Regulator Predicts Dutch Monopoly Collapse

  • KSA is preparing for a future without monopoly rights
  • State-owned companies also not needed, argues regulator
  • Online liberalisation to provide a test bed for land-based

The Dutch regulator has said it "goes without saying" that the country’s land-based gambling monopolies will be dismantled.

As the Dutch parliament moves forward with long-awaited plans to create an open licensing system for online gambling, most of the country’s land-based sectors remain under the control of monopoly companies.

Large lotteries, instant lotteries, sports betting and casinos are all controlled through exclusive rights.

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