We use cookies to analyse traffic and for ad measurement purposes, including for personalizing ads. Read Our Cookie Policy

igb-logo egr-logo
Bubble Bingo at Tombola

Bubble Bingo at Tombola

Sue Dawson

What is Bubble Bingo?

Bubble Bingo is a new bingo game at Tombola, following in the footsteps of games such as Potion and Morph which have been designed to play well on mobile phone screens.

What makes Bubble Bingo so different?

Tombola bingo games often stray quite far from the classic 90 ball and 75 ball forms of the game, and in this respect Bubble Bingo really takes the biscuit!  Not only does it not have any balls or numbers, it doesn’t even have anything that is recognisable as a card.

So what does it have instead? 30 bubbles floating on the screen!  In itself this doesn’t seem too radical; bingo games such as the Gala Bingo exclusive Bingo Beats and Tombola’s own Pulse use a similar setup.  In these games, though, the aim is to burst all your bubbles and that’s not the case in Bubble Bingo.

Pulse, for example, is a 36 ball game; 12 bubbles on the screen bear numbers between 1 and 36 and – just as in regular 90 ball bingo – when a number is called the bubble with the matching number bursts.  So basically, the 12 numbered bubbles form a 12 number card.

Bubble Bingo is not like this at all; every screen has 30 identical looking bubbles which burst one at a time so every player is always at the same stage regarding how many bubbles they have left.

Bubble Bingo; playing the game

This brings us to the actual aim of the game, which is to collect sets of coloured marbles.  Each bubble contains a red, green or blue marble and when it bursts, the marble is collected in the corresponding collection meter.  The first player (or players) to collect a set of 10 marbles of any colour, wins.

Tombola Bubble Bingo

If you think this sounds a bit familiar you’re absolutely right – there’s already a game called Bubble on Tombola!  The earlier game isn’t a bingo game though – it’s an instant win game over on Tombola Arcade.  Just as in the bingo game, you burst bubbles to collect coloured marbles, and win by completing sets of the same colour.

What we aren’t entirely clear about is what determines which order a player’s bubbles burst in and what’s inside them.  In other words, is there an underlying number (or other label) tied to a silent calling mechanism (“everybody pop bubble 14 now!”) or does it work more like lots of people playing scratchcards in parallel with each other (which might make it Not Really Bingo)?

Regardless of how the bubble popping part of the game works, there are aspects of the game that most definitely ARE bingo:

  1. The prize money is determined by the ticket sales
  2. It’s a race between players and the first to bingo (or in this case, collect a set) wins

What else do I need to know about Bubble Bingo?

Bubble Bingo has launched in six rooms, one of which is only open in the evenings, and each room has its own chat.  It’s a single ticket multi-stake game; you choose to buy in at 10p, 25p, 50p, £1 or £2 and the prize you’ll win is adjusted proportionately.  There’s a fixed jackpot of 500x stake for winning in 14 calls or fewer.

Bubble Bingo has another thing apart from the bubble popping theming in common with Pulse; it is possible for a Bubble Bingo room to be full and we believe this happens when there are around 90 players.  Having a room limit means that the chance of winning can’t get as ridiculously low as it has in the past when new bingo games have attracted hundreds or even thousands of players.  Like most Tombola bingo games, Bubble Bingo has RTP of 80% or more.

The game certainly seems to be popular with players so far, but is it just too different to regular bingo to become a staple?  Time will tell!

Ask us a question


This offer is only available for first time depositors. Min deposit is £10. 50 Free Spins on Book of Dead. Spin Value: £0.10. After your first deposit you may claim your 30 Extra Free Spins by visiting the Kicker Section. No min withdrawal. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer is only available for specific players that have been selected by PlayOJO. If you have arrived on this page not via the designated offer via PlayOJO you will not be eligible for the offer. OJO’s Rewards and Game Play policy applies *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Welcome offer paid in bingo bonus (bingo bonus can be used only in bingo rooms), new players only. 3x bingo, 50x casino wagering required. Max bet £6.25 until completed. Game weighting applies. 2 day bonus expiry. eWallets & prepaid cards excluded. T&Cs apply. 18+ BeGambleAware.org Play Responsibly | Minimum deposit of £10 , Play with £40 and Get 200 Free Spins. | Offer must be claimed within 48 hrs of you registering an account. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New players only, £10 min fund, £1000 max bonus, max bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits (up to £250), 65x wagering requirement and full T&Cs apply *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

First time depositors only (18+ UK exc. NI). Min Deposit £10. Max Offer 225 Free Bingo Tickets [110 on Street Party & 115 on Kaching] & 25 Pending Free Spins [Game of our Choice]. Free Spins winnings are capped at £2.50. All winnings are credited to real money balance. Free Spins will be available once £5 of deposit funds have been wagered and expire after 7 days. Promo code: HONEY. We reserve the right to deny promotional offers based on abusive bonus activity across sites operated by the Company. Deposit balance available for withdrawal at any time (UK only). General withdrawal restrictions & full T&Cs apply. Valid until 31/12/2021. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New players Only. £10 min deposit. £5 max bet using bonus. 40 x wagering applies. Bonus valid for 14 days. 20 Spins on preselected games will be credited instantly + then 20 per day for 9 days. Free Spins valid for 72 hours from credit. Max Free Spins winnings £100. Skrill + Neteller excluded. Always refer to Bonus Terms *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New casino players only. Min. £10 deposit with code ‘CASINO100’, debit card only. Valid on 7 slots. 7-day expiry. All spins must be used before cashout allowed. Terms apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

Registration code BIN050. Play £10 on Bingo tickets (slots wagering will not count) to receive a £40 Bingo Bonus (4x wagering), £10 Slots Bonus (10x wagering) + 30 Free Spins on Dragon's Luck. Available 30 days from registration to Betfair. Deposits via e-wallets (e.g. PayPal, Moneybookers, Sktill et al) are not valid for this promotion. SMS verification needed for free spins. No wagering on free spins winnings. T&C apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

18+. New customers only. Min deposit and spend £5 on Bingo within 7 days of registering and creating a Chat Name on Ladbrokes Bingo to receive £30 Bingo Bonus. 2 x wagering req apply. Bonus valid for 7 days. Country restrictions. T&Cs apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

New members only, must opt in. Min £10 deposit & wager. 30 day expiry from deposit.18+. Free Spins: on Double Bubble. 1p coin size, max lines. Bingo: Advertised ticket value based on £1 tickets. Game availability & restrictions apply. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

1st dep. of £20-£300, max bonus £300 on selected slots, 50x wagering on the sum of deposit & bonus applies. Max convertible 5x bonus amount received and T&C's Apply. 18+ *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad