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Holland America Extends Casino Areas Cruise Ships

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Jan 14, 2008
Increased offer of games:

The expansion of the casino areas will be on five of the cruise line’s ships including its newest, Rotterdam, as well as Nieuw Statendam, Koningsdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam.

In a press release, officials from Holland America said: “The increased casino space on Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Koningsdam, Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam adds more traditional slots, progressive jackpots and video poker.”

In this regard, Daniel Materassi, senior vice president, guest commerce and performance analytics for Holland America Line said: “Casino play is a key part of their Holland America Line cruise vacation for many of our guests, and we were able to take advantage of some extra space on our Pinnacle Class ships to add more gaming machines.”

Newest Slot Tournaments:

Along with the addition of more traditional slots, video poker and progressive jackpots, the cruise line’s casinos also plan to feature new “on-demand Slot Tournaments,” which, according to the operator, will increase gameplay “for guests who love to gamble.”

Commenting on the new slots, Mr. Materassi said: “The slots we’ve added are some of the newest in the industry, bringing exciting gameplay to our guests alongside the popular classic machines.”

Additional non-smoking space:

In addition to the general expansion of the casino areas mentioned above, a special non-smoking area has been created in the Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam and Koningsdam casinos.

Constant changes:

This new change in the form of expanded casino areas follows the recent change to the popular “Music Walk” events on each ship.


Holland America Line is an American-owned cruise line that was founded on April 18, 1873 and commemorated its 147th anniversary in 2020. The pioneering brand has welcomed 150-plus ships over the years and has traveled to all seven continents.

The line currently includes 11 ships, all with an on-board casino. One of the company’s greatest legacies is its part in helping to settle America by transporting hundreds of thousands of Dutch immigrants to the New World.

The fleet consists of mid-sized ships including Pinnacle class ships such as MS Koningsdam, Nieuw Statendam, and Eurodam, Holland America Line’s first Signature-class ship