The latest Tote Ireland review: find out everything about the sportsbook’s pros and cons
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In our Tote Ireland review, punters will find the latest and most accurate information on the Irish sportsbook’s welcome offer, available betting markets, mobile application, live betting and streaming services, payment options and more.
|Tote Ireland review||Our rating|
Welcome Bonus: 4/5
The first topic we want to cover in this Tote Ireland review is probably one of the most important elements bettors are interested in before signing up with any bookmaker: the welcome bonus. Tote Ireland offers new players who create an account with them a bonus worth of €100 as follows:
- When players wager their first bet of €10, they get €10 back from the house
- When placing the 10th bet, they can get the average value of their first 10 bets back, which is a bonus worth of up to €40
- When placing €60 in any of the first four weeks of being a new customer, they get €12.50 back the following Monday – this means that four weeks of €12.50 each equals a bonus of €50 maximum.
To get the Tote Ireland welcome bonus, players have to tick off a few steps:
- Click on the link below to be redirected to the Tote Ireland website
- Fill in the registration form with all the necessary details
- Fulfill the wagering criteria
- Start playing.
There are, of course, several terms and conditions that new customers must keep in mind:
- The first bonus of €10 is credited to your account after you wagered €10 in total
- The average value of the first 10 bets can be of €40 maximum
- The offer is available only to players over 18+ years old
- The Tote Ireland offer is credited per person, email, debit card, household
- Players can only get one €12.50 per week from the additional bonus offer
- The €12.50 bonus is offered each Monday based on the previous week’s betting results.
Betting markets: 3/5
Tote Ireland isn’t really a sportsbook you can turn to if you want to polish your betting skills on sports like golf or esports, for example. At the moment, they don’t cover these. But even though they offer only a few sports you can bet on, these markets are fairly impressive in terms of coverage, updated information, promotions and selections:
- Horse racing
You will find in their offering events on the major British horse racing events, and most importantly, you will be overwhelmed by the number of events for Irish horse races. Their football market portfolio doesn’t look bad either. Players have the chance to select accumulators on a wide array of competitions and matches from the likes of Premier League and Champions League.
Since everything is calculated in Euros on Tote.com, you have to make your odd calculations and forecast the outcomes of your wagers in this currency. In general, Tote.com offers competitive, short odds that work very similar to what the odds you’d get at a traditional fixed-odds sportsbook in the UK, for example. There are differences when calculating your odds, since pool betting functions on different parameters.
One important thing to talk about in this Tote Ireland review is the live streaming options advertised by the Irish bookie. Players have the opportunity to enjoy a few selections of live horse racing and greyhound racing events. Not all the events are live streamed, but the list is pretty decent. In order to watch live events, customers need to be logged in to their account and have placed a bet before.
At the moment, there isn’t a live betting section or in-play features on Tote Ireland. Players can, however, find the races they want to bet on very easily.
Mobile App: 3/5
In this Tote Ireland review, we also want to cover the main features and characteristics of the sportsbook’s mobile application. The app is available to use for iOS devices 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It has 15.6 MB and is free to use.
The main features of the Tote Ireland app are:
- Make on-the-go wagers on major Irish, UK and international horse racing pools
- Place wagers on greyhound and football
- Enjoy no limit staking
- Claim various promotions and rewards available for existing members
- Explore tips and tricks and read blogs written by jockeys, owners and trainers.
In this Tote Ireland review, we must mention that players can only make the most of the mobile site version offered by the operator.
Payment options: 3/5
An essential detail to remember from this Tote Ireland review is that the bookmaker doesn’t accept payments from any e-wallets and neither does it take payments made via bank transfers. At the moment of writing this Tote Ireland review, there are only three ways of making a deposit to your Tote member’s account.
Check the table below for details on the available payment methods on Tote.com:
|Payment method||Minimum deposit||Transaction fee||Processing time|
|Cheque||€5||N/A||Maximum 5 working days|
|Payment card (MasterCard, Visa, Laser)||€5||N/A||Immediate|
There are no maximum deposits set by the sportsbook, however, these depend on your service card provider. When depositing via cheque, postal order or cash, there is no maximum deposit.
Please know that in order to make a cash deposit or via cheque, members have to send it to Tote Ireland, Ballymany, The Curragh, Co. Kildare, including details on Tote account number, name and contact details. Cash deposits can also be made at the races by handling the deposit along with the Tote card to a Tote teller. Alternatively, members can also deposit money using a payment card by calling the Tote.com consumer support.
In order to make an online deposit, you have to:
- Log in to your member’s account
- Click on the DEPOSIT NOW button
- Select payment card method
- Enter the amount you wish to deposit
- Select a nickname for the card
- Select type of card
- Fill in the details of your card (number, name, expiry date, CVV)
- Click on DEPOSIT NOW.
Customer service: 4/5
The last category we want to analyse in this Tote Ireland review is the different ways you can get in touch with the Tote customer service centre.
Check the table below for details on the available methods of contacting Tote.com customer services:
|Contact method||Live chat||Telephone||Fax|
|Access details||No live chat service available||+353 (0)45 491 830; 0800 904 7784 (if calling from the UK)||+353 (0)45 455 456||[email protected]|
|Availability times||N/A||Daily from 9.30am (GMT) until the off of the last Irish race||Daily from 9.30am (GMT) until the off of the last Irish race||Daily from 9.30am (GMT) until the off of the last Irish race|
Unfortunately, the sportsbook doesn’t offer a live chat service via desktop, but there is one live support service that can only be accessible via the mobile site. The customer support team is friendly and eager to help, so you can count on them for when you experience any issues with your account or have any questions regarding payment methods or want to understand more about their pool betting model.
Overall rating: 3/5
While doing the research for this Tote Ireland review, we could definitely see that Tote.com’s biggest ace up their sleeve is focusing only on a few sports markets and maximizing their potential to the fullest. Members can bet on numerous international horse racing events, not just on the usual British and Irish races usually found at sportsbooks.
This short choice of sports can also be a big disappointment for players who would indeed like to have the option to bet on other sports as well, if not the most unconventional ones, at least on the mainstream ones such as rugby or baseball.
The table below is meant to recap the main pros and cons discussed in this Tote Ireland review.
|What we like||What we don’t like|
|Great selection of racing events||Limited offer of betting markets|
|Big coverage of international races||No live betting|
|No Android mobile app|
All in all, if you are more into horse racing and football and aren’t that interested in betting on other sports, Tote can prove to be a good option. Remember that their welcome bonus is worth of €100 at sign up and you can get the first €10 as soon as you wagered your first €10 in total. Terms and conditions apply.