Problems mount for state gambling monopoly Holland Casino

State owned gambling group Holland Casino posted a loss of €652,000 last year and came under further pressure in the first three months of this year.

The organisation, which may soon be privatised, has been hit by falling visitor numbers and may be unable to meet agreements with the banks this year, news agency ANP reported.

Visitor numbers fell 2% to 5.6 million last year while average spending per client fell by €2 to €96. The company said in November it would shed 400 of some 3,000 jobs but now states additional measures will also be necessary.

‘Our focus is on further reducing costs and making the organisation more efficient and effective,’ chairman Dick Flink is quoted as saying.

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