Totesport Bookmaker review
Totesport, formerly known as Tote, have been offering football betting odds and bonuses, and also horse racing odds for over 80 years. Totesport began life after an Act of Parliament way back in 1928 as the Horserace Betting Control Board and the Totalisator Board. It was owned by the UK Government until 2011 when it was privatised and sold to Betfred. Tote’s first high street shops opened back in 1972 and they how have over 550 betting shops across the UK. Totesport’s headquarters are in Wigan in Greater Manchester and are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.
Becoming a member of Totesport
Signing up with Totesport it’s an easy process as you just need to click on the orange button on the top right hand side of the main page. This will take you to another page where you need fill in a registration form, where you will be asked for personal and account details. Before finishing the registration form, you will be asked for a Totesport promo code in order to receive Free Bets or other bonuses. Once the registration is complete, you can make your first deposit and begin placing bets. As for deposit options, you can choose between: Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Neteller, Skrill and PaySafeCard. However, you need to remember that Neteller, Skrill and PaySafeCard deposits are ineligible for the new Customer Offer.
Totesport Free Bets, Special Offers and Promotions
Totesport have a wide selection of entertaining offers and promotional campaigns available for both new customers and the existent ones. These offers cover a range of sports listed on the site, although some of them are available just for a short amount of time.
Totesport Welcome Offer – ₤25 Free Bet
Tottenham have been offering loads of offers to the new customers over the past few years, but they have settled to simple 100% risk-free bet, up to ₤25 for the moment. In order to qualify for this promotion, you just need to open a new account with Totesport, make your first deposit and place a first bet up to ₤25 at any odds. If your bet is a loser, Totesport will refund your stake back as a free bet. Your Free Bet will be valid for seven days, after which it will expire.
Totesport 2nd to the SP Fav
This promotion is exclusively for the Newcastle horse racings where if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP Favourites, Totesport will refund your stake as a free bet up to ₤10. You must take notice that five or more runners must start the race in order to be eligible for the promotion.
Totesport Best Odds Guaranteed
This one is another promotion for the horse racing fans on all UK and Irish horse races, up to about 15 minutes before a race runs. This offer implies that if you take an early price on your selection and if the SP returned is bigger, then Totesport will pay you at the bigger price. Remember that this offer doesn’t apply for Lucky 15s, 31s and 63s.
Totesport 5X The odds for one winner
- 3 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 15s
- 4 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 31s
- 5 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 63s
This means that you need to select just one winner on a Lucky 15/31/63 bet and Totesport will multiply the odds of that winner. All selections must run for the Bonus to apply and the offer is only for Horse, Greyhound, Virtual Horse and Virtual Greyhound bets.
Totesport – All Correct Bonuses
You can qualify for this offer if you pick an all correct luck 15/31/63, Yankee, Canadian or Heinz Bet. If so, Totesport will pay a 10/20/25% bonus on your total winnings. The offer is available on all Horse Racing and Greyhounds and the bonus will be paid if all selections are winners
Double Delight Hat-Trick Heaven
If your players score the first goal of the match, then goes on to score another, Totesport will double your first goalscorer price.
If your player scores the first goal of the match, then goes on to score a hat-trick within 90 minutes, Totesport will treble your first goalscorer price.
Double Delight Hat-Trick Heaven In-play
This promotion is similar with the previous one, but the difference is that you need to bet in-play on next goalscorer market.
Super League Double Delight & Hat-trick Heaven
The difference between this offer and the previous two is that this only applies to the rugby matches.
Totesport Website design and functionality
The Totesport website is functional and very easy to navigate, with a colour scheme of predominantly black and green which allows the main menu to stand out properly. It’s true that the look of the website is not a modern one, but that’s because they have been around for a while and they kept the tradition. It’s obvious that they are focusing on the horse racing, with that being the top menu on the left hand side. The Betting Highlights section is located below the Racing Highlights, and we think that the first section need to be more prominent. The good news is that both of these sections offer simple go-to links to different tabs. Another positive thing is that the promotions, help page and mobile use tabs are easy to find. By far the biggest advantage of the Totesport website is the ability to bet directly into the Totepools. Their biggest minus is that there is no facility to watch live horse racing at the moment. However, they do have radio commentaries for the horse races.
Totesport Odds and Markets
When it comes to the market coverage, you need to remember that Totesport was created by the UK government for the British public. That’s why the new customers will find the football and horse racing markets a bit more prominent than the others. However, they did well to improve over the past few years and they now have events from the most popular sports on the website. As we have said before, their main plus is the pools offering. They have seven types of Tote pools in the Totepool section, along with good explanations of how the format works.
When it comes to the odds value, Totesport’s odds are competitive compared to other bookies in several areas. Their profit margin is comparable with many of the top bookmakers in the UK. The interesting fact is that their overall profit margin is bigger than William Hill’s and Bet365’s.
Totesport In-play betting
Totesport have a decent amount of live betting events and options, but there is still room for improvement. The events available in the in-play area can be filtered by sport, or you can view them all at once. Overall, the in-play market offered by Totesport look decent considering the limited range of sports on the website. Regarding the live-streaming service, all of their live streams are done through their parent company of Betfred.
Totesport Mobile Betting
The Totesport mobile app looks very good at a first look and it’s very simple to use. It responds quickly to commands, although you need to click on some menus before you actually get to an event that you’re after. The Totesport app is freely downloadable for both iOS (iPad and iPhone devices) and Android devices. It can also be downloaded by texting ‘mobile’ to 89060 or heading to the Totesport website on your mobile device. For those who prefer to not download the Totesport app, the Totesport website can be accessed through an open browser from a tablet or a smartphone.
Totesport Customer Service
Totesport offer 24 hour customer support with contact available via free phone or email. On the main page, the link to customer service section is more than visible and the FAQ section is more than decent.
Totesport Contact details
- Email address: [email protected]
- Phone number in the UK: 0800 032 8188
- Phone number outside the UK: +44(0) 1925 907520
- Live Help available 24/7