Totesport is one of the oldest and most trusted gambling brands around, with 514 high street betting shops and a rich and illustrious history dating back to 1928. Traditionally a horse and pool betting specialist, the company recently branched out into the world of online casinos, and its reputation has been bolstered even further following its acquisition by Betfred in 2011. Today, Totesport Casino is yet another successful branch of the respected Totesport brand.
Totesport Casino operates on both a Flash-based browser platform and a downloadable desktop client. The browser option can be accessed by Mac and Windows PC users alike, while the downloadable version is currently limited only to Windows computers - the download is quick and takes up very little space on your hard drive, making it an attractive option for frequent gamblers looking to take advantage of faster loading times.
One feature that is lacking, though, is a mobile version of the casino; currently, access to the casino is restricted to browsers and desktops only.
Totesport has selected software developer Playtech to provide its online casino platform, meaning that the gambling operator can offer a range of the latest games and make use of the best technology on the market. Choosing a partner like Playtech to look after its casino has left Totesport in the enviable position of being able to concentrate its considerable expertise on its horse and sports betting offerings, creating a market-leading one stop shop for all of your gambling needs.
As is to be expected from Playtech, the software is fast and responsive, the games are quick to load, and the graphics are crystal clear. Totesport’s instant arcade-style games, found under the ‘Games’ tab rather than the ‘Casino’ section of the website, are largely made by Cryptologic, and these seem slightly dated when compared to Playtech’s visuals.
A well-crafted user interface is at the heart of the Totesport Casino experience, with an easy to use homepage suggesting the best and newest games to players. All other gaming options are simple to access, split across six categories (card games, table games, slots, progressives, video poker and other games). Slot games in particular have benefited from Playtech’s expertise in computer graphics - animations are crisp, clear and smooth. Table games are equally good, with realistic tables and 3D animated chips.
Conveniently for existing members of Totesport’s other online services, it operates a single account system, meaning that players can use the same username and password for both its sportsbook and casino.
Online Casino Ratings:
Totesport Casino boasts in excess of 80 different game options, including around 60 different slots and a number of well-chosen table games, plus about 50 instant games in Totesport Games. Players are able to try their hand at a range of popular Marvel slot games, as well as a selection of lucrative progressives with eye-popping jackpots.
Card and table games, meanwhile, include several different types of roulette, a number of blackjack options and a solid video poker selection. As mentioned above, there’s unfortunately no mobile optimisation of the games, but they can all be played for fun online, allowing undecided newcomers to try them out before signing up. Similarly, there is no Live Casino, which some users may find disappointing.
Deposit & Withdrawal
Unlike its rivals, Totesport has shunned many typical online payment methods, instead opting to stick to traditional debit and credit cards, although players can also add to their accounts using Skrill, an online wallet that can be credited in a number of different ways. Additionally, players can transfer to their casino funds from their existing sportsbook balance, but withdrawals are only available by card.
Overall, Totesport has created an impressive online casino, with a healthy number of quality games and an attractive selection of progressive slots. With the addition of a mobile option and Live Dealers, this could well be up there with the best in the industry.