Totesport Golf Review

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Bookmaker Review: Totesport

Totesport has been revamped and is now a serious option when it comes to online golf betting. The Tote is one of the most iconic brands in world-wide betting circles. Established in 1928, Totesport now offer a whole range of online products for their army of customers and those interested in golf betting should seriously consider having an account. Totesport offer a strong combination of decent coverage of top-level tournaments in line with strong player prices, plus they regularly offer extended each-way places at the Major Championships.

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A large number of Golf Betting System readers use Totesport as part of their bookmaker portfolio - here's what some of them had to say about Totesport with a specific slant on their golf betting odds, promotions and overall offering. For more bookmaker reviews click here.

I was pleasantly surprised with Tote, I thought that the site would be old-fashioned but it's actually pretty slick and from a golf point of view there's nothing negative I can say really. The odds are the same as Bet Fred for golf but I prefer the Tote site myself. Reviewed by MW, Dec 2014. Rating: 4/5

Use ad hoc as seem to be the same as using BetFred. I normally use if I have won a free bet via Twitter of FB. Generally offer the extra place and ok on prices.. Reviewed by DP, Dec 2014. Rating: 3/5

Overall Rating 3.5/5 (2 reviews)

About Totesport

New customer promotions and bonuses

For 2015 Totesport have increased their sportsbook account opening offer to £/€25 (up from £/€10). That's considerably more than plenty of established online brands currently offer to new customers. It's a no-nonsense matched free bet for new customers who register a new account. Totesport also offer £10 Cashback for new slots players and an attractive £100 Welcome bonus to enjoy in their online casino.

No promo codes are required to access any of the Totesport new customer bonuses, including the £/€25 sportsbook offer. Simply click the relevant link below to qualify for the offer:

Totesport Golf Betting Coverage

Totesport share their betting platform with owner Betfred and that's a great thing when it come to golf. Golf markets are fully up to speed early each Monday so early-bird bargain hunters are well catered for at Totesport. They cover every Major, PGA Tour and European Tour golf tournament across the season. They also cover the Ladies Professional Golf Association which is a market where interest is continually growing.

Totesport's odds compiler is often very aggressive with price when it comes to the market favourites. It's often the case that the 1st and 2nd favourite in the big tournaments are biggest or joint-biggest price with Totesport and that's really attractive for punters who like the look of the big names in the highest quality tournaments. A £500,000 maximum payout at the Major Championships is also another aspect that will appeal to serious punters - other bookmakers can be as low as £100,000.

On the negative side, Totesport don't tend to price up the secondary level Tours such as the, the Sunshine Tour or the Asian Tour. That's a downside for true golf punting regulars, but 95% of golf bets are well catered for by the Warrington-based sportsbook.

Typical Markets

Outright Betting, Top 5, Top 10, 1st Round Leader, 2/3 Balls, Match Betting, Tournament Group Betting and Top American/European/Asian/Australasian/Rest of the World.

Totesport also have a novel approach to Hole in One betting. Yes or No is the standard bet, but you can back individual players at the head of the betting with Totesport at massively inflated prices.

Maximum Golf Payout

£500,000 across any golf bet with Totesport.

In-Play Betting

In-play is available on PGA Tour and European Tour events. Totesport allow you to bet during the action on the Outright Market during each round, with each-way terms reducing to 4 places 1/4 odds as soon as the action starts on standard full-field events. Prices tend to be competitive, but the fascination with In-Play betting is the fact that, in reality, it's punter versus odds compiler. Unlike some other operators, Totesport don't offer In-Play across the place markets, instead they focus solely on the outright market.

Player Prices

As you would expect, we keep as close as we can to player odds here at Golf Betting System. Totesport often like to lead on price across the top 2 players in the betting. Rory McIlroy backers take note! They traditionally also offer value in the 33/1 to 50/1 range - a section of the market that always attracts plenty of betting volume as it finds plenty of winners.

Extended Each-Way Places

They may not be a Paddy Power or Stan James when it comes to offering extended each-way places at the 4 Major Championships, but the facts are very clear. In 2014, punters using Boylesports and Betway for the Majors who like to find longer priced players to back each-way in 2014 would have been far better off betting with Totesport who offered an additional place spot across the 3 full-field events (The Masters field is always sub-100 players). This strategy has been consistent since 2012.

Below you will find Totesport's historical Major Championship each-way terms offered across the past 3 years:

Totesport Sports Promotions

Totesport's close association with Betfred (Fred Done purchased the Tote from UK government ownership in 2011) means that sportsbook customers can tap in to a freshly extended range of popular promotions that can't help but give you a chance of bigger returns. Totesport is still the home of Totepool which has up to 9 ways of winning. Naturally Saturday's totescoop6 headlines with one recent lucky winner receiving a massive £750,000 rollover payout. Here are a few of the margin adding football, horse racing and NFL promotions that Totesport offers - you'll find the most popular detailed below:

Double Delight & Hat-trick Heaven. If first goalscorer markets are your thing then look no further than Double Delight and Hat-trick heaven with Totesport on selected matches. If you select the correct first goalscorer and they go onto score further goals, Totesport will boost the odds you receive. A second goal doubles your first goalscorer odds and naturally a hat-trick means that your odds are tripled. Can't say fairer than that!

Best Price Guaranteed Horse Racing. It's industry standard these days, but Totesport won't be beaten on price across UK or Irish horse racing. Take the early price with total confidence.

Lucky 15/31/63 Horse Racing Bonuses - Totesport have the most generous 'one winner' enhancements in the industry available on all horse racing bets, every day. Most other bookies offer a maximum of two times the odds for a single winner on these bets, however Totesport go the following: Lucky 15: One winner, TREBLE the odds - Lucky 31: One winner, FOUR TIMES the odds - Lucky 63: One winner, FIVE TIMES the odds.

NFL Double Delight and ACCA Insurance - Double the odds on first touchdown scorers when they score a second, plus a cracking ACCA insurance. Place a straight win 4-fold on the NFL and Totesport will refund all losing stakes up to £/€25 if a single leg let's you down.

Totesport Gaming Products and Bonuses

As you would expect from a large betting brand, Totesport also give punters the opportunity to kick back in the evenings with a little casino and slots action. Gaming wise, a £100 Casino Welcome Bonus headlines, with slots-lovers receiving a novel £10 Cashback offer. Why wouldn't you play Bejeweled, Cashino, Rainbow Riches or Deal or No Deal with £10 covered?

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Totesport golf review 2016. Offers and promotions updated 29.01.15. Author Steve Bamford, Find us on Google+




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