Coral is one of the most well-established sportsbooks in the UK, and after being purchased by the parent company GVC Holdings it's now a sister company to Ladbrokes; making it the largest sports betting brand in Britain that has since expanded into New Zealand and beyond.
As is the case for many sports-led firms, the casino channel was added as something of an afterthought to appeal to a wider audience, and it has to be said in Coral’s case that mission has been accomplished.
The Coral Casino was launched in 2002, and when Playtech came on board in 2012 the brand was established as one of the strongest in the industry.
- Easy to navigate
- Great Quality of games
- Generous Welcome Bonus
- Not the largest game library
It’s easy to get a welcome bonus at Coral, and you won’t have to jump through any hoops to receive the promo funds.
Simply sign up for a new player account, deposit and bet £10 and you'll be handed £50 in bonus cash to use on selected pokies and casino games including Rainbow Riches, Big Banker, European Roulette and more.
The minimum deposit is, thus, £10 to qualify for the bonus, and the wagering requirements are an industry-standard 40x the original qualifying amount. These must be met within 30 days, and a list of qualifying percentages per game can be found in the T&Cs.
As a major global betting brand, you might expect the Coral Casino to focus on the end user experience, and the good news is that most players will find both the desktop and mobile sites a breeze to use.
There are lots of handy categories and headings that separate the pokies and casino games, and even the jackpot titles have been broken down into different sections.
And there’s also a handy search function, so you can type in the name or even a style of pokie that you want to play and off you go.
All of the games have been optimised for mobile devices, and so play well on smaller screens, and they can be enjoyed both in portrait and landscape mode.
There are Coral Casino apps available too. The iOS application can be downloaded from the App Store, while the Android version can be picked up directly from the Google Store.
Game Variety at Coral Casino
It should be noted that the game variety at Coral Casino is arguably a lot less extensive than you might find anywhere else, however this is a perfectly chosen selection of titles from Playtech, who is one of the best software firms around.
There are 66 pokies to choose from in total, including classics of the genre such as Age of the Gods, Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven and the DC Batman series. Players also have the option to tackle 26 progressive jackpot titles, where six- and even seven-figure payouts can be won by lucky players in Jackpot Giant, Gladiator and Suicide Squad.
As far as the table game selection is concerned, players have some 28 options, from blackjack and roulette to Baccarat and various forms of poker.
The live casino also features variants of blackjack, roulette, poker and Baccarat in great abundance, again powered by Playtech, and unlike at some casinos Coral doesn’t make its team of professional dealers ‘anonymous’: each is referred to by name, so you can check which tables your favourites are working.
Payments and Banking
Coral accept all of the usual payment methods, including Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller and paysafecard. There’s also the Connect card, that allows you to make deposits and withdrawals into your online account in a high street branch of Coral.
The variety of games on offer at Coral Casino facilitates a range of different betting limits too, with penny pokies sitting alongside titles suited to high rollers as well as those progressive jackpot games. As such, we can say that Coral has games to suit everyone.
Nowhere is that better displayed than in the live casino, where limits range from £0.50 to £20,000, and in the VIP section yo'll find that the limits are even more forgiving.
The ‘Contact Us’ page is slightly hidden away a bit, it has to be said, but you will find it nestled in that left-hand menu. You then have two options: call the helpline number provided, or send the support team an email.
There is a dedicated Twitter feed for support too @CoralHelp, and you can always check the help pages if your query is a common one.
Responsible Gambling Features
Coral has dedicated a whole page of its website to responsible gambling, so you know it's an issue it's taking seriously. There is a comprehensive help and support section, as well as guides on how players can self-exclude or set time-based or financial limits on their account. There are also handy tools such as diaries and budget calculators to help players control their gaming further.
What is notable about Coral is that despite starting life as a dedicated sports betting brand, it has put a lot of love and attention into its casino product. It boasts a small but perfectly-formed library of pokies and casino games, housed within a website and app combo that is a doddle to use.