|Founder(s)||The Kagarlitsky family|
The Coral story began back in 1912 when a family from Poland immigrated to the UK, changing their name from Kagarlitsky to Coral when they arrived. Today the company employs more than 15,000 people, has over 1,750 land based shops and 1,378 bingo clubs. It has also grown to enjoy a strong presence in the Italian. Its success is down to the founding family’s son, Joseph (shortened to Joe on their arrival) who took several jobs after leaving school before landing a job as a runner for a street bookie.
In 1926 Joe borrowed money from a shop owner, using it to secure two pitches at greyhound tracks. Eventually, in 1943 he was successful enough to open a credit office in the West End. Once betting was legalised he took the opportunity to open a shop, quickly growing his business to 23 shops over the following year and becoming one of the top four bookmakers by 1977. Joe lived to the age of 92, enjoying a colourful life – including finding himself in direct competition with a famous gangster in the 1930s!
Coral offers four great casino promotions for new customers, including a welcome bonus of £50 that can be used on any of its 300-plus games in the ‘casino and games’ section of its website. Also on offer is a second deposit deal of a $12.50 (£10) slots bonus; a third deposit on roulette lucky number credits the customer with a $6 (£5) bonus.
Also on offer is an unlimited reward deal where for every £10 stake on any game the player will be rewarded with Comp Points. This allows them to redeem the cash once they reach 100 points, which equates to 1 pound. Slot games are worth two points, all other games are worth one point.
Customers can enjoy an extensive sportsbook with strong market odds, as well as offers like non-sport choices such as lotto, politics and TV specials. Online, users can customise their betting choices by sorting them in to tabs and have easy access to current matches/events with quick links. Sports fans can also enjoy in-play betting and live streaming.
What else does it offer?
Coral has plenty for both new and existing players. Log on to its website and you’ll be able to enjoy live casinos, slots, games, Vegas, bingo and poker. Priority members can get better pricing on sports betting, exclusive promotions and priority customer service. The Coral website contains further information – particulqrly in terms of added benefits – where players can learn how to become a priority member and obtain the many resulting perks on offer.