The founder Joe Coral probably didn’t know at the time that his small bookmaker operation will one day turn into the gaming and betting conglomerate. He started out in 1926 at the race courses and it wasn’t until 1961 when he opened the first licensed betting shop. There was only one way after that, and it was up.
After Joe’s retirement, Coral has gone through a myriad of acquisitions and mergers which ended in 2018 when the now named Ladbrokes Coral group was acquired by GVC Holdings. It created one of the largest global bookmakers that includes Gala, Coral, Ladbrokes, Party Casino, bwin, Eurobet and another dozen or so brands.
Committed to regulated markets, Coral is based in Gibraltar and operated under licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. Currently, they do not have a Swedish licence.
Coral is another bookmaker and casino I have so far not explored in my gaming adventures, hence, yet again I have asked my British friend to give us his personal view on what we can expect from such a comprehensive gambling site. If you are into any type of betting or gambling, chances are high that Coral has you covered as they offer casino, live dealer, bingo, poker, sports, In-Play, virtuals and LottoBet, all on a mobile-optimized site that is easy to navigate.
Now for the once time consuming, a simple on-site registration process is completed in a matter of minutes, consisting of a form with personal details, mobile and email, verification link sent directly upon completing this process. KYC tends to be done electronically via the UK electoral role, however any documents will be requested via email which you can scan, copy or upload via the site or return to their dedicated customer care email address.
Entering the action-packed casino, we can see that players are by no means limited in any way a huge range of popular titles including latest releases and older games from Playtech, Netent, Novomatic, Blueprint Gaming, Barcrest to name but a few. There are as mentioned numerous other offerings including table games, live dealers, 75-ball and 90-ball bingo rooms, sports and in-play betting.
Getting started at Coral is simple and stress-free in that they offer a whole host of deposit methods. They include credit and debit cards, e-wallets such as Skrill, Neteller and PayPal and also Paysafe Cards. Withdrawals after a lucky session can be made via these methods too, with the addition of direct bank transfers. Withdrawals are processed daily and are usually sent within 24 hours of their request.
As always when joining a new site, we always recommend completing the KYC process first (in the case of automatic verification you can always check via support), however in addition to this a good read of the sites Terms and Conditions, including the relevant bonus related terms for players who wish to take up their various welcome offers.
Currently, Coral has numerous promotions running and these are always being added to on a regular basis. Have a look at the slots section where you can enjoy a superb deposit bonus as just one of the many offers available at the moment for newly registered players. Always worth bearing in mind too to check the promotions news prior to depositing as these are subject to change and to familiarise yourself with wagering and any possible maximum withdrawal caps, although we have not come across capped cashouts at Coral.
Any players needing advice, guidance or help in general, can contact their support team in many ways. Coral currently offer live chat, onsite messaging, email and also a telephone helpline. Bear in mind chat and phone lines close at midnight UK time, however, they are available 7 days a week. The website also houses a detailed FAQ help centre.
No doubt, Coral is a respected and trusted brand with a strong and healthy presence in the UK market and beyond. They cater virtually for all gambling needs, be it casino, bingo, poker or sports.