Netherlands based mobile Casinos are basically non-existent. But the government has plans to start licensing online casinos come January 2020, in preparation for the full-launch scheduled for 2021. This move came several years after the first mention when the government finally realized it is leaving money on the table.
However, that does not mean people in the Netherlands do not play in mobile casinos. The truth is, there're hundreds of online casinos willing to take real money wagers from Gutchetes. But players have to hide their online gambling activities from authorities - which is pretty easy to do these days.
Surprisingly, there's only one licensed casino in the Netherlands – The Holland Casino. It's a state-owned casino with 14 locations and has been the government's cash cow for many years. Even so, there are plans to liquidate it as a section of legislators think the government should not be offering gambling services.
The other section thinks privatizing the Holland Casino is a waste of time and resources. They are even worried that finding a "reliable" buyer for the casino will be a daunting task. It seems this decision will take legislators several years to make, just like what happened with online casino legalization.
The Netherlands has its fair share of illegal gambling halls, hidden behind hotels and coffee shops. These dens welcome bettors who are not allowed into the Holland Casino because of huge debts or worse. And they end up spending way more money than they could do in a licensed casino.
Playing in illegal casinos will almost guarantee trouble in one form or another. Getting mugged after stepping out of the casino is possible, not to mention the nasty fights that happen frequently. Illegal mobile casinos, on the other hand, may decide to collect real money wagers and disappear into thin air.
The secret to successful gambling is knowing when to walk away. Or in this case, when to close that casino app. And there's no better way of doing that than having a clear-cut budget and sticking to it. The idea here is to fit gaming expenses in the overall budget.
Also, alcohol does not go well with gambling. It is the leading reason for overspending in casinos, and that explains why most high rollers are heavy smokers and light drinkers. To be on the safe side, have that gamming session first, then grab a drink later while scrolling through social media.
The Netherlands might be a small country, but it is full of history and character. It is famous for being a cycling nation with millions of bicycles on its streets. They even have guided bike tours that offer a unique experience to tourists who want to keep fit, spend less and see more.
The Netherlands also has wooden shoes (clogs) that make great souvenirs as they come in various interesting finishes. Tourist can even go directly to a clog maker and get a custom-made pair at an extra cost. Then head off to see the beautiful bulb fields that come to life in spring.