Coral Sports Review

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There are few brands more synonymous with the betting industry than Coral. They’ve been about since 1926 and have come a long way since working on the racecourses throughout London and the South of England.   

Even though they are best known for their work in the betting sites sector, and this is what we are looking at today, they offer a wide range of gambling products, including casino, poker and bingo. 

As you would expect from a company the size of Coral, they are very active when it comes to sponsorship of both competitions and sports teams. Their most recent has been to become an official betting partner of Fulham FC, along with tournament sponsor of the Coral World Grand Prix (Snooker), Coral Tour Championship (Snooker), Coral Cup (Horse Racing), Coral Sprint Trophy (Horse Racing) and the Coral Scottish Grand National, to name but a few.

Coral Sport Welcome Bonus  

New accounts to Coral can enjoy £20 in free bets when you place your first bet of just £5. 

All you need to do is open an account, place your first bet at odds of 1.5 or greater and then your account will be credited with 4 x £5 free bets.  

You get 7 days to use all four of your free bets and they must be used in their entirety for each bet. Any winnings from the free bet will not include the stake returned. You can also cash out your free bets when in play and profit from the winnings (one of very few bookmakers to offer this!).     

Current Promotions

Few bookmakers do promotions better than Coral. Here are a few ongoing ones that you can take advantage of:    
Correct 4 – This is a free game where you can win up to $50 in cash. All you need to do is answer 4 questions ahead of the Saturday afternoon kick-offs to win. Prizes are paid for 2 or more correct answers.    
AccaPlus – Place an acca with 3 or more and if it wins, get a free bet worth 10% of your overall winnings up to £100.    
Bet and Get Club – Bet £25 or more between Monday and Saturday, and get a £5 free bet on a Sunday.    

Sports and Markets Available at Coral

It will come as little surprise to hear that punters are very well catered for at Coral. They include just about every sport you can think of. 

One thing Coral have focused well on is regional sports. Aussie Rules, American Football and GAA are all available. 

Of course, football and horse racing are the top dogs, and other favourites like golf, tennis and cricket are available, but less widely available sports like fishing and volleyball can be found here too. 


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Betting Odds with Coral

When testing the pricing section out at Coral we found that they were regularly up there with the best prices for sports such as horse racing and football. 

However, they lacked a little with some of the markets within these sports and were also oddly hit-and-miss with some smaller sports that we tested as well.  

Overall, they are a strong package and with the regular betting boosts (Smart Boost) that they run daily, they do offer good value.  

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Betting Features

We wanted to start with the “Build Your Bet” feature that Coral has been able to push well on-site. This is a little like an accumulator, but you can take markets from the same game and combine them into one single bet, where usually you wouldn’t be able to. 

It’s probably best suited for football betting, but it can theoretically be used on all sports. If there are markets or games that you want to include separately, then you can Tweet Coral and their traders will come up with a price for you. 

Coral Connect allows you to link an online account to the high street. You can place a bet in any of their betting shops and then log into your Coral app to track the progress of that bet as if you’d placed it online.  You can cash out, track your bet and also find where your local shop is at to get your winnings. It links to the Coral Connect Card which means that you can get instant access to any money in your account and can withdraw from any Coral betting shop. 

The horse racing section is a feature all of its own. It’s one of the best in the business and we can see why so many people flock to Coral just for this. They have a big influence in the industry, sponsoring plenty of events all over the world, and this has had a positive effect on the online betting section of the site as well.  

It comes linked to the Racing Post, so not only can you get a “verdict” section taken straight from the Racing Post, but you also get a “spotlight” for each horse in each race in the UK and Ireland. On top of all this, you have free live streaming as well. You need to have placed a bet of £1 or more before the start of that race and you will be able to enjoy a 15-minute build-up of your race and then the race itself. 

Bet Filter is the final feature that we want to talk about and it’s one of the best. This allows you to work through a criterion of info about a potential bet to find exactly what you need. It includes things like the meeting (can choose all), the odds, form, going (proven or not), digital tipster filters and then the star rating. You just click “find bet” and it will find a horse from the days racing that fits your criteria.  

Payments and Banking Methods

You've got a strong range of banking methods at Coral beyond the usual bank cards. Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, Eco, Paysafecard and Coral Connect are all available as payment methods.  

Deposits start from just £5 for all methods apart from PayPal, which is £10. Transactions are processed instantly and there are no fees to pay.  

You can withdraw via each of these methods except the Paysafecard. Withdrawals can be made from just £0.01, which is as low as you can get, and we think they could be the only bookmaker going this low across the board.

Banking takes up to 2 days, but we’ve noticed it’s usually processed much faster. E-wallets such as Neteller, Skrill and PayPal are pretty much instant. For larger transactions, you can also use bank transfer here as well, but you may need to contact customer support to get this set up.  

Payment Method Deposit Amount Withdrawal Amount Withdraw Time
VISA £5 Min £0.01 Min 2-5 Days
MasterCard £5 Min £0.01 Min 2-5 Days
Visa Electron £5 Min £0.01 Min 2-5 Days
Maestro £5 Min £0.01 Min 2-5 Days
Paysafecard £5 Min - -
PayPal £10 Min - Up to 24 Hours
Bank Transfer £10 Min £10 min 1-5 Days

Desktop/Mobile Experience

One of the world’s biggest bookmakers has one of the world's best-looking sportsbooks, without a doubt. The design has changed a lot over the years and is now right up there with the very best.  

It’s a fairly simple look when you break it down; it comes with a familiar three-tiered site, with sports down the left, markets in the middle and bet slip down the right.  

There is no search bar, which is probably the only downside here, but they use the “breadcrumb” layout at the top of the page, which means you can jump back one if needed, instead of going right back to start when you’ve clicked too many times.  

The Coral betting app is where you need to be though. You can download the app directly from the App Store for Apple products and the Google Play Store for Android.  

Like all of the best betting apps, they have a menu conveniently positioned at the bottom of the page so you can use one hand to search and find what you need. Part of the menu disappears as though scroll down and then comes back when you flick up to not clutter the page. 

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Customer Support

The customer support is one of the best in the business and there are lots of ways that you can get in touch with Coral. For a quick response, we recommend using Twitter, as Coral are very active here. Phone and email (via an online form) are also available. 

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Available Hours: 24/7
Phone: +44 020 850 7554

Responsible Gambling Features

There is a full mini-site on offer all about how Coral is working to encourage responsible gambling within the industry. 

On-site you know they are taking their role seriously as you can’t even access it once logged in without your account being verified first.  

There are a few other features that they include as well, such as deposit limits, time out and GamBan among others. 

 Tons of info is available on the responsible gambling page and it’s an interesting read as to how seriously they are taking their role in responsible gambling.  

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