- Good range of horse racing events
- Lots of member only betting offers
- Website and App easy to navigate
NB: Coral review based on personal experience/opinion and for reference purposes only.
Coral have been one of the biggest bookmakers operating on the UK high street for years and have more than successfully transferred that betting experience online.
Although not the best, Coral have consistently offered fairly competitive Grand National odds for the members and also for other UK or Irish horse racing events throughout the year.
The Coral.co.uk website, and also their App, are fairly well designed and easy-to-use with one of the best things being their daily commentary show which they air from 10am on race days.
A lot of UK based punters think that Coral signify everything that's right when it comes to betting on the Grand National - solid lines, fast payoffs and unrivalled security.
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Although not impressing as much as one of the best bookmakers in the business, Bet365, Coral are still worth a punt due to their unrivalled betting history in the UK market.
Coral have always tended to offer new signups a free bet for the Grand National, but it's worth pointing out that you'll need to get in early as they sometimes withdraw it on race day.
We were impressed that Coral use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology on all of it's web pages and any parts of the Coral App that contain members personal details.
The secure technology used by Coral is also endorsed by BT Trustwise and Verisign which ensures that all of your information is only accessible by yourself or Coral.
Here are the contact details for Coral.co.uk should you need to get in touch:
Phone UK: 0800 440011
Phone Int: +44 1483 771411
Address: Coral, Glebe House, Vicarage Drive, Barking, Essex IG11 7NS UK
Signing up with Coral
Opening a new Coral account is straightforward. Simply enter some personal details (name, address, date of birth, etc.), and then decide how you're going to fund your new account.
You can open a new account with as little as £5 with minimum bets being just £1 - although you may need to bet slightly more if you want to claim the Coral free bet offer for new signups.
If you do experience any difficulties setting up new account the Coral customer service team have always been able to assist anytime we've needed them.
The support staff we spoke to were also very knowledgable in all areas of sports betting, and not limited to how to place bets on the Grand National or other horse races.
Coral Betting Markets
Other than the markets Coral offers on the Grand National, they also provide good options when it comes to other horse races, football, greyhound racing and tennis.
Smaller sports betting markets that Coral offer odds on include ice hockey, basketball, skiing, golf, American football, volleyball, boxing, baseball, F1, motorcycling, cricket and rugby.
Like most bookmakers operating in the UK Coral also cover several special events such as National Elections and TV programs such as Britains Got Talent or the X-Factor.