|Key Coral Offer Terms & Conditions|
|Bonus Format:||4 x £5 free bets|
|Free Bet Expiry:||4 Days|
Coral have been providing a sports betting service since 1926 and have grown to become the UK's third largest high street bookmakers, with a market share of around 20%. They are a trusted, familiar brand and since they opened an online sportsbook in 1999, this success has been repeated, with millions of bets being placed on their site every day. Coral are now a part of the Gala Group, which has further increased their share of the UK market, and the Eurobet part of the company has customers in over 130 countries.
The site is well presented, with details of the top sports events and news of the day, plus the odds available for upcoming matches and races clearly displayed. Navigation is logical, with quick links to all featured sports, so anyone can place a bet with just a couple of clicks.
Coral offers mobile apps for Android and iOS in addition to a fully featured website that can be accessed using a standard mobile browser.
An impressive selection of sports are covered, from the obvious ones such as all UK, most main European, and US football, through to the more unusual like Ultimate Fighting Championships and Hurling. They additionally cover a good range of politics and entertainment markets, while the virtual sports section has horse racing, greyhounds, motor sports and more.
Within each sport there are usually several betting options, with football having a huge selection of over 65 possible bets such as:
For horse racing, wagers can be placed on win or each way at board price, starting price or Tote price and there is a useful Build A Racecard feature that enables punters to select their races and view them all in one place. It is easy to see if and which direction a price is moving, with pink highlights for a price going out, or lengthening, and blue for one coming in, or shortening.
If a customer has placed a stake of at least £1 on a UK or Irish race, they can watch it live on their mobile device, while Coral Radio provides live commentary, news and results on many of the top events including football, cricket, and horse racing. The Race Caller game service provides free horse racing tips, chat and advice.
An extensive Bet In Play section provides constantly updated odds with each change being highlighted for clarity. A minor point is that the link to the In Play part is for some reason hidden at the bottom of the homepage.
Once wagers have been selected they can be added to the bet slip in one click, and multiple bets can be added to a single slip with no maximum stake size.
Coral have a good range of special offers for both new and regular punters, including free bets, best price guarantees and enhanced odds on selected double and triple wagers. New customers will be able to claim a sign up bonus, which is usually in the form of a free bet equal in value to their first stake size, although this can vary occasionally. They frequently also have no deposit bonuses for new users that can be used at the casino, bingo or poker sections of their site.
For returning bettors, there are regular promotions linked to the latest sporting fixtures, with free to enter prize draws, free bets on certain markets and bet match bonuses to use in the casino. The daily Enhanced Odds offers are clearly displayed on the main page of the site, and give a higher return for selected combination bets, such as first scorer and match result. Coral offer a best price guarantee on all UK and Irish horse racing and most greyhound races, meaning that if an early price or board price is taken on the day of the race and the starting price is better, they will pay out at the greater odds.
Coral welcome most credit and debit cards including prepaid cards and vouchers as well as some of the more popular money transfer services. They are very much a UK and Ireland focused site, so some international deposit options are not available. The minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts are set very low, so even clients who place small bets can use Coral, and payout times are quite quick.
All transactions are carried out over industry leading secure servers for maximum protection of funds, while as a further measure, members must verify their identity before requesting a first withdrawal from their account.
Coral's online sportsbook is licensed in Gibraltar, and the terms of this license ensure that all customer details are encrypted, all payments are processed quickly, and fair play is practiced at all times.
Coral have produced a quality site where customers can take advantage of competitive prices on a good range of sports. This is a well respected company that can be trusted to provide a reliable service from a mostly easy to navigate site. Promotions are about average, although it is nice to see some offers that let players enjoy other parts of the Coral site using bonus funds. Anyone registered at the sportsbook can transfer funds to the casino, bingo or poker sections without the need to open a new account.
|Excellent range of sports covered.|
|Competitive prices with multiple betting markets.|
|Low deposit and withdrawal limits.|
|Good mobile experience.|
|The best sign up offers are only briefly available.|
|Limited deposit options for non-UK residents.|
|License Number: 39071|
|Registration Number: 266|
CEO of GVC Holdings, Kenneth Alexander is the current chief executive officer of GVC Holdings, the company that acquired Ladbrokes Coral Group in March 2018.