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Free Play: Towards a New Market Order for the Land-Based Gambling Market


Publication Number: 2012-55
Authors: B. Tieben, B. Baarsma, J. Poort, M. de Goeij, T. Smits, N. Rosenboom & B. Hof
Commissioned by: Ministry of Security and Justice and Ministry of Finance
Published by: SEO Economic Research
ISBN: 978-90-6733-766-3

This study focuses on the land-based gambling market (casinos and slot machines). Policy on the gambling market is based on public-interest aims such as preventing gambling addiction and protecting consumers. The study examines various market and regulatory models for the gambling market, the key question being whether suitable and attractive gambling facilities can be provided while safeguarding the public interest. It also looks at how to design the transition to a particular market order, which will have consequences for Holland Casino.


Category: 2012, Bert Tieben, Tom Smits, Nicole Rosenboom, Bert Hof