One of the established ‘Big Three’ (along with Ladbrokes and William Hill), Coral bookmakers was established by Joe Coral in 1926. Their shops became a familiar site on the British High Streets in 1960, the year the government legalised betting shops.
The company now runs over 1,800 betting shops in the UK along with two greyhound tracks. Combined they give employment to over 11,000 people.
Active in the online bookmaking world from the outset – the turn of the century – Coral quickly established a premium online betting site which has been extensively developed to the point where it now covers every sport imaginable, from Premier League football betting, to NBA basketball and eSports.
Coral’s sports betting pages feature live results and up-to-date odds and plenty of online streaming services on sports such as football, snooker, horse racing and many more.
New Customer Offer
Coral are giving their new customers four free £5 bets worth £20. To be eligible for these welcome gifts new clients simply need to place a single qualifying win bet of just £5 on a selection priced 1/2 (1.5) or greater within 14 days of opening their new account.
No Coral promo codes are required as the Coral free bets are automatically credited to the account on the settlement of the first/qualifying bet. These free bet tokens are valid for seven days and stakes will be removed from any winnings they generate.
Free bet tokens are not valid for Coral’s ‘Football Jackpot, Tote Bets and combination bets, such as Lucky 15’s,
Coral’s betting and gaming products, available via desktop, mobile and old-fashioned telephone, are state-of-the-art following a massive financial cash investment in 2012. They are backed by a single integrated wallet making life exceptionally easy for their customers.
Best Odds Guaranteed is in place on all UK and Irish horse racing. It is also on offer for all UK greyhound races.
Fans of both codes – horses and greyhounds – will love Coral’s ‘Money back as a Free Bet’ concession which hands customers their money back as a free bet if their horse selection is beaten into second by a length or less on selected horse races.
As for greyhounds, the ‘Money back as a Free Bet’ concession covers all greyhound races that are broadcast on Sky Sports.
While the UK football season may have drawn to a close there is plenty of the ‘beautiful game’ on around the rest of the world and a certain Euros tournament during the summer.
During that time football fans can take advantage of Coral’s ‘Super Acca Insurance’ whereby a pre-match football accumulator featuring six teams or more (on match result markets) has a safety net should one team let the wager down.
That safety net is refunded stakes (as a free bet) up to the value of £25. It is also in place for 9 and 10 fold accas with stakes returned (if one or even two legs of the bet fails) and 11+ folds where three selections are unsuccessful.
Acca Insurance is something of a theme at Coral with Tennis Acca Insurance (money back with one losing leg on a 5 fold+), Basketball Acca Insurance (money back with one losing leg on a 4 fold+) and Golf Acca Insurance (money back with one losing leg on a 4 fold+ with all selections on 2 balls or 3-balls).
All money back offers and Acca Insurance at Coral are subject to a maximum £25 free bet/refund.
Currently the Coral Casino is running an outstanding £50 Welcome Bonus. A first-time deposit of just £10 at Coral Casino is all that is required to activate the bonus which players will need to ‘opt in’ to. There is, however, a wagering requirement of 24x times the bonus before any winnings can be withdrawn
‘Comp Points’ remain very popular with Coral Casino players. They are earned as customer play and can be redeemed for cash anytime a players balance is 100 Comp Points of more.
Coral Poker continues to offer all new players £20 worth of tournament tokens when they deposit on to their Poker platform for the first time.
As part of a welcome package they will also receive five x €5 tournament tokens and 30 Nightly £50 New Player freeroll tokens.
Games & Bingo
Given Coral are responsible for the biggest chain of land-based Bingo halls in the UK, Gala-Coral, it’s no big surprise to find Coral’s online Bingo room is excellent and it is also bulging with welcome bonuses and promotions.
Currently new players need only deposit £5 to play with £30 and they will also be given a full week’s worth of play in Coral’s Farley & Carly Room where £8,000 is up for grabs and an additional key to the Allsorts Room where another £2,500 in free games awaits.
Existing customers that spend £30 on Bingo tickets during the course of a week can gain access to the Monte Carlo Room on a Wednesday night between 9pm and 10pm when they will have free entry into 10 games with £1,500 in prizes.
Coral are adept at keeping their customers sweet with a plethora of sports betting markets complemented with promotions, offers and concessions which are regularly updated. New customers are also handsomely rewarded for bringing their business to Coral.
They have a great site too where all UK and Irish horse racing and BAGS / BEGS greyhound races can be watched live courtesy of their live streaming. In addition to live streams the Coral.co.uk website also boasts its own radio station which can prove invaluable when trying to keep abreast of the live football scores.
Coral is another firm which now offers partial or full ‘Cash Out’ meaning customers can take their stakes back (or more) while leaving the remainder their your wager to ride.
As for marketing and sponsorship, 2016 will mark the fortieth anniversary of Coral’s sponsorship of Sandown’s Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes while their association with the Essex Vase, run at Romford greyhound stadium, is almost as long. For the 2016/17 football season Coral were the betting partner of Leeds United.
Finally it’s good to know Coral facilitate a host of deposit and payment methods, all the popular ones (Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, PaySafe, Neteller, Skrill etc) plus Coral’s very own Connect Card which allows customers to deposit and withdraw winnings, in cash, from any of their 1,800 betting shops regardless of how their most recent deposit was made.