Coral began life back in 1926 with little more than just a few bookmaker pitches alongside a dozen or so of the main greyhound circuits in the UK. Since that time, Coral has grown from its humble beginnings to become one of the leading bookmakers in the UK, with more than 1,600 betting shops nationwide, together with an established online presence. Coral made its first foray into the online betting world in 2002, and is now attempting to break into the world of mobile betting with the launch of its new smartphone application.
The Coral mobile betting app is a great little download for those who like betting on UK sports, providing great coverage on horse racing, greyhounds, football etc, offering some of the best odds and a nice in-play betting platform.
Bonus and Promotions
One of the biggest incentives to download the Coral app is to sign up for a totally free, £50 bet when you download the app onto your mobile device. All you have to do to get your free bet is to download the app from this link – no deposit necessary, all you need is a Coral betting account and a compatible mobile device!
If you are viewing this page through your mobile device then all you need to do claim your £50 free bet is click the link below. For PC and Laptop users you can register an account (using the link below) then check out our Coral betting app download guide where you can see how to get the app on your Smartphone.
In all honesty, Coral is far from the best application when it comes down to the design specs, opting for a no frills, functional approach rather than the glitzy, striking looks we associate with more glamorous apps like Bet365 or BetFred. With Coral, what you see is indeed, exactly what you get.
Saying that though, the layout makes the app effective and easy to use, so it may be a good choice for serious bettors who just want to get on with thing. It’s simple blue and white colors, with a complete lack of the colorful graphics you get on other apps mean that Coral’s mobile betting platform is very fast to navigate, scroll around and click-through, with none of the complexities of slow loading and clunky scrolling that other, graphic-heavy apps sometimes struggle with.
Information is comprehensive yet kept to a minimum, sticking to such details as the race, time, line-up and odds, so basically providing everything the bettor needs without bogging them down with an information overload. All in all, Coral’s mobile betting app invites the bettor to browse extensively through its smooth, fast interface with its no-nonsense approach.
From the homepage, users can choose to navigate to the fill list of markets available, or else they can select from the drop down list of “next five races”, allowing them to place quick bets on up-and-coming horse races, or the “next five sports events”, which includes big football games, Formula One, and any other major sports matches/events taking place on that day.
Due to its lightweight design, placing bets is very efficient and can be done very quickly, which makes the app one of the best tools for in-play betting or live betting. This feature covers all of the top European football leagues, as well as rugby and cricket, enabling bettors to change their minds and raise their stakes accordingly as the match progresses (presumably when it pans out to your disadvantage!).
Another nice little feature is the ‘in-app’ calculator which can be quickly called up whilst in the middle of placing a bet, allowing the user to do quick calculations that are just a bit to tricky to do in their head.
Finally, Coral’s famous Virtual Games deserve a mention. A special treat for online bettors, it makes it possible to bet literally 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even when nothing is going on. With virtual races and matches taking place every ninety seconds, there is no better app for winning instant cash prizes at any time of day or night (providing you win!).
One of Coral’s biggest strengths is the wealth of markets it provides. A total of 23 sports markets are covered in all, including horse racing, greyhounds, football, golf, NBA, NFL, MLB, NCAA Football, boxing, athletics, darts, rugby union and rugby league, snooker, tennis and more. Also covered are markets such as TV & Entertainment, finance, politics and some casino games.
Another huge advantage that Coral’s mobile app offers is the assortment of bets that can be made. Many apps are limited to the most basic types of bet, but Coral go beyond the usual array of singles, each-way, doubles, trebles and accumulators, offering more varied bets such as the Yankee and Super Yankee, Heinz, Goliath, Straight Forecast/Reverse Forecast and Straight Tricast, among others.
In summary, just like the app itself, we want to keep this simple. We like the Coral app. It may not look the part, with what is admittedly one of the most basic interfaces around, but while that may put off certain users who value glitzy graphics, those who are looking for a highly functional betting app with a great coverage of markets and betting options would do well to give Coral’s offering a try.