Rank Group, which owns Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, saw pre-tax profit fall 7% to £32.8m for the half-year to end of December 2017.
The decline owed much to like-for-like sales at Mecca Bingo falling 3%, with customer visits down 7%
Grosvenor Casinos revealed a 1% dip in revenue against what Rank described as a “challenging consumer backdrop”.
Visits to the casinos were down 7%, which the company insisted was partly caused by refurbishment work in two London venues, with “ongoing customer due diligence controls” also affecting revenues.
Rank’s Spanish business, Enracha, delivered a good venues performance with euro revenue up 6% and euro operating profit up 11%.
The group's UK digital business also continued to deliver strong revenue1 growth, up 16% with a 56% growth in operating profit.
Total group costs were reduced by £6.2m in the period, principally driven by the restructure of the Group's retail and corporate operations.