888 Holdings is "compliant with the letter of the law" in the Netherlands and has had no approaches from Dutch regulators, executives said, whereas most of its rivals have incurred penalties that could handicap their market entry.
Major brands such as GVC Holdings, William Hill, Casumo, 1xBet, Mr Green, Betsson, Bet-at-Home and even market leader Kindred Group have all been fined in the Netherlands for offering online gambling to Dutch customers without a licence, endangering their chances of opening at launch in the potentially lucrative market.
888 officials, however, said they are not currently under scrutiny.
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