Gauselmann Group Acquires Westdeutsche Spielbanken Casinos

By | September 6, 2021
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Gauselmann Group has finished acquiring the four Nordrhein-Westfalen casinos operated by Westdeutsche Spielbanken.

The purchase agreement between NRW.BANK and the Gauselmann Group for the takeover of the casinos in NRW was signed on July 20. The deal was reviewed by the region’s antitrust authorities and finally got approval on September 1.

“We look forward to welcoming the new employees to our company. Together we will make the casinos in North Rhine-Westphalia even more successful,” Paul Gauselmann, founder of Gauselmann Group, said.

“We used the time between the signing of the purchase contract and the final approval by the antitrust authorities to prepare for the integration of the casinos into the group of companies. In addition to the technical and organizational aspects, the focus was in particular on the personal introduction of the management to the colleagues in the casino locations and the headquarters in Duisburg. We will intensify this dialogue in the coming weeks and have planned welcome events for all new colleagues in our training center at Schloss Benkhausen,” David Schnabel, Managing Director of MERKUR Spielbanken, said.

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