Gauselmann Group / Marwyn Gaming Ltd (Praesepe)

OFT closed case: Completed acquisition by Gauselmann Group / Merkur Casino UK Limited of Marwyn Gaming Limited (Praesepe).

Affected market: Gaming and casinos

No. ME/5779/12

On the basis of the information available to it, the Office of Fair Trading has decided that the completed acquisition of Marwyn Gaming Limited (Praesepe) by Merkur Casino UK Limited which is ultimately controlled by the Gauselmann Group does not qualify for investigation under the mergers provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002 (the Act), because neither the UK turnover test nor the share of supply test in section 23 of the Act is met. A relevant merger situation has, therefore, not been created.

Published 30 November 2012