State run monopoly now fully protected. No issues in relation to innovation, no issues in relation to freedom of information or censorship. No online protests announced as of yet
Supreme Court argues that the most important ground for blocking is the prevention of gambling addiction (Dutch whistleblower: State-owned Holland Casino causes massive gambling addiction: http://vrritti.com/2012/01/26/dutch-whistleblower-state-owned-holland-casino-causes-massive-gambling-addiction/ )
The Supreme Court also argues that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has previously determined that States are allowed to implement such a ban which, according to the ECJ, is not necessarily in conflict with the right to free movement of goods within the EU.
This court case, which dealt with a conflict between Dutch State run monopoly Lotto and the British Ladbrokes, started 10 years ago.
Dutch language article and verdict: