- Impressive range of betting markets
- Quick bet selection process
- Competitive 'live betting' odds
Review of Coral.co.uk
Coral have been a high street bookmaker for as long as we can remember and have successfully transferred all of that high street betting shops experience online fairly well.
Coral.co.uk offers members a decent range of sports betting markets to bet on from major sporting events right through to some of the more entertaining novelty bets.
Coral's website is fairly comprehensive, easy-to-use and appears to have been designed with both functionality and 'the customer journey' in mind as it's a pleasure to bet on.
One of the best things that they've incorporated into their site (and our favourite) is the daily commentary show that Coral air from 10am which is great for those betting on racing.
It's additional functionality like this that sets online bookies apart and we certainly hope that other online bookies explore ways to add value to their websites like Coral have.
Coral offer average odds across the majority of the sports betting events they cover including horse racing, football, rugby, tennis, formula 1 and cricket.
They also offer good live in-play betting odds with a best odds guarantee on horse racing, something most bookies do now. Coral tend to offer their best odds on novelty bets.
We found that Coral offer a broad range of events and betting markets for members to bet on. Major sports are well represented with football, racing and tennis stand out markets.
Other sports that Coral offer account holders odds on include ice hockey, basketball, skiing, golf, volleyball, boxing, baseball, motorcycling, cricket and rugby.
Although not as comprehensive as some, Coral's website has been designed with users in mind and lets you find and place bets with relative ease. Plus, if you can't find the betting odds you're after then you can always use Coral's bet finder service to locate them.
Coral also use encrypted Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology on most pages meaning that all of your banking details can only be accessed by yourself and Coral.
Just like their odds, Coral's customer service team seem a bit hit and miss. We've had cause to contact them a few times and their responses have ranged from being really useful to not actually addressing the issue.
The majority of Coral's staff do seem knowledgable in most areas of sports betting and generally come across as being very polite if you need to speak to them.
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Although not impressing us quite as much in website design as say Bet365 or William Hill, Coral have gone out of their way to ensure that every day punters can place bets quickly and easily online with solid lines, fast payoffs and unrivalled website security.
Although their odds could always be better, Coral are definitely worth a punt due to their impressive history and the fact that their free bet offer lets punters try them out for free. The weekly betting promotions that Coral offer members have also come on massively.
Opening a new online betting account with Coral is refreshingly easy and pretty straightforward. Obviously you'll need to enter some personal details and make a deposit, but then you're free to claim the free bet that Coral offer new members.
The last time we checked you can register with as little as £5 which is sure to appeal to those with lower betting budgets or those registering with multiple online bookies.
Coral Phone Numbers:
UK: 0800 440 011. International: 0044 1483 771411.
Coral/Eurobet, Glebe House, Vicarage Drive, Barking, Essex, IG11 7NS, UK
Coral Banking Options:
Switch, Solo, Visa, Electron, Mastercard, Western Union, Bank Wire, PayPal.