Casino News: #Holland Casino

Privatization of Holland Casino

Where everyone has been waiting for finally happened: after another year of big losses, the Dutch government decided to sell the 14 state casinos. 
Since 1976, the Dutch government has a monopoly on the Dutch casino market.
After many successfull years, declining attendance and the rise of online gambling has pushed the casino into the red.

The government has decided to sell 10 of it's establishments as a group, under the name Holland Casino. The other 4 casino's will be sold separately. Besides that, the casinos will also get a license to offer online gaming.

All in all very good news for the casinos personnel and of course for the Dutch casino visitors as privatization might lead to new opportunities and innovations.

To be continued! 


JACKPOT!!!

Yesterday, the 22nd of March, an anonymous guest of Holland Casino Enschede won the biggest slot jackpot in Dutch history: €2.960.222!

With a spin of €7,50 on one of the Mega Milions Jackpot machines, a connected group of machines which can be played in every establishment of Holland Casino (except for Holland Casino Schiphol Airport) the life of the young player who visited the casino with some friends, has been changed forever. 
 
And if things are not yet good enough: the Jackpot is tax free!! Holland Casino is taking care of the 29% gambling tax.

It was almost a year since the last big payout on the Mega Millions Jackpot (1.8 million on the 1st of April 2013 in Holland Casino Leeuwarden). After yesterdays big win, the Jackpot has been reset to €1.000.000. Of course still an amazing amount to win at a slot machine.



Jackpot fever in Holland Casino

Since many years, Holland Casino offers the Mega Million Jackpot slot machines. It’s the ultimate opportunity to become a millionaire in one single spin.
Right now, The Mega Millions Jackpot has reached its highest point ever: 2.7 million Euro’s!

The Mega Millions Jackpot slot machines are all connected and can be played in every establishment of Holland Casino (except Holland Casino Schiphol Airport). The minimum bet of the machines is €0,10, but to make a chance of winning the Jackpot you’ll pay €7,50 per spin. Not cheap, but the reward can be life changing!

Over the last years, the Jackpot has hit several times. The biggest payout so far: €2.699.769. Once a player wins the Jackpot, the casinos resets it again to €1.000.000.



An overview of the last five jackpot payouts:

  • 1 April 2013, Holland Casino Leeuwarden: €1.886.591
  • 12 October 2012, Holland Casino Enschede: €1.604.629
  • 9 June 2012, Holland Casino Eindhoven: €2.699.770
  • 7 November 2011, Holland Casino Rotterdam: €1.066.148
  • 25 October 2011, Holland Casino Eindhoven: €2.091.503


Remarkable detail: 
The Mega Millions Jackpot (or a payout of at least €100.000) hits 10 times in 2007, 19 times in 2008, 13 times in 2009, 17 times in 2010, 11 times in 2012 and only 2 (!) times in 2013……


Let’s see what 2014 will bring. We’ll keep you posted!