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In 2026, Coral will be celebrating their 100th birthday. There are very few bookmakers that can lay claim to a long history like that. With age comes experience, and this is something that Coral has in abundance.

A history of bookmaking

In 2026, Coral will be celebrating their 100th birthday. There are very few bookmakers that can lay claim to a long history like that. With age comes experience, and this is something that Coral has in abundance. They have served the British public successfully for nearly a century, and they will continue to do so for some time to come. Customer satisfaction, reliability and trustworthiness are all part of Coral’s mantra.

Layout of the Website

At first glance there is a lot going on with the Coral sportsbook. The home page has markets all over the place. However, when you take a step back to digest, it quickly becomes apparent exactly what is going on.

At the top of the immediate centre you will see the next horse race. This is then followed by a section that takes you to all of the day’s UK and Irish racing.
Below the racing you can see the enhanced multiples that they have on for the day. You can also see the live in-play betting options, which not only shows the events that are occurring right now, but also the events that will be occurring later on.

Finishing the centre pane is the betting highlights. These showcase today’s upcoming sport, giving the customer both the odds and a little preview.

The left-hand pane leads you to your markets. The top pane has quick links, which take you to the most commonly used sections of the sportsbook (horse racing, Premier League, tennis etc).

Beneath this is the very clever and helpful favourites sections. Let’s say, for example, that you are a dab hand at betting on hurling. Add the sport to your favourites to save yourself the effort of having to scroll down every time you want to place a bet. Upon scrolling past the favourite section, you will come across the complete list of available markets.

Over to the right, members can have access to the live streaming box, more in-play markets, enhanced odds, where the money is going (seeing who is betting on what), offers and sports features.

Granted, the home page is jam –packed, but it is jam-packed with features intended to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Markets on Offer

Coral has an extremely large sportsbook. It caters for all your football needs with all European leagues covered, as well as some sports from outside the continent. Football is a key component for Coral and their Football Jackpot is proving immensely popular. With a stake of £1 you stand the chance of winning upwards of £1.9 million. They also offer enhanced multiples on football betting and insurance on your football bets: if you have placed a bet via the insurance feature, you will get your money back if your losing bet meets the insurance requirements.

Horse racing is just as extensive as the football markets. All of the action from Britain and Ireland is covered, as well as an array of international meets and virtual races.

Niche sports such as hurling, volleyball and Gaelic football all feature in their 28-sports sportsbook.

Deposit and withdraw

It is easy to deposit funds into your account 24 hours a day, with Coral accepting all major debit and credit cards. If you prefer, you can also deposit money via PayPal, Ukash, click and buy, and other alternative payment sources.

Once your withdrawal application has been processed, it should take between two to five days for the money to reach your bank account.

Help around the clock

Coral have a help centre that has an abundance of FAQs. However, if this has failed to satisfy your requirements, you can find the number for customer online support at the very bottom of the website or you can speak via the chat feature. Simply click on the “contact us” tab above the phone number at the bottom of the page to speak to one of their trusted advisors, who are on hand 24 hours a week.



Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do bookmakers work?

    Bookmakers are traditionally known as the ‘accountants of the horse racecourse’ and this is for good reason. They take money as stakes on various outcomes of a race or contest and they pay out money to those who predicted the outcome correctly.

    The aim of this ‘accountant’ is of course so that when the balance sheet is drawn up, a profit has been made by the bookmaker. To achieve this, they try to offer odds that are actually smaller than the probability of the outcome actually turning out that way.

    The odds offered by the Bookmakers when a given event is added up are therefore higher than 100%.

  • How are odds determined by Bookmakers?

    If a bookmaker offered odds of, say, 6/5, it would always be to the bettor’s advantage. You would then bet, say, £50 on ‘heads’ and £50 on tails and you would make a profit regardless of the result. Bookmakers are, of course, far too smart to let this happen. However, it is possible that comparing odds at bookmakers can create such a win/win situation.

  • How are the odds determined for a particular event?

    Below is an example of how prices are set based on the nature of the event. Let’s take two horse races, same venue, same type of race.

    Race 1: Big well-known race, well-known names competing, high stakes spread across the various player. Bookmakers can then compile odds easily and without much adjustment.

    Race2: Small race, with unknown participants. Is unlikely to generate as many stakes, so betting a high amount on 1 horse causes more headaches for the Bookmakers than race 1. To secure the Bookmaker’s margin, the odds per horse will go down, to have a higher ‘over-round’ percentage overall, so this acts as a buffer for the Bookmaker.

  • Why do bookmakers restrict your accounts?

    Bettors like to have multiple accounts because it ensures they get the best price on all their bets. It can be very frustrating to see your accounts very restricted or even closed. The official reason for restricting accounts is almost always a ‘trading decision’; actually, it is the reasons below that make your accounts get tackled.

  • Are there any bets that bookmakers don’t like?

    Bookies love it when you place multiple bets. That’s why they offer so many enhancements (odds that are increased in between) and money-back specials with multiple bets. After all, any kind of bet with more than one outcome reduces your chances of winning.

    Although you get a few wins from these bets; the bookies will generally leave you alone because they assume they are going to make money from you in the long run.

    There are some bets that bookmakers dislike, such as singles, for example. Or bad each way bets (each way bets in races where a short priced favourite is running and bettors are more likely to take advantage of the market) and each way bets on relatively short priced selections (3 on 1 or 4 on 1 shots).

    These are some examples of bets that bookmakers are not happy about and – even if you are losing – can cause restrictions on your account

  • What does it mean when your account has never been restricted?

    Don’t worry if you have never had to deal with bookmaker restrictions. Be happy! Most gamblers bet for fun and usually the amounts involved are so small that bookmakers are not worried at all. Besides, most punters lose regularly or bet on the type of bets bookmakers love (especially multiples).

  • Is it fair for the bookmaker to restrict my account?

    Don’t forget that a bookmaker runs a commercial business. That is why bookmakers make sure their terms and conditions allow them to restrict big winners at any time.

    Naturally, it would be much fairer for bookmakers to treat their big losing customers the same as their big winning bettors. The chances of this happening are slim, especially since the government has no legislation on the matter.

    It is relatively easy for bookmakers to monitor customers so having restrictions imposed on them is unfortunately one of the things to consider when gambling.

  • How do I prevent my account from being restricted?

    Of course, ideally you should not have to deal with restrictions from bookmakers. So the question is, can you do anything about this or are you powerless? There are some things you can do to reduce the chances of restrictions. We have put them here for you, take advantage of them!

    • Set rounded amounts
      The more arbitrary your bets are, the more you will resemble an arber. Arbers bet with exact amounts to guarantee their winnings. Betting with 40 euros instead of 39.99 makes you look more like a real gambler. Whether you are or not…
    • Write off money
      Don’t write off your money from your account too often. Make sure it doesn’t look like you have a regular betting bank, because the more strategy the bookies think they see in you, the more likely they are to restrict your accounts. If you’re winning; let your balance go up.
    • Lose!
      Believe us, this advice is not as weird as it sounds.
      If you have a good run in an account and it’s all running smoothly, back some selections that they lose and then trade them on the exchanges. Of course, make sure your potential debts do not exceed your potential profits.