German gaming and gambling company Gauselmann Group has completed its acquisition of four Nordhrhein-Westfalen casinos managed by Westdeutsche Spielbanken.
The purchase agreement beteen NRW.BANK and the Gauselmann group for the acquisition of the casinos in NRW was signed on July 20. The deal was evaluated by the region’s antitrust authorities and was finally approved on September 1st.
“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, Gauselmann Group Founder, said.
David Schnabel, Managing Director of MERKUR Spielbanken, also commented, saying:
“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 to welcome events for all new colleagues in our training center at Schloss Benkhausen,”