Dutch casinos have a relatively short history, but certainly a no less interesting one. As far as gambling is concerned, the Netherlands has always been very conservative and so the history of Dutch land based casinos. The first complete Dutch online casinos appeared on the market some 10 years ago. Although the government indicated that these were illegal providers who did not have a license to offer gambling services, many thousands of Dutch people took a chance on these providers. Because these casinos were located far outside the Netherlands and the online gambling world was a kind of Wild West, the government was virtually powerless. Until about 2012/2013. Then the Dutch Gaming Authority was with the aim to set up a regulated Dutch online gaming market. Because of the Gaming Authority the illegal Dutch online casinos quickly disappeared. The result was that Dutch people could only (illegally) gamble in English-speaking casinos on the internet. Until the first legal Dutch online casinos appeared on the market.