As one of the world leading bookmakers, Coral is going to be a betting home where you aren’t going to get any unwilling surprises. They are solid in every sense of the world, right from the number of sports that they cover, down to the features that just add extra layers of class.
What’s great about using such a bookmaker is that you are getting everything under one roof. They might not be the best in every department, for example pricing, but they’re never far away. They are the ideal standalone bookmaker, meaning that if you are the type of punter that likes to just use one site to keep things tidy, then Coral is going to be a great shout.
Sports Bonus: Bet £5 Get £20New accounts at Coral are going to be able to get a free bet worth up to £20 when you place your first bet of just £5. Initial bet needs to be at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater before then triggering four £5 free bets.
The Coral Website
The site is one of the best looking that you’re going to find in the betting industry. The blue, yellow and green colours make the site look vibrant, modern and above all else, very functional. The downside to the design has to be the inclusion of the marketing offerings in the far right and left borders, which does make it look a little cluttered.
The mobile betting app is one of our highest rated on site and its design is almost flawless. The ability to use Touch ID to log in scores massive bonus points for us and we feel that this should be a standard feature in the industry. The app can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices, whilst other mobile devices simply need to visit the bookmaker from their smartphones browser and they will automatically be redirected.
All this praise comes on the back of a solid foundation that they have been able to achieve since starting out 1926. The merger with the Gala Group in 2005 saw them as one of the biggest gambling firms in the world, bringing in astonishing revenue figures of around £1.2 billion in 2013. The Gala Coral Group subsequently joined forces with Ladbrokes in 2015 creating Britain’s biggest bookmaker.
As you would expect from such a big brand, there is no let up in the range and size of the betting markets that are on offer. With them you’re going to be able to choose from dozens of sports as far fetched as Australian rules, E-Sports, volleyball and even water polo.
The bulk of the markets, and the main reason why so many people flock to the site, are on football and horse racing respectively. When the football season is in full flow there are few places that are better to use than Coral. They are able to offer over 200 betting markets per match, with a range that is rivalled by very few.
Horse racing is a little lower key, but is much more consistent with dozens of races on offer almost 365 days of the year. What’s great is that Coral don’t just cove races from the UK and Ireland, but also include racing from South Africa, Australia, France, United States, United Arab Emirates and many more. The race cards have also seen a bit of a make over in recent years, with the introduction of information from the Racing Post to help you improve your choice in selection and hopefully win more frequently.
Pricing wise, Coral are very consistent. We’ve tested dozens of different markets from a multitude of sports and often found that Coral are right in mix with some of the best odds. We touched earlier about many bettors using an operator such as them as a one stop shop for online betting and the pricing on offer has to play a massive role in their decision to do so.
Live Betting & Streaming
Live betting hasn’t always been Coral’s strongest point if the truth be told but it’s seen massive improvement recently. The standout feature for us has to be the inclusion of their ‘Match live’ section, which enables you to see what’s going on in a match at any given time. For football you can determine which team is in possession, if they are on an attack and it also highlights when goals have been scored, throw ins, free kicks, corners and yellow/red cards.
The multi-view is another great feature as it allows you to pick several matches to bring those games and their respected markets into a more condensed view. It’s perfect for if you are betting on more than one match when tracking your bets.
The lives streaming platform is another feature that is fairly new and gives you access to a good range of sports from around the world. With it you are able to watch these games on your PC, iPhone, iPad or aAndroid device via the Coral app. It will include over 2,000 streams every year on sports such as football, tennis, snooker, rugby, darts, basketball, badminton, handball, ice hockey and volleyball. It’s wroth noting that for football they have access to some of the biggest leagues in Europe, such as La Liga, Serie A, French League 1 and the Dutch Eredivisie.
With Coral you are going to be able to grab a huge range of banking options, which include debit card, PayPal, e-wallets and bank transfers. Minimum deposits start from just £5 and processing times are instant. Withdrawals also incur no fees and will start from just £5 taking anywhere between just a few hours for e-wallets and up to 5 days for debit cards.
Players at Coral are also going to be able to take advantage of a Coral Connect card. This allows you hook up your account to use in Coral betting shops and with your online account. You can get your cash over the counter from your account if you wish or alternatively load your account with cash ready to use either in store or online.
|Licensee||Coral Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited|
|Address||Suite 711, 1st Floor Europort (6-7) Europort Road, GIBRALTAR, GX11 1AA|