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September 24, 2020

Attendance fell by 13%, with spending per customer down by 1%

Rank still hurt by smoking ban

(UK).- Gaming firm Rank says it is continuing to feel the impact of the UK-wide smoking ban at its Mecca bingo halls. Like-for-like revenue fell 14% in England and Wales during the 17 weeks to 27 April, compared with the same period a year ago. Attendance fell by 13%, with spending per customer down by 1%.

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ttendance fell by 13%, with spending per customer down by 1%. But Rank, which also runs Grosvenor Casinos and the Blue Square online betting business, said it had been "encouraged" by its performance.

Revenue at the group overall slipped by 8%. This was cushioned by a 10% rise in business at Blue Square as the market for online betting continued to build.

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