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As a highly successful bookmaker operating across the UK, Totesport have been operating since 1927. With what started as a horse-betting agency, Winston Churchill established the Tote to push aside illegal betting agencies. Betfred bought Totesport in 2011 making it one of the leading online bookmakers. With the latest security software, Totesport is fully dedicated to ensure its members play fairly and securely. Being one of the first major bookmakers, Totesport certainly has grasped the true essence of online gambling and now provides a unique and exciting gaming experience for all its players. With live odds always being updated to provide everyone with the most competitive odds for all your favourite sports. If you ever experience any issues then Totesport has a 24/7 customer service team to help you.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer of 1927 realised that unless the government of the day took action illegal gambling would be driven underground leading to more possible criminal intervention into the sport of kings of which he was an avid fan and race horse owner – That then Chancellor was a certain Winston Churchill and the Horserace Totaliser Board (Tote) was founded. To this day the “Nanny” (Goat – rhyming slang!) is the only UK organisation permitted to accept pool bets either itself or under licensing arrangement with other sports books.
The Tote was much loved and trusted by the British punters it served and built itself up to a retail strength of over 500 shops but saw the need to extend its offering and started to accept fixed odds wagers as well as its traditional pool betting offering – This resulted in the business being re branded in 2004 with the result that Tote Pool and Tote Sport were born. Move forward to 2011 and the then government decided to privatise the Tote and a competitive bidding process resulted in the business being sold to Bet Fred for £265 million.
The company which still has a head office in Wigan is licensed and regulated by both the UK Gambling Commission as well as by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission. Whilst embracing change the Tote still continues to tip its hat to its heritage by continuing to offer pool bets from the time it opened its first High Street retail outlet in 1972 through to the then modern initiative of offering betting by telephone and now to the modern high tech age where betting by mobile and desktop access to the internet are most common.
Tote pool betting continues to be popular especially on the racecourse on major race days when the pools are at their strongest and the 1999 agreement with Channel 4 racing to introduce the televised Scoop 6 bet has resulted in much needed publicity for horse racing via big winners of rollover jackpot pools. The Totes involvement in horse racing continues to this day and has seen its involvement in numerous sponsorships headlined by its backing of the Cheltenham Gold Cup as well as major races on the flat such as the Cesarewitch at Newmarket. Beyond horse racing the company was also a shirt sponsor of English football club Hull City.
The Tote Sport website enables its customers to continue to bet into the race day horse racing pools and has reciprocal arrangements for pool betting with various horse racing jurisdictions around the world. Totesport also offers wagering opportunities across other gaming platforms and provides its players with the opportunity to play slots as well as the traditional live casino games such as roulette and poker. With a lively in play section which is easy to navigate and other attractive features including live radio horse racing commentaries all supported via an around the clock customer service centre The Tote looks set to remain a strong industry player as it approaches its 90th birthday.
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