2007: Establishment of Praesepe

2012: Acquisition by the Gauselmann Group (now MERKUR GROUP)

2020: Introduction of the brand MERKUR SLOTS

2021: Company name changed to MERKUR CASINO UK

2023: Opening of the first live gaming location of the MERKUR CASINO brand in Aberdeen

MERKUR CASINO UK, which still operated as Praesepe until the beginning of 2021, has been an important part of the MERKUR GROUP since 2012. The company has grown steadily through acquisitions and now operates more than 200 gaming and leisure venues in the UK under the MERKUR CASHINO and MERKUR SLOTS brands. The portfolio also includes several bingo halls - among them the largest in Europe. In connection with a transaction volume of about 150 million euros, the takeover is considered the largest acquisition in the history of the MERKUR GROUP. With around 1,800 employees, MERKUR CASINO UK is a heavyweight in the British gaming industry.

The branches are particularly specialised in the area of slot gaming and are very successful with this concept. 2018 also saw the launch of the “Future Venues” project, which initiated the nationwide transformation to state-of-the-art gaming venues and thus plays a pioneering role in the industry. In addition to the innovative branches, however, the typical features of the country are also taken into account with the operation of attractive bingo halls.

3 facts about MERKUR CASINO UK

  • MERKUR BINGO: The bingo halls are an important part of the British lifestyle. A high-quality gaming experience has been developed under the MERKUR BINGO brand, which not only offers outstanding service, but also scores with the flair of the historic building in Northampton. The Cricklewood Club is also considered the largest bingo venue in the whole of Europe.

  • Fun for the whole family: MERKUR CASINO UK also operates a series of family entertainment centres that are equipped with innovative technology. In addition to video and racing games, bowling and bingo are also provided in these centres.

  • New brand: MERKUR CASINO UK has once again strengthened its presence in the UK city centers with the launch of MERKUR SLOTS. The state-of-the-art gaming venues offer guests a holistic gaming experience around casino and bingo.