Coral is one of the biggest bookmakers in the world, renowned for its strong online presence and social media following.
New registrations benefit from a generous bonus offer at present, as those who sign up to the site and make an initial £5 bet will be rewarded with a risk-free, £20 wager. This free bet is exclusive to customers in the UK and Ireland, though you must make the initial wager within 14 days of your registration if you are to claim the reward.
One of the UK's largest and most reputable betting chains, Coral has built its reputation by delivering an outstanding service to gamblers in Britain and Ireland. While it is not as easily accessible abroad, the brand as focused its attention on creating a detail-focused and in-depth platform that has a number of innovative (and not to mention unique) features. From the brand's live radio station to an impressive breadth of form statistics and betting know-how, Coral has set a new standard in the world of online gambling experiences.
Ideal for younger bettors and those who have an affinity with technology, Coral is a reputable site that covers a huge range of sporting events.
Football betting with Coral
Coral also offers an extensive range of markets, especially for popular sports such as football. This includes standard betting options such as 1x2 (home, draw or away), correct score markets, half or full-time result and first goalscorer, alongside niche segments such as wagering on the number of goals in a specific game and half and injury-time predictions. In short, there is something to suit every bettor and their tastes.
Coral has three tiers to its Super Acca Insurance. Any six-fold win-draw-win accumulator is covered by the insurance should one of the legs let you down. You'll get your stake returned as a free bet up to a value of £25. Nine-fold accumulators are covered if two legs let you down, and accas with 11 legs or more are covered if three legs lose.
Coral has also developed an impressive in-play market, allowing bettors to wager on the next goalscorer in specified games, potential bookings and the time of goals scored. Those with a keen eye for detail will also appreciate other in-play markets too, including betting on the next corner and even the net offside. Betting on the last goalscorer in a game has also become increasingly popular, particularly for fans who enjoy watching live streams and analysing matches.
Live streaming with Coral
Like most online bookmakers, Coral has developed a live streaming service that is easily accessible and constantly expanding. The brand usually has at least one live event in progress at any given time, with real-time streams of football, snooker, tennis, rugby and basketball available for free and all year-round. Events that are available to watch in real-time are usually adorned with a Coral Live Stream icon, so look out for this if you are planning on placing in-play wagers.
Mobile followers be warned, however, as only football, horse racing and tennis streams are currently available on smartphones and tablets (although this is likely to change in time).
Cash-out in-play with Coral
Coral offers a live cash-out feature, through which bettors can settle their wagers before an event has actually finished. Available as part of the in-play betting market, the cash-out icon will appear on live events that you have backed and will either be yellow or gold in colour. If it is yellow, it means that your bet is still profitable while gold indicates that the cash-out sum is less than your original wager.
To capitalise on this, PC users simply need to cash-out by accepting the offer highlighted in their bet slips. For mobile users, it is necessary to navigate the menu and manually select the cash-out button.
Mobile betting with Coral
While Coral's mobile platform is still being developed, it is still possible to bet in-play and on the move across thousands of sports market from around the world. The site also recently made live horse racing streams from the UK and Ireland accessible through mobile devices, while fans can also access football and selected tennis events through the same channel. It is also easy to manage your Coral account on the move, with instant deposits, withdrawals and cash-out available through drop-down menus.
As a large chain and reputable brand, Coral offers an excellent customer experience that helps to drive live, in-play betting. UK customers can contact Coral by freephone, for example, while those in selected international markets also have a free-to-access hotline. Coral also operates a live chat feature, where you can gain unlimited access to bookmaker staff between the core hours of 7:00 and 23:00.
Email also offers 24-hour access to the brand, simply by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with your issue and as much detail as possible.
Deposits and and withdrawals
Coral offers gamers access to a host of deposit and withdrawal methods, including both popular credit cards and e-wallet solutions. MasterCard, Visa and Maestro can be used to make instant deposits into your accounts, while you can also withdraw money through the same channel (this usually takes two to three working days). In terms of e-wallets, Neteller, Skrill and PayPal can also be used to process both deposits and withdrawals, while they also transfer funds instantly.
For those who prefer more traditional transaction methods, Bank Wire is available for both deposits and withdrawals. While deposits are instantaneous, withdrawal bank transfers can take up to five working days.