Coral Casino Review

Coral Casino is an online casino that runs on a multi-software platform offering games from a variety of suppliers. It is operated by LC International Ltd and is registered under the jurisdictions of Gibraltar and United Kingdom. Last Updated: May 28, 2021.

Warning! This casino is blacklisted and should be avoided.

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Review of Coral Casino

Coral Casino has undergone several changes of ownership over the years. In its early days it was part of the Gala Coral Group, that was acquired by Ladbrokes to form the Ladbrokes Coral group in 2016. Ladbrokes Coral was subsequently acquired by GVC Holdings in March 2018, which itself was rebranded as Entain in December 2020. It is a well known retail betting brand in the United Kingdom that has unfortunately garnered a reputation for exploitation of players and lack of respect for responsible gambling policies.

Blacklisted - repeated exploitation of problem gamblers

Coral and its parent companies have been on the end of repeated regulatory punishment including several significant fines over the past decade, that sadly do not seem to have deterred this group's predatory behaviour.

Ladbrokes Coral were fined £2.5m by the UKGC in 2017 for allowing a couple of customers to lose £1.3m in stolen funds at one of their casinos, Gala Casino, without conducting any enquiries into where the money was coming from.

In 2018 it was discovered that Ladbrokes had secretly paid £1m in hush money to the victims of a problem gambler that had stolen from them to fund his gambling addiction. These payments were made under the stipulation that the victims could not report the case to the UKGC, and only came to light after the problem gambler publicly revealed his knowledge of the arrangement. Despite knowing that the player had a gambling addiction, Ladbrokes refused to perform the required statement of wealth checks, instead opting to encourage the player by providing free gifts and inducements to continue gambling. The UKGC chose not to punish Ladbrokes Coral for their predatory conduct, a fact that may help explain why these sorts of things keep happening with this operator.

So there will be no surprises to see that the operator was fined another £5.9m in 2019 by the UKGC for another long list of player protection and policy failures that occurred over the 2014-2017 period. Chief among this was allowing one addict to deposit as much as £1.5m into their account without performing the required source of wealth checks.

It is crystal clear that this is one operator that does not care a jot about its customers, nor where their money is coming from, so long as the money keeps rolling in. It has been caught failing to abide by its regulatory responsibilities time and time again, and the fines that keep tallying up don't seem to be a deterrent. We cannot recommend that you play at a casino with this kind of track record.

Software and Games

Coral Casino has an entirely web based platform that is eye catching and very attractive. The layout of the site is very easy to navigate, and effectively ties in the slot and table games alongside poker, bingo, lottery, and sportsbetting products.

The site offers a series of games that are developed by the likes of IGT, Amaya, Electracade, Evolution, Playtech, Barcrest, Quickspin, and WMS Gaming. The games are all loaded in-browser, and include several big name titles that feature film and television franchises. I enjoyed giving these games a spin, and seeing as how there are literally hundreds of games, I never had the chance to play them all.

There are also several slots that offer progressive jackpots, and games like Gladiator and most of the DC Comics themed slots have a large cash prize available should you strike the right combination.

Table games are also pretty abundant, and I was pleased to see that there were so many different types of Blackjack, Roulette, and other Vegas styled games available and have low table limits that begin at just £1. Variations of these games are also available, and provide a breath of fresh air if you are getting a bit tired of the standard table games on offer.

Coral Casino also offers other betting services to punters, including a Live Casino, Bingo, and Lottery service. The Live Casino especially has excellent production values with attractive dealers and crystal clear video streaming.

Coral has a great mobile client, with the services compatible with Apple, Android, and Blackberry smartphones and tablets. The app itself has live horse race streaming, sports streaming, sportsbetting, and more than 50 casino games that are specifically designed to work on these devices. I wish that a few more games were on there so that I could play them. No doubt the choice will expand as time passes.

Banking and Licensing, and Customer Support

Coral Casino offers multiple deposit and withdrawal options. The site offers credit card, e-Wallet, and bank wire options to perform these banking services, as well as a paper cheque that can be requested for payment should you desire. I found that e-Wallet withdrawals to Neteller or Skrill are reasonably quick, with payments being completed within 1 or 2 business days.

Coral is licensed by the jurisdiction of Gibraltar as well as the UK Gambling Commission, which in theory should give some protection to punters, as the casino has to answer to somebody in the event of a player dispute or other major issue. However as we have detailed above, this seems to be nothing more than a minor inconvenience to this operator who it would appear would rather just continue exploiting vulnerable players and paying off a fine or two every couple of years.

Coral has customer support representatives ready to assist you 24 hours per day via telephone, email, or instant message. The instant messaging option is particularly helpful, with the staff picking up quickly and answering my questions regarding game rules and bonuses quite efficiently.

Conclusion

Coral used to have a reputation as a well known and trusted bookie. However its alignment with the Ladbrokes group and subsequent failures to respect its responsible gambling requirements, along with the predatory targeting of known problem gamblers, demonstrate that it is no longer a bookie to be trusted with your money.

Warning! This casino is blacklisted and should be avoided.
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ltKepskis
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Location: Lithuania
Joined: 29 Nov 2014
Posts: 173
Thanks given: 61
Thanks received: 130
Rated this casino
21 June 2016 - 2:40pm
#1

I have joined to Coral Casino couple of years ago. I was using Coral for poker mostly. Later I found that they offer a lof of slots games in many platforms. It's very nice Playtech lovers. Coral Casino offer a great welcome bonus, which has only 24x of wager. It's a great and reliable site. I'll give 5stars to Coral.

nlnelsnik
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Location: Netherlands
Joined: 16 Aug 2015
Posts: 259
Thanks given: 5
Thanks received: 233
Rated this casino
14 September 2015 - 5:29pm
#2

Coral Casino,
an outstanding provider of playtech games!
an big and amazing casino, with very good welcome offers, for a 10 deposit i received 50 total to play which is a 400% match bonus! and best part of all is that 50 bonus only had to be wagered 24 times which is terrible low!
the best bonus with the lowest wagering on it that i ever received! best from the bonus is also that you can wager it on live games and all table games. they have an all in one Wallet system, so you don't have to transfer funds to bingo or sports if you want to play there all is done from one wallet which is much better! also they like to handle out free stuff to players as i received lot of times free spins, and sometimes a no deposit bonus from them. they have also a good loyalty program where u earn points, which determine your loyalty level also (bronze,silver,gold etc) and you can exchange points for cash. coral offering a very professional and fast responding customer service team! and financial teams works also hard if you ask me, most withdrawals i got where send under 24 hours! pretty fast for such a big casino. definitely you'll have to try coral.

CL-Ed

romapika
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Location: Romania
Joined: 27 Feb 2015
Posts: 220
Thanks given: 72
Thanks received: 100
Rated this casino
3 April 2015 - 4:15pm
#3

Nice casino with some nice offers but unfortunately their welcome bonus is not available for Romania. Anyway, i made some deposits here and played also on their poker client wich is very good. They also sent me some poker tokens without any deposit. They pay in less than 1 day and their support are very professional. The only thing i don't like very much is that they dont have to much slot games. Maybe some more games from netent or play n go would make the casino more attractive

CL-Ed

nldakraam1
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Location: groningen
Joined: 3 Jan 2015
Posts: 83
Thanks given: 19
Thanks received: 31
Rated this casino
29 March 2015 - 11:59am
#4

Coral casino is a casino i love to play here because of the poker 2 but the casino also the support is good and i find they give good promos sometimes i play the bingo here but many times on bingocams

CL - klaw

grmrocharon
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Joined: 9 Jun 2014
Posts: 534
Thanks given: 60
Thanks received: 434
Rated this casino
21 November 2014 - 2:04am
#5

This casino is offering that wide variety of online gambling softwares, that I must name all of them one by one and I hope that nobody would gets angry at me, when I paste it from the first article above 🙂
The softwares list Electracade, Evolution Gaming, IGT, Amaya Gaming, Playtech, Barcrest, Quickspin and WMS Gaming. Anyway, I dont want to be conervative or fear changes, but I only very rarely discover and getting into finding a new slot game which would fitmy needs.
This casino is related to Gala casino and it can be seen on the partial bonus restriction to only UK players, as well as these occurencies are sometimes also not explicitly mentioned somewhere on a visible place, but deeply in T&C, or eventually nowhere and you must ask for it the live support..
My route through this casino has finished also because of above noted fact about restrictions of this casinos' bonuses - I signed up through affiliate link promised me no deposit bonus, but did not receive it and when asking the Live chat, he finally explained me the case.
So unfortunately it went even without deposit 🙂 and I rate this casino 3/5 but certainly there are NOT all 3 whole stars! Just maybe 2,83 stars in result 🙂

CL - klaw

nlNumb48
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Joined: 30 Sep 2014
Posts: 192
Thanks given: 1
Thanks received: 189
Rated this casino
13 October 2014 - 6:04pm
#6

Coral casino i played long time ago, and i did not like this place much. May be things changed after two years passed, but two years ago that was really not interesting playtech casino with not interesting 100% welcome bonus, and most stupid thing that bonus was not withdrawable, in terms was said that if i win , bonus will be deducted from my balance. Did not know how to call such bonuses, if only just money taker bonuses. Customer support usually was offline in casino lobby, probably i am judge this place too strict but i am just describe my experience that i had. After playing with my first deposit bonus and losing it, i ask about another 100% bonus, and instead of give me some info live chat agent told me go to website and look myself. Sounds kinda logical, but it is their job to answer my questions, and if i am not want to check website they can do this for me, it is not so hard. Decide not play this casino after this, i do not like when support is not very friendly. And also i am not too idiot to take bonuses that impossible to withdrew, what the point to make such bonuses with wagering requirements?

CL - klaw

kzAstanaKZ
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Location: near Astana, capital city
Joined: 18 Aug 2014
Posts: 257
Thanks received: 259
Rated this casino
16 September 2014 - 8:44pm
#7

Coral casino it is very good online casino. I am not frequent player at this place, but few times i made deposits and play in this casino i had only very good experience with it. Everything looks very good here, and it is hard to find minuses for this place. But like usually i'll better start from listing pluses for this online casino.
+ Software/games selection is awesome at this casino. Different slots from many suppliers, and it is always a pleasure to have such good choice of slots to play. Also i did not experience any problems with my gameplay at this casino.
+ Customer support is good. I never tried phone or email support, only live chat, and it was more than enough for me, it was easy to get answers on my questions in this online casino.
+ Bonuses and promotions. There is bunch of different promotions which you can find at website if you interesting, and also coral casino usually send me personal bonus offers. Not big, but i am not big player, and it is not hard to make for me good offer.
+ Withdrawals does not take long, also verification of my account was fast, and without any trouble. In case of time, most my withdrawals paid within 24-48 hours. It is not top speed, but i think it is ok.
Final mark.
Very good online casino with interesting slots.

CL - klaw

bgAleswin
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Joined: 16 Jun 2014
Posts: 296
Thanks received: 303
Rated this casino
15 July 2014 - 5:57pm
#8

Coral casino as i see from review casinolistings now not only playtech casino but also now have many other games oh so good this casino become even better and shame that i can play here any more because looks like things just become even more better. Coral casino has interesting promotions or at least this promotions was great at a time when i was active player in this casino. Here is also was possible to download software on personal computer and after downloading favorite games really enjoy all pluses of such things like fast gameplay without any lags or hassles. Live support at coral casino was very kind for me and really good few times i ask them why they not sent me any bonus on my email this week and they was able to offer me something interesting and great so i was able to make deposit and they reward me for this. My payouts always was paid within two days and verify in this casino take only about something one day. I did not know what bad say about this casino because casino was always very kind and fair to me i like such casinos. I think it is safe place to enjoy slots.

CL - klaw

bypohgo
Bronze PlayerBronze Player
Location: Minsk
Joined: 11 Mar 2014
Posts: 214
Thanks given: 11
Thanks received: 34
Rated this casino
18 March 2014 - 2:15pm
#9

Hi, i hope you will enjoy my review of coral casino. This casino using playtech and few others software developers, but i play only playtech and can not judge them in another softwares. Welcome bonus of 100% with first deposit always good thing for me, and i play at this casino probably 5 times with deposits, and all deposits was with bonuses which i get from email sent by coral casino. I made only one withdrawal from this casino, and this was with my last deposit. That was done from 100$ deposit with 50% bonus, and this was really lot of fun. I played only on gladiator slot, i like this slot, and like that sometimes you can get expand scatters symbol in freespins, but for this you should be lucky. ALso they had jackpot gladiator, but i never play it, i know that RTP is lower on jackpot games, so this is not good idea to play jackpot versions of the slots. From my 100$ deposit i request withdrawal of 300$ which was paid in two days without requesting my documents. Coral casino is good casino to play playtech games, and i am pretty sure it is more than safe place. I hope you will also enjoy this casino.

bybelaff
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Location: Belarus
Joined: 13 Feb 2012
Posts: 885
Thanks given: 231
Thanks received: 341
Rated this casino
29 January 2014 - 5:53pm
#10

Hello! Coral casino is a well know playtech casino(at least was when i join them), and from other players i never heard bad experience about this casino, only few complaints that support a bit slow. But this never stops me, i am not that guy who like contact support, i trying to resolve any problems myself. Anyway, i get offer of 100% welcome bonus on first deposit, and decide to deposit 100$, just once, to try casino. If no luck - forget about it. If win, probably spent some of win back. Deposit was made, and i start my journey, tried many slots, have great playtime, and after finishing of wagering i sit on 140$ account balance only, so i decide to give a run to myself on roullete. I enter roullete table, and like this always happens to me in this stupid table games i lost all my money playing stupid strategy martigeil. I do not know why i even playing this table games, probably this is the fast way to win money 🙂 But for me this is the easiest way to lost all my money. I never play at coral casino after this 😢
Support: did not test
Withdrawals: did not test
Software: OK!
3 stars to coral casino, i believe this is good casino. Expecially for UK members.

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