Merkur Casinos Get Permission to Plan a Site in Halle

August 10, 2018 Staff Writer Industry News, Merkur Gaming 195

Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt, a joint project between the Gauselmann Grouo and the Swiss Stadtcasino Baden, has recently got permission from the City of Halle in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt to build a 4.5 million EUR casino in the legendary premises on Franckenstraße 1.

A Casino Wonder Every Other Year

The new Merkur Spielbank Halle will take up a total are of 800 square meters and will host a line-up of 85 slot games and an electronic roulette.

The casino in Halle will be the company’s third one, after Leuna-Günthersdorf and Magdeburg opened in 2014 and 2016, respectively.

David Schnabel, Managing Director of Merkur Spielbank has said the company is thrilled to be able to realise this long-anticipated project. Expecting an official approval, the work will begin in a timely manner.

“After the very successful development of the two casinos in Leuna-Günthersdorf and Magdeburg, the implementation of another location was the next logical step,” Schnabel has concluded.

Gold Is the Colour

Regarding the palette choice for the casino, architect Susanne Rasspe has declared that the dominant shade in the new casino will be gold. They want the edifice to shine inside and out.

“We will carry out the conversion work in close cooperation with the monument protection authority. It is important to us to preserve the historical character of the premises,” Rasspe has announced.

In agreement with the provisions of the Casino Act, the amount of machines will likely be expanded up to 120 in the near future.

Tobias Hellbach will be the casino’s manager. Hellbach has been a member of the dream team since the opening of Merkur Casino in Leuna-Günthersdorf four years ago.

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