Tag Archives: John O’Reilly

GamCare optimises safer gambling for Rank Group employees

GamCare has formed a partnership with Rank Group to carry out safer gambling and social responsibility training for more than 1,400 of its employees.  Beginning this month until late November, the UK-based charity will deliver 150 days of training covering a range of areas relating to responsible gambling and customer interaction. This will include a he firms have outlined that …

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Rank softens year earnings as UK venues catch a cold 

Rank Group Plc has downgraded its 2021/2022 full-year EBIT profit guidance from £55m-to-£65m to the lower range of £47-to-£55m – having considered  Q3 trends that detail a ‘softness in venue trading’ and ‘continued inflationary costs’.     The LSE gambling group has notified investors that it continues to monitor post-pandemic elements that are impacting the full recovery and day-to-day trading of its …

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Rank returns to H1 profits buoyed by all unit recovery

Rank Group Plc welcomes a return to profitable trading, driven by the strong recovery of its Grosvenor, Mecca and Enracha (Spain) venues remerging their businesses from COVID-19 constraints.  Publishing its interim H1 2021/22 results (period ending 31 December), Rank registers a group underlying NGR of £334 million, up 90% corresponding to H12020/21 results of £175 million. Period growth was maintained, …

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Rank appoints Richard Harris as inbound CFO

Rank Group Plc has confirmed the inbound appointment of Richard Harris as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a board director of the LSE-listed gambling group. The executive appointment will take effect from 1 May 2022, with Harris set to replace incumbent Bill Floydd who resigned this summer, choosing to join luxury retailer Watches of Switzerland. Harris is the current CFO …

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John O’Reilly: Reflections on 2005 Gambling Act needed for best industry outcomes 

Rank Group Chief Executive John O’Reilly believes that a positive outcome to the government’s generational review of the 2005 Gambling Act should “rewrite the industry’s historical flaws”.  Delivering the keynote speech at the ‘Reputation Matters: UK Gambling’s Future at Stake’ conference, O’Reilly provided his leadership take on legislative developments amid concerns of how the UK gambling sector will be re-shaped …

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Rank Group identifies return to form for digital business in Q1 trading update

Rank Group has reported that its trading is ‘in line with expectations’, highlighting a return to growth for its digital business whilst its retail division has experienced significant expansion.  Publishing its trading results for the period ending 30 September 2021, Rank revealed a 5% year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue growth for its digital business whilst its retail division saw …

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Rank seeks new CFO following Floydd departure

Rank Group Plc has confirmed the resignation of Bill Floydd as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the LSE gambling group, who is moving on to join luxury retailer Watches of Switzerland.  An executive search has begun for Floydd’s replacement, as Rank’s financial officer will maintain the role until the end of year trading. The former CFO of Experian UK and …

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Rank reorganises digital leadership to lead unit turnaround

Rank Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Eitan Boyd to the leadership position of Group Chief Innovation Officer (CIO). Boyd is the former Chief Executive of Stride Gaming, the multi-brand igaming operator acquired by Rank in 2019 for £120 million. The promotion was disclosed by Rank governance updating investors on the LSE group’s digital progress, in which Rank stated …

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Rank calls for venue gambling laws to be rebalanced 

Rank Group Plc has urged the government to radically overhaul the laws governing UK land-based gambling venues, as a remit of its ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act.  Yesterday, the LSE gambling group published its 2020/2021 results, which revealed statutory losses of £93 million – as Rank’s trading was gutted by Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo properties observing lockdown …

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Rank stomachs £93m lockdown loss as leadership eyes strongest venue returns

Rank Group Plc has disclosed statutory losses of £93 million, as the LSE gambling group closes accounts on a year ravaged by COVID-19 headwinds.  Publishing its preliminary results for 2020/2021 trading (12-months ending 30 June) Rank registered a 50% decline in underlying net gaming revenues to £288 million. Year trading saw Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casino properties restricted to ‘59% …

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