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  1. August 14, 2014

    Rank to build digital empire on ‘bedrock’ casino and bingo venues

    The new head of Rank Group insisted its casino and bingo venues would remain the “bedrock” of the business as he laid out...

  2. June 19, 2014

    Gala Coral kicks off bingo club sale

    Gala Coral has called “eyes down” for the sale of its 135 bingo clubs, formally setting in motion an auction of the gambling...

  1. March 27, 2014

    Change of chief executive at Rank Group

    Ian Burke, the longstanding executive chairman of Rank Group, will step down and be replaced by a former William Hill Online...

  2. March 19, 2014

    UK Budget 2014: Bingo hour for honest folk

    The time-hallowed practice of Budget bingo – ticking off leaked measures until you have the full card – gains an edge when...

  3. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Bingo helped but betting terminals hit

    Bingo and betting terminals sat at polar opposites of the gambling spectrum after a Budget that provided much-needed relief...

  4. January 31, 2014

    Rank bets on UK recovery to boost its takings

    Rank Group is betting on the upturn in the UK economy to revive its ailing bingo revenues but said its customers had yet to...

  5. October 17, 2013

    Rank Group seeks ways to get a full house

    Rank Group needs to find new ways to broaden the appeal of bingo, which has become too “mechanical,” its chief executive...

  6. August 15, 2013

    Rank Group boosted as punters spend more despite drop in numbers

    Free-spending punters helped Rank Group make up for a drop in overall visitors as some customers steered clear of its bingo...

  7. May 13, 2013

    Bad weather stops full house at Rank’s Mecca bingo halls

    Bad weather kept some players from Mecca bingo halls as snow knocked footfall at Rank Group, the owner of the UK’s most...

  8. March 6, 2013

    Rank agrees revised deal for Gala casinos

    Rank Group has succeeded in its move to become the largest casino operator in the UK after it agreed to buy 19 casinos from...

  9. February 19, 2013

    Regulators give go-ahead for Rank deal

    Rank Group’s attempt to become the largest casino operator in the UK received the go-ahead from regulators, with the...

  10. January 31, 2013

    Blue Square Bet knocks Rank’s profits

    Pre-tax profits at Rank Group, the company behind Mecca bingo halls and Grosvenor Casinos, fell by a fifth year-on-year in...

  11. January 10, 2013

    Rank paves way to Blue Square sale

    Rank Group opened the way to a possible sale of Blue Square, saying it was reviewing the future of its online sports betting...

  12. December 18, 2012

    Monopoly worry a threat to Rank deal

    A £205m deal to create the UK’s biggest casino operator could be vetoed by the Competition Commission because of concerns...

  13. November 26, 2012

    Casinos reject parallels to banking

    Politicians who use “casino banking”, “casino capitalism” and similar terms to describe the failings of investment banks are...

  14. August 17, 2012

    Online gaming boosts Rank revenues

    Pressure on consumers’ spending power failed to damp revenues at Rank Group, the leisure company aiming to become the...

  15. May 10, 2012

    Rank back at table for £250m Gala casinos

    Rank Group is back in talks with Gala Coral about taking over its rival’s casinos, less than two months after the leisure...

  16. March 29, 2012

    Rank drops £250m bid for Gala’s casinos

    Rank Group has dropped its £250m bid for Gala Coral’s casino business, in a move that would have created the largest casino...

  17. February 9, 2012

    Rank aims to court younger crowd

    Rank Group is betting on more under-35s coming to its casinos to drive earnings growth in 2012. The leisure company, which...

  18. January 30, 2012

    Rank in £250m indicative bid for Gala casinos

    Rank Group has launched a £250m ($392m) indicative bid for Gala Coral’s casino division. If successful, Rank would become...

  19. January 30, 2012

    Evraz wanes as resource stocks lead FTSE lower

    Evraz was among the FTSE 100 fallers on Monday after analysts raised concerns about the strength of its balance sheet....

  20. January 30, 2012

    Rank Group bids for rival Gala Coral

    Rank Group, the owner of Mecca Bingo clubs and Grosvenor Casinos, is in talks over a £250m ($393m) bid for the casino arm of...

  21. November 10, 2011

    Rank overpaid £250m in bingo tax, says EU court

    Europe’s highest court has ruled in favour of Rank Group’s claim that it overpaid bingo tax to the UK government by more...

  22. November 10, 2011

    Admiral pins losses on injury claims

    Admiral Group was a casualty in a flat London market as growth fears led the car insurer to 21-month low. The stock slid a...

  23. October 21, 2011

    Rank sees fluctuation in revenues

    Rank Group saw customer numbers fall at its Mecca Bingo clubs but rise at Grosvenor Casinos, while revenues at its online...

  24. FT Alphaville

    October 21, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Friday, - Latest Europe bailout plan: merge EFSF with the ESM — Bloomberg. - Fed contemplating...

  25. September 13, 2011

    M&B investors should repel boarding party

    Mitchells & Butlers is not a Spanish galleon stuffed with doubloons. But investor Joe Lewis – who, appropriately, lives some...

  26. September 12, 2011

    Gallagher takes on Spirit finance role

    Spirit, the managed pub operator that demerged from Punch Taverns this year, has appointed Paddy Gallagher as finance...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Thursday, - Credit Suisse Q2 net income falls 52 per cent, plans to cut jobs – statement,...

  28. July 28, 2011

    People: RBS hires real estate old hand

    Helen Gordon, property director at Legal & General, has been poached to lead West Register, the global “bad bank” property...

  29. July 18, 2011

    London banks fall on eurozone debt exposure

    UK banks had their worst day in more than a year on Monday as eurozone contagion fears pulled the FTSE 100 sharply lower....

  30. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2011

    Snap news

    Breaking pre-market news on Monday, - Glencore to acquire 70 per cent stake in Mina Justa Project for $475m – statement. -...

  31. July 16, 2011

    Rank investors finally accept Guoco offer

    Rank Group is to remain a listed company, but only by the skin of its teeth after the 150p-a-share offer from majority...

  32. July 12, 2011

    Rank investors draw back from Guoco deal

    Rank Group is set to remain a listed company after institutional shareholders representing about 15 per cent of the gaming...

  33. July 5, 2011

    Rank and file announcements

    Another day, another announcement from Rank. Former Inchcape chief and chairman Peter Johnson, who announced his departure...

  34. July 4, 2011

    Rank does the Guokey Cokey

    “You put your left leg in, your left leg out. In, out, in, out, you shake it all about.” (“The Hokey Cokey”, Trad.) The...

  35. July 4, 2011

    Rank reappoints chief executive and rejects offer

    Rank Group and representatives from Guoco, its biggest shareholder, plan to meet minority investors to explain their...

  36. July 1, 2011

    Tax victories at heart of Rank battle

    It is Rank’s recent success that has made the battle for control of the group so heartfelt. Its market value has risen by...

  37. July 1, 2011

    Guoco’s Rank bid poses takeover questions

    It looked odd from the start and has become stranger at every stage. With each twist and turn, Guoco’s cash bid for gaming...

  38. June 30, 2011

    Watchdog gives reprieve to Rank investors

    The Takeover Panel invented a new tactic on Thursday to protect shareholders embroiled in the tortuous battle over Rank, the...

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