Totesports An Historical Name in Sports Bookmaking

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Probably the only place to go for a bet on the horses they don't pretend to cover every single sport just the important ones and the most important thing is they have got it right.

Totesport - Established by an act of parliament in 1928 not many companies can make that boast with Over 74 million bets placed through

The Tote is the only bookmaker that offers a pool on horse racing with over 450 shops and a presence on all the major race courses in the UK.

It has become the fourth largest bookmaker in the UK. The first major race meetings with tote betting were flat race meetings at Newmarket (July Course) and Carlisle on 2nd July 1929.

Horserace betting levy

Prior to 1961 The Tote was the only source of betting revenue for Horse Racing then the Government of the day introduced 'The UK Betting Levy Act 1961' this forced significant changes on the racing and bookmaking industries.

Introducing for the first time a horserace betting levy on bookmakers

With the spending powers of the tote being transferred to the Levy Board but more importantly bookmakers were permitted to open betting shops. 

Unfortunately for the tote it was restricted to opening shops offering bets on horseracing at tote odds.

These restrictions were lifted in 1972, from then on the tote could operate as a bookmaker as well as offering pool betting on horses.

Tote Direct was set up in 1992 to channel tote bets from high street betting shops into tote pools.

Now tote betting terminals are in more than 4500 shops across the UK, including all totesport, Ladbrokes and Coral shops.  The tote internet betting operation, totebetXpress, was launched in 2002