ToteSport Casino offers all new members a £100 welcome bonus and free Comp Points for every £10 wagered. Tote’s online casino has around 90 casino games, good customer support and a high street name you can trust. It’s a good combination, and if anything more should be made of the fact that Betfred bought the Tote in 2011, so you have another trusted brand involved in the operation now too.
Previously famous for running the trackside or on-course pool betting at racecourses around the country, Tote turned its skills to online casinos in the mid-2000s, but it was only six years later that Betfred bought it out. The result feels a little like an online casino lost in time – there’s a few good promotions but with less than 100 casino games and no live dealer rooms, it’s clear that there’s still room for improvement.
Like many other online casinos, you can play either instantly online by logging into the website, or by downloading the standalone casino software, and that’s good news whatever style of play you prefer. If you have an existing ToteSport username set up, you should be able to use that without any problems, so existing members of the site for other forms of gambling should find the transition easy to make.
One thing worth taking a proper look at is the Games section – this is separate from the Casino section, but incorporates slots, as well as the instant-win titles you might normally see included under the general Casino tab on other sites. With over 40 Games titles, that tips the balance of games at ToteSport to well over the 100 mark, closing the gap slightly on the opposition).
Best of all, many of ToteSport Casino’s games can be played for free – you won’t be able to win real cash this way, obviously, but you can get to grips with the rules of a new game without putting any of your own funds at risk. With simple, intuitive rules across most of the instant-win titles, it’s easy to while away a few hours on hi-lo games even without the prospect of winning any money, and hone your strategy in time for making your first real wager. All in all, ToteSport Casino is a solid offering, and definitely worth a punt.
One thing that’s always good to see is a clearly segregated Progressive Jackpots section – you don’t want to be playing at guesswork when trying to find the big money in amongst all of the standard slots titles and table games. ToteSport Casino does this well, with a separate index page for Progressives, and over 30 titles listed, which is not half bad considering the fairly conservative number of casino games overall.
Even better, if you’re elsewhere on the site and click to view the full A-Z listing of casino games – available at the bottom of the page no matter where you are – all of the Progressive Jackpot games are indicated simply by (P) after their name. The only unfortunate thing is that you don’t get a live preview of exactly how much the jackpot is at any given time, but apart from that – which, to be honest, you don’t get on more than a handful of other online casinos anyway – these big-money titles are probably one of ToteSport’s strongest features.
If you’re prepared to commit to ToteSport Casino, then you’ll be rewarded for doing so – so as we said, if you can see past the gaps in this casino’s coverage (such as live dealer games), then there’s plenty to be found in their place. This starts from your first deposit, with a reasonable 100% £100 welcome bonus and immediate enrolment into the Emerald Club VIP scheme.
The Emerald Club basically includes everyone, as long as you’ve ever made a real-money deposit, and you’ll start earning Comp Points at a rate of one point for every £10 wagered. Each month, you can also get a 50% reload bonus on your first deposit of the month, up to £50.
On top of this, there’s a ‘real’ VIP scheme which is available by invitation only. Level 1 takes your reload bonus to a potential £100, adds a 25% £25 weekend bonus every week, and a ‘midweek loyalty reward’ of between £5 and £200 each week you play at the site. The VIP ladder goes all the way up to Level 5, with enhanced midweek loyalty bonuses and better Comp Point conversion rates to put more back into your account in recognition of your higher wagering levels at ToteSport Casino.