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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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IWG rolls out instant win titles across 888’s bingo network

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Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has agreed a deal to deliver its popular blockbuster titles Slingo and Cashbuster to 888 Bingo. This is the first major operator deal for IWG since Leon Thomas joined the company from Rank Group subsidiary Mecca Digital, where he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Working out of IWG’s London base as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), …

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Playtech extends decade-long partnership with Mecca Bingo

Updating the market, Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has renewed principal online bingo and games supplier terms with Rank Group Plc subsidiary Mecca Bingo, the firm’s biggest online bingo partner. The FTSE-listed gambling technology supplier was pleased to renew its ‘more than a decade long’ partnership with Mecca Bingo, turning the brand into a leading online bingo destination for …

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Rank Group reports flat revenues as governance reaffirms full-year expectations

Issuing an ‘Interim Management Statement’, FTSE-listed UK gambling operator Rank Group Plc (Rank) has reported that it expects to post ‘flat revenues’ revenues for its trading update for the 15-week period to 9 October. Ahead of its Annual General Meeting, Rank the operator of Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo halls reiterates its full-year target expectations. Publishing a brief trading update, …

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Mecca Bingo ‘knows the feeling’ with Louise Redknapp

Rank Group subsidiary Mecca Bingo will launch its new high coverage UK marketing campaign with TV personality Louise Redknapp. Redknapp who is currently appearing on BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (series 14), will front Mecca Bingo’s new ‘We Know the Feeling’ UK nationwide campaign which will launch on multiple advertising formats. Updating the market, Mecca Bingo stated that the high-visibility campaign …

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Rank Group appoints Martin Pugh & Alan Morgan as Grosvenor & Mecca MDs

FTSE-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc (Rank) has announced two leadership appointments for its core assets, Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo. Updating the market, Rank governance announced that Martin Pugh has been appointed Managing Director of its Grosvenor Casino division, having served as leader of Mecca Bingo (2014-2016). Pugh replaces Mark Jones as Grosvenor leader, who departed the company last …

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Digital growth sees Rank Group post ‘Solid’ 2015/16 results

Presenting its full-year 2015/16 results (period ending 30 June), The Rank Group PLC (Rank) has declared a solid financial year reporting like-for-like growth across its divisions. Closing its financial year, Rank would record total group revenues of £753 million up 2% on FY 2014/15: £738 million. The operators sustained revenue performance would see it post FY group EBITDA of £128 …

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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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