Gambling Online Magazine is reporting that the Netherlands might follow the lead of France and Italy and legalize online poker in the country. The only legal online gambling offered in the country currently is an Internet lottery.
From the article:
Regulation would allow the government to make money from the selling of licenses. The Netherlands has around half a million online gamblers and the domestic market is believed to be worth between €100 million and €270 million. It has also been claimed that regulation would help protect players.
Any development will take time however as prospective new laws would have to clear both houses of the Dutch Parliament and could be delayed if there is any opposition.