Dutch Illegal Online Gambling Up 20 Percent

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Feb 1, 2019

As online gambling law has languished in Senate for the past two years

Market research firm, Motivaction, has released results from a survey on illegal gambling commissioned by Holland Casino.

According to the responses of 15,000 adults, illegal gambling has increased 20 percent in the past two years equating to 1.8 million online gamblers creating turnover of an estimated Euro 600 million which would have generated upwards of Euro 175 million in tax revenue.

The Dutch Senate will discuss draft legislation, which has been left languishing for two years, on February 5, 2019, however, any progress on the Act, still means that the first licenses would optimistically only be issues during 2020.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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