As one of a few exclusive betting companies to predate the internet, Coral are a first choice for many horse racing punters. Prices are always strong here and the choice of markets is enough for all customers.
Coral are also quick to back up their horse racing service with a great choice of offers and promotions. A best odds guarantee system starts things off and you can often see the operator extending their Each Way terms for the biggest races of them all.
As part of their growing service, there is now a Coral mobile betting app ready to install on your mobile device. It’s quick and easy to use and if you like to bet on the go, it’s simply a ‘must have’.
Downloading the Coral App
If you’ve ever downloaded an app before then you will be very familiar with this procedure but it’s worth going over in detail. For iPhone users, head to the app store and search for Coral. There is no separate Coral horse racing app but you are fully covered by the sports betting service. Just remember to avoid the casino option unless you also intend to use that platform.
Once located, simply click on the ‘Get’ button and this will be installed on your phone. It’s completely free and you should have the Coral app set up and ready to use in less than two minutes.
For those with Android devices, the process is a little more involved but it still shouldn’t take up more than a few minutes of your time. Google does not, currently, allow betting apps in their store so the first step is to get on your phone and head to the regular Coral mobile site.
From there you should see a download button and the procedure will begin. Please note that you may have to go into the settings tab first and allow apps from unknown sources. This will prevent any possible delays but do remember to reset to default mode once the download has been completed.
Once again, this is fast and free and while it’s a little more complex to download the Coral mobile betting app onto an Android device, you can still get on the horses in a matter of minutes.
Whenever you download any app onto your mobile phone, we always recommend that you upgrade to the latest software. This should be carried out automatically by your device and you can then enjoy the Coral app to the full without any delay or missing information. There are, however, some minimum requirements that you will need to keep in mind and these are as follows:
- For Android users, the phone should have Froyo 2.2 installed.
- For iPhone users, their device should be equipped with ios version 9.
Remember, those are the absolute minimum requirements that you must have in order to install the Coral horse racing app onto your phone. As mentioned before, you should always look to upgrade and to have the latest software ready to go but if, for whatever reason, you are unable to carry out the updates, you can still use the Coral app as long as those minimum levels are met in each case.
Getting the Coral Bonus Offer
When we compiled this article in November 2019, the welcome bonus on the Coral mobile site was identical to the deal quoted on the main website. These are always subject to change but the return was £20.00 in free bets when you sign up and make a qualifying bet of £5.00.
That suggests that when it comes to Coral betting mobile customers can enjoy the same promotions as those who play via the traditional, static methods.
Claiming the bonus is easy and you do this in the same way as you would with any welcome promotion. Follow the download process that we’ve outlined above and then click on the big yellow button that says ‘join now’. Fill in the registration forms asking for essential personal details and then follow any verification process that is required. Within five minutes or so, you’ll be welcomed on board as a new Coral mobile customer.
The opening bonus offer requires a qualifying bet of £5.00 so please add this amount or more as your opening deposit. Stake an opening bet at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50) and you will then receive £20.00 in free bet tokens.
An important thing to remember with Coral is that their free bet tokens expire after four days. If you let them run out they will not be replaced so it’s best to use them up as quickly as possible. These points, along with all terms and conditions can be checked on the offers page but the important point here is that Coral horse racing app customers receive the same benefits as anyone else.
The same principle should apply to any ongoing offers that Coral publish for existing customers. All of these should be available both on the Coral app and the main website but if you are in any doubt, check both platforms in order to be completely sure.
Placing a bet using the Coral mobile betting app is really very simple and it follows the same type of procedure as the main site. The good news for horse racing fans is that their sport, along with football, is shown in a very prominent position at the top of the screen. If you want other sports, it’s easy to locate them but we’re just talking about the horses for now.
Find your meeting and your race and you will see a list of all the declared runners that are set for the off. Each of these will have a price listed next to them on a big grey square. Click on this tab and it will immediately be transferred to a betslip. At this point you can modify the bet if, for example, you want an Each Way punt. Once you’re happy, simply type in the amount you want to stake and confirm.
Doubles, Other Multiples and formulas follow the same pattern so it really is very easy to place bets via the Coral app.
Making Deposits and Withdrawals
As a long-established sports betting company, Coral have always offered a wide set of funding options. Like all bookies, these start with the basic requirements which are bank transfers, plus all of the main debit and credit cards. Added to this list are the main eWallet providers which are Skrill, Neteller, PaySafeCard and Paypal. Not all betting companies accept PayPal so its presence is a big endorsement for the Coral brand.
All of these funding options move across from the main site to the Coral mobile site and also the Coral app. It’s easy to add funds and withdraw – just go to your account and follow the simple instructions.
If you need any help when using the Coral mobile betting app you can start by scrolling down to the bottom of the screen. There, you will find a ‘help’ button and when you click on this, it will take you to an external Coral website.
You will firstly be met by a series of Frequently Asked Questions which covers all of the basic queries that any betting customer might ask. These are nicely laid out and are simple to follow but if you are short on time, there are other options.
Scroll down to the bottom of the webpage and you will find the live chat button marked in green. This is available 24/7 and is likely to answer your question in the shortest possible space of time. As a final alternative, there is another button at the very bottom which will allow you to send a direct message to Coral customer support via Twitter.
Conclusion and Opinion
If you use Coral mobile on a regular basis then you really should look into obtaining the app. The only possible reason for not installing this on your phone or mobile device is a lack of memory or if you haven’t been able to meet those basic system requirements.
If you have room on your phone, the Coral horse racing app will significantly speed up your approach to betting on the go. For live betting, we would say that it’s essential to have it and while that style of staking doesn’t commonly apply to horse racing, having the Coral app will help to ensure that you don’t miss out on any in play bets.
When you use the Coral mobile betting app, you’ll find that it’s easy to find your way around the site and that all of the pages are fast to load. Of course, you will need to back this up with your equipment and a reliable internet connection but having done that, it’s all very quick and straightforward.
In short, if you do any betting on the go and you’re a current or prospective Coral customer, the app is a must.