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Merkur has opened its first casino venue in the UK, bringing a variety of gaming options to the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

The Merkur Casino Aberdeen features four roulette tables, two blackjack tables, three card poker, two electronic roulette products and a machine offering which comprises 20 of the latest B1 Jackpot Machines from brands such as Novomatic, IGT and Blueprint.

The new venue was officially opened by Merkur Casino CEO Irina Ruf with Merkur UK General Manager Sascha Blodau and Merkur Casino UK Chief Operating Officer Mark Schertle

Ruf commented: “We are delighted to have made history by opening the first Merkur Casino in the UK. 

“Whilst the Merkur brand is synonymous with delivering the very best, socially responsible low-stake slots and bingo experience on high streets throughout Great Britain, as an international brand we have a wealth of knowledge operating Casinos across Europe.

“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.”

The grand opening was attended by local dignitaries, business leaders and colleagues from the gaming industry, and also featured guest acts such as the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and singer Chris Ashton, who has supported Lewis Capaldi.

“The city has a thriving night-time economy and earlier this year retained its Purple Flag status which recognises the safety and vibrancy of the night-time economy,” Ruf added.

“We hope to add to that vibrancy with best in breed gaming entertainment and promote the safety and wellbeing of visitors and residents alike.”