• Headquarters, in Espelkamp, Germany

  • Research & Development, in Luebbecke, Germany

Over 60 years of the Gauselmann Group – a success story under the Merkur sun

In 1957, Paul Gauselmann laid the foundations for the Gauselmann Group, which has since grown into a hugely successful enterprise. Today, the Gauselmann Group’s Merkur sun is recognised worldwide as a symbol of quality, experience, innovation and entertainment.

Still headquartered in Germany, the Gauselmann Group remains firm in its commitment to state-of-the-art leisure entertainment, with products boasting the ‘Made in Germany’ label that’s known worldwide as a sign of quality.

As ever, the Merkur sun is at the centre, around which the individual solutions of the gaming industry orbit – a fitting metaphor for the organisation’s breadth of talent and everlasting desire to offer only the very best in cutting-edge gaming solutions.

  • adp Gauselmann GmbH

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    adp - these three letters continue to stand for an unequalled successful concept. adp stems from the first three letters of the German phrase ´aus der Praxis´ meaning ´from real life experience. It is the source where innovations have been created for decades that time and again enthuse and have ensured sustained trends and success in the industry.

    Being very close to the market counts to the most important factors that explain adp´s success. The ability to take customers wishes and customer requirements over and over again to develop and then create a visionary concept that consists of innovative games, ergonomically thought-through comfort hardware as well as helpful service elements has been making the difference for decades.

    All Merkur Gaming products are exclusively manufactured by adp Gauselmann GmbH in Luebbecke. The certifications according to DIN EN ISO 9001 of adp Gauselmann GmbH for development, production and sales as well as the development area of Merkur Gaming guarantee optimal ´made in Germany´quality.

  • HESS Cash Systems GmbH & Co. KG

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    Year of Incorporation: 1885
    Acquisition: 2001

    HESS Cash Systems GmbH & Co. KG from Magstadt is a leading specialist for money-processing system solution with a wealth of experience from entrepreneurial activities spanning over almost 130 years. The traditional company develops, produces and sells hardware and software solutions for cash-handling and payment systems for banks, local authorities, public amenities, retail companies and casinos.

  • GeWeTe Geldwechsel- und Sicherheitstechnik

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    Year of Incorporation: 1993

    GeWeTe Geldwechsel- und Sicherheitstechnik GmbH & Co. KG specialises in the development and production of money changing machines and pay stations. The company is the recognised market leader in the arcade segment because of its innovative products. Furthermore, Kiddie Rides also belong to its product portfolio.

  • Merkur Interactive Services GmbH

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    Year of Incorporation: 2006

    Merkur Interactive Services GmbH, founded in 2006, is responsible within the Gauselmann Group for developing new business segments. Three segments currently belong to this - sports betting, internet-based gaming and prize games.

  • edict eGaming GmbH

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    Year of Incorporation: 1998
    Acquisition: 2008

    edict eGaming GmbH is the specialist for online gaming platforms within the Gauselmann Group and focuses on the development and technical operation of online casino solutions and system platforms for the gaming market. The Hamburg-based company is a subsidiary of Merkur Interactive GmbH and has been a part of the Gauselmann group of companies since 2008.

  • MERKUR Casino International GmbH

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    1986: First international arcade location is opened

    Over 30 years ago the Gauselmann Group started to expand within Europe and from them on evolved into one of the largest internationally active gaming companies. In 1986, the first international venue opened up in Amsterdam. This laid the foundations for a new subsidiary: the MERKUR Casino International GmbH. MERKUR Casino International is currently active in Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Czech Republic, Serbia, the UK, the Netherlands and Slovakia, and operates in excess of 360 modern entertainment centres, including bingo halls.

  • Cashpoint Agentur & IT-Service GmbH

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    Year of Incorporation: 1996
    Participation: 2005
    Complete Acquisition: 2014

    Cashpoint Agentur & IT-Service GmbH has been active in the sports betting market since 1996. The Gauselmann Group purchased a controlling share of the Austrian company in 2005 and completely intergrated it into the group of companies in 2014. Cashpoint operates more than 5,000 point-of-sale positions in the form of betting shops, kiosk systems and self-service terminals alongside licensed internet platforms.

  • Blueprint Gaming

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    Year of Incorporation: 2001
    Participation: 2008
    Complete Aquisition: 2012

    In 2008 the Gauselmann Group purchased a controlling 50 percent share in Blueprint Gaming, an upcoming multi-platform developer for digital games. Since 2012 the group of companies has been the sole shareholder of Blueprint Gaming with locations in Great Britain, USA and the Philippines.

  • Dosniha Gaming S. L.

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    Year of Foundation of Merkur Gaming
    Espania S. L.: 2010
    2012: Change of company name to Dosniha Gaming S. L.

    The Spanish Dosniha Gaming S. L. is responsible for the sale of multigamers in Spain for the Gauselmann Group. The company also has its own development capacities. Dosniha Gaming adapts the Merkur games to the Spanish market and the preferences of the players there.