Privatisation Holland Casino
Minister Dekker for Legal Protection (responsible for the gambling policy) told the Upper House on 12 February 2019 that the Bill for Modernizing the Play Casino regime would in any case not be put to the vote for the time being. The Minister promised to do his best to send a letter to the Senate on this subject by the end of May 2019. It is the intention that this bill will be dealt with by this Chamber - which will be exchanged in June. The House of Representatives agreed with this proposal on 31 January 2017. The bill regulates the privatization of Holland Casino and partially opens up the casino market.
- The bill for the privatization of the Dutch casino monopoly (operated by Holland Casino), was adopted in Parliament.
- The privatization will be accompanied by the admission of new casino operators to the Dutch market.
- In addition, Holland Casino will be sold.
- The intention is that Holland Casino, as it currently stands (consisting of fourteen branches), should be split up and sold by the State.
- Ten branches will be sold under the brand name Holland Casino. Four branches will be sold separately. In addition, two licenses are being granted for new branches.
- The Netherlands Gambling Authority will retain its license-granting and supervisory role under the new casino regime.