Obviously a name indelibly linked to on-course horse racing betting, Totesport also have an online sportsbook which offers a wider betting service to punters. In order to encourage new customers to give that service a try, Totesport run a welcome promotion which offers a £35 in bonuses to new customers and this page is designed to tell you everything you need to know about that offer.
How To Claim The Welcome Offer:
Unlike many new customer offers from major bookmakers, Totesport’s sign up promotion is split into two parts. First you can bet £25, at 2.0 min odds, on sports and trigger a £25 free bet then you can bet £10 on Totepool for the first time and £10 paid in cash as a bonus for a total of £35 in value. To claim the deal you need only follow these simple steps:
- Get your £35 welcome offer at Totesport! (T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.)
- Follow the on-screen instructions to create your brand new Totesport betting account.
- Make a deposit to your new Totesport account, ensuring that you do not deposit via Skrill, Paysafe, Neteller or PayPal as those methods are excluded from the promotion.
- Place a sportsbook bet on any market at 2.0 odds or higher, which is worth £25, to trigger a £25 free bet (min £5).
- Now place a £10 Totepool bet to trigger £10 in cash back (paid in cash not free bets).
T&C's apply, 18+ new customers only.
Main Terms & Conditions
As may have become obvious from the above step-by-step guide, Totesport’s new customer offer is one of the most straightforward and easiest to take part in. It does still, however, have a fairly significant collection of terms and conditions which we have summarised for your convenience below:
- The promotion is available to brand new Totesport customers resident in the UK only.
- Customers opening a new Totesport account who have previously held an account which was subsequently closed, are not eligible for the promotion.
- If a customer’s first deposit to Totesport is made via PayPal, Neteller, Skrill or Paysafe, they are not eligible for the promotion.
- The free bet and cash back associated with the offer will be credited to one customer per household and per IP address only.
- Only new customers who register with Totesport and see their first bet lose are eligible for the free bet refund.
- To receive their £25 free bet, a customer’s first wager must be made through the sportsbook. Totepool, games, lotto and numbers wagers do not count.
- To get their £10 cash back players must then place a £10 Totepool bet on the site.
- Totepool cash back is paid in real cash.
- To qualify for the free bet, a sportsbook bet must be worth at least £10 and at odds of 2.0 (even money) or higher.
- The initial sportsbook bet place must be settled within 30 days in order to be eligible for the free bet refund.
- If a punter’s first bet is a non-runner or is otherwise made void, they are not eligible for the free bet refund
- Awarded free bets will be credited to a customer’s Totesport account within 48 hours of settlement of their qualifying bet.
- Free bets remain valid for a total of seven days and any free bet amount left unused after 7 days will be removed.
- Free bet stakes are not returned as part of any winnings which may result from their use and are non-withdrawable.
- The Totesport welcome promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or bonus.
You can read the full terms and conditions here.
Totesport Bonus Review
Totesport are one of only a couple of the major bookmakers to run a welcome promotion which is split into two parts. The bookmaker offers a bet £10 get £10 free bet bonus for new punter’s first sportsbook bets and a £10 cash back deal when you bet £10 on Totepool.
That format for the promotion gives rise to one of its biggest weaknesses in comparison to the offers run by Totesport’s main competitors. That is that a great many punters – who don’t place Totepool bets – will have to do so in order to benefit from the second part of the promotion.
The total value of the bonus, standing at £35, compares well vs other bookmakers in terms of the amount available but you do have to bet a full £35 to get it. Some bookmakers have smaller trigger bets for larger amounts (bet £5 get £20 for example at Coral).
It’s fair to say, therefore, that Totesport’s new customer offer is far from one of the most generous promotions around. Where the offer does excel, however, is in how easy it is to take part in and in how few restrictions or limitations are placed upon it. Any £25 sportsbook bet at odds of evens or higher odds is able to trigger the free bet and the Totepool part of the bonus is paid in cash. The free bets, however, do only remain valid for seven days which seems like an unnecessarily short amount of time.
Want to know more about what’s going on at Totesport? Read our Totesport review.
Totesport Offer: Pros & Cons
- The promotion is incredibly easy to understand and to take part in.
- No promo code or other methods of ‘opting in’ are required.
- Total potential value of £35 is above average for welcome promotions.
- Half of the bonus is paid in cash.
- Very few restrictions are placed upon the use of resulting free bets.
- Many punters won’t be interested in Totepool bets.
- Benefit of the offer will only ever match and not exceed the original amount staked.
- Free bets are valid for relatively short period of just seven days.
Whilst Totesport’s welcome promotion is only open to new customers, the bookmaker also offer a number of other ongoing offers which are available to all punters.
2nd to the SP Favourite
Applied to selected horse racing meetings on a regular basis, Totesport’s 2nd to the SP Favourite promotion offers to refund losing stakes as a free bet up to a maximum of £10 if a chosen horse comes second to a race’s SP favourite.
The offer applies to win single bets and also to the win part of each way bets on the race winner market, and refunds are always credited as free bets. The promotion only applies to the selected meetings stated on the Totesport website and to races with at least five runners who go to post.
5 x The Odds For One Winner
Another ongoing promotion aimed at horse racing fans, Totesport’s 5 x The Odds For One Winner offer enhances the odds of lucky 15, lucky 31 and lucky 63 bets under specific circumstances.
In order to qualify for the enhanced odds, a punter’s multiple bet must return only one winner out of all of its selections and each of those selections must have actually run. The five times odds mentioned in the offer’s name applies to lucky 63 bets, whilst lucky 31s achieve four times odds and lucky 15s are eligible for treble odds.
All Correct Bonuses
Similar to the above offer but rewarding more successful lucky 15s, lucky 31s and lucky 63s, the All Correct Bonuses from Totesport provide a boost to winnings for such bets which include all correct selections.
The boost provided by the promotion applies only to the profit made from the bet and stands at 10% for lucky 15s, 15% for lucky 31s and 20% for lucky 63s. All of the selections made for each type of bet must run and win for the offer to apply and the bonuses are paid in real cash.
Double Delight & Hat Trick Heaven
Totesport is actually owned and operated by Betfred and the brand have recently started offering their parent company’s famous Double Delight & Hat Trick Heaven promotion. The offer applies to first goalscorer wagers placed on selected football matches and will double the odds of such successful bets if the first goalscorer bags a brace and treble them if he scores a hat trick. The promotion is fulfilled in real cash and can provide a maximum of £6000 in bonus cash per match. The original version of the promotion applies only to pre-match bets but Totesport do also run the new in-play Double Delight & Hat Trick Heaven alternative.
Rugby Union & NFL Double Delight
Applying to selected rugby union and NFL games rather than football matches, these versions of Double Delight otherwise work in exactly the same way as the original promotion (aside from there’s not hat-trick element to the offer).
That is to say that they apply to successful first try or touchdown scorer wagers and double the odds of those bets if the scorer goes on to get a second during a selected game. These versions of the promotion also provide their bonus in real cash but do only apply to pre-match bets.
For more info and to ‘Opt In’ head over to Totesport & select ‘promotions’!
T&C’s apply, 18+