Taken 24 October 2016 09:47.
Texas Holdem In-Play.
The Table Selection Page.
Since switching to the iPoker network in October 2012, Coral have become one of the top five poker sites in the UK, doubling their traffic and being promoted to the top tier of iPoker which allows customers to play against the traffic from other major operators. Coral are a well known brand who have had a presence on the British high street since the 1920s and online since 1999 where they now have a major site covering sports betting, casino, bingo and games as well as poker.
Coral Poker offer their players a wide range of games that use quality software, at buy-ins to suit any budget, some generous bonus offers for both new and returning clients, and the security of knowing that they are playing at a trustworthy site with an excellent reputation.
The homepage highlights their current welcome offers, the latest promotions, and has quick links to the Poker School, with buttons along the top to download the software and view the complete range of deals available.
All of the popular poker variants are here such as:
The poker lobby makes it easy to find a table at the required price, while there are always lots of scheduled and Sit n' Go tournaments including freerolls and satellites.
Customers can use the navigation panel to find exactly the table they want, with a statistics display showing average pot, number of players, flop %, stakes and hands per hour. There is a 'favourites' option that can help returning players find their preferred games in just a couple of clicks. Once seated at a table, the graphics are smooth and stable, play is set at a good speed and it is easy to customise the information shown to include chat, history, player notes and more. A useful timer bar sets the speed of play, slowly turning to red as the time to make decisions runs out. There are a couple of side games such as blackjack and baccarat which can be played during the main poker game.
New customers can claim a range of sign up bonuses designed to ease the joining and learning process. The details can change from time to time, but recent offers include cash and tokens for playing games and entering tournaments as soon as a first deposit is made, plus a deposit match bonus paid out in increments when a set number of Loyalty Points have been earned.
These points are accumulated at a starting rate of 10 for each $1 in rake generated or tournament fees paid. The VIP loyalty scheme has 10 levels, with the number of points earnt determining which level each player is at. Going up a level earns a bonus and entry to freeroll tournaments. Although Coral like to think that their loyalty scheme is very simple, it can at first appear a bit daunting, as the levels feature different rewards and bonuses at each one. Shop Points are also earned at the same rate, and these can be spent in Corals' innovative Poker Shop which is stocked with items from designer gear to sandwich toasters, tablet computers to luxury car hire.
There are always a good selection of limited time promotions; typical examples include cash prizes for the most consistent players, side games freerolls, low buy-in speed tournaments and guaranteed prize tournaments with $10,000s or even £100,000s to be won.
It is quick, easy and above all secure to make a deposit at Coral Poker, with the minimum amount set at a very low £5 whichever depositing method is chosen. Clients can fund their accounts using credit and debit cards, money transfer services or e-wallets, although there are fewer methods to deposit from abroad as Coral are very much a UK focused site.
By using Secure Socket Layer systems, the details of every transaction are encoded to prevent interception, while a further security measure is that before making a first withdrawal, players must verify their cards, although this only needs to be done once.
Withdrawals will be credited back to whichever card or method that was used to make the deposit, and there is a very low minimum withdrawal amount of £1, although practically speaking, the payment processor could charge more than that, so it wouldn't be worth doing.
Coral Poker have made a wise move in choosing the adopt the iPoker network. There are tens of thousands of players online at peak times allowing them to offer a huge range of cash games and tournaments at many prices. Bonuses are both varied and generous, although the VIP scheme can be a little confusing to understand at first. As with many poker sites introduced by high street bookies, there are lots of inexperienced players at many tables, making Coral a good place for anyone looking for loose play and the opportunity to make some easy cash. Anyone registered at the poker site can use the same account details and funds to bet on sports or play casino and bingo games.
|Part of the biggest European poker network.|
|Excellent software and range of games.|
|Can spend loyalty points at the poker shop.|
|VIP scheme somewhat complicated.|
|Low welcome bonus.|
|License Number: 39071|
|Registration Number: 266|
Appointed in November 2010, Carl Leaver is the current group chief executive of Gala Coral, a company that employs over 19,000 people across the globe.
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