Coral betting review

Coral betting

Coral's sports betting site is just one part of Coral, the UK division of Gala Coral that also operates high street betting shops throughout the country. Coral's online sportsbook offers features including:

- Bet £5, get a £20 free bet for new UK betting clients;
- Best odds guaranteed on all online bets on UK and Irish horse racing;
- Wide range of sports betting markets plus horse racing specials.

Read our Coral betting review to find out more about betting online with Coral - and for details of how new customers can qualify for a free bet of £20. New betting clients can also use their account to play at Coral's other gaming sites, which include an online casino, instant games and poker.

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Overall rating for Coral : 7/10

Look and feel: 7/10
Range of sports betting & features: 6/10
Customer support: 8/10
Welcome offer: 8/10

Coral free bet offer

Open a new online betting account with Coral via our link to qualify for a free welcome bet offer of bet £5, get a £20 free bet.

Clicking on the account opening link from the special landing page will open the Coral account application form in a new tab or window. Having read their terms and conditions (available from the landing page), complete the application process.

To qualify for the £20 free bet token available under Coral's free bet offer you must, within 14 days of registering your account, fund your account with a deposit of £5 or more and stake at least £5 on sports betting at odds of 1/2 or greater as your first qualifying real money bet. This must be placed in one go (ie as a bet of £5), not as a series of smaller bets. A £20 free bet token will be credited to your Coral betting account immediately upon placement of your qualifying bet and will remain valid for 7 days from when it is issued. If has not used by the end of that period, the Coral free bet will expire.

The free bet token is credited as soon as you have placed your qualifying initial bet of £5 or more. You don't have to wait for your initial bet to settle. See the Coral beting site for full terms and conditions.

» Register with Coral now to bet £5, get a free bet of £20

Whilst we try to keep our reviews up to date, please check the offer details and associated terms on Coral's site when registering, as their offer may be withdrawn or their terms amended at any time.

Coral betting

Coral has a long tradition in the UK betting industry, including through its network of over 1,600 licenced betting shops and as the operator of greyhound racing stadiums in the South East. Through its online sports betting site, Coral offers UK clients the chance to place fixed odds bets on sports and other events including:

Football Horse racing Totepool bets
Racing specials Greyhound racing American sports
Basketball Boxing Cricket
Cycling Darts Golf
Ice hockey Motor sports Music specials
Olympics Politics Rugby League
Rugby Union Snooker Tennis
TV specials    

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Coral's fixed odds markets can be shown in either fractional (default) or decimal format. To switch from one to the other, move the mouse cursor over the title of the current format, towards the top left of the area with a white background, next to the time. For information on odds, see our guide.

Coral's best odds guarantee

Sports betting clients who take an Early price or board price on UK and Irish horse racing will receive the better of those odds or the Starting Price on any win and each way single and multiple bets. The offer is applicable only to online bets and excludes tote, in-running and ante-post bets.

Coral's 10% cashback offer on sports betting losses

Coral sportsbook customers can also currently register to receive 10% cashback on any sports betting losses they may incur. New customers will need to register for an account (including depositing £25 to start qualification for the free bet offer) before they can register for cashback. The cashback offer is presently scheduled to run until further notice and is subject to separate terms.

» £20 free bet offer from Coral

Coral media streaming

Audio commentaries: Coral's betting site includes links to its sport radio service, which offers previews, live commentaries and results broadcasts - all delivered to your computer via audio streaming. Sport radio features dedicated channels for horse racing, greyhound racing and football. The football channel covers all eight of the UK's football divisions as well as domestic cup competitions.

Live betting with Coral

Mouse over the live betting link in the horizontal menu bar to see a drop-down style list of available in-running betting markets. Or click on All Events > Live Betting to have information on available in-play betting coupons displayed more fully in the sportsbook's main content area.

Placing bets with Coral

Having selected a betting market via the sportsbook's menus, either check the box next to the odds associated with your selection or, where available, click on the More Bets button to see more markets (eg match specials for football betting). Selections are added to the betting slip using the Add to Slip link at the top of the coupon. As selections are added, available bet types are automatically displayed within the slip, along with potential returns when stakes are entered. When ready, click on Place bets at the bottom of the slip. Corals' Bet Finder tool (under Extras) also offers a handy way to find available bets on specific selections.

» £20 free bet offer from Coral

Payment methods

When opening a new Coral betting account, UK residents can deposit funds by methods including debit card (Delta, Switch, Solo or Electron), Visa credit card and bank transfer. Visa transactions are subject to the Verified by Visa authentication process for enrolled payment cards.

Site layout and design

Coral's sportsbook is designed with a blue and white colour scheme, complementing the well known logo. Navigation is suitably user-friendly for experienced betting clients and novices alike.

Coral betting help

Coral's multi-tabbled help section includes a section of account-related help information and a separate tab for accessing help resources that are specific to sports betting. This includes information on bet types, a how to bet guide, odds conversion help, frequently asked questions and rules applying to sports bets. A further contact tab provides email, phone, fax and call back details for the customer care team, which is available around the clock.

Coral information

Coral's sportsbook is operated by Gala Coral Group Ltd and licensed by the UK's Gambling Commission with licence number 001-002365-R-102407-001. UK clients can contact the customer care team on 0800 440 011.

Coral betting Coral betting - register now

Like what you've read about Coral's sports betting site? To register, follow our link to access the offer page. Then open an account and place a bet with a stake of £5 or more at odds of 1/2 or greater to get a £20 free bet credited to your account instantly and automatically, with no need to claim. Coral also offers an online online casino, instant games and online poker. Or to see more offers for new UK clients from other bookmakers, click the betting link below to view our betting directory listings.

Coral betting

More than just a bookmaker

Coral offers more than just sports betting - sportsbook clients can also use the same account to fund gambling at Coral's other online gaming sites, which include casino and poker.


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Responsible gambling

Bet responsibly

Resources and advice features gambling sites for UK consumers aged 18+. We urge responsible attitudes and behaviour when gambling. Resources, help & info:

-'s responsible gambling guide;
- Gamble Aware - advice about gambling;
- GamCare - online, phone & counselling support;
- Gamblers Anonymous - fellowship-based help.