The Netherlands: Holland Casino says further four month extension to shutdown is ‘irresponsible’ Phil, G3 Newswire · May 13, 2020 at 7:20 am Holland Casino has slammed new new measures introduced by the Dutch government as ‘irresponsible’ having been told it won’t be able to reopen its casinos until September 1 at the earliest. The gambling sector is one of the few in the Netherlands that has been instructed to keep its doors closed until that date, meaning a six-month closure in total, keeping more than 8,000 employees at home for months. Suppliers of this sector are also extremely affected by this long closure. In addition, such a long closure now entails great risks, because players now have to seek refuge from illegal activities both on location and online. In recent weeks, the police have had to intervene hard at various locations in the country.