Gala Coral Group Ltd is a British betting shop, bingo and casino operator owned by private equity houses Candover Investments, Cinven and Permira. In October 2005 it merged with Coral Eurobet for £2.18 billion. This large and lucrative operation made it the UK’s third largest bookmaker and largest bingo operator owning over 30 casinos. Not only in the UK but the Gala Coral Group is also a leading European betting and gaming company with well established retail and online brands.
The Group’ s operations are based in the UK, Italy, Gibraltar and Tel Aviv and serve customers primarily in the UK and Italy; the two largest regulated gambling markets in Europe. In Italy, the Group operates through over 860 Eurobet betting shops and online at Eurobet.it. Eurobet serves clients in over 130 countries, providing online sports betting in many languages.
It was announced recently that video slot producer Quickspin will enter the UK gambling market with a deal signed with the Gala Coral Group. The first game is currently being adapted for the UK retail market and is expected to go live during the fourth quarter 2014. The arrangement has Quickspin distributing games through 1,800 Coral retail outlets across the United Kingdom.
Players will be able to access games via its high definition Infinity gaming machines in Coral retail outlets, and can be accessed by Gala Coral’s online and mobile channels. Quickspin is a Stockholm based game development studio that targets the offline and online gambling and social gaming niche.
Mark Kemp, E-Gaming Director at Coral says, “Being able to offer the best online & mobile slots games in our shops is an important part of our multi-channel gaming and single wallet Connect strategy. We have seen the quality & success of Quickspin’s innovative games as part of our offering online. “
Quickspin’s Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Lindberg commented, “With our mobile games going live in the next few months we will be one of the first providers to offer games across multiple channels: web, mobile and retail,”