£20 FREE BET
Open an account with Coral via the link below, place a first bet of £5 or more and you will get 4 x £5 free bets (new customers only – all winnings paid in free bets):
Length or Less Refund
Coral give customers money back, as a free bet up to £25, if your horse is beaten by a length or less in flat races at selected meetings.
Qualifying meetings are announced daily on the Coral website.
They will also refund stakes, as a free bet up to £25, on both football and tennis accumulators (5 fold or greater) if just one result lets you down.
And if you place either a 2 or 3 ball golf accumulator (4 fold or greater) on PGA or European Tour events you’ll get the same refund, if one player lets you down.
Coral operates over 1800 high-street shops, making it the third largest retail bookmaking business in the UK with a market share of approximately 20%.
The business was established in 1926 by Joe Coral (a Polish immigrant born Joseph Kagarlitski), who began by operating betting pitches at horse-racing and greyhound courses and opened his first licensed shop in 1960.
The business diversified to include a variety of other leisure activities, including two greyhound stadiums, casinos, hotels and holiday camps. In 1981 the Coral Leisure Group was acquired by Bass, and while their betting shops retained the Coral name, other operations were integrated into Bass.
Coral was then bought by Ladbrokes in 1997, but the acquisition was ruled to be anti-competitive by the UK’s competition watchdog which ordered Ladbrokes to sell most assets. It has since been owned by private equity houses.
At the end of 1999 Eurobet, an internet betting business, was acquired and the Group’s name was changed to Coral Eurobet, whilst in 2005 it merged with Gala to make Gala Coral Group the UK’s third largest bookmaker and bingo operator.
Coral is reported to be on the brink of a new merger with Ladbrokes, with the new company set to be called Ladbrokes Coral. If successful, it would operate around 4,000 shops and thus dominate high-street betting in the UK.
Coral sponsor the ‘Coral Eclipse’ – a Group 1 contest staged in July at Sandown, plus the Coral Cup – the first of the big handicap hurdles run at the Cheltenham Festival each year and the Welsh National at Chepstow the day after Boxing Day.