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MERKUR chooses Scotland to launch its first casino venue in the UK

One of the nation’s leading high street bingo and adult gaming centre operators has chosen Scotland to open its first ever casino venue in the UK, after completing the strategic acquisition of an existing venue in Aberdeen.

The purchase of Rainbow Casino on Summer Street in Aberdeen is a major milestone for the MERKUR Casino UK group in terms of launching into the growing casino market and will safeguard around 40 jobs in the local area. The casino is still in full operation, but will officially open to the public on Friday 23rd June.

Mark Schertle, Chief Operating Officer for MERKUR Casino UK said: “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 181 Union Street in Aberdeen, safeguard jobs and reinforce our continued investment in the local high street. Having already undergone a refresh and new layout of the casino, we now have some exciting plans to invest and develop the business further and look forward to welcoming new and existing customers.”

The new-look MERKUR Casino in Aberdeen will boast a world-class selection of table games including blackjack, poker and roulette, along with the latest Slots product. It will also offer a range of corporate packages to the local business community, with further information available by visiting