Tote Betting

The Tote is a pool betting system, commonly also refered to as Totepool. It is different from fixed-odds betting as customers bet into a pool with each other, and do not bet against a bookmaker. It operates more like a sweepstake or lottery but one where you can use skill as well as luck. When the result is known, the pool of money is divided up and paid out to those who picked the winner. This ensures that Tote is agnostic about the outcome of races and actively welcomes winning customers, unlike some fixed-odds bookmakers.

The amount each person wins is called the dividend and the amount you win depends on how many other people also picked the winner. Pick a winner that lots of other people chose and the payout will be less than if you find a winner that few others selected.

Tote bet types

Tote Win

The simplest bet type. The aim with the Tote Win is to select the winning horse. If your selection comes first you will win a share of the prize fund.

Tote Place

With the Tote Place you will win a share of the prize fund if your horse is placed. The number of places that pay out depends on the number of runners and is detailed further down this page.

Tote Exacta

Select the winner and second horse in the correct order.

Tote Trifecta

One step on from the Exacta, select the winner, second and third horse in the correct order. This is the Tote version of a tricast bet.

Tote Swinger

Pick two horses and if they both finish in any of the first three places you will be a winner.

Tote Jackpot

Pick a horse to win in the first six races of a meeting and if they all come in first you will get a share of the Tote Jackpot pool. Jackpot Results

Tote Placepot

Very similar to the Tote Jackpot but with the Placepot you selections don't need to win, they just need to have all placed. Placepot Results

Tote Quadpot

The Quadpot is a shorther vesion of the Placepot running over four races instead of six. Normally this is races three to six on the card.

Tote Scoop6

With the Scoop6 there are three different prize fund pools you can win a share of: -

  • Select the winning horse in each of six nominated races and you will receive dividend from the Scoop6 win fund.
  • If your selections are all placed then you will get the Scoop6 place fund dividend.
  • Win the Scoop6 win fund and you will get to select a house in a bonus race on a later date. If that selection wins you will claim a share of the Scoop6 bonus fund.

Scoop6 Results

Tote - Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets - Welcome Offer

Place your first £5 bet with Tote and get £20 to use on any racing bets!
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Join Tote

New customers online only. £5 min stake (if EW then min £5 Win + £5 Place). Receive £20 Tote Credit within 48 hours of qualifying bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Qualifying bet is the first racing pool bet added to the bet-slip. Valid up to 7 days after registration. 18+. Full T&Cs apply.

Tote place payout positions

The finishing positions which constitute as a place in any race, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

  • 5 - 7 runners : 1st & 2nd
  • 5 - 7 runners : 1st & 2nd
  • 8 - 15 runners : 1st, 2nd & 3rd
  • Non-handicap of 16 or more runners : 1st, 2nd & 3rd
  • Handicap of 16 or more runners : 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
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