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Coral Bookmakers has been established as one of the leading betting shops throughout the UK and Europe for a number of years now. As part of the company’s continued growth they’ve been expanding into mobile betting, and now offer iPhone, iPad, and Android apps (and a Blackberry app coming soon). To get your compatible betting app, click the appropriate app link above.

Coral Bookmakers Review & Betting Markets

  • Website: www.Coral.co.uk
  • Est. 1926, bought by Gala in 2005
  • USA: No
  • Sports, Casino, Live Dealer Casino, Poker, Bingo, Games, Lotto
  • Mobile Betting, Blackjack, Video Poker, Roulette, Slots, Scratch Cards
  • Mobile casino games available to UK players only
  • Bonus: £50 Free Bet on First Wager
  • Bonus Code: Use Links
  • In-Play Betting: Yes
  • Great Choice for Horse Racing
  • Live Streaming for UK & Irish Horse Racing

One thing that we really like about Coral Bookmakers is the sheer number of sports and markets they offer. The main sports they focus on are football and horse racing. The football section is extremely in-depth and offers leagues and events from around the world. There’s very much a strong bias for the English leagues, and in particular the Barclays Premier League. However, the top level European leagues – La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 – are also very well catered for.

The horse racing section is equally as in-depth and includes all the major meetings from the UK and Ireland, to accompany a smattering of races from international destinations such as France, South Africa and the US. What we love about the horse racing section is the integration with the live streaming channel where you can watch the race you have bet on for free from your smartphone or tablet.

While the other sports don’t get the coverage of football and horse racing, you can still bet on over 30 other sports – which include a host of niche markets such as volleyball, hurling, F1, tennis, golf, Gaelic football, cycling and even Aussie rules, to name but a few.

Like all betting sites, Coral Bookmakers has a series of maximum betting limits and payouts – different for every sport. For their horse racing and football markets their maximum pay-out is £1 million, so the max bet would be dependent on the odds. Let’s say for example you wanted to bet the maximum on a market at odds of 10/1, then your max bet would be £100,000 due to the restrictions on pay-out terms.

Coral Betting Apps

The Coral betting apps are available for Apple iPhone, iPad, Android, and selected Nokia & Blackberry devices. For customers with a different type of device, Coral offers a mobile version of their betting site. The apps are simple to download on all platforms; just click any of the images above to get your app.

If you’re reading this from a computer, you can go directly to Coral.co.uk. Once you’ve registered your new account, you can login to Coral from your mobile device and get the appropriate betting app.

How Good are the iPhone, iPad & Android Betting Apps?

The first thing you notice about the Coral betting app is simply how good it looks. We’ve tested their apps on a number of devices and platforms, and they always look great. The app really feels like a condensed version of their website, but it’s designed in a way that makes it easy to use. Where screen real estate is at a premium, they’ve done a great job of keeping it simple & clean. While it looks like a pretty flash betting app – in comparison to many – the app loads and runs ultra-smoothly. This makes it a great betting app to use on a regular basis.

The inclusion of live streaming really sets the Coral betting apps apart from the majority of their competitors. Granted, this feature is becoming more common within the leading betting apps, but it’s still something that is more on the exclusive side. Once more, the streaming video runs seamlessly well with 3G connectivity, meaning Wi-Fi isn’t essential. Although horse racing is the only sport currently on offer for live streaming video, we’ve been told that Coral is planning to expand this section to keep in line with their betting site; meaning the inclusion of football, snooker, rugby and cricket will likely be available soon.

Coral.co.uk Deposit & Withdrawal Options

You can both, deposit and withdraw funds direct from the Coral betting app. Unfortunately, via the app you can only use your registered Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro or MasterCard. Other banking options such as Click and Buy, Instant Banking, UKash, Neteller, Moneybookers, PayPal, Click to Pay and PaySafe are all available via the betting site, but there are no options on the app itself.

For those who want to deal solely with the betting app, adding a credit or debit card is a simple process. We recommend doing this from a computer first, as it’s easier to input credit card info, and possibly Verified by Visa passwords (if you use it) from a full size keyboard.

Withdrawals are usually handled through the same processor as customers use for their deposits, but some deposit options don’t accept withdrawals. In those cases, customers need to select a different withdrawal option. This is standard for any online or mobile bookmaker.

Coral Bookmakers Live Betting (In-Play Betting)

If you aren’t familiar with live betting (also called in-play betting), these are wagers offered while a match is happening. They are essentially prop bets that can be made on a wide number of events that may or may not happen during play. For example, in a football match, you could bet on which player or team will be the next to score a goal. In most football, cricket and rugby matches, dozens, or even hundreds of in-play bets could be made.

In-play betting is extremely popular for mobile punters, and it makes sense. Standing in line? Sitting at the pub? Whatever you’re doing, you live betting makes it more fun.

The Coral betting app (and website) is very much focused around its live betting markets, which is a common these days. The live betting section often depends on the time of day you are betting as to how many sports and markets are on offer. As it stands, Coral Bookmakers turn many of their markets live once those matches start, such is the popularity of this betting format.

Sports will vary quite a lot, but you can expect to see the majority of football games, horse races (although these are limited to the longer races), tennis, golf, cricket, rugby, darts and snooker. This isn’t to say that the markets will exclusively include these sports; just the majority will be based around them.

Bonus & Betting Promotions

New customers to the Coral Bookmaker can get a free bet of up to £50 when opening an account. The free bet applies to your first wager of $50 or less, and will be triggered once that bet has been settled. The free bet can be used on any market once your account has been funded, but must be used within 7 days of the bet becoming active.

A great feature that the Coral app includes is the promotions button found in the top right corner. These promotions are all relevant to your account and are representative of previous betting activity, offers gained, and potential upcoming specials on markets you have bet on. It’s a really nifty feature from Coral which just adds to the personal touch of the app. These can change on a daily basis, so it’s definitely worth keeping a check on them.

Coral Mobile Casino

* Note: The Coral mobile casino is currently available to UK customers only. If/when they open to other countries, we’ll update this section.

Visit the Coral Casino (mobile or computer)

For UK based customers, we love the integration with the Coral mobile casino. Having an ‘all-in-one’ type of betting/casino site simplifies things, and makes it easy to get new apps as they expand their mobile casino offerings. You can quickly flick from sports to casino with just a couple of clicks, and the integration of just one wallet for all types of gambling means you can jump straight into the action.

Through Coral casino apps, we can play European roulette, single & multi-hand blackjack, jacks or better video poker, 14 mobile slots, and scratch cards. All of these casino games can be played for free, or with real money. While Coral does have online versions of poker and bingo, they currently aren’t supported on the betting app.

The Coral Casino is currently offering a £50 welcome bonus to new players.

Coral Casino Mobile Slots

The Coral mobile casino currently offers 9 real money mobile slot games. All of the following slot games are available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. This list is continually growing, and new slot games are added regularly. Presently, mobile slot games at Coral are only available to UK customers.

  • Gold Rally – 3 reel, 8 payline slot. 96.71% return.
  • Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven – 5 reel, 25 payline slot. 95.99% return.
  • Dessert Treasure – 5 reel, 20 payline slot. 97.05% return.
  • Great Blue – 5 reel, 25 payline slot. 94.25% return.
  • Safari Heat – 5 reel, 15 payline slot. 96.16% return.
  • Captain’s Treasure – 5 reel, 20 payline slot. 96.08% return.
  • Vacation Station – 3 reel, 8 payline slot. 96.37% return.
  • Fish-O-Rama – 3 reel, 8 payline slot. 96.92% return.
  • Chinese Kitchen – 3 reel, 8 payline slot. 96.92% return.

Mobile Scratch Cards

At the Coral mobile casino, players can choose between 4 different scratch cards. All of the Coral scratch cards have a 95% customer return. They are:

  • Iron Man II – 3×3 scratch card.
  • Pink Panther – 3×3 scratch card. Up to 10,000 X card value payout.
  • Rocky – 3×3 scratch card. Up to 10,000 X card value payout.
  • Chicago Streets – Up to 10,000 X card value payout.