Coral Bookmakers

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Coral Bookmakers has been in existence for a very long time and is an esteemed name in the UK betting market, in both the retail and online arenas. They now have well over 1500 betting shops in the UK and a growing turnover that is counted in billions of pounds. They are a serious operation with an online offering that compares very well with specialist online competitors.

There is a particularly impressive sportsbook as well as Lotto, Games and Casino on offer. Casino games include Baccarat, Blackjack and Stud Poker as well as online table games including roulette and craps. You will also find a good range of poker games including Texas Hold'em, 7 card stud, Omaha and 5 card draw to suit players of all levels of experience. If that isn't enough, there is also a very good range of Bingo and live casino action as well as games, slots and instants.

Whatever the sport or game, punters know that they can totally trust the name of Corals. No one had even thought about the possibility of having a worldwide web back in 1926 when Joe Coral began his business with a loan from his mate in a local cafe. It all started from very humble beginnings in the shape of betting pitches at greyhound tracks. As soon as betting shops became legal in the 1960s, Joe Coral was one of the first to hit the high street.

Today, they have definitely succeeded in embracing and harnessing new technology to good effect. The firm can offer punters of all proclivities a solid and enjoyable online experience. Their whole website is exceptionally easy to use, untainted and uncomplicated by unnecessary bells and whistles. Opening an account is easy and there are no quibbles about paying out or in any dealing with Coral bookmakers online.

The vast number of Corals betting shops in Britain dictate that you can be certain that they are going to know how to look after their customers. Companies with that quantity of retail premises, unlike some purely online operators, must have grasped the key principles of customer care. Coral maintain their good name in exactly the same way when dealing with customers online via their website.

A glance at the sportsbook section of the Coral website reveals a pretty good range of sports and specials coverage. You will find all the traditional stuff such as horse racing, greyhound racing, football, darts, cricket, tennis, golf, rugby, Formula 1, boxing and snooker as well as many other sports such as American football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, handball and futsai. There are also TV and entertainment bets for non sports fans who enjoy having a flutter.

Coral offer especially outstanding coverage of greyhound and horse racing to meet the needs of the most demanding punters. Everything you would expect to find is there and probably a few things that might surprise you.

If you scroll down the day's horse racing schedule you will find not just the next race at Haydock, but another in a few minutes time at Vaal, that is in South Africa in case you are not already familiar with it. Unlike many other bookmakers, Coral offer truly international coverage of horse racing all year round.

For insomniac racing enthusiasts, there are markets on all the leading US racetracks right through the night. If your taste is for racing closer to home, there is also excellent coverage of horse racing in France and across Ireland. You will also find plenty of virtual horseracing from Steepledowns if you are one of the growing number of punters who prefer your horse racing to be staged beyond the occasional shenanigans of the real thing.

Coral offer a marketing incentive for horse racing punters with their Green Tick Win More scheme. Coral claim that their green tick scheme provides consistently higher odds from the opening show than those on offer from other bookmakers. Green tick bets are not available on every race. Punters are advised to check on the detail of the scheme before deciding whether or not to try the green tick approach. There are a number of video tutorials on the website so that you can easily make an informed decision.

Another feature of the Coral Bookmakers horse racing betting offering is their provision of place only betting. An awful lot of bookmakers will only offer win or each way. If you really think that your selection stands virtually no chance of being the first past the post but might very well run into a lesser placing, it has to make sense to bet on your expectations rather than be shoehorned into spending half of your stake on an eventuality that you think is extremely unlikely.

Yes, you will probably kick yourself if your place only bet actually sprouts wings for the first time in its life and demolishes all its rivals when you have had a place only rather than each way bet on. Just take a deep breath and remember that it is more likely that you will get a better return for your money long term if your bets reflect your actual expectations of horses performance rather than your wildest dreams.

Coral are so focused on horse racing that they have even developed their own way of dealing with withdrawn horses. The so called Coral Non Runner adjustment. For once your bet is not automatically subject to the rigours of the Tattersalls Rule 4 when a non runner is declared. Instead, Corals have their own way of calculating the necessary adjustments to the betting markets of any race. They are probably right when they claim that the standard Rule 4 deductions do not always accurately reflect the impact of a non runner in a race. Rule 4 was born long before punters and bookmakers had the benefit of access to the advanced calculations made possible by computer technology. Coral consequently make their own adjustments whilst bearing in mind the price of all the horses in the relevant race. Their adjustments may well result in better value for punters affected.

Whatever your thoughts on Green Ticks or the non runner adjustment, if you would like to deal with an online bookmaker you can trust who offers you plenty of choice and consistently good prices, Coral Bookmakers have to be one for the notebook.