Will the Netherlands be an attractive market for online operators? Restrictive regulations and a high tax rate will be offset by a tech-savvy population with a high discretionary spend, says Alun Bowden in EGR Intel:
So what would operators get for their money here? The Netherlands could reasonably be a very large market. Current estimates of the grey market place it at around €400m, but given the right conditions and a per-capita spend closer to the Nordics, this easily becomes a €1bn+ market. […]
Could the Netherlands end up like France or Portugal with a paucity of big players and nobody really making much money? It’s certainly a possibility, but regulated market growth opportunities are going to be harder to come by in the years ahead and it may be tough for anyone to not try and stake their claim.
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