Primarily a horse racing site, Totesport have raised their game by bringing a solid range of sports, casino and lotto games on the menu. Claim an up to £35 welcome bonus by registering a new account with them. This is our Totesport Review 2019.
Totesport Review 2019: What’s on Offer?
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- 1 Totesport Review 2019: What’s on Offer?
- 2 Sports & Markets Available: Decent Range of Sports, Modest Markets
- 3 Totesport Review 2019: Additional Features
- 4 Our Conclusion: Plenty of Room for Improvements
Sports & Markets Available: Decent Range of Sports, Modest Markets
Totesport can be considered new guys in town when it comes to sports betting. They are mainly recognized for their long history of horse racing & greyhounds markets. Nowadays, you can place bets on different sorts of sports, totepool, instant casino games and lotto.
- Sports Betting
We are pleased with the list of sports available on the site given sportsbook (aside from horse racing) is not the most popular feature of the bookmaker. You can easily access them by clicking the “All Sports” button on the left-hand side of the main page. They are categorized by alphabet going all the way from American Football to UFC/MMA.
Horse racing is by far the sport you will find the best selection of potential bets (for both the UK and International races). Nevertheless, we feel the bookie still has a long way to go to enforce their markets for other sports, including the most popular likes of football and tennis.
Only the most popular betting markets (outcome, number of goals, goalscorers, half time bets, correct score, etc) are available for a particular football event. We have to praise the job they have done on increasing their election of outright bets for bigger competitions. You can thus back the outright winner, top goalscorer and the winner of each group at Copa America for example.
The situation is identical with tennis where Totesport’s options were much more modest compared to those at industry leaders such as Bet365, William Hill, etc.
Totepool is a type of bet connected to horse racing. It is the opposite of a fixed bet you are all probably much more familiar with. Winnings are formed by the size of the pool and they basically depend on the number of bettors. The operator takes a minor cut. Totesport is an industry leader when it comes to this kind of betting.
- Instant Casino Games
This is one of the segments Totesport should continue working on moving forward. They did introduce a wide range of slots lately (compared to a year ago for example), but it all stops at these instant win games. Live casino games are yet to be introduced. Games that are present are enjoyable and include arcade, progressive games, roulettes, slot machines, and blackjack.
You can enjoy the following selection of lotto games at Totesport:
- New York
- Daily Million
- Hong Kong
Odds & Limits: Slightly Weaker Than Industry Standard
Totesport are trying to keep pace with industry leaders in terms of the odds’ friendliness and they are doing a better job on this field than on the range of markets. They have an overall margin of 4.7%. It goes down to just 3% for major sports such as football and tennis. For the sake of comparison, let’s say Bet365 have an overall profit margin of 4.3%.
We took a random example from Women’s World Cup tie between Italy and the United States. Odds at Totesport and PaddyPower were identical for the draw (23/10) and United States’ win (11/8), but Paddy came up with stronger 15/8 offer for Italy’s win. Totesport priced Italian Women at 9/5 to clinch a three-pointer. Goals market also showed better odds at PaddyPower who had 11/10 (identical o Totesport) for Under 2.5 goals FT pick and 13/20 (Totesport 3/5) for the Over 2.5 FT bet.
The maximum amount of money one player can win per day is £1 million, but it can be lower for less popular sports. Horse racing and football bettors can collect £1 million winnings a day, while those who bet on greyhounds can’t go beyond £250,000.
Available Promotions: Not Very Appealing
You get to select between three different welcome promotions at Totesport.
- Sports welcome promo: Up to £35 in total
The sports promo can be divided on the sportsbook and totepool bonus and is available only for new customers from the UK and Northern Ireland. It is also important to note that players who make deposits via e-wallets can’t take advantage of welcome promotions.
The sportsbook bonus is given away as a free bet matching your initial bet (up to £25) only in case if your qualifying bet is not a winning pick. You can bet as low as £5 to get the free bet, but we’d advise you to take the maximum advantage by placing a £25 bet. It is important to know that the odds for your first bet need to be at least evens (2.00 or 1/1).
The totepool bonus is paid as real cash, but it only goes to £10 (no lower, no higher). To qualify for it, you need to wager £10 as your initial totepool bet within 60 days of registering an account there. Just like the case is with the above-mentioned promo, the bonus cash will only hit your account if your inaugural bet is losing.
- Instant Casino £5 Cashback: This promotion is available for all new customers in the “Games” section. To take advantage, you should make a deposit of £5 and play at least five hands/spins on your first day if play. If you lose at least £5 on that day, Totesport will give you a £5 cashback (in cash, no wagering requirements).
- Lotto up to £25 Matched Bet: If you decide to place your first bet in the lotto section, you will be in line for the up to £25 welcome bonus, paid as a free bet. To qualify for the free bet, your first lotto pick must be evens (2.00 or 1/1) or greater. Only if your selection loses, you will be granted the free bet which will then be valid for seven days.
- Other promotions: Best Odds Guaranteed for Horse Racing: We also found some on-going promotions, mainly connected to horse racing. The “Best Odds Guaranteed” is definitely the one which attracts the biggest attendance for the horse racing admirers.
Totesport Review 2019: Additional Features
Live streaming: Only Commentary Feed
Totesport do not have a live streaming service. They currently only have a commentary feed for horse racing directly from the racecourse. It was a feature we were satisfied with given time up to minute updates for each race. You do not even have to possess a Totesport account to access the commentary feed. What we have to mention is the feature is only available on desktop computers as mobile users can’t access the feed.
Mobile Optimization & Responsiveness: Cleanly Designed With Very Useful Features
For our Totesport Review 2019 we downloaded the mobile app, so here is what we found out. Totesport’s mobile application is now available for both iOS and Android users. Android app, however, can’t be found in the Google Play store. You should download it directly from the Totesport website instead. We found a somewhat different layout to the one we were accustomed to with other bookies, but the overall impression was decent. The app is easy to navigate allowing you to jump from one section to another without hustle. The iOS app is downloadable in the Apple store. It is cleanly designed and provides very useful features such as “Quickbet” which allows you to place a bet without the need for going to the bet slip.
Our Conclusion: Plenty of Room for Improvements
As we saw throughout our Totesport Review 2019, Totesport has done a great job on expanding their offer significantly in the past couple of years. They constantly bring in new features trying to stay competitive. To be fair, they still need to work a lot to be compared to industry leaders such as Bet365, William Hill or PaddyPower.
Their welcome bonus can definitely be much more generous. It is practically non-existent if your initial bet wins. The array of betting markets for sports (other than horse racing) is where the bookie stands short on industry leaders in particular. Introduction of live-casino games would be a major benefit for the site we’d say. Nonetheless, we would definitely recommend the site for horse racing admirers who can enjoy a vast range of races followed by a fantastic live commentary feed on a daily basis.
Last Update: June 2019