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I was quite surprised by this bookie. Nice selection of bets and sometimes really high odds
  • FREE £25 Bet If you sign up for a sports book account with Totesport, they will match your first bet (at evens or above) with a free bet up to £25.
  • Site Navigation The site navigation is really very good with lime green tabs and titles on a dark grey background.
  • Double Delight If your player scores the first goal of the match, then goes on to score another, They'll DOUBLE your first goalscorer price!
  • Live Betting Interface This is weak point with lime green on a white background and very small text making it very tricky to read.

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Saturday 07. April 2018

I was quite surprised by this bookie. Nice selection of bets and sometimes really high odds
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£25 if your first bet is a loser.

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frequently asked questions

What odds types do you on offer on the site?

Totesport offer decimal, fractional and American odds formats

Are There Any Other Ways In Which I Can Bet apart from online?

If you find that online betting is not for you then you have the option to place your bets by Text. You can find out more about text betting on the website.

What is a straight forecast bet?

A forecast bet is one where you predict the first and second in a horse or greyhound race. Computer forecast dividends are declared after each race. They are based on starting prices and quoted to a £1 stake.

Straight forecast – A straight forecast (or SFC) is one bet involving two selections in the same race to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order.

For example:

1:20 Lingfield
1st Tommy’s Boy
2nd Fred’s Lad
A £1 SFC = 1 x £1 unit stake = Total £1.00

The first named selection (Tommy’s Boy) must be placed 1st, and the second named (Fred’s Lad) must be placed 2nd for this bet to win.

If successful you would receive 1 times the Computer Straight Forecast (CSF) dividend.

What is a Patent bet?

A Patent consists of seven bets involving three selections from different events:

3 singles
3 doubles
1 treble

At least one selection must win in order for you to get a return.
A £1 Patent has a total stake of £7

Each-Way Patent
An each-way Patent consists of 14 bets involving 3 selections from different events:

3 win singles
3 place singles
3 win doubles
3 place doubles
1 win treble
1 place treble

You need only one selection to win or place in order for you to get a return.
A £1 each-way Patent has a total stake of £14

What is a Lucky 15 bet?

A Lucky 15 consists of 15 bets involving 4 selections in different events:

4 singles
6 doubles
4 trebles
1 accumulator

You need only one winner to guarantee a return.
A £1 Lucky 15 has a total stake of £15

Each-Way Lucky 15
An each-way Lucky 15 consists of 30 bets involving 4 selections in different events:

4 win singles
4 place singles
6 win doubles
6 place doubles
4 win trebles
4 place trebles
1 win accumulator
1 place accumulator

You need only one win or place to guarantee a return. A £1 each-way Lucky 15 has a total stake of £30

How Will you use my personal information?

The information provided to operators will be treated in the strictest confidence in line with the 1998 Data Protection Act and company privacy policies. Information provided will not be used for any other purpose and will be treated in strictest confidence. We will be happy to provide further information on these policies if requested.

Can I Place A Totepool Win, Place Or Each-Way Bet via text message?

Yes, it’s just the same as placing a normal single bet except that winning bets will be paid at the appropriate tote dividend.

All you need to do is indicate in your text that you want the bet as a totewin, toteplace or toteeachway. For example, 10 tote win Hurricane Fly or
even 10 twin Total Recall. Similarly, 10 tote ew Total Recall.

How Do I Cancel A Bet?

It states in our rules that all bets are final once placed and customers are responsible for all bets placed. In the interest of customer service, however, if the team at Betfred are contacted well before the start of the event then they will make every effort to rectify any mistakes where possible. E-mail: [email protected]

What is the Independent Betting Adjudication Service?

Totesport is a member of I.B.A.S., an independent third party organisation, which offers adjudication for customers who have any unresolved disputes with a bookmaker.

I.B.A.S. Commitment
To guarantee impartiality and fairness to both parties.
To look at each case independently.
To adjudicate each case on its merits, taking into account bookmakers’ rules.
To manage a comprehensive, up-to-date register of bookmakers who as members, have declared an intention to abide by I.B.A.S. rulings on betting disputes.
To maintain a panel of experts (unconnected with the bookmaking industry) possessing the necessary experience and understanding to provide authoritative adjudication.
To give the appropriate amount of care and attention to all disputes.
To ensure confidentiality regarding all communications at all times during the adjudication process.

How does I.B.A.S. work?

Disputes are referred to the service via a standard I.B.A.S. adjudication form on which full details of the dispute should be provided. I.B.A.S. does not under any circumstances rule on disputes in person or over the telephone.

What is the procedure for ruling on a disputed bet?
Only when the Service Manager is completely satisfied that all other methods of resolving a dispute have been exhausted, will our panel of experts be instructed to offer their adjudication.

Customer calls the I.B.A.S. number +44 (0) 207 881 2690 available 24 hours a day – requesting an adjudication form.

Customer carefully completes the form with all relevant information/evidence. On receipt of the form, the Service Manager will, if he considers it appropriate, refer the dispute to the I.B.A.S. panel for adjudication. On completion of the panel’s adjudication, both parties will be informed in writing of the decision.

Is an I.B.A.S. ruling enforceable?
All bookmakers operating within I.B.A.S. are registered with the service and have declared an intention to abide by an I.B.A.S. ruling. Any bookmaker registered who fails to fulfil that commitment will be removed from the register.

How easy to the eye is the ToteSport website?

When reaching the main page of the Totesport site you will first of all be presented with a splash page that has all of the current offers including their £20 welcome offer.

It is very easy to navigate to any part of the site from here with a main menu at the top of the page and sports is the very first item in the menu.

The colour scheme of the site works very well with a black and dark grey interface that contains lime green sections for headings. All odds and other information is outlined in white or lime green text and this works very well.

There are three main sections to the sports page. The left menu holds three main sections: racing highlights, sports highlights and a full list of other sports to bet on. With Totsport being mainly racing focused, you will find lots of the content placement is about horse racing first.

The middle section of the page contains the live In-play interface and here you will find a set of tabs which allows you to easily reach the sport of your choice.

Totesport has a wide range of content on the site but far and away the best piece of content they have is a 64 page betting guide and you can get this by going to the sub menu under the main top menu. This menu is a lime green band across the page and just click on “Betting Guide” to download a full 64 page PDF with great information about betting on all sports.

Does ToteSport offer competitive odds or the best odds in a certain sport?

Totesport which at the time of writing is operated by the parent company of Betfred have a really solid offer when it comes to odds margin.

Their overall margin comes out at under the five percent mark, 4.7% to be exact which is very competitive in todays market.

For football punters they offer exceptional value with margins trading at 3% which is excellent for a sportsbook. US sports all trade at margins under 5% and the only market where they fall behind the competition is on Tennis where the margin is 6.6%.

How good is the market coverage and selection of bets on ToteSport?

Totesport is primarily a horse racing focused site as we mentioned before, but they do cover a whole range of sports with football being the other main focus of their offer.

Unlike other sites, they do not outline clearly the countries or leagues from which they accept bets so it makes the navigation on football a little bit difficult to find exactly what you are looking for.

We undertook this review on a Sunday to check the depth of markets, and we did find betting options on over 40 countries with some big European games having between 60 – 100 markets.

The one very interesting market on Totesport’s is the #PICKYOURPUNT section which is prices based on other customers requesting a price on a certain betting scenario. At the time of writing one premier league game between Manchester City and Swansea had 49 various betting options with odds ranging from 30/100 to 80/1

Lots of opportunities to bet on something just a little different.

How good is In Play betting on ToteSport?

The In-play interface takes the same colour scheme as the main site and the layout is very simple. Football is the main In-play sport and the way this is laid out makes a lot of sense.

You will always find the major UK games listed at the very top with Premier League followed by any English cup games followed by the major Scottish football. After this it is the major European leagues from Spain, Italy, Germany and France.

After these main leagues you will find all other leagues from world-wide.

The interface is clean and simple, the only slight negative is the size of the text in each section. A couple of nice small touches are that any games that are on live TV are shown with the relevant channel icon next to the match title, this makes it easy to see which games you can enjoy on TV.

Also to the right of the live interface you have links to live commentaries which adds another nice piece of quality content for the user.

What selection of bonuses and re-occurring promotions does ToteSport have?

Totesport have a very wide range of bonuses and promotions, and as you would expect they are heavily focused on horse racing which has always been their core sport. As well as racing they offer a some great promos on football and rugby.


Neck or Less – Back a horse in any race from a selected meeting and should it lose by a neck or less, they will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10.

Extra Places – Each day, customers will be able to take advantage of enhanced place terms ond odds offers. Many races are enhanced from 3 places to 4 and from 4 places to 5.

5 x Odds – Applies to Horse, Greyhound, Virtual Horse and Virtual Greyhound bets only. If you have just a single winner in your combo bet then you will get an odds boost.

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

Totesport also offer Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing.


Double Delight Hat-trick Heaven – If your player scores the first goal of the match, then goes on to score another, they’ll 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, they’ll TREBLE your first goalscorer price!


Rugby Union Double Delight – If your player scores the first try of the match and then goes on to score another, we will double your first try scorer price.

How easy is it to deposit and withdraw funds with an ToteSport account?

The various types of deposit method available on Totesport include the main debit and credit cards such as VISA, Mastercard, Maestro and VISA Electron as well as the top 3 e-wallets (Paypal, Netteller and Skrill) as well as the paysafecard pre paid card.

How friendly and fast is the ToteSport customer service and live chat service?

The live chat operator was friendly enough and we were directed to another part of te site to get our question answered as we were asking about a “Requestabet” type offer.

8. Can you trust ToteSport?

Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited trading as Betfred & Totesport, registered in Gibraltar, registered in Gibraltar. Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission – Licence number 000-039544-R-319290-002 for customers in Great Britain, and licensed by the Gibraltar Government and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner (RGL no. 036 & 038) for all other customers.

The registered office of Petfre (Gibraltar) Ltd is at 5/2 Waterport Place, Gibraltar, with registered company number 99314.

About Totesport

General Information


The Tote has been synonymous with racing since it was established and founded by Winston Churchill way back in 1927 as a horse racing pool betting provider. Pool betting is still as strong today as it was then and offered race-goers the chance to bet legally (rather than going to illegal black market bookmakers) on horse racing whilst contributing profits that would be reinvested into the sport of kings.

The Tote became most famous for its racecourse operations but expanded to offer betting in shops, on the telephone, on the internet and via mobile.

If you sign up for a sports book account with Totesport, they will match your first bet (at evens or above) with a free bet up to £25.

The website brings together the best of tote and sports betting in one place and you can see a lot of investment has gone into making the site as user freindly as possible for punters.

The totesport website is still very much racing centric and offers punters some fabulous incentives. As an example they pay out 5 x the price for a single winner on Heinz or Lucky 63 bets and even pay out 3 x the price on Lucky 15’a when the industry standard is double.

We like teh colour scheme of the site with lime green navigation over a black or iron grey background colour. It seems a non important thing but it makes navigating around the site very intuitive.

For soccer punters their “Double Delight” promotion is a real winner. Read more about it in our full Totesport bonus review.

Deposit & Withdrawals

The deposit options at Totesport include VISA, Mastercard and paysafecard. They also provide deposit options with the three main e wallets which are Paypal, Neteller and Skrill.

These options are also available for withdrawal of funds.

Customer Service

Live Chat: Available

Email: [email protected]

Phone: Inside the UK: 0800 032 8188 and Outside the UK: +44(0) 1925 907520

Post: Customer Service Department, The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK

License Information

You can check out the Totesport gambling license here/a>

Totesport betting experience

Odds format & betting margin

Totesport offer both fractional and decimal odds on their site, as well as the American version. To learn more about odds formats you can check out our online betting guide.

Betting limits

The maximum winnings payable to any Player for a single days betting on any single or combination of bets is a maximum of £1,000,000 depending on which sport you are betting on.

Horse Racing – £1,000,000 – where all selections are for horse racing in the U.K. or Ireland, and covered by a full service (betting shows, offs, and results broadcast by S.I.S. and displayed on the totesport website).

Football – £1,000,000 – For all main European Leagues (English Premiership, Championship, League 1 and League 2, Scottish Premier League, Champions League, La Liga Primera, Serie A, Bundesliga 1 and Le Championnat Premiere), FA Cup, English League Cup and International Matches and Competitions.

Greyhound Racing – £250,000 for any BAGS/BEGS meeting covered in full (betting shows, offs and results broadcast by S.I.S. and displayed on the Totesport website) or by Sky Sports.

For all other betting limits on specific sports you can check the Totesport terms and conditions on their website.

Types of bets

Totesport provide all the standard types of bets such as combination and system bets, as well as live in-play betting, and of course a full range of tote bets and pool bets.

Sport coverage

Totesport currently have 31 different sports that you can place bets and wagers on

In-play experience

The Totesport live offer includes in-play, fast markets and various types of handicap bets but whereas their sports betting interface is really well laid out, the same cannot be said for the live betting interface with lime green on a white background and very small text making it very tricky to read.

Live streaming

Totesport does not currently supply live streaming of events.

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General Information:

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Founded: 2011

Supported platforms: apple windows android

Products: Sportsbook, Tote Pools, In Play, Lotto and Games


Customer service:

Customer service hours: 24 hours per day

Telephone number: +44 0800 032 8188 +44 01925 907520

Live Chat: Available

Address: Customer Service Department, The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK