An experienced bookmaker that has been in the British market for almost 100 years and in that time has built up an impeccable reputation. But you may not be comfortable using certain features of Coral's website or mobile app because of the way they work. This is why we're analysing every feature a new user will encounter.
As of August 2023, we can say that Coral is still in the top 10 of the UK market for many features. But there are also features that need immediate improvement from developers because they are old-fashioned. These are the ones we'll focus on, taking feedback from real users.
Official Coral website
From the outside, the company website seems old-fashioned and simple enough. A banal menu category layout, a small slider, a separate field to add events to favourites, and a betting slip on the right-hand side are all standard features of a UK bookmaker's site.
But a closer look reveals that Coral is by no means as simple as it sounds. And while browsing between the categories on the top menu and, in particular, the left side menu, a customer will surely notice the speed and functionality of the online resource. Design-wise, the solution is also straightforward and effective - white and blue are used most frequently, with a third choice occasionally thrown in.
A blog with useful tips and a list of betting success stories, even experienced punters mark high marks separately. It usually features unique content that cannot leave anyone indifferent.
Security methods of website
Customer privacy at Coral is ensured by a license from the UK Gambling Commission. The betting company is registered in Gibraltar for tax purposes. There are also a number of mechanisms for personal control on the website and mobile app. In particular, you may be asked to specify financial transaction limits already during the registration process. It is also possible to set daily activity periods, as well as rest periods from betting.
Coral has the only welcome bonus as of August 2023. Its essence is a minimum deposit of £5 and the bookmaker will quadruple that amount with a freebet.
In order to make a qualifying bet with a minimum odds of 1.50 on any sport you are given a period of 14 days. After this period, the welcome offer will automatically expire. If you do manage to take advantage of it, however, you can try to earn a certain amount of money to withdraw from it during the 7-day period.
Coral Bookmaker does not use any promo codes in its promotions at the moment.
Offers for current clients of Coral
The list of active bonuses for current clients of Coral is always changing. But we can highlight those offers that are stable.
One of them is the Super Football Forecasting Series where customers can win the top prize of £25,000. You can win the jackpot every month if you are the only one at the top of the overall standings. This table is formed as a result of participants guessing the events of each draw offered by the bookie. You can also win £50 in the promotion if you accurately predict all 4 predictions for a particular football match.
Football betting enthusiasts are also incentivised by Coral with a bonus where you can get a £5 freebet for an identical bet. There's also a guarantee of maximum odds when betting on horse racing, which is commonplace in the promotional campaigns of modern British bookmakers. Well, as part of the Smart Boosts bonus offer, there are a number of events every day that can be offered to you at an improved value.
The Coral Connect special all-rounder is basically the only type of customer promotion offered by the bookie. There is no VIP status or loyalty club for long-time users.
Coral's Mobile App
Maintaining the reputation of the company's main website, Coral's mobile app is also simple, fast and highly functional. The design of the app was based on the fact that betting on mobile is often done at a time when it is not the most convenient for betting. That is why it is possible to place a bet in two taps.
All the basic and additional functions of the bookmaker's website are also available via the mobile app. In order to use the online casino, you will need to download a separate software which is also available free of charge on Google Play and the App Store.
Several additional features are available for Coral's mobile and desktop services. While they may seem standard at first glance, each has their own unique characteristics.
Live Streaming at Coral
In-play mode offers 25-30 live events from time to time in various disciplines. Football, tennis, hockey, and snooker tournaments are easily accessible via the Coral website and mobile app. All you need to do is be registered on the site and place at least one bet by activating your account.
The #YourCall feature allows users to request their market valuation via Twitter. When you post a betting offer to the social network, you need to specify the appropriate hashtag and the bookie will reply back, indicating how much the offer is worth and whether or not the bookmaker is willing to pay for it in principle.
The early betting option with lower odds is available for all or part of the stake. This gives you even more flexibility in keeping track of your finances and avoids unplanned losses.
On the plus side, there is a high-quality sportsbook, an excellent in-play mode, informative graphics and access to a comparatively large number of live sporting broadcasts. Also pleasing are the bonuses for existing players, where you can win not just a lot, but steadily.
New customers, on the other hand, aren't offered many options, apart from essentially one welcome offer. The simplicity of Coral's mobile app as of 2023 is already over the top and redundant. Still, the inquisitive mind of experienced punters clearly requires more informative content. And we are not impressed with the quality of technical support, especially in live-chat.
Overall, our summary so far comes down to a "good" rating for all areas of the bookmaker's activities as a whole.