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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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Rank Group expects to hit 2015 performance targets

Rank Group Plc governance has stated that it is confident that the company will hit 2015 performance targets having recorded a strong opening 20 week period for 2015.Rank Group announced that like-for-like revenue for the 20 weeks to 17 May 2015 has grown by 5%, with total revenue up 4%. Its Grosvenor Casino (retail) operations had recorded a 5% rise …

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Mecca Bingo avoids queues with Q App

Mecca Bingo has announced it has selected UK’s leading mobile ordering platform Q App to trial mobile ordering and payments at its Mecca Bingo clubs, following an extensive selection process. The service will initially be tested at Mecca Croydon and Mecca Southend in Q1 2015. Q App enhances customer experience and increases efficiency of catering operations by enabling customers to …

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Rank on the up with H1 25% profit increase

Rank Group Plc operators of Grosvenor Casino and Mecca Bingo, has announced that H1 corporate operating profits rose 25% to £34.9 million (2013: 28.3 million), as the gambling operator reported improved performance on all brands. The digital performance of Grosvenor and Mecca brands drove corporate H1 performance, with the brands recording improved revenues of £41.4 million (2013: 35.6 million). Ranks …

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Scientific Games agrees 5 year Mecca Bingo games provision partnership

Scientific Games has signed a five-year agreement with UK-based Mecca Bingo Ltd to provide the Company’s leading server-based gaming solution to Mecca Bingo clubs across the UK. The new agreement will provide Mecca with a server-based gaming platform powered by technology partner Videobet, a Playtech company, and exclusive content from the SG Gaming library alongside a combination of Clarity, T8 …

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Unibet & Betsson scoop top prizes at Gaming App Awards

The first ever Gaming App Awards were held at the Belgravia Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London on 8 December 2014. The awards celebrated outstanding industry achievements for igaming mobile verticals in 2014. Swedish igaming operator Unibet won the App of the Year award for its Spin City casino games app. iGaming technology supplier Playtech took home the award for Best …

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71% increase in digital revenues for Grosvenor Casinos

The Rank Group has announced a 3% increase in like-for-like revenues for the 15 week period to 12 October 2014 driven by the performance of the Grosvenor Casinos brand. Henry Birch, chief executive of The Rank Group Plc, commented: “The Group has had a good start to the financial year and I am pleased with the improvements seen in our …

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Rank Group plans digital platform switch ahead of 2015

Rank Group Chief Executive Henry Birch has outlined plans to optimise Rank Group’s digital gaming strategy ahead of 2015. The newly appointed CEO, has stated that a switch in igaming platform and provisions supplier will be critical to the operators future performance. Speaking to EGR Magazine, Birch commented that Rank Group’s digital management team had been studying igaming suppliers and …

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