Bingo group MERKUR has opened its first UK casino after completing the purchase of a venue in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. They bought the Rainbow Casino on Summer Street, a move that will help to rejuvenate the market in the area as well as retain 40 jobs in the city.
The casino has officially reopened, and MERKUR UK’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Schertle, is very keen to get things going on the project;
“We’re really excited to be opening our first casino venue in the UK, and what better place to choose than Aberdeen?”
“The city has a vibrant night-time economy, provides the perfect location to launch this new arm of our business, and will successfully complement our portfolio of over 225 high street bingo and adult gaming centres across the UK.”
“It will also be a welcome addition to our existing MERKUR Slots venue on Union Street in Aberdeen, safeguard jobs and reinforce our continued investment in the local high street.”
The brand new casino operation will include table games and the best and latest slot games and will look to focus a great deal on building connections with corporate entities in the city, which is one of the richest cities in the United Kingdom, not least because of its busy seaport and North Sea oil pipelines.
Schertle went on to state;
“Having already undergone a refresh and new layout of the casino, we now have some exciting plans to invest and develop the business further.”
“We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers.”
MERKUR employs 1600 staff across the United Kingdom and also runs a gaming venue in the city as well as slots in other Scottish locations, including Dundee, Edinburgh, and Perth.