Merkur opens first UK casino

Gauselmann-owned Merkur Casino have announced the opening of its first UK-casino in Aberdeen.


Merkur Casino Aberdeen features four roulette tables and two blackjack tables. The venue also is home to two electronic roulette products and 20 other gaming machines.

Chief executive Irinia Ruf officially opened the venue, accompanied by several other high ranking executives from the business.

For the grand opening, Merkur invited local dignitaries, business leaders and members of the gaming industry. The event featured Scottish rock band the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Chris Ashton.

“We are delighted to have made history by opening the first Merkur Casino in the UK,” said Ruf.

“When the opportunity arose to purchase a licence in Aberdeen it was a natural progression to move into the sector and launch our first UK casino.”