With legalized online gambling in the Netherlands expected to become a reality in 2014, Dutch gambling monopoly Holland Casino announced that it has selected online gaming giant Playtech as its service provider.
The agreement will see Playtech develop an online gaming platform for the Holland Casino, supplying software for poker, roulette, blackjack, slots, and bingo. Playtech was selected by Holland Casino following a competitive tender process.
"We will soon offer our players a unique gaming environment and experience," said Holland Casino’s interim CEO Willem-Jan van den Dijssel. "Coupled with the expertise of Playtech, we look forward with confidence to the forthcoming regulation of the market."
The Netherlands is preparing to launch a regulated online gambling market by 2015. According to intersog.com, the country is the 17th largest gambling market in the European Union with more than 700,000 online players generating gross gambling revenue between €130 million and €250 million annually.