MERKUR CASINO and CASINO TECHNOLOGY open second joint location in Bulgaria

ESPELKAMP/BLAGOEVGRAD. A further electronic casino of the cooperation partners MERKUR CASINO and CASINO TECHNOLOGY was opened in Blagoevgrad/Bulgaria at the beginning of September under the label PALMS MERKUR CASINO. This is the second project – the first joint branch was opened in Sofia in June – and demonstrates that the two joint venture partners know how to use their respective competences in the form of synergies in their fruitfull collaboration.

The 400 square meter gaming arcade is located at one of the best addresses in the city center. The city of Blagoevgrad with its more than 70,000 inhabitants is located some 100 kilometers to the South of Sofia and is one of the biggest cities in the Southwest of Bulgaria. Similar to the sister venture “Expo” in Sofia, this electronic casino, too, is operated as a joint venture by the partners MERKUR CASINO and CASINO TECHNOLOGY.

The product portfolio consists of two roulette tables with 16 seats and another 44 innovative AWP machines. Every day, 14 staff are non-stop catering to the well-being of the patrons.

Not least due the height of the rooms the new design reminds of a cathedral.

However, according to managing director Rolf Falk this special interior design has experimental character. In the near future, further MERKUR CASINOS in Europe will incorporate similar new accents and further trends will be set in first class entertainment. It is for this reason that the worldwide brand of the MERKUR sun ® is considered a quality label for creativity, market-driven professionalism and competencies in gaming and technology. In Bulgaria it also benefits from the deep market know-how of the strong local partner CASINO TECHNOLOGY.

The GAUSELMANN Group, which proudly looks back to 50 years history this year, currently operates 270 entertainment centers in the European arena. Just in time for the anniversary year the familymanaged Group generated aggregate consolidated revenues of more than EUR 1 billion in FY 2006. The GAUSELMANN Group employs more than 5,500 staff worldwide and is the only company in the German coin operated machine industry to be certified according to ISO DIN EN 9001:2000. In 10 European countries the friendly smiling MERKUR sun has become a popular lucky symbol and much coveted guarantor for innovative leisure time culture.

Espelkamp, 30 October 2007

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