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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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Rank Group signs deal to take Microgaming content via Quickfire

Quickfire, powered by Microgaming, has signed a major UK casino firm in Rank Group. Entertaining Britain since 1937, Rank Group is one of the largest gaming entertainment brands in the UK. Its gaming services include Grosvenor Casinos, the UK’s largest multi-channel casino operator, and Mecca, one of the most popular community gaming websites in Great Britain. Rank has joined forces …

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Jones moves from bingo to casino at Rank Group

Casino and bingo entertainment provider The Rank Group has appointed Mark Jones to the position of Managing Director for Grosvenor Casinos. Jones, 54, joined The Rank Group Plc in 2009 and is currently Managing Director of Mecca Bingo. Prior to this he has held a number of senior management posts in the leisure industry, including chief executive of Pizza Hut …

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Point of consumption tax will hit Rank’s performance

Rank Group, owner of the Grosvenor casino and Mecca bingo brands, has announced a 13% increase in ‘continuing business revenues’ for the 12 months to 30 June 2014, with retail growth considerably outstripping its digital performance. Revenues increased 15% for its venues, while the digital channel achieved 2% growth. The fastest growing channel of distribution continues to be mobile where …

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Evolution Games heading for Mecca

Mecca has launched Evolution Games‘  Live Roulette as part of its mobile bingo offering. Mecca is Rank Group’s community-gaming brand for the British market with 96 bingo clubs in the UK and one of Great Britain’s most popular gaming websites with associated bingo apps. According to Mecca, mobile is their fastest growing vertical with the majority of the brand’s new …

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