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Tote launches Tote Guarantee across UK racecourses via Britbet deal

The Tote has signed an agreement with Britbet, enabling the company to offer the Tote Guarantee across the sports betting operator’s 55 racecourse partners. As a result of the partnership, the Tote Guarantee will be made available on-course at Britbet-affiliated racetracks for a trial period of three months until January 2022. However, the partners are ‘hopeful that a positive response …

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Tote secures £20m for new product roadmap beyond racing

A reformed UK Tote Group has raised a reported £20 million from existing shareholders to diversify its products and technologies beyond the firm’s legacy dependence on racing fixtures. Sky News ‘City Edition’ reported that Tote shareholders had agreed to back the firm’s new product roadmap, as the Tote eyes ‘an expansion into football betting to strengthen the company’s balance sheet’. …

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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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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 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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