Coral Review

Basics

Site Name: Coral
Bonus: £20
US Players Accepted: No

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Coral certainly isn’t a bookmaker that sprung up overnight, far from it, in fact they have a history spanning decades, ever since their creation as a high street betting brand in the UK. They have long retained a well-earned reputation for being trustworthy, innovative and an all-round excellent bookie.

In terms of online betting, Coral is excellent for everybody, but is by far a top choice for inexperienced bettors. There are several reasons why this is the case, however the main one in our opinion, is their very simple and respectable sized free bet offer. They also have an extremely broad range of sports markets, all with extremely competitive odds and game and match specific promotions as well.

About the website

Coral has always been known for their blue and white colour scheme and the yellow, green and red logo too. In 2012, they gave their site a complete revamp, making everything even easier to find than ever before, all markets reachable within one or two clicks of the mouse, whilst still displaying all essential legal information where appropriate too. But, by far, one of the best improvements in our opinion is the sheer speed of the site, where some bookmakers can be sluggish when you attempt to load a market, Coral certainly stepped up to the table with a quicker version.

Firstly, a horizontal clean green coloured menu provides easy links to the homepage, as well as unique bet types such as the football jackpot and Lucky7. There are also links to the live scores and results areas and statistics too. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a betting news section here as well as the coral radio.

On the left hand side, the vertical menu provides quick links to football, horse racing, greyhound racing and tennis, the most popular markets, and thus the easiest to reach. Beneath those are the featured markets, and beneath that is a complete A-Z of all the many sports you can choose to bet on. If that wasn’t enough, they have also separated non-sports markets too, and put those in an A-Z as well. The markets within this area vary from worldwide and UK politics to TV award winners. On first glance, the main mid-section of the sports homepage gives you access to live events that you can bet on, as well as quick links to popular markets in various featured football and tennis events.

Promotions

The promotions begin firstly with a very competitive welcome bonus, which is based 100% on your initial deposit and bet, up to a possible maximum of £50, or currency equivalent. It’s a very straight forward offer, in that is required is for you to sign up to Coral, deposit and bet £50 and then bet it at odds of just 1/5 (1.2) or more. Once this bet’s settled, Coral will award you with a free bet token, which you have 14 days to use however you wish.

The Football Jackpot

This new and exciting promotion only serves to demonstrate just how innovative Coral are; they created a new and exciting bet, which could turn a lucky punter into a millionaire. It works by a customer simply predicting the home draw away results of 15 football matches, and starts with a minimum bet of just £1. If your choices are 100% correct, then you stand to possibly win a million. It would be safe to say that not many other bookmakers offer you bet types with that level of potential return.

Lucky 7

Another excellent promotion and bet type, is the Lucky7, where you predict 7 results of football games to be in with a chance of winning a £1000.

Other features and reasons to join

If you love horse race betting, all UK and Irish races come with a best odds guaranteed promise, meaning that if you see the odds higher when the horses are off, it’s no problem as you will be paid out at those odds, and that’s a guarantee.

There is also live streaming of many sporting events as well, and site users have access to Coral radio. If that wasn’t enough, you can also use the new and improve in play betting area as well.

Banking

Coral allows deposits as low as just £5 to be made, via many different methods, such as Visa Credit and Debit, and Visa electron. They also take MasterCard Credit as well, and a Solo debit card. They take payment via online wallets too such as Moneybookers, Neteller and Paypal. It’s also possible to make a deposit using Western Union as well.

Customer Service

If you require some support from the very polite customer support staff, then they can be easily reached via email, telephone or live chat. Alternatively, if you reside within the United Kingdom, you can get limited assistance from within a retail shop, which can all be found via the shop locator tool.

Customer Reviews

Most visitors can’t help but love Coral, and they’re rated 4.5 out of 5 based on 1 review from site users.

Excellent bookie!

4.5 out of 5


“What’s not to like? A very reputable bookie with strong roots in the UK betting industry, excellent odds, and thanks to their new re-launch. I find the site is extremely easy to navigate around, and everything I need is within reach, I just think they’re an excellent bookie, can’t find many negatives to be honest!”

Reviewer: Stephen Willet -
January 11, 2013

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