Tombola Bingo Review

The team who run Tombola Bingo used to be responsible for the hugely popular The Sun Bingo before parting ways to run their own product. It would seem to have been a hugely successful decision though given that Tombola has grown into the largest bingo site in the UK.

It’s not hard to see why it has been so successful when you consider the huge number of games that are available on a daily basis and the estimated £3m which is paid out in prize money every week.

Bonus Offers and Promotions

Anyone signing up to Tombola Bingo for the first time can get their hands on some free cash by taking advantage of the site’s 200% match bonus: when you deposit £10, you’ll be given an extra £20 free, meaning that your starting bankroll will be tripled when you open up an account.

What’s more, if you’re a regular player then you’ll be able to get involved with Tombola’s daily bingo mini-game without it costing you a penny. If you get lucky in that mini-game, you’ll be awarded a variety of cash prizes which range from £5 to £1,000.

The site also offers a ‘reload’ bonus which will see players awarded free cash when they make a second deposit worth a minimum of £25 and players can earn additional £5 bonuses for referring their friends to Tombola.

Bingo Games

Tombola has one of the widest range of games available to UK bingo players.

Not only is there the traditional Bingo 90, Bingo 80 and Bingo 75, but there are also a number of exclusive games such as Cinco (a simple card game requiring no skill where cash prizes can reach as high as £20,000) and BIngo roulette whereby the social game of bingo is mixed with the excitement of a roulette wheel.

On top of all that, Tombola also offers Bingo 50 which is an interesting take on the traditional game of bingo which gives everyone the same chances of winning – no matter how many tickets they purchase. The main difference is that a player who has staked £1 will end up winning twice as much as someone who has wagered 50p.

Free Bingo

As always though, not every bingo room is perfect and if there’s one problem with Tombola it’s the fact that their free bingo offering isn’t particularly strong.

They do offer a daily free game which they call ‘Lucky Pick’ but players are required to play every day for a week to find out whether they’ve won a cash prize (which ranges from £5 to £500).

If you’re looking for a bingo site that only requires you to play one game to get your hands on some cash, then you might want to look at bingo sites such as Costa Bingo or Bet365 for more traditional free bingo games.


Thousands of Bingo players are generally logged into Tombola at any one time, making for an excellent atmosphere in the games. Chat rooms are jam packed with players from all over the UK and Europe meaning that you can’t help but make friends.

What’s more, the chat room moderators are both friendly and knowledgeable and it’s not unusual to see cash prizes (or the occasional goodie bag!) handed out in a range of different chat room games.