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Marloes Dankert

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Name: Marloes Dankert
Date registered: July 29, 2013

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  1. Netherlands: State gambling monopolist Holland Casino in dire straits — October 4, 2013
  2. Netherlands: First fine for online gambling company — September 17, 2013

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Netherlands: State gambling monopolist Holland Casino in dire straits

The state owned Holland Casino is under heavy financial fire. Recently it has been put under special supervision, due to a rising debt burden of € 60 million, rapidly going on €100 million. The past couple of years the casino encountered financial difficulties, as a result of the rising competition of online gambling companies, high staff expenses for table games such as roulette or blackjack and a loss-making hospitality branch. Holland Casino now attempts to save on costs up to €36 million by making drastic cuts on employee expenses, thus saddling itself up with furious trade unions. Interestingly enough, the state announced that Holland Casino will not receive any financial aid.

Netherlands: First fine for online gambling company

For the first time ever the Dutch Gambling Authority has sanctioned an online gaming company. Globalstars, a gambling company based on Curacao (The Netherlands Antilles), was fined for 100.000 euros for offering online games of chance to the Dutch public. Read the rest of this entry »