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High hopes – Mecca Bingo bids for the Tokyo Olympics

Bingo giant Mecca Bingo has announced that it has formally applied for bingo to become an olympic sport with the International Olympic Committee. The aim is that it is included in the 2020 summer Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo, Japan. Despite today’s date this is no April Fool’s and you can check out the campaign, and even give your …

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Rank posts positive 2015 performance ahead of digital overhaul

Reporting on its H1 2015/16 performance (unaudited six month period ending 31 December), the governance of Rank Group Plc, stated that it was pleased with results as like-for-like group revenues rose 5% to £370 million (H1 2014/15 – £351 million) Rank expects H1 2015/16 profits to be around the £46 million mark, up 11% on H1 2014/15 corresponding performance (£41.7 …

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Mecca Bingo launches Playtech ONE omni-channel solution

Rank Group subsidiary Mecca Bingo, has launched omni-channel system Playtech One across its entire product range, with a view to enhance player engagement, optimise content and bridge customer access to its games inventory. Playtech ONE’s launch across Mecca Bingo omni-channel inventory, has been supported by this year integration of Playtech’s retail server system, which services the bingo operator entire 2300 …

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Rank Group confident of targets as Grosvenor & Mecca see revenues rise

Rank Group governance remains fully confident of hitting its 2015 full year expectations, having recorded key metric growth on all its core business channels for the 15-week period to 11 October 2015 Updating investors and markets via an interim management statement, Rank informed that its group revenues had gained an 8% increase in a like for like basis. For its …

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Mecca Bingo retains Havas UK as PR lead

Mecca Bingo (Rank Group), has retained the services of Havas UK as its lead PR agency. The online and land based bingo operator will continue to use Havas client services to increase its brand coverage and facilitate its media and corporate communications. Mecca Bingo marketing revealed that it had chosen to renew with Havas, following the agency’s work on its …

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Mecca Bingo crowns Dale Wilson as Host of the Year

Mecca Bingo (Rank Group) has crowned employee Dale Wilson as Host of 2015, in its national company awards. Dale from Huddersfield was presented the award at Mecca’s Leeds Hunslet site, beating competition from five other contenders. The bingo caller known for his quick wit and charm with customers was rewarded with £5000 prize and a holiday to Florida. Mecca Bingo …

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UKGC – Rank Group investigations show need for greater AML controls

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) wants UK operators to critically review the effectiveness of their policies and procedures with regards to anti-money laundering (AML) and customer protections. The UKGC has urged operators for stricter reviews and practices following the completion of an investigation of AML policies at Rank Group subsidiaries Grosvenor Casinos and meccabingo.com, prompted by the conviction of money …

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Rank sees retail & digital growth in 2014/15

Reporting on its preliminary 2014/15 corporate performance (year ending 30 June), FTSE 250 listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc was pleased to announce top line growth on all key performance metrics. A strong 2014/15 performance would see the operator record a 4% uplift in group revenues to £738 million, Rank Group would report year-end operating profits of £84 million up …

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Rank Group losses £30 million VAT appeal

The UK Supreme Court has overruled a VAT appeal lodged by Rank Group Plc with regards to a £31 million dispute on taxation of its gambling machines between 2002 and 2005. The appeal was brought up by Rank Group on 21 April 2015, with regards to the operatpors claims that it had overpaid VAT on Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo …

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Rank Group appoints Anna Shirley as Marketing Director of Mecca Bingo

Rank  Group plc retail and digital bingo operator Mecca Bingo, has confirmed the appointment of Anna Shirley as Marketing Director of the Mecca Bingo division from 3rd August 2015. Shirley joins from Sainsbury’s, where she has held a number of senior marketing positions over the last 13 years, including Head of National Advertising, Head of Own Brand Marketing, Head of …

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