Totesport is one of the oldest bookmakers in living memory after first being established by the British government in 1928. It’s widely known for their Tote Pool betting where instead of taking fixed prices like a standard bookmaker, your stake actually enters a lottery type format where the winning monies are distributed depending on how many winners there has been.

The company itself now boast over 4,000 employees in more than 7,000 betting shops across the UK. The Tote itself is actually available nationwide in the majority of bookmakers and often offers better value odds than most mainstream bookmakers. The company was purchased by Betfred in 2011 which has been the foundations of major redevelopment of a somewhat ageing bookmaker.

Looks and feel

The site has recently undergone a bit of facelift which many would argue was long overdue. Its looks are much more in keeping with the modern day online bookmaker with the main colours of green and black being prominent throughout the site.

The site has a pleasant feel to it, without it ever really having a wow factor. Nonetheless, the usability of the site hasn’t been compromised since its update and the Totesport site is real pleasure to use on a regular basis.


Within its racing section is where you will find an array of offers and promotions running from day to day. One of their most popular is their best odds guarteed promotion where on selected races if you back a horse before the off and their starting price is bigger, they will pay out at the bigger odds.

Via their Tote Pools you also get the chance to win big from a very small outlay. These jackpots, as mentioned earlier, basically work like a lottery and all the stakes placed are entered into one pot for you then to pick your winners. If you are successful do not be surprised to see jackpots making the six figure mark.


Totesport is jam packed with features throughout its site. It’s clear that although they have moved into the fixed odds world of sports betting, they have remained true to their horse racing and pool betting roots with the number of features they offer on this sport alone.

Users of Totesport will be able to take advantage of free integrated Racing Post content that allows you to get the low down on every race from around the British Isles.

It’s their Tote Pool that really sets the site apart from its rivals and options such as the Tote Scoop 6, Tote Jackpot, Tote Place Pot, Tote Quad Pot, Tote Win, Tote Place, Tote exacta and Tote Trifecta give punters a massive array of diverse betting opportunities only available at Totesport.


The updated Totesport site is now one to be reckoned with and one that will go blow for blow with any ‘bigger’ name in the betting industry. The main pull is their Tote pool but not only that, they offer so many features throughout their site it makes it a real contender for one of the best horse racing betting sites out there.

The only downside for Totesport would come in the lack of attention to other betting markets and for people looking for an all-round bookmaker may leave a little short sighted. Horse racing fanatics need to make sure that they have a Totesport betting account as there are few, if any, that get close for horse racing.