Rank launch new division

    The Rank Group has announced the launch of a new division to reflect the importance of the gaming sector to the leading entertainment operator. Rank Gaming Division will now take its place as one of Rank's core businesses, with David Boden charged with responsibility for heading the group's £69 million profit making sector as Managing Director.
     The division provides a new role for amusement machines operator Rank Leisure Machine Services which will form a group of three UK companies in the new structure. RLMS will line-up alongside Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos in the Rank Gaming Division.
    During 1999, Rank's gaming companies contributed a net profit of £69 million to the group, with the new division establishing itself as the foremost operator of recreational gaming in the UK. Employing almost 11,000 employees, the division now entertains over 30 million customers each year.
    Confirming the gaming sector's role within the group, MD David Boden stated: "Everyone who has been involved with the gaming business, either directly or in a support service role, should be proud that through their contribution Rank Gaming is now such a successful division with excellent prospects."