What once began in Delmenhorst has developed into a market leader
Under the logo of the laughing MERKUR sun, the Gauselmann Group operates over 800 arcades in Germany and other European countries. Paul Gauselmann paved the way for this development with the opening of his first proprietary arcade in Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony, in 1974. In the same year, he founded what is today MERKUR Casino GmbH, the operating company of the German MERKUR arcades. Today the company is market leader and operates some 400 arcades throughout Germany.