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Ground-Breaking University Research Project Agreed

MERKUR UK is pioneering the development of the gaming machines of the future following a partnership agreement with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).  A group of ten undergraduate students from the technology department will participate in the three year project entitled ‘The next generation of gaming technology’.  It will explore machine design, the use […]

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Summer Five-a-Side Tournament Raises Magnificent £13,000 for Charity

It may not have been on the same scale as Euro 2024 but the summer football tournament organised by MERKUR Casino succeeded in entertaining 200 fans at the same time as raising £13,000 for good causes. Held at the Tattenhoe Sports Pavilion, a long-throw from MERKUR UK’s Milton Keynes head office the tournament featured a

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Inclusive basketball club nets MERKUR Community support

Derby-based DOSportUK, which provides sporting opportunities to people with a disability is the latest not for profit organisation to benefit from MERKUR Community, the initiative which is funded by the company alongside its high street customers. The MERKUR Community funding will cover court hire and coaching costs for DOSportUK’s Derby Warriors basketball team which has a mix of adult and

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Don’t waste the White Paper urge MERKUR UK

Sascha Blodau, General Manager, MERKUR UK has urged an incoming Government to ‘complete the job of gambling reform’ a process which includes the introduction of important social responsibility initiatives.‌Speaking shortly after Rishi Sunak announced a snap general election for July 4, Sascha Blodau said: “The decision to call a surprise General Election means that the

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Blueprint team inspired by Gold Medal-winning Paralympic athlete

Delivering a gold standard service on behalf of its growing customer base sits at the top of the Blueprint Operations (BPO) agenda. So, who better to inspire the team than two-time Gold Medal Paralympic athlete and endurance marathon runner Richard Whitehead MBE who was guest speaker at the company’s recent Team Conference. Held at the

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MERKUR step in to help Oxford hip-hop dance group

Oxford-based Body Politic, which runs hip-hop and street dance classes for young people from vulnerable communities has become the latest not for profit organisation to benefit from the MERKUR Community fund. Since its launch in February MERKUR Community has provided financial assistance to a total of 14 organisations, in many instances enabling them to continue to

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Why the Slots Academy will encourage ambitious job candidates and lead to greater diversity

With the low stake gambling entertainment sector suffering from a under-representation of women at senior levels the situation at MERKUR UK’s Slots Academy Delta Leadership Program provides some evidence that the gender imbalance may be narrowing. Of the first intake of 15 talented individuals identified as having the potential and aptitude to become the ‘business

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MERKUR Community support ‘sport for all’

As funding pressures threaten the ability of organisations to continue to run free or heavily subsidised events, MERKUR Community, which was launched at the start of the year, has adopted a number of projects targeted at encouraging sports participation.The first tranche of organisations being supported are involved across a range of activities including Rugby, Football,

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Machine income is helping struggling pubs stay open

Pubs are part of British heritage and MERKUR UK is investing in games and technology which will also help them be part of our future. In 2023 nearly 10 pubs closed every week and trade body The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) has projected the loss of up to a further 750 venues in the first six months of this year. Sascha Blodau,

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Investing in the business leaders of tomorrow

The Slots Academy Delta Leadership Program is fast-tracking talent‌15 talented colleagues selected from across MERKUR Casino, Regal Gaming Technologies and Blueprint Operations have started their journey on The Slots Academy Delta Leadership Program – an industry-first initiative which is the brain child of MERKUR UK General Manager Sascha Blodau.‌The purpose of the Academy is to

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