Totesport Review

Totesport offer a decent range of sports but there is a distinct UK focus and, as you would expect given their origins, they are particularly strong when it comes to horse racing. In fact, they are perhaps most famous for the Totepool betting, a sort of lottery/prediction game with huge payouts available. The Jackpot and Scoop6 bets often roll over, creating lottery-esque prizes for the winners, with the record being around £3m.

As well as sports betting they also offer casino games through their 'games' tab, but their bingo and poker rooms have been closed.

Totesport Sports - £25 Free Bet

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The welcome bonus at Totesport is for a cheeky £25 free bet. Just sign up and bet as normal and if your first bet doesn't win, you'll get a free bet worth up to £25 to help soften the blow.

Since their takeover by Betfred we've seen an increase in the general number of sports betting promotions and you'll often find some kind of offer for major events. But where the Tote really comes into its own is racing - with some of the best horse racing offers in the business. Of particular interest is their Lucky 15/31/63 enhancements which will pay out at up to 5x the regular odds for one winner.

About Totesport

Tote began way back in 1928 in the UK and was created by an Act of Parliament, giving it its own unique little bit of history. Originally the Horserace Totalisator Board it was designed to offer on-course betting with profits going back into the sport of racing itself.

The company remained government-owned until a long-touted privatisation finally saw Betfred buy Tote in 2011 with full integration taking another couple of years. Headquarters are now Betfred’s home in Birchwood, Warrington and customer service is also shared, meaning the same high level of service you receive at Betfred.

Unlike their parent company though, Totesport remain licensed and regulated in the UK by the UK Gambling Commission. Whilst the size and history of the company is enough assurance for most people the UK regulation is a little extra comfort and Tote are undoubtedly a name and brand that can be trusted 100%.

In addition they also offer dedicated casino and games platforms as well as a reasonable mobile offering. One unusual feature is their “Fantasy” section – fantasy football for horse racing basically – with a guaranteed minimum prize of £250,000. More life-changing cash sums from the kind people at Totesport.

Overall Tote are a solid but unspectacular gaming company who probably need to invest a little more in their technology and website in order to rank among the best. However, the Totepool betting is a major plus and racing fans will certainly like what they see here.