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Dutch Gambling Market passes €2bn in 2018

Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek reports 11% revenue growth since 2015

Dutch government institution CBS has released figures showing the Dutch gambling market generated revenue exceeding €2.05bn in 2018, marking the first time a national sector in the area of gambling has passed €2bn.

The figures reveal that the market has grown 11% since 2015, representing a €50m year on year increase and revealing a steady increase in wagers placed in the Netherlands to the tune of €2.5billion in 2018.

Earlier this year, the Dutch Senate passed the Remote Gaming Act promoting more responsible gaming practices for operators in the Dutch market and protecting players with duty of care guidelines.  The passing of the legislation has opening up the route to the regulated gambling market in the Netherlands, with 183 companies already expressing an interest in applying for a license.

The job market has also benefited from the upturn in iGaming opportunities in the Netherlands, with more than 8,300 people employed in the sector at the end of 2017.


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