Where everyone has been waiting for finally happened: after another year of big losses, the Dutch government decided to sell the 14 state casinos.
Since 1976, the Dutch government has a monopoly on the Dutch casino market.
After many successfull years, declining attendance and the rise of online gambling has pushed the casino into the red.
The government has decided to sell 10 of it's establishments as a group, under the name Holland Casino. The other 4 casino's will be sold separately. Besides that, the casinos will also get a license to offer online gaming.
All in all very good news for the casinos personnel and of course for the Dutch casino visitors as privatization might lead to new opportunities and innovations.
To be continued!