Microgaming embraces the Netherlands’ ‘wealth of opportunity’


Microgaming has praised a “significant step” in its ongoing regulated market expansion strategy, as the online gaming supplier details its entry into the Netherlands.

An initial group of Microgaming customers, including state owned gaming operator Nederlandse Loterij and its casino brand Toto, were among the first group to receive Dutch remote gambling licences ahead of the opening last week, and are now live with the provider’s content.

This sees more than 200 exclusive Microgaming titles become available in the market via the company’s aggregation platform, including both new and legacy online slots, as well as a range of progressive jackpot titles.

Furthermore, the supplier’s range of content is joined by a selection of more than 60 partner games from Inspired, Spearhead Studios, Oryx Gaming, and Stakelogic, with a range of titles from Spinstars set to join them in the not too distant future.

Julie Allison, director of markets at Microgaming, explained: “The move represents another significant step in Microgaming’s ongoing expansion into key regulated markets. 

“The Netherlands offers a wealth of opportunity for Microgaming and our customers, and we look forward to supporting their growth in the country for years to come. 

“With responsible gambling at the heart of all we do, we welcome the new legislation’s comprehensive and forward-thinking approach to player protection.”

Last week, Dutch regulator, Ksa, confirmed the first ten entrants that were permitted to operate upon the long awaited opening of the country’s legalised online gambling market, which took place at midnight on Friday 1 October.

This saw the Toto Online brand of Nederlandse Loterij joined by Dutch arcade group FPO Netherlands; Holland Casino; and NSUS Malta, which counts GGPoker as part of its stable; in gaining approvals.

Further entrants included Estonia’s Play North, operator of the Rocket Casino and Pikakasino brands, bingo operator Tombola, bet365; Belgian brand Bingoal, Italy’s Betent; and LiveScore Malta.