Coral Sports Review:
They say in this business that age speaks volumes and whether or not you believe in that Coral is a perfect example of an online sports betting website that has stood the test of time. It was almost 100 years ago, in 1926, that Joe Coral started his dream of creating and managing a successful bookie. The headquarters are still located in Nottingham, UK, but a huge amount of the business was moved over to Gibraltar before they decided to merge with another Goliath in the game, Ladbrokes. Coral is still doing incredibly well and has over 19,000 employees worldwide and their annual revenue is valued at over £1.5 billion.
Website – Layout & Interface:
As soon as you land on Corals’ website you are presented with a relatively neat layout with an exuberant colour scheme that reflects the Coral brand with a lot of blues, greens and yellows that travel throughout the site. The logo is displayed clearly in the top left-hand corner and doubles as a home button if you want to get back to the sports betting page. Across from the Coral crest is the log in section, as well as a sign-up button, above this, are a couple of options giving you the choice to change your preference of how the odds are displayed as well as a help button which we will cover later.
Below is the main navigating menu which helps you locate sections such as Sports, In-Play, Live Casino, Casino, Slots, Games, Bingo, Poker, Vegas, Virtuals, VIP, LottoBet and Connect. Directly underneath is a menu which changes depending on which section you are currently browsing, so for the sports betting section, users can find links to Corals’ Live Stream, Live Scores, Results, Statistics, News and Blogs, Coral Radio, Football Jackpot, Contact Us and Offers.
Down the left hand side of the page is where you will see Corals’ quick links, this is a handy list comprised of some of the most popular aspects of the site such as Horse Racing, Football, Virtual Sports, Jackpots and Premier League Darts and can help you find what you need without the effort of having to search for it. Below the quick links are your own customisable shortcut list and underneath this, you will find Corals’ complete A-Z list of sports markets.
Over on the right is where your bet slip is located and further down is a video player where your live streams will play as well as Corals’ enhanced odds specials and tonnes of promotions that reach to products all over the website.
To view and select your favourite sports you can do so by heading over to Corals’ Sports A-Z list, here you will have the choice of browsing markets within sports like Aussie Rules, American Football, Badminton, Baseball, Boxing, Basketball, Cycling, Cricket, Darts, eSports, Football, Football Specials, Football Jackpot, Greyhounds, Golf, Gaelic Football, Horse Racing, Handball, Hurling, Ice Hockey, Motorcycling, Motor Racing, Olympics, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Snooker, Tennis, UFC/MMA, Volleyball and Virtual Sports. This is list isn’t the biggest we have seen but is relatively sufficient with all of the most popular sports followed by the UK audience covered.
Once you have picked the sport of your choice you are then presented with a list of all of the competitions and matches that are currently live and those which are upcoming. After finding the right game you are then shown an interface with some of the usual markets to bet on such as Total Goals Over/Under, Both Teams to Score, Correct Score, To Win & Both Teams to Score, Half Time/Full Time and 1st Half Result. At the top of this page, Coral have included a handy overview which updates you with what is currently happening in that game.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
One area in particular that Coral fall down in is their welcome bonuses, they usually have a few promotions happening for some of the bigger sporting bets upcoming. However, these are usually paid out in free bets and have a maximum stake that’s incredibly low.
As a welcome offer for new customers, you can receive £30 in free bets when you bet £10. Players must claim this within 14 days of registering an account with minimum odds of 1/2.
18+. UK+IRE only. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excl. Min first bet £10 a odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £30 credited as 3 x £10 free bets. Not valid with CashOut. Free bet valid for 7 days. Free bet stake not returned. 18+ T&Cs Apply.
If football is your jam then you might be interested to know that Coral will refund your stake as a free bet if 1 leg in your 5 fold accumulator or higher loses and there is also a Bet & Get Club, this entitles you to £10 in free bets each week when you stake £25 or higher across any sport markets.
Coral have decided to focus their efforts more into in-play betting and have come up with a reasonable list of sports to reflect this, so if you are looking to bet on the most cutting edge sporting moments for Snooker, Greyhound Racing, Football, eSports, Ice Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Golf and Basketball then Coral have provided a suitable in-play console that will meet your demands. They also provide a live streaming service for these sports.
Mobile & Tablet:
Thankfully, for all of the players out there who like to bet on the go without sacrificing quality, there is a dedicated mobile application which can be found on the Apple app store for IOS users and will have to be downloaded directly from Corals’ website for Android users. The application is a great rendition of the desktop version of the website and everything has been optimised to fit a smaller screen. Better still is that the application isn’t a requirement, so if you are mindful about filling up your phone or tablets memory you can still enjoy what Coral has to offer by visiting the website from your portable devices browser.
Coral accept plenty of different methods of payment that customers can use to credit their account and also withdraw winnings, some of these include Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, Maestro and e-wallets such as PayPal, Skrill, Paysafecard, Neteller, Eco and Pre-Paid Cards. Withdrawing funds is easy and take up to 24 hours for most e-wallets, card withdrawals take slightly longer and approximately 3-5 business days.
By heading over to the help section we mentioned earlier, you can access Corals’ FAQ section which even has a list comprised of the days top asked questions. There is a live chat function enabling you to contact a member of staff directly, this is available round the clock every day of the week. They also have a free phone number for UK customers as well as an email address they actively respond to emails via.
Coral provide a solid online betting platform that competes with some of the industry leaders in today’s markets. Their website doesn’t feel as premium as some of the other online sports betting sites that we have covered, but its a great effort nonetheless. Their in-play console being rather good is a definite attempt at redeeming their below-average promotions that are available and this is an area they could certainly improve on. Overall the user experience at Coral is definitely worth some interest and we recommend you check out what they have to offer.