Review: Coral Casino — reputable and secure

Coral Casino Brand logoYou may have seen a Coral betting shop on the high street in town, with its dominating blue signs and people piling in through the doors. Coral is a vintage UK brand that is known for top level customer service and a faultless reputation. Of course, now they have branched out and the mobile and online Coral casino, you are going to have a whale of a time (sea related pun intended). They have reinvigorated their online products in 2012 and have brought it up to the industry standard with a well-fitting slogan – ‘Raising the Game’. This means smooth gameplay, an amazing selection of games and a jaw-dropping number of jackpots, and an award-winning customer care – all wrapped up in a known and loved brand.

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 Casino Overview

Casino URLCoral Casino
Established2002
Licensed inGibraltar Gambling Commissioner
LanguagesEnglish
CurrenciesGBP, EUR, USD, SEK
UK FriendlyYes
Software Provider(s)Playtech, Electracade, Cryptologic, Evolution Gaming, Barcrest, IGT, Jadestone, GTECH G2, Amaya (Chartwell), Spicy Horse, SG Gaming, Rabcat
Casino TypeDesktop and mobile
Facebook PageCoral Casino’s Facebook page
TwitterCoral Casino on Twitter (@coral)
Helpline number0800 ­ 44 0011 – freephone (support available 7:00 AM to midnight)
Help email[email protected]
Number of Games207 games, including slots, roulette, blackjack, table games and scratch cards
BonusesDeposit £10 and get £50
Wagering RequirementsMedium difficulty (24 times on bonuses, for example)
Deposit MethodsCredit/debit cards (VISA, Maestro, Mastercard), Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, ECO Card, Instant Banking, Click and Buy, Ukash, Paysafecard
Withdrawal MethodsCredit/debit cards (VISA, Maestro, Mastercard), Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, ECO Card, Instant Banking, Click and Buy, bank transfer
ProsHighly reputable, safe and fair
ConsNo 24/7 telephone support
Verdict four stars

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Screenshots

Coral Casino Lobby - Desktop Screenshot

Coral Casino Lobby – Desktop Screenshot

Coral Casino Lobby and Games - Mobile Screenshots

Coral Casino Lobby and Games – Mobile Screenshots

Coral Casino Account Menu and Banking - Mobile Screenshots

Coral Casino Account Menu and Banking – Mobile Screenshots

Coral Casino Games - Tablet Screenshot

Coral Casino Games – Tablet Screenshot

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Games

Perhaps you’ve glanced at the software provider list in the overview table above and had no clue what most of the names were. Of course, Playtech, is ubiquitous in the online gambling industry as many casinos run on this platform and feature games by them, which is also true of Coral. However, the rest may as well be random names – Electracade, Spicy Horse, and Rabcat in particular – as they conjure up all kinds of thoughts not gaming related. Nonetheless, rest assured that the gaming at Coral will be as pleasurable as ever with over 200 games to choose from, most of which you haven’t seen elsewhere.

This fantastic variety is categorised by popularity and type and you can select a handful of games to be featured in your ‘favourites’ for easy access. From blackjack, to roulette, craps, video poker, instant-win scratch cards and, of course, slots – Coral seems to have hand-picked the best games from the most varied software provider list in the entire casino industry. Besides the prominent sports betting section that is featured on the website, there is also a live casino with dozens of tables to play at. A handy menu lists open tables and the names of the dealers, so if you have a favourite, you can quickly find a room hosted by them in the future.

Last, but by no means least, are the dozens of jackpot games that are featured at Coral casino. You can truly score big at Coral with so many jackpot slots to choose from! Here are some of them with the current jackpots:

  • Beach Life – £1,942,111.83
  • Monty Pythons Spamalot! – £1,789,358.05
  • Gladiator JP – £947,340.93
  • Wolverine – £409,416.57
  • Iron Man 2 (50 lines) – £409,416.57
  • The Glass Slipper – £337,945.14
  • Madness House of Fun – £140,964.41
  • Chests of Plenty – £139,210.71  
  • Adventures in Wonderland – £110,118.98
  • The Winnings of Oz – £89,221.07
  • Captain Cannon’s – £80,046.66
  • Innocence or Temptation – £42,208.47
  • Leprechaun’s Luck – £39,114.46
  • Nest Egg – £24,758.90
  • Pharaoe’s Treasure – £23,972.78
  • Life of Leisure – £10,304.27

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Bonuses

Coral Casino Welcome Bonus

Coral casino wants you to believe that from the very moment you join, you are the luckiest person on the Earth. Call me spoiled, but a £50 bonus for a £10 deposit just doesn’t cut it for me when so many competitors are offering bonus matches of up to £500. Of course, you will have to spend less money wagering the bonus amount 24 times (total of £1,200) if you do accept the welcome bonus, but what’s the point of this bonus anyway then? A little crumb thrown your way, but it isn’t as enticing as that warm and crusty loaf of Italian ciabatta that other casinos offer.

To sum up, Coral casino is definitely a good place for gaming and hours of entertainment, but I don’t see a lot of people joining just because of their welcome bonus. Perhaps the promotions are more exciting? Scroll down to find out.

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Promotions

Coral Casino Promotion

Promotions at Coral casino are better than the bonuses indeed. Although previously they have been a weak point, Coral has recently stepped up and offered regular promotions that should appeal to a wide variety of gamblers.

These are the current exciting promotions on offer:

  • £500,000 Giveaway – during the month of December, Coral has launched the Christmas Coral promotion, giving away prizes every day, ranging from computers, trips to Vegas, cruises, to hefty sums of money.
  • Sunday £5,000 Stake Race – the top 500 stakers, who play on Sunday, win a share of the £5,000 prize pot and a different game is featured each week.
  • Supercharged Slots – if you buy into a selected slot with £20 any day between Monday and Thursday, you will get 100% cashback from Coral.
  • Rewards System (VIP) – every registered user gathers comp points, which then lead to cash rewards and ever-higher levels (bronze, silver, gold, platinum).

Overall, make ‘a trip to the promotions page at Coral’ a regular occurrence in your calendar. They change constantly, and you don’t want to miss out on any great offer, now, do you?

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Deposits

The very usual selection of depositing methods are available at Coral. Credit/debit cards (VISA, Maestro, Mastercard), Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, ECO Card, Instant Banking, Click and Buy, Ukash and Paysafecard can all be used to credit your Coral wallet. While this is certainly not the most extensive list of banking methods that I’ve seen at an online casino, it certainly does the job of getting your money from A to casino. Handily, the wallet is just one for all types of games and betting on Coral, and works seamlessly on all devices.

The system is simple: every method of depositing is free, instantaneous and there is a minimum amount of £5 to deposit. If you are paying with Ukash, then you must deposit the whole voucher value.

You can register multiple payment methods once the method that you previously used is balanced at zero pounds.

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Withdrawals

The vast majority of deposit methods are also able to accept withdrawals. Of course, this is with the exclusion of pre-paid cards, where your funds will have to be withdrawn via bank transfer. You’ll be delighted to know that there are no withdrawal charges at Coral casino and the cash-out speeds are more than acceptable. Whereas all e-wallets (Paypal, Skrill, Neteller, ECO Card, Instant Banking, Click and Buy) withdraw instantaneously, debit and credit cards can take from two to five business days and bank transfers take the longest of all – from three to five business days.

The minimum amount of withdrawal: the same fiver you are allowed to deposit. All clear.

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Support and Security

As one may expect, a casino with such a long (albeit primarily land-based) history and reputation takes their customer support and gaming security seriously.

First of all, the support that is available on the website in their FAQ page is very extensive and the telephone, web chat and email help all work great. My questions were answered within a few minutes on the web chat and although it’s a pity that the telephone support isn’t available 24/7 (opening hours 7AM to midnight), the other methods more than compensate for it. All of this comes as an improvement to a previous lack of live chat and extremely limited telephone support hours – A plus effort by Coral.

Second, Coral will be the perfect place for you if you are overly security conscious (or anxious). With advanced encryption of your personal information and banking data, an extensive help section on security (e.g. cookies), Coral makes it really easy for those who want to track their online movement of information precisely. Another security plus side is that there are hardly any spam emails, something other casinos should definitely learn from.

 

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Conclusion

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All in all, Coral online and mobile casino stands its ground as a reputable establishment. And why shouldn’t it, with nearly nine decades of experience in providing top-class betting and gambling services. After the major overhaul in 2012, it’s not just any old extension of the brick-and-mortar casino. It is a powerful and mobile brand, offering a great selection of good-looking games, regular promotions and a fair and respectful service to all its customers. If only the support could be 24/7, there would be not a single bad thing that I’d have to say about Coral.

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Last updated by: Martina, 27 December 2014

About Martina

Martina recently joined Droid Slots as a writer, regularly contributing to the ‘Reviews’ and ‘Interviews’ sections of the website, as well as trying her hand at the comic strips.A features journalist by training, she always strives for accuracy, objectivity and depth in her content, so you can rest assured her reviews are brutally honest, the interviews offer valuable industry insider scoop and the occasional guide is as comprehensive as possible. There will be no ‘fluff’ or prettying things up – just valuable content that will help you enjoy online casino gaming even more.

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