Coral.co.uk is the sports betting site of Gala Coral Group Ltd. The betting, bingo and casino operator Gala merged with Coral Eurobet in 2005 for nearly £2.2 billion to become the UK’s third largest bookmaker. The Group now owns more than 1800 Licenced Betting Offices. Joe Coral began his bookmaking business in 1926 and was one of the first to establish an off-course premises following new legislation in 1960.
The firm established a reputation for being prepared to lay large bets and was one of the largest in the UK when it was acquired by Bass in 1981. Coral Bookmakers now employs over 10,000 staff in the UK. The latest headlines were coming from a giant merger Coral is going for. They will merge with Ladbrokes, the probably biggest betting company in UK. This will create one of the strongest companies in the igaming sector.
Coral Bookmakers is very popular brand for their huge range of ongoing promotions, especially when it comes to enhanced odds or overall odds-special. Long known as an old and slow company, they really turned into a pioneer in some sectors. They have modernised the site and their customer service, and the Coral brand is one that can be trusted.
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New Coral customers need only deposit £5 to receive a £20 free bet. All you have to do to qualify for the free bet is make a £5 sports bet at fractional odds of 1/2 or higher. You will then have a £20 free bet credited to your account. You must remember to place your free bet within 7 days of registration or you will lose it.
Coral also offer some huge price enhancements to new customers, and their price boosts are unrivalled. For example, if you open a new account with Coral this week, you can get odds of 25/1 on Chelsea beating West Ham on Monday night. That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to new customer offers, and we have all the latest promotions right here.
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Coral Bookmakers also make a number of regular offers to existing members under the banner of “Insurance”. For example, the Golf Acca Insurance bet: If you place a 3 ball or 2 ball accumulator (4-fold or greater) on a major golf tournament and only one player fails to win, your stake will be refunded as a free bet up to maximum of £25. There are numerous special offers on a variety of sports, all of which are accessed via the “Offers” link near the top of the main page of the website.
Horse Racing Betting
Coral offer an extensive range of betting markets for horse racing punters to get stuck into. Coral have the TV rights for all Racing UK racetracks across Britain and Ireland, and all you need to do is place a minimum bet of £1 to watch any domestic race covered by Racing UK. They go best odds guaranteed too, so if you back a horse and he returns at a bigger price you will get paid at the larger odds.
Another interesting feature of the Coral horse racing service is their enhancement of prices for ‘win only' betting. If you prefer to back horses on the nose, then this facility will enable you to get on at a better price. You can also bet on every race ‘without the fav' and Coral also allows punters to bet into the totepools too.
You can do your placepots and jackpots for whatever meeting you want via the Coral website, and they offer forecast and tricast betting too. On the majority of races they also offer ‘match bets', which allows you bet on one horse to finish in front of another horse. Overall, we rate the Coral racing offering very highly, and for those that take their horse racing betting seriously, Coral could be the bookmaker for you.
Horse Racing Offers
If your selection is beaten by a head, a short-head or a nose, they will refund your stake as a free bet up to maximum of £25. This can be a great bonus to punters anxiously waiting for the result of a photo-finish. Also, if you take an early price and the Starting Price return is bigger, Coral will pay out at the higher price.
Coral's football coverage is also excellent, and they cover a huge range of leagues and cups all around the world. In England they offer odds on the Evo Stik Northern Premier League, all the way up to the Premier League, so no matter what the level Coral will likely have odds available. They offer a massive amount of individual markets for the biggest Premier League and Continental fixtures, and some matches have over 160 markets from which to choose from.
It is not just club football that Coral covers, they have all the biggest International fixtures and tournaments covered too. So whether you want to back Italy to win the World Cup or Angola to win the African Cup of Nations, you can get on with Coral. As we outlined earlier, they often offer the biggest price boosts around for new customers, so before you open an account make sure to check out our promotions page here.
Coral have introduced a special offer called “Late Loser Insurance” for the Premier League season. If you place a Correct Score bet and your forecast is correct in the 85th minute, you will have your stake refunded if a goal is scored after that point in the match. As with the other insurance bets, this applies up to a maximum stake of £25. If you place a “Win and both teams to score” accumulator on four matches or more and only one game fails, the bookmaker will refund your stake as a free bet up to a maximum of £25.
When it comes to tennis, Coral are one of the best bookies in the business. They offer unrivalled coverage, with markets available on the ATP, ITF, WTA and Challenger tours. If you prefer International competition they will lay you odds on the Davis Cup too. You can bet on almost 40 markets in the pre match bets, and once the action gets under way you can bet ‘in play' too.
There are up to 12 markets available for ‘in play' tennis punters, and among the choices available are ‘match', ‘set' and even individual game betting. In the pre-match markets you can bet on whether a set will go to a tie break, as well as all the usual suspects such as match and set betting, handicaps and over/under total games. So, as you can see from the above, when it comes to tennis Coral are simply ace.
Other betting markets
As well as a huge number of horse racing and football betting markets, Coral cover a wide range of other sports. This includes: Athletics, Baseball, Boxing, Cricket, Darts, Formula One, Golf, Greyhounds, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Snooker, Tennis and special events. They also provide “Bet In Play” markets on all of the top sporting events.
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Customer service at Coral is second to none with email support and a free telephone helpline. The email response time is averaged at under three hours while you can gain instant assistance by phone or Live Help via the “Coral Connect” button on site. Before requesting any of these services, there is also an extensive FAQ section to answer any basic questions that you may have.
Coral has recently launched their cash out function. It allows you to close your bet before the actual game is finished. This option is available on most football markets as well as on tennis (match and set betting only), darts (match betting) and snooker (match betting).
You have the option to cash out on both your pre match and in play bets. It also works for multiples. The feature is available from your bet slip. When you click the cash out button you will get a list of your bets that are available for cash out and proposed offer. You just simply need to click cash out button next to given bet to close it and take the money offered.
The Coral website is well laid out and easy to use. If you are betting on any significant current sporting event, it will almost certainly be accessible from the main page. There are links across the top of the page and a drop-down menu on the left-hand side. The day’s main sporting events will be featured centrally on the page along with up-coming fixtures. The most popular sports are listed for fast access. The day’s race meetings are listed by race time and a single-click takes you to the racecard. Each race is also covered in detail by the Racing Post with another click opening up the complete form-guide in a separate box. The current odds are displayed to the right-hand side of each runner along with any price fluctuations and a Racing Post rating. Simply click on the price to add it to your Betslip which is in the customary place in the top-right corner.
The menu is always accessible so it is easy to jump back and forth if necessary while compiling your bets. The graphics are pleasing to the eye and it is one of the easiest sports betting sites to navigate. Coral accepts all of the popular methods for Deposit and Withdrawal options including Visa/Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal and Skrill. The minimum stake is £1 and for combination bets it is just 10 pence.
Mobile Website and App
Coral provides excellent coverage for Android, iPhone and iPad. The Coral Mobile service also qualifies users for a free £20 bet with the opportunity to bet in-play via your smartphone on thousands of sporting events from around the globe. You can also access and manage your Coral account by simply downloading the app.
The Mobile site takes a little while to load, but that is the only negative. Once you are on the site the menus are well placed and easy to read, and everything works smoothly. You can bet ‘in play' via the Coral Mobile App, as well as access their huge range of games.
For those who bet on horses, you can stream any domestic race covered by Racing UK via the mobile app, a really handy tool if you like to bet on the move. Overall, we rate the Coral mobile app and site very highly, and it is right up there with anything on offer from their industry rivals.
Coral is one of the best UK sports betting sites on the Internet. The site has been well designed to provide easy access to the ever-growing plethora of global sports without encroaching on the regular coverage of UK horse racing and football. The site provides all of the tools necessary for the punter to be able to make his decision in comfort. The prices are usually competitive with several excellent special offers. The site has improved considerably over the past 12 months and compares favourably with those of many of their market rivals. Coral’s long history and highly efficient customer service make them an excellent choice for experienced and novice punters alike.