Rank makes a significant contribution to the UK economy through tax and employment, as well as principally benefiting the economies of Spain, Gibraltar, Mauritius and Israel through businesses based in or operating in those territories.

In the year 2021/22 Rank paid £171.5m (2020/21: £121.0m) to tax authorities and local governments in irrecoverable VAT, gambling taxes, corporate tax, employer's national insurance and local business rates.  Rank has provided employment to approximately 7,600 (2020/21: 7,500) people across the Group. The broader impact of Rank’s operations, including taxes paid by supplier companies, is harder to quantify but no less significant. 

You can read further details of Rank's published tax strategy here.

UK tax regime

  Gaming duty/ Gross profits tax
Category B3 gaming machines 20%
Category C gaming machines 20%
Category D gaming machines 5%
Main stage bingo 10%
Interval bingo 10%
Grosvenor Casinos  
Casino games and poker
(tax on gaming win in a six-month period)
15% – £0 to £2,686k
  20% – £2,686k to £4,538k
  30% – £4,538k to £7,781k
  40% – £7,781k to £14,626k
  50% – over £14,626k
Category B1 gaming machines 20%
Digital* 21%* 21%
Sportsbook 15%

* Rank’s online business is based offshore (Gibraltar) and is subject to UK and Gibraltar remote gaming duty


Spanish tax regime

  Bingo duty1 Remote Gaming Duty Licence (annual average)
Bingo tax set by region 3.75% to 15%
Category B2/3 gaming machines €4,610
Multi-post electronics €19,540 and 20%

1 Calculated as a percentage of stake