As Scottish Financial News reports, MERKUR Casino UK, the renowned high street bingo and gaming operator, has opened its first ever casino in Aberdeen, Scotland. The milestone is the result of the company’s acquisition of the Rainbow Casino on Summer Street of the popular Scottish destination.

Casino to Open on June 23:

According to the source, the latest acquisition is set to keep the existing 40 casino jobs for the local community. At the same time, the operator will take advantage of the skilled and experienced staff of the fully operative casino facility. The new venture is therefore expected to officially open to the public as soon as June 23, 2023.

Expanding Venues and Staff:

With the acquisition of the Rainbow Casino, Merkur will increase its offerings in Aberdeen, where it also operates a gaming facility which opened in 2022. The company acquired in 2012 by the Gauselmann Group operates Merkur Slots venues across Scotland, but also land-based gaming facilities in Spain and The Netherlands. The operator employs around 1,600 people across these venues and the casino deal will follow the company’s practice and preserve the 40 jobs involved with the acquisition.

Significant Milestone:

The Rainbow Casino will mark the Merkur’s first-ever launch in the UK casino market. The company is very excited about the location chosen for the new market entry.

Mark Schertle, COO for MERKUR Casino UK, reportedly said: “We’re really excited to be opening our first casino venue in the UK and what better place to choose than Aberdeen. The city has a vibrant night-time economy, provides the perfect location to launch this new arm of our business and will successfully complement our portfolio of over 225 high street bingo and adult gaming centers across the UK.”

The executive continued: “It will also be a welcome addition to our existing MERKUR Slots venue on Union Street in Aberdeen, safeguard jobs and reinforce our continued investment in the local high street.”

Casino Features:

The announced reinforcement seems to be based on the proven casino solutions. According to the Press&Journal, the casino will have a new look and the gaming area will include a “world-class selection of table games” such as poker, blackjack, and roulette. The latest slots products from the extensive Merkur’s portfolio of titles will also be included in the comprehensive casino offerings.

Schertle added: “Having already undergone a refresh and new layout of the casino, we now have some exciting plans to invest and develop the business further and look forward to welcoming new and existing customers.”