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John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth

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The UK Tote Group has confirmed the appointment of John Williamson, a director with extensive experience in Asia, as its Non-Executive Chairman from 1 September 2020. Williamson’s appointment is expected to bring “significant international business and financial expertise to the organisation”, and provide timely support for its ambitious growth plans just 10 months after its acquisition of the Tote, the …

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Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races

Ahead of this week’s Royal Ascot (16-20 June), the UK Tote Group has confirmed that its Tote Superpools markets will be available for all 36 festival races. Tote Superpools offer pools that are combined with those from Hong Kong and other major racetracks, boosting prize pool liquidity for punters. The Tote has since outlined plans to expand Tote Superpools to …

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Tote Ten to Follow returns as UK racing resumes

As UK racing makes its return today, the Tote Group has revealed a number of new features that will be made available to punters. The new features will ‘enhance the pool betting experience for customers’, and will feature the return of Tote Ten to Follow and bigger pools. Alex Frost, Chief Executive of the UK Tote Group, said: “Like so …

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UK Tote secures agreement with HRI and Tote Ireland

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has secured a new seven-year alliance with Tote Ireland and the UK Tote Group which will ensure the continuity of Tote on-course service on Irish racecourses. From 1 January 1 2021, UK Tote Group will operate Tote Ireland’s off-course business, allowing Tote Ireland to build a stronger and more agile on-course presence in Ireland. Nicky Hartery, …

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UK Tote gains international ‘commingling pool ecosystem’ with Sportech

Entering a multi-year agreement, the new UK Tote Group is set to expand its international wagering capacity by utilising Sportech Plc systems and technologies.  The UK Tote will use Sportech’s flagship ‘Quantum System’ to enhance its commingling capabilities by securing data to Sportech’s global partnerships with leading race organisers such as The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC)  The Quantum system …

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Tote offers Hong Kong racing through HKJC deal

To fill the shortfall in British and Irish racing, the Tote will offer its UK customers new opportunities to bet on Hong Kong racing after securing a new partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Tote customers will now be able to play the Placepot on meetings from the Happy Valley Racecourse and the Sha Tin Racecourse every week. …

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Tote offers Swedish racing with ATG deal

In a deal that will offer UK customers new opportunities to bet on Swedish racing, The Tote has secured a new partnership with the Swedish Horse Racing Totalisator Board (ATG). Available bets for all Tote customers on Swedish thoroughbred and trotting racing include ‘Win, Place and Trifecta’, as well as ‘Exacta’ on thoroughbred racing only, with work underway to integrate …

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Eamonn Wilmott departs UK Tote Group

The UK Tote Group has begun its search for a new Chairman after Eamonn Wilmott confirmed he would be stepping down from the company. Wilmott, who took control of The Tote in October 2019, was instrumental in the Together for the Tote initiative. The initiative saw The Tote team up with racecourse operator Britbet, later buying the pool betting operator …

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Tote will return to Chester and Bangor-on-Dee

The Tote will make a return to Chester Racecourse in 2020, after the UK Tote Group and Chester Race Company agreed a four-year partnership. The return of the pool betting operator will supplement the existing on-course betting provision from Chester Bet and will see the Tote assume the sponsorship of the Chester Cup as part of an exclusive Boodles May …

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The Tote and Britbet to sponsor Racehorse Owners’ Sponsorship Scheme

The Tote and Britbet have been confirmed as the new sponsors of the Racehorse Owners’ Sponsorship Scheme, with the partnership due to take effect on 1 January 2020.  As confirmed by the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA), the sponsorship will see all owners included on the Scheme carrying the new Tote logo on their silks.  Charlie Liverton, Chief Executive of the …

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