We are Gauselmann

From one-man business to a major company with a workforce of almost 15,000 employees worldwide: this is the Gauselmann Group

We are Gauselmann

From one-man business to a major company with a workforce of almost 15,000 employees worldwide: this is the Gauselmann Group

The Gauselmann Group

From one-man business to a major company

... with almost 15,000 employees worldwide and annual turnover in 2022 of over three billion euros: This is the development of the Gauselmann Group since its foundation in 1957.

At the core of this success story is the passion for innovative and high-quality games. For more than 65 years, the company has consistently stood for the joy of play. This is the DNA of the internationally active, family-run group of companies - and both the entrepreneurial actions and the aspirations of all employees are aligned with this guiding principle.

The competencies around MERKUR Enjoy the game are manifold: The company is internationally successful as a developer of gaming software, manufacturer of gaming machines, operator of casinos and gaming venues throughout Europe, and provider of sports betting. In addition, the Group is also active as an operator of casinos on cruise ships and as a provider in the online gaming sector. This makes the extensive range of games available at any time and any place.

Our Business Segments

MERKUR Business Segment

The MERKUR business segment bundles the development, production and distribution of games and gaming machines in Germany and abroad, as well as the development and marketing of online casino solutions and online games. The cash and ticketing activities of the Gauselmann Group and the range of financial services are also part of the MERKUR business segment.

Gaming Operations Business Segments

The Gaming Operations business segment combines the activities of the Gauselmann Group as an operator of arcades, casinos and casinos on cruise ships in Germany and other European countries.

Online Gambling & Sports betting business segment

Effective April 1, 2023, the Gauselmann Group has launched a new business segment: The Online Gaming and Sports Betting segment combines the complete national and international business in the sports betting and virtual slots segment.

Business figures

€ (Million) 2022 2021
Revenues of all group entities 3,630 2,566
Revenues (fully consolidated) 2,578 1,830
--- of which in Germany 1,139 783
--- of which international 1,439 1,047
Equity 1,253 1,277
Equity ratio 57,9% 61,7%
Investments 249 195
Workplaces at years end 14,905 14,492
--- of which in Germany 7,757 7,740
--- of which international 7,148 6,752
--- of which apprentices and trainees 176 191

The financial year 2021 was significantly impacted by the effects of the corona pandemic.

Status: August 2023

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Download Portrait 2023

Get to know the Gauselmann Group with its diverse business areas and its social commitment.

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Download Business Report 2021

The coronavirus pandemic continued to dominate the 2021 business year. Still, the Gauselmann Group hold it's own in the second year of the crisis. The acquisition of Westdeutsche Spielbanken was a significant milestone in the company's history.