Wayne's Coral Bingo Review

Coral Bingo is another one of those big sportsbook brands who I've largely avoided over the years, simply because I felt they never really gave their bingo product enough attention. It was part of the Playtech bingo network, but didn't do anything special to make it stand out in any way.

In 2018 the company was bought by GVC Holdings and in 2020 the site moved to the GVC Electraworks network. This was a massive change for existing Coral players, who no longer had access to popular bingo games like Deal or No Deal Bingo and Rainbow Riches Bingo.

Although GVC now have total control over the bingo software, it seems they are not prioritising bingo on Coral just yet. Compared to the other sites on this new network (Foxy Bingo, Ladbrokes BingoCheeky Bingo) it has overall less bingo rooms than the others.

This is of no real surprise to me, as ultimately Coral is a male-orientated sportsbook brand. Bingo is never going to be the leading product, so it is better for them to concentrate on where their main customers are.

Bingo Rooms

As mentioned, there are a few less rooms at Coral Bingo than at it's sister sites. They are mainly 90 ball rooms, with a couple of 75 ball, an 80 ball and a couple of unique variants thrown into the mix. Not technically bingo, but if you enjoy Slingo games you can find these at Coral but you have to head for the Slots or Gaming section to play those games.

More than just bingo

Coral is primarily a sportsbook and casino operator, so if you enjoy a bet or playing slots and casino games then you have to look at the overall package, which is pretty impressive.

Although you can signup as a bingo player, you can easily switch between different areas of Coral from the same account. This includes Sports, Gaming, Casino, Live Casino, Slots, Bingo and Poker.

"If you enjoy a bet or playing slots & casino games, then the overall package with Coral is pretty impressive."

How to join Coral Bingo

To start the registration process simply click on the 'Join' button in the top right corner of your screen. This will open up a simple 3-step process to create your account.

Registration asks for a few simple details so they can verify your identify, such as name, address, date of birth and email address. You'll also pick a username and password for your account. If for any reason your ID fails the automated checks that take place to prove you are over 18, you may be asked to provide additional proof of ID.

Coral Bingo Login

To login to Coral Bingo, click on the log in button up in the top right. When the form appears, you will notice there are two different options for logging in:

  1. Online
  2. Connect Card

The first choice, 'Online', is just a normal online account. Here you just enter your username and password and away you go.

The second option is for Coral customers who have a 'Coral Connect' loyalty card, which is something people can use both online and at your local Coral bookmakers. In this instance you can login using your connect card number and PIN.

How to find the bingo games

When you login you can see some of the bingo rooms just below the main promo banner at the top, but its better to click on the 'See All' link on the right to get the full selection of bingo games available.

Each of the rooms you can see have a little star in the corner, if you click on these stars it will add that room to your favourites. Favourites is one of the options at the top, just below the main navigation, along with 90 ball, 75 ball, 30 ball, how to play bingo and community.

The games will be familiar if you've ever played at Foxy Bingo, Ladbrokes Bingo, or Cheeky Bingo as together with Coral these brands form the GVC Electraworks network. Bingo games such as Cash Out Bingo and Friends Bingo are exclusive to this network and can't be found anywhere else.

However, out of all these sister sites, Coral Bingo has the least amount of bingo rooms compared to the others.

How to make a deposit at Coral Bingo

There is a large deposit button in the top right of the Coral website which opens up the deposit screen. Once there you can choose from the following payment methods:

  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Paysafecard
  • Trustly

All have a minimum deposit amount of £5, with the exception of PayPal which has a £10 minimum. If you have any problems there is a live chat button available on the cashier where you will get instant support.

How to make a withdrawal

It is easy to make a withdrawal at Coral Bingo but first you need to find the banking section of your account. First click on the 'My Account' icon in the top right, and then select 'Banking' from the dropdown menu. here you can then select 'Withdraw'.

On the withdraw screen you will see your options are Debit Card, PayPal or Fast Bank Transfer. Usually you can only withdraw to the same method that you deposited. The minimum withdrawal amount at Coral is £5.

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Free Bingo Bonanza at Coral

Coral Bingo has one free bingo room open called 'Free Bingo Bonanza' which plays every night at the following times:

  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm
  • 7.00pm - 8.00pm
  • 9.00pm - 10.00pm

The prize money varies depending on the time and day of the week, with bigger prizes later on at night and at the weekends. Overall there is a £500 pool of prize money Mon-Fri and a £1,250 prize pool on both Sat & Sun. The games also have three 'roll-on' games which means extra winners even after full house is called.

Before you play make sure you check the site for the latest T&Cs on this event. It can be found by clicking on 'Offers' in the top nav, scrolling down to the 'Bingo' section and then selecting 'View All'.

Does Coral Bingo have an app?

No. Although Coral does have apps for some of it's other products, such as sports betting, there isn't currenrtly one dedicated to bingo. However, it's not really needed as the site is fully mobile-friendly and will adapt to whatever mobile or tablet device you are using.

What is Coral Connect?

As I mentioned earlier, Coral Connect is a loyalty scheme for Coral customers, primarily aimed at those who frequent their high street betting shops. It basically links your online activity with your in-shop activity, meaning anything you win in-shop can be withdrawn to your online account and vice versa. That means anything you win online can be withdrawn as cash at a Coral betting shop too.

Connect card holders also get access to exclusive promotions and bonuses, although just like the Ladbrokes 'Grid' card, these offers tend to be more for the sportsbetting people. Still, if you are a Coral account holder and do like to place the occasional bet, it may be worthwhile getting one.

To get a Coral Connect card you can generate a virtual card by clicking on 'My Account' and then selecting 'Connect', then 'Join Connect'. I've signed up to it this way, but it is still a bit confusing I wasn't able to see any offers or anything different once I did it. It may be simpler to get your card by visiting a Coral bookies and asking at the counter for more info.

Who owns Coral Bingo?

Coral is owned by GVC Holdings who are one of the biggest gambling firms in the world. They own lots of other bingo brands as I have mentioned, including sister sites Foxy, Cheeky and Ladbrokes. They also own Gala Bingo but that site is on the Playtech network, which is totally different software and bingo games.

GVC also own the software provider Electraworks Limited, which powers the bingo games on Coral Bingo. When you make a deposit or withdrawal, you may see that it is this name that appears in your bank statements.

How to contact Coral Bingo

If you need to get in touch with Coral simply click on 'My Account' in the top right, then select 'Help & Contact' from the dropdown menu.

At first there will be an FAQ style list that will attempt to solve your problem without contacting them directly, but I found if you just click any of these you'll eventually be asked 'Do you need any more help?' If you say yes, you will then be shown a more useful contact page with details of how to get in touch via:

  • Live Chat
  • Email form
  • Twitter Direct Message
  • Facebook Messenger

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