online casinos accept still players from the Netherlands:

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BGO casino – accepting players from the Netherlands

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32 Red casino – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Casino Euro – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from the Netherlands

 

Bingo in the Netherlands

 

Online bingo in the Netherlands: legal, state monopoly

 

Bingo is somewhat popular in the Netherlands. As of right now, the state owns the monopoly on gambling with the only licensed gambling provider, the Holland Casino. Holland Casino has 14 establishments around the country, some with bingo to impress the fans of the game.

Online bingo is also legal and it is also technically a monopoly of the Holland Casino group. However, the company does not operate an online bingo website. There are plans to let private online gambling companies into the Netherlands, but it has not yet materialized. In the meantime players from the Netherlands who play bingo online are not hassled by the government

The following online bingo sites still accept players from the Netherlands:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from the Netherlands

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from the Netherlands

 

Poker in the Netherlands

 

Online poker in the Netherlands: legal, state monopoly

 

Poker is the most well-known card game in the world. A casino without a poker table is unheard of in the Netherlands. Poker is a form of gambling, so the Dutch government owned Holland Casino controls this activity. Online poker is also legal, but Holland Casino does not operate an online poker website. There is a proposal on the table to legalize and regulate online gambling and let poker players from the Netherlands play online against players from other country. However, this is not a priority of the government and things are moving slowly. In the meantime Dutch players who play poker online are left alone by the government.

The following poker websites still accept players from the Netherlands:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from the Netherlands

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from the Netherlands

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from the Netherlands

 

Sports betting in the Netherlands

 

Online sports betting in the Netherlands: legal, state monopoly

 

Sports betting is one of the most common forms of gambling and the most popular one in the Netherlands (because of football betting). Sports betting is a state monopoly, De Lotto and Scientific Games Racing BV control it (both state-owned). Online bookmakers without proper licences and offshore online sportsbooks, which explicitly target Dutch citizens are heavily fined. De Lotto operates the only online bookmaker in the Netherlands. This monopoly won’t last forever, and talks about privatizing the online gambling sector are already underway. In the meantime, there are some foreign online sportsbooks, which accept players from the Netherlands. Dutch players who choose them over the state-run alternative are left undisturbed.

The following online sportsbooks still accept players from the Netherlands:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from the Netherlands

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from the Netherlands

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from the Netherlands

 

Lottery in the Netherlands

 

Online lottery in the Netherlands: legal, state monopoly

 

The first lottery ticket was printed in 1974 in the Netherlands. Today, the lottery is controlled by the state-owned company De Lotto. Lotteries on the Netherlands need to donate 50% of their revenue to charities, 40% from 2017. Selling lottery tickets online is also legal. You can purchase tickets online at the website of the Netherlands Lotto. However, there are also many foreign online lotteries and lottery agents, which let players from the Netherlands purchase lottery tickets from abroad.

The following websites let people from Netherlands purchase lottery tickets online:

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Bitcoin gambling in the Netherlands

 

Bitcoin gambling in the Netherlands: not regulated

 

The online gambling is controlled by the state in the Netherlands but the government haven’t issued any specific laws regarding Bitcoin gambling yet.

The only Dutch online casinos (closed down in 2007) existed before Bitcoin. It is not yet know, what is the stance of the Dutch government on Bitcoin gambling. However, the online gambling market is expected to be liberalized and regulated in the coming years. Perhaps Bitcoin gambling will be regulated as well.

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country.

 

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This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2016-02-16

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Simon's Guide to Gambling in the Netherlands - Lottery and more
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An overview of the legal status of gambling, online gambling, casino gambling, poker, sports betting, bingo, lottery and Bitcoin gambling in the Netherlands.
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