Holland Casino (officially: National Foundation for the Exploitation of Casino Games in the Netherlands) has the legal monopoly on gambling in the Netherlands, and has fourteen casinos located throughout the country. Profits from Holland Casino go directly to the Dutch treasury. In 2007, profit was around 267 million euros and in 2006 some 263 million euros.
The headquarters of Holland Casino is located in Hoofddorp, but in the future will move to a separate tower building of the new Holland Casino Utrecht. The first casino opened in Zandvoort on October 1, 1976. Since 2008, the Amsterdam casino is the largest branch. Other branches can be found at:
- Schiphol (Amsterdam Airport)
In the branches of Holland Casino the following games can be played (not all branches offer all of these games):
- French roulette
- American roulette
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Sic Bo
- Punto Banco
- Money Wheel
Average payment rate was 93% at slot machines, while the legal minimum is 80%. The tables is the average payout ratio 97.7%. All gambling machines are supervised by Dutch Measurement Institute and they are also inspected by the independent inspection company Verispect.
The company has policies in place to prevent compulsive gambling as much as possible. Holland Casino was presented the Gaming Award for the most socially responsible business in the international casino industry, on January 21, 2008, in London.
Reforms of 2011
In March 2011, the Dutch coalition government announced a new gambling framework which in 2015 will open the country's online gambling market (including casinos, lotteries, poker, sportsbooks and bingo) to licensed domestic and foreign gaming establishments.
- Dutch News - Gambling market to be opened up Retrieved on: April 9, 2011
- GamingZion - Dutch Online Gambling Reform Enrages Holland Casino Bureaucracy Retrieved on: April 9, 2011