Coral is a UK gambling company that was first founded in 1926 and is part of the Ladbrokes Coral Group. Ladbrokes Coral was acquired by GVC Holdings in 2018 and is now part of one of the world’s largest gambling groups in the world for both high street and online gambling.
But, the Ladbrokes Coral Group has received a large fine for failings both before and after the merger. On 31st July 2019, the UKGC announced Ladbrokes Coral would pay a £5.9m fine for failings in anti-money laundering and social responsibility found between 2014 – 2017.
On top of this, Coral has a 1.3 rating out of 5, with 600+ real player reviews on Trustpilot. For a company this large, we are concerned with the UKGC fine, and the hundreds of 1-star reviews, and currently recommend joining other safe, and trusted UK betting sites.
Sports, Markets & Betting Odds
It is no surprise to see Coral offering a large collection of sports, betting markets and events from all around the world. Coral offers essentially the same sportsbook layout as Ladbrokes with very few differences between the two. But, they are both top-tier gambling products with live streams, 1000’s of events available each week, and a wide variety of betting markets including a bet builder feature for custom football bets.
- Horse racing
- American Football
- Aussie Rules
- Beach Volleyball
- Formula 1
- Ice Hockey
- Rugby League/Union
- Table Tennis
As for the betting margins, we tested the same events for both Coral and Ladbrokes to see if there was any noticeable difference in the margins. In our small sample of tests, the margins came back the same, at 5.38% which is better than the industry average, but still not close to BetVictor and several other bookies.
Coral Customer Support
Coral offers a top tier 24/7 customer support with several different methods of contact available.
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone – 0800 44 00 11 (within the UK)
- Live Chat
- Social media support (Twitter & Facebook)
25/1 a goal to be scored in Tottenham vs Newcastle09/05/2018
Enhanced odds: 25/1 on any goal scored in England v Brazil15/11/2017