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Totesport New Customer Offers 2018, April 2018
Any specific offers or promo codes for the Bellew vs Haye 2 boxing rematch will be detailed here before the fight.
Totesport new customer offer: New customers only. 18+. Stake £10 on any Sportsbook market for the first time, at odds of evens (2.0) or greater and get a £10 Free Bet within 24 hours of settlement, 7 day expiry. Stake £10 on any Totepool bet for the first time, and receive £10 back in cash within 24 hours of settlement. Full T&Cs Apply.
New customers only, 18+, T&Cs apply to all offers on this page.
Totesport New Customer Offer 2018 Updates
The Totesport new customer offers detailed on this page are due to run into 2018. If any of the deals change before that time then we’ll list the updated promotions on this page.
If you are an existing Totesport customer, a breakdown of ongoing sports promotions offers is summarised further down the page – click here to view these offers. Totesport were one of the first bookmakers to recognise that their existing customer base needs to be incentivised to remain happy, so free bet promotions are a core part of the Totesport marketing platform. However they DO NOT give away free bets via promo codes. So if you’re looking for an immediate free bet via a bonus code you won’t find one anywhere online.
However below we have hand-picked 2 online bookmakers who currently offer the best value when it comes to free bets in the market today. Paddy Power and William Hill have a promotional offer where they give away either guaranteed free bets or bet boost tokens ongoing. Welcome free bets and bonuses are available immediately and both bookmakers are top-ranked for ongoing sports promotions across football and horse racing.
- Weekly Free Bets – Paddy Power VIPP Club hands out free bets on a weekly basis. Loyal punters receive a £10 free bet each and every week for a £50 outlay.
- 2 Up You Win – Your bet will be paid in full if your team go 2-0 up across the Premier League, Champions League and La Liga.
- Daily Bet Boost – You choose the odds you want to boost on a daily basis with William Hill Bet Boosts. To reward loyalty William Hill give their customers a Bet Boost to use every day, on any pre-match market, on any sport. Bigger odds at the tap of the Bet Boost button – available on William Hill app and new mobile site.
- Horse Racing – The brand new ‘High 5’ promotion is perfect for short odds favourites with an additional 25% bonus on top of your winnings if they win by 5 lengths or more. William Hill offer regular additional Each Way places and the biggest Daily Maximum Payout in racing.
|Totesport New Customer Offers|
|£5 Cashback at Totesport Games||Totesport will refund £5 if your first day on their Games is not profitable.|
|Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven||The original and still the best first goalscorer bonus offer around. If your first goalscorer bet goes onto score a second or third goal, your winnings are doubled and trebled.|
|Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven In-Play||Applies to bets placed in-play on the next goalscorer market (First Goalscorer, Second Goalscorer, Third Goalscorer etc) on specified Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven games.|
|#PickYourPunt||You can now request a price on any football bet with #PickYourPunt. You pick your own market and Betfred will give you a price via @Betfred on Twitter.|
|Best Odds Guaranteed - UK and Ireland||From 8am onwards if the starting price is bigger Totesport will pay you out at the bigger odds.|
|Faller Insurance||Place a bet on any race at a nominated daily meeting and if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down at any fence or hurdle Totesport will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10.|
|Price Promise||Totesport nominate a number of races during each day, where they guarantee they are best price for win and each-way bets, pre-race.|
|Extended 4 & 5 Places Each-Way||Totesport have upped their game of late offering 4 & 5 places each-way on a daily basis at 1/5 odds|
|5 x The Odds For One Winner||3 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 15s, 4 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 31s, 5 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 63s|
Totesport Sportsbook by Sport
We took a Premier League fixture and ran through the individual betting markets available pre-match with Totesport. In all, 184 markets were available to place a bet on. Naturally we won’t list all of the individual markets, but a flavour can be seen in the list below:
Pre-Match Popular Markets available: Match Betting, Both Teams to Score, Both Teams to Score and Total, Match Result and Both Teams to Score, Double Chance, Draw No Bet, Half-Time/Full-Time; Scorecast Markets: First Goalscorer Scorecast, Last Goalscorer Scorecast; Goalscorer Markets: First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, First & Last Goalscorer, Anytime Goalscorer; Scorer Win Cast, Total Goals, Exact Total Goals, Total Goals Odd/Even; Handicap Markets: Handicap 0:2, 0:1, 1:0, Asian Handicap 1st Half & 2nd Half; 5 Minute Markets: Goal Scored, Corner Awarded, Card Shown, Penalty Awarded, What Will Happen?; Goal Time: Time of 1st Goal by Team, Time of 1st Goal Under/Over by Team; Match Goal by 15 minutes.
In-play Premier League Betting – 119 different in-play markets available across Premier League matches. You’ll struggle to find another online bookmaker with this depth of coverage.
Double Delight & Hat-Trick Heaven – The original first goalscorer offer which has stood the test of time. One of the cornerstones of Totesport’s expansion into football betting has been the introduction Double Delight and Hat-Trick Heaven, which it shares with parent Betfred. If your first goalscorer selection goes on to score subsequent goals in the match, Totesport will give you an additional odds boost. A second goal doubles your first scorer odds and a hat-trick sees those odds tripled. The perfect promotion when backing the likes of Aguero, Costa, Kane or Defoe.
Totesport Sportsbook as you would expect specialises in Horse Racing. They cover every United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland Full Service horse race. They also price-up Full Service racing from Dubai and France.
Totesport Sportsbook offer Best Odds Guaranteed on all bets placed in their pre-race win and each way markets. This promotion is nothing new, but it’s worth mentioning that Totesport were one of the founders of this promotion, including all races across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Faller Insurance – one of the view online operators to offer this consistently across the National Hunt season. Totesport nominate a meeting each day – which is always the feature meeting and/or ITV Racing live races. Place a bet on any race, and if your horse falls, unseats or is brought down at any fence or hurdle, they will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10.
Price Promise – Totesport go top price on every horse across 4 races per day. This guarantee is for a dedicated, advertised hour pre-race. Totesport will be top price or joint top price with Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Paddy Power.
5 x Odds For One Winner – Available every day across United Kingdom and Irish Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing. A market-leading promotion and adds huge value for regular racing punters.
- 5 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 63s
- 4 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 31s
- 3 x the Odds for One Winner on all Lucky 15s
20% Cashback on Scoop6 Friday Bets – A new promotion for those who like to play the scoop6 on ITV Racing Friday coverage. Totesport give punters 20% Cashback on bets placed on the Scoop6, and it’s paid in cash.
Bets available: Win, Each-Way, Without Favourite, Forecast.
Totepool Betting – the main totepool bet types are described below –
- toteplacepot – this is most popular bet available at every United Kingdom and Irish meeting every day. All you need is a placed horse in races 1-6, so you can win without backing a winner.
- totequadpot – you need a placed horse in races 3-6. Available at every United Kingdom meeting, every day it’s the perfect bet if you have gone out the placepot early.
- totescoop6 – available every Saturday and at the major festival meetings such as Royal Ascot. There are three ways to win – Scoop the Win Fund with all 6 winners, then play for the Bonus Fund the following week, plus the Place Fund for 6 placed horses
Golf coverage from Totesport is strong – every European Tour and PGA Tour tournament is covered across the golf calendar and Totesport also price up Overall Markets for the PGA Tour’s Champions Tour and the LPGA.
Markets available: Outright Betting, Top 5, Top 10, 1st Round Leader, 2/3 Balls, Mythical 2 Balls, Mythical 2 Ball – Draw No Bet, Match Betting, Tournament Group Betting, Top American/European/Scottish/Australian/Asian/Korean, Hole in One, Winning Margin and Will There Be a Play Off.
Major Championships equal additional places with Totesport. Where bookmakers are only obliged to payout 5 places each-way at 1/4 odds the place, Totesport of late have been driving plenty of golf business by offering additional places. They started to offer additional places back in 2013 when they offered a market-beating 7 places each-way at the U.S. PGA Championship. Since then have consistently added an additional place across the U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship. 2014 saw them go an incredible 8 places each-way at the Open Championship and since then they have consistently offered 6 places each-way across the U.S. Open, Open Championship and U.S. PGA Championship. Totesport have also recently started to offer 6 places each-way at 1/5 odds across many PGA Tour and European Tour full-field events.
Totesport Key Betting Features
Totesport Watch Live
Totesport’s live streaming service is known as ‘Totesport Watch Live’. A relatively new addition to Totesport, the service is in its infancy and is growing in terms of its coverage. Not having live action used to be a weakness, but now punters can watch action across a number of sports including basketball, football, handball, ATP/ITF tennis, ice hockey, badminton, beach soccer and volley ball.
One huge positive with Totesport Watch Live is their coverage of greyhounds. They show every race from all BAGS and RPGTV tracks – coverage which is not available across a number of online bookmakers live streaming services. Like Horse Racing you need to place a minimum £1 bet to watch.
Live Horse Racing Streaming – Totesport Watch Live Streaming
You can always watch UK and Irish Horse Racing via Totesport Live Streaming. Coverage from At The Races and Racing UK is streamed via Totesport for punters who place qualifying bets online. Qualifying bet examples: £1 single, 50p each-way, £2 double, £1 each-way double, £3 treble or £1.50 each-way treble on the race you want to view. For multiples the equivalent of £1 per race. Totesport Watch Live also covers plenty of South African racing action.
Racing UK cover the following tracks – Aintree, Ascot, Ayr, Bangor, Beverley, Carlisle, Cartmel, Catterick, Cheltenham, Chester, Epsom, Exeter, Goodwood, Hamilton, Haydock, Huntingdon, Kelso, Kempton, Ludlow, Market Rasen, Musselburgh, Newbury, Newmarket, Nottingham, Perth, Pontefract, Redcar, Salisbury, Sandown, Thirsk, Warwick, Wetherby, Wincanton and York.
At The Races cover the following tracks – Bath, Brighton, Chelmsford, Chepstow, Doncaster, Fakenham, FFos Las, Fontwell, Hexham, Leicester, Lingfield, Newcastle, Newton Abbot, Plumpton, Ripon, Sedgefield, Southwell, Stratford, Taunton, Towcester, Uttoxeter, Windsor, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Yarmouth.
At The Races have exclusivity when it comes to Republic of Ireland Racing – 26 courses are covered – Ballinrobe, Bellewstown, Clonmel, Cork, Curragh, Down Royal, Downpatrick, Dundalk, Fairyhouse, Galway, Gowran, Kilbeggan, Killarney, Laytown, Leopardstown, Limerick, Listowel, Naas, Navan, Punchestown, Roscommon, Sligo, Thurles, Tipperary, Tralee, Tramore and Wexford.
Live commentaries are available across a host of sports. Every UK and Ireland horse and greyhound race is available. They also have football commentaries and cricket commentaries plus a dedicated sports news feed.
A key strength of Totesport is its wide range of in-play betting markets, especially for football, golf, darts and tennis – although other sports, including cricket, rugby, baseball, basketball, ice hockey and even handball plus volleyball, are covered.
Totesport has a long history which is intrinsically linked to Horse Racing in the United Kingdom. Now in the hands of Fred Done who also owns Betfred with his brother Peter Done, Totesport have been the face of on-course betting since 1928. Totesport offers a full online sports betting service to customers including Sportsbook and Totepool, covering global racing brilliantly. They also cover the whole gamut of sportsbook with plenty of promotions shared with sister brand Betfred.
We can trace the history of the Tote back to 1928 when Winston Churchill, who was Chancellor of the Exchequer, brought in new legislation with the aim of offering an alternative to illegal bookmaking. Gambling on horse racing and greyhounds had been active since the 1800s, but all of it was clandestine and none of the profits were finding their way back to either the horse racing industry or government coffers. So the Racecourse Betting Act in 1928 established the Racecourse Betting Control Board which opened operating booths across the tracks of the United Kingdom, offering fixed odds betting.
Another element of the Racecourse Betting Control Board was that punters could effectively have a bet, safe in the knowledge that they had stated rights and would receive payouts. Up until this point unregulated bookmakers had all of the power and unscrupulous layers were more than common-place. 2nd July 1929 marked the first race meetings with tote betting with flat race meetings at Newmarket and Carlisle on 2 July 1929. So Totesport has a long history as a statutory corporation in the UK.
Separately in 1930 Tote Investors Ltd was established as an independent company by a small group of racing ‘gentlemen,’ interested in the welfare of racing. It is used to channel off-course and credit bets into the tote pools. This was the first form of tote pool betting which still continues to this day via Totepool. Effectively rather than taking a fixed odds price on a selection, you bet into the pool and your winnings are calculated using the number of winners. Deductions are made to cover costs and contributions to horse racing with Totesport via their Totepool brand having the monopoly on horse racing pool betting until 2018.
1961 saw parliamentary establishment of the Betting Levy Act. As a result betting shops are finally allowed to open, with tight restrictions about their appearance etc. The Act also reconstituted the Racehorse Betting Control Board to become the Horserace Totalisator Board, with responsibility for the redistribution of funds to racing transferred to the Horserace Betting Levy Board. One of the first moves of the Horserace Totalisator Board, who are now free to market and build ‘The Tote’ is to purchase Tote Investors Ltd in 1962 and capture tote pool business in it’s entirety.
Whilst the likes of Coral, Ladbrokes and William Hill built substantial betting shop presence from 1961 onwards, but under the Betting Levy Act, the Tote could only open shops which focussed solely on horse racing betting. That was economically unviable, so the Tote focussed solely on their on-course operations. 1972 saw betting restrictions lifted and their first shop was opened in the same year. 1973 saw Tote Bookmakers launch, with a view to building a successful retail operation, which could compete in any market with the privately owned players.
1989 saw the Tote first linked with privatisation. British Telecom, British Gas, Rolls Royce and British Airways were all privatised during this period by the Conservative government, and Lloyds Bank were asked to perform a study to see if privatisation of the Tote was possible.
1992 saw Tote Direct established with the sole focus of driving and channelling tote bets from other High Street bookmakers. By 1997, betting terminals become available in more than 4,500 shops across the United Kingdom, including all Totesport, Ladbrokes and Coral shops. To this day you can place Tote bets in any betting shop and website, which contribute to the tote pool. It’s estimated around 7,000 shops still facilitate Tote betting. In terms of privatisation 1995 saw the Home Secretary Michael Howard, abandon imminent plans after strong opposition was encountered by the horse racing industry. However a newly formed Labour government launched a fresh study in the first term and in 2001 privatisation of the Tote was made a manifesto commitment.
1999 saw Tote establish Scoop6 which is still very much in existence today. Tote partnered horse racing broadcaster Channel 4 Racing who built the Scoop6 proposition integrally into their pre-racing and live race day coverage. Punters try to select the winner of six televised races, with individuals who select all six winners receiving a jackpot payout. Millionaire winners have been common-place and in excess of £4 million was bet on the Scoop6 pool in November 2008.
2001 sees responsibility for appointments to the tote Board move from the Home Secretary to the Department of Culture Media and Sport. Then Culture Secretary, Ben Bradshaw, takes responsibility for the appointment of the chairman and appointments to the board of the Tote.
2002 saw Tote betXpress launched online allowing punters the chance to place tote pool bets for the first time from the comfort of their own homes, including Scoop6. 2004 marked changes for the Tote. Firstly Totesport and Totepool brands were launched. All retail shops and the online website were branded as Totesport, with Totepool branding on-course. The Tote also became a limited company after the Horserace Betting and Olympic Lottery Act 2004 converted the Tote from a statutory corporation, with a view to a private sector could take place.
2006 saw serious strides made by the government to privatise the Tote. Chancellor Gordon Brown announced in the budget plans to privatise the Tote and asked for formal bids to be made by the current Tote management team, in-line with horse racing operators. Meanwhile in November, Gala Coral made a £405m bid, but the Department of Culture, Media and Sport said the government had not invited any bids for the Tote. January 2007 saw an alliance of racecourse operators, racehorse owners, the Racehorse Association and Jockey Club Racecourses, plus Tote management make a £400m bid for Tote. That valuation placed the government at the mercy of the European Commission state-aid rules, and true to form, they stated that the deal could not take place.
2008 saw the government announce that the Tote would be sold in an open market, but further progress wasn’t made until after the 2010 election when the freshly formed Tory/Liberal coalition initiated a formal bidding process. 18 bidders stepped forward and this was whittled down to 6 bidders by 31st January 2011, for the next round of the process. Although never confirmed Betfred, Gala Coral Group, Stan James and a management buyout group were rumoured to be amongst the final 6.
2011 saw Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt announce that Betfred had been chosen as the successful bidder. Betfred Group agreed a £265 million price, which Fred Done brokered personally with the UK Government. The agreement covered an exclusive 7 year license to operate pool betting, plus purchase of all of their retail outlets – which totalled approximately 520 shops. The deal finally went through in June 2011, and a final sum paid was reduced to £233m because of early payment.
With over 4,000 staff and a burgeoning online customer base, Totesport today is still a major player in the UK bookmaking landscape. But it’s the relationship with Betfred which is intriguing and opens up huge opportunities for new customers. Betfred and Totesport now share key functions including online odds across both of their websites. Totesport launched a fantastic new website in the summer of 2015 that has received much acclaim from horse racing punters and betting critics alike. With Totepool’s monopoly of on-course pool betting ending in 2018, Fred Done has announced that the brand will withdraw from the United Kingdom racing scene in the main, but expect huge development digitally.
Totesport itself is now in the top 70 most visited online sports betting and gaming companies globally – a number that is set to grow considerably.
Short Facts - Totesport
- Company Name: Petfre Limited trading as Totesport.
- Registered Offices: 5/2 Waterport Place, Gibraltar.
- Founded: 1928.
- CEO: Fred Done
- Employees: 10,000.
- Company Registration: Registered in Gibraltar company number 99314.
- Licenses: UK: British Gambling Commission under licence number 39554; Gibraltar: Government of Gibraltar & Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner licence numbers RGL 036 & RGL 038.
Totesport Sportsbook Customer Support
Totesport Sportsbook customer support may be reached through:
- Live Chat is available.
- Email Support: email@example.com
- Twitter: @totesport
- Sports UK Freephone: 0800 032 8188
- Sports International: +44(0) 1925 907520
- Games UK Freephone: 0800 028 6468
- Games International: +44(0) 1925 907530
- Post: c/o The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood, WA3 7PQ, United Kingdom