Expansion in the sign of the MERKUR sun

Merkur Casino continues its way of success with the first class entertainment concept in Romania
ESPELKAMP/BACAU. Only some weeks after opening a modern entertainment center under the Merkur Casino brand in Pitesti, Romania, the subsidiary of the German Gauselmann Group announces further progress in its expansion strategy.
The friendly Merkur sun, which has become a symbol of luck and guarantor of innovative leisure time culture in 11 European countries, now also smiles in Bacau in the Northeast of Romania, near the border to Moldowa.

The new Merkur Casino has a gaming surface of 580 square meters with two roulette tables for eight players each and another 50 ultramodern casino products ensuring fantastic gaming fun in an exclusive ambiance.

Bacau’s latest leisure time place to be, the new electronic casino „made by Merkur,“ is open 24/7.

Merkur Casino is a subsidiary of the Gauselmann Group based in Espelkamp (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany). The Gauselmann Group proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2007 and currently operates 300 entertainment centers in all of Europe. In FY 2007, the family-managed Group generated aggregate consolidated revenues of more than EUR 1 billion. The Gauselmann Group currently employs more than 5,000 people worldwide and is the only manufacturer in the German amusement machine industry to be certified according to ISO DIN EN 9001:2000.

Espelkamp, July 21, 2008

Please contact:
Robert Hess M.A., Head of communications
Phone: +49(0)5772 / 49-282; Fax: -289
E-Mail: RHess@Gauselmann.de
Mobile: +49(0)171 / 9745720

Gauselmann on the Internet: www.Gauselmann.com or merkur-casino.com