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Totesport App Review – 2019

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Totesport App

New UK & NI customers. 18+ stakes £5 to £25 on any Sportsbook market for the first time, at odds of evens (2.0) or greater & get a matched Free Bet within 24 hours of settlement, 7-day expiry. Stake £10 on any Totepool bet for the first time & receive £10 back in cash within 24 hours of settlement. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Full T&C's apply.

Totesport is of course a name intrinsically linked with the world of horse racing. For many years now, however, Totesport have also offered an excellent online betting service for fans of other sports and right here we’re going to take a look at what that service looks like on their app and how it compares to that of other bookmakers.

If you do decide to join Totesport and use their app then there’s a £35 new customer bonus offer running (T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.). It’s simple just pony up £25 at evens or bigger on sports and £10 on any Totepool market and you’ll trigger £35 in free bets (split £25/£10).

App Review

Quick Jump

How To Download Totesport On Your Phone

  1. Before you can use the Totesport app, you need a Totesport account – open account & get a £35 welcome offer (T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.)
  2. If you have an iOS operated mobile device, like an iPhone or an iPad, jump onto the App Store, search for ‘Totesport’ and follow the instructions to get the app.
  3. If you’ve got an Android operated phone or tablet, there is no download necessary. Simply type totesport.com into the address bar of your device’s web browser.
  4. You can then log into the mobile app or mobile site using the account you created in step one.
  5. Make a deposit to your Totesport account and you’re ready to start betting. Remember your first bet could be eligible for a free bet refund if it’s a losing one.

Note: if your phone or tablet is neither an iOS nor an Android device you can utilise Totesport’s mobile offering simply by heading to totesport.com now through your mobile web browser.

New Customer Bonus: £35 Welcome Offer

What New Customers Get

As a new customer at Totesport you get a £35 welcome offer if you join today. The offer requires you to place a £25 sports bet on any sports market with odds of 2.0 (even money) or higher and you’ll trigger a £25 sports free bet token.

You can then bet £10 on any Totepool market at Totesport and, like above win or lose, you’ll get a £10 free bet token to use again on the Totepool product. Smaller denominations of either part of the bonus are not available.

That bonus funds will be credited within 48 hours of the settlement of the initial bet and will be in the form of a free bet token. The free bet token remains valid for seven days after it is issued and if it is not used within that time, it will be removed your account.

Claim your £35 welcome offer here!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

How To Release Bonus

Totesport’s new customer offer is available to UK resident punters who have never previously opened or held a Totesport account. In order to take part in the promotion, a brand new Totesport customer must register for an account, make a deposit and then place a sportsbook wager through that account.

In order to be eligible for the free bet bonus, that wager must be worth a min of £5 and max of £25 and be settled within 60 days of the punter’s new account having been registered. Non-runners and/or bets made void do not qualify as valid first bets.

You can then place another £10 real money bet on any Totepool markets (no min odds requirement) to trigger a £10 bet to use on the Totepool markets.

How To Withdraw

Any free bet tokens credited to a customer’s account as part of the Totesport new customer offer is non-withdrawable. That means it can only be used to place a sportsbook wager and cannot be taken out of a punter’s account as cash. If the free bet token is used successfully and winnings are generated, they will not include the initial free bet stake. The winnings which are returned to a customer’s Totesport account, however, are immediately withdrawable if desire or can also be used to place further bets.

For full terms and conditions of the offer visit the Totesport website.

Key Features of the Totesport Mobile App

Totesport FeaturesTotesport have taken the decision to make their mobile offering for Android users web-based rather than a downloadable app, and have also striven to make their iOS app as similar as possible to the service available on Android. In spite of taking that different tack to most online bookmakers, Totesport’s mobile offering is still largely impressive. The app overall is cleanly designed and attractive to the eye, and this makes it really intuitive and easy to navigate, even if you’re using it for the first time.

What’s more, it also boasts a handful of really useful and beneficial features:

  • An excellent selection of markets for a great array of different sports can be quickly and easily accessed by way of an A-Z list of sports, which is accessible via the app’s main menu.
  • Handy button style links at the head of the app’s home page provide even speedier access to the app’s main areas, including in-play betting, horse racing betting and football betting, as well as Totesport’s casino games.
  • ‘Tote Radio’ provides live audio commentary of a wide range of sporting events on a daily basis, including cricket matches, horse races and many more.
  • Form, ratings, statistics and other crucial Racing Post data is quickly and easily accessible via the app to aid savvy horse racing betting.
  • Totesport’s ‘Quickbet’ feature can be activated to make it possible to swiftly place a wager, without first having to go to a bet slip.
  • Interesting and potentially beneficial offers and promotions are run on a regular basis, and many are available to existing as well as new Totesport customers.

Get the Totesport app & £35 welcome offer!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

Licence & Company Info

LicenseTotesport is today a betting brand owned and operated by major bookmaker Betfred. It’s origins, however, can be traced back to 1928 when the Racecourse Betting Act led to the creation of the Racehorse Betting Control Board. Under the Betting Levy Act 1961, the board was reconstituted as the Horserace Totalisator Board (the Tote), with responsibility Tote betting at racecourses. From 1972, Tote betting shops also began to be opened and began to grow in popularity.

In July 2011, the Tote was privatised and sold to Betfred, who rebranded it as Totesport and began to use that brand name as an online sportsbook, as well as for high street betting shops and on-course betting. Totesport is today registered in Gibraltar and is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Government when it comes to serving international customers. In order to legally cater for UK based punters, the brand also holds a UK Gambling Commission licence and is further regulated by that authority.

What Users Think?!

User ReviewsIt is at this stage of our mobile app reviews that we usually take a look at how real users of the app in question have rated it on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The Totesport mobile app, however, does not feature on the Play Store due to the fact that Totesport’s mobile offering to Android users is web based. What we’re going to do instead, therefore, is look at the app’s App Store reviews and at the general comments and opinions of Totesport customers found elsewhere.

Focussing on the App Store reviews first, the Totesport iOS mobile app has achieved an overall rating of three stars out of five.

That is by no means the worst rating you will find for a betting app but does fall a little behind the ratings achieved by the very best apps around. Generally speaking, the main issues cited by Totesport app users are that the app can be very slow to load and to move between pages and that crashes and glitches are common. These kinds of problems are mentioned often in reviews of the Totesport mobile offering elsewhere, too, and stand alongside complaints about the poor Totesport welcome offer as the most common issues Totesport users report.

What We Think?!

Cheeky Punter ReviewTotesport are a reliable and an entirely trustworthy betting provider who have clearly put a good deal of effort into developing their mobile offering. That effort has resulted in an attractive and easy to navigate app and site, which provides a perfectly good mobile betting service to punters. The mobile offering also includes a number of nice extra features but is not without a few issues, and that’s why we’ve awarded it a rating of three stars out of five.

Amongst the Totesport mobile offering’s major benefits are the app’s easy to use nature and the additional features which are included to make betting even quicker. Those include the innovative ‘Quickbet’ feature, which can be really handy to any punter who’s cutting it fine when it comes to getting a bet on before a match or race starts. If you do want swift, speedy betting, however, the Totesport mobile app’s sluggish loading and long wait times as you’re trying to move between sections can be quite frustrating. What’s more, unlike many of the mobile apps offered by their main competitors, Totesport’s mobile offering does not have any live streaming facility.

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.


Is the Totesport Android App Very Different to their iOS App?

As we have mentioned throughout, Android users wishing to bet on the move with Totesport need to use the bookmaker’s mobile site rather than download an app. iOS device users, meanwhile, can download an app from the app store. Essentially, however, the two different versions of Totesport’s mobile offering are very similar and have all of the same main features and elements.

Can I Get the App on Blackberry?

Totesport only offer an iOS version of their mobile app for download. That means that users of Blackberry operated devices cannot download a version of the app specifically for their phone or mobile device. What they can do, however, is to head to totesport.com through their device’s web browser to benefit from exactly the same service as Android device users.

Can I Get the App on Windows Mobile?

In the same way that neither Blackberry nor Android operated devices have a specific downloadable Totesport app, Windows Mobile operated devices also must rely on the bookmaker’s mobile website. In order to bet on the move with Totesport, therefore, users of those devices need simply open their web browser and head to totesport.com.

How Do I Deposit to My Account?

Depositing to a Totesport account is quick and simple, whether you do it through their desktop site on your laptop or PC or using a mobile device. All you need to do is to open up the ‘My Account’ menu, select the ‘Deposit’ option and then follow the on-screen instructions. Those instructions will help you to select one of the available deposit methods and to then make your deposit.

Can I Self-Exclude on the App?

In common with all trustworthy and responsible online bookmakers, Totesport make every effort to support and aid responsible gambling. As such, they do indeed make it possible and simple to self-exclude via their mobile app and site. In order to do so, a punter can open the member’s area of the site – which is accessible once logged in – and then head to the ‘Responsible Gambling Controls’ section and select either ‘Self-Exclusion’ or ‘Time-Out’.

Can I Change the Language of the App?

Totesport are a betting brand very much centred upon the UK market. They were, after all, owned and operated by the UK government until as recently as 2011. As such, it is perhaps not all that surprising that their mobile offering does actually only support and English language format.

How Do Totesport Make Using the App Safe and Secure?

In order to retain their reputation as a reliable and trustworthy bookmaker, Totesport have to devote time and effort to ensuring data and systems security. As such, the bookmaker employ advanced security systems to protect all financial and personal information, across all platforms, in order to ensure it is not accessible to anyone but yourself and Totesport Mobile.

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Author: David Lenton

David Lenton
David 'the Cheeky Punter' Lenton is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has also worked for a number of top bookmakers including Bet365, Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. With such a long time spent dedicated to the gambling industry no one is better placed when it comes to advising punters. Follow on Twitter @thecheekypunter