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.
The welcome bonus at Totesport is one of the most generous out there. You can receive £35 in Totesport free bets in the shape of a £25 sportsbook bet and £10 cashback on the Totepool. To qualify for the £25 free bet you must place a between of £25 at odds of 2.0 or greater. Your free bet is then valid for 7 days.
You will also receive £10 cashback on you first Totepool bet making it risk free. You must place the £10 on a range of the games which include Scoop6, Jackpot, Placepot, Quadpot, Exacta, Trifecta, Win, Place, and Swinger.
There is a great range of other sportsbook promotions at Totesport and at time of writing there are 8 in total. These include extra horse places on selected races, best odds guaranteed and some great bonuses on your Lucky 15s as well as other horse multiples.
At Totesport the options do not end at the Sportsbook. This is because they have an extensive Casino which includes slots, roulette, blackjack and more. There is a very simple offer available to new customers in the shape of a £5 cash back offer you lost £5 on your first day of play. There are no wagering requirements on this offer. And it is paid out as cash meaning your initial bet is fully risk free. Another great Totesport Free Bet.
Totesports’ Totepool Cashback Club is perfect for horse racing punters, with it also not being an exclusive club like other bookmakers and their VIP Clubs. Anybody can play, with the only requirement being that you have to place at least £20 worth of bets over the course of a week, with there being no restrictions on the locations of the races, either. Put simply, if you stake £50 of bets on Totesports’ Totepool over the course of a week, you will receive £5 cashback the following Monday. Qualifying Totepool bets are: Toteexacta, Totetrifecta, Toteswinger, Totejackpot, Toteplacepot, Totequadpot and Totescoop6.
Totesport also give players the chance to try their hand at their games section, which features a number of classic slots and casino games all in one place. Featuring old favourites such as Roulette and Blackjack, as well as slots such as Cleopatra and Da Vinci Diamonds. There is a Totesport new customer offer that is exclusive to their games section, with new players being able to earn £5 cashback if you make a loss on your first day’s play. To be eligible for the promotion, players must deposit and play with a minimum of £5 and play at least five spins/hands on any one of the Totesport games. The £5 cashback will only be awarded if the new customer has a first day loss of £5, anything less will not be refunded with a cashback. Regardless of how much greater any potential losses are than £5, the cashback amount will not be altered. Players will be allowed to use the cashback as they please, with there being no wagering requirements on the refunded amount.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.