The Tote is a pool betting site which offers a number of different pool bets such as Placepot, Quadpot, Jackpot, Exacta, Trifecta, Swinger, Quinella and more.
It’s not your standard bookie as you won’t find any fixed odds markets or options to bet on sports other than horse racing but they do have a handful of betting offers for those who place pool bets.
If you’re interested in placing pool bets then the Tote is a great choice and new customers are offered a £10 risk-free bet when joining.
Simply register a new account with Tote, place a sports pools bet and if it loses, you’ll receive a refund as cash up to a maximum of £10.
UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. Full T&Cs apply. BeGambleaware.org
As mentioned, Tote is a pool betting site and so you won’t find betting offers such as those found at standard bookmakers such as free bets, price boosts and extra places. However, the do have a couple of good pool bet offers for horse racing.
The first is Tote Placepot Insurance. Placepot bets require you to pick a horse in the first six races of an eligible meeting and if all of them place, you’ll win a share of the pool. With Placepot Insurance, should your horse in the first race of the meeting fail to place, resulting in your bet losing, you’ll receive a cash refund up to £10.
Another good offer from Tote.co.uk is the Tote Guarantee. As Tote pool bets work in a different way to fixed-odds bets, you don’t know your returns until your bet has settled and if there are several winners, you could end up with returns which are lower than if you had placed the bet at the fixed odds. This is where the Tote Guarantee comes in as they will pay out on whichever is higher – The Tote Starting Price or the Price based on your returns from the pool bet.
For example, if your horse wins which has a SP of 6.50 but your returns from the pool bet are only £5.80, Tote will settle your bet at the SP and pay you £65 as it is the bigger of the two.
Be sure to regularly check the promotions page of the Tote website for the latest Tote betting offers.