Sports Betting in Netherlands
Sports betting comes under a different banner to casino gambling in the Netherlands, and is split into two sections: sports and horse racing. Much like the situation with Holland Casino, there are two state licensed monopolies: De Lotto run all the sportsbooks, while Scientific Games Racing B.V. run the horseracing.
The Dutch government have come under pressure to break up this monopoly, but as yet they have held firm.
Online Sports Betting in Netherlands
Unlike online casinos, the Netherlands has its own online sportsbook: toto. The site is run by monopoly operator De Lotto, and is the only legal betting site in the Netherlands as of 2013, with a blanket ban on foreign based websites.
This is due to change, however, when new laws come into affect on 1st January 2015, licensing all forms of online gambling for the first time. As such, Dutch bettors will have a choice for the first time ever, increasing competition in a market that was stagnating.