In the online gambling industry, Coral is a long-standing, well respected brand. Where many start-ups fail in their first years, Coral also has a long history behind them.
In terms of their casino specifically, they continue to deliver with great bonus terms and top software.
About the Company
Coral Casino is owned and operated by GVC Holdings, a publicly held company based in the Isle of Man. They currently have gaming licenses in more than 20 countries.
GVC was founded in 2004, and in 2018 they reported nearly £3,000 million in revenue and more than £56 million in net income. Also in 2018, they acquired the Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC. With this acquisition, they became the largest high street bookmaker in the UK.
Coral was initially established in 1926 and steadily grew over the years. Before winding up as part of GVC, it went through several changes of ownership starting in 1981.
Today, Coral has around 1,900 shops spread across the UK, with their head office in east London.
As mentioned above, Coral’s parent company is licensed in more than 20 countries but for the sake of this review, we’re interested in what’s going on closer to home. With Licenses from both the Gibraltar Gaming Commission and the UK Gambling Commission, Coral is legally set up for UK players. And should players ever have any sort of dispute or there be any kind of mismanagement of finances, there are bodies and processes in place for oversight.
Coral also has approval from a selection of other third party agencies to help ensure the safety and security of each player. They are certified by Symantec’s Norton Security and work with the Independent Betting Arbitration Service (IBAS). The IBAS ensures that any disputes that arise between players and Coral are immediately handled.
As far as the games themselves, all are cleared by both in-house and third party auditors. That said, it should be noted that while Coral does publish RTP figures for all of its games, which you can find in each game’s info section, they do not commission their own tests. Instead, they rely on the auditing that their software provides conduct.
Overall though, without any hesitation, it can be said that Coral Casino is extremely trustworthy.
Games & Software
Coral casino is doing all they can to meet player expectations by providing them with a great game selection. When you have online casinos with hundreds of titles setting a very high standard, other operators need to do their best to stay in the game. We can say that Coral Casino has worked hard to attain the high bar set by others.
Coral Casino offers some of the best and biggest titles available, and that’s partially thanks to online gaming platforms like Bally Barcrest, IGT, and Playtech. This isn’t to say that there aren’t other casino sites offering more games than Coral Casino, but when you consider just some of the games offered by Playtech like Monopoly, The X Factor and Gladiator, the quality of the offerings outweighs their number. Everyone is guaranteed to have a good time!
While some will argue the table games should be the focus in casino gaming, there is no doubt that slots are very popular. Given their popularity, a lot of online casinos are strictly focusing on them and table games have become an afterthought. This is not the case with Coral Casino.
If you’re looking for a great selection of table games, you’ll find more than 50 classic games available, including things like Baccarat, European Blackjack, Three Card Poker, Red Dog, and Pinball Roulette. Even less common games like Trente et Quarante are available.
Moving on to another level, Coral Casino also makes sure its players are well served with live casino games. Anyone who has ever played at a Playtech live casino in the past will have come to expect a user friendly interface and competent dealers. And that’s exactly what you get. In terms of the game selection, there aren’t really any surprises, but you will find several tables that are Coral exclusive. These will include high-stakes blackjack, but if you prefer low stake games, those are provided as well.
If you’re looking for even more games, you can find them via the downloadable client, but we're not sure that’s value added as there’s more than enough available on instant play.
Coral provides a mobile live casino app but it is only available on iOS for both the iPhone and iPad. If you were hoping for an Android version, you are out of luck, but the mobile site is just as smooth and won't take up any memory on your phone.
Registration is, of course, quick and easy, and the performance of the mobile site is excellent. As soon as you’re up and running, you have access to dedicated Coral branded tables, bonuses that are exclusive to mobile, and real life casino dealers.
Bonus & Promotions
First, Coral Casino offers a welcome bonus to new customers only.
There is a minimum bet of £10 on qualifying games. Since there is a long list of which games don’t qualify and an even longer list of which games do qualify, it’s a good idea to check when signing up.
Be aware that any deposits made using Neteller, PayPal, MoneyBookers, Paysafe, Skrill or via any pre-payment card will not qualify for this Welcome Bonus.
Once you have signed up and made your minimum bet, a £50 Welcome Bonus will be credited to your account.
You are not eligible to withdraw any winnings until you meet the wagering requirements, which are:
• 40 times the casino bonus amount of £50. 40 x £50 = £2,000.
The above requirements need to be met within 30 days of the date your bonus becomes active or your bonus is forfeited.
Note that you can withdraw your funds before the requirements are met, but you will forfeit any winnings or pending winnings.
All of the rest of Corals terms and conditions do apply.
Coral Casino also offers Exclusive Host Offers in the Live Casino. If you take a seat between 4 PM and midnight daily, you could be chosen to take part in some promos that are offered by their hosts.
Here are a few examples:
• Hot Streak: get £50 cash if you win 5 Blackjack hands in a row
• Host's Choice Blackjack: the host chooses a winning hand (e.g. pair of sevens, flush, any Perfect Pair, etc). Get dealt that hand in the next 10 rounds to win £50 cash
• Side Bets Happy Hour: place £20+ in side bets in the next one hour, and if you don't win you get your £20 cash back
Deposits & Withdrawals
Coral Casino allows you to deposit using the following methods.
• Visa Debit & Credits Cards - £5 minimum deposit
• Mastercard Debit & Credit Cards - £5 minimum deposit
• PayPal eWallet - £10 minimum deposit
• Skrill eWallet - £5 minimum deposit
• Neteller eWallet - £5 minimum deposit
• Eco eWallet - £5 minimum deposit
• Paysafecard Voucher - £5 minimum deposit
• Coral Connect Cash - £5 minimum deposit
Withdrawals can be done via the following but note that debit/credit card withdrawals will typically take 2 – 5 working days to clear.
Withdrawals to eWallets are usually instant but there are times providers add processing times at their end.
• Visa Debit & Credits Cards – no minimum
• Mastercard Debit & Credit Cards – no minimum
• PayPal eWallet – no minimum
• Skrill eWallet – no minimum
• Neteller eWallet – no minimum
• Eco eWallet – no minimum
• Bank Transfer – no minimum
• Coral Connect Cash – no minimum
The maximum daily withdrawal is £250,000.
For fast answers, the best way to connect with Coral is via their 24/7 chat. Just look for their green Chat With Us button.
If you have a Twitter account, you can also send them a private message, and a team member will reply.
Your other options are free phone calls in the UK between 8 AM and 10 PM or email.
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