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Tombola Arcade Review

£50 bonus - deposit £25 and play with £75

*Deposit from £10. First deposit only. Any winnings can be withdrawn. Bonus money cannot be withdrawn. T&Cs apply.
  • Play a unique collection of scratch card and instant win arcade games
  • Award winning site: Socially Responsible Operator of the Year at the 2017 and more
  • Enjoy huge jackpot prizes
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A Quick Look at Tombola Arcade

Having taken out the award as top bingo operator at the EGR Awards in 7 of the last 8 years, Tombola launched its Arcade site in 2016, and with it a whole new approach to online gaming. With its unique mix of low stake, instant play games, it combines the best of social and real money gaming, while at the same time also incorporating the community element that has made its online bingo rooms so popular and successful.

Bonuses & Promotions

The Welcome Offer

  • £50 bonus – deposit £25 and play with £75
  • Bonus is non-cashable, but bonus winnings can be withdrawn

If you’re a new player signing up for an account, your first deposit gets matched 200%, which triples the amount you can play with straight away. This means that if you deposit £25, you will receive the maximum bonus of £50, giving you a total of £75 to play with. You can deposit more than £25, but any amount above this will not receive a bonus. All new players who sign up for an account are automatically awarded the bonus (there is no opportunity to opt out).

Once you have set up your account, your real money balance will be used to play games before any of the bonus balance. You can withdraw winnings made from your bonus, but the bonus amount you receive in the welcome offer is non-cashable. You can use bonus money to play all games, except Hamster Race and Tombola Roulette.





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Overall, this is a very straightforward welcome bonus that gives you as a new player the chance to really increase the size of your bankroll, and it compares favourably to many other signup deals. Although the bonus amount itself is non-cashable, you can withdraw winnings made from the bonus, which still gives you the chance to pocket some good-sized prizes (although you need to take into account the fact that you can’t make a withdrawal and retain the money in your bonus account unless the balance in your real money and bonus money accounts remains equal).

*Deposit from £10. First deposit only. Any winnings can be withdrawn. Bonus money cannot be withdrawn. T&Cs apply.

Ongoing Specials & VIP Program

Do you have a friend who you think would enjoy Tombola Arcade? If so, recommend them and you can both benefit!

Playmates is the Refer-a-Friend bonus scheme that gives you rewards whenever your friend wins. Simply send your friend a free invitation to join (worth £5 to them), and then when they sign up, make a first deposit and start playing, and you will receive a free bonus. Not only that, but you also pick up a reward every time their winnings reach a milestone, and this applies to their wings at both the Arcade and Bingo sites.

Games & Software

Tombola Arcade is unique amongst the sites we feature here for a number of reasons. First, the stakes you can play for are very limited, and games can only be played for between 5p and £1 per spin. However, this has proven to be a very popular formula with players who want all the excitement of playing for real money, but don’t want to break the bank to do it.

The second stand out feature is the selection of games, which is unconventional but very appealing all the same. You can play the unique versions of classic online casino games, like slots and scratch card games, but there is also a whole variety of other games too, like Glow (where you reveal matching symbols to win), Flip (flip symbols to get matching rows and columns), and Bubble (an exciting game where you have to pop bubbles to get symbols in a row to win).

The games have huge jackpot prizes, and as well as being exciting and easy to play, they look great too. There is a very distinct design style, and this is a huge part of the appeal of its games.

The third major draw here is the way in which community and chat elements have been incorporated. You can enjoy bingo chat rooms as you play and interact with hosts and other players along the way.

How to Deposit & Cash Out


Depositing funds into your account is quick and easy, with PayPal accepted alongside debit and credit cards. The minimum initial deposit amount is £10, and the maximum is £500. After this, your maximum weekly deposit is automatically limited to £250, although it can be raised to £500. Once your account has reached a balance of £500, however, no further deposits will be accepted until the balance is below £250 once more.

Cashing out

The minimum withdrawal amount is £10, with a maximum of £20,000 via PayPal or credit/debit card. Any amount greater than this will be paid by cheque. Your withdrawal method needs to be the same as that used for deposits, and it will generally take between three to five working days before funds are cleared.

Overall, while the number of payment methods on offer is a little limited, they are nevertheless accessible and convenient, and the process for making deposits and withdrawals is very straightforward and fee free.

The Community

The opportunity to engage with the community and fellow players is what makes Tombola Arcade really stand out from the crowd. They have brought the community feel of online bingo to the world of casino and arcade games, and this has proved to be immensely popular.

All of the games have their own chat rooms, where you can share stories of your wins and near-misses, or just engage in some friendly banter with other players or the Chat Moderators. This is unique among online gaming sites and really adds to the overall quality of the gaming experience.

The sense of community extends beyond the confines of the site, being one of the most active and engaging gaming sites around when it comes to social media.

Its Facebook page (@tombola) is packed with competitions, prizes and fun memes, or you can use Messenger to get in touch with customer services. You can also use Twitter (@tombola), Instagram (tombola_uk) and Snapchat (tombola-uk) as well, so there’s no shortage of ways to get answers to your questions, interact with other players, or just get in on the community buzz they’ve created.

Take Tombola Arcade with You

One of the most positive features about the games at Tombola Arcade is how well they adapt to the smaller screens of mobile phones and tablets. Buttons are clear and easy to access, the visual quality remains high, and the overall UI of the site means that it is always straightforward to navigate. All of the games on the desktop site are also available in the mobile version, so aside from the screen size, there is no difference in the quality of the overall gaming experience, no matter what platform or device you play on.

You also get a choice as to how you play. There is a free app available for users of Android smartphones and tablets (4.0+), which can be downloaded from Google Play when you search for ‘tombola arcade – Slots & Instant Win Online Games’. If you play on Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS 8.0+), you can get the free app from the App Store (search for ‘tombola arcade – Games & Slots’).

Alternatively, you can play directly in the browser of your smartphone or tablet at

Our take on Tombola Arcade

If you are looking for an alternative sort of online gaming experience, then it’s hard to go past what Tombola Arcade has to offer. Its unconventional selection of games using their own in-house software, alongside a distinct design style, means that it always provides new challenges and looks great. The interactivity the site offers, combined with a very active social media presence, also means that it’s able to create a community feel that few other sites can match, so especially for online bingo players looking to branch out, it’s the ideal place to start.

The wagering structure is also one of the great appeals here, as you can really get involved in the games without having to have a huge bankroll behind you. Admittedly, the payouts aren’t huge when compared to other sites, but neither is the commitment required, so this is an appealing and alternative approach to playing games online.

Overall, for its ethos, design and range of games, we have decided to award Tombola Arcade 4 ½ stars out of five.

Have Your Say!

Just as Tombla Arcade likes to promote engagement and interactivity, so do we! If you have experience of playing here and would like to share that with other players, then please let us know. You can also let us know what you think here, or even submit your very own review of the site and give it a rating for yourself.

Reviews for Tombola Arcade

3.00 /5
Based on 6 user reviews
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Saturday September 1st, 2018
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Although i have won a JP of £500 once in 2 years i have played, i have won a few hundred here and there only for TB to take it back. I seem to win at certain time of the day and its always around 9am-11am. Everything i put in, i win back only for TB to take it back. just got to know when to take the winnings and leave it be. Again in 2 years i have won a JP once.

Elizabeth philp
Thursday August 23rd, 2018
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I absolutely love tombola and yes u don’t always win, but this last 2 weeks I have won £1800 playing bubble on tombola arcade. All these bad comments are by people who obviously don’t understand its not a site for people who want to win thousands. The JP is only £500. Its a fun site and all the CMS are lovely and very helpful.
There are weeks I can go without winning a single penny, but that’s gambling. You win some, u lose some. Tombola arcade is honestly the best gambling site I have came across, I have played with other ones but always come back to tombola.

Wednesday August 15th, 2018
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Hi all, dont be put off by the bad reviews on here, give it a go yourself and make up your own mind.
A lot of people chase big wins and then are very disappointed when they don’t materialise.
I have been on tombola for 1 and half years and have only recently won a top prize, others join and win on there first day it’s just luck of the draw.
A lot of people also play £1 stakes and lose a lot and keep putting more in to try and win big. It makes no difference how much you put in as to whether you win a tp, but people think that and most of the bad reviews are from people who play all day they win and put it all back in.
When I win I withdraw and save some to play.
I like the fact that tombola do not have a reverse withdrawal option like most other sites.
You will see people complaining all the time yet they keep coming back and putting more money in. Don’t chase a win because you will lose. I play £10 a week and sometimes I win nothing and other times I do quite well. I have been able to withdraw quite a few times – you have to be sensible.
I really enjoy playing on Tombola, it is the best site i have ever played on and ive played on quite a few. I will be a tombola arcade/bingo player for a long time to come.
Tombolas Responsible gambling tools are second to none. They really do take care of there players. Set a deposit limited you are happy with and have fun.
I mostly play in arcade and i love it. All the chat monitors are fantastic and my fellow roomies are lovely.
Arcade is so much fun you can get carried away hence why i say put deposit limits in place then you can sit back and have fun without having to worry about spending more than you can afford. You wont win all the time so dont expect to, just play to have fun and any win is a bonus.
Also if you are lucky enough to win you won’t have any problem withdrawing. They are processed very quickly they say 3-5 days, but depending on what time you withdraw its usually in my bank the next day after 3.30.
As long as you are sensible with your limits it will be fun. You will have good days and bad days.
Thank you for reading my review

Sunday March 25th, 2018
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I have played on here for some time I can honestly say don’t waste your money. bet £1 you will be lucky to win 20p. you can spin on slots time and time again and win nothing. absolutely appalling site, same names winning the top prise of £500, come on, this site needs looking into.

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017
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It is a fun game to play but my you lose a lot of money, at the beginning it was a great site but now tbh a money taker so I would keep away!!!!

Saturday August 6th, 2016
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love tombola dont win often but enjoy it. i have read the comments about same winners but i never seen a pattern of the same winners and believe everyone stands the same chance of winning this however does not roll over to tombola Arcade.
as soon as you enter the game and chat u will see the same ppl winning and getting the bonuses day in day out and you can spin, flip, scratch, whatever ur playing and never get any bonuses or decent win, but can see the same ppl commenting about win after win after win and bonus after bonus there is a pattern here and its quiet easy to see and i dont think this part of tombola plays fair.
i played 4 days in a row and did not get a win bigger than 3.20 or any features or bonues and i topped up a lot i except its gambling and sometimes you loose but everyday same ppl that won 100s the day before once again manage to get the so called random game that pays all the bonuses.
my advice if you like playing slot games stick with your regular site as this part of tombola lets it down. if your lucky to log on and in your 1st 10 pounds your getting the bonuses STAY u will continue to get bonuses and win if you log on and get nothing but 20p and 40p after 10.00 log out.

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