The tote and now totesport bookmakers is one of the principal betting organisations in the UK with more than 4000 employees, over 450 shops, a major presence on each of the 59 racecourses in the uk as well as internet and telephone betting.
totesport bookmakers betting overview
Pick the winner of the race. The minimum bet is £2; tote win pays 15%** more than starting price.
Simply pick a horse to be placed in the race. Only tote pool offers this bet; tote place will pay out for places 1 to 4 inclusive if there are 16+ runners in a handicap race, places 1-3 if there are 8+ runners, 1st and 2nd place if there are 5 to 7 runners. There will be no place betting if there are only 2 to 4 runners. The minimum bet is £2.
This is a very popular way of betting as it combines a tote win bet and tote place bet on the same horse. The minimum total stake is £4.
Pick at least one horse in the six nominated televised races each Saturday. Get all six winners to scoop a potentially massive dividend and qualify for a big money bonus. Even finding a placed horse in every race will win you over £350 on average. Use a tote scoop6 play slip to place your bet. The minumum spend is £2 per line. Whilst tote scoop6 average win dividend is £78,384*, this bet could give you the chance to win a million
This is racing's favourite bet. Just pick a horse to be placed in each of the six tote placepot races. You can choose more than one horse in any of the races to increase your chances of winning. Use a toteplacepot play slip to place your bet. The minimum total spend is £2. Tote placepot average dividend £460* for a £1 stake.
Pick the winners of the six tote jackpot races at the nominated tote jackpot meeting each day (except Saturday). You can choose more than one horse in any of the races to increase your chances of winning. Use a tote jackpot play slip to place your bet. The minimum total spend £2. Tote jackpot average dividend £32,326* for a £1 stake.
Another popular bet - especially if your tote placepot has fallen by the wayside before the third race or you missed out on doing a tote placepot. As before, just pick a horse to be placed in each of the four tote quadpot races (which are almost always races 3, 4, 5 and 6). Use a tote quadpot play slip to place your bet. Miniumum total spend is £1. The average dividend for a £1 stake is £63.*
Pick horses to finish 1st and 2nd in the correct order. Try a reverse tote exacta or a combination tote exacta to increase your chances. This is obviously more difficult than just picking the winner, but the rewards are usually much greater. Minimum total spend is £2.
Pick 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the correct order in a tote trifecta race. Get this right and you could win big. Miniumum total spend is £2; tote trifecta pays more than tricast 64%* of the time.
*Average from 01.01.03 to 31.12.03
**Average from 20.03.03 to 31.12.03