- Bonus: Bet £5 get £20
- Size: 110mb
- Speed: Fast
- Stability: Stable
- Compatible: Android, iOS & Windows
Coral are one of the best known and most trusted bookmakers around. We’re going to review and assess all aspects of the Coral mobile app, including how you can get it, what users think of it and what major features it offers, in order to come up with our overall opinion of the app.
There’s also a sweet new customer bonus at Coral where all new get punters the chance to receive £20 worth of free bets, simply for placing an initial £5 qualifying bet, and those free bets can be used on Coral’s outstanding selection of available pre-event and in-play betting markets.
How To Download Coral On Your Phone
- Before you can use the Coral mobile app you need an account – open an account & bet £5 get £20! (t&c’s apply, 18+)
- If you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or other iOS device, head to the app store, search for ‘Coral Betting’ and then download the app.
- If you use an Android operated phone or tablet, go to the Google Play Store, search for ‘Coral Sports’ and then download the app.
- Once the app downloads, you can then log into it using the account details you set up earlier.
- Make a deposit by tapping the Cashier button, next to the ‘Sign Out’ option, and following the prompts. Then you’re ready to get betting!
Note: Whilst only Android and iOS versions of the Coral app are available to download, users of other types of mobile device can access Coral from their mobile browser.
New Customer Bonus: Bet £5 Get £20
What New Customers Get
New customers at Coral can get their hands on 4x £5 free bet tokens when they make a £5 bet with the company.
Each of those free bet tokens must be wagered individually and in full, and remain valid for a total of seven days after they are initially credited. If they are not used within that time, they become void.
How to Release the Bonus
In order to trigger the crediting of their 4x £5 free bet tokens, a punter who has never previously bet with Coral must first open a new Coral account. They then need to deposit at least £5 and then bet that same minimum amount on a qualifying sportsbook wager.
In order to count as a qualifying bet, the punter’s first £5 wager must be at odds of at least 1/2 (1.5 in decimal format) and must be placed within 14 days of their brand new account being opened. The free bet tokens are triggered by the placement of such a bet and will be credited to the new Coral customer’s account.
How to Withdraw
The 4x £5 free bet tokens triggered as part of the Coral new customer promotion are both non-refundable and non-withdrawable. They can only be used, therefore, to place sportsbook bets through the Coral website or mobile app. If a wager placed using a free bet token is successful, the winnings returned will not include a return of the free bet stake. What winnings do result, however, are available to withdraw instantly as and when a punter desires. The free bet tokens are also not returned if they are wagered on a subsequently voided selection (i.e. a late non-runner in a horse race).
Full T&C’s apply – visit the Coral website for details.
Key Features of the Coral Betting App
Perhaps not as easy on the eye as the apps of some of their major competitors, Coral’s mobile offering is nonetheless an excellent option for those punters who like to bet on the move.
Navigation through the app is quick and easy, and its homepage includes featured bets and links to other notable wagers which mean that popular bets can be placed with just a couple of taps. The range of sports, events and competitions covered by Coral, too, is really impressive and their full A-Z list of available sports can be accessed via a permanent link on the app’s toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
Add to that all of the following key features and you get an outstanding overall mobile offering:
- A great selection of markets are available for a huge selection of sports and can all be quickly and easily found through the app.
- In-play betting is very well catered for, with a large number of events being taken in-play each and every day. The Coral in-play interface, too, is impressive and features live scoreboards, stats and text commentary for many matches and events.
- A good number of promotions and offers are run by Coral on an ongoing and occasional basis, with many daily special bets featured on their app’s home page.
- Just as is the case through their desktop site, users of the app can also stream a great selection of events live on a daily basis. Streams for a number of different sports are readily available and can be viewed by any punter with a funded Coral account. UK and Irish horse races, meanwhile, can be watched by any punter who has placed a bet worth at least £1 on the race.
- Users can also benefit from the weekly free bet club which adds a nice but of added ongoing value.
Licence & Company Info
Now a part of the Gala Coral Group and merged with fellow betting giants Ladbrokes, Coral was originally founded back in 1926 by Joe Coral. The company was primarily focussed on on-course horse racing betting in its early years but did also run speedway meetings and eventually starting opening betting shops in the 1960s. Coral expanded apace in the ensuing decades and in more recent years enjoyed notable mergers with both Gala and with Ladbrokes.
The Gala Coral Group is headquartered in Nottingham in the north of England but Coral’s online activities are operated by Coral Interactive Limited, a company registered and based in Gibraltar. That company is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner for services offered to customers outside of the UK. For UK-based customers, meanwhile, the company is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
What Users Think?!
Coral have offered a downloadable iOS and Android version of their mobile app for a number of years now. What that means is that there are plenty of user reviews available via both the Google Play Store and the App store, to provide a flavour of what real Coral users generally think about the apps.
When you take a look at those reviews, the story is a largely positive one, with the app achieving 4.2 on the Google Play Store and a 4.5 rating on the App Store.
Scratch the surface of those customer reviews and what you find is that most Coral users love how clean and easy to navigate the app generally is. What’s more, there are also plenty of plaudits for Coral’s customisable and intuitive betslip, and for the fact that the app is generally user-friendly. What the handful of more negative reviews tend to have in common, however, is that they tend to complain of the app being a little slow to load and to move between sections or pages.
What We Think?!
So.. where does the Cheeky Punter stand on their Coral app review?
The above complaints about the speed of the app notwithstanding, we believe that Coral’s mobile offering is unquestionably one of the best around and that’s why we’ve awarded it a four and a half star rating.
The app isn’t as flashy or aesthetically pleasing as some offered by Coral’s major competitors, but what it may lack in appearance, the app more than makes up for in how easy it is to use. Navigation is logical and user-friendly, and the app could hardly make it easier to locate whatever bet it is that a punter wishes to place. What’s more, the choice of available bets is also second to none and includes a vast number of both pre-event and in-play options for almost any sport you could think of.
Speaking of in-play betting, Coral’s mobile app also excels when it comes to the in-play interface which each live betting event benefits from. Live scoreboards, stats and even text commentary regularly accompany the in-play betting markets available, even when the match or event in question is comparatively low profile. A good number of events, too, feature live streams which can be watched by any Coral customer with a funded account and that is a final, notable plus point of what is an all-around excellent app.
How Are the Coral Android App and the Coral iOS App Different?
In truth, the answer to this particular question is that they really aren’t all that different. The main features and major functions of each app are exactly the same and the range of betting markets and promotions on offer also do not differ between the Android and the iOS apps. It is only in design and aesthetics, therefore, that differences can be found as each app is optimised to appear as attractively and to work as efficiently as possible via the different devices which it will run on.
Do Coral Offer a Blackberry App?
It is extremely rare for an online bookmaker to provide a downloadable mobile app specifically for Blackberry phones and mobile devices, and Coral do not buck that trend. Users of Blackberry phones, however, can still get essentially the same Coral betting service as owners of Android or iOS devices simply by heading to bet.coral.co.uk on their phone’s web browser.
Do Coral Offer a Windows Mobile App?
Unlike most of their competitors, Coral do actually have a downloadable app for Windows Mobile devices which are operated by Windows 10. All a Coral customer with such a device needs to do to download the app is to head to coral.co.uk/mobile, select the ‘Get it on Windows 10’ link and follow the on-screen instructions.
How Can I Fund My Account?
In order to deposit through the app, you need to first add either a credit/debit card or a Paypal account as a payment method through the Coral desktop site. Then, you can simply tap the Cashier button (displaying a collection of dollar bills) on the Coral app and a page for your chosen payment method will appear. On that page you simply need to fill in a few details which will be requested and then your chosen amount will be deposited to your Coral account.
Can I Self-Exclude on the App?
Coral, like most trustworthy and respected online bookmakers, take responsible gambling very seriously and as such, allow customers to self-exclude in a number of ways. That includes providing an easy path toward self-exclusion through their mobile app. To self-exclude via the app, a Coral punter need only access the ‘My Account’ menu, select the ‘Responsible Gambling Settings’ option and then tap the ‘Self-Exclude’ button. They will then be sent a downloadable self-exclusion form to complete and return, allowing them to self-exclude for a period of between 12 months and five years.
What Languages are Available?
Coral is a largely UK and Ireland centric bookmaker and as such their downloadable apps are only actually available in English. The apps can, however, be altered so as to operate based on a small handful of different currencies to better suit international punters.
What Security Measures Are In Place?
In order to ensure the safety of punters’ funds when they use the Coral mobile app, the bookmaker employ a number of security measures. These include the encryption of any and all financial transactions and the fact that customers need to log in using their user name and password in order to access the app. As of mid-2017, what’s more, users of the Coral iOS mobile app can also enable either PIN code or Touch ID security for accessing their Coral app. Touch ID only works for iPhone 5S models and above but ensures that only pre-authorised fingerprints will be able to open the app if it is enabled.