Tombola Bingo Review
Tombola is really quite different from all other bingo sites. It uses unique software and – very unusually for an online bingo site – was famous for many years for not having any slots as such; instead it had (and still has) games such as Pulse, Rollercoaster, Lucky 7 and the card game Cinco that you won’t find anywhere else. Paradoxically, the lack of slots was part of the reason behind its enduring popularity as some players prefer not to have the temptation of slots especially if they are on a limited budget.
We say “was” because Tombola do now have some slot games – but rather than putting them in the bingo rooms, they have a separate site, Tombola Arcade (launched in July 2016), for their own low cost instant win games (maximum £1 per play). Players can use their Tombola Bingo login and wallet to access this site without needing to open a new account and the Arcade site even has the same chat moderators, but because the instant win games are kept on a separate site to the bingo and require them to login again it is still easy for players to avoid temptation if that’s what they want.
Another notable advantage of Tombola is that many of their bingo rooms have a maximum number of players allowed in the room (with multiple rooms available for every game and price point to accommodate everyone who wants to play) and the maximum number of tickets that each player is allowed to buy is relatively low (for some of the games it is one ticket per player). This ensures that the chance of winning doesn’t get too small. The 90 ball bingo is split into “clubs” to keep player numbers reasonable, but they periodically link together for big money games to give everyone the best of both worlds.
Apple and Android apps are available for play on the go and Tombola also have a free to play daily game (accessed via a code sent by SMS) with £30,000 to be won every week . All in all, there is much to recommend this unique bingo site – if you don’t already have an account there!
|No Deposit Offer||None|
|Bingo Bonus||200% on first deposit - bingo bonus up to £50|
|Other Bonuses||Stars free SMS game - £30,000 to be won each week|
|Bingo Wagering Requirements||None as such|
|Slot Wagering Requirements||None as such|
|Order of Funds Usage||Cash first|
|Payment Methods||Credit Card/Debit Card, Paypal|
|Other Withdrawal Restrictions||In order to withdraw winnings without losing your remaining bonus, you must leave at least as much cash in your account as bonus.|
|Loyalty/VIP Scheme||Playmates scheme. This is not a traditional loyalty scheme but one that is based on referring friends. Your playmate is the person who sent you a £5 bonus code to refer you to Tombola. When you first deposit and spend £20 they get £20 bonus. When you win a prize of £20 or more they get a £2 bonus, right up to £50 bonus if you win a £500+ jackpot.|
|Penny Bingo||2p Bingo Lite available|
|Date Established||May, 2005|
|UK License Holder||Tombola (International) plc|
|UK License Reference Number||38613|
|Exclusive Bingo Room||All!|