The Gauselmann Group continues to invest heavily in the UK market with ten new Merkur Slots AGCs opening up in the space of just ten weeks. It’s an important message to government: the industry is playing a significant role in reviving the future of the UK’s high streets bolstering many town economies with fresh employment and sustained footfall.
Praesepe, part of the Gauselmann Group of companies, has extended its support of the high street, completing a total of seven new AGC launches since the gaming entertainment sector reopened on July 4. A further three venues are on course to open by the first week of September.
The latest Merkur Slots AGC opened in Wolverhampton and completes a busy period for Praesepe which has also undertaken launches in Lancaster, Southall, Hornchurch, Saltash, Bolton and Selby. The new venues raise the total number of Praesepe operated AGCs in the country to 166, spread across 144 towns and cities.
All venues are Covid-secure, with Praesepe implementing what it is describing as an ‘Open, Clean, Safe’ campaign which ensures that each of the new safety requirements are in-place and communicated to customers via social channels and the official website. The safety measures, which are constantly reviewed in line with government regulations, include the deployment of Perspex screens, full machine cleans between customers as well as the availability of sanitise stations, face coverings and the implementation of social distancing.
Praesepe COO, Mark Schertle, said: “First of all it means a lot to be introducing the unique Merkur Slots brand of gaming entertainment to new locations – in the process supporting local communities with the creation of new jobs. This is a very exciting time for the Merkur Slots brand. We have a unique edge in that we can offer players brand-new, modern venues that have been designed with social distancing in mind all of which means that Merkur Slots customers can game with total confidence.”