Coral is one of the UK’s leading bookmakers. With a history dating as far back as 1926, it is also one of the oldest brands still commonly seen on the high street. It was the brainchild of Joe Coral, who actually borrowed some money from a friend to start out his business as an onsite bookmaker at the local greyhound track. The company has grown from these humble beginnings to one of the biggest bookmaking chains in the country.
Today it is part of the Gala Coral group, the parent company which operates Coral amongst a number of other well known brands. The other components of the group are Gala Casinos, Gala Bingo and Eurobet. They operate across Europe, with the Eurobet brand particularly successful in Italy, where there are numerous high street betting shops.