Well known industry personality, Paul Langham has been appointed strategic advisor to Regal Gaming’s Merkur Engineering division, both of which are part of the global gaming giant, Gauselmann Group.

Paul, who has extensive industry experience, having built up and then sold his own business, Town & County Leisure, to Gauselmann in 2016, will join the senior management team at Regal with a brief to enhance existing customer relationships, support the development of the Merkur services and promote new business growth.

Commenting on his new role, Paul said: “It really is an exciting time for the industry, and Regal / Merkur have the people, the technology and the opportunities to achieve enormous growth in the UK. To say I’m thrilled to have been given this opportunity by Gauselmann would be an understatement. I simply can’t wait to get stuck in.”

Craig Morgan, managing director of Regal Gaming and Leisure, said: “Paul’s knowledge and specialist skills are unparalleled in the industry, and I have absolutely no doubt he will fast become a major asset to not just Regal and Merkur, but Gauselmann as a whole.”

Regal Gaming set up Merkur Engineering to act as a specialised engineering service to the gaming industry. The business provides wide ranging services including: full equipment service provision to new and legacy gaming machines, the installation of new equipment for arcade Ticket In Ticket Out (TITO) conversions, the provision of machine connectivity, including data management platforms at various levels and management of equipment leasing and financing packages upon installation.

Merkur has a strong portfolio of supply contracts with high street names, including Buzz Bingo and Ladbroke Coral. It also works with a growing number of independent high street gaming and bingo operators.