Mr. O’Reilly added:

“We are well positioned to optimise the opportunities afforded by the UK Government’s planned land-based regulatory reforms which will hopefully be implemented through the passing of secondary legislation in the summer of 2024.

“These reforms cannot come soon enough in enabling us to modernise our proposition to better meet our customers’ expectations.”

Too Many Closures Too Soon?

The news that Rank is back in profit led by a rise in the number of customers visiting its bingo and casino venues will raise questions over the company's decisions to close a number of long-established, popular bingo halls at the heart of communities all over the UK.

The devastating closure of bingo halls that have been around for more than half a century now looks a little short-sighted as demand for bingo shows no signs of slowing.