totesport Bookmaker

The Tote was established by Winston Churchhill in 1927 as a horse racing betting pool provider, offering race-goers the chance to bet legally (bookmakers were illegal back then). It's expanded a lot since then and in 2004 the operation was rebranded, with the pool betting service becoming "Totepool", while the bookmaker becoming "Totesport", allowing customers to place their totepool bets, but also take a price on horse racing, football and other sports.

In 2011 the government decided to sell the Tote and it was brought by Betfred, who now operate the site under their Petfre licence.

Totesport continues to be a big part of horse racing and is a leading sponsor of the sport in the UK. They continue to offer the popular totepool bets such as the Scoop 6, placepot and jackpot, plus a comprehensive fixed odds betting service.

Best Odds Guaranteed

For any UK or Irish horse race, take an early price on your horse and if the SP returned is bigger they'll pay you out at the bigger price. For example if you take an early price of 4/1 on your selection and it is returned at an SP of 6/1, they'll pay you at 6/1, however if it was returned at 3/1 you'd receive 4/1.

Applies to bets placed after 8:00am on the day of the race. Does not apply to Lucky 15, 31 and 63 bets.

totesport offer bets on the following sports

Horse Racing Horse Racing
Football Football
Tennis Tennis
American Football American Football
Baseball Baseball
Basketball Basketball
Boxing Boxing
Cricket Cricket
Cycling Cycling
Darts Darts
Golf Golf
Greyhounds Greyhounds
Ice Hockey Ice Hockey
Motor Sports Motor Sports
Rugby League Rugby League
Rugby Union Rugby Union
Snooker Snooker
Winter Sports Winter Sports
Australian Rules
Gaelic Football

Bet Types

Ladbrokes offer a wide variety of bets including:

  • Singles, Doubles, Trebles & Accumulators
  • Each-way & Place Only
  • Trixie, Yankee, Canadian, Heinz, Super Heinz & Goliath
  • Patents, Lucky 15, Lucky 31 & Lucky 63
  • Pontoon, Magnificent 7, Alphabet & Fivespot
  • Round Robin, Union Jack, Flag & Super Flag
  • Forecast, Reversed Forecast & Combination Forecast
  • Tricast & Combination Tricast
  • totepool, placepot, jackpot, quadpot, exacta, trifecta, tote win/place & scoop 6


You can make payment to your totesport account via:

  • Visa, Maestro, Mastercard & Visa Electron
  • Paypal, Skrill, Neteller & Paysafecard