London-listed gaming operator Rank Group has reported a marginal 1 per cent increase in revenue to £378.6m for the first half period ended December 31st, with a solid performance from its digital operations offsetting a decline from its Grosvenor and Mecca land-based venues businesses.

The company's UK digital business posted an 11 per cent increase in revenue to £52.4m during H1, while the combined Venues business saw revenue decline by 2 per cent to £310.0m.

"The first half of the group's financial year has seen challenging trading conditions for both our retail casino and bingo businesses, with strong comparable figures in the previous year," said Rank Group CEO Henry Birch. "That being said, both businesses showed a year-on-year improvement from quarter to quarter."

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