Welcome to our Coral Connect Card review. We begin this guide by summarizing the benefits of the Coral Connect Card and explaining its relation to the Connect mobile app. Next, we show you how to claim your Card and its practical applications. We then go beyond the basics by addressing a few advanced questions and pointing out generous offers available exclusively to Connect users.
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Coral is one of the best known UK betting sites, and the Connect Card is a physical card that seamlessly ties Coral’s online and offline betting services into a single, coherent package. You can use this contactless card at any Coral betting shop to fund your online bankroll, withdraw winnings, and place in-store wagers using your online balance.
We’d also like to point out what the Coral Connect Card isn’t: it’s neither a card for withdrawing funds from an ATM nor a traditional disposable prepaid card for topping up your online bankroll.
The purpose of the Connect system can initially escape comprehension; however, we’re confident you’ll understand the card’s purpose by the end of this guide.
Available for iOS and Android devices, the Connect mobile App combines numerous features that improve the in-shop betting experience from this top UK bookmaker.
Thanks to the Connect app, you can:
The App and the Card work in tandem, enhancing each other’s functionality. For example, while out on a drink with your mates, you can use the App to cash-out a bet early, then dash to the nearest Coral Shop and withdraw winnings using your Card. Your friends might be bummed that you prioritized sports betting over their company, but hey – you have enough cash on you to restore their mood with a free round of beers!
The Connect Card can end up as another useless piece of plastic clogging up your pocket. To avoid that unfortunate fate, consult the Card’s benefits outlined below. If any of these upsides strikes you as desirable, consider it a signal to request a card as soon as possible.
If you hold an active betting account with Coral, you can claim your Connect Card by following three simple steps:
And that’s it! You can now use your Connect Card at any Coral physical shop. We encourage you to save your card’s number and store it somewhere safe; if you lose your card or someone steals it, having its complete number available will enable you to request a duplicate card instead of applying for a new one.
If you lack a Coral betting account, you must create one before requesting a card. Easy – just follow the sign-up instructions below:
Load up the official Coral website on your mobile or desktop by hitting the button below and click the yellow “Join” button at the top to fire up the account registration process.
The registration process comprises three short forms that, combined, take less than five minutes to fill out.
First, choose your preferred account currency and enter a user ID, valid email address, and account password:
On the next page, enter your name and date of birth. Make sure this information is accurate to avoid withdrawal delays in the future.
Finally, input your physical address, phone number, and indicate your preferred mode of contact with the sportsbook. Remember to read through – or at least skim – Coral’s terms and identity verification policy before you proceed:
When you click the “Create my account” button, Coral’s system will send you an email with a verification link, which you must follow to activate your account.
And you’re done!
Overall, a straightforward and beginner-friendly registration process. Just remember that, before your first withdrawal, Coral must verify your identity by requesting a picture of an ID and proof of address.
As we mentioned earlier, the ability to make swift in-shop withdrawals is one of the Connect Card’s main draws.
The process is straightforward:
The procedure is simpler than using a credit card to withdraw money from an ATM:
You’re now poised to fund your in-shop wager from your online bankroll. Additionally, once you confirm your selections, you can track the progress of your matches and request cash-outs from the Connect mobile app.
Until 2015, requesting assistance from a betting shop clerk was the only way to cash-out an in-store wager; however, the Connect app rendered this restriction obsolete.
There are two ways to display cash-out options in the app: the “Card” way and the manual way.
When you hold your Connect Card against the betting terminal’s contactless reader before placing a wager, Coral’s system transfers the details of your selections to your betting app, from where you can manage cash-out options.
Absent an active Connect Card, input the cash-out code, which you’ll find on the receipt printed by your betting terminal, into the mobile app; the application will then display the cash-out options available for your selections.
We want to remind you that Coral doesn’t guarantee the availability or stability of cash-out options on any specific event. Consequently, we recommend against placing bets with the sole intention of cashing out early.
Coral provides several bonuses to attract new Connect users. Although generous, these bonuses are subject to change or removal without prior notice, so remember to track Coral’s “Promotions” section to avoid missing out on lucrative offers.
Currently, there are two Connect bonuses worth your attention:
On all Irish and UK horse racing bets. If you back a horse that ends up running at a higher price than yours, Coral will pay you out based on the longer odds.
In exchange for joining Connect and betting at least five quid online. You must place your qualifying bet at minimum odds of 1/2 within 14 days of registering your Connect account. The £30 bonus is distributed as 2 x £5 regular free bets plus one £10 in-shop credit.
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We believe the Connect Card and the betting app are perfect accessories for punters who enjoy betting online and offline but find managing two bankrolls – a digital and a physical one – burdensome. The Connect system is also perfect for online bettors looking to give offline wagering a try but feeling repelled by the prospect of traditional cash settlements.
If any of these descriptions applies to you, or if any of the Connect system’s advantages we outlined earlier seem appealing, sign up for a free Coral account and start betting with your Connect Card today!
Yes. The default daily withdrawal limit is £1,000. You can increase that limit, but to do so, you must undergo additional security checks, which vary depending on your account's standing and transaction history. It takes up to 48 hours for changes to withdrawal limits to take effect, so please plan ahead.
Yes; however, the betting shop clerk will ask you to produce the credit card you used to make your online deposit. This requirement is a necessary ingredient of Coral's commitment to combating credit card transaction fraud.
No. Unless you look younger than 21, your Coral account username will suffice. If this sounds like an open-buffet party invitation to fraud, fear not: presenting an ID is mandatory when using the Connect Card to deposit or withdraw cash.
You can use your Connect Card to request profits from in-shop bets as soon as your bet is graded and your online balance reflects the outcome of your stake.
No. The card is insufficient as an ID for monetary transactions. To withdraw or deposit money with your Connect Card, you must present it in conjunction with a photo ID confirming ownership of the Coral account attached to your card.
No. You can still initiate deposits and request withdrawals using all the standard payment methods offered by Coral, including credit cards, e-wallets, and bank transfers. The Connect Card simply adds cash transactions to the sportsbook’s array of payment options.
Yes. The 24-hour limit is £5,500.
If you saved your Card's 16-digit number, you could request a duplicate of the original card. Otherwise, you'll need to request a new card.
Alan is an expert sports betting writer who specializes in football, cricket and tennis.
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