Coral is the betting arm of the huge Gala Coral Group. They have almost 2,000 shops in Britain and many more in Italy where they trade under the name Eurobet. The company has a complicated history having changed hands a number of times but each part of the business is now settled in their respective head offices. The betting side of the company is based in Stratford, England, near the Olympic Park and from there they run coral.co.uk.
Offers and Promotions
New customers who sign-up to Coral are given a generous £20 free bet. All you need to do is place a qualifying bet of £5 at odds of 1/2 or more. Coral will then place the £20 free bet into your account and it can be used on any sport but will expire after a week. Most bookies will only match your first bet so this 400% bonus is a very good offer indeed. As an alternative Coral occasionally offer new customers the chance to claim a crazy odds enhancement instead of the free bet, with these boosts sometimes seeing enhancements from 1/20 to 3/1 or more and these promotions usually run alongside major events such as the Cheltenham Festival.
Coral don’t only have offers for new customers, they also have promotions that will give you a £25 free bet if: your horse is beaten by a head or less; one result lets you down in a win and both teams to score accumulator; and, if your correct score or scorecast bet is winning after 85 minutes but ends up a loser. There are also daily enhanced odds offers to take advantage of.
Betting Markets and Odds
The sportsbook homepage shows the huge selection of sports you can bet on with Coral. The traders at Stratford offer prices on around 30 different sports, many of which are offered in-play. You can also get odds on political outcomes and there are even special bets offered on the weather. When it comes to pricing, Coral are competitive and offer good each-way terms on horse racing and outright markets in sports like golf.
The Coral site is full of information but is well presented enough to make it easy to find what you are looking for. In-play markets are displayed on the home page, there is a shortcut panel for popular markets and sports and a number of enhanced multiples are clearly marked. Individual events are accompanied by a useful selection of relevant stats and the score when in-play.
There is a huge amount of live streaming on the Coral site to help you with your betting. Whether you’re looking to get involved with horse racing, tennis or football, you can watch the action as you bet as long as you log in to your account. If the stream you want is unavailable, Coral Radio has you covered with lots of commentaries, live scores and even news when nothing is in-play.
Coral have managed to fit a huge amount of information on their mobile site and have set it out so that even the casual customer can quickly place a bet anywhere. A menu with neat images for different sports and games is a clever navigation tool and you only have to go through a couple of screens to quickly get a bet on.