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Dutch Gambling Law and Policy: an Untenable Parochial Approach

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This chapter evaluates the attempts of the Dutch government to maintain strict boundaries around the Dutch gambling market. It first outlines the legal background to the regulation of gambling in the Netherlands, including the basis of current policy. This is followed by a description of the key players in this field the various levels of government which are involved. Then, the chapter considers the political climate prevailing in the Netherlands at the time of writing before attempting to make a rational analysis of the existing state of affairs. After a brief overview of recent case law, the chapter offers a few critical concluding remarks.

Keywords: Dutch gambling law; Dutch gambling regulation; European Court of Justice (ECJ); national gambling policy; Netherlands



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