Review of Totesport
We have graded Totesport with a B rating overall. This basically means that we are happy to recommend them to punters who are looking to place bets online but better value is likely available elsewhere. Our review will cover what on offer and compare them to other bookmakers so you can judge if you want to join or not.
If you do choose to open an account with Totesport your money will be 100% safe and secure. Not only that but they will always pay out on winning wagers and anyone who doesn’t currently have an account with them will be entitled to a £25 free bet.
- £25 FREE bet bonus.
- Financially safe and secure.
- 3.5 stars.
- Live odds on a number of events.
- Bet the Totepool and Totejackpot.
- Licensed in the UK.
Video Review Of Totesport
Full Totesport Review – Written
Welcome to our review. If you want to see what we’ve got to say about a specific aspect of the Totesport website then you can use these quick jump links to get you to the right section on this page:
|Totesport License||Contact Totesport||Markets Review|
|Banking Options||Promotions||£25 Free Bet|
|Grading Explained||Totesport Promo Code (external page)|
Totesport is both regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission, which ensures that the entire site is both fair and well controlled. This means that all players can feel 100% safe when using this site. Your money is safe at Totesport and they’ll always payout any winning bets. The licensing and regulation of the UK Gambling Commission ensures that:
– All actions on the site are fair and are in no ways biased towards the house winning a bet.
– Minors under the age of 18 are unable to participate in any of the services that the website provides.
– Anyone suffering from ill health or from other problems due to gambling will be directed to the appropriate place for help.
Totesport Contact Info
Customer Services: 0800 666 100
Telephone Betting: 0800 221 221
Address: Totesport, Customer Service Department, The Spectrum, 56-58 Benson Road, Birchwood
Post Code: WA37PQ
Review of Totesport Markets
This section of our review will cover the markets that they offer and review their live betting suite as well.
Totesport have an incredibly long history within gambling in the UK, so as you would expect they cover all of the major sports that the British people hold close to their hearts – as well as a few recent imports as well. They don’t, however, cover many of the more obscure sports covered by other online bookmakers (such as Bet365 or Betvictor) and this definitely holds them back as far as our rating is concerned.
The sports offered by Totesport are:
American football, boxing, cricket, darts, football, golf, greyhounds, horse racing, ice hockey, motor sports, rugby league, rugby union, snooker and tennis. They do also offer specials for sports not include in this list from time to time, should there be a major event occurring.
As illustrated, this is obviously not the largest selection, and to add to that the number of bets you can make per event is low across the board on their site. So low that when at Bet365 you might find 100 bets per event at Totesport you’ll be luck to see 30. Again this contributes to use downgrading them and moves them firmly out of the A rated brackets where they’ll stay until they diversify.
In-Play at Totesport
The bet in play system offered by Totesport is adequate and it can be accessed by clicking on the tab at the top of the screen, just to the right of the logo. Once you’ve click the ‘bet in play’ button you’ll be presented will all the live markets which are available and a list of upcoming live markets as well.
This where the problems start… there’s just not enough live betting events at Totesport. They only focus on the major matches when it comes to live betting so unless it’s the weekend this section can be sparse. If that puts you off then we strongly suggest you check out our Bet365 review as you won’t find the same problems there.
Another downside to the live section at Totesport is the lack of actual information that punters are given about what’s going on in the game or event they have bet on. A limited live score type service is offered but it’s no where near as good as you’ll find at the bigger players in the industry. Another reason they don’t score highly with us.
Totesport Banking Options
|Visa/Visa Debit||£0||Instant||Y||Y||£10 – ?|
|Mastercard||£0||Instant||Y||Y||£10 – ?|
|Maestro||£0||Instant||Y||Y||£10 – ?|
|Laser||£0||Instant||Y||Y||£10 – ?|
|Moneybookers||£0||Instant||Y||Y||£10 – ?|
Current Totesport Promotions
Totesport could possibly be seen as the quintessential British bookmaker, and as such they concentrate on ensuring that their odds and markets are functioning perfectly, instead of enticing more customers with large promotions. Or so they say anyway…
They do offer a few promotions that should be of note to players though, all for horse racing punters.
Best Odds Guaranteed – Should you place a bet on any horse before a race and then find that the actual SP is better then Totesport will pay the difference if your bet is a winner.
Double Delight / Hat-Trick Heaven Back any player in selected football games to score first and if he does that but scores again you’ll get twice the odds and if he nets for a third time you’ll get 3x the odds.
Note: The double part of this also applies to Rugby and NFL.
Totepool – This is run in a similar way to a lottery. The more people picking the correct winner, the less you will win. Conversely, the less people picking the correct winner, the more you stand to pocket!
Totejackpot – Gives a massive jackpot to certain races, meaning that even races with very short odds are perfect to bet on.
Totesport £25 Free Bet
If you do open a new account with Totesport then you’ll be eligible for their £25 free bet bonus offer. You can release the free bet after just placing one bet with Totesport and you’ll have the free bet in your account within a 24 hour period. It’s not the most generous free bet around but here’s how to claim it:
1 – Click here to visit Totesport.com – link opens in a new browser window.
2 – Once on the homepage click the orange ‘Register Now’ button located in the top left of your screen. Fill out your details and choose a username and password.
3 – Deposit £25 or more into your new Totesport account.
4 – Place a £25 bet on any Totesport market that has odds of 2.0 (evens) or higher. This will release your free bet regardless of the bet result.
5 – The free bet usually hits your account instantly and you’re now free to place it on whatever you want.
Full T&C’s apply to offer (summary here: Totesport free bet) to read full info complete step 1 and view on the Totesport website.
Review – 3.5 Stars Explained
At the top of our review you will have noticed that we’ve given Totesport 3.5 stars out of 5. This isn’t anywhere near the best possible rating we give out but it’s also by no means the worse. It means that when it comes to safety and security Totesport is right up there with the best BUT when it comes to features, promotions and bonuses they are seriously lacking.
There are many reasons we don’t give Totesport a higher rating; lack of promotions running, size of opening offer, poor in-play suite, lack of events covered, lack of bets per event, no live streaming and generally quite uncompetitive odds.
If you do bet just the more popular sports then Totesport will do just fine. If you need a much wider range of betting options then check out either our BetVictor review or review of Bet365 – both those bookies have 5 star ratings.