1974: Foundation of CASINO MERKUR-SPIELOTHEK GmbH
2018: Company name is changed to MERKUR Casino GmbH
MERKUR Casino, with its approximately 400 ultramodern entertainment centres, is the market leader in Germany. The concept, which is based on the standards of a four-star hotel, is pioneering – and that is why Paul Gauselmann is considered to be the “inventor” of the modern arcade. The success factors are: first-class atmosphere, innovative products and games, best service and highly-trained personnel. These have made MERKUR casinos Germany’s favourite arcades.
The company currently operates around 400 branches throughout Germany where approximately 12,000 gaming machines provide guests with ultramodern entertainment. Besides innovative products, the arcades with the laughing MERKUR sun have another important success factor: their approximately 3,500 employees.
The great importance of its employees is expressed in numerous awards: The company was selected as “Top National Employer” for the fifth time in a row by FOCUS Business magazine and is thus among the 1,000 favourite employers in Germany. In addition, MERKUR Casino won the selection in the “Most popular gaming arcade” category (FOCUS Money).