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Coral are one of the top four bookmakers in the UK and have been in business since 1926. They own over 1100 betting shops in the UK alone and are possibly the biggest bookies in Europe. In 1999 Coral joined forces with Eurobet which increased their standing in the gambling world even further.
Sports events covered by Coral
Coral cover all of the sports events you'd expect them to both domestic and international. They concentrate to some extent on horse racing however they also cover sports such as greyhound racing, football, cricket, golf, rugby, tennis, motor sports and boxing. They also have a list of American sports to bet on and less common choices such as speedway, darts and even the 2012 Olympics.
The site covers a number of special events throughout the year as well as the daily sporting events. These include TV specials such as the X Factor and the sports personality of the year awards plus political battles in both the US and the UK. You can also bet on the next country to be awarded the Olympics.
Bets accepted by Coral
Coral is mainly a sports betting website and so they accept a wide range of bet types. These include such things as singles, doubles, accumulators, forecasts, Heinz, tricast, Lucky 15, 31 and 63 and Goliaths. There are 22 types of bets explained in the help section of the site for those who are new to sports betting. Coral also offer live betting on most of their sports so you can still bet while the event is in progress.
Other areas of the Coral website
The Coral site also has a casino, a poker area, lotto, gala bingo, a range of virtual sports and a head-2-head area where you can play roulette, poker and other card games live against other Coral members. They have over 200 tables running at any one time which can be joined at specific times. The casino has all of the popular games including slot machines, table games, card games and video poker while the virtual sports area includes horse racing, greyhounds and fantasy football.
Each of the areas of the Coral website offer sign up bonuses and ongoing promotions that are clearly advertised. For example, you can claim a £10 free bet in the sports betting section and free cash up to the value of £225 in the casino. You have to fund an account with a minimum deposit to qualify in most cases however once you have an account it can be used throughout the site. Funding an account can be done using a Visa credit or debit card and any of the other common UK debit cards. Coral doesn't accept MasterCard though. You can also use Western Union or a bank transfer if you prefer.
Coral have everything on their site that a bettor or gamer would want. They offer very good promotions that change periodically and generous sign up bonuses in most of the areas. Their live betting is a big attraction and they still offer good odds when events are in play. Coral have a solid reputation and a long history which is reassuring to new customers.