Tote betting online

Tote placepot, scoop 6, exacta, trifecta and all other tote bets explained

M Tote betting is one of the most popular forms of betting on horses. Rather than placing a fixed odds bet with a bookmaker, all the stakes from tote bets are put into a pool, and this pool is used as the prize fund for all winning bets. As a result, the returns from a tote bet are often higher than a fixed odds bet with a bookmaker.

Tote betting is usually associated with the tote online betting firm, as they own the bet. However, it is also possible to place tote bets with other online bookmakers including Blue Square and Bet 365.

Tote Win

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Totewin bet is the simplest off all tote pool bets. With a tote win bet you are simply selecting the horse that you think will finish first and win the race. This is very similar to a fixed odds bet, although a tote win bet usually favours punters because returns are greater than the equivalent fixed odds bet 63% of the time. As a general rule, tote win usually pays higher returns when the selection you are backing is 4/1 or greater.

Tote Place:

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Tote place bet is where you pick a horse to be placed in the race. Depending on the number of horses running in the race depends on where your horse need to finish to get a “place”. Up to 4 runners – no place betting 5 – 7 runners – 1st & 2nd 8+ runners – 1st, 2nd & 3rd
Handicap 16+ runners – 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4 th

Tote Scoop 6:

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The scoop 6 is one of the most popular forms of all tote bets. The scoop 6 is only available on Saturdays, and involves picking at least one selection in the six nominated televised races. Get all six winners to scoop a potentially massive dividend AND qualify for a big money bonus. Even finding a placed horse in every race pays an average dividend of over £500 to a £1 stake. With a minimum stake of just £2 to win a prize that is sometimes in excess of £1 million, the scoop 6 makes great appeal to all forms of bettors..

Tote Placepot:

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The tote placepot offers potentially big prizes even if you don’t back a winner! Just pick a horse to be placed in each of the six toteplacepot races (normally the first six races on the card). It is possible to increase your chances of winning by picking more than one selection per race.

Tote Eachway:

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The tote eachway is similar to the fixed odds each way bet, as it is a win a nd place bet combined. However, the tote eachway bet often pays out more than the fixed odds equivalent.

Tote Jackpot:

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Pick the winners of the six totejackpot races at the nominated totejackpot meeting each day. This is equivalent to the scoop 6 but is available on a daily basis at one race meeting nominated by the tote (usually the feature meeting of the day). You can choose more than one horse in any of the races to increase your chances of winning.

Tote Quadpot:

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The tote quadpot involves picking a horse to be placed in each of the last 4 races at a selected race meeting. This is a popular bet if your placepot bet has already lost.

Tote Exacta:

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Pick the horses to finish 1st & 2nd in the correct order. This is similar to a fixed odds bet known as a forecast. Picking both the winner and the horse to finish second is very difficult, so it is also possible to place a reverse exacta which simply means your 2 selctions to finish first and second in any order.

Tote Trifecta

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: A tote trifecta is similar to a tote exacta, although this time you need to pick the horses to finish 1st, 2nd & 3rd in the correct order. This is extremely difficult and as a result the returns are always high for a successful bet, and returns a better amount than the fixed odds equivalent Tricast 59% of the time.