Coral Poker Review
Originally formed in 1926, Coral began life as a bookmaking outfit under the watch of Joe Coral. After building the brand and creating a network of betting shops across the UK, Coral expanded its gaming options to include bingo with the formation of Gala Bingo in 1991.
The Gala Coral Group then completed a £2.18 billion merger with Eurobet to become known commercially as Coral Eurobet. Today, following a merger with Ladbrokes in 2016, Coral offers a plethora of online poker options.
As part of the iPoker Network, Coral is able to offer a myriad of cash games and tournaments (here's a guide for choosing between the two). Whether you're a cash game grinder looking for a new way to play Hold'em, an MTT maniac or a fast-fold fiend, Coral Poker has it all on three platforms: online, desktop and mobile.
For those who can't wait to start throwing bets around without delay, Coral Poker is available for instant play. If you've got more time on your hands and want the added benefits of having access to Coral Poker via your desktop, a downloadable platform is also available at just 900KB.
The final way to unlock Coral Poker's treasure trove of games is its mobile app. Designed specifically for iOS devices and weighing in at 99.9MB, this app not only gives you access to cash games and tournaments on the go, but mobile-specific sign-up bonuses and player rewards.
Thanks to Coral's longstanding reputation in the betting industry, customer service is one of the very best you'll find online. Understanding that happy customers are active customers, Coral Poker's team aims to deal with any queries within 72 hours and withdrawals take are completed in a similar timeframe.
From a playing perspective, Coral Poker's move from the Ongame Network to the iPoker Network in 2012 resulted in a surge of activity. Owing to iPoker's status as the fourth largest platform in the industry, Coral Poker now boasts as many as 5,000 active tables and more than 8,000 players on a daily basis.
Cash Games and Tournaments
Coral Poker offers a variety of cash games and tournaments with betting limits starting from as little as €0.01 (or free if you play a freeroll). As you'd expect, cash games cover the full spectrum of variants, including Hold'em, Omaha and Stud, but the main points of interest for most players will be 6+ Hold'em games.
This game is a relatively recent innovation that's basically Texas Hold'em with a few tweaks. Today, 6+ Hold'em at Coral Poker can be played at stakes starting at €0.01/€0.02 with the following rules:
- All cards valued 2 to 5 are removed from the deck.
- An ace can also play as a five to make a 5-6-7-8-9 straight.
- A set beats a straight.
- A flush beats a full house.
When it comes to tournaments, Coral offers a combination of freerolls, sit & gos and multi-table tournaments, but the most interesting option is its Twister tables. After paying the entry fee, you'll be sat down with two other players.
As you sit down, the prize calculator will spin in a random number worth between 2X and 1,000X your stake. Thanks to the winner-takes-all structure, this means you could win a prize worth as much as €1,000 from a buy-in of just €1.
As well as a comprehensive selection of cash games and tournaments, Coral Poker also offers a host of promo games. From Beat the Team (where you win a bounty for beating a Coral Poker pro) and Winner-Takes-All tournaments to satellites for international live events such as the Punta Cana Classic, Coral Poker has something for everyone.
Thanks to the introduction of Twister Tournaments, Coral Poker now contains a lot more casual players. For those just starting out this is fantastic because you'll be able to compete with more players at your level.
For seasoned players, the proliferation of amateurs means the overall level of competition across the site is markedly lower than many of the industry's other top-ranked platforms.
Coral Poker has dedicated welcome bonuses for desktop and mobile players as well as a series of seasonal promotions and offers. However, while these deals are often subject to change, the loyalty scheme is one that remains relatively static.
Designed to reward players at both ends of the skill spectrum, this loyalty system allows you to earn points ($1 rake = 10 points, £1 = 17.8, €1 = 12.8) and turn them into cash.
Depending on your ranking (which is based on the amount you play), you'll be able to exchange points for cash at the following rates:
- VIP Level 2 = 90 points per Euro
- VIP Level 3 = 60 points per Euro
- VIP Level 4 = 50 points per Euro
- VIP Level 5 = 47 points per Euro
- VIP Level 6 = 42 points per Euro
Support and Banking
As stated, Coral Poker's support team is on hand 24/7 and aims to tackle all issues within 72 hours. To get in touch with any member of staff you can choose one of the following methods: phone, email, Facebook or Twitter (links and other support info located in Company Information section near the top).
When it comes to banking, Coral Poker is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association. As all transactions are protected by SSL security, your personal details and funds will be safe at all times.
Minimum deposits start at €10 and you can fund your account/withdraw from your account using the following live and online methods: Visa debit, debit MasterCard, PayPal, Skrill, Maestro, Neteller, Eco, Paysafecard and Coral Connect (betting shop card used for instant deposits and withdrawals).
When it comes to reputation, variety and customer service, Coral Poker is hard to beat. Using its vast experience in the industry, this poker site is able to offer some unique cash games and tournaments alongside many of the staple variants all players love.
When you combine this smorgasbord of options with a generous loyalty scheme, instant withdrawal options and a secure platform you've got a site that's perfect for poker players of all persuasions.
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Please note the following terms and conditions of Coral
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HOW TO CLAIM THIS CASINO BONUS
To qualify and be able to claim this Welcome Bundle, you must:
access your Coral Casino Account (you may need to register with us if you have not played with us before); Stake a minimum of £10 in total on any qualifying Casino or Slot Game (play on the Live Casino will not qualify).
See point 9 of these terms and conditions for the list of excluded games.
WHAT WILL BE REWARDED UPON QUALIFICATION
Your account will be credited with the following Bonuses in points 6, 7 and 8 of these terms and conditions.
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Where you have made a bet of at least £10 on a qualifying slot game, you will only be permitted to withdraw any winnings from the Bonus Balance wallet and the Pending Winnings wallet once you have satisfied the Wagering Requirements.
The Wagering Requirements for this Casino Bonus must be met within 30 days following the date on which your Casino Bonus becomes Active otherwise any funds sitting in your Bonus Balance wallet and/or Pending Winnings wallet will be forfeited.
Whilst you can withdraw the funds in your Cash Balance wallet at any time before the necessary Wagering Requirements have been met (whilst your Casino Bonus is Active), this will mean that you fully forfeit any winnings sitting in your Bonus Balance wallet and/or Pending Winnings wallet.
The Wagering Requirements for this Casino Bonus are as follows:
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Wagering can only be completed on the following slots: Big Banker, Well Well Well, Money Multiplier, Rainbow Repeater, Rainbow Rewards, Balls Fun Drops, Magpie Mayhem, Wild Cannons, Multropolis. “Double Options” on any Qualifying Games will not count towards your Wagering Requirements. A “Double Option” is where you are offered the opportunity to double your winnings on a bet on one or more occasions.
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Golden Chip Bonus: £10 worth of Golden Chips for selected Table games.
Selected Table games: Premium Blackjack, Blackjack Single Hand, Frankie Dettoris Blackjack, Premium European Roulette.
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Promoter: LC International Limited.
Upon qualification, all bonuses will be credited automatically on qualification. In the event of any technical difficulty, the bonus will be paid by 6pm the following day to qualified customers.
Players must use their Casino Bonus/Free Spin Bonus/Golden Chip Bonus within 30 days of it being credited to your account, otherwise it will expire and not be reissued.
There is no cash alternative to any Bonuses contained in this Welcome Bundle..
We reserve the right to withdraw this Welcome Bundle from anyone who does not qualify, or is excluded from our offers or promotions under the General Website Terms & Conditions.
We reserve the right to change or end any Welcome Bundle at any time, if required for legal and/or regulatory reasons.
This Welcome Bundle will remain available to qualifying customers until such time as we choose to withdraw it. The withdrawal of this Welcome Bundle will not impact you if this Welcome Bundle is Active at the time of withdrawal. Please remember, if you have accepted this Welcome Bundle, you will have a specified time limit to complete the applicable Wagering Requirements in accordance with the section headed “Wagering Requirements for this Casino Bonus” above.
The General Casino Bonus Terms & Conditions also apply to all of your Active Bonuses and include additional restrictions on your use of this Welcome Bundle.
If you are registered in the following countries you are excluded from this Casino Bonus: Albania, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia.
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Last Updated: February 27th, 2018
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