Holland is known as one of the most liberal European countries, with Dutch being the 5th happiest people in the world for 2019. However, when it comes to online gambling, the liberal attitudes suddenly disappear. Dutch operators have to comply with stern rules to be able to provide their services on the territory of the country.
Oddly, only casinos, hosted in the Netherlands are considered legal. And guess what? These casinos can be counted on the fingers of one hand. As for the brick and mortar casinos, the Holland Casinos brand holds the monopoly of the land-based industry segment.
Luckily, the Netherlands government has recently opened the local market and enabled international operators, serving the Dutch players anyway, to apply for a license. The market liberalisation, however, came with harsh conditions attached.