Based in Britain, The Rank Group has reinvented itself as a leading European gaming and betting based leisure business geared towards generating positive gains for their shareholders through sustainable increases in earnings per share.
Joseph Arthur Rank was the founder of this company in 1937. Though business interests have varied from being in the
motion picture industry, manufacturing photocopying equipment, owning a record company, theme parks, restaurants
Hard Rock Cafe), pubs, nightclubs etc The Rank Group never lost focus of their main objective and have since become
renowned for that very reason - for being a world leader in the leisure and entertainment industry.
By 2007 The Rank Group had disposed of all its other interest and focused its attention on the gaming business.
Although interest in this field started as far back at 1961 when Rank first made their entry into this market by
opening their first Bingo Hall, they have over the years acquired more and more assets in this field and have
no intention of slowing down. Today, The Rank Group is reputedly one of the largest names in the gaming business
offering land based bingo halls, casinos, telephone and internet betting and online casinos.
Of the 8,957 employees, the Chairman is Peter Johnson and the Chief Executive is Ian Burke.
Richard Greenhalgh is
the Senior Independent non-Executive Director
and Owen O'Donnell, Bill Shannon, John Wareen, Tim Scoble and Mike Smith
make up the balance of the Directors all holding Non-executive Director (independent) positions.
The Rank Group has 150 Licensed gaming outlets of which 35 land based Casinos in Britain are run under the name
of Grosvenor Casinos, 103 Bingo clubs under the name of Mecca Bingo, 11 Bingo Clubs in Spain running under the name
of Top Rank España, 2 casinos in Belgium under the name Gosvenor Casinos and the Online Gaming and betting sites running
under the name Rank Interactive making up the balance.
It was recorded that in the excess of 22 million customers patronised these casinos during the year of 2009.
The Rank Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is listed under FTSE250. The stock Symbol is LSE:RNK.L
and the market Cap is 405.37M, Shares in issue is 390.529M and currency used is GBX (Great British Pence or Pence Sterling).
The registered office for The Rank Group is Statesman House, Stafferton Way, Maidenhead, SL6 1AY.
Tel: 01628 504000
Fax: 01628 504042
Businesses in Great Britain are regulated by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain and Governed by the Department
for Culture, Media and Sport. In Spain Comision Nacional del Juego is the regulatory Body and Ministerio del Interior
is the Government department that governs this and in Belgium the Regulatory Body is the Commission de Jeux de Hasard,
and the Government department the Ministry of Justice. All Internet based businesses are licensed and regulated by
The Alderney Gambling Control Commission.
In 2002 The GREaT (Gambling Research, Education and Treatment of problem gambling) presented The Rank Group with the
GREaTest Award for recognition of the leading role that they played in supporting the foundations work.
In 2009 £516,000 was raised for the International Charity organisation Whizz-Kidz.
This year there are three campaigns underway. The Department of Work and Pensions' Eyes Down for Extra Cash roadshow,
the NHS Patient roadshow which highlighted the different ways that healthcare services can be accessed and the largest
of all, to raise a minimum of £200,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care Foundation.
Casinos owned by the group
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