Review of Coral sportsbook – online sport betting
British bookmaker Coral is considered to be one of the oldest gambling companies, which started to operate at the middle of the last century, in 1926. It accepted bets from fans of horse racing on English race tracks. The founder of Coral sportsbook was 22-year-old Joe Coral, who, despite his young age, managed to achieve great success. He made his company one of the largest and recognizable in the UK.
Over the years Coral bookmaker developed. It increased the number of retail offices and acquired several other betting companies. In 1999, Coral owned Eurobet sportsbook. This fact is not sported and great number of gamblers still considers Eurobet to be an independent company.
Since 2005, the brand Coral Eurobet belongs to the largest in England gambling holding Gala Group. It manages the bookie pretty well and it continues improving its services. At the moment, Coral has over 1800 betting shops in the UK, which makes it the third largest betting company after William Hill and Ladbrokes. More than 870 retail offices are located in Italy, where they operate under the name of Eurobet.
Coral sportsbook has offices in the UK (London, Nottingham), Gibraltar and Italy (Rome). The total number of Coral employees is more than 10,000.
Coral online website has been operating since the beginning of 2000-ies. It allows customers from different countries place bets on sports. Bettors can make use of Coral online betting remotely via the Internet. Online activity is based on two gambling licenses issued by the government of Gibraltar and United Kingdom.
The bookmaker is aimed at attracting users from Great Britain and Europe (especially Italy), but there are also several restricted regions. The full list of restricted countries one can come across on the website.
The official website is located at the address www.coral.co.uk. There is also an alternative address eurobet.com that redirects to the main domain of the British. The website operates just in English. One can open an account in British pounds, Euro, American dollars and Swedish Krona.
Physical appearance of the website is nice and clear. Adjustive interface is displayed correctly in all modern web browsers. Navigation is user-friendly.
Today, Coral is not just a sportsbook. It is full-fledged gambling platform. The sportsbook includes all types of popular gambling activities, such as sports betting/virtual sports, live casino, slots, bingo, poker, and various exciting games, lottery betting. Many services are operating based on quality software of leading gambling developer Playtech, which provides software to other famous bookmakers William Hill, Unibet, bet365 and others.
Coral help desk operates daily from 08:00 to 01:00. For communication with the operator you can use live chat, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just call the hotlines. Toll-free calls for UK customers can be made at telephone number 0800 44 00 11. For other countries there is another phone number +44(0) 208 507 5544.
Deposit and withdrawal methods, payout times
Depositing is possible by means of credit/debit cards VISA, Maestro, VISA Electron, MasterCard, payment systems PaySafeCard, PayPal, Skrill, NETELLER, ecoPayz, cash (for customers from England and Italy).
The minimum funding amount is € 5, maximum is not limited. The funds are credited instantly. If you use bank cards, it may take 2-5 working days. The Commission is charged only when using bank cards. It is 2,5%.
The minimum withdrawal sum is € 5, maximum is not restricted. The timing of payments processing for electronic payment systems is within 24 hours. Bank transactions as usual last 2-5 business days. The withdrawal commission is 0%.
Betting coverage and odd
Coral online sport betting offers 35 markets, which include not only sporting events, but also exotic bets on the policy, television programs, culture and entertainment. The bookie pays special attention to the traditional England sports – horse racing, football, tennis, snooker, golf, rugby, and darts. Basketball, ice hockey, volleyball, and handball have wide action line too.
Action line of additional markets is quite wide. The largest variety of bet options is for football matches. Football betting line contains options on correct score, totals and handicaps. Some of events support Cash Out function, which allows calculating of the odds before the end of sporting events. In addition to the straights you can place multiple bets.
An average margin of Coral betting is 7.1%. Odds level can vary depending on the sports and the importance of the event. For example, the average odds on equal events are set at 1.91-1.92. The odds format can be changed from decimal to English (fractional), if it is necessary.
Mobile betting and promotions
There is high-quality mobile website www.mobile.coral.co.uk for fans of the mobile betting. There is also a mobile app, which is designed for popular operating systems IOS and Android. Both mobile versions are not inferior in functionality to the main site. It will be especially useful for those who are accustomed to betting away from home.
Coral online has various promotions, but they are not applied to every country. Only loyalty program can be used by every customer. Bettors earn points for single bets to reach a certain VIP level (from bronze to platinum). The higher rate they get, the better bonuses and prizes they are given.
Coral is a responsible company. It has partnered with GBGA, IBAS, GambleAware and GamCare. The bookmaker offers attractive options for bet, high odds and generous promotions. It owns one of the biggest networks of retail offices in the world. Coral reviews confirm that all deposit/withdrawal transactions are quite fast.