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  • PROS: - experienced provider of British disciplines and offbeat
    - highly functional mobile betting program
  • CONS: - currently not operating on the German market

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Coral Review

1. General information about the operator

The sports betting test decided to analyse the small British Bookmaker Coral. Coral is a very traditional sports betting provider, which offers beside the classic sportsbooks also virtual games, bingo, lottery and casino. The online based bookmaker Coral is backed up by the enterprise Coral Group Trading Ltd. The headquarter office is located in Surrey, Great Britain. Another offer is located in the English capital London. In the past, the British bookmaker was partly cooperating with the European operator Eurobet. The sports betting operator Coral is operating worldwide and not only online based. The bookmaker runs more than 1100 local betting offices. The yearly sales margin settles around 4 billion Euros.



2. Registration information

The registration procedure of the British Bookmaker Coral is structured very simple and is not time-consuming at all for the customers. The fresh designed website portal of Coral invites the betting fans to register to the online based presentation, to access the portfolio and the bonus program. Actually it is very disappointing that German customers are not allowed to register. Thereby, another deficit results, as the German customers are excluded from the registration procedure, the formula is not in German language available anymore. While the bookmaker Coral was cooperating with Eurobet, they were operating on the German market as well. The website was available in German and German bettors were allowed to register. With the termination of this cooperation, the German contents disappeared immediately.

The registration formula itself is very well structured. Required by the bookmaker Coral are personal data like name, birthdate, nationality and valid contact address. It is very important that those data are provided correct and true, as otherwise unsolvable problems might occur. The enterprise around Coral has the full right to request a document which verifies the identity of the customer at any time. In case the provided data is not identical to the given data, Coral hast the possibility to refuse any pay out and exclude the betting fan from further access of the portfolio and the services. To create a user account it is essential that a user name and a personal password have to be set. As soon as the acceptance of the general terms and conditions is confirmed, the new registered customer gets directed to the payment section. It is recommended to place the first deposit immediately, in order to ensure the participation in the bonus program. However, the operator Coral provides every new customer directly with a bonus of 15 Euro, credited to the betting account.


3. Website information

The website of the sports betting operator Coral appeals inviting and friendly. By refreshing shades of the colour blue, the online presentation of the bookmaker provides a very positive atmosphere. In the centre of the website development was definitely the high functionality and usability placed. Even for unexperienced and new customers, the access to the content of the portfolio is very simple and not connected to any inconveniences. The betting procedure can be handled very smooth; the intuitive navigation leads through the offer and provides helpful instructions how to reach the final ready betting voucher. All-over it can be stated in the sports betting test, that the website of Coral has a highly functional level and meets, due to its friendly simplicity, all expectations of the betting fans.


4. Betting offer and betting odds

Regarding the betting offer of Coral, the sports betting test was very disappointed. The complete portfolio is not adapted at all to the mainstream taste and interests of the European sports betting market. In the focus of the betting offer are instead of soccer and tennis, British disciplines and offbeat sports being presented. Even the quick links, located in the centre of the homepage are leading more often to offbeat disciplines, such as UFC and Darts, instead of mainstream sports.

Especially German soccer fans might be disappointed by the portfolio of Coral. Only really popular encountering and events around the 1. Bundesliga are being powered in the betting portfolio, with around 100 betting options, of the sports betting operator Coral. The betting odds are settled in the average section, as the sports betting test found out.


5. Live betting program

The sports betting test outlined that the live centre of the bookmaker Coral is very convenient. The structure and listing of upcoming events as well as the level of functionality are excellent. All live mode data are refreshed immediately, without any recognisable delay. The only deficit, detected by the sports betting test, is the aspect that the fluctuation of the odds is partly not directly visible, due to the colourful design of the live centre. Nevertheless, the portfolio and the presentation of the live betting program are receiving a very good rating from the sports betting comparison.



6. Special Features

The special features of the British bookmaker are unfortunately very limited. The fact that the bookmaker Coral does not accept the registration of any German customers anymore is very unsatisfying in the sports betting test. Also US-American and Belgium customers are not permitted yet to register and place betting options with the operator Coral. However, the bookmaker presents interesting options to the betting fans to take a break or have a change in the online casino, the live casino, the online lottery or the online poker arena. Thrilling excitement is waiting for the betting fans in these sections of the Coral portfolio.


7. Mobile betting program

The operator Coral has an outstanding mobile betting program; different applications are not only developed for the sportsbook but also for the poker and casino section single software were programmed. Applications of Coral can be downloaded for iOS and Android in the app stores of the operating systems. For mobile devices with other operating system the bookmaker provides the option to access the mobile optimised version of the desktop site, which is very convenient and it doesn`t need a download or installation. Moreover, the operator Coral offers a fantastic Radio App, which publishes news and interesting offers around the sports betting market. The sports betting test confirms, that the mobile betting program of the British Operator Coral is one of the best existing on the market. It is highly competitive with the existing top level of bookmakers, currently operating on the international market.



8. Customer service

The customer service section of the sports betting operator Coral is available on different communication channels. First of all the customers can submit an email formula with the inquirers. The employees of the customer service can be reached as well by fax or telephone hotline. Referring to the hotline option, the customers have to take into consideration that high costs might occur, as it is not a free number. The modern option of an integrated live chat function is not available yet with the bookmaker Coral. In general, the employees of the customer service are very friendly and competent, trying to solve all inquirers immediately and professional. Nevertheless, the operator loses credits in the rating, as the customer service team is only available in English.


9. Payment methods

The sports betting test detects that the bookmaker Coral accepts deposits via Neteller, bank transfer, credit cards (Visa and Master Card), Skrill by Moneybookers, debit cards as well as Ecocard. Pay outs can be proceeded mainly with the same methods. Certified as secure and fast are Neteller, bank transfer, Cheque, credit card, Skrill by Moneybookers, debit card, Ecocard and Western Union. The betting fans have the opportunity to decide in which currency the user account is operated. They can choose between British Sterling, Danish Crowns, Euro, Swedish Crowns, US-Dollar and Thai Baht.


10. Conclusion

The bookmaker Coral is without any doubt a secure operator, presenting an interesting betting portfolio. Especially betting fans of typical British disciplines, like horse- or greyhound racing, will find a perfect partner in Coral. Also the mobile betting program is very convincing. In general, the bookmaker can be recommended, based on its serious and longstanding experience, to customers having no mainstream interest.


- experienced provider of British disciplines and offbeat

- highly functional mobile betting program



- currently not operating on the German market



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