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Rank Group CEO admits coping with Covid is not a short-term game as he discusses the operator’s full-year financial results

Rank Group last week reported a 15% downturn in full-year underlying net gaming revenue (NGR) to £585m for 2020 but the drop-off didn’t tell the whole story. The operator’s transformation strategy had paid dividends before the coronavirus pandemic hit. In the eight-month pre-Covid-19 period to 29 February, NGR climbed 11%. Operating profit rocketed 61%, with…

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