Rank Group

Rank Group

11/09/2019 Off By Eduardo Steward
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Since 1937, from the first day of its established, The Rank Group goal is to entertain operators through venue-based or online games. The company has 3 products with high-quality services: Grosvenor Casinos, Mecca, and Enracha. 151 venues of Rank Company located in Great Britain, Spain, and Belgium.

Rank Group Products

Grosvenor Casinos

Grosvenor Casinos was established in 1970 and is the largest multi-channel casino operator in the UK with 54 clubs currently registered in the UK and 2 unbranded clubs registered in Belgium. The brand offers various popular casino games such as roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and poker, electronic roulette, and slot machines. Additionally, our digital channel is also getting traction by offering many online games including the live casino.


Mecca founded in 1961. The brand started its first operations as a venue casino. Mecca operates approximately 85 clubs, and significant of the customers are women.  Mecca offers to operators a wide selection of online gaming – from bingo to slot games.


Enracha reinvents the world of the game in avant-garde and cosy space that combines the most traditional games like bingo, with the latest generation of recreational, electronic roulettes and other games of chance. Enrache presents the high-quality online games for Spanish operators. The brand established in 1194.

Stride Gaming

On 4 October, 2019, Rankg Group acquired Stride Gaming for £115.3m. See our section on Stride Gaming for more informatio about Stride Gaming products.

Rank Group Company Background

The Rank Group is ambitioned to be the UK’s leading multi-channel gaming operator, creating value for our shareholders, having strong brands which will meet customers’ needs and deliver operational excellence in venues and digital channels. Rank provides customers with multi-channel gaming offer. Rank’s future goal is to be the UK’s leading multi-channel operator.

Rank Group Board of Directors

Ian Burke is the chairman of the board of directors of Rank Group. Previously he was acting as chief executive of the Rank Group and Holmes Place Group. His other duty is working as non-executive chairman of Findel Plc.

John O’Reilly is chief executive of the board directors holding the 25 years experience in the gaming industry. His previous experience including as the founder of Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Ltd, as well as Ladbrokes digital company. His last position was acting as a non-executive director and chair of William Chill Plc.

Chris Bell is senior independent director of the Rank Group. Having over 20 years’ of experience in online gaming industry Chris has had multiple positions in huge companies such as Hilton Group, Ladbrokes Plc, Allied Lyons. His other duties are acting as a non-executive director Gaming Realms and a non-executive chairman of XLMedia Plc, TechFinancials Inc.

Steven Esom is a non-executive director. He is senior independent director of the Cranswick Plc and has extensive experience in the consumer-focused multi-site retail business. Steven also is a non-executive chairman of Advantage Travel Partnership.

Susan Hooper is a non-executive director of the Rank Group. Her background in large consumer-facing business and broad commercial non-executive is fascinating. Susan current positions are acting as a non-executive board member of the Department for Exiting the European Union and a non-executive director of Wizz Air.

The RT. HON. The Earl of Kilmorey, PC. is a non-executive director of the Rank Group. His previous experience was in commerce and industry and  Government. Lord Kilmorey fulfill the obligation of the director of Halsbury Holmes Limited, Smarta Enterprises Limited. Furthermore, he is a non-executive director of NEC Europe Ltd.

Alan Morgan is retail Managing Director since 2017. His experience in Rank Group was as Managing director of Mecca since 2016. He holds the position of Chief Operating & Commercial Officer for Spirit Pub Company.

Alex Thursby is a non-executive director. Alex is an independent non-executive board member of Barclays International. His experience was in the baking sector at National Bank of Abu Dhabi as a chief executive.

Luisa Wright is Interim Company secretary of the Rank Group. Before holding current position, Luisa was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Sportech Plc.

Rank Group Shareholders Structure

Name                                                                            Equities                               %

Hong Leong Company (Malaysia) Bhd.                 219,120,221               56.1%

Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd.                 29,870,389                  7.65%

M&G Investment Management Ltd.                       22,878,293                  5.86%

Artemis Investment Management LLP                  19,287,793                   4.94%

J.O. Hambro Capital Management Ltd.               10,808,000                    2.77%

Majedie Asset Management Ltd.                            8,783,000                    2.25%

Schroder Investment Management Ltd.                7,587,000                    1.94%

Norges Bank Investment Management                 7,036,000                    1.80%

The Vanguard Group, Inc.                                        3,572,290                    0.91%
(also a shareholder in GVC Holdings)

Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.   3,372,000                    0.86%

Rank Group Investor Relations Contact

Sarah Powell

Director of Corporate Communications

The Rank Group Plc, TOR, Saint-Cloud Way, Maidenhead, SL6 8BN

+44 (0) 1628 504 303

[email protected]