Coral Review

Coral is an integral part of the European gambling conglomerate Gala Coral Group, which – through Coral and its other brands – focuses on the UK and Italian gambling markets.

Coral itself is the third largest retail bookmaker in the UK and enjoys a market share of some 20% through its 1700+ estate of bricks-and-mortar shops. Their interactive division covers its online, telephone and mobile operations, and their website has been live for over a decade at the time of writing.

That website – coral.co.uk – is operated by Gala Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited (one of Gala Coral Group’s other businesses) and its subsidiary Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited, who are, as you might guess by the company names, based in Gibraltar, licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.

Despite being based in Gibraltar, because much of Coral’s custom comes from the UK market, they are required to adhere to the United Kingdom Gambling Act 2005, which, among other things, aims to ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, a sentiment Coral fully embrace.

With a strong focus on sports betting, Coral offers a highly effective sportsbook that covers an extensive variety of sports and a vast range of markets. They offer in-play betting on many sports, with football their most regular offering, and the sportsbook is also available on any mobile devices that incorporate a browser simply by typing in the usual URL.

Aside from the sportsbook, Coral offer casino, live casino, games, poker and bingo products, so they are as wide-ranging as any of their rivals. At present only the games – along with the aforementioned sportsbook – is available on mobile devices, but other products are likely to be added in the future.

So while Coral is predominantly known as a sports betting company, they have embraced, and seemingly excelled, in other areas of the gambling industry and offer customers an excellent choice of high-quality gaming products.

Coral - Bet £5, Get £20

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

One of the things we love most about Coral are their offers - starting with a cracking welcome bonus. Right now if you register, deposit and bet £5 at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or more and you'll receive a £20 free bet. Twenty quid free for risking a fiver represents great value and may not be around for ever, so we suggest you take it whilst you can.

The promotions don't stop at the door either, with money back and free bet specials on most major sporting events - including big football games, horse races and golf tournaments. They also run a popular 'football jackpot' coupon that gives punters the chance at winning big (at least £100k, and it's been over £1m) from a £1 bet by picking the math-winner results of 15 football games.

Coral Casino - Deposit £10, Get £50

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

With one of the most generous sports betting bonuses in the business, it shouldn't surprise you to hear that their casino also has a great welcome bonus. In fact, it's one of the best we've seen for lower stake players - deposit £10 and you'll instantly receive a £50 bonus. The wagering requirements for slots are 24x the bonus (so £1,200 on the £50) and whilst other games such as roulette, craps and some forms of blackjack are permitted, they come with a higher WR.

The casino itself runs on Playtech software and the games can either be played through your browser or via a desktop app. A limited number of games are also available to play on your mobile phone or tablet. As well as the standard Playtech slots and games, they also offer slots from IGT in their 'Games' tab.

For those of you who prefer your games dealt by live dealers, Coral's live casino offers live dealer versions of Blackjack, Baccarat, Casino Holdem and Roulette.

Coral Poker - 100% up to £1,200

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

At Corals poker site there are actually two welcome bonuses you can claim. The first is for £20 worth of tournament tokens (given as 5 x €5) which you'll receive after depositing £5 or more. You'll also receive 30 tokens to the nightly new player freerolls.

If you're after a juicier bonus, then Coral are also offering a pound for pound match (or rather a £10 for £10 match) on deposits of between £10 and £1,200. The bonus is released in £5 increments based on the number of poker points earned (£5 per 500 points) and you have 90 days to clear the bonus, or as much of it as you can.

The site runs on the Playtech operated iPoker network (having previous migrated from Ongame), which offers both cash games and tournaments in good old British Pounds (as well as euros and US dollars).

Coral Bingo - Spend £5, Get £20

New customers only. T&C's apply. 18+.

Coral's bingo room also runs on a Playtech powered product - the Virtue Fusion bingo network. As one of the most popular and active networks, it offers round the clock games with huge jackpots waiting to be won.

For new customers, there's a £20 bingo bonus waiting after you sign up, deposit £5 and then purchase and play £5 worth of bingo tickets. The £20 bonus will then be instantly added to your bonus balance and can be used right away to play bingo. The best bit about this offer is that there are no wagering requirements, you just need to bet it once to release it from your bonus balance to your cash balance before withdrawing.

There are, of course, plenty more offers to be had at Coral bingo - from free daily scratchcards to big money bingo games, escalator jackpots and bingo bonuses. These offers change frequently, so check out the Coral website to see what's currently up for grabs!