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tombola's tips for staying within your budget

At tombola, we offer amazing low-stake bingo games and even a zero-deposit game for our players to enjoy. Playing online bingo doesn't need to mean spending a fortune; you can still win big with small spends!

However, we also know that it's easy to lose track of time when you're playing – so that's where budgeting comes in. To help you track your spending, we have a whole host of handy safeplay tools and a dedicated support team on hand 24/7. With tombola, it's always possible to set Spend Limits, take a break and stay in control.

Our tips for playing online bingo make a great starting point for new players. If you're looking to keep control of your spending, we've written some handy tips on staying within your bingo budget here.

Why do I need a bingo budget?

We know that, as soon as you register with us, you'll be eager to start winning some prizes straight away! However, it's worth remembering that playing our bingo games is still gambling. The most important thing is to make sure that playing with tombola is always fun!

Budgeting is our number-one bingo tip. It helps our player community in various ways:

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How to set a budget in online bingo

The first bingo budget tip you should know is how to set your Spend Limit. At tombola, we've changed how tombola Spend Limits work, giving you more control over your spending. All our players automatically have a sitewide Net Deposit Limit of £250 per week, or £1,250 per month. However, you can also set a lower threshold for your own spending.

Just follow these simple steps:

  • Log into tombola and open your 'my account' section, then set your Spend Limit according to your preferences and budget.
  • With your Spend Limit, you can set your own limit on how much money you put into your account – and spend on bingo games.
  • If you win a cash prize and choose to withdraw it, we'll automatically increase your budget to reflect your winnings!

Please remember that our customer service team can't change your limit for you. If you'd like to lower your limit, you can do this at any time – and you can also lock it into place for up to 12 months. However, if you'd like to raise it, you'll need to wait 24 hours for the change to come into effect. Please get in touch with our team if you have any questions about your Spend Limit.

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How does tombola keep players safe? 

We have a number of tools and support in place to support all of our players, keeping bingo fun for everyone. 

safeplay tools 

We've put together a selection of safeplay tools to help you manage your spending when you play online bingo. From voluntary Self Exclusion to specific limits on your time spent on the game, we've made it simple to stay in control with safeplay. These tools are an integral part of our GamCare-certified status, reflecting our commitment to responsible gambling in the tombola community.

Online support

When you're playing online bingo, you might have a specific question or concern. At tombola, you can reach our customer support team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you need some help setting up your account or have a technical problem, we're here to help. Simply get in touch online, on the phone or by sending us an email and we'll get back to you quickly.

Secure accounts

We understand that entering your personal details can feel daunting if you're new to playing bingo online. Confidential information is always taken seriously here at tombola, ensuring that your data is stored securely. We use SSL encryption across our website, so you can play with confidence from the very moment you register with us.

Budgeting FAQs

How to contact the tombola team

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