Merkur Spielbank Halle (Saale) opened for business in mid-December, while the property boasts the latest Gauselmann Group products.
Immediately after receiving official approval on18 December, Merkur Spielbank Halle (Saale) opened its doors for business.
The casino offers guests a modern mix of slot machines combined with a bar and lounge area and a friendly service team.
“We are thrilled that everyone involved in the project managed to complete the build so quickly and get the casino up and running in time to open our doors before the end of the year. We’ll celebrate properly at the official opening in February 2019,” said Spielbank director Marcus L. Brandenburg.
Merkur Spielbank Halle is operated by Merkur Spiel- banken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH and Co. KG, a joint venture between the Eastern Westphalian Gauselmann Group and the Swiss Stadt- casino Baden AG.
The new casino is located in a historic premises on Franckestraße 1, covering a total area of 800sqm, 340 of which are allocated to the gaming floor.
Representing a total investment of €4.5m, the casino’s design concept is the brainchild of interior designer and architect Susanne Rasspe.
It has been named “Carmel” after the coastal town of the same name in California and emulates the colours and shapes found there.
Halle (Saale) is Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt’s third casino venue following Leuna-Günthers- dorf which opened in 2014 and Magdeburg which began operations in 2016).
Unlike its two older affiliates, the Halle casino is a pure slot machine venue. However, the entertainment offering – as at all Merkur Spielbanken locations – is versatile and varied.
The property hosts 84 slot machines with jackpot systems, 3D games, electronic roulette and blackjack, along with the latest products from the Gauselmann Group.
Merkur Spielbank Halle will be managed by Tobias Hellbach. “I really enjoy my work here and am especially looking forward to my next challenge,” he stated.
The 36-year-old has been part of the team since the opening of the first Merkur Spielbank in Leuna-Gunthersdorf.
In 2016, he moved to the Magdeburg location, where he was up until recently deputy casino manager. “Tobias Hellbach is the perfect man for the job. He not only knows the industry inside out, but Merkur Spiel- banken Sachsen-Anhalt as well,” Brandenburg explained.