Totesport.com or just the ‘Tote' as it is affectionately known, offers traditional fixed odds and pooled style betting. The Tote was originally set up as a company by Act of Parliament in 1928 with the mandate to re-investing profits back into the sport of horse racing.
So what are the major differences between betting with Tote or betting with a traditional bookmakers? Quite simply the tote is a big pool of cash from all the bets taken on a specific race, the winners are then paid out from this pool of cash. This can sometimes get much higher payout's from Tote pools than you'd get from a traditional bookmakers, especially if you're backing outsiders. On the downside you can also get less money if you're backing heavy fancied favorites.
Free £60 Bet From Tote
- Stake £10 or more on an event of your choice and Tote will credit your account with your first free bet of equal value up to a maximum of £20
- Place 5 further bets (minimum stake £10) and Tote will give you a second free bet to the value of your lowest stake (up to £20)
- Place 5 further bets (minimum stake £10) and Tote will give you a third free bet to the value of your lowest stake (up to £20)
- You can check out the full terms and conditions at Totesport online. This is a time limit offer so check before you sign up
Today the Tote is still funding much of Britain's racing, by choosing to bet with totesport you are helping to support British racing. Over the past 3 years, Tote have put an average of £20 million per year back into horse racing. If you care about horse racing (and you should!) you couldn't find a better bookmaker to have a flutter with.
The Tote is famous for it's speciality bets which can have massive jackpots, a ‘Totetrifecta' is where you try to predict the 1st, 2nd and 3rd horse in a race in the correct order. Even a small stake on a bet like this can lead to a big windfall. There's also the Tote Scoop6 which is the main totepool bet each Saturday, just pick the winner in each of the selected races to bag the Scoop6 jackpot, the Minimum bet is £2 and the prize fund can reach over £4 million!