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GambleAware receives £5.4m in donations for Q1 and Q2

According to recent figures released by GambleAware, UK operators Bet365, GVC Holdings and William Hill have again topped the list of donations received by the industry charity, for the period between 1 April 2019 – 30 September 2019. The charity had received £5.4m in pledges and donations for Q1 and Q2 of this year, however this does not include funds …

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Rank Group’s transformation programme helps boost H2 profits

Following what it described as a ‘tough first half’ to the year, Rank Group has reported that its operating profits have climbed by 20% as detailed in the group’s H2 2018/19 results (6-month period ending 30 June 2019).  While the operator explained that its full-year profits had taken a 22% hit since last year, dropping from £50.1m to £39m, Rank …

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Grosvenor improvements see Rank delivering on Transformation agenda

Publishing its Q3 2018/19 trading update (quarter period ending 31 March), the governance of London-listed gambling group Rank Group Plc details that its transformation programme is delivering on ‘expected cost savings’. Reflecting previous trading updates, Rank details that it has recorded improved digital revenues (+2%), whilst its venue like-for-like revenues remain flat. Nevertheless, the UK gambling group reports an improvement …

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Rank appoints John O’Reilly as new Chief Executive

The governance of FTSE 250 gambling firm Rank Group Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of John O’Reilly as  Chief Executive Officer, replacing outbound Henry Birch as its corporate leader. A 25-year industry leadership veteran, John O’Reilly joins Rank from William Hill Plc, where he served as Non-Executive Director (2017-2018). Furthermore, O’Reilly previously led and grew Ladbrokes’ digital operations …

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Rank issues profit warning as adverse weather impacts venue performance

The governance of Rank Group Plc has today issued a corporate profit warning, detailing that its Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo venues have been negatively impacted by adverse UK weather conditions recorded during Q1 2018. Updating the market, Rank details that March’s snowstorm has impacted customer activity/engagement with its UK Grosvenor and Mecca properties. The London-listed gambling group details a …

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SG Gaming unites with Mecca for new venture

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that the Company’s SG Gaming UK division has partnered with Mecca Bingo to supply its terminals to a number of their new Luda venues. Luda brings a brand-new concept to the arcade and bingo sector, providing players with the opportunity to enjoy bingo and slots in a relaxed and sociable environment with a café-style food …

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Henry Birch hands notice as Rank leader

Issuing a short corporate statement, FTSE-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has confirmed the departure of Henry Birch as Group Chief Executive. Updating the market, Rank governance informs that Birch has handed-in his 12-month notice, and will be joining UK highstreet retailing group Shop Direct as new Chief Executive. Rank governance has begun the executive search for Birch’s replacement and …

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Rank Group posts solid H1 growth through digital muscle & venue efficiencies

Publishing its half-year H1 2017/18 results (6-month period ending 31 December), FTSE-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has detailed continued digital growth combined with solid returns from its venues performance. Updating the market, Rank reports strong financial KPI growth for its trading period, declaring group adjusted profits of £40 million, up 17% on corresponding H1 2016/17’s £34.5 million. The FTSE …

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Tough ‘venues’ condition sees Rank Group up digital presence

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting, London-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has issued a 16-week trading update (period ending 15 October). The gambling operator has stuck by its full-year guidance, despite facing tough ‘venue conditions’ in 2017. In its latest trading update, Rank would sustain a like-for-like group revenue increase of 2%. The company detailed that growth was primarily …

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Top of the shop as Mecca hosts bingo bonanza

Colleagues of Mecca Bingo and the Rank Group have combined to set a new world record for the largest game of office bingo. In total 235 people participated in a quick fire game at their Maidenhead headquarters, smashing the previous best of 97 in the Philippines which stood for five years. Caroline Webb, spokesperson for Mecca Bingo, said: “We had …

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