The new Merkur Spielbank Halle casino in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt opened its doors yesterday, hours after the final approvals were received.
Merkur Spielbank Halle is operated by Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt, a joint venture between the Eastern Westphalian Gauselmann Group and the Swiss Stadtcasino Baden.
The casino covers 800sq.m off Franckestraße and offers guests a mix of slot machines alongside a bar and lounge area.
“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,” said Spielbank director Marcus L Brandenburg.
“We’ll celebrate properly at the official opening in February, 2019,” he said.
The casino was designed by interior designer and architect Susanne Rasspe and came at a total cost of €4.5m.
The Halle venue is Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt’s third casino after Leuna–
Günthersdorf in 2014 and, in 2016, Magdeburg. Unlike the two older venues, the Halle casino is purely a slot machine venue.
Merkur Spielbank Halle will be managed by Tobias Hellbach, who has been part of the regional team since the 2014 opening in Leuna-Günthersdorf.
“Tobias is the perfect man for the job,” said Brandenburg. “He not only knows the industry inside out, but Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt as well.”
”I really enjoy my work here and am especially looking forward to my next challenge,” added Hellbach.