Betting online has never been more popular and we can see why. It’s far more attractive to stick a quick bet on via your phone than to get down to your local betting shop.
Despite this, betting online isn’t for everyone, especially if you like the buzz of seeing your wager come in surrounded by your fellow punters.
But what if you can combine the two and have the option to bet online or in-store quickly and easily, whenever you want?
The Coral Connect Card is Coral’s solution to this problem, streamlining the ease of betting online and the thrill of betting in-store.
It’s easy to sign up for a card and get going. Read on to find out exactly what the Coral Connect Card is, how you get one and what the benefits of having one are.
What is the Coral Connect Card?
The Connect Card is ‘an interactive multi-channel’ card which gives customers the flexibility to bet however and wherever they want.
So whether you prefer to bet online (desktop, mobile or tablet), over the phone or in-store, the Coral Connect Card keeps your money connected in one account.
This had made betting with Coral easier and more convenient than ever before, not only can you connect Coral bet platforms, you can also:
Collecting Winnings In-Shop
Do you prefer to collect winnings in shop?
If you have got winnings from a bet you have placed online, you can go into any of the Coral shops nearby to collect your returns in cash.
Deposit in Cash
Can you deposit in cash?
There are many ways to make deposits online, but until now depositing online to a betting account with cash has not been possible.
With the Coral Connect Card customers can deposit to Coral online by popping into your local shop, simply give a member of staff you card with the amount of cash you wish to deposit and you’re all set for online betting.
How do I Get a Coral Connect Card
You will need a Coral account to get started. You can find out more about the sign-up bonuses exclusive to new customers at the end of this article.
- As with all gambling products and services, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the T&Cs attached to the getting the Coral card.
- Search for your local Coral betting shop. If you want to find out if you have a Coral shop close by, simply use the handy ‘Shop Locator’ tool on the Coral Connect section of the website.
- Head to your local Coral betting shop and tell a member of staff you wish to get a Coral Connect Card.
- The member of staff will ask for your Coral login username and then you will be asked to select a four-digit pin code.
- Your Coral Connect Card will be ready to use within minutes of activation.
Do I Need ID to Get or to Use a Coral Connect Card?
As well as your Coral username, we recommend bringing ID along to the Coral betting shop.
Since the legal gambling age is 18 and over, if you look under 21 you may be asked to present ID as proof of your age, once this is done you can activate your Coral Connect Card – make deposits or place a bet.
You may also be asked for proof of age when you use your card to pick up winnings or make a deposit.
How Do I Collect My Winnings?
One of the many benefits of the Coral Connect Card is the ability to collect any winnings earned online in cash from any of the Coral betting shops. As usual your winnings will be credited to your online account. Then you can collect your cash from your local Coral shop.
So if you don’t like the longer waiting times of online withdrawal methods, this is the way to go.
The first time you use your debit card to deposit funds into your Coral account and wish to withdraw your winnings in the betting shop, you will need to produce the debit card you used to make your deposit to verify your withdrawal.
How Much Can I Withdraw Each Day?
There is a maximum amount of cash that you can withdraw from your Coral Connect Card. Similar to your bank card, the limit is set at a daily withdrawal amount.
The daily limit is set at £500. However, you can request to withdraw additional funds by calling customer services. They will conduct security checks before granting more cash.
Unfortunately, this can take up to 48 hours to authorise.
How Much Can I Deposit?
You can use your Coral Connect Card to deposit cash for Corals online betting. This is a larger daily limit of £5,500.
What if I Lose my Card?
If you lose your Coral Connect Card, you can request a replacement in-store using the card number, so it’s a good idea to memorise or write down the number somewhere you will remember to look. To order a new card, visit your local store with your card number and your ID.
If you can’t remember your card number, that’s ok, simply contact Coral customer services and they will best advise you on getting your replacement card.
Is it Worth it?
We think the Coral Connect Card has multiple benefits for all customers. Online and in-store users are given exclusive bonuses and promotions to enjoy and there is a reward when you sign-up to the service.
The card is also a great way to keep control over your gambling spend, this is a huge benefit if you often worry about spending more than you want.
If you are new to Coral don’t forget to take full advantage of their latest sign up offer: Bet £5 Get £20 in free bets. All you need to do is sign up for a new account. Add a deposit of £5, place your £5 bet and you’ll be credited with £20 (4 x £5 bets).