Coral Review

coralCoral are one of the most recognisable names in the bookmaking industry. I’m sure we’ve all spent some time in their many High Street shops at some time or another. It’s no surprise therefore that they have an impressive online presence and the Coral betting site really is one of the best around.

There really is a fantastic amount on offer at this site with a whole host of promotions ensuring that their customers are never going to be disappointed. We might even let them off the terrible jokes in their TV adverts.

A seriously great bookie for the normal punter who just wants to place a few bets a week safe in the knowledge they are getting honest odds, offers and great features such as streaming.

Welcome Offer – Bet £5 Get £20 Free

There’s a total of £20 in free bets awaiting new customers when they sign up with the Coral site. All you need to do is go through the registering process which takes no time at all.

Then you need to make your first deposit and place a bet of either £5 Win or £5 Each-Way. Your selection has to have odds of 1-2 (1.5) or greater.

Once that is completed then four £5 free bets make their way into your account. The value of the free bets have to be wagered in full before there can be withdrawal of funds made. A good way to start your time with the site and always handy to see a low wagering requirement.

The qualifying bet must be made within 14 days and the free tokens used within 4 days of award.

Terms & Conditions Apply. New Customers (18+) Only.

Banking

There are several ways in which you can safely make a deposit into your Coral Account. These are: Visa Debit/Credit, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Skrill,  Skrill 1-Tap, Paypal, Maestro, Neteller, Eco, Prepaid Card and Paysafe.

When it comes to withdrawing cash from your account this is an easy process. It can take three to four days for the cash to show in your bank account.  With an account such as PayPal for example it’s less than 24 hours.  There are no processing fees involved which is good news. However, if you want a more instant payment method they have introduced Coral Connect.

Coral are one of the few bookies that have PayPal Quick Registration too.

Coral Connect

With Coral Connect you can bet with them not just in their shops but also online and on your mobile/tablet. Cash can be deposited in one of their shops and then become available to use on the site. Joining Coral Connect is a straightforward process, simply pop into one of their shops for more information. Members can receive exclusive promotions and bonuses.

It’s also possible to collect your online/mobile winnings in cash over the counter rather than going through the usual online withdrawal process.

Markets and Odds

If there’s sporting action taking place around the world you can be sure that Coral will be offering odds on it. Whatever the time of day there’ll be plenty of available markets and you can rest assured that they will be offering odds that are highly competitive. With their Best Odds Guaranteed offer on horse racing there’s definitely no problem there. They also offer enhanced odds so that makes betting with Coral very advantageous at times.

As you might expect all the major sports are covered in depth by the Coral site. If you want to bet on something a little bit out of the ordinary then they offer markets on bowls, hurling, handball and speedway. Finding something to bet on at Coral isn’t going to be a difficult task at all.

Each of the events has a wide variety of markets available for you to try your luck on. As well as the usual win/draw/lose options you can bet on plenty of others. For example, you can bet on the first half result of a game or how many bookings there’ll be.

Bets that might not be the first to come into your head include:

  • Who will be the next actor to play James Bond?
  • Will Kate Middleton give birth to triplets?

You can look ahead to the future as well with lots of ante-post betting markets available all the time on this site. That might lead to you getting a winner and at really good odds.

A handy feature is that they have colour coding that shows whether a selection’s odds are getting larger or smaller. There’s also a section on the site that gives details of where the money is going on top events.

Live Betting

What did we do before being able to bet on events as they are happening?  At Coral there are always plenty of live betting options and it doesn’t matter what time of day or where the event is being held.  Football and tennis are two of the sports that they really go to town on.  You’re well into three figures as far as games that are covered every day.

For tennis it’s not just the main men and women’s tour events that receive blanket coverage. Also look out for the lesser tournaments with the rising stars. The early part of the week is a great time to be betting on tennis with Coral. That’s when the early rounds of tournaments are taking place so there’s lots more games to bet on.

There’s a dedicated section to the live betting options. At the top of the page you’ll see how many live events are currently being offered and the number of upcoming ones. Low figures are not to be expected even in the early hours of the morning.

Football is of course a major part of the live betting experience at Coral. Odds fluctuating on matches of all levels around the clock is the order of the day here. If you don’t know much about Vietnamese women’s football you soon will after joining this great site.

You can also enjoy multi-view betting where you can keep up to date with three of your top bets all in view at the same time.

Live Streaming

Don’t just bet on an event, watch it live at Coral. That really makes gambling exciting as far as I’m concerned with all the thrills of watching your selection try and win for you. At Coral there are plenty of opportunities to do just that and they’ve increased the number of events they show.

Football fans can watch live action in the ‘Theatre of Streams’ from the top leagues in Spain, the Netherlands, France and Italy. Every Grand Slam tennis tournament is shown alive along with the weekly tournaments. There’s also snooker, darts, badminton, handball, rugby and Ice-Hockey.

Horse racing fans can watch action from the UK, Ireland, Dubai and South Africa. Every Wednesday to Sunday you can watch Greyhound TV. To watch the racing you simply need to be gambling £1 on the race. A little bit more expensive than on some other sites though.

Also on the site there’s the popular Coral Radio. This has commentaries on live sporting events including football, cricket, horse racing and greyhound racing as well as the latest sports news.

Coral Promotions

There are lots of regular promotions on the site and they can be really profitable for you if your luck is in. When it comes to a large event such as Wimbledon or the Champions League those offers go into overdrive.

Football Jackpot

The Coral Football Jackpot is a great fun way to be in with a chance of winning a share of a guaranteed £100,000 jackpot each week for just £1. You have to predict the outcome of 15 matches to be in with the chance of landing the jackpot of at least £100,000. This costs from 25p permutations to £20 per line.

Acca Insurance

Do you despair when you put an accumulator on and just one of your selections lets you down? We’ve all had it happen many a time but at Coral they have Acca Insurance. This is available for a variety of sports including football, basketball and US sports.

With football place a five fold or higher and if one lets you down get your money back up to £25, minimum combined odds 3/1.

Horse Racing

Ever taken a price in the morning thinking it’s going to get shorter and then the opposite happens? Well at Coral they have the Best Odds Guaranteed offer. If your selection’s price does drift you’ll be paid out on its SP.

There’s also a refund of your stake (up to £25) as a free bet for any horse you tip in a flat race at selected meeting that gets beaten by less than a length. So don’t get too upset if you lose out on a close finish.  During the jump season also get faller insurance available on all jump races up to £25.

Greyhound Racing

There are some fantastic promotions for fans of greyhound racing and it’s good to see them catered for here. In addition to the Best Price Guaranteed offer there’s a Free Bets for Winners promotion.

Get a winner in a live Sky race of 2/1 or better and receive a free bet of up to £25 to use on any greyhound race the next day. Also there’s a refund up to £25 as a free bet if your greyhound loses by less than a length in a Sky race.

Cash Out

The promotions keep on coming at Coral and a really popular one is the Cash Out feature. No need to wait until the game ends to get a return from your bet. The decision is yours whether to quit while you’re ahead or take some kind of return when you’re losing. Partial Cash Out is also now available on bets.

Statistics

Having so many sports on the site and events to bet on means you really need to have some useful statistics available. Coral have a special page for this jam packed with statistics about all the sports covered on the site. So if you want to check out the Curling World Championship results, it’s easy to do so. There’s a results page too so no problems finding out how your bets got on and doing some important research.

Also check out Coral TV which gives you lots of information and coverage. There are also betting news and blogs pages so lots of information available to customers here.

Desktop Site

With so much on this site there’s the danger it could become cluttered and difficult to navigate your way around. Thankfully it’s been designed to ensure that isn’t the case. At the top of the page is a row of all the important sections on the site such as Live Stream, Live Score, Statistics, Results and Coral Radio.

If you’re betting in-play then everything is well designed for the user especially with that multi-view facility making it easy to follow more than one game at a time.  The home sports page has a list of  sports down the left hand side of the screen. This is split between the top events and those sections you’ve recently visited. Then there’s the Sports A to Z and the Non-Sports A to Z if you fancy betting on reality TV or politics.

You do need to have the most up to date version of Flash in order to have continuous use of the site and play any games. There’s a helpful section on technical issues that you can access.

Mobile Site

With so much happening on the site all the time it’s clear you’ll want 24/7 access to the Coral site. Thankfully you can download an app or access the mobile website so you can take the site with you when you go out.

You’ll find it easy to navigate around and the app has exclusive enhanced price offers.  There’s live streaming of horse and greyhound racing available and all the in-play betting you’re used to as a Coral customer.

About Coral

The business was set up in 1926 by Joe Coral. It’s come a long way financially since he had to borrow money from a local cafe owner to set up a betting stall at his local racetrack. He went into business with Tom Bradbury-Pratt and they began operating betting pitches all over Britain. They expanded into off-course betting and have had amazing success ever since with over 1800 shops and owning greyhound tracks too.

They are now part of the Gala Coral Group and the website is run by Coral Interactive, one of the leading e-commerce businesses in Britain.

Contact Details

The Coral Interactive address is:  Suite 711, 1st Floor, Europort, Europort Road, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA

Live chat is available on the site

You can call Coral on 0800 44 00 11

Email them at: help@coral.co.uk