|Leading software developer CryptoLogic Inc, has announced an exclusive three-year licensing contract to provide both poker and casino software for Holland Casino, the government-licensed casino operator in the Netherlands.|
The new site, run by Holland Casino on behalf of the Dutch government, is expected to launch in June 2007, and will be available to residents of the Netherlands only.
Lewis Rose, CryptoLogic’s President and CEO, who was in Amsterdam for the signing, explained, “At CryptoLogic, we’re focused on strengthening our competitive advantage in Europe, and our new relationship with Holland Casino achieves this — in spades.”
“By adding a government controlled casino operator to our blue-chip roster of customers, we have an excellent template for other governments interested in realising the benefits of safe, secure and regulated Internet gaming.”
Holland Casino currently operates 14 land-based casinos across the Netherlands, including those at the popular tourist resorts Zandvoort, Valkenburg and Scheveningen. Since its first land-based casino opened in the Netherlands in 1976, Holland Casino has experienced several large expansions, including the addition of city-centre casinos in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Breda, Nijmegen and Groningen.
“As we take Holland Casino online, we needed a quality partner who could support us with innovation and integrity — and CryptoLogic exceeded our expectations,” said Ron Goudsmit, Holland Casino’s Vice-President Business Development.”
“We’re excited to develop and launch our online gaming site, which includes a comprehensive responsible gaming program, with a respected provider who can deliver a unique experience to our customers.”