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the Netherlands opens up to online gambling

The most ardent opponent to online betting in recent years, the Netherlands, looks like finally dropping its resistance to the industry and introducing legislation to regulate it. In recent years Ladbrokes and Betfair have spent a lot of time pursuing court cases in the Netherlands and at the EU to force the Dutch to drop their hypocritical stance, banning foreign operators but allowing a state monopoly to extort criminal margins from local residents.

A new government has just been elected and with it comes sweeping changes.

Internet gambling released

THE HAGUE - Gambling on the Internet is released. The government thinks so, Rutte eventually hundreds of millions of dollars per year to get.

Reported that sources in The Hague. The right-wing government wants licenses to sell or auction among interested companies. The revenues of 100 million euros on per year, but were up to 270 million euros per year increase.


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This will be a welcome change for Dutch citizens. I know of at least one professional gambler from the Netherlands who moved to another country simply to continue playing with some of his preferred bookmakers.

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