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Rank progress impacted by venue declines & digital obstacles

Ahead of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), London-listed Rank Group Plc has released a trading statement, updating investors on corporate performance for the 16-week period to 14 October 2018. Rank governance details that group like-for-like revenues have declined by 5%, with the company impacted by a slowdown of its venue properties – Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo domains. ‘Grosvenor Casinos’ …

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Rank targets corporate turnaround following year of all-round declines

The governance of London-listed The Rank Group Plc is turning its attention towards a recovery plan, following a “challenging year for the group,” primarily impacted by the poor performance of its Grosvenor Casino venues, which saw full-year pre-tax profits slip 41.4 per cent to £46.7m (2017: £79.7m). Grosvenor properties recorded a  6.1 per cent revenue decline for the year ending June 30 to £373m …

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Rank Digital places new compliance demands on affiliate marketing partners

Issuing a corporate statement, Rank Group Plc has announced that it has moved to toughen its affiliate program’s due diligence requirements for new and existing marketing partners, as the operator seeks to meet ‘elevated industry regulatory requirements’. Updating stakeholders, group subsidiary Rank Digital which operates the marketing services of Grosvenor and Mecca digital properties will add a series of new …

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Yggdrasil announces UK expansion with Rank Group

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Yggdrasil Gaming’s expansion strategy continues further still, after a new agreement with Rank Group was announced. Under the terms of the deal, the Malta headquartered online and mobile casino games supplier is to provide its full portfolio of titles to the British gaming company. Rank Group, who operate the Mecca and Grosvenor Casinos brands, will enjoy access to slots such …

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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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Rank Group boosts digital division to counter ‘Tough’ venue conditions

Tough retail conditions have impacted the H1 2017 performance of London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group Plc. The company has detailed a ‘challenging period’ in which its Grosvenor and Mecca venues have faced multiple increased costs. Updating the market, Rank would maintain group revenues of £754 million (1% increase), with the firm’s venue division generating like-for-like revenues of £642 million …

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Rank Group moves support teams to new Maidenhead office

Seeking to boost its operational capabilities, FTSE250 listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc has moved its support staff to a new office located in the TOR Building of Maidenhead. The migration of support staff to Maidenhead forms part of Rank governance’s ongoing ‘organisational restructure’, which was announced during the firms H1 2016/17 interim results. At present, Rank is undertaking group-wide …

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IWG to service Mecca instant win games suite

Rank Group bingo subsidiary Mecca has moved to strengthen its online games portfolio by confirming a partnership with IWG, a specialist developer of instant win games content. Agreeing on partnership terms, IWG will exclusively service Mecca’s entire online instant win suite, with popular titles including Slingo and Cashbuster. Instant win specialist IWG has provided a full online instant win service …

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Grosvenor digital performance boosted by new platform

Rank’s online Grosvenor casino business has seen revenue boosted by 35% so far this year, but its online Mecca bingo brand has seen a dip during the same period. The firm launched its new digital platform, supplied by Bede Gaming, earlier on this year and its introduction has caused some short-term friction for the bingo brand, which saw revenues drop 5% as …

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Rank Group unleashes new digital platform

The Rank Group is pleased to announce that it has successfully launched its new digital platform supplied by Bede Gaming.  The new platform is now operating across both Mecca and Grosvenor digital sites and mobile apps, with Rank’s Spanish brand, Enracha, due to launch later in the calendar year.  Commenting on the platform launch, Henry Birch CEO of the Rank …

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