Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & Co. KG, a Gauselmann Group company in which the Swiss Stadtcasino Baden AG also has a stake, announced Monday its successful re-certification by the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4), which has a validity of two years.
The company has undergone a new extensive check-up by G4 auditor Pieter Remmers and the three venues in Leuna, Magdeburg and Halle have completed the comprehensive certification process “without any objections”. The G4 Commission also used strict standards to examine internal company guidelines and measures such as employee training and access control.
In an official press release, Jan Kowala Head of the Central Prevention Department at the Gauselmann Group, which supported the G4 Commission during the current review, said: "We consider the successful recertification to be confirmation by independent, external experts that our extensive prevention measures are mature in terms of quality and are being diligently applied in practice."
Knuth Achilles, Director of MERKUR SPIELBANKEN in Saxony-Anhalt, also commented: "Recertification by the G4 Commission has shown that our casino employees are extremely professional and competently implement all youth and player protection measures. The recertification is therefore also testament to the excellent training management in the entire corporate group."
The company was the first one in the industry to undergo the certification process in 2015. “The issue of responsible gaming is deeply rooted in the Gauselmann Group. By establishing the Central Prevention department in 2010, the corporate group additionally attached particular significance to this matter and embedded it consistently in all internal policies and guidelines as an integral part of the company's philosophy”, the brand stated.