Coral Bingo Review

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If you live in the UK you’ll no doubt have seen advertisements everywhere for Coral. Not only for their bingo offerings, but also their casino, slots, sports betting and various other gaming options. Coral Bingo is owned and operated by GVC, a company registered in Gibraltar.

The website will provide you with a very professional looking platform and, although it has little in the way of vibrant colours and bingo personality like many other sites do, Coral more than makes up for those dark blue tones with the huge variety of games on offer and power behind the brand.

The bingo homepage is super easy to navigate and very clearly laid out, providing instant access to all its rooms, additional side games, loyalty programme, community, promotions and also information on the mobile version of the site. Players can also switch between bingo games and also several other platforms offered by Coral such as Poker and Roulette, with an easy access menu across the top of the main homepage.

Bingo Games and Software

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Coral Bingo games now run on the ElectraWorks network (formerly Cozy Games) having moved from the Virtue Fusion network in 2020 after a long partnership.  The move was made because GVC, who own Coral, also bought Cozy Games in 2017 and by 2019 had integrated it into its own subsidiary company called ElectraWorks.  This means games are developed in house and are proprietary. Of that all sounds a bit technical and confusing don’t worry, it just means that Coral have more control over the games they offer.

The site provides 13 separate bingo rooms for players to enter, including an official Friends themed room and for any 90s sitcom fans out there – you can even choose a team to join, team Rachel ,team Ross, team joey, etc.

It’s a good variety of 90-ball, 80-ball, 75 and 80-ball, and also 30-ball speed bingo on offer so there’s plenty of options for players to get involved in and try new variations. This includes a 90-ball bargain room where tickets start at just 2p, along with a ton of free bingo.

One of the other great things about this platform is the ability to play in different bingo rooms at the same time, so you could join multiple rooms and really plough through some tickets if that’s your style.

Side Games

Coral Side Games

If you fancy something completely different, Coral has a huge range of additional games to play on their bingo website. There are over 200 slots including Wheel of Fortune, Tiki Tastic and Shamrock Lock with a nice choice of jackpot slot games too including Winnings of Oz and Thor’s Thunder. You can even try your luck on The Chase scratch cards.

Slingo is on good form here too, which if you didn’t already know is a game type that is a mic of bingo and slots, so anyone thinking about trying slots for the first time might find these a useful introduction.

Coral SlingoThis just goes for what’s available within the bingo platform though, Coral has a fully functioning casino that is just a skip and a hop away so you can gain access to so much more if you want a bingo break, you could even try some of Coral’s own games developed in house, like Big Banker.

Coral also offers a variety of table games at their casino so you can partake in some Blackjack or Roulette and even get involved in their live casino or a game of online poker if you are into that.

Payment Options

Banking Method Max/Min Deposit Max/Min Withdrawal Notes
Debit Card £5 £0.01 1-3 Days
PayPal £10 £0.01 Up to 24 hours
Neteller £5 £0.01 Up to 24 hours
Skrill £5 £0.01 Up to 24 hours
Paysafecard £5 £0.01 Withdraw Via Other Method
Bank Transfer £5 £0.01 2-5 Days

Customer Support

Contacting the support team at Coral is very easy. There’s a help centre which provides answers to frequently asked questions, while if you’d prefer to contact the support team you can do so between the hours of 07:00 to 00:00 GMT every day via live chat.

You can also email the team at help@coral.co.uk

Alternatively, telephone support is available 24/7 via the following numbers:

  • UK: 0800 44 0011
  • Ireland: 1800 936955
  • Overseas: +44 2085 075 544

Guides and Community

Coral Bingo Community

Being such a gigantic company, Coral are well placed to offer guides and advice on all of the games they off and they do just that in their ‘How to Play Bingo’ section.

They cover every bingo variation that is offered on site as well as progressive jackpots, so anyone who isn’t sure about anything should certainly feel more enlightened after they have had a read.

The Community section is a little misleading as it’s not a chat room or a forum or anything, it’s more like guides on bingo etiquette, bingo lingo, a glossary, and how all the different chat games work.

To be honest, while both of these are appreciated as an inclusion to their bingo offering, they could put a bit more effort into the appearance; basically the information is good but the execution is booooring.

Conclusion

It’s clear to see why Coral are one of the biggest known gaming companies in the United Kingdom. They have a very strong selection of great games on offer, both bingo and side game oriented and you can trial the site quite cheaply and get a good feel for everything on offer, even taking advantage of free bingo.

With such a wide variety of bingo and gaming at your fingertips and plenty of experience in the industry, Coral are a great choice for someone who wants a trusted name that isn’t going to disappear, as well as bingo players who enjoy other products too.

It’s not a dedicated bingo site so you don’t get the same feel as you do at smaller sites – there isn’t even a lobby, the platform isn’t designed in that way – but there is loads of bingo throughout the day and night.

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