Coral came into being in 1926. It is currently the second biggest brand in the UK, behind William Hill. It forms part of the super-sized Ladbrokes Coral Group, formed by the merger with Ladbrokes in 2016.

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Coral Review

Originally based in London, Coral came into being in 1926. It is currently the second biggest brand in the UK, behind William Hill. It forms part of the super-sized Ladbrokes Coral Group, formed by the merger with Ladbrokes in 2016.

This extensive online gaming company is backed by licences from the government of Gibraltar and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission.

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Promotions

Coral's sports book are extremely inventive with their welcome promotions.

Their standard offering is £20 in bonus bets when you bet £5 of your own money. All you have to do is sign up and place a £5 win or £5 each-way bet on any available market. Each bet must have single or accumulative odds of 1/2 (1.50). You also must not fund your initial deposit using Skrill, Neteller or Paysafecard. You need to make your bet within fourteen days of registration.

Once your bet has cleared you will be awarded four bonus bets worth £5 each. You must use your bets within four days of being awarded them. Your stake is not returned when you use a bonus bet, only any winnings.

Coral loves its promotions, and runs plenty of promos all the time. Enhanced odds specials are constantly available, as are offers where you get money back as a bonus bet if your fancied horse is beaten by a length or less, plus insurance for football accas and golf.

Friday is the day to play at Coral – with their #TFIF promotion there's always an enhanced odds deal available.

Get the latest promotions from Coral in our betting offers section - updated daily to give you the best deals in the UK.

Markets available

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Diving
  • Equestrian
  • Football
  • Formula 1
  • GAA Football
  • Golf
  • Greyhounds
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Motor Sports
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • UFC/MMA
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

In-play betting and cash-out are both available, as are live streams of horse racing, greyhounds, football, tennis, snooker, darts and more.

Site design

Coral's site has not changed for many years, so both they and their customers must be happy with it, even if it breaks the 'blue and green must not be seen' rule. The design is more in the traditional online bookies style as opposed to the streamlined approach that's in vogue with newer sports books.

It's all a little messy as far as we're concerned, but at least it gets the job done.

Cashier options

Like all online bookmakers, Coral loves to get their hands on your cash, but at least they don't mind paying it out as well. There are a number of payment solutions available, including the usual number of credit and debit cards. You can also use your PayPal account (which you can use to register at Coral), Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard or ecoPayz. You can even deposit cash into your online account via a Coral betting shop!

The minimum accepted deposit is £5 (£10 via PayPal). Deposits are processed instantly and there are no fees. The minimum withdrawal is also only £5, and withdrawals are processed within 24 hours (eWallets) or two to five days (cards).

Conclusion

Aside from the jumbled site design, we like everything about Coral. The company keep their content, promotions and other offers fresh and relevant, and you get the bonus of watching some of your fancied favourites in action via live streaming.

Getting money in and out of your account is both simple and convenient, and we applaud those minimalist withdrawal amounts and processing times. You simply can't go wrong if you select Coral as your sports betting site of choice.

Pros and Cons

  • Experienced and established brand
  • Very good mobile sports offering
  • Site is easy to use and very responsive
  • Registration process is a little cumbersome