Date reviewed: Wednesday 28th of November 201

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Totesport Review

Back in 1928 an act of Parliament allowed the creation of Tote Bookmaker, offering Pools betting on Horse Racing. This special permission was granted to The Tote (now Totesport) on the basis that, profits would be used for purposes conducive to the improvement of horse breeding and racing. It has now grown to become the UK’s forth largest bookmaker with over 500 high street shops. Totesport shops can be located at 60 UK race courses. In June 2011bookmaker Betfred had completed a takeover of the company, its website and shops.

Totesport has a nice looking site that is uncomplicated and easy to navigate. Its branded green colouring is carried throughout the site. The home page is regularly focused towards horse racing, keeping customers up to date with the action. With a huge selection of bets available and the knowledge that the UK government is watching over all their practices, Totesport is a safe bet. A great place to start out for newbies, who are looking to open an online account with a trustworthy bookmaker.

Totesport betting    Totesport placepot
Totesport betting screen and placepot format

Features - 8/10

Totesport can be mistaken by many as being the ‘horse racing’ bookie as is their dominance at UK race courses. However they offer a huge selection of bets on a variety of UK and US sports, including some not so familiar sports such as Darts and Bowls. The usual selection of specials, such as political and TV Show bets can be found on the site as well. The big draw at Totesport is the Totepools on the horse racing, with Trifecta, placepot, quadpot, jackpot and scoop 6 being some of the favourites. These can be a little tricky to get your head round if your new to betting, but if your willing to learn they can be a lot of fun.

Live information is provided online for the totepools, which are updated in real time. Also available is Tote Radio, which provides live commentary from all the races throughout the day. If your willing to stake £5 on your first bet, you can get live video feed from UK tracks to your pc through your media player software. However you want to keep up to date there are plenty of other options on the site for you.

Promos/Odds - 8/10

When opening a new account with Totesport, customers can benefit from a free bet worth £10, when you deposit just £5. This is subject to terms, but is still one of the best bonuses offered by a sports book.

Totesport offer competitive odds on most of their UK sports bets. However the big draw is their Totepools, which offers punters something more rewarding on horse racing bets. Especially when they offer 10 per cent off pools bets or double odds from time to time.

Transactions - 8/10

All major debit/credit cards accepted as well as money transfer services, with a minimum deposit of £10. You will need a UK bank account if depositing by Visa or Mastercard, this is a requirement of Totesport. Withdrawals are usually quick and painless, with clear instructions on how to do it. Usually taking 3/5 days to be deposited back onto a UK debit/credit card, see Totesport F.A.Q. for details.

The technology used by Totesport to handle all their financial transactions is to the specifications of NatWest Bank. Using sophisticated encryption technology to protect details provided by their customers.

Customer Service - 7/10

Pretty much all customer service enquiries are handled by email at Totesport, so it has to be good. We sent a number of enquiries to Totesport customer care at various times and they  were all responded to within 30 minutes, which is really quick. Replies are clear, although sometimes lack all the information you might be after. There is a customer support telephone number, however it is not advertised on the site and they don’t encourage you to use it, preferring customers use email or refer to frequently asked questions section.

Tel Support (UK): 0800 666 100 (Free phone)
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