History


On 17 December 1975, the Dutch government officially issued the only casino licence in the country to De Nationale Stichting tot Exploitatie van Casinospelen (the national foundation for exploitation of casino games), or Holland Casino. To this day, Holland Casino is the only gaming provider with a casino licence in the Netherlands.

The government deliberately issued only a single casino licence at the time, as it wanted to guarantee that gaming was legal, reliable and verifiable. The objectives of the Dutch government’s gaming policy play a significant role in the granting of this licence. The objectives of the Dutch gaming policy are:
 

• Protection of the consumer
• Prevention of gambling addiction
• Combatting illegality and crime

 

Our first casino opened its doors on 1 October 1976 in Zandvoort. We now have 14 casinos.


Chronology

• 22 January 1974: Foundation Nationale Stichting Casinospelen

• 17 December 1975: Licence to operate casino games issued

• 1 October 1976: Opening Holland Casino Zandvoort

• 6 May 1977: Opening Holland Casino Valkenburg


• 4 October 1979: Opening Holland Casino Scheveningen


• 29 November 1985: Opening Holland Casino Rotterdam


• 1 December 1986: Opening Holland Casino Amsterdam


• 1 October 1987: Opening Holland Casino Breda


• 4 November 1988: Opening Holland Casino Groningen


• 10 August 1989: Opening Holland Casino Nijmegen


• 13 June 1993: Opening Holland Casino Eindhoven


• 1 April 1995: Opening Holland Casino Schiphol Airport


• 30 September 2000: Opening Holland Casino Utrecht


• 28 June 2002: Opening Holland Casino Enschede


• 8 March 2006: Opening Holland Casino Venlo


• 1 December 2006: Opening Holland Casino Leeuwarden


• 13 March 2017: Closure of Holland Casino Schiphol Airport


• May 2018: Opening Holland Casino Amsterdam-West