The Rank Group has announced a year-on-year increase in net gaming revenue and profit after tax for the first half of its financial year, driven by growth in its digital, Grosvenor venues and international venues divisions.
The Rank Group has said that it is likely to post better-than-expected operating profit for the 12 months through to 30 June, 2020, due to positive trading within its digital and Grosvenor Casino and international land-based venues businesses.
Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has revealed that GVC Holdings pledged to donate the most money in the nine months to 31 December 2019, despite not adding to the amount it committed to in the first half of the year.
Spain’s regulated online gaming market has reported a 5.4% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue for the third quarter of 2019, with the growth of online casino again supported by the recovery of the sports betting vertical.
Banking group HSBC UK has joined forces with industry charities GamCare and GambleAware to develop and launch a new self-restriction tool to enable its customers to block gambling transactions on their accounts.
The Czech Republic Ministry of Finance has defended its decision to introduce higher taxes on certain gambling activities, after a national newspaper claimed the increases would harm the country's land-based market.
Problem gambling funding body GambleAware has revealed that GVC Holdings topped its list of pledges for the six months to 30 September 2019, with the Ladbrokes Coral owner committing a total of £1.46m (€1.69m/$1.86m) during the period.
Rank Group has reported an 8% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue for the three months to 30 September 2019, after it was boosted by growth in its digital arm and Grosvenor Casino land-based business.