Tombola Bingo Review
Updated On Sunday 12th May 2013
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In August 2008 The Sun Bingo moved their bingo service from Tombola to a new system designed by Jackpotjoy. This left Tombola with the opportunity to set up their own bingo site - and Tombola Bingo was born. Taking over a massive brand like Sun Bingo and maintaining player interest (without losing them to the new Sun Bingo) was a major challenge for Tombola but they've managed to established themselves as the only at the front of UK Bingo. They've run several media campaigns such as offering £5 free for players, sponsored the likes of Emmerdale and Sunderland Football Club and added more games to appeal to a wider audience. Tombola's TV adverts have featured actual players in the past with their current one using the lovely tune Love Generation by Bob Sinclair.
So What Do They Offer?
Tombola offer all new players a 200% first deposit bonus, so if you deposit £10 of your money, Tombola gives an additional £20 free, totalling £30 to play with! There is currently no reload bonus, but players can earn £20 when they refer a friend who spends £20 of real cash on games. Referrals are not unusual in the bingo world, but with Tombola's Playmates scheme, if your referred friend wins £20 or more, you will get £2 too! The rewards increase too, so someone wins a £50+ jackpot, their playmate wins a £10 bonus; £100+ nets a £20 bonus and £500+ a £50 bonus.
What About The Bingo?
Players can choose from 90 ball bingo, 75 ball bingo and even 80 and 60 ball bingo! BingoLite is a new game that is 2p a card and 10p a strip - and ideal game for the credit crunch! Plus you can play Hamster Race, Pirates, Battleships Bingo and a game called Cinco - which is bingo with cards and very popular. Other games including Bingo 50, an exclusive game for Tombola, Bingo Roulette, Tombola Roulette, Rollercoaster and Bandits! Plus there's a free game every week for depositing players called Lucky Picks. Players have to spend a minimum of £2 the previous week to gain entry, but with an average of £20,000 given away as prizes each week, it seems well worth the spend. All of Tombola's games are fun and easy to play, with an uncluttered layout, which makes it easy to see what's going on.
There's also loads of winners at Tombola - and you can see them, and how well they've done in a brilliant winners section. Don't forget to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for a chat and the latest information on the big games. It is always worth to keep an eye on these for any deposit bonus offers or bingo codes popping up. Tombola have gone mobile too, so players can access all their games from wherever and whenever is convenient.
Best Bingo Site?
Tombola are popular with the players and this has netted them various awards over the last few years. In 2012 they won Best Overall Bingo Operator and best Bingo TV commercial in the 2012 Player's Choice awards. They also picked up up Bingo Operator of the Year 2012 at the eGaming Review Operator Awards and BingoPort's award for Best Bingo Chat Hosts of 2012.
Tombola have come far since The Sun Bingo days and their continuing popularity can be attributed to being good value for money. Games are cheap with a choice of tariffs and there are no slots distractions that some bingo players find off putting. Tombola are an independent bingo site and considering they don't work with other companies, they have done exceptionally well to get to where they are today. If they carry on offering the same great variety of bingo games, with attractive deposit bonuses and cheap games, we expect them to be around for quite a while longer.