Tag Archives: Gauselmann Group

Merkur Sportwetten increases stake in Belgium’s Betcenter

Gauselmann Group subsidiary Merkur Sportwetten GmbH has grown its presence in the Belgian market after increasing its holding in Betcenter Group NV from 50.1% to 74.9%. The partial sale, which came in with retroactive effect on 1 January 2020, will mean that Seydi Tekin will remain as chief executive officer of Betcenter in the long term. Meanwhile Carsten Schaudienst will …

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Gauselmann Group outlines plans to reopen once lockdown lifted

As the German government begins to relax some of the COVID-19 social distancing measures, Gauselmann Group has set out its strategy to resume business activities. As a result of the global pandemic, the gaming operator and manufacturer was forced to close all 700 of its gambling venues across Germany alongside 10 of its casinos. But as the number of cases …

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Gauselmann Group acquires majority stake in Bede Gaming

German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann Group has expanded its digital presence by acquiring a ‘significant majority stake’ in Newcastle-based Bede Gaming. The acquisition will allow Gauselmann Group to create new opportunities ahead of the launch of Germany’s online gaming market in 2021. Paul Gauselmann, CEO and founder of the Gauselmann Group, commented:“Bede’s technological expertise is very impressive and its highly complex …

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Gauselmann centralises global sales capacity under German HQ

German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann Group has confirmed that corporate governance has undertaken a review of its sales and commercial structures. The review aimed to reflect Gauselmann’s changing commercial dynamics, which see the business generate ‘around 60% of its revenues within other European countries and beyond’.  Furthermore, a new group sales structure is required as the majority of new business growth …

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Gauselmann UK upgrades Roadchef gaming areas

The UK division of German gaming machines manufacturing conglomerate, Gauselmann Group, is set to significantly expand its ‘Cat-C’ and ‘B3’ machines portfolio after revamping its partnership with Roadchef – a leading operator of UK motorway service areas. Gauselmann UK, which incorporates the divisions of Blueprint Gaming, Blueprint Operations and Regal Gaming & Leisure, has completed the rollout of over 500 C-&-B3 machines across Roadchef thirty …

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Gauselmann appoints Mattias Dahms to lead Merkur Sports ambitions

Bolstering its sportsbook profile and capacity, German omni-channel gambling operator Gauselmann Group has confirmed the appointment of Mattias Dahms as Managing Director of subsidiary Merkur Sports & Gaming. A renowned figurehead within German sports betting, Dahms has formerly served as Chief Executive of Gauselmann-owned DACH region sports betting property  XTiP Sportwetten (2014-2019). Gauselmann confirms that Dahms remit will see the …

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Merkur Sportwetten hires Markus Ettlin as new management spokesman

Having recently expanded its presence into the Polish sports betting market with a Totolotek SA takeover, Merkur Sportwetten GmbH has announced that it has hired Markus Ettlin as its new Managing Director and Chairman. Ettlin joins Merkur Sportwetten after holding the position of senior manager at the duty-free provider Gebr. Heinemann for 18 years. He joined the Gauselmann Group in …

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Niko Steinkrauß, Merkur Sportwetten: The Polish sports betting market will pose some challenges

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Last week, Merkur Sportwetten GmbH grew its European and Polish presence by announcing that it was acquiring Warsaw-based Totolotek SA. Merkur Sportwetten operates as a subsidiary of the Espelkamp-based Gauselmann Group, consolidating the group’s national and international operations. SBC spoke to the CEO of Merkur Sportwetten Niko Steinkrauß to discuss the new acquisition and the challenges in navigating a new …

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Merkur Sportwetten enters Polish market with Totolotek takeover

Merkur Sportwetten GmbH will strengthen its European and Polish presence as it awaits the approval of its acquisition of Warsaw-based Totolotek SA. The takeover will mean that Polish sports bettors will have the opportunity to wager bets via MERKUR Sun.  CEO of Merkur Sportwetten, Niko Steinkrauß, celebrated the new deal: “Sports betting is extremely popular in Poland and for many football fans it’s an …

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Blueprint Gaming acquires Games Warehouse from the Harbour Group

UK-based game studio Blueprint Gaming has completed the acquisition of omni-channel gaming provider Games Warehouse from the Harbour Group. Already part of the Gauselmann Group, the deal will see Blueprint significantly boost its operations, delivering a greater number of high quality games to the market. Games Warehouse, based in Derby, England, currently supplies content to the global gambling market, with …

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