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Grosvenor Casinos launches new sportsbook with Kambi

SBC News Grosvenor Casinos launches new sportsbook with Kambi

Rank Group subsidiary Grosvenor Casinos has confirmed the launch of a new sports betting offering for its online and land-based players. Powered by Kambi following a deal made in January, ‘Grosvenor Sport’ enables punters in Grosvenor land-based sites or online to access various sports betting services and a range of special offers. The product underwent a soft launch this summer, …

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IWG to service Mecca instant win games suite

SBC News 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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Ladbrokes donates £180,000 to new GamCare programme

SBC News Ladbrokes donates £180,000 to new GamCare programme

Following a recent call centre visit by CEO Jim Mullen, Ladbrokes has announced a £180,000 donation to national problem gambling support charity GamCare to help fund its new Youth Programme. The firm will provide the backing in 2016 and 2017, to help fund three regional ‘youth hubs’ across the UK to provide information, advice, early interventions, and links to treatment …

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Strong commercial pipeline sees NetEnt post Q3 revenue & profits boost

SBC News Strong commercial pipeline sees NetEnt post Q3 revenue & profits boost

Publishing its Q3 2016 trading update (period ending 30 September), Stockholm-listed industry games developer NetEnt AB has reported a further consecutive quarter of top-line growth on all metrics. Closing its Q3 2016, NetEnt would record a corporate revenue increase of 27.7% to SEK 357.4 (Q3 2015: 279.8 million). Its strong revenue performance would see the games developer post operating profits …

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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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

SBC News 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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888’s Itai Frieberger dismisses Rank merger speculation

SBC News 888's Itai Frieberger dismisses Rank merger speculation

Having reported a ‘record breaking’ revenue performance for its H1 2016 results, the governance of 888 Holdings (888) has dismissed industry rumours of a potential merger with Rank Group (Rank). Following the failure of a Rank-888 joint consortium takeover bid for William Hill valued at £3.4 billion, the betting industry has been rife with rumours of a potential + £1.6 …

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The Times: M&A hungry Rank eyes 888 merger

SBC News The Times: M&A hungry Rank eyes 888 merger

The Times has reported that Rank Group governance are considering a £1.6 billion tie-up with 888 Holdings, following the pair’s failure to lure William Hill into a three-way merger. Following its H1 2016 results in which Rank would declare adjusted group profits of £77 million, CEO Henry Birch revealed to Reuters News that his firm was actively looking for potential …

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

SBC News 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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