How to Get Free Bets on Coral (with Step-by-Step Instructions)

December 21, 2019 •

Coral Sport is one of the UK and Ireland’s most popular bookmakers and, like many bookies, they offer free bets as part of their welcome bonus.  Read on and I’ll show you how you can secure these in the easiest manner possible, avoiding some potential pitfalls that might invalidate your claim. 

To get free bets on Coral, follow these simple steps:

  1. First, register on the Coral site
  2. Place a bet with a minimum of £5
  3. Receive Free bets to use at odds of 1/2 or higher

Let’s get into the details of this offer.  You’ll want to make sure that you familiarise yourself with all of the rules,  terms and conditions of the offer before committing so that there are no surprises.

How to Get Free Bets on Coral

1. Register

It’s not exactly a difficult task to sign up, all you need to do is enter your details such as name, address and date of birth. The important part comes next, though, as you want to make sure that your payment source doesn’t disqualify you from being eligible.

Take note that if you use Paypal, Moneybookers, Paysafe, Neteller or Skrill to make the deposit, you won’t be able to get the free bets as part of the offer. SO, to be on the safe side, it’s best to use your debit card.



2. Place a £/€5 bet

After you’ve registered, you’ll need to make sure that your first bet is to the value of £/€5 (at least) on a sport.  This is called the “qualifying bet”, and can either be a win bet or an each-way, at odds of 1/2 (in decimal odds, that’s 1.5) or greater.

You can also make an accumulator bet as the qualifying bet, as long as each individual selection of the bet is fractional odds of 1/2, too. Don’t place this bet on the Pools or Tote or it won’t qualify. As always, check the terms if you’re not sure. 

Important: You must place the bet within just 4 days of registering, as there is a time limit on the qualifying bet.

3. Receive and Use the Free Bets

Right after you’ve placed the bet as above and according to the rules, you should receive your £20 in free bets.  This goes into your account in the form of four separate £5 or €5 free bets.

Time Limit on using the Free Bet

What you need to know is that these free bet credits do have a time limit on them. As highlighted above, hey will expire just four days after you receive them, so make sure that you use them or you will lose them!

Additional Rules on the Free Bet

Each of your four free bets have to be used in full – that is, you can’t use them in part such as £3 and £2. Also, similarly to the qualifying fiver bet, 
you can redeem them on single each-way and win bets.  You can’t use them on tote or football jackpot but you are allowed to use them on the following multiples: doubles, trebles, accumulators, forecasts and combinations. 

Other Prerequisites

You will need to be of legal betting age in the United Kingdom, which is currently 18. The UK rules can sometimes be confusing, as 16-year-olds can buy lottery tickets.  However, in this case, it’s definitely 18 years of age minimum.

It’s also important to note that you need to be a new customer of Coral, i.e. not have been registered with them previously, to be able to avail yourself of their offer.

You do not need a bonus code for this offer, so there is not a referral code of any sort required. 

There is something known as a 1x playthrough requirement for the free bets.  You can’t redeem them for cash as soon as you receive them (which is kind of obvious) but once you have used each of them for your wager, you can withdraw any resulting winnings as cash without any issues.

Making the Most of Your Free Bet

Naturally, once you have secured your free bet, you’ll want to make it a winner (all four of them if possible) so that you can either cash in or keep betting.  It’s best to therefore try to search for possible winners which are only just above the minumum odds threshold. If your sport is football, you could do worse than to scan the win-draw-win market for games that meet this criteria, and avoid coin-toss type markets like BTTS and Over/Under 2.5 goals.


Apart from what I’ve mentioned here, there isn’t really anything else that I can think of to mention about the offer.  It’s not very complicated, and that’s perhaps what makes it so appealing.  If you do decide to go ahead and take advantage of the Coral bonus while it’s available, best of luck with making some good ones. As always, my advice is to keep your adventures in gambling sensible and only bet with what you can afford to lose.