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Betting Review & Available Markets
Totesport is heavily focused on its core horseracing and football betting markets, but beyond that the site does offer a wide range of other sports to bet on.
This includes a number of very popular sports such as golf, tennis, cricket, rugby and American sports, as well as some lesser popular sports in the UK such as Gaelic football, hurling, baseball and Winter sports. You can also bet on a number of non-sports markets including TV Shows/Specials and Politics and there is also an improving esports betting section too.
What you will find however is that for the majority of fixtures, especially for some of the bigger sporting events, Totesport doesn’t offer quite so many markets as some other bookmakers and for the lesser popular events, the site only offers a relatively small number of core bets on these events.
There are two exceptions to that rule and that is horseracing and football betting which are extensively covered on the site as we shall discover.
Totesport Football Betting
Football is the second most popular sport to bet on with Totesport and the options available in terms of the fixtures covered from all around the world are generally very good.
You can access the football from the top of the Betting Highlights section o the site, with popular bets such as on Today’s Football or on the Double Delight Hat Trick Heaven promotion, listed at the top of the section for easier access.
Clicking on the More Bets option next to a fixture brings up the full list of bets available for that game in a list format and you simply scroll down the list to find the betting market you are interested in placing a bet on.
This does require a lot of scrolling however as the different markets do not shrink down as on other sites and as such, it can be time consuming to scroll down a very long list of bets for the more popular games.
- Double Delight Hat Trick Heaven – Place a bet on a player to score the first goal in the game and if they do that and score another you will receive double the odds back. Alternatively, if your selection scores the first goal and scores a hat-trick in the game, you will receive treble the stated odds.
Totesport Horse Racing Betting
Horseracing is Totesport’s bread and butter betting service and the company do prioritise horseracing betting over other sports.
The Racing Highlights section is right at the top of the main page and you can click on all the days meetings as well as other major forthcoming horseracing events and betting markets direct from here.
Clicking on a meeting will bring up a full list of races at the meeting with more details available for the next race on each of the runners and riders. You can place a simple Single bet from here, either backing the winner or each way as well as backing the first or second favourite to win the race at their respective starting price.
The site also offers extensive Ante-Post betting, as well as a number of special bets both for Daily Races and also for races taking place throughout the year.
Horse Racing Promotions
- Best Odds Guaranteed – Back a horse with an early price and if the SP is bigger, Totesport will pay you out at the bigger price.
- Super Bonus Races – Pick an all correct Lucky 15/31/63 Yankee, Canadian or Heinz using the six chosen Super Bonus Races at Totesport and they will pay you a 15%, 50% or 100% bonus on your total winnings.
- All Correct Bonus – Pick an all correct Lucky 15/31/63 Yankee, Canadian or Heinz from any races on Totesport and receive a 10%, 20% or 25% bonus on your total winnings.
- 5X The Odds For One Winner – Back just one winner on a Lucky 15/31/63 Yankee, Canadian or Heinz and you’ll receive 3x the odds for that winner on a Lucky 15, 4x the odds on a Lucky 31 and 5x the odds on a Lucky 63.
- Daily Specials – Totesport also run a number of daily special bets including a Free Bet if your selection finishes second on a named race each day.
- Big Race Meeting Specials – Totesport also offer a number of promotions for specific meetings, such as their Non Runner No Bet offer for the 2017 Cheltenham Festival.
Totesport does not offer a live streaming service for free for its customers, it does offer coverage from all 31 racecourses in the UK for punters that have placed a bet of at least £1 on the race in question. If you do, then you can watch a live stream of the race using the Watch Live service from just a few minutes before the race begins until its conclusion.
Totesport Mobile App
If you want to bet via your mobile with Totesport then doing so is straightforward thanks to the site offering two different ways to bet. For convenience, you can use a Text Betting service which allows you to text the number 60021 to place a bet by sending your bet as a message.
You need to register for this service by texting your username to 60021. The Text Betting service is available in the UK only and you have to stake your bet in the following format STAKE, BET TYPE and SELECTION, for the text software to recognise the bet.
Alternatively, if you want to use a downloadable app to bet with from your mobile then there is a downloadable app for Apple iPad and iPhone available in the App Store or the Totesport Website, while Android users can visit the Totesport Mobile site at Totesport.com from their mobile handset.
What’s good about the Totesport app?
Totesport offers users two ways to bet via mobile, Text Betting and through its app/website. Text Betting is quick and easy once registered and is great for uncomplicated bets.
The app works well and is nice and smooth and access to the Racing Post Data for horse racing bets and the Quickbet service, which allows for quicker betting when placing single bets, also speeds up the process considerably. There’s a good range of bets available too and the software is reliable and works well on both smartphone and tablet devices.
What’s not so great about the Totesport app?
The Totesport app or site is well designed, although in testing I found the app to be a slightly more stable environment in which to bet than using the mobile site, and it also worked more speedily, although that may be down to the differences between Apple and Android devices.
The choice of markets for each fixture is smaller than some sites and the fact they display all the markets as a long list, rather than a shortlist you can select to display options means a lot of scrolling is needed.
If you have an issue with your Totesport account, or any other aspect of the sports betting site, then the first place to head is the Help section.
The link to this is located in the top right hand corner of the screen above the Log In and Sign Up buttons.
Clicking on this loads up the Help terminal. From here you can click on the different sections on the left hand side of the screen to bring up sections on different aspects of the family of Totesport sites.
Alternatively, you can search for a related term in the Search Box on the right hand side of the screen to see if there is an article or other information about your issue.
If you cannot resolve your issue here and need to contact customer support at Totesport then click on the Contact Us tab from the Help terminal and this bring up a list of different ways you can contact the site.
Live Help – When you click on this button, on the far right hand side of the screen is a Live Help tab. Click on this and you will open up the Live Help window which will connect you to a member of the Customer Services team after you have entered your name, email address and the initial question you want to talk to a representative about.
Email – You can send an email to email@example.com with your issue and Totesport will get back to you as quickly as possible with a response.
Telephone – From within the UK you can call Totesport on 0800 032 8188. If you are based outside the UK then the number is +44 1925 907520
Post – If you prefer the traditional method to communicate with Totesport then you can send a letter to them at Customer Service Department, The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, UK.
Totesport Restricted Countries
At the moment you cannot become a customer at Totesport if you are residing in one of the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
Totesport Bonus Review
When you sign up with Totesport, then you have the chance to earn a £25 Free Bet as a brand new customer and the great news is that redeeming this offer is extremely easy and means you cannot lose with your first bet on the site.
To activate the offer, you need to join Totesport using the step-by-step process outlined below. The offer is only available to new customers of the site and if you don’t use the offer within seven days of receipt the bonus funds will expire.
Here’s how to claim your £25 Risk Free Bet at Totesport:
- Load the Totesport website and click on the orange Sign Up button in the top right hand corner of the page.
- The registration screen will load up. All you need to do here is complete all the sections on the form. The form is split into two sections, your Personal Details in the first and your Account Details in the second.
- Click on the orange Create My Account button.
- Once you have the email confirmation that your account has been created, load the site back up and log in with your new details and head on over to the Account section to make a deposit.
- Once your deposit is made, place your first bet on any sporting market of up to £25.
- Sit back and await the result. If your bet wins, you win and get back your stake plus your winnings. However, if your bet loses, then Totesport will credit your account with a free bet to the same value as your first bet (up to a maximum of £25).
- You then have seven days to use these free bet funds before they expire on another sports bet.
Positive Points – Totesport is an excellent sports betting service if you are predominantly into your horseracing betting. For this sport, the company offers one of the best services available on any sites in the UK.
The range of bets available for horseracing is excellent, particularly in the UK markets and there is a decent selection of other sports available to bet on. There are a number of fine promotions available on the site, particularly for horseracing fans to enjoy and the mobile app and website are both quick and easy to use.
What Needs to be Improved? – While Totesport may offer a top class horseracing betting service, its coverage of other sports isn’t anywhere near as strong or as in depth. There are very few promotions for other sports on the site, the odds offered tend not to be quite as competitive as other sites and the number of markets on a given sporting event tend to be fewer than what their competitive offer.
Their introductory offer for new customers also is advertised as a free bet, when in fact it is only a free bet, if you don’t win your first bet, if you do, you don’t receive the offer.
Totesport Rating: 3/5