Gauselmann Group wins race for North Rhine-Westphalia casino monopoly

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In Germany and local gaming machines giant Gauselmann Group has announced success in the race for the local license to operate the only four casinos in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The Espelkamp-headquartered firm used an official Tuesday press release to detail that it overcame a pair of rivals to secure the casino monopoly for the western state of approximately 18 million people until the end of 2035. The company explained that the move will moreover involve its absorption of existing operator Westdeutsche Spielbanken GmbH and this enterprise’s existing gambling-friendly properties in the communities of Duisburg, Bad Oeynhausen, Aachen and Dortmund.

Pending pair:

Gauselmann Group revealed that it currently has over 14,000 employees spread across the globe with the effective tender also due to give it the potential to build and operate two more casinos in North Rhine-Westphalia. The firm declared that the selection demonstrates ‘its outstanding expertise in the successful operation of casinos at more than 28 locations in Germany and abroad’ and came after it had presented ‘the most attractive offer’ that included ‘proof of sustainable economic performance as well as financial stability and quality.’

Future focus:

Paul Gauselmann serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Gauselmann Group and he used the press release to proclaim that his company is ‘steeped in tradition’ and that the successful tender is to give it the opportunity to take over the running of casinos in the most populous state in Germany. The boss furthermore disclosed that his firm will now look towards bringing its ‘Merkur’ brand of gaming entertainment to the four venues while continuing to build on the over 900-strong team already employed by Westdeutsche Spielbanken GmbH, which is colloquially known locally as ‘WestSpiel.’

Read a statement from 71-year-old Gauselmann…

We are very pleased about this new and important milestone in the over 60-year history of our company. Personally, it makes me very proud to be able to show here in North Rhine-Westphalia, my home state, that we have mastered the ‘high school’ of gaming with and for money.”

Background boost:

Having first entered the German casino sector in 2013 via the fruitful tender for the central state of Saxony-Anhalt, Gauselmann Group additionally pronounced that its subsequent experience has ‘laid the foundation’ for what it believes is set to be ‘a successful repositioning of the casinos in North Rhine-Westphalia.’ The company went on to divulge that its new colleagues are certain to be impressed by its ‘wide range of offers’ as well as a plethora of ‘training opportunities’ that have been designed to serve ‘the needs-based qualification of junior employees’ and the desire to foster ‘long-term employee loyalty’ and satisfaction.

Gauselmann’s statement read…

“We have created new standards in the German casino sector from what we found and what we have to offer from our more than 60 years of industry experience. Under the better conditions that ‘WestSpiel’ offers, we will strive for similar success for our new ‘Merkur’ North Rhine-Westphalia casinos and I am sure we will be successful.”











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