Who is Coral?
From its humble beginnings as a betting pitch set up at local greyhound race meetings in north London by founder Joe Coral, the Coral brand prospered as a not-entirely legal business enterprise on either side of the Second World War, before becoming a full-scale high street presence in the 1960s.
Alongside other online services such as bingo and casino, Coral specialises in sports betting on a variety of national and international markets; from football to rugby, darts to snooker and of course the greyhound and horse racing from which the company originally made its name.
How easy to use is Coral?
From the homepage it’s easy to put together a Bet Slip from what’s happening live as you log in to the site – and with live commentary courtesy of Coral Radio covering the latest sporting events, you won’t miss a moment of the live action and how it might affect your wager.
The Coral homepage is somewhat cluttered – with a barrage of information confronting viewers as soon as they log on, it can be quite confusing to know where to head, but the main sporting markets are listed down the left hand side of the page meaning you can look ahead to upcoming games without getting lost in what’s happening live.
Why bet with Coral?
With a betting service that predates its legality in the UK, Coral’s reputation for being ahead of the times could do with some of the same forward thinking going into the website – the cluttered homepage won’t put off a seasoned gambler but newcomers might find it hard to adjust.
The brief guides to upcoming sports events on the front page such as tennis tournaments and football games serve as a good introduction to customers who want to read up on the latest events before placing a bet. This, along with the special introductory offers to new customers makes Coral one of the top sports betting sites.