Gala Coral has reported a 4 per cent increase in turnover to £1,099.7m for the year ended September 28th, as strong growth from the company’s online gaming businesses helped to offset a difficult trading period in the fourth quarter.

The company said it was a “satisfactory performance” in light of difficult trading conditions, especially in the fourth quarter which saw hot weather reduce footfall in the UK retail business.

Poor sports results also had a material adverse impact on the company’s results, with Q4 turnover falling by 2 per cent versus a year ago.

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