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  • Excellent UK sports and horse racing betting coverage

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Coral Review

Last updated: 18-12-2016

Coral is a well-established bookmaker that mainly appeals to customers from the UK, as well as customers overseas thanks to their various offerings for sports. Coral is extremely competitive when it comes to odds and its web-site is very user-friendly due to the massive improvement of their previous one. Today Coral involves transactions in over hundred different countries in the world. Coral has a particularly well fast-growing in-play service, where various markets are visibly laid out just so you can bet more easily and effectively. The latest from Coral is its mobile betting application with which customers are allowed to place bets on their favourite sporting event from wherever they want.

  • Providing sports betting since 1926
  • Wide network of retail shops in UK
  • Among the top three UK betting retailers
  • Excellent horse racing coverage
  • UK focused
  • Limited banking options for outside UK
  • Support is not 24/7

Background & License

Coral is one of the United Kingdom's leading online and high street sports betting operators, having over a decade of online experience, and 8 times more as high street bookmaker. Coral proudly offers its services since 1926, and every year offers improved and enhanced services.

There are over 1700 Coral retail shops across UK where customers are ensured that they are being offered a consistent product and betting experience across all products. The operator of the Coral sports betting web-site, called Gala Coral, is a company that holds strong market positions in UK with its brands. At the moment Gala Coral is the third largest retail bookmaker in the UK with a 20% share in the sports betting market, its bingo services in UK hold an approximate share of 34% of the Bingo market, its casino business holds a share of about 17% of the UK casino market, and its betting business in Italy holds about 5% of the market there. Coral is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.

Deposit Bonus & Promotions

In the style of a great bookmaker, Coral gives a £50 free bet exclusively to residents of United Kingdom and Ireland. This new customer offer is available for all punters that register for the first time at Coral. After registering the offer can be claimed by depositing and placing your first real money bet, which will be matched with a free bet up to £50. Your first real money bet must be placed at odds of 1.2 or greater. The offer can be claimed in the first 2 weeks after registering.

After this sign up adventure, Coral will offer you some of its standard promotions like the Money Back If Your Horse Falls offer. In order to get your money back from a stake you made on a horse that fell during a race you have to place a bet on any UK jumps race and if your horse falls your bet will be refunded as a free bet up to £25. This offer only applies to Win and Each Way markets.

The most popular competition at Coral is the Lucky 7. It’s a football prediction game where every Tuesday punters need to precisely predict the outcomes of 7 fixtures in order to walk away with weekly prizes. But the novelty service that Coral proudly presents is The Football Jackpot. From now on winning a massive jackpot is not exclusive only to casino players, but to football punters as well. Simply predict the outcome of 15 matches and you could win at least £100,000.

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Summary

Coral would be a very useful addition to your list of stable and reliable online bookmakers and we recommend that you consider betting with Coral. It is well worth your look and deposit. You have nothing to lose by registering and making your fist deposit. Even better, your first bet will be refunded if you lose under the free bet conditions and you practically receive a second chance for a winning bet. As soon as you try out Coral’s betting service you will quickly realise why it is a renowned web-site, being one of the finest online bookmakers in the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

What languages can I use to place a bet?

Making a deposit is quick and simple and secure. Navigate to ‘My Account' and use the Deposit screen where all of the available depositing methods are displayed. Make your choice and follow the on-screen instructions. Withdrawals are requested through your ‘My Account’ section. Select Withdraw and fill in the form. The withdrawal processing should be finished within the timeframe specified.

How can I take the free bet?

Register an account at Coral.co.uk. You can immediately make your first deposit and place your first real sports bet. The stake for the bet will be refunded to you in the form of a free bet under certain conditions: you need to be a citizen of UK or Ireland, your first bet to be placed on a selection at odds 1/2 or greater and Coral will match the stake of your first bet up to £50.

What is the maximum stake allowed?

Your bet slip will first indicate what the minimum stake for your selection is. It applies to both single and combination of bets. Coral does not offer a maximum stake for a bet, but instead it calculates your maximum win for a given stake on a specific selection on a bet-by-bet basis. That way you will know how much you can place on a selection.

How are my personal details secured?

The data used as your personal and financial details is transmitted to Coral.co.uk using a Secure Sockets Layer technology used for encryption of the data. Thus encrypted all personal data is stored on Coral’s database part of a secured network, which is protected with firewall software.

How do I place bets?

Coral offers a modern betting console through its website, which is automated to display all you’ll need to know when placing a bet. The bet slip will allow you to make single and multiple bets with just couple of clicks. Once you’ve found your preferred event to place a bet on, click on the odds found beside the name of your team. Clicking on them will place your bet in the bet slip. There you can enter your stake and it will calculate your possible return.

Are there any countries restricted at Coral?

In fact there are. Check if your country is in the following list: Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Argentina, Czech Rep., Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Iceland, Macedonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Slovenia, New Zeeland, Turkey, Netherland and USA.

Sports and In-Play

Coral is a competitive bookie when it comes to horse racing and football prices. It features a ticker on the homepage where all the teams and horses offered with the best price are visible, and horse racing punters can enjoy early prices with enhanced each-way terms on big races. Coral’s betting coverage includes American sports, Boxing, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Motor Sports, Golf, Greyhounds, Rugby, Snooker, Tennis, Swimming etc.

Football

Betting on the big football matches and leagues includes popular competitions like the English and Scottish Premier Leagues, La Liga, Serie A, Champions League etc. offering English football specials, football coupons and many in-play betting opportunities. There may not be many leagues offered compared to other top quality bookmakers, but that is compensated with the excellent betting service and interesting offers. Coral will ensure that you are not bored at all times. As we mentioned above, you can win big money with Coral’s special features, the Lucky 7 and The Football Jackpot competitions for punters.

Horse Racing

Whenever Coral is offering enhanced odds on a race at a price that is way better than the price of its competitors, you will notice a green tick next to the race. With the Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse races Coral allows punters to take the price on their selection, and if they win and the SP is bigger, Coral will pay them out at the bigger price. Coral's racing markets provide exceptional values, where the highly competitive odds are well suited for those that place bets mainly on racing. Win and each-way markets are offered at board price, starting price or Tote price available on the day’s races, in addition to ante-post markets on future events.

Live In-Play Betting

All selections put up for live in-play betting at Coral are systematically and alphabetically arranged for an easier access. Coral has a brand new live betting console where live results, horse racing and football statistics and cricket score cards can be viewed in order for punters to make more informed bets. Also Coral offers a brilliant live commentary that is available everyday from 10 AM. Live in-play betting allows punters to adjust their bets based on the performance of their selection with the help of Coral’s live info about the event.

Banking & Service

Depositing at Coral is quick, simple, secure and just one click away. You can make a deposit through the ‘My Account' tab where the Payment Method selector provides you with on screen instructions and info on the method. There is a wide range of payment methods available (10 methods in total at the moment) including credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro), Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, Eco, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Ukash, Paysafecard, and bank transfer. All withdrawal requests are processed with the same method used for depositing. Currencies accepted at Coral are GBP, Euro, US Dollar or Swedish Krona.

Coral’s customer service team is available 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is strange that such a reputable and big bookmaker still does not bother to offer 24/7 support, but nevertheless, Coral’s support is perfectly helpful, and can be contacted via Internal messaging (when you are logged in), telephone (free phone for UK and international phone) and via email.

The data transmitted over the internet to Coral’s web-site regarding your personal information and transaction details is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology. All your personal information is stored in a password-protected database in Coral’s secure network, and is additionally protected with state of the art firewall software.

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Mobile

1. The adventure of placing bets before or during an event with your mobile or Smartphone with the Coral mobile betting app begins first with creating your unique Coral betting account. This includes an easy one-step process of providing personal and contact info.

2. The process of account creation starts with Coral’s website. When you arrive at the homepage of the website look for the green ‘Join Now’ button on the top right, which is next to the ‘Login’ button that you will use for future logging into your account through your PC. Once you install the betting app you will be able to login through the app.

3. The next thing to do would be acquiring the appropriate app for your mobile device. This is simple as the registration process, a few taps here and there and you are set and ready for placing bets. If you are using iPhone or iPad for your mobile betting experience just type www.coral.co.uk/mobile in your mobile browser, or just visit the App Store where you will have to type Coral in the search bar and install it from there in just seconds. A third alternative is for Coral to send you installation details via text if you send SMS on 82211 typing MOBILE. This option is available for all other devices. Android users can download the application package directly from the website too by going to www.coral.co.uk/mobile.

Coral has always been known as a high street bookmaker, but today Coral is heavily into online and mobile betting. Besides the well known website Coral features a decent mobile app for online sports betting and casino playing that you can use with a single account. Coral’s mobile betting app stands splendidly against big competitors by offering football coupons, Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK & Irish horse races on which you place bets as low as £1 and also live streams directly on your Smartphone.

Coral is far from the finest looking app design-wise offering functional approach rather than striking looks. The layout though makes the app effective and simple, so it works fine for serious punters that want to get straight to the action. The lack of complex graphics makes Coral’s mobile betting platform easy to navigate and offers lag free scrolling. All information posted is useful, but kept to the minimum. Everything the punter needs is there without getting jammed in unnecessary details. All in all, the punter is given an error free and fast mobile betting app.

The homepage offers quick navigation to the full or selected list of markets. You can make quick bets for upcoming horse races from the drop down list of the “Next Five Races” while all other markets can be seen in the “Next Five Sports Events” menu. Placing bets is very efficient due to the lightweight design, which makes the app one of the easiest tools for in-play betting. The in-play feature covers all top European football leagues, rugby and cricket competitions and gives punters the chance to change their bets accordingly during the match. The app has a nifty little tool, a calculator that you can use to calculate your return whilst in the middle of placing a bet. And finally, you can watch live UK, Irish & Dubai races with the Coral Live Stream service.

iPhone

Casual betting is brought to perfection with Coral’s mobile betting app for iPhone. It includes both sports betting and wagering on casino games. It’s maybe a little limited on more obscure leagues.

Android

The Android app has been designed to offer a completely seamless betting session and opens up a whole new world of betting. Place bets from your bed, your workplace, or while mountain hiking, it doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you have an internet connection.

Blackberry

Coral is in the process of designing a Blackberry mobile betting app that will be available soon via Coral’s website.

iPads & Other Tablets

The less used Coral mobile betting apps are those intended for iPad and tablets, but nevertheless they offer the same great experience as for mobiles, but on even larger screens.

The biggest strength of Coral is the loads of markets it provides. Besides football and horse racing Coral’s app features other sports markets too including golf, basketball, American football, baseball, American college football, rugby, cricket, tennis, winter and summer Olympics etc. The assortment of bets that can be made is another advantage of using Coral for mobile betting. Many apps have only the basic bets, but Coral goes beyond the usual array.

Coral’s famous Virtual Games are a special treat for online punters making 24/7 betting literally possible even when there is not a single real-life event to bet on. Virtual events take place every minute, so there is no better chance for getting some extra cash.

Get your £50 free bet even today by making your first deposit and bet. Coral will match your first sports bet with an equal amount up to £50. For your bet to qualify for the offer you need to be resident of UK or Ireland, and it needs to be placed at odds 1/5 or greater.

When you become a member of Coral you will gain access to punter competitions that are unique to Coral only, like The Football Jackpot and Lucky 7. With the former you will need to predict 15 matches to win a jackpot of at least £100,000, while with the latter, the highly popular Lucky 7 competition, you can go head-to-head with other punters in predicting the outcome of seven fixtures published by Coral.

You’ll like the new Coral mobile betting app and you’ll wish it was released sooner too. It follows a similar layout as other top apps do, with the iPhone app providing slightly better experience than the Android. Beyond its standard sports betting function, it performs well even when used for playing Coral’s casino games. Also, Coral features all new in-play service offering more markets and matches and a new and improved scoreboard from which you can directly place bets, along with a fantastic multi-view page personalisation.

Soccernews Editor Rating

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Coral is one of UK's leading sports betting operators with an impressive track record in the industry. Impeccable reputation, excellent new player promotions and quality odds on numerous markets are just some of their strong points.

- Reviews Editor, Soccernews.com

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Company Information

Company:Coral

Year Established:1926

License: Gibraltar

Support E-mail:

Live Stream:Yes

Early Cash Out:Yes

Language

English

Popular Payment Methods

Target Markets

UK, Ireland, Europe, Germany, Asia, Australia

Notable Restricted Countries

Argentina, Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Rep., Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, New Zealand, Turkey, USA

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Certified Legal & Regulated

Company Information

Company:Coral

Year Established:1926

License: Gibraltar

Support E-mail:

Live Stream:Yes

Early Cash Out:Yes

Language

English

Popular Payment Methods

Target Markets

UK, Ireland, Europe, Germany, Asia, Australia

Notable Restricted Countries

Argentina, Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Rep., Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, New Zealand, Turkey, USA

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