The Gala Coral Group Ltd is an extremely popular UK betting shop and casino company, and has managed to gain quite a sizeable chunk of the gaming industry, both land-based and online. After merging with Coral Eurobet at the end of 2005, the Gala group immediately became the most significant bingo operator in the United Kingdom, with more than 30 individual casinos and approximately 150 halls.
In total, Gala Bingo now boasts in excess of 5,000,000 players, although only just over one-fifth of these members play on a regular basis, with more than 600,000 members playing each week.
Gala Bingo: E-Commerce
The E-Commerce division of the Gala Coral Group is responsible for the company's family of websites and online gaming presence. In 2007, the organisation launched a successful television advertising campaign for their online bingo website, which was fronted by famous television personality, Sharon Osbourne. The recent addition of handheld terminals has been well received by players.
The websites currently operated by the Gala Coral Group include the following:
- coral.co.uk - Coral sports and gaming
- eurobet.com - Eurobet sports betting online
- galabingo.com - Gala bingo, Gala value
- galacasino.co.uk - Gala casinos, with scratch cards and huge jackpots
- sportpress.com - Sportpress, with live football scores and results