Coral are one of the UK’s traditional Big Four bookmakers and a name familiar to anyone who has walked down a British high street with their eyes open thanks to their 1,700 retail outlets. Founded way back in 1926 by Joe Coral, the business has undergone many changes of ownership but is now part of the Gala Coral Group, a company that also operates Gala bingo halls and casinos and employs almost 20,000 people in total. Although they are now based at the Olympic Park in east London the Coral website is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar, where some of the staff are based. For players in the UK they are also now licensed in the United Kingdom.
Coral have a great history, with a superb reputation and bookmaking tradition and over the years have won many awards, including the coveted Bookmaker of the Year. Their size and the strength of the brand make them universally recognised and with that comes an implicit assurance of trust, security and integrity, meaning playing at Coral is 100% safe and fair.
Whilst the company began life primarily taking bets on greyhounds they now cover just about every sport you can imagine, as well as offering an online casino, poker room, bingo site, games facility and live casino. They are a superb one-stop shop for all your gambling needs and have very few, if any, areas of weakness.
The casino uses the outstanding Playtech software to power their games which are available to download or play in instant play versions. Playtech really are amongst the top technology companies in the world of casinos and so you can be assured of first rate graphics, sound and gameplay, as well as a huge range of games.
Sports Welcome Offer
Coral’s welcome offer to new customers is a very nice one indeed, with a simple, generous £50 free bet available. Just sign up, place a bet at odds of at least 1/5 and Coral will give you a free bet worth the same amount up to a maximum of £50. The offer must be triggered within 28 days of signing up, the free bet is valid for 14 days and the stake is not returned when you place your free bet.
Coral claim they are “Raising The Game” and as part of that they are running an increasing number of sports promotions. These cover a wide variety of sports and events and come in many different forms and full details can easily be found under the “Offers” tab in the sports section (the same tab can be found for the various other areas of the site such as casino and bingo).
Coral regularly run an excellent free bet offer on horse races, where those backing a winner at 3/1 or more in specified races are rewarded with a free bet for that evening’s meeting. Racing fans will also love the best odds guarantee and live streaming whilst football fans can enter the great Lucky 7 – a free to enter prediction competition with £1,000 up for grabs every week.
In addition Coral also run loads of other promotions for big events, such as enhanced each way terms and money back specials, whilst they also regularly feature odds enhancements on select accumulators.
Sports Betting Features
Coral are as good as you would expect one of the biggest, longest established UK bookmakers to be. Their size and financial muscle mean they can afford the best software, provide the best offers and post odds that are highly competitive across a huge range of sports and markets.
In addition they offer superb customer service and a really nicely designed, easy to use website that includes a very good in-play interface and their new innovative Rapid Fire console which offers really fast-paced, exciting sports betting fun. Another innovation of theirs is the Coral football Jackpot, which offered £1m to the first sole winner from just a £1 stake with future prizes guaranteed to be at least £100k and potentially a lot higher.
With all of this available on mobile and tablets too, with very little sacrificed in terms of functionality, Coral is a superb bookmaker, whether you bet from home or on the go, whether you like betting on horses, cricket or chess and or even if you want to play poker, bingo or blackjack.