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Joe Coral founded his bookmaking business in 1926 after borrowing money from a local café owner to set up a betting stall at his local racing course. It was there he met his future business partner and good friend Tom Bradbury-Pratt who ran various speedway betting stalls across the UK. Soon, the pair operated betting pitches across a wide range of speedways and racing courses across Britain. It was in 1960, when off-course betting outlets became legal, that Joe Coral opened his very first betting outlet. Moving forward to 2016, Coral now owns and operates 1800+ betting outlets across the UK. Coral’s retail portfolio is impressive, including two greyhound racing stadia in Britain, at Romford and Hove. Coral also operate three betting stores in Cheltenham, Epsom and Sandown Park – three of the most prestigious racecourses in the UK. Coral have been growing from strength to strength and have become established as one of the most successful gaming companies in the UK.