Gebrüder Gauselmann GmbH

1957: Founded as a sole proprietorship by Paul Gauselmann in the name of Elisabeth Gauselmann
1958: Gebrüder Gauselmann GbR with brother Willi Gauselmann
1962: Gebrüder Gauselmann GmbH with the brothers Paul, Willi and Eugen Gauselmann

The corporate beginnings of Gebrüder Gauselmann GmbH go back to the sole proprietorship founded by Paul Gauselmann in 1957 in the name of his wife, Elisabeth Gauselmann. The company was seen right from the beginning as a competent partner for the professional operation of amusement machines with and without stakes and prizes in the food and drinks segment. A second company set up in Oelde in 1967 specialised in operations in the food and drinks segment under the management of Eugen Gauselmann. Whilst brother Willi was in charge in Espelkamp, Paul Gauselmann was responsible as sole owner for all other activities in the group.



Gauselmann Großhandel

1970: Foundation

Gauselmann Großhandel as the sales organisation within adp Gauselmann GmbH is the partner of choice in the field of electronic entertainment. Sales are generated throughout Germany via a nationwide network of currently eleven subsidiaries as well as online shops that are accessible via the adp Internet portal.



adp Gauselmann GmbH

1972: Foundation

Research, development, production and sales of games with and for small amounts of money, as well as amusement and gaming machines with or without cash prize opportunities, are all united at adp Gauselmann GmbH. adp Gauselmann GmbH was the first company in the German coin-op machine industry to receive the ISO 9001 certification by TÜV Rheinland in 2002. Thus, the company has been developing and manufacturing in compliance with internationally recognised quality standards for more than 10 years. The company was also certified in accordance with the DIN EN ISO 14001:2004 standard in 2013 and with the BS OHSAS 18001 standard in 2014, which attest to optimum occupational health and safety management.




1974: Foundation

CASINO MERKUR-SPIELOTHEK GmbH is responsible for the arcade segment in Germany with far in excess of more than 250 entertainment centres. A stylish atmosphere, innovative products, optimal service alongside optimally trained staff make CASINO MERKUR-SPIELOTHEK stand out clearly from the competition and combine to deliver a first-rate and modern leisure time activity.



Gauselmann AG

1980: Founded as Zentralverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
1990: Company name changed to Gauselmann AG

Gauselmann AG came into being in 1990 following the change of the company name from Zentralverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH that was founded in 1980. As the holding company, it unites all the companies within the Gauselmann Group.



Schneider Automaten GmbH

1984: Acquisition

Schneider Automaten GmbH, based in Cologne, predominantly sells products manufactured by the Gauselmann Group. However, the distributor’s portfolio also includes products of other well-known manufacturers. The company Walberer Automaten founded in1987 merged with Schneider Automaten in 2010.



Merkur Gaming (adp Gauselmann GmbH)

1985: Foundation of Stella International Spielgeräte GmbH
2003: Foundation of MEXIM GmbH & Co. KG
2005: Merger to form Merkur Gaming GmbH
2015: Integration into adp Gauselmann GmbH

The Gauselmann Group has been active in international markets since as far back as 1985, firstly as Stella International Spielgeräte GmbH and, from 2003 onwards, through MEXIM GmbH & Co. KG. The companies were merged in 2005 as part of the realignment of the international business activities to form Merkur Gaming GmbH, which since then has been responsible for the development and sales of gaming machines and casino slot machines, as well as video lottery terminals (VLT) and server-based gaming (SBG) systems for the international markets. The company was integrated into adp Gauselmann GmbH in 2015. The Merkur Gaming brand name will remain.



Merkur Freizeit Leasing GmbH (MFL)

1986: Foundation

Merkur Freizeit Leasing GmbH, as the financial services provider of the Gauselmann Group, offers its customers rent, lease and licence models that are optimally adapted to the changing market conditions and thus represent a fair alternative to conventional investment loans. In addition to this, Merkur Freizeit Leasing GmbH also has insurances for machines in its product portfolio.



CASINO MERKUR International GmbH

1986: First international arcade location is opened
2006: Foundation of Merkur Casino GmbH
2011: Company name changed to Merkur International GmbH
2014: Company name changed to CASINO MERKUR International GmbH

The Gauselmann Group opened its first international entertainment centre in 1986. Merkur Casino GmbH was founded in 2006 in order to further promote arcade expansion outside of Germany. The company name was changed to Merkur International GmbH in 2011, then to CASINO MERKUR International GmbH in 2014, which in the meantime operates far in excess of 200 modern entertainment centres in ten European countries.



BEIT Systemhaus GmbH

1987: Foundation

As an IT service provider, BEIT Systemhaus GmbH supports and implements all IT systems within the Gauselmann Group. Both national and international non-Group companies can avail themselves of the capabilities of the full-service provider and benefit from the diversified portfolio of wide-ranging IT services.



MEGA Spielgeräte GmbH

Since 1988: Cooperation

MEGA Spielgeräte GmbH is a recognised specialist in developing jackpot systems. Manufacturing of the products developed in Limburg is carried out exclusively and in accordance with ISO 9001 standards at the adp Gauselmann GmbH plant in Lübbecke. Under the brand name MEGA Web, the company also offers coin-operated Internet terminals.



Merkur Immobilien- und Beteiligungs GmbH

1991: Foundation

Merkur Immobilien- und Beteiligungs GmbH plans, builds and administers real estate throughout Germany and internationally for the entire Gauselmann Group. This includes business premises with flats and also shops as well as service, production and logistics areas. The subsidiary company was responsible for a total of 127 real estate projects with an acquisition value of 250 million euros in the 2014 business year.



GeWeTe Geldwechsel- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH

1993: Foundation

GeWeTe Geldwechsel- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH specialises in the development and production of money changing machines and pay stations. By virtue of its innovative products the company has been a recognised market leader in the arcade segment for many years. The product portfolio also includes kiddie rides.



adp merkur service

2000: Foundation

adp merkur service, as the service provider of the Gauselmann Group, offers its customers a diverse choice of services. Alongside maintenance and support of coin-op AWPs, an extensive range of accessories as well as numerous workshops and seminars are offered.



HESS Cash Systems GmbH & Co. KG

1885: Foundation
2001: Acquisition

HESS Cash Systems GmbH & Co. KG from Magstadt is a leading specialist for money-processing system solutions with a wealth of experience gathered from entrepreneurial activities spanning 130 years. The traditional company develops, produces and sells hardware and software solutions for cash-handling and payment systems for banks, local authorities, public amenities, retail companies and casinos.



Kaiser Spiele GmbH

Since 2002: Cooperation

Kaiser Spiele GmbH, based in Euskirchen, develops amusement with prizes (AWP) machines for the German market and concentrates mainly on hybrid machines that combine mechanical reels with a digital display. Machine manufacturing is carried out exclusively and in accordance with ISO9001 standards at the adp Gauselmann GmbH factory in Lübbecke.



Cashpoint Agentur & IT-Service GmbH

1996: Foundation
2005: Shareholding
2014: Full acquisition

Cashpoint Agentur & IT-Service GmbH has been active in the sports betting market since 1996. The Gauselmann Group purchased a controlling share of the Austrian company in 2005 and completely integrated it into the corporate group in 2014. Cashpoint operates more than 5,000 point-of-sale positions in the form of betting shops, kiosk systems and self-service terminals alongside licensed Internet platforms.


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Merkur Interactive GmbH

2006: Foundation

Merkur Interactive GmbH, founded in 2006, is responsible within the Gauselmann Group for developing new business segments. This currently encompasses three segments – Internet-based gaming, prize games and financial services.



edict eGaming GmbH

1998: Foundation
2008: Acquisition

edict eGaming GmbH is the specialist for online gaming platforms within the Gauselmann Group and focuses on the development and technical operation of online casino solutions and system platforms for the gaming sector as well as marketing games on a global basis. The Hamburg-based company is a subsidiary of Merkur Interactive GmbH and has been a part of the Gauselmann group of companies since 2008.



Blueprint Gaming

2001: Foundation
2008: Shareholding
2012: Full acquisition

In 2008, the Gauselmann Group purchased a 50 percent controlling share in Blueprint Gaming, an upcoming multi-platform developer for digital games. Since 2012, the group of companies has been the sole shareholder of Blueprint Gaming with locations in the UK, USA and the Philippines.



Merkur Dosniha

2010: Foundation of Merkur Gaming Espania S. L.
2012: Expansion of business operations with the acquisition of Dosniha Gaming S. L.
2015: Company name changed to Merkur Dosniha

The Spanish Merkur Dosniha is responsible for the sale of multigamers in Spain for the Gauselmann Group. The company also has its own development capacities: Merkur Dosniha adapts the Merkur games to the Spanish market and the preferences of players there.



Praesepe Group

2007: Foundation
2012: Acquisition

The British arcade chain Praesepe has been part of the Gauselmann Group since 2012. This was the largest acquisition in the history of the corporate group, with a transaction volume of approximately 100 million euros. More than 170 entertainment centres and bingo clubs belong to Praesepe, which now also offers gaming machines featuring the games from the Gauselmann think tank.



Merkur Gaming India Private Limited

2012: Foundation

Merkur Gaming India PVT Ltd. was founded in 2012 as a subsidiary of adp Gauselmann GmbH and has since been responsible for programming and mathematics of various games for gaming (AWP) machines. In addition to traditional slot machine games, Merkur Gaming India also develops mobile applications such as apps, and ports slots to online platforms. The research and development centre focuses on games-related IT and software development. Merkur Gaming India collaborates closely with the Indian subsidiary, Lucky Nugget Gaming Pvt. Ltd.



Lucky Nugget Gaming Private Limited

2013: Acquisition

The Indian game design studio Lucky Nugget Gaming has been part of the Gauselmann Group since 2013. The research and development centre is principally responsible for game design – from developing new ideas, via audiovisual implementation, to the finished game. Lucky Nugget Gaming works hand in hand with the parent, Merkur Gaming India.



Regal Gaming and Leisure

1998: Foundation of Sceptre Leisure PLC
2013: Shareholding
2015: Acquisition
2015: Company name changed to Regal Gaming and Leisure

Regal Gaming and Leisure is an operator of amusement with prizes (AWP) machines from the UK. The company plays a predominant role particularly in the UK food and drinks sector. The Gauselmann Group invested in a shareholding in former Sceptre Leisure PLC in 2013 and then acquired the entire business in 2015 to increase its market presence yet further in the UK market and successfully place its own products in the much sought-after pub segment.



Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & Co. KG

2013: Foundation

Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & Co. KG and its partner Stadtcasino Baden AG from Switzerland received the licensing assurance to operate public casinos in Saxony-Anhalt in summer 2013. Following granting of the licence, the opening of the first casino in Leuna-Günthersdorf followed in December 2014. The opening of a second Merkur casino in Magdeburg took place in April 2016. The licence permits four further locations in Saxony-Anhalt.


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XTiP Sportwetten Vertrieb GmbH

2013: Foundation as MAXCAT Vertrieb GmbH
2013: Shareholding
2016: Full acquisition and company name changed to XTiP Sportwetten Vertrieb GmbH

XTiP Sportwetten GmbH is responsible for the German sports bettingbusiness at Gauselmann. In the German market, Gauselmann is representedunder the XTiP brand with its own betting shops, numerousfranchise partners and an online offering ( and as app).The Frankfurt-based company is the subsidiary of Merkur SportwettenGmbH.



Betcom Limited

2008: Foundation
2014: Acquisition

The Gauselmann Group acquired one of the most creative British gaming software companies through the acquisition of Betcom Limited in 2014. Betcom Limited has made a name for itself in the fields of game development and game design and markets diverse games for reel-based machines and multigamers.


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Euro Payment Group GmbH

2014: Shareholding

Acquisition of a majority shareholding in the payment services companyEuro Payment Group GmbH (EPG) in 2014 paved the way to theGauselmann Group’s entry into the financial services business segment.EPG, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, is active worldwide inthe fields of online payment, mobile payment and gateway services.


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Merkur Interactive Services GmbH

2015: Foundation

Merkur Interactive Services GmbH (MIS) consolidates online gamingbusiness for the,, Merkur-win it,Cashpoint and XTiP brands with respect to sales, marketing, mediaand customer care activities in the online segment. As well as developingits own structure and implementing uniform processes, theexisting national subsidiaries are being integrated into MIS. In orderto remain competitive moving forward, processes and offerings in thevarious countries are being consolidated, optimised and new tools andgames implemented.


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Merkur Sportwetten GmbH

2015: Foundation

Merkur Sportwetten GmbH consolidates the entire national andinternational sports betting business of the Gauselmann Group. Thisincludes the offering and brokering of sports bets (in shops, Onlineand mobile) under the brands Cashpoint (Austria and Denmark) andXTiP (Germany) as well as serving other international markets.