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David Clifton – Licensing Expert – The RGA’s “Anti-money laundering: Good practice guidelines for the online gambling industry”

As all operators licensed by the Gambling Commission reading this will surely be aware, they are required to uphold the licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005 and to have in place effective policies and procedures to identify and manage the risks to those objectives arising from their business. In order to uphold the first licensing objective to prevent gambling …

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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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Tim Scoble steps down as Rank Group Non-Executive Director

Rank Group Plc governance has announced that Non-Executive Director Tim Scoble is to step down from its board. Scoble leaves the gambling operator following five years’ board service. Scoble was charged with leading and advising Rank Group’s governance remuneration committee. The operator informed that Scoble had decided to step down from its board as outside commitments had grown substantially. Scoble …

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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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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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Scientific Games rolls out Operator Wide Area Progressive System with Rank Group

Scientific Games Corporation will integrate its Operator Wide Area Progressive System with Rank Group Plc premises in what will be the largest installation of a gaming system undertaken by a single operator. The initial rollout covers 21 tables in 10 casinos across the United Kingdom, with 86 more progressive tables to be installed by the end of this year. Overall, the …

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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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ICE 2015 Round the World Winner takes the campaign to Uzbekistan

It’s not often that you attend the world’s most international and largest gaming exhibition only to find out that you’ve won a free round the world trip, but that’s exactly what happened to Simon Beacham, Head of Electronic Gaming for Grosvenor Casinos / Rank Group at February’s ICE Totally Gaming event held at London’s ExCeL Centre. Simon, who won the golden …

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