Released: 1 Jan 2015

Big Top Tombola takes you inside the circus tent where you find the trained wild animals, and various circus acts including strongmen, creepy looking clowns, and the master of ceremonies, the ringmaster himself.

Big Top Tombola Slot

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Big Top Tombola slot takes you inside the circus tent where you find the trained wild animals, and various circus acts including strongmen, creepy looking clowns, and the master of ceremonies, the ringmaster himself. This release by the software developer Playtech makes use of a circus-themed bonus feature and a progressive jackpot that can award you up to 5000x your stake. To find how you can get the best out of the game, read on!


One of those themes that keep on recurring no matter how often they’ve been used, is the theme of the circus and all its acts and characters. Playtech have decided to design Big Top Tombola as a five-reel online slot in three rows and a total of 20 paylines featuring a progressive jackpot.

As in many online video slots, Big Top Tombola has a reel set that is decked with two separate sets of symbols. The first set includes the game’s low-value symbols that include three standard playing card symbols and one game specific on-theme symbol. The three card symbols include Q, K, and A, all designed with certain circus twist, and the final low-value symbol is a representation of a lion jumping through a ring of fire. The values of these symbols are in ascending order with Q being the lowest-paying symbol, and the jumping lion the highest-paying symbol.

The second set of symbols includes the game-specific on-theme symbols which represent different circus acts and characters. The lowest-paying of these on-theme symbols is a representation of a trained elephant standing on its hind legs, followed by a moustached strongman in yellow leotard holding a barbell over his head, next is the ever so creepy white-faced clown, and finally, the highest-paying symbol out of these four, the master of ceremonies, the ringmaster himself introducing a certain circus act. These four symbols are also given in ascending order with the elephant being the lowest-paying symbol, and the ringmaster as the highest-paying symbol.

Big Top Tombola slots has additional two on-theme symbols that are used to help players trigger the game’s bonus features. One is the Golden Ticket Bonus symbol which is used to activate the game’s bonus round, and the other is the circus tent Wild symbol which is used to play for the Progressive Jackpot.

How to play

As with the game’s simple design, playing Big Top Tombola slots is also very straightforward since all of the game’s buttons are positioned at the bottom of the screen and are clearly marked. Before spinning the reels of the video slot, players need to set their total stake by setting a couple of variables. The first variable is the number of lines on which you want to place your bet and this can be set in two ways; one way is to use the ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons on the left of the LINES box to set a number as low as 1 or as high as 20, and the other way is to select the number of active paylines by clicking on the numbers on the sides of the reel set. The second variable that players need to set is the coin size, which is to the right of the LINES box. This is where Big Top Tombola slot has a lot to offer since the coin size ranges between £0.10 and £100.00, making the video slot suitable for players with different pocket sizes. As with the paylines, to set the coin size you need to use the ‘up’ and ‘down’ buttons on the left of the STAKE box. Once you set your stake per spin, you need to kick off the reels by pressing the rectangular SPIN button in the bottom centre of the screen.

For those players who want to play with the maximum number of paylines without going through all the numbers, Big Top Tombola slots has a Max Bet button, and for those who don’t want to press SPIN after each round, there is the AUTOPLAY feature that lets players spin a certain number of rounds without interruption.

How to win Big Top Tombola slot

As with many online slots, wins in the base game of Big Top Tombola slot are achieved by landing certain symbol combinations. These symbol combinations award payouts for landing 3, 4, or 5 matching symbol combinations for all symbols in the game, except the ringmaster symbol, which awards payouts for landing 2, 3, 4, and 5 matching symbol combinations. The lowest-paying symbol in the game is the Q awarding 5, 10, and 15 for landing 3, 4, and 5 identical symbols, respectively, and the highest paying is the ringmaster symbol awarding 10, 75, 150, and 5K for landing 2, 3, 4, and 5 matching symbols, respectively.

Bonus Features

Golden Ticket Bonus

The first bonus feature in Big Top Tombola slots is the Golden Ticket Bonus mini-game which is triggered by landing the Golden Ticket bonus symbol on an active payline from reel one. Then, you are presented with a spinning tombola and all you need to do is to command the ringmaster when to make it stop. A raffle ticket displaying a certain multiplier will be revealed and applied to your line stake, as well as the number of winning lines on which the bonus symbol is found.

Progressive Jackpot

The big payouts in Big Top Tombola slot are won by landing five of the circus tent symbols on an active line, but you should note that your share of the payout depends on the stake per line. You become eligible for the full amount by betting £5 per line, but you need to use only one line, with the percentage of the jackpot getting proportionately smaller as you decrease your line stake.


All in all, Big Top Tombola is an interesting game that not just looks great, but has the potential to be very lucrative. The slot has an RTP of solid 93%. Play Big Top Tombola slot today and try your luck and landing the Ringmaster!

Key Features
  • ProviderPlaytech
  • Reels5
  • Min Bet0.10
  • Max PayoutTBC
  • RTP93.00
  • Paylines20
  • Max Bet100.00
  • Bonus Rounds0
  • VarianceTBC
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