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Is online bingo fixed?

Is online bingo rigged? It's a question that might be on your mind if you're new to playing bingo games online. We're here to put your mind at ease: when you take part in bingo games with tombola, you can expect only fair play. In this guide, we explain how each tombola game is guaranteed to have a random outcome, just like in a bingo hall.

How do you win online bingo?

At tombola, our Random Number Generator calls all the numbers. In any new game, each player starts with a full ticket and marks off their numbers as and when they are called. The player who marks off all their numbers first is the Jackpot winner.

You can still win great prizes even if only a handful of your numbers are called out. Throughout the game, you might get opportunities to win smaller prizes – for example, for crossing off one line or two lines on the ticket first. Loads of players become online bingo winners every day with tombola!

Remember that there's no way to cheat the game, since online bingo is never fixed or pre-decided with tombola. Playing bingo online means that the odds might not fall in your favour but you'll always be in with a chance of winning.

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Is online bingo rigged?

With tombola, online bingo is fair. We do things differently, but one thing you can always guarantee is that our bingo games are never fixed. A genuine player wins, every time, with numbers drawn at random.

All online tombola games use the same Random Number Generator (RNG) and each one has been tested and approved by an independent auditor. All online bingo at tombola is legally approved by the Gambling Commission in Great Britain and in Gibraltar.

Before anyone plays a new tombola game, we ensure rigorous testing before releasing it. You can't see the balls being drawn in real life but our RNG picks new numbers for each bingo game – so they're always fair.

Are there more winners in a bingo hall?

If you're used to playing bingo in a hall, it's fair to ask us: is online bingo fixed or random?

You can rest assured that, when you play with tombola, the odds are nearly identical to playing in person. Playing our interactive and exciting bingo games online gives you similar odds to those you'd get playing bingo in a physical club.

Are online bingo games fixed on other sites?

We know that playing bingo elsewhere or looking at other sites before tombola might leave you feeling a little bit apprehensive. Are online bingo sites fixed in some cases but not others, and can online bingo be fixed secretly?

The answers depend on whether you're using a trusted bingo site. At tombola, we pride ourselves on providing secure, genuine bingo games to give everyone a fair chance at winning fantastic prizes. You can rely on us for a classic bingo experience that's full of surprises!

Keeping our players safe is our highest priority, which is why we've also included a range of extra features and levels of security. Our friendly Chat Moderators ensure that all tombola players can enjoy a fun, fair and safe game with other lovely members of our fantastic bingo community.

How are online bingo numbers called?

We know that learning about online games can be confusing, so there are several reasons why you might want to ask us: is online bingo any different to bingo halls?

Although there are few key differences between online and in-person bingo, the way the numbers are called stays the same. All numbers from 1-90 are traditionally associated with different phrases, and online bingo is no different.

Many of the traditional bingo calls were coined way back in the 1950s and '60s and are still used to this day. Classic examples include 'Legs Eleven' for number 11, 'Two Little Ducks' for 22, and 'Top of the Shop' for number 90.

What happens if you miss a call while playing bingo online?

You don't have to worry about keeping up with the caller when you're playing online. Thanks to our auto dabber, tombola games can be set to mark bingo calls automatically – so you'll never miss a chance to win!

If you'd like to use this feature, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a natter in our chat rooms as the game plays out. Alternatively, if you prefer to mark your numbers manually, you can simply dab your tickets as your numbers are called out.

How do I know if I can trust an online bingo site?

We understand that you might be concerned about playing bingo online for the first time, no matter the site you choose, so let's answer the burning question: is online bingo fixed or random with tombola?

Every bingo game played online with tombola is rigorously tested and backed with extra features to keep our players safe. A few of our enhanced security features include:

Is tombola secure or is all online bingo fixed?

All online bingo operators must have a licence from the UK Gambling Commission and you can check for their certificate number on their website. At tombola, our licence covers bingo and casino activities – and our Gambling Commission account number is 38613.

All bingo games on tombola are randomly generated and cannot be pre-determined. We use an industry-standard Random Number Generator to determine the results of each game. This ensures that the game is of the high quality you would expect from tombola.

To ensure fair gambling, tombola continually monitors all games. We're always honest and consistent with game rules and our terms and conditions. Nothing influences the final numbers that the RNG arrives at, regardless of the type of bet or how high the stakes might be.

What makes tombola bingo different?

tombola is totally unique. In the online bingo world, there's no one quite like us! All of our bingo games are produced in-house, so you won't find them on any other website. But that's not all:

How to play online bingo

Playing bingo online is simple and you can get started in just a few steps. Firstly, you'll need to register with tombola, finish setting up your account and make your first deposit (if you want to go beyond our free-to-play offerings).

Then you can choose your bingo game and buy your tickets. Some games offer single-ticket purchases only, while others allow multiple tickets.

The aim is to cross off all the numbers on your card before anyone else. The numbers will be selected by our Random Number Generator and announced by the caller.

Each game has different rules and prizes. Many have a prize for marking off one line and another for marking off two lines. Marking off all your numbers is known as a Full House. If you get a Full House within a certain number of calls, you could win the Jackpot!

If you think you're ready to get started but would like to know a little more about how to play our games, then check out our handy guide on how to play bingo. Our step-by-step instructions will help you get to grips with some of our most popular games.

For more information about tombola and playing with us, just head over to our bingo help page. There, we explain everything you should know about setting up an account and playing with tombola, including withdrawal limits and our most frequently asked bingo questions.

Start your first game with tombola today

Winning in online bingo is largely down to luck, but to be in with a chance, start playing with us today! Simply register for an account by providing your details and selecting a username. You'll be part of Britain's biggest online bingo community before you know it!

And remember, you can still use our chat rooms or play our chat games without having to stake at all.