The Totesport Review

Ed StormStarred Page By Ed Storm, 27th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A comprehensive review of the online sportsbook of UK bookmaker Totesport.

Totesport at a glance

The well known UK sportsbook Totesport has gone through some changes recently. Whether those changes have affected the online betting site is not yet evident. The company's new owner is also a well known book maker around the UK. BetFred acquired Totesport (the Tote) in July of 2011.

Totesport offers pool betting which is very popular with punters across the UK. As a matter of fact the Tote Pool was started by Totesport in 1961. You can now bet in the tote pool in roughly 7,000 betting shops across the UK although most of them are not directly associated with Totesport.

Totesport in detail

This company was founded in 1928 and was recently sold, although the sale does not seem to have effected the way the online site operates but there may be some changes down the road. This is a trusted company which was, up until the sale to Betfred, run by the UK government and which has been a part of the UK sportsbook scene for a long time. There are 514 betting shops around the UK that Totesport owns.

Totesport puts the UK sports first with a smaller range of opportunities for American sporting events. This is the only bookmaker in the UK that offers access to pool betting for horse racing. It also offers access to global car racing.

The pool betting ability really makes Totesport stand out from other online betting entities. Pool betting gives the bettor a greater chance to see some winnings. The sportsbetting markets are aimed squarely at the UK market which is a nice touch and allows punters access to the games that they want to see the most.

Totesport online betting

The minimum deposit for the Totesport online sportsbook is 10 pounds or equivalent. The site accepts many different options for deposits and withdrawals so it is user friendly. The only language that is available on the site is English so that may be a prohibitive factor for some folks.

Totesport's landing page offers immediate access to the betting portal which is nice. There are up to the minute sports stats that are available as well as some novel articles and advice.

The online betting that is available is complimentary to the high street betting that is done around the UK. There are bonuses available for opening a new online account but at £5 - £10 the free bet bonuses are small when compared to other online bookmakers .If you are looking for a place that is offering free money to gamble with as a sign on bonus Totesport is not that place.


Totesport has held its own and through all the years it is the ONLY sportsbook that is licensed in pool betting so it is the only place online that accepts these types of bets. It is an easy to use site that offers action across the board in UK sporting events.

There are occasional political bets and royal family bets but this is the place for UK sporting event betting!

Totesport Details

Address: Customer Service Department, The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK
Tel: 0800 666 100


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author avatar Ed Storm
Hi my name is Ed and I primarily write sports and sports betting articles as well as the occasional article on other gambling niches.

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