Coral Island Casino Blackpool

Last updated: 19 November 2014
Small but perfectly formed, with some fine door hosts

Before you go:

Reg/Walk In: Walk in
Cashout at Machines: Coupon
Dress Code: Smart casual
Rewards Programme: No
Parking: Pay and Display
Restaurants: Yes
Bars: Yes

Address: Promenade, Lancashire, FY1 5DW
Telephone: 44 1253627579

At time of writing the Coral Island Casino, owned by the Noble Organisation, is the newest casino in the UK. The owners have effectively chopped a corner off Coral Island (if you don’t know it, think of Brighton Pier – but not a pier ….) and licensed it as a full service casino.

It’s Blackpool’s only “open door” casino, meaning you can just wander in, subject to being over 18 and not off your face, and has two doors, one from the street and one from inside Coral Island arcade.

It’s on a much restricted scale to the other sites in Blackpool with only 7 gaming tables along with the requisite 20 slots and 40 electronic roulettes, and being a new site the kit is top of the range. The slots are a mix of Gaminators, IGT Multigame boxes with a couple of bookie style FOBT machines, and if jackpots are your thing then they have both the Fort Knox and the Flexi-link games, with some machines not attached to either jackpot if you prefer a bit of spin to spin value. The machines seem to be constantly heaving, as well, even outside of the busier summer season.

They don’t have room for a poker offer, and the only car parking is at the (paid) Bonny Street car park right next door. The food offer is also pretty limited, effectively very good quality bar snacks and some truly awesome pizzas. However, despite the limited scale, if you just want to have a punt with minimal fuss, they’re as central as you can get, and have a full service bar. If you’re lucky, particularly if you visit on a weekend, you might even see one of the serving staff dressed as what they call a “sexy pirate” – has to be seen to be believed, but quite an entertaining concept.