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UK – Rank to recoup almost £80m due to VAT on slots

Rank Group, operator of the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands in the UK, will receive a refund of £77.5m ($104.04m) from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the British tax authority, over value-added taxes paid on slot machine revenue between 2006 and 2013. Other betting companies are expecting a windfall as a result of the…

UK – Rank’s revenues savaged by closures but non-London casinos back at 98 per cent of pre-pandemic levels

With 79 per cent of the Rank Group’s revenue being derived from its venues businesses, closures imposed in the Government’s response to the pandemic amounting to 59 per cent of available operating days together with capacity constraints, and reduced opening hours have seen revenues fall by 50 per cent, giving an operating loss of £67m….

UK – Grosvenor dealers benefiting from Grosvenor Casinos Gaming Academy

The Grosvenor Casinos Gaming Academy, a six-week programme that teaches non-gaming team members how to deal some of the most popular casino games including Blackjack, Poker and Roulette., is paying off with team member in Reading, Midlands, Cardiff and Manchester all benefitting from the course with plans for further Gaming Academies throughout the year. As…

Rank Group’s Hawkeye tackles high-velocity online play issue

The Rank Group, including Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo, is to deploy real-time ‘Hawkeye’ system as part of Safer Gambling rollout within its customer support hub, including around-the-clock customer monitoring. In June, Rank Group launched a new real-time safer gambling monitoring desk to be rolled out across the operator’s Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands….

UK – Sports betting firms donate profits from Britainna Stakes to Prostate Cancer

The Betting and Gaming Council’s biggest members have agreed to donate all their profits from the Britainna Stakes, which takes place at Royal Ascot on June 17, to Prostate Cancer UK, Marie Curie, the three Armed Forces charities and Care Radio. Flutter (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), bet365, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), William Hill, Kindred (Unibet),…

UK – Rank to deploy real-time ‘Hawkeye’ system as part of Safer Gambling rollout

The Rank Group have developed an innovative real-time safer gambling monitoring desk as part of the group’s continued roll-out of safer gambling measures. The Grosvenor casino and Mecca bingo owner has invested significantly in the firm’s Customer support hub in order to identify, more swiftly, customer online behaviour that may require interventions, building on real-time…

UK – Mecca Bingo celebrating 60 as it reopens on May 17

Mecca is bringing bingo back in England, Scotland and Wales and will open its clubs to customers May 17, promising to do so with even more fun and entertainment. Reopening venues is an even bigger deal for Mecca as May 2021 marks its 60th year of being a part of British towns and cities, and…

UK – Rank Group posts 58 per cent NGR fall

Rank Group has reported a 58 per cent fall in underlying net gaming revenue to £156.9m in the second half of 2020. The closure of venues and restrictions led to a 70 per cent reduction in venues underlying NGR – down from £306m to £90.9m. From an underlying profit of £58.7m over the corresponding period…

UK – Rank Group boss leads call for Scottish casinos to remain open

Bosses have called on the Scottish First Minister to remove casinos from Level 2 restrictions, pointing out that £30m a year in tax payments are also under threat if their doors are closed indefinitely. Scotland’s 11 casinos– which employ 700 people – were allowed to re-open in August following the first lockdown after public health…