Totesport Review



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Totesport is the former UK state bookmaker, once owned by the British Govenment. In 2011 Totesport, including its online operation and betting shops, was sold to Betfred after a long and tense bidding war.

Totesport is the original home of Totepool betting, where money staked is shared between the winners, rather than paid out at fixed odds. This often results in a better payout than traditional bookies and the Totepool payout was greater than the starting price (SP) for 38 out of the 40 runners in the 2011 Grand National.

As well as the sportsbook and Totepool betting, Totesport offer an online casino and bingo room.

Totesport Welcome Bonus

Place your first real money bet at odds of evens or more* and you'll receive a free bet for the same amount. The maximum bonus you can receive for the welcome offer is £25 and the free bet will be added to your account immediately after your qualifying bet has been placed.

* For the purposes of this offer, the first real money bet can be a win single, each way or multiple bet provided that the combined odds are over the minimum (evens).

Site Features

  • Live Streaming: Totesport do not offer live streams of horse racing, however live commentary is available on all UK horse races as well as the top football matches via Totesport Radio - perfect for a sneaky flutter whilst the boss isn't watching.
  • Mobile Betting: The mobile service from Totesport offer both fixed odds and Totepool betting, as well as course information and stats.

Editor review

Totesport 2013-01-15 18:33:40 Editor
Reviewed by Editor    January 15, 2013

Totesport Review

ToteSport is another site that has gone under the knife recently and had a much needed facelift. As one of the oldest bookmakers in the world, it’s always impressive to see companies like ToteSport still look to keep improving and making a better experience for its bettors. Users of the previous issue of their sportsbook would probably agree to say that it lacked a little ‘class’, but the current design changes all that.

Gone is the dated and clunky navigation system that was in place, with its replacement being a beautifully crafted landing page where you can then navigate your way onto which ever sport you want to bet on. Once greeted on your sport of choice you will see the design is very simple, clean and slick, with a lot of white background, which is unusual for many modern day bookmakers. However, ToteSport claim that the design optimises the loading times of the page without sacrificing any qualify; of which we would have to agree.

The horse racing section of ToteSport is probably the best in the world! A bold statement, we know, but it really is simply superb. If we start with market coverage alone then it’s just brilliant. Races are covered up and down the UK and Ireland, but to accompany these are races from around the world including parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. If you are looking to bet on racing around the clock, then this is just ideal.

Probably the standout feature is the depth of their horse racing section. You can find racing promotions, betting guides, radio commentaries of all races in the UK and Ireland, racing facts, expert tips (free), jockey form, trainer form, horse trends, breeding stats, racecourse stats and results….to name but a few! In fact, the site comes with so much racing depth that even if you didn’t gamble on racing but were a keen fan then you could use ToteSport as more of a resource than a betting site.

The in-depth racing section does come with a sacrifice, and that sacrifice is the lack of other sports. There are 19 or so on offer, which isn’t the biggest number itself, but it’s the fact that a lot of the markets aren’t all that well covered. That being said the major ones are all there such as your football, golf, cricket, rugby and tennis, all of which have a decent coverage. Its main plug is for horse racing though, and it covers this like very few bookmakers we have come across.


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