Coral Bingo Review
Coral Bingo launched in 2012 and since then has steadily grown. It uses the Virtue Fusion platform favoured by it's bookmaker competitors and as it's strongly allied to Gala there are some big similarities in terms of bingo rooms and side games. That said it's got it's own identity and offers players a few exclusives that make it worth checking out.
Newcomers to Coral Bingo are welcomed with a 500% welcome bonus. Deposit just £5 and you'll receive £15 as a bingo bonus and a further £10 as a game bonus. Wager terms do apply with the latter attracting a x20 wagering concern compared to the x2 which comes with the bingo bonus. As a first time depositor you'll also get access to £10K of free bingo games. Win your share of over £10,000 in Free Bingo during your first week! There's £8000 to be won in the free Farley & Carly room and further freebies in the Allsorts room.
Emmerdale & Corrie Bingo
As mentioned above, Coral Bingo is part of the Virtue Fusion Network and also heavily aligned with Gala. This means you'll find the usual 75 and 90 ball network rooms, Rainbow Riches and Cash Cubes. In addition there's also Coronation Street Bingo, Emmerdale Bingo, Coconut Island and Bingo Lotto rooms. There aren't as many rooms as you'll find at Gala but there's still plenty of choice including free and value rooms.
If you like slots then Coral is a good destination because you have access to the Playtech games, exclusives from Gala and additional slots via other channels including Coral Casino and the recently launched Coral Vegas. Among the slots you can play are Fluffy Favourites, Winnings Of Oz, Celebrity Big Brother, Emmerdale Country Capers, Dynamite Digger, Coconut Island and Coronation Street. As Coral uses the one wallet system any deposits you make in bingo can be used on other areas of the site.
Is It Gala Bingo In Disguise?
The big question is is Coral Bingo simply a lesser version of Gala. Well yes it is to an extent, but it does have it's own promotions. For example the Bingoal room opens every Saturday and Sunday from 4:50pm to 6:30pm as an anti-dote to the football. The games in the Bingoal room are free to all players so no depositing is required. One thing to note that is that winnings are paid as bonuses and wagering terms therefore apply.
Another advantage of Coral over Gala, and indeed other bingo brands, is that you can collect winnings from Coral retail stores. All you need is a Coral Connect Card. The beauty of the card is that you can also use it to make deposits - ideal if you're not keen on using the various online services that are available.
Get Points For Loyalty
Another 'exclusive' offered to players is the Coral Loyalty Club. Every time you pay and play on site you'll earn loyalty points. The more points you earn the more rewards you get and the higher your status. Note that this is one of those reward schemes where you need to hit certain targets to maintain your status. We think that's bit harsh and would like to see more flexibility!
When we first reviewed Coral Bingo we said that they had their "work cut out if they intend to become a big name in the crowded bingo market". To an extent they've made some inroads and there's plenty on offer to make them attractive to players. We especially like the free bingo that's available and that they are making efforts to be different to Gala. The decent welcome offer and extras on offer at Coral however make it a better proposition than Gala, especially for those who enjoy all aspects of online gambling.
Launched: January 2013
Owner: Coral Group Trading Limited
Licence: UK GC & Gibraltar GCC
Bingo Rooms: 40 ball, 75 ball, 90 ball, Emmerdale Bingo, Bingo Lotto, Rush Bingo
Popular Slots: Full English, Titanic, Double Juicy, The Chase, King Of Atlantis, Sugar Rush Rascals
Minimum Deposit: £5 Minimum Withdrawal: £5
Wagering Terms: x2 for bingo, x20 for games
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Updated On Tuesday 12th July 2016