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Trio, A New Daily Game At Tombola


Sue Dawson

Rating: 5/5


Trio is Tombola’s new daily game, launched on 13th January 2020.  To play, you’ll need to have an account at Tombola, register your mobile phone number with them and opt in for SMS messaging; you’ll then receive a text message from them every Monday with the code you need to access the game for the week.  The game has two huge advantages over its predecessor Worlds (which was retired back in November):

Trio Theme Choice

  1. Trio is free to play (Worlds was 1p and it had to be cash)
  2. As was the case with the earlier game Stars, Trio can be played not once but twice a day – once at Tombola Bingo and once at Tombola Arcade (a separate site with Tombola proprietary slots and instant win games, that can be accessed with the same login).

Trio is by no means a complicated game; it’s a simple scratchcard, with 9 symbols to reveal.  Match 3 to win a cash prize of £5, £10, £20, £50, £500 or £1000.  There’s up to £35,000 in cash prizes to be won each week.

Trio Retro Theme

Although simple, Trio is far from dull as there’s a very impressive nine different themes to choose from – Snapshot, Retro, Pinata, Lanterns, Chests, Lamps, Pharoah, Aloha! and Western.  We tried out Retro and Lanterns; the animation of the Rubik’s Cubes in the Retro theme was particularly well done, although it took a while to get the hang of scratching them off.

Trio Lanterns

Trio seems sure to be a winner; it has all the advantages of each of Tombola’s previous daily games and none of the disadvantages.  It’s easy to understand, easy to play, free and it doesn’t matter if you miss a day.  Going by the list of winners that was visible at 10am on the first day of play, they will be giving out a lot of £5, £10 and £20 prizes and the others will be few and far between – but even if the chance of winning £1000 turns out to be very small, it costs nothing to play so what’s not to like?


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