07:00 21 February 2022
Ten new jobs have been created with the opening of a £200,000 adult entertainment center in Huntingdon.
The opening of the high-tech arcade, in the former Carphone Warehouse in the High Street, is part of a £10million investment program across the country this year by games company MERKUR Slots, which creates hundreds of jobs.
It will feature high-tech bingo and digital slots and MERKUR said the focus will be on low-stakes games with payouts ranging from £5 to £500.
The company said the center would have an extensive library of new and classic games and customers would receive unlimited free refreshments.
Mark Schertle, COO of MERKUR Slots’ parent company, MERKUR Casino UK, said: “We are proud of our continued investment in the UK’s high streets, so it means a lot to be able to support the community. and the local economy in Huntingdon through the creation of these new jobs.
“Each new location we open creates an average of 10 new local jobs and after creating 400 in 2021, we aim to create an additional 600 in 2022.”
He said: “Our goal with this new state-of-the-art entertainment center is to provide new and existing customers with a unique gaming experience in an environment that reflects the scale of the investment.
“I’m sure those who visit over the next few days and weeks will be as excited as I am about this new MERKUR slots site.”
MERKUR Slots will mark the opening of the entertainment center with an event on March 25 featuring a cash giveaway and other prizes.
MERKUR Casino UK Group operates a number of locations across the UK, including 200 adult gaming centers and street bingo halls, three family entertainment centers and three MERKUR Bingo Clubs.
The premises, in a prime High Street location, had been empty since Carphone Warehouse closed its stores almost two years ago.
MERKUR said the center would bring a high level of footfall to downtown and boost daytime and nighttime economies.
When he launched plans for the centre, he said the benefits would outweigh any impact on his setting.
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