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Welcome to the wonderful world of online bingo! At tombola, we've got the lowdown on how to play bingo online. Whether you're joining us for the first time or returning after a long break, we're here to get you playing in no time. Fantastic prizes are just a few taps away, so why wait?

In this guide, we explain how to play online bingo and cover everything you might need to know before getting started. But, if there’s still a burning question that we haven’t answered, you might find it on our bingo help page.

What is online bingo?

Whether you're playing online bingo games with tombola or in a traditional bingo hall, the principles are the same. You buy a ticket with numbers on it, and then you get a pen or dabber to mark off your numbers. If you've played bingo in a hall before, then you'll already know how to play any online bingo game!

Numbers are announced by the bingo caller and you mark them off if you can see them on your ticket. In every tombola game, we use our own Random Number Generator (RNG) to select the numbers before they're called.

If you mark all the numbers in one line before all the other players, you’ll win a one-line prize. The game then plays on, usually for a two-line prize and then a Full House, which is all the numbers on your ticket marked. You can rest assured that there are plenty of prizes on offer with tombola.

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Online bingo: How to play with tombola

Before you can join the fun with our amazing bingo games, you need to set up a tombola account. Registration is simple, and you'll just need to tick a few boxes to get started.

How to play bingo games online

Once you've set up your account, your next task is learning how to play online bingo games. Playing online bingo with tombola is just like playing bingo in real life in a hall or club, but just with a few key differences.

The best part? There's so much more than just one type of online bingo game available.

At tombola, we're proud to offer an incredible variety of exciting and unique games. What's more, you can make the most of our current bingo promotions to be in with the chance of winning even more prizes. We have so many immersive and original bingo games that you won’t find anywhere else. All of our games are designed and built in-house, and we’re sure that you’ll find something you love at tombola. To get started, you need to choose your first game.

Playing bingo online: FAQs

Ready to play bingo online?

Now that you know how to start playing bingo, there's never been a better time to join us at tombola. If you're ready to go, register with us today and we'll help you get started quickly. Once you've picked your username, you can join the fun as soon as your registration is approved. Don't forget that all new tombola players get a £5 FREE welcome bonus!

If you have any questions in the meantime – whether they're about bingo, our exclusive games, or the tombola arcade – we're here to help. Feel free to get in touch any time via live chat, on the phone, or over on our socials.