Merkur Gaming Grows in Russia

Merkur Gaming reports continued progress in the Russian gaming market, with placement of Avantgarde SLT slot machines at Shambala Casino.

Merkur Gaming, the slot manufacturing subsidiary of Germany’s Gauselmann Group, reports continued success in Russia, with placement of Avantgarde SLT slot machines at the Shambala Casino in Azov City.

“The recent extension at Shambala Casino has enabled casino management there to create the necessary preconditions for this casino to become a world-class, top-rating gaming destination,” said a press release from Merkur. “Increased floor space, increased service, a larger team—all these factors go hand-in-hand with the requirement for increased world-class gaming equipment. The Avantgarde SLT slot machines from Merkur Gaming are a perfect fit here.”

“Our business relations date back to 2014, and since this date we have been in close contact with casino management,” commented Alexander Moor, international sales manager for Merkur Gaming. “The feedback was always positive, but due to insufficient space available on the gaming floor, there were previously no possibilities to place our machines. The extension has now solved this challenge, and we are overjoyed that our Avantgarde SLT slot machines now adorn the new beautiful Shambala Casino.”

The Shambala Resort offers more than 800 slots, 40 gaming tables, a five-star restaurant and a five-star luxury hotel.

“We are extremely satisfied with the close and professional cooperation with the casino management,” said Merkur Sales Director Markus Wessler. “We are confident that players here will take to our slot machines just as well as players in gaming locations all around the world.”

“We are very pleased to present our guests the new ‘made in Germany’ equipment, and hope for a long, productive and promising cooperation with Merkur Gaming,” said Yuriy Tkach, CEO of Casino Shambala. Tkach said he is optimistic despite the government decision to close the Azov Gaming Zone by 2019. “We are hopeful that a lot can change between now and then,” he said.