Coral UK Betting Site Review 2023 - Is Coral a good bookmaker?

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An experienced bookmaker that has been in the British market for almost 100 years and in that time has built up an impeccable reputation. But you may not be comfortable using certain features of Coral's website or mobile app because of the way they work. This is why we're analysing every feature a new user will encounter.

As of August 2023, we can say that Coral is still in the top 10 of the UK market for many features. But there are also features that need immediate improvement from developers because they are old-fashioned. These are the ones we'll focus on, taking feedback from real users.

Official Coral website

Official Coral website

From the outside, the company website seems old-fashioned and simple enough. A banal menu category layout, a small slider, a separate field to add events to favourites, and a betting slip on the right-hand side are all standard features of a UK bookmaker's site.

But a closer look reveals that Coral is by no means as simple as it sounds. And while browsing between the categories on the top menu and, in particular, the left side menu, a customer will surely notice the speed and functionality of the online resource. Design-wise, the solution is also straightforward and effective - white and blue are used most frequently, with a third choice occasionally thrown in.

A blog with useful tips and a list of betting success stories, even experienced punters mark high marks separately. It usually features unique content that cannot leave anyone indifferent.

Security methods of website

Customer privacy at Coral is ensured by a license from the UK Gambling Commission. The betting company is registered in Gibraltar for tax purposes. There are also a number of mechanisms for personal control on the website and mobile app. In particular, you may be asked to specify financial transaction limits already during the registration process. It is also possible to set daily activity periods, as well as rest periods from betting.

Welcome Bonus

Coral has the only welcome bonus as of August 2023. Its essence is a minimum deposit of £5 and the bookmaker will quadruple that amount with a freebet.

In order to make a qualifying bet with a minimum odds of 1.50 on any sport you are given a period of 14 days. After this period, the welcome offer will automatically expire. If you do manage to take advantage of it, however, you can try to earn a certain amount of money to withdraw from it during the 7-day period.

Promo codes

Coral Bookmaker does not use any promo codes in its promotions at the moment.

Offers for current clients of Coral

Offers for current clients of Coral

The list of active bonuses for current clients of Coral is always changing. But we can highlight those offers that are stable.

One of them is the Super Football Forecasting Series where customers can win the top prize of £25,000. You can win the jackpot every month if you are the only one at the top of the overall standings. This table is formed as a result of participants guessing the events of each draw offered by the bookie. You can also win £50 in the promotion if you accurately predict all 4 predictions for a particular football match.

Football betting enthusiasts are also incentivised by Coral with a bonus where you can get a £5 freebet for an identical bet. There's also a guarantee of maximum odds when betting on horse racing, which is commonplace in the promotional campaigns of modern British bookmakers. Well, as part of the Smart Boosts bonus offer, there are a number of events every day that can be offered to you at an improved value.

Loyalty club

The Coral Connect special all-rounder is basically the only type of customer promotion offered by the bookie. There is no VIP status or loyalty club for long-time users.

Coral's Mobile App

Coral's Mobile App

Maintaining the reputation of the company's main website, Coral's mobile app is also simple, fast and highly functional. The design of the app was based on the fact that betting on mobile is often done at a time when it is not the most convenient for betting. That is why it is possible to place a bet in two taps.

All the basic and additional functions of the bookmaker's website are also available via the mobile app. In order to use the online casino, you will need to download a separate software which is also available free of charge on Google Play and the App Store.

Additional features

Several additional features are available for Coral's mobile and desktop services. While they may seem standard at first glance, each has their own unique characteristics.

Live Streaming at Coral

In-play mode offers 25-30 live events from time to time in various disciplines. Football, tennis, hockey, and snooker tournaments are easily accessible via the Coral website and mobile app. All you need to do is be registered on the site and place at least one bet by activating your account.


The #YourCall feature allows users to request their market valuation via Twitter. When you post a betting offer to the social network, you need to specify the appropriate hashtag and the bookie will reply back, indicating how much the offer is worth and whether or not the bookmaker is willing to pay for it in principle.

Cash Out

The early betting option with lower odds is available for all or part of the stake. This gives you even more flexibility in keeping track of your finances and avoids unplanned losses.

Final say

On the plus side, there is a high-quality sportsbook, an excellent in-play mode, informative graphics and access to a comparatively large number of live sporting broadcasts. Also pleasing are the bonuses for existing players, where you can win not just a lot, but steadily.

New customers, on the other hand, aren't offered many options, apart from essentially one welcome offer. The simplicity of Coral's mobile app as of 2023 is already over the top and redundant. Still, the inquisitive mind of experienced punters clearly requires more informative content. And we are not impressed with the quality of technical support, especially in live-chat.

Overall, our summary so far comes down to a "good" rating for all areas of the bookmaker's activities as a whole.


Creating a new Coral account is made easy by automatic verification. The bookmaker may still require some documents afterwards but only if there is any question as to your identity and the integrity of the official resources. However, if the gambling process is good quality and mutually beneficial, you will be allowed to withdraw the first money to your account without any problems.

Generally speaking, there are three parts to the registration process. At the first stage, a client has to specify the country of his residence and the currency of the game account. The UK and GBP are non-alternative for the domain zone in question. Right from the start you have to give your e-mail address for getting feedback and also create a username and password.

The second step is to enter your gender, first name, last name and date of birth. In the final stage the client will need to give their home address, a mobile phone number for feedback and indicate which type of marketing they would prefer to use.

Restrictions on registration

In some cases Coral will still require proof of identity at the start of the relationship. This does not always happen. The general rules are that all players must be of legal age (which starts at 18 in the UK) and the new user must be from the country where the domain is registered. Residence registration is usually verified by a coloured photo of a relatively recent utility bill.


Coral has six funding methods and the same number of channels to withdraw from your game account. The difference is that while you can use Paysafecard for deposits, you cannot use Paysafecard for withdrawals. But a bank transfer is available for this purpose, which is not used at the money entry stage.

The minimum deposit is £5 for those methods that have a maximum financial limit. We are talking about Paysafecard, already discussed above, as well as card accounts. But with PayPal and Neteller, you may only make deposits from as little as £10, with the latter also attracting a 2.5% fee.

There is no withdrawal fee, regardless of the financial channel you use. The usual transaction time is between 48 hours and 5 banking days. Withdrawal through the same channel that you used for depositing also exists at Coral.

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Pre-match line

Line analyses - odds & markets

Coral has over 30 sports in its pre-match line up. They are all conveniently listed alphabetically in the menu on the left sidebar. Among them are very exotic for bookies disciplines like fencing and skateboarding. However, it is still the average football match that deserves the most admiration, with up to 200 markets.

Margins for Champions League, Europa League and FA Super Cup football matches are 4-5%, which is fine for a domestic English user. The type of odds can be chosen among decimal and regular fractions. Coral's customers will also be pleased with the broadest selection of bets on TV shows and political events.

Betting on esport at Coral

The bookmaker pays great attention to progressive eSports. For the most popular disciplines and tournaments, the line up can hold up to fifty markets, which is huge. Also, you can easily find all the new matches and disciplines that appear in esports almost daily. At this rate, we won't be surprised if Coral itself soon becomes the ambassadors of a new computer game...

LIVE betting mode

The Live betting mode offers a comprehensive match tracker and access to detailed statistics. The page of the desired event will be opened and the user will be able to find out the current state and the specifics of the event. The odds are updated very quickly so that customers won't feel any financial loss. By the way, the quotes are not much inferior to the pre-match ones, although they are 1-2% lower due to the increased margin.


Customer's support at Coral

Initially, the feedback form offers the customer answers to frequently asked questions when contacting us. If you don't find what you're looking for, simply drop this step and move on to the next. There are four channels through which you can provide feedback to Coral's technical experts and advisors:

  • Phone;
  • Live chat;
  • Social media (facebook, twitter);
  • E-mail.

In terms of quality of technical support services, it could be better. At least the live-chat bot is often just wasting time, not providing really valuable information and then connecting to a real person anyway.

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Questions and answers

🎲 Can I make a deposit using my Skrill wallet?

This is not a channel currently available at the bookmaker.

🎲 What is the size of the free bet for new players?

As part of the welcome bonus, Coral is giving new customers a £20 freebet with a minimum bet of £5. Only deposits made with a debit card will take part in the offer.

🎲 Can I watch live NHL games on the bookie website?

Yes, hockey broadcasts are available for all registered users. Watch the matches marked with a special TV icon.

🎲 What if I want to close my account?

We are not sure about the mechanism, but contact the technical support anyway. Probably, they will help you with decision of this question.

🎲 Is Coral allowed to bet on accumulators within one event?

No, all events in your acca must be from different matches.

Artur Kislichenko Artur Kislichenko
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