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Coral Review
Coral Review      

Why you should read this Coral review

  • Get the Inside Scoop on Coral
  • Understand how to get a £50 free bet from Coral
  • Read European-Championship's Verdict on Coral
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  • Excellent odds across all sports, with competitive prices for Euro 2012
  • Quick user-friendly website which allows customers to place bets fast
  • One of the most established bookmakers in the industry
  • Exclusive £50 free bet available for European-Championship readers


  • Some customers might find their market offering a little UK-centric

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Coral are a leading player in the UK betting industry and will also appeal to customers overseas thanks to their diverse offering of sports and related markets. They are extremely competitive when it comes to odds and have one of the most user-friendly websites in the game due to a massive improvement on their previous offering.

Coral also do In-Play particularly well, especially the way that the various markets are laid out when you visit this section of their site. It’s a little disappointing that they haven’t yet evolved to having 24/7 customer service yet, although they are quick, friendly and helpful when it comes to resolving queries and their free bet offer is one of the most generous in the industry.  

The £50 free bet is exclusive to European-Championship readers and Coral are also upping the ante with the number of promotions offered to customers when it comes to Euro 2012.

New Customer Offer

We have managed to secure £50 in free bets for new Coral customers, with the popular bookmaker matching your first bet with a free bet up to £50.

This excellent promotion gives you a great chance of a flying start with Coral, with new customers simply needing to open an account and place their first bet up to £50. You will then get a matched free bet to the same stake.

Wagering Requirement

  1. The £50 free bet offer is available for new Coral customers who deposit and bet £50 on a sporting event.
  2. The free bet will be triggered by the first deposit amount and will not be applicable for subsequent deposit values.
  3. Customers depositing and staking less than £50 will receive the equivalent free bet value. For example: a customer that deposits an initial amount of £5 will be credited with a £5 free bet once their original £5 has been bet with on a sports event.


Coral (along with William Hill and Ladbrokes) are traditionally one of the ‘Big Three’ bookmakers in the UK, although this applies more to their retail outlets than their online operation. They have over 1600 betting shops in addition to their telephone and online service. 

They have been online since 1997, joining forces with Eurobet.com in 1999 to become Coral Eurobet. They were acquired by the Gala Group in October 2005 and their online offering has improved significantly in recent years which have brought them up to speed with their competitors. Their odds are generally more competitive than Hills and Ladbrokes, so they do recognise that their brand cannot be too heavily relied upon in an increasingly tough marketplace.

Odds and Markets

Coral are pretty competitive when it comes to the prices that they offer on horse racing and football. They are the only bookmaker to have a ticker on the homepage stating all the teams and horses that they are offering best price about for a particular weekend and they clearly have a strong trading team for the two core sports on the site. For racing, they provide early prices for their customers ahead of many other firms and often provide enhanced each-way terms on the big races, especially for events like the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot.

When it comes to betting on the big football matches and leagues, you can get roughly 50 pre-match markets on La Liga, Premier League and Champions League and around a dozen In-Play betting opportunities. There are also regularly enhanced multiple bets on offer and Coral also seem committed to offering plenty of promotions and concessions on sports such as cricket, rugby league, tennis and snooker. This is a strong area for Coral.


This new Coral website was a long time coming and is a massive improvement on what the company had before. It’s a bright clean interface which highlights the day’s big sporting events through a rotating graphic and there’s a ticker above this which highlights which horses and teams that the bookmaker are deciding to go best price about. Then there’s a ‘Quick Bet’ section where users can choose from live betting, next 5 races / sports or the popular bets that are being selected and the bet slip functionality allows the customer to include bankers among their selections.

Coral also now have a bespoke In-Play section which is extremely well structured, separating out the various sports that are being covered (something that most bookmakers don’t do). The live console allows customers to place bets in real time and the odds are updated every few seconds in accordance to what’s happening on the field of play. 

Finding a bet that you want to place is nice and easy, with the soccer section broken down into the different leagues and the coupons laid out in a nice user-friendly format. 

Customer Service

There is a help section on the Coral website, where you can either send an external email or an e-message through your account. Telephone support is also available, but not 24/7 at the moment. 7am - 11pm are the opening hours.

Customer Service Email

onlinecustomerservice@ coral.co.uk

Customer Service Telephone Number

0800 440011

Sign Up Offer

We have managed to secure £50 in free bets for new Coral customers, with the popular bookmaker matching your first bet with a free bet up to £50.

This excellent promotion gives you a great chance of a flying start with Coral, with new customers simply needing to open an account and place their first bet up to £50. You will then get a matched free bet to the same stake.


High 5IVE - Selected Football Matches
Coral regularly run with this promotion - if there are five or more goals in any live Champions League or Europa League match, they will refund losing bets on selected markets.

Consolation Cashback

Applies to pre-match bets only. Money back on ALL Barclays Premier League and ALL live TV football matches if an injury time goal turns a winning bet to a loser.

£100 Welcome Bonus at the Coral Casino
When you sign up as a casino customer, you can qualify for up to £100 in free chips. You have to firstly choose a slots, blackjack or roulette bonus and you can then enter the relevant code and start playing. Once your first bonus has been released, you can move on to a second option, and pick up a different bonus. This can then be repeated until you have released all 3 bonuses.

$600 Sign-Up Bonus at Coral Poker
Sign-up with Coral Poker today and they will match your funds transfer into poker, up to a value of $600! 

Live Streaming Details

Coral have live streaming available for every race in the UK and Irish racing calendar. 

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