Coral Bingo Review Continued...
Coral Bingo is the fun bingo offering from the famous sportsbook. The site uses the popular Virtue Fusion platform, which provides bingo software to over 100 different operators. Does Coral Bingo stand apart from the crowd?
Coral Bingo makes a pretty solid effort on the bingo front - there’s 75-ball, 80-ball and 90-ball bingo, as well as a 40-ball Rainbow Riches bingo offering, a Coronation Street bingo room and the new 36-ball Cash Cubes. It’s a good offering with lots of options for old and new players alike, while the indecisive can make use of the Room Finder to discover a game that suits their tastes.
If you’re a fan of slots as well as bingo, you’ll like what Coral has to offer. There is a good selection of games, also from Virtue Fusion, such as Clover Rollover, Mayan Mania and Cleopatra’s Chest. There’s even a Coronation St. progressive jackpot slot, produced in coordination with ITV, which is shared between the Coral and Gala Bingo sites.
Oddly enough, Coral Bingo looks a lot like Betfred Bingo in terms of design. The blocky layout and drop-down menus are eerily similar, though Coral does up its bingo offering in light blue and white instead of dark blue. The fresh look of the homepage feels bright and welcoming – perfect for those just starting to dip their toes into online bingo.
You’ll need to play around with the size of the pop-up window when you open the bingo lobby - the default is too small, while expanding it to the full size of your monitor may make things look a bit stretched out and blurry. However, everything runs quickly and smoothly so that you can scoop jackpots or progressive wins without worrying about slowing down your computer.
The mobile site lags far behind the desktop version, with a smaller selection of slots and a mildly irritating journey towards the bingo lobby. You start off on the sportsbook and then you have to click through a few options before reaching your favourite room. It doesn’t make much sense, especially when the option to choose bingo could be right on the landing page.
There’s an overwhelmingly friendly community on Coral Bingo, with chat games, photo competitions and stories of big winners. If you’ve got a fluffy or feathered family member, you can enter them into the ‘Pet of the Month’ competition for the chance to win bingo bonuses and vouchers. There are also birthday bonuses available according to your VIP level, with silver members grabbing £3 and Diamond members picking up £10.
Coral Bingo players can earn Loyalty Points when they spend money on bingo, slots, scratchcards and even casino games. For example, you’ll earn 100 Loyalty Points for every £10 you spend on bingo at the Bronze level. As you progress through the ranks, you’ll earn more points when you deposit and spend cash, but the only problem is that it takes some serious dosh to climb the ladder. You’ll need 3,000 points to become a Silver member, and going for Gold means that you need to hit 10,000 points. Assuming you only spend money on bingo, that means that you’d need to spend £300 to move up to Silver from the Bronze level.
Coral Bingo Bonuses and Promotions
New Coral Bingo players who deposit and spend £5 on bingo tickets will receive a £30 bingo bonus, which they must play through twice on bingo tickets to receive any winnings. Just make sure that you use it within seven days, or else it will be taken off your account! When you sign up, you are granted a week’s access to free bingo in the Farley and Carly Room, where you can grab a slice of £8,000 if you’re lucky, as well as the Allsorts Room, where an appealing £2,500 in bingo cash is on offer.
You’ll also have access to a number of great promotions all throughout the year, so it’s worth keeping up with the site to make sure that you don’t miss out on anything fun, lucrative or both!
If you’re a huge Corrie fan, you probably signed up for Coral Bingo while reading the “Games” section of this review. However, if you aren’t keen on popping in to the Rovers Return, you’ll still find a warm and welcoming community and fun bingo games. The loyalty scheme isn’t anything special in comparison to other sites, which might put off die-hard bingo players who like to maximise their experience, but some might find that Coral Bingo is a good place to get started, provided that they don’t confuse it with Betfred’s site.