2013: Establishment of MERKUR Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & Co. KG
2014: The company receives a permit to operate casinos in the state of Saxony-Anhalt
The Gauselmann Group has also been active in the area of casinos since 2013. The starting shot to this was the establishment of MERKUR Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & Co. KG, a joint venture with Stadtcasino Baden AG. Just one year later, the company came out on top in a selection process and received the corresponding permit. This comprises the operation of a maximum of two casinos and four coin-op machine arcades.
The first MERKUR casino was already opened at the end of 2014 as Germany's most modern casino. Two other venues followed – in Magdeburg in 2016 and in Halle (Saale) in 2018. What unites the three casinos is the idea of not just focusing on first-class standards in all areas, but also on innovations. The comprehensive gaming offering comprises not only the latest gaming machines from Gauselmann but also an extensive games mix including classics such as roulette, blackjack and poker. As well as gaming fun, the guests also appreciate the stylish atmosphere, the first-class customer service and the entertaining programme.