Posting the company's twelfth consecutive year of growth, French betting operator PMU has recorded a marginal increase in turnover to €9.30 billion for 2009, following a strong performance from its online offering which helped to offset a decline in land-based revenues.

Benefiting from the expansion of its casinos business, Rank Group plc said Friday that revenues for the 52 week period ended December 27th had increased by 3% despite revenues from the company's online gaming division, Rank Interactive, falling 4% year-on-year, making it the only business segment to record a fall in revenue during the year.

Looking to pursue future business development opportunities, New Football Pools operator Sportech plc has agreed a revised £90.75 million banking facility with its lending bank, Lloyds Banking Group, providing the company with the flexibility to develop its own business as well as providing for any future acquisition opportunities.