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Dutch State Lottery (SENS)
Postal address:
Paleisstraat 5 Den Haag NL-2514 JA
PO box 16625 Den Haag NL-2500 BP The Netherlands
E-mail Address:
Phone: 31 70 3021757
Fax: 31 70 3021674
Population: 15.5 million
CEO: Frans van Steenis
Year Lottery Founded: 1726 (oldest lottery in the world)
Sales FY2005:
Sales FY2006:
Sales FY2007:
672.6 EUR
737.6 EUR
772.4 EUR
Number of Employees: 110
Retail outlets: appr. 3,000
On-line Vendor: Spielo; as of Q3 2009 Intralot
Instant Ticket Vendor: N/A
Games Offered: Traditional number lottery, jackpotgame
Draws: monthly and special draws at April 30th and December 31st
Beneficiaries: Department of Finance
Jurisdiction: The Netherlands

Please see Nederlandse Loterij
Nederlandse Loterij (Dutch Lottery) was created in 2016 from the merger between the Dutch State Lottery and Lotto. It is the largest gaming organization in the Netherlands.

Background Information

The foundation exploitation Dutch state lottery (SENS) has been set up in 1992, and organises the current state lottery. Moreover SENS have been entitled other organise lotteries.
In 1726, the preamble of the state lottery became, the Generaliteitsloterij set up. Lotteries were in that time a method much by sub-national authorities used for the financial resources what on at vijzelen. In that year it was decided all these different add lotteries in a collective lottery. A question was written out for ideas for this lottery. The proposal of Adolf Huske became, has been calculated, as a winner designated. Its idea was rewarded with 500 guilders. In 1848, the name was changed of the Generaliteitsloterij in Dutch state lottery. In the Dutch information centre for Kansspelen (NIK) in The Hague much of the history of the state lottery have been documented.
The current state lottery is the largest lottery of the Netherlands, with a total turnover of 737.6 million Euro in 2006. Beside the monthly state lottery the foundation organises also a weekly lottery under the name Dayzers. Once per year SENS organise the new year's eve lottery. Finally the SENS sell access cards for football games, concerts, actions and other events by means of Ticketbox. On 24 January 2007 it has been announced that by July 1,2008 the ticketingactiviteiten are struck.
The Dutch state lottery has approximately 140 employees in service. The company turned in 2006 482.3 million Euro to price money and carried out 138.8 million Euro finished to the ministry of finances. The common profit of the state lottery , amounted to Dayzersand Ticketbox hereafter 9.0 million Euro.

News Archive fro CY2018
April 20, 2018 De Kansspelautoriteit: No Abuses in Arcades, but Modernization Regulations Are Necessary
April 20, 2018 Nederlandse loterij in Motion Award Rewards Initiatives that Contribute to a Happier and Healthier Netherlands
February 2, 2018 The Gaming Authority Clarifies Competencies with Supervisors Abroad
January 18, 2018 Dutch Gaming Authority Explains the Lotisico Lottery Situation

News Archive fro CY2017
November 30, 2017 LOT.TO to Debut at ICE London Seeking to 'shake-Up' the Sector

News Archive fro CY2016
July 7, 2016 Netherlands Passes Historic Remote Gaming Bill
July 7, 2016 The Netherlands: Important Updates Lottery Market
June 13, 2016 Gaming Authority to Commence the Authorization Procedure for Charity Lottery Operator Lottovate
June 1, 2016 Prima Networks, Powered by Microgaming, and Dutch Lottery Sign Letter of Intent
April 1, 2016 Dutch National Lottery Operators Staatsloterij and De Lotto Finalise Merger
March 24, 2016 NYX Signs Letter of Agreement in Netherlands with De Nederlandse Staatsloterij / De Lotto
February 5, 2016 Court Denies De Stichting Loterijverlies Request to Freeze Staatsloterij Funds
February 3, 2016 Stichting Loterijverlies Founder Accused of Diverting Millions of Euros to Tax Haven
January 8, 2016 Gaming Authority Sign Cooperation Agreements with Four New Research Partners
January 4, 2016 ACM Granted Clearance for Lottery Merger after Phase II Investigation

News Archive fro CY2015
December 8, 2015 ACM Approves Dutch Lottery Merger
October 10, 2015 Cabinet Approves the Plan to Merge Lottery Operators Staatsloterij and Sichting Nationale Sporttotlisator (SNS)
August 31, 2015 Foreign Gaming Companies Appeal Gaming Authority's Decision to Extend all Licenses of Existing Lotteries.
August 20, 2015 Dutch Responsible Gaming Association Express Reservations to Proposed Merger of Staatsloterij and Lotto
August 18, 2015 Dutch Regulator Says Further Research is Needed Into Proposed State Lottery and De Lotto Merger
May 1, 2015 Interview with CEO of Dutch National Lottery

News Archive fro CY2014
May 23, 2014 Dutch National Lottery Publishes 2013 Annual Report


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