Tag Archives: Gauselmann Group

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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Tipico ends retail presence within Denmark selling assets to Cashpoint Gauselmann

Austrian sports betting firm Cashpoint (Gauselmann Group subsidiary) has confirmed that it has agreed to acquire Tipico’s Danish retail betting portfolio. The deal will see Tipico end its retail presence within Denmark, with Cashpoint acquiring its three betting shops in Copenhagen and a further retail point on the island of Funen in Odense. Tipico will continue to service the Danish …

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Gauselmann Group appoints Sascha Blodau as UK General Manager

German slot manufacturer Gauselmann Group has announced the appointment of Sascha Blodau as new UK General Manager. Gauselmann Group announced that it had created the role, as the UK becomes a more significant market for its operations and corporate revenues. Blodau had been appointed effective since 1 August 2015 and will be based out of Gauselmann Westphalia Office. Gauselmann operations …

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Gauselmann Group re-brands Spanish division to Merkur Dosniha

German gambling machine manufacturer and provisions supplier Gauselmann Group has announced that its Spanish markets subsidiary Dosniha Gaming has re-branded to Merkur Dosniha. The re-brand of its Spanish gambling division has been undertaken in order to unify operational divisions within the Gauselmann Group. Dosniha merged with Gauselmann in March 2012, multiplying its value, the quality of its products and its operational …

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Suitors eye up Gala Bingo acquisition

A group of potential acquiring companies interested in Gala Coral Groups retail bingo division, Gala Bingo has been revealed by UK business news sources. Gala Coral governance has been in the process of selling its 130 retail bingo halls, either via a complete division acquisition or individual sale of the division assets. UK business news sources have named German gambling …

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ICE 2015 set to become Germany’s international trade show

The cancellation of the IMA trade show, scheduled to take place in Düsseldorf in January 2015, will effectively make London’s ICE Totally Gaming the German industry’s ‘international trade show’ according to Lars Rogge, Managing Director of Bally Wulff, one of the principal German machine manufacturers. “I would expect there to be at least 300 of the most important German operators visiting …

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