Expansion in the sign of the Merkur sun: Inauguration of 1st MERKUR CASINO in Russia

Partnership with Villart bears fruits

ESPELKAMP/KOSTROMA. At the end of April the 1st MERKUR CASINO on Russian soil was inaugurated!

Kostroma is located some 370 kilometers northeast of Moscow, where the river with the same name flows into the Volga, and is part of the northernmost city on the tourist route ‘Golden Ring.’ Roughly 280,000 inhabitants, of whom approximately 10,000 are university students, live and work in Kostroma, Like Moscow, Kostroma was founded by the Russian prince Dolguruki, but five years later – in 1152.

The new MERKUR CASINO entertainment center offers patrons numerous in-house innovations on a surface of 200 sqm. Apart from products from the Gauselmann Group’s subsidiaries ATRONIC and MERKUR GAMING, among others Merkur Diamond, Lucky Pharao, Crazy Fruits, Mouse in the House, Dream Maker and Jumping Jackpot, the offer also includes gaming machines from the Russian partner Villart Group and other top-class gaming manufactures. 23 hours per day non-stop the players can choose from a total of 50 high-tech products for highest gaming fun. Professionally trained service personnel complete the perfect concept of the first MERKUR CASINO in Russia.

The Gauselmann group combines the international brands MERKUR GAMING and MERKUR CASINO under the umbrella MERKUR INTERNATIONAL.
Concerning sales the product range of the group based in East-Westphalia/Germany is represented by MERKUR GAMING. In the operating field MERKUR CASINO benefits from more than 30 years experience as the operator of the most successful chain of arcades in Germany – Merkur-Spielothek. Not only well-trained staff with a high willingness to offer excellent service, a product management consistently geared to the audience, and an exciting, event-oriented ambiance, but also target-group oriented marketing, innovative capabilities, and creativity form part of the decisive factors, on which the uniqueness of the MERKUR CASINOs in Europe is based.

Robert Hess M.A., manager communications