Totepool review

Totepool betting

Best known for its association with horse racing, the tote has also kept pace with the broader interests of the UK betting public. Totepool, the tote's online sports betting site, offers all of the tote's popular pool-based bets plus a full range of other fixed odds sports markets and special offers. Features include:

- Chances to win big with small stakes via totescoop6 & the daily totejackpot;
- Unique bets that can be won without having backed a winner;
- Horse racing form guides, results and prices with live totepool information.
- Regular and in-play betting on other UK and international sports.

Read our Totepool betting review for more information on totepool bets and other markets from the tote's online sportsbook - plus how to qualify for and get a free bet worth up to £25. Totepool members can also play casino, bingo and other instant games online.

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Overall rating for Totepool : 8/10

Look and feel: 8/10
Range of sports betting & features: 10/10
Customer support: 8/10
Welcome offer: 8/10

Totepool free bet offer

Open a new online betting account with Totepool to benefit from their welcome offer, which is currently a free bet of up to £25. Totepool's free bet is delivered via a single stage, subject to certain conditions (eg regarding the timing and odds applying to your deposit, initial bet and the free bet) for you to successfully qualify for Totepool's offer. See below for more details.

Qualifying for Totepool's free bet: First time customers should open a new betting account online via one of our links (required to access the offer page). On the same day as registering your new account, place an initial qualifying bet (see below) of at least £5. As soon as you have placed your qualifying bet, Totepool will credit your account automatically with a free bet credit to the same value, up to a maximum free bet of £25.

To use your free bet: Totepool's free bet has to be used within seven days of placing your qualifying bet, otherwise it will be removed. The bet must be placed in a single transaction with the same odds conditions that applied to the qualifying bet (see below). The option to use your free bet, once awarded, can be accessed via the drop down menu in your online betting slip. The value of Totepool's free bet stake is not included in any winnings / returns.

Qualifying bets: both the initial qualifying bet and the free bet must be placed at odds of evens (2.0) or higher. Single, each way and multiple bets can all qualify provided that all win and place elements are at odds of evens / 2.0 or more. Neither totepool bets, numbers bets nor void bets count as qualifying bets. Please review the full terms on Totepool's site. They can be viewed via the "terms and conditions" link on the free bet page (in small text, underneath the "steps" graphics).

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Totepool betting - pool bets & fixed odds

Totepool offers an unparalled range of options for betting on horse racing, covering both UK and US horse races, covering both pool and fixed odds betting.

The UK-based sportsbook is the online home of the Totepool - Tote's special range of pool-based bets, which offer chances to win big prizes in return for relatively small stakes. Totepool bets can be selected either from within the totepool section of the left hand menu or from race cards via the horse racing menu category.

Alternatively, customers can place fixed odds bets on horse races, with a choice of early / board or starting prices. Despite the astounding depth of horse racing markets and bets, Totepool is far from a one trick pony. Online sportsbook customers are also able to place bets on many other sports and specials markets:

Totepool Horse racing US horse racing
Football American football Athletics
Baseball Boxing Cricket
Darts Golf Greyhounds
Motor sports Rugby League Rugby Union
Snooker Specials Tennis

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Betting markets can be viewed with a choice of fractional or decimal odds using the Preferences button at the bottom of Totepool's left hand menu. For an explanation of the formats, see our guide to betting odds.

Totepool information / resources

As you'd expect from a horse racing betting specialist, Totepool offers a comprehensive racing form guide and results service, accessed via the Information section of the left hand menu. The form and statistics guide (which opens in a new window / tab) includes race cards, race overviews, ratings, horse form, jockey form, trainer form, results and a search facility. Separate tabs provide information on the current day's events, the next five days and details of non-runners.

Totepool live information is a Java-based site offering up to date information on pool-based betting for the current and upcoming days. This comprehensive service features race cards, results and pool values and prizes, including for totescoop6, totewin, toteswinger, toteexacta, toteplacepot and totequadpot bets.

The Totepool football statistics link provides ready access to wealth of data on UK and international football, covering both historical data from seasons past to statistical previews of future matches. Features include league tables, fixtures, results, top scorers and club stats. There's also an interactive tool for generating selected data sets on demand.

Totepool's audio centre features an online radio station that provides news, previews, reports, live score updates and commentaries spanning horse racing, greyhounds and football.

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Placing bets with Totepool

As selections are made (typically by checking boxes in a coupon and clicking on "bet now"), they're added to Totepool's bet slip, which is located towards the top right of the page. The bet slip then automatically displays available bet types for the given selections. These may include single win bets (eg to win, lose, draw, etc), each way bets (for the selection to be placed) or multiple bets (eg trebles, patents, etc). For help with betting definitions, see our betting glossary. Depending upon the bet type and when logged in to the sportsbook, potential returns are displayed in the bet slip as stakes are entered.

Totepool payment methods

Deposits can be made via the Cashier tab when logged in. Totesport accepts deposits by Maestro, Delta, MasterCard and Visa payment cards, usually subject to a £10 minimum.

Site layout and design

The sportsbook design is themed around white, green, black and grey. Text is generally easy to read and site navigation is pleasantly straightforward.

Totepool betting help

Totepool's online betting site includes a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs), which seek to address the most common questions or issues experienced by sportsbook clients. In addition, the customer care team can be contacted by regular email. Other resources include detailed betting rules plus terms and conditions.

Totepool information

The tote is part of Betfred, which acquired the tote from public ownership in 2011 under an exclusive seven year government licence to operate pool betting at UK racecourses, betting shops and online. Totesport is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission (licence number 003062) and the tote is headquartered in Wigan. The freephone support number for UK betting clients is 0800 666 100.

Gamble online with Totepool

Once registered with Totepool's sportsbook, UK clients can transfer funds from their betting account to play casino games online with a choice of instant play or downloaded casino games.

Totepool bettingGet a £25 free bet with Totepool

Ready to register online and claim a £25 free bet from Totepool? Our link gives you direct access to this free bet offer for new UK customers. Having registered, fund your account and place your qualifying bet to receive up a free bet worth up to £25. The free bet is credited automatically, with no need to claim. Account holders can also transfer funds to play at Totepool Casino. Alternatively, to see more online betting or gambling sites, click one of our UK gambling directory links below.

Totepool betting

Horse racing betting and more

Place pool-based or fixed odds bets on UK and international horse racing - or bet on other sports with Totepool.


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