Dutch online casinos
Gambling in the Netherlands has been popular among people for many years though the Netherlands has always been very strict towards the industry. Because of this, the market is mainly dominated by big national operators. However, there are other casino options available for Dutch players as many casinos accept players from the Netherlands.
Legislation in the Netherlands
Currently the Netherlands are in progress of building the new legislation for gaming and the market will most likely be regulated in 2018. Operators targeting Dutch players that are operating without a valid licence will be fined. Luckily the players are still safe even if they would play on an illegal online casino as there are no plans to attack against the player and there aren’t any cases in the near history either where a players would have been prosecuted for playing unlicensed online casino. However, Casino Professor still recommends to not play on any online casino that is operating without a valid licence.
Because of the ongoing changes in the Dutch market the operators aren’t directly marketing themselves to the players from the Netherlands. Because of this many operators don’t support Dutch language. Some that may have had it before, may have taken it off. However most of the casinos, if not all, still welcome the players from the Netherlands.
In the Netherlands the games / gambling is currently governed by the Games of Chance Act (Wet op de Kansspelen), which provides a regulatory framework for the industry.