Coral Poker Review

What can't you get with Coral?

Coral UK is one of Europe's largest betting and gaming operations with 3 major brands - Gala, Coral and Ladbrokes - all well established and delivering on all the gaming specs on the high street and online.

As one of the biggest brands in gaming you get to reap the rewards of a high-volume, fully realized operator including:

  • Huge progressive jackpots
  • Full service customer support and VIP programs
  • Great sign-up and incentive bonuses
  • First-rate security and stability
  • Every corner of the gaming platform covered from casino to sports to poker to Bingo to virtuals & more

When you're this big there's no room for second-best so all of the software, bonus plans and deposit/withdrawal options have to be top notch. If you're predominantly a poker player you'll love the soft games you can find with the combined Coral/Ladbrokes player base.

And if you love a quick run on the horses or football you can easily pop over for an in-game punt anytime. 

Being licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and in Gibraltar certainly doesn't hurt Coral's overall reputation as you know games are fair and monitored and all of your transactions are properly encrypted and secure.

If you're looking for a difference maker between Coral and other online casinos, betting by phone, a huge selection of live dealer table gamesDaily Slots Super jackpots or the exclusive new 5-reel, 10-line Big Banker slot might do it for you.

Coral Online Poker

If you're looking at Coral primarily for its online poker games you'll be pleased to know it knows what its doing. Coral Poker has been around since 1999, making it one of the oldest poker sites on the block. What you get isn't the flashiest or most extensive poker site but a streamlined, efficient site that offers the games and value most players are looking for.

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Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Stud of course make up the core offerings along with a nice tournament schedule ($3m or so guaranteed every week) and up to 30 free tournaments every day.

Being on the iPoker network means traffic is very steady and games can be found at all hours, peaking in European dinner hour and later.

The iPoker network also opens the door to Jackpot Twister Sit & GosSpeed Poker (fast-fold poker  where you can a new hand at a new table the instant you fold), 6+ Holdem and the always popular iPOPS tournament series two or three times a year.

The Playtech poker software won't blow you away but it more than does the job. The Coral Poker mobile app also makes playing on your phone or tablet very smooth and clean.

All in all, with the shared player base and its easily found soft cash games and tournaments, Coral Poker is a perfect poker home for the average recreational poker player. up to 50% rakeback isn't too shabby either.

Coral Casino

If you've come for the poker don't neglect having a quick go at the casino games. Powered by the two biggest names in online casino software - Playtech and Microgaming - Coral Casino has a ton to offer.

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Slots are plentiful with a few of the biggest and most popular being: 

  • The Goonies
  • Suicide Squad
  • Terminator
  • Big Banker (exclusive)
  • Deal or No Deal (Progressive jackpot)
  • Gold Frenzy (exclusive)
  • Neptune's Quest (exclusive)
  • Fruit Blox (Daily Super Jackpot)

and more

As mentioned the Daily Super Jackpots are a nice draw with progressive jackpots reaching up towards £50,000. Payouts must happen before 9 pm UK time everyday, making them very appealing for a daily go.

Live dealer games are another area where Coral Casino thrives with dozens of tables on the go at all times. BlackjackBaccaratMini-BaccaratRouletteSpin a Win3 Card Brag and more are available in plentiful and obscure variations as well.

Squeeze BaccaratTransylvania BlackjackPhoenix Roulette and Turquoise Sic Bo are just a few examples. Plenty of No Commission tables and an equal choice of male or female dealers are also available.

Live Hosts, a brand new exclusive iOS live casino app and a nice £30 welcome bonus make the Coral Casino all the more appealing. Try it out asap by clicking the Download now button on our review page.

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Coral Sportsbook

Not to be outdone by its poker and casino counterparts the Coral sportsbook is also fully fledged with hundreds of betting options and events in real time.

The staples - Premier League, all European football leagues, Horse Racing, Greyhounds etc - are all there along with an arm's length list of others from Aussie Rules and Athletics to Rowing, Speedway, UFC, Winter Sports and WWE.

In-play betting is also of course on the docket as are the intriguing eSports, NFL and international Politics. Lines are well within industry norms and the ability to build your own bets makes it even more appealing.

A revolving carousel showing daily special bets and improved lines is also a nice asset. Bet confidently via phone, mobile app or desktop. If Lott's your game you can also get 10% cashback every week.

BONUS CODE AND PROMOTIONS

Coral Poker Bonus

All new players who create a new account at Coral Poker via 'PLAY HERE' on this page are eligible to receive:

  • £30 in FREE Tournament tickets

No Coral Poker Bonus Code necessary for PokerListings Players - simply follow the link provided in this review.

How to claim your bonus:

  1. Download the software
  2. Create a poker nickname
  3. Deposit £20 or more to the poker client
  4. Your bonuses will be credited to your pending bonus account

Coral Poker £1,000 Reload Bonus

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Regular Coral Poker players can also get up to £1,000 in reload bonuses in conjunction with the Daily Mission system.

The Reload bonus is live from the 1st until the last day of the month so any points you earn count towards your bonus redemption. To qualify just opt-in by clicking ‘start' on the "Poker Reload Mission" under your "Missions" tab.

Every time you earn 1,500 poker points in a month £10 will be credited to your bankroll up to a maximum of £1,000.

Coral Poker PayDay Payback Bonuses

Coral Poker also offers three nice "end of the month" bonuses for players after the 25th of each month. You can collect all three. They include:

Earn 100 poker points in cash games and get: 

  • one €2 Twister Token
  • one Daily Mission Tournament Token

Earn 500 poker points in cash games and get:

  • two €5 Twister Tokens

Earn 2,000 poker points in cash games and get:

  • a €20 Tournament Token

Coral Casino Bonus

Bet £10+ on any qualifying Casino or Slot game and get a £50 Welcome Bonus*.

*40x wagering requirement on selected games - check the terms and conditions beforehand.


TOURNAMENTS AND FREEROLLS

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As part of the iPoker network Coral Poker offers a pretty wide and welcoming range of tournaments and freerolls. As mentioned above there are up to 30 free poker tournaments every day and a huge range of small buy-in SnGs and MTTs starting up most of the day.

Tournament fields fill up fast, usually exceed any guarantees and pay out a nice percentage of the field. The iPoker network is also renowned for its softer opponents and tournament play is usually a bit looser thanks to the casino and sportsbook customers dropping over.

As with every online poker site Sundays are a big deal for tournament players with the strongest lineup of medium to high buy-in events and some pretty impressive prize pools. if you have the time and stamina a deep Sunday tournament run is among the most exhilarating feelings in online poker.

We also recommend checking out the 2-week long iPOPS tournament series when it comes along with great opportunities to satellite into higher buy-in events and lots of life-changing prize pools on offer. You'll also find an odd Omaha event mixed in for good measure.

GTD Bounty Hunter Progressive Knockout Tournaments are also a nice new draw at Coral. When you knock a player out you win a percentage of the current bounty on their head plus a percentage is added to the bounty on your head.

Coral Poker Freerolls

As for its freerolls the daily events are always fun and well populated. The Nightly £50 New Player freeroll is a must if you've just signed up and, even though you can only win a few bucks, can help build that bankroll for a shot at better money.

New Coral Poker sign-ups who make a tiny deposit will get access to them for a whole month which can really add up to some nice $. The tournament lobby is easy to navigate and freerolls are easy to find.

Coral Poker runs a Daily Mission Freeroll with a £100 Guaranteed Prize pool every evening at 19:30 (UK time) The top 10 players in each freeroll book a seat in the £1,500 Guaranteed Weekly Mission Freeroll every Tuesday at 20:00 (UK time).

Every Friday night at 20:00 (UK time) Coral Poker also has 4 exclusive £250 freerolls playing simultaneously. Qualify for one tournament with a £10 deposit and 10 poker points or deposit £100 (and earn 100 poker points) or more to play all four.


SOFTWARE AND GRAPHICS

The Playtech-fueled iPoker software on Coral Poker is, as mentioned, not a true world beater but it'll meet the needs of 99% of all poker players handily.

Most importantly it's reliable (read: not glitchy), smooth and easy to navigate. You can access about 75 different avatars, four-color decks, some betting slider customizations and hand replays, among other features, and graphics are adequate. Multi-table play is supported with cascading or tiling tables is possible.

iPoker has also jumped onboard with current trends in online poker and now offers popular game variations including

  • Twister Jackpot Sit & Gos
  • Speed (Fast Fold) Poker

Twister SnGs are hyper-turbo events with just 3 players per table. The prize pool is multiplied by a random factor before every event with up to 10,000x your buy-in possible.

Speed Poker allows you to jump to a new table as soon as you fold your hand which makes your action per hour almost triple. You lose a bit on reads at the table but you never spend a second of your time waiting for some agonizing player's decision which is worth more than its own weight in gold.

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Speed Poker is also perfect for mobile play as one-tabling provides you with more than enough action to keep you busy.

Coral Poker Mobile

As mentioned above Coral Poker has a brand new iOS mobile app for download and use on Apple iPhones and iPads. You can download the app via the App store or via the Coral client.

If you have an Android phone or table, don't worry - you haven't been left out. While there is no downloadable mobile app you can still use the HTML5 web app to play instantly on your phone or tablet via any web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari etc.).

The Coral mobile software - especially the new iOS app -  is slick and easy to navigate although it's best suited to single-tabling, which is why we recommend the Speed Poker option.

Coral app users can also access all of Coral's betting services including the casino and sportsbook. Also be sure to look for frequent mobile-only bonuses and perks like cashback and free tickets or spins.

Deposit and withdrawals are all secure and encrypted so making transactions via the Coral Mobile app is a plus.


SOFT COMPETITION

If you like your games soft (meaning filled with, shall we say, "lesser" talented players, you'll love playing at Coral Poker.

it's not a hardcore grinders network by any means. Yes, there are professional players who traffic in the bigger games and tournaments iPoker can offer but for the most part the lower stakes are entirely populated by low-level punters like me and you.

Meaning you're going to see players stack off super light and make, shall we say, "unconventional" moves at the poker table.

If can be frustrating at times, of course, to be sucked out on after getting it in as a 70% favorite but in the long run we all know that only means more profit for our bankroll when the true odds play out.

Games at Coral Poker are fun, above all else - and having easy access to a quick flutter on Blackjack or the EPL is very nice too.

Coral Poker FAQs

  • What is Coral poker?

    The Gala Group owns the mega betting sites: Gala, Ladbrokes and Coral. Coral Poker is one of the oldest poker sites having been established in 1999. With options to swing over to their casino and sportsbook too. Coral Poker is on the iPoker network, offering Jackpot Twister SNGs, Speed Poker, 6+ Holdem and the iPOPS tournament series.
  • Can you play Coral poker in the US?

    Unfortunately, the list of accepted countries on Coral Poker is rather small and the US isn’t one of them. US players will not be able to open an account and play.
  • Can you play Coral poker in the UK?

    Yes, Coral Poker UK players can deposit and play in both GBP and Euro, with access to ongoing promotional offers. However, you will first need to verify your identity and account.
  • Can you play Coral poker in Canada?

    Unfortunately, the list of accepted countries on Coral Poker is rather small and Canada isn’t one of them. Canadian residents will not be able to open an account and play.
  • What bonuses are available at Coral poker?

    All new Coral poker players get a welcome bonus on their first deposit, tournament tickets and possibly freerolls too. Regular Coral Poker players can also get up to £1,000 in reload bonuses in conjunction with the Daily Mission Freerolls. You earn poker points for real money play and at the end of the month exchange them for prizes. Including Twister and Tournament Tokens.
Highlights:
  • Daily Slots Super Jackpots
  • In-game access to casino, sportsbook & virtuals
  • New iOS mobile app
Info:
Established 1999
Country Gibraltar
E-mail [email protected]
Hits & Misses:

Hits

  • Daily Super Jackpots paid out by 9 pm
  • Speed Poker and Twister Jackpot SnGs
  • Nice traffic on iPoker network

Misses

  • Average-to-good poker software
  • No Android app
Score:
8/10
Software & Graphics 7
Ring Game Traffic 8
Tournament Traffic 9
Rake 8
Soft Competition 7
Game Variety 8
Sign-Up Bonus 5
Loyalty Bonus 8
Promotions 6
Support 7
Financial Security 8
Deposit & Withdrawal 8
Support:

With the backing of the massive Gala Group behind it Coral doesn't lack on customer services although it can feel a bit lax at times. Still you can count on having telephone, chat and e-mail options for support with technical or financial issues. The Customer Care line in the UK is 0800 169 0299. If you really like getting your concerns out in the open you can also Tweet @CoralHelp The support staff is knowledgeable and friendly. With two decades of experiences there likely isn't a support situation the customer support team hasn't faced and solved before.

Deposit and withdrawal methods:

Deposit Options: PaySafeCard, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Visa, ecoPayz, Maestro

Withdrawal Options: BankWire, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Visa, ecoPayz, Maestro

Lee
2019-12-07 17:33:01

Can American players cash out on this site?

PokerListings
2020-05-13 10:06:13

Hey Lee,

Unfortunately, the list of accepted countries on Coral Poker is rather small and the US isn’t one of them. US players will not be able to open an account and play.

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