he 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.
"At CryptoLogic, we're focused on strengthening our competitive advantage in Europe, and our new relationship with Holland Casino achieves this - in spades," said Lewis Rose, CryptoLogic's President and CEO, who was in Amsterdam for the signing. "By adding a government controlled casino operator to our blue-chip roster of customers, we have an excellent template for other governments interested in realizing the benefits of safe, secure and regulated Internet gaming."
The agreement, made through CryptoLogic's wholly-owned subsidiary, WagerLogic Limited, reflects CryptoLogic's commitment to working with large, trusted, blue-chip casino operators. It is subject to certain ratification, including by the Dutch government authorities and the Supervisory Board.
Holland Casino 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, it 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."
Holland Casino will join other top gaming sites using CryptoLogic-developed software. These include William Hill, InterCasino, Interpoker, Playboy Gaming, ukbetting, Littlewoods Gaming, DTD Poker, Betsafe, Parbet Poker and Extreme Poker.