Coral is one of Britain’s oldest bookies, dating back to the mid-1920s. Joe Coral, a Polish immigrant, turned his flair for mental arithmetic to profitable ends at London’s dog tracks. Back in the day, he specialised in betting by post – a kind of low-tech version of online betting that got around the legal restrictions of the time – before jumping on changes in the law to open a chain of betting shops in the 1960s. Coral himself died in 1996 and his company had long since been sold to brewing giant Bass, but the brand was still quick to adapt to new opportunities and moved online in 1999 after buying up Gibraltar-based internet bookie Eurobet.

However, Coral’s roots were not abandoned. In 2015 the company still operated more than 1,500 shops in the UK. The following year it merged with Ladbrokes, creating the Ladbrokes Coral betting giant. That, in turn, was purchased by GVC. Owners change, but the Coral brand continues; a familiar sight on the High Street and a significant online presence.

Coral is headquartered in Gibraltar, licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. UK operations are covered by the license and regulation of the British Gambling Commission.

Coral Pros

  • Good welcome offer
  • Wide prematch line
  • Average odds

Coral Cons

  • Narrow live line

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Email, Live Chat




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Once you have registered an account with some personal details and you may be asked for an additional form of ID too, you must deposit some funds into your account. You may have to wait till your ID is verified and, after this process is complete, simply choose your bets from your favourite sport or maybe even a lotto selection. Sit back and wait till your team wins or your numbers come up and good luck.

Make a minimum bet of E5 and join Connect and you place a real money sports bet of at least £/€5 win or £/€5 each-way, at fractional odds totalling 1/2 (decimal odds 1.5) or greater

You will receive 4x 5 free bets that will be credited instantly and 1x £10 free bet that will be credited within 48 hours of qualification and all free bets will expire if not used within 7 days of being credited. The smart card that gives you more!

Offers expire after 7 days but, as far as we know, any wins will remain on your account until this becomes dormant. Bookmakers usually follow banking laws and, if there is no activity for three years, it will be a hassle to reactivate the account and retrieve your balance.

Depending on the original payment method used, it typically takes a few hours to claim your winnings. Be aware that a bank transfer can take up to 5 working days so best to have a credit card or debit card handy for your betting experience and to ensure speedy recovery of your winnings.

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