Tombola Arcade Review
Tombola are well known for being one of The UK's leading bingo brands. However, they entered the games and slots arena in July 2016 with the launch of Tombola Arcade. The premise of this site was to offer fun slots and instant win games in a safe and secure environment. Since launch they've expanded the number of games, all of which are exclusive. Apart from exclusives the biggest reason to consider Tombola Arcade is that the wagering on each game is just 5p to £1.
Tombola Arcade is very much different to every other brand that's reviewed on our casino pages. The design of the site is simple and dominated by the minty green that's associated with the brand. Players who have already signed up to the original Tombola site can login to Arcade using the same details - and same account. Deposits from one site can be used to play games on the other. Arcade game play is available on desktop, mobile, tablet and app. Apps are available on the App Store (Apple) and Google Play (Android).
Tombola Arcade Welcome Offer
New players to Tombola Arcade (and who haven't joined Tombola) are offered a 200% welcome bonus. Register, login and deposit from £10 to receive a further £20 to play. The maximum bonus available is £50 and this is for deposits of £25 or more. Note that players must accept the bonus while making first deposit and that bonus funds can never be withdrawn. Any winnings can be withdrawn and no wagering terms apply to bonuses from Tombola.
Login to Tombola Arcade and you'll have access to a variety of instant win games and slots. The instant win games include emoji, scratch, flip, pick, bubble, cards, go and glow. These are all similar in that you select your wager and then play the game. Cards is one of the newest additions to the selection of games. This is an instant win style poker game. Play to see if you can get dealt a winning poker hand. Go is a stylish game that seems to be more based on Mah-Jong than Go. Ultimately though it's an instant win game with minimal player interaction.
Tombola Arcade Promotions
Slot players need to select spin to be offered an option of a number of themed slots such as phoenix, egyptian, fruit, steampunk and archeology. Each of these slots are 3 row, 5 reel games with 20 paylines. There's a nice variation amongst the games although it'd be nice to instantly know which offer cascading reels for example. In fairness the slots are basic in design - at least when compared to Net Entertainment titles - but they are easy to play and entertaining. You also can't argue with the price point. As with all other games at Tombola Arcade, wagering on the slots starts at just 5p a spin. The maximum wager is £1. You don't need to worry about cost per line. Despite these cheap prices each game has bonus rounds and a return to player (RTP) of 98.5%.
Tombola Arcade Promotions are limited. The main offer is the brand's Refer A Friend scheme - Playmates. Share codes with your friends to earn rewards and when they win you win too. Tombola Arcade is also the sponsor of I'm A Celebrity and during the series they have ran exciting offers and giveaways. Finally all players can play Trio for free every week for the chance to win cash prizes. To play you'll need to accept SMS messages from Tombola as they send a code to you every week.
Tombola have been outstanding in the bingo arena and they're now paving the way in terms of slots and instant win games. The slots are good fun and at 5p a spin we're not sure you'll find better value. In our view some of the instant win games are better than others. Additionally Tombola make gameplay social with their chat rooms. These are usually always active and the hosts regularly hold games to maintain the community feel that makes Tombola stand out from other bramds.
It's hard to find anything bad to say about Tombola Arcade. You don't need to worry about wagering terms, there are plenty of responsible gambling tools available and it's good fun. Arcade just goes to show that you can provide players with quality games without forcing expensive wagers. We would like to see more promotions for Arcade players but the I'm A Celebrity promos are always good. Furthermore the free Trio game is a nice addition especially as you can play twice daily - once on both sites.