SPECIFIC CONDITIONS FOR CUSTOMERS PLACING TOTE BETS (OTHER THAN AUSTRALIAN TOTE BETS)

Betfair Games Limited enables you to place Tote bets on our site (the “Website Service").

Please read these Specific Conditions, and the General Conditions, carefully, before making any Tote bets on our site.

If you and your betting transaction is covered by these Specific Conditions, references to "Betfair", "we", "us" and/or "our" in these Specific Conditions and in the General Conditions are to Betfair Games Limited.

By entering into any betting transactions on our site, you agree to be bound by these Specific Conditions as well as the General Conditions (together "the Agreement").

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS RELATING TO TOTE BETTING

  1. Counterparty to your Tote Bets
  2. When you make a Tote bet, you are betting with Betfair as counterparty to your bet. An offer which you make for a bet is open for acceptance by Betfair as a principal counterparty in whole or in part in accordance with this Agreement.

    Notwithstanding any statement to the contrary in this Agreement, we may elect, in certain very limited circumstances, to nominate one or more of our affiliate or joint venture companies to accept your offers for bets.

  3. Placing Tote Bets
  4. Once you submit your Tote bet request to Betfair, we will deduct the appropriate stake from your Betfair account and we will then attempt to strike a corresponding bet into the relevant Tote pool (the “Corresponding Bet”). While we attempt to strike the Corresponding Bet, your bet request will be ‘Pending’ and you will not be allowed to change the terms of that bet or cancel or withdraw from that bet. However, please note, the deduction of the stake from your Betfair account does not signify the acceptance of your Tote bet.

    The Corresponding Bet will usually be successfully placed within a couple of seconds. Once the Corresponding Bet has been placed successfully into the relevant tote pool, the Tote Betslip on your screen will show the status of the bet as ‘Bet placed’. It is only when the status of the bet is confirmed as ‘Bet placed’ that your bet is confirmed and accepted by Betfair.

    In the unlikely event that Betfair is unable to successfully place the Corresponding Bet into the relevant Tote pool for any reason whatsoever (including the failure of Betfair’s systems), your Tote bet request will fail, your bet will not be accepted by Betfair and your Tote bet will not be placed. In other words, the acceptance of your Tote bet is entirely conditional on Betfair successfully placing the Corresponding Bet into the relevant Tote pool. Betfair will have no liability to you (including for any money you would have won) if it is not able to or if it fails to for any reason place the Corresponding Bet or it otherwise fails to process your bet request on time.

    Please see paragraph 3 below for how to check the status of your Tote bet. Please note, unless the Tote Betslip updates after you have placed your Tote bet to show ‘Bet Placed’, you should ensure that you check the status of your bet within the “Current Bets” tab within “My Account

  5. Checking the status of your Tote Bets
  6. To check whether your bet has been successfully placed, we advise you to go to the “Current Bets” tab within “My Account”, click on the “Tote Bets” button and check the “Status” column to ensure that it shows “Bet placed” next to the relevant Tote bets. If the “Status” column shows “Bet not placed”, this means we have not been able to place the Corresponding Bet into the relevant Tote pool and your Tote bet has not been accepted by Betfair. If the “Status” column shows “Bet pending”, this means that we are still trying to place the Corresponding Bet into the relevant Tote pool and you should keep checking back to see whether or not your bet is placed.

  7. Our details
  8. Betfair Games Limited ('BGL') is a limited liability company registered in Malta under number C 36293 ('BGL'). Our registered offices are at Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, St Venera, Malta, SVR 1851.

    BGL is licensed and regulated in Malta by the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Authority ('LGA'). The LGA is the regulator for all forms of gaming in Malta. For further information about the LGA please go to www.lga.org.mt.

    Whilst it is intended that the Website Service will operate under BGL's existing licence, we reserve the right to switch the operation of the Website Service to another jurisdiction at any time, including without limitation for disaster recovery purposes. In this case another company in an alternative jurisdiction will act as agent for, and provide services to BGL, to ensure that the Website Service will be available to you, subject to these Specific Conditions and the General Conditions.

  9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
  10. This Agreement is governed by the laws of Malta and the parties hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Malta in relation to all disputes under this Agreement.

  11. English language version
  12. This Agreement has been prepared in various languages other than English for reference only. In the event of any differences between the English version of this Agreement and any non-English versions, the English version shall prevail.

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR GERMAN CUSTOMERS

You are given access to the betting facility by TSE Global Limited, Waterfront, Hammersmith Embankment, Winslow Road, London W6 9HP ("TSE Global"). TSE Global acts as intermediary between you and Betfair in respect of transmitting data. Under this Agreement you have a contractual relationship with Betfair only. Any Fees paid by you under this Agreement are paid to Betfair and no separate payment is made by you to TSE Global for the provision of services provided by TSE Global.

RULES APPLICABLE TO UK TOTE BETS

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. All UK Tote (sometime referred to in this document as 'totepool') bets are 'pool' or 'pari-mutuel' type bets whereby the winning return is calculated by reference to the amount of money staked in the pool and the eventual number of winning bets.

    2. Betfair reserves the right to offer some or all of the totepool bet types described below.

    3. Bets are void on horses declared as non-runners before coming under Starters Orders on all single-leg bets. For multi-leg bets, non-runners are normally transferred onto the favourite, subject to the details below.

  2. TOTEPOOL BETTING
  3. Subject to the following conditions and to any notices displayed on the Betfair website or the UK Tote's website, bets will be accepted for horses by their racecard numbers. If the official number is misprinted in the racecard, then the number declared by the racecourse will take precedence. In the event of any dispute arising from horse names and/or numbers, all bets will be settled on the horse number as printed on the betting receipt. The policy in regard to reserve horses will be as advertised by totepool on the day.

  4. Minimum Stakes

    1. The minimum cash stake for totewin, toteplace, toteexacta, totescoop6, totesuper7, toteswinger and totetrifecta pools is £2. Provided a minimum of £2 is spent then permutations in stake units of 50p and £1 will be accepted for toteswinger. Provided a minimum of £2 is spent then permutations in stake units of 10p, 20p, 30p, 40p, 50p and £1 will be accepted for toteexacta and totetrifecta.
    2. The minimum cash stake for totequadpot and toteplacepot is £1. Provided a minimum of £1 is spent then permutations in stake units of 10p, 20p, 25p, 30p, 40p and 50p will be accepted for totequadpot and toteplacepot.
    3. The minimum cash stake for totejackpot is also £1. Provided a minimum of £1 is spent then permutations in stake units of 50p will be accepted for totejackpot.

  5. TOTEWIN
  6. AIM OF THE BET

    To select the winning horse.

    RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The totewin pool is operated on all races of 2 or more runners unless otherwise stated

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    19.25% (The net pool is therefore 80.75% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winner of the race to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

    1. If the calculated dividend is greater than 90p and less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10.
    2. If the calculated dividend is 90p or below, the payable dividend will be £1.02.
    3. Notwithstanding (i) and (ii) above, in the case of a dead heat for first place if the calculated dividend is 60p or below, the payable dividend will be 60p. (See rule on Dead Heats below.)

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the winning horse is part backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    Example 1

    Suppose we have a totewin pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and the total amount invested on the winning horse is £0.80.

    As the winning horse is part-backed, then the net pool of £1,000 is the calculated dividend.

    The total amount paid out on the winning horse is only (0.80 x £1,000) = £800, so the remaining £200 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent totewin pool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so the 19.25% deduction is added back to the net funds carried forward. Therefore the gross carry-forward in this example is £200.00 / (1 -19.25%) = £247.68.

    If the winning horse is not backed, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are not accepted in the totewin pool.

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders. Bets are void on horses which become non-runners before coming under starter's orders, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

    WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If the race is a walkover, or is void or is abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS

    Multiple selections on the same slip are accepted.

    NO FINISHERS

    If the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    DEAD HEATS

    When two or more horses dead-heat for first place, the net pool will be divided into as many equal parts as there are dead-heating runners. The part of the net pool allocated to each dead-heating horse is divided by the total stakes on that runner to obtain a calculated dividend for each dead-heating horse. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If a dead-heating horse is part-backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that horse, the net pool assigned to that horse is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that dead-heating horse which has not been won will be carried forward to another totewin pool as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    Example 2

    Suppose we have a totewin pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and there is a dead-heat for first place between two horses, A and B with the following amounts invested on each:

    1. £100.00
    2. £0.90

    The net pool is divided into 2 equal parts, and £500 is allocated to each of horses A and B.

    The £500 allocated to horse A is then divided by the £100 of stakes on that runner, so the calculated dividend for horse A is £5.00.

    As horse B is part-backed, the £500 allocated to that horse is the calculated dividend. The total amount paid out on horse B is only (0.90 x £500) = £450, so the remaining £50 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent totewin pool.

    The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so the 19.25% deduction is added back to the net funds carried forward. Therefore the gross carry-forward in this example is £50.00 / (1 -19.25%) = £61.92.

    If a dead-heating horse is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that dead-heating horse will be carried forward to another totewin pool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

  7. TOTEPLACE

  8. AIM OF THE BET

    To select a horse to finish placed.

    The finishing positions which constitute a place in any race, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

    5 - 7 runners 1st & 2nd

    8 - 15 runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Non-handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

    RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The toteplace pool is operated on all races of 5 or more runners unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    20% (The net pool is therefore 80% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the number of places payable on the race as defined above, i.e. 2, 3 or 4, in equal proportion. The part of the net pool allocated to each place is then divided by the total stakes on that placed horse to obtain a calculated dividend for each place. The calculated dividend is rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

    1. If the calculated dividend is greater than 70p and less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10.
    2. If the calculated dividend is 70p or below, the payable dividend will be £1.02.
    3. Notwithstanding (i) and (ii) above, in the case of a dead heat the minimum payable dividend will be 50p. (See rule on Dead Heats below.)

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    In the event of (ii) above, i.e. if the calculated dividend falls below 70p, money will be taken from the net pool on the remaining placed horses in equal shares to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any placed horse is not less than 70p.

    Example 3

    Suppose we have a toteplace pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £12,000, and suppose there are 3 places payable.

    Then the net pool initially allocated to each placed horse = (£12,000 / 3) = £4,000.

    Suppose the total amounts invested on the 3 placed horses are:

    1st placed horse: £1,000

    2nd placed horse: £500

    3rd placed horse: £8,000

    Therefore the calculated dividends on the 3 placed horses would be:

    1st placed horse: £4.00

    2nd placed horse: £8.00

    3rd placed horse: £0.50

    The calculated dividend for the 3rd placed horse is less than 70p. Therefore money will be taken from the net pool on the remaining placed horses in equal shares to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any placed horse is not less than 70p.

    The net pool which must be allocated to the 3rd placed horse to increase the calculated dividend to 70p is (£8,000 x 0.70) = £5,600. This means an additional (£5,600 - £4,000) = £1,600 will be taken from the net pool on the other 2 placed horses in equal shares, i.e. £800 from each of those other 2 placed horses. So the revised net pool allocated to each placed horse is now as follows:

    1st placed horse: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    2nd placed horse: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    3rd placed horse: £4,000 + £1,600 = £5,600

    The calculated dividend on each placed horse is now:

    1st placed horse: £3,200 / £1,000 = £3.20

    2nd placed horse: £3,200 / £500 = £6.40

    3rd placed horse: £5,600 / £8,000 = £0.70

    So the declared dividends will be:

    1st placed horse: £3.20

    2nd placed horse: £6.40

    3rd placed horse: £1.02

    Example 4

    Suppose once again we have a toteplace pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £12,000, and there are 3 places payable.

    Then the net pool initially allocated to each placed horse = (£12,000 / 3) = £4,000. Suppose the total amounts invested on the 3 placed horses are:

    1st placed horse: £5,000

    2nd placed horse: £100

    3rd placed horse: £8,000

    (Note: The total amount of winning units can be greater than the net pool due to the deduction.)

    The calculated dividends on the 3 placed horses would be:

    1st placed horse: £0.80

    2nd placed horse: £40.00

    3rd placed horse: £0.50

    The calculated dividend for the 3rd placed horse is less than 70p. Therefore money will be taken from the net pool on the remaining placed horses in equal shares to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any placed horse is not less than 70p.

    The net pool which must be allocated to the 3rd placed horse to increase the calculated dividend to 70p is (£8,000 x 0.70) = £5,600. This means an additional (£5,600 - £4,000) = £1,600 will be taken from the net pool on the other 2 placed horses in equal shares, i.e. £800 from each of those other 2 placed horses. So the revised net pool allocated to each placed horse is now as follows:

    1st placed horse: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    2nd placed horse: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    3rd placed horse: £4,000 + £1,600 = £5,600

    The calculated dividend on each runner is now:

    1st placed horse: £3,200 / £5,000 = £0.64

    2nd placed horse: £3,200 / £100 = £32.00

    3rd placed horse: £5,600 / £8,000 = £0.70

    The calculated dividend for the 1st placed horse has now fallen below 70p. Therefore further money must be taken from the net pool on the other remaining placed horse, i.e. the 2nd placed horse, to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any placed horse is not less than 70p.

    The net pool which must be allocated to the 1st placed horse to increase the calculated dividend to 70p is (£5,000 x 0.70) = £3,500. This means an additional (£3,500 - £3,200) = £300 will be taken from the net pool on the 2nd placed horse. So the revised net pool allocated to each placed horse is now as follows:

    1st placed horse: £3,200 + £300 = £3,500

    2nd placed horse: £3,200 - £300 = £2,900

    3rd placed horse: £5,600

    The calculated dividend on each placed horse is now:

    1st placed horse: £3,500 / £5,000 = £0.70

    2nd placed horse: £2,900 / £100 = £29.00

    3rd placed horse: £5,600 / £8,000 = £0.70

    So the declared dividends will be:

    1st placed horse: £1.02

    2nd placed horse: £29.00

    3rd placed horse: £1.02

    If a placed horse is part-backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on a placed horse, then the net pool assigned to that placed horse is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that placed horse which has not been won will be divided in equal proportion between the remaining placed horses which have been fully backed.

    Example 5

    Suppose we have a toteplace pool where the net funds available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £3,000, and there are 3 places payable.

    Then the net pool initially allocated to each placed horse = (£3,000 / 3) = £1,000.

    Suppose the total amounts invested on the 3 placed horses are:

    1st placed horse: £500.00

    2nd placed horse: £100.00

    3rd placed horse: £0.40

    The 3rd placed horse is part backed, so only £400 of the £1,000 allocated to that horse will be paid out on that horse. The balance of £600 will be divided in equal proportion between the other horses which have been fully backed, so an additional £300 will be allocated to each of the 1st and 2nd placed horses.

    So the revised net pool allocated to each placed horse is now as follows:

    1st placed horse: £1,000 + £300 = £1,300

    2nd placed horse: £1,000 + £300 = £1,300

    3rd placed horse: £1,000 - £600 = £400

    The calculated dividend on each runner is now:

    1st placed horse: £1,300 / £500.00 = £2.60

    2nd placed horse: £1,300 / £100.00 = £13.00

    3rd placed horse: £400 / £0.40 = £1,000.00

    If a placed horse is not backed, the portion of the net pool assigned to that placed horse will be divided in equal proportion between the remaining placed horses which have been fully backed.

    If none of the placed horses are fully backed, the balance of the gross pool assigned to each placed horse which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If none of the placed horses are backed, the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are not accepted in the toteplace pool.

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders. Bets are void on horses which become non-runners before coming under starter's orders, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

    VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If the race is void or abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

    REDUCED FIELD SIZE

    If the number of runners in any race falls below 5, then the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS

    Multiple selections on the same slip are accepted.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places in any leg, then only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed. The net pool will be divided by the number of finishers rather than being divided by the number of places that were originally payable on the race.

    DEAD HEATS

    If two or more horses dead heat for the final position which constitutes a place, a dividend is paid on each of those dead-heating horses. The amount of the pool allocated to that place is divided equally between the dead-heating horses.

    If three or more horses dead heat for the penultimate position which constitutes a place, e.g. 3rd place in a race where 4 places are payable, a dividend is paid on each of those dead-heating horses. The total amount of the pool allocated to the final two places is divided equally between the dead-heating horses.

    The proportion of the net pool allocated to each placed horse in the event of a dead-heat is as follows:

    2 places, 2 runners in 1st place 1st(A) 1/2
    1st(B) 1/2
    2 places, 2 runners in 2nd place 1st 1/2
    2nd(A) 1/4
    2nd(B) 1/4
    2 places, 3 runners in 1st place 1st(A) 1/3
    1st(B) 1/3
    1st(C) 1/3
    2 places, 3 runners in 2nd place 1st 1/2
    2nd(A) 1/6
    2nd(B) 1/6
    2nd(C) 1/6
    3 places, 2 runners in 3rd place 1st 1/3
    2nd 1/3
    3rd(A) 1/6
    3rd(B) 1/6
    3 places, 3 runners in 2nd place 1st 1/3
    2nd(A) 2/9
    2nd(B) 2/9
    2nd(C) 2/9
    3 places, 3 runners in 3rd place 1st 1/3
    2nd 1/3
    3rd(A) 1/9
    3rd(B) 1/9
    3rd(C) 1/9
    4 places, 2 runners in 4th place 1st 1/4
    2nd 1/4
    3rd 1/4
    4th(A) 1/8
    4th(B) 1/8
    4 places, 3 runners in 3rd place 1st 1/4
    2nd 1/4
    3rd(A) 1/6
    3rd(B) 1/6
    3rd(C) 1/6
    4 places, 3 runners in 4th place 1st 1/4
    2nd 1/4
    3rd 1/4
    4th(A) 1/12
    4th(B) 1/12
    4th(C) 1/12

    The part of the net pool allocated to each dead-heating horse is divided by the total stakes on that runner to obtain a calculated dividend for each dead-heating horse. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    In the event of a dead heat, if the calculated dividend of a horse involved in that dead heat is below 50p, the dividend declared will be 50p and no money will be taken from the net pool allocated to any of the remaining placed horses to increase the calculated dividend.

    if a dead-heating horse is part-backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that horse, the net pool assigned to that horse is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that dead-heating horse which has not been won will be divided between all the placed horses which have been fully backed, and will be allocated in equal shares with the exception of the other dead-heating horse(s) for which the funds will be apportioned as stated in the dead-heat rule below.

    If a dead-heating horse is not backed, then the net pool assigned to that dead-heating horse which has not been won will be divided between the remaining placed horses which have been fully backed, and will be allocated in equal shares with the exception of the other dead-heating horse(s) for which the funds will be apportioned as stated in the dead-heat rule below.

    In the event of a dead-heat, if money within the toteplace pool should be transferred between the placed horses, either to increase a calculated dividend to a specific minimum threshold or to re-assign funds from a placed horse which has not been fully backed to the remaining placed horses which have been fully backed, then the funds transferred to or transferred from a placed horse will be proportioned in the same ratio as the allocation of funds in the event of a dead heat as shown in the table above.

    Example 6

    Suppose we have a two-way dead heat for 3rd place with 3 places payable in the toteplace pool, where:

    the 1st placed horse is part backed;

    the 2nd placed horse and the two dead-heating 3rd placed horses are fully backed;

    balance of the net pool not won on the first placed horse is £1,000.

    The £1,000 needs to be redistributed amongst the other placed horses which have been fully backed. Those are the 2nd, 3rd(A) and 3rd(B).

    From the table above, the proportion of the net pool allocated to each placed horse is:

    1st 1/3

    2nd 1/3

    3rd(A) 1/6

    3rd(B) 1/6

    So each of the two dead heating horses will be allocated half as much as the 2nd placed horse, i.e. the 2nd placed horse will be allocated £500 and each of the two dead-heating horses will be allocated £250.

    Example 7

    Suppose we have a triple dead heat for 2nd place with 3 places payable in the toteplace pool, where:

    one of the horses which triple dead-heats for second place is part-backed;

    all the remaining placed horses are fully backed;

    the balance of the net pool not won on that part-backed dead-heating horse is £700.

    The £700 needs to be re-distributed amongst the other placed horses which have been fully backed. Those are the 1st, 2nd(A) and 2nd(B).

    From the table above, the proportion of the net pool allocated to each placed horse is:

    1st 1/3

    2nd(A) 2/9

    2nd(B) 2/9

    2nd(C) 2/9

    So each of the two dead-heating horses which have been fully backed will be allocated two-thirds as much as the 1st placed horse, i.e. the 1st placed horse will be allocated £300 and each of the two dead-heating horses will be allocated £200.

  9. TOTESWINGER
  10. AIM OF THE BET

    To select 2 horses to finish in any of the first 3 places.

    RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The toteswinger pool is operated on all races of 6 or more declared runners unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    All bets must be accepted into the system together with full stakes paid not later than 'the off' of the race.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    30% (The net pool is therefore 70% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    If the number of actual runners is 6 or more, even in handicaps of 16 or more runners, there will be 3 winning combinations:

    Combination 1: 1st + 2nd (in either order)

    Combination 2: 1st + 3rd (in either order)

    Combination 3: 2nd + 3rd (in either order)

    One-third of the net pool will be allocated to each combination. The part of the net pool allocated to each winning combination is then divided by the total stakes on that combination to obtain a calculated dividend for each combination.

    If the number of actual runners is reduced to only 4 or 5, then there is only one winning combination:

    1st & 2nd (in either order)

    In this case the entire net pool is divided by the total stakes on that combination to obtain a calculated dividend.

    The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

    1. If the calculated dividend is greater than 70p and less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10.
    2. If the calculated dividend is 70p or below, the payable dividend will be £1.02.
    3. Notwithstanding (i) and (ii) above, if as a result of a dead-heat the proportion of the net pool allocated to any winning combination is reduced from one-third in the case of 6 or more runners, or reduced from the entire net pool in the case of 4 or 5 runners, the minimum dividend payable on such a combination will be 50p. (See rule on Dead Heats below.)

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    In the event of (ii) above, i.e. if the calculated dividend falls below 70p, money will be taken from the remaining winning combinations in equal shares to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any combination is not less than 70p.

    Example 8

    Suppose we have a toteswinger pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £12,000.

    Then the net pool initially allocated to each winning combination = (£12,000 / 3) = £4,000.

    Suppose the total amounts invested on the 3 winning combinations are:

    1st + 2nd: £1,000

    1st + 3rd: £500

    2nd + 3rd: £8,000

    Therefore the calculated dividends on the 3 winning combinations would be:

    1st + 2nd: £4.00

    1st + 3rd: £8.00

    2nd + 3rd: £0.50

    The calculated dividend for the combination '2nd + 3rd' is less than 70p. Therefore money will be taken from the net pool on the remaining winning combinations in equal shares to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any winning combination is not less than 70p.

    The net pool which must be allocated to the combination '2nd + 3rd' to increase the calculated dividend to 70p is (£8,000 x 0.70) = £5,600. This means an additional (£5,600 - £4,000) = £1,600 will be taken from the net pool on the other 2 winning combinations in equal shares, i.e. £800 from each of those other 2 winning combinations. So the revised net pool allocated to each winning combination is now as follows:

    1st + 2nd: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    1st + 3rd: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    2nd + 3rd: £4,000 + £1,600 = £5,600

    The calculated dividend on each winning combination is now:

    1st + 2nd: £3,200 / £1,000 = £3.20

    1st + 3rd: £3,200 / £500 = £6.40

    2nd + 3rd: £5,600 / £8,000 = £0.70

    So the declared dividends will be:

    1st + 2nd: £3.20

    1st + 3rd: £6.40

    2nd + 3rd: £1.02

    Example 9

    Suppose once again we have a toteswinger pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £12,000.

    Then the net pool initially allocated to each winning combination = (£12,000 / 3) = £4,000.

    Suppose the total amounts invested on the 3 winning combinations are:

    1st + 2nd: £5,000

    1st + 3rd: £100

    2nd + 3rd: £8,000

    (Note: The total amount of winning units can be greater than the net pool due to the deduction.)

    The calculated dividends on the 3 winning combinations would be:

    1st + 2nd: £0.80

    1st + 3rd: £40.00

    2nd + 3rd: £0.50

    The calculated dividend for the combination '2nd + 3rd' is less than 70p. Therefore money will be taken from the net pool on the remaining winning combinations in equal shares to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any winning combination is not less than 70p.

    The net pool which must be allocated to the combination '2nd + 3rd' to increase the calculated dividend to 70p is (£8,000 x 0.70) = £5,600. This means an additional (£5,600 - £4,000) = £1,600 will be taken from the net pool on the other winning combinations in equal shares, i.e. £800 from each of those other 2 winning combinations. So the revised net pool allocated to each winning combination is now as follows:

    1st + 2nd: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    1st + 3rd: £4,000 - £800 = £3,200

    2nd + 3rd: £4,000 + £1,600 = £5,600

    calculated dividend on each winning combination is now:

    1st + 2nd: £3,200 / £5,000 = £0.64

    1st + 3rd: £3,200 / £100 = £32.00

    2nd + 3rd: £5,600 / £8,000 = £0.70

    The calculated dividend for the combination '1st + 2nd' has now fallen below 70p. Therefore money must be taken from the net pool on the other remaining winning combination, i.e. the combination '1st + 3rd', to ensure that the minimum calculated dividend on any winning combination is not less than 70p.

    The net pool which must be allocated to combination '1st + 2nd' to increase the calculated dividend to 70p is (£5,000 x 0.70) = £3,500. This means an additional (£3,500 - £3,200) = £300 will be taken from the net pool on the combination '1st + 3rd'. So the revised net pool allocated to each winning combination is now as follows:

    1st + 2nd: £3,200 + £300 = £3,500

    1st + 3rd: £3,200 - £300 = £2,900

    2nd + 3rd: £5,600

    The calculated dividend on each winning combination is now:

    1st + 2nd: £3,500 / £5,000 = £0.70

    1st + 3rd: £2,900 / £100 = £29.00

    2nd + 3rd: £5,600 / £8,000 = £0.70

    So the declared dividends will be:

    1st + 2nd: £1.02

    1st + 3rd: £29.00

    2nd + 3rd: £1.02

    If a combination is part backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on a combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    Example 10

    Suppose we have a toteswinger pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £3,000.

    Then the net pool allocated to each winning combination = (£3,000 / 3) = £1,000.

    Suppose the total amounts invested on the 3 winning combinations are:

    1st + 2nd: £100.00

    1st + 3rd: £50.00

    2nd + 3rd: £0.60

    The calculated dividends for the winning combinations '1st + 2nd' and '1st + 3rd' are £10.00 and £20.00 respectively.

    As the combination '2nd + 3rd' is part-backed, the net pool of £1,000 is the calculated dividend for that combination.

    The total amount paid out on that combination is only (0.6 x £1,000) = £600, so the remaining £400 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent toteswinger pool.

    The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so the 30% deduction is added back to the net funds carried forward. Therefore the gross carry-forward in this example is £400.00 / (1 - 30%) = £571.43.

    If a combination is not backed, then the net pool assigned to that combination will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are not accepted in the toteswinger pool.

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders. Bets are void on horses which become non-runners before coming under starter's orders, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

    VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If the race is void or abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

    REDUCED FIELD SIZE

    If the number of runners in any race is reduced to 4 or 5, a dividend will only be paid in respect of the first and second placed horses in either order.

    If the number of runners in any race falls below 4, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Bankers are permitted and are limited to one per bet. A banker toteswinger allows you to combine one horse you are confident will finish in the first three places with any number of other horses.

    Permutations are accepted.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If only 2 horses officially finish the race, a dividend will only be declared on the first and second in either order. If this combination has not been backed then the pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool.

    If only 1 horse officially finishes the race, a dividend will be declared on that horse with any other. This will be the only dividend declared. If that winning horse has not been included within any of the combinations backed, then the pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool.

    DEAD HEATS

    In the case of 6 or more runners:

    Where 2 horses dead-heat for 1st place, the winning combinations will be any 2 of the first 3 finishers.

    Where 3 horses dead-heat for 1st place, the winning combinations will be any 2 of the first 3 finishers.

    Where 2 horses dead-heat for 2nd place, the winning combinations will be any 2 of the first 3 finishers.

    Where 3 horses dead-heat for 2nd place, the winning combinations will be 1st with any one of the dead-heating runners; and any 2 of the 3 dead-heating runners.

    Where 2 horses dead-heat for 3rd place, the winning combinations will be 1st and 2nd; 1st with either of the dead-heating runners; and 2nd with either of the dead-heating runners.

    Where 3 horses dead-heat for 3rd place, the winning combinations will be 1st and 2nd; 1st with any one of the dead-heating runners; and 2nd with any one of the dead-heating runners.

    Where 2 horses dead-heat for 1st place and 2 horses dead-heat for 3rd place, the winning combinations will be the two runners which dead-heated for first; and either runner which dead-heated for 1st with either runner which dead-heated for 3rd.

    If there is a dead-heat for 1st place or a dead-heat for 2nd place, the dividend will be calculated by apportioning the net pool in equal parts for each winning combination. Where there are 3rd place dead heats, one third of the pool will be apportioned to the combination for 1st and 2nd whilst the remainder of the net pool will be apportioned in equal parts to the remaining combinations.

    In the case of only 4 or 5 runners:

    Where 2 horses dead-heat for 1st place, the winning combination will be those two runners.

    Where 3 horses dead-heat for 1st place, the winning combinations will be any 2 of those 3 runners.

    Where 2 or more horses dead-heat for 2nd place, the winning combinations will be 1st with any one of the dead-heating runners.

    If there is a two-way dead-heat for 1st place, then there will still be only one dividend payable for selecting the first two finishers. If there is a dead-heat for 2nd place or a dead-heat involving 3 or more horses for 1st place, the dividend will be calculated by apportioning the net pool in equal parts for each winning combination.

    Here is a comprehensive list showing the proportion of the net pool allocated to each winning combination of the toteswinger in the event of a dead-heat:

    In the case of 6 or more runners:

    2 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/3
    1st(A) + 3rd 1/3
    1st(B) + 3rd 1/3
    3 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/3
    1st(A) + 1st(C) 1/3
    1st(B) + 1st(C) 1/3
    2 runners in 1st place, 2 runners in 3rd place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/3
    1st(A) + 3rd(A) 1/6
    1st(A) + 3rd(B) 1/6
    1st(B) + 3rd(A) 1/6
    1st(B) + 3rd(B) 1/6
    2 runners in 1st place, 3 runners in 3rd place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/3
    1st(A) + 3rd(A) 1/9
    1st(A) + 3rd(B) 1/9
    1st(A) + 3rd(C) 1/9
    1st(B) + 3rd(A) 1/9
    1st(B) + 3rd(B) 1/9
    1st(B) + 3rd(C) 1/9
    2 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) 1/3
    1st + 2nd(B) 1/3
    2nd(A) + 2nd(B) 1/3
    3 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) 2/9
    1st + 2nd(B) 2/9
    1st + 2nd(C) 2/9
    2nd(A) + 2nd(B) 1/9
    2nd(B) + 2nd(C) 1/9
    2nd(C) + 2nd(A) 1/9
    2 runners in 3rd place 1st + 2nd 1/3
    1st + 3rd(A) 1/6
    1st + 3rd(B) 1/6
    2nd + 3rd(A) 1/6
    2nd + 3rd(B) 1/6
    3 runners for 3rd place 1st + 2nd 1/3
    1st + 3rd(A) 1/9
    1st + 3rd(B) 1/9
    1st + 3rd(C) 1/9
    2nd + 3rd(A) 1/9
    2nd + 3rd(B) 1/9
    2nd + 3rd(C) 1/9
    In the case of only 4 or 5 runners:
    2 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/1
    3 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/3
    1st(A) + 1st(C) 1/3
    1st(B) + 1st(C) 1/3
    2 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) 1/2
    1st + 2nd(B) 1/2
    3 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) 1/3
    1st + 2nd(B) 1/3
    1st + 2nd(C) 1/3

    The part of the net pool allocated to each combination is then divided by the total stakes on that combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If a combination involving dead-heating horses is not fully backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If a combination involving dead-heating horses is not backed, the net pool assigned to that dead-heating combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    In the event of a dead-heat, if money within the toteswinger should be transferred between the winning combinations in order to increase a calculated dividend to a specific minimum threshold, then the funds transferred from any winning combination will be proportioned in the same ratio as the allocation of funds in the event of a dead heat as shown in the table above.

    Example 11

    Suppose we have a two-way dead heat for 3rd place in a race of 6 or more runners, where:

    combination '1st + 3rd(A)' is part-backed;

    all other winning combinations are fully backed;

    the balance of the net pool not won on the part-backed combination is £500.

    The £500 needs to be re-distributed amongst the other winning combinations which have been fully backed.

    From the table above, the proportion of the net pool allocated to each winning combination is:

    1st + 2nd 1/3

    1st + 3rd(A) 1/6

    1st + 3rd(B) 1/6

    2nd + 3rd(A) 1/6

    2nd + 3rd(B) 1/6

    So each of the three combinations involved a dead-heating horse which have been fully backed will be allocated half as much as the combination involving the first two horses, i.e. the £500 not won from the combination '1st + 3rd(A)' will be allocated as follows:

    1st + 2nd £200

    1st + 3rd(B) £100

    2nd + 3rd(A) £100

    2nd + 3rd(B) £100

  11. TOTEEXACTA
  12. AIM OF THE BET

    To select the winner and the second horse in the correct order. It is totepool's version of the computer straight forecast or CSF.

    RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The toteexacta pool is operated on all races of 3 or more runners unless otherwise stated.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    25% (The net pool is therefore 75% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winning toteexacta combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

    1. If the calculated dividend is less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10.
    2. Notwithstanding (i) above, in the case of a dead heat for either 1st or 2nd if the calculated dividend is 60p or below, the payable dividend will be 60p. (See rule on Dead Heats below.)

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the winning toteexacta combination is part-backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If the winning toteexacta combination is not backed, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are not accepted in the toteexacta pool.

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders. Bets are void on horses which become non-runners before coming under starter's orders, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

    VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If the race is void or abandoned and is not re-run on the same day, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

    REDUCED FIELD SIZE

    If the number of runners in any race falls below 3, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Fixed bankers are permitted and are limited to one per bet. Some outlets also allow floating bankers, again limited to one per bet.

    A fixed banker allows you to combine one horse you are confident will finish in first place with any number of other horses to fill the other first or second place.

    A floating banker allows you to combine one horse you are confident will finish in either of the first two places with any number of other horses.

    Reverse exactas (1st and 2nd in either order) and permutations (two from any number of horses to finish in the first two places) are accepted.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If only 1 horse officially finishes the race, the dividend will be declared on that horse with any other.

    If the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    DEAD HEATS

    When two or more horses dead-heat for first or second place, the net pool will be divided into as many equal parts as there are winning combinations.

    The proportion of the net pool allocated to each winning combination of the toteexacta in the event of a dead-heat is as follows:

    2 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/2
    1st(B) + 1st(A) 1/2
    2 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) 1/2
    1st + 2nd(B) 1/2
    3 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/6
    1st(A) + 1st(C) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st(A) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st (C) 1/6
    1st(C) + 1st(A) 1/6
    1st(C) + 1st(B) 1/6
    3 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) 1/3
    1st + 2nd(B) 1/3
    1st + 2nd(C) 1/3

    The part of the net pool allocated to each combination is then divided by the total stakes on that combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If a combination involving dead-heating horses is not fully backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    Example 12

    Suppose we have a toteexacta pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and there is a dead-heat for 2nd place between two horses, A and B with the following amounts invested on each winning exacta combination:

    1st + 2nd(A) £100.00

    1st + 2nd(B) £0.90

    The net pool is divided into 2 equal parts, and £500 is allocated to each of the two winning combinations.

    The £500 allocated to combination '1st + 2nd(A)' is then divided by the £100 of stakes on that combination, so the calculated dividend for that combination is £5.00.

    As combination '1st + 2nd(B)' is part-backed, then the £500 allocated to that combination is the calculated dividend.

    The total amount paid out on combination '1st + 2nd(B)' is only (0.9 x £500) = £450, so the remaining £50 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent toteexacta pool.

    The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so the 25% deduction is added back to the net funds carried forward. Therefore the gross carry-forward in this example is £50.00 / (1 - 25%) = £66.67.

    If a combination involving dead-heating horses is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that dead-heating combination will be carried forward to another toteexacta pool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    The minimum dividend payable on a toteexacta involving dead-heating horses will be £0.60.

  13. TOTETRIFECTA
  14. AIM OF THE BET

    To select the winner, the second and the third horse in the correct order. It is totepool's version of the tricast bet.

    RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The totetrifecta pool is operated in all UK races with 3 or more declared runners unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    25% (The net pool is therefore 75% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total stakes on the winning totetrifecta combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake, with the following exceptions:

    1. If the calculated dividend is less than £1.10, the payable dividend will be £1.10.
    2. Notwithstanding (i) above, in the case of a dead heat for 1st, 2nd or 3rd if the calculated dividend is 60p or below, the payable dividend will be 60p. (See rule on Dead Heats below.)

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the winning totetrifecta combination is part backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If the winning totetrifecta combination is not backed, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are not accepted in the totetrifecta pool.

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders. Bets are void on horses which become non-runners before coming under starter's orders, and the stakes on such non-runners are refundable.

    VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If the race is void or abandoned and is not re-ran on the same day, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded, unless otherwise stated. This is irrespective of whether the race is re-scheduled for a later date or not.

    REDUCED FIELD SIZE

    If the number of runners in any race falls below 3, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Fixed bankers are permitted, either one or two per bet. Some outlets also allow floating bankers, again either one or two per bet.

    Fixed bankers allow you to combine either one or two horses you are confident will finish in first place with any number of other horses to fill the other place(s).

    Floating bankers allow you to combine either one or two horses you are confident will finish in any of the first three places with any number of other horses.

    'All-ways' trifectas (1st, 2nd and 3rd in any order) and permutations (three from any number of horses to finish in the first three places) are accepted.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If only 2 horses officially finish the race, the dividend will be declared on the first and second in the correct order, with any other runner for third.

    If only 1 horse officially finishes the race, the dividend will be declared on that horse with any other runner for second and any other runner for third.

    If the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    DEAD HEATS

    When two or more horses dead-heat for first, second or third place, the net pool will be divided into as many equal parts as there are winning combinations.

    The proportion of the net pool allocated to each winning combination of the totetrifecta in the event of a dead-heat is as follows:

    2 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd 1/2
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd 1/2
    2 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) + 2nd(B) 1/2
    1st + 2nd(B) + 2nd(A) 1/2
    2 runners in 3rd place 1st + 2nd + 3rd(A) 1/2
    1st + 2nd + 3rd(B) 1/2
    3 runners in 1st place 1st(A) + 1st(B) + 1st(C) 1/6
    1st(A) + 1st(C) + 1st(B) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 1st(C) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st(C) + 1st(A) 1/6
    1st(C) + 1st(A) + 1st(B) 1/6
    1st(C) + 1st(B) + 1st(A) 1/6
    3 runners in 2nd place 1st + 2nd(A) + 2nd (B) 1/6
    1st + 2nd(A) + 2nd(C) 1/6
    1st + 2nd(B) + 2nd(A) 1/6
    1st + 2nd(B) + 2nd(C) 1/6
    1st + 2nd(C) + 2nd(A) 1/6
    1st + 2nd(C) + 2nd(B) 1/6
    3 runners in 3rd place 1st + 2nd + 3rd(A) 1/3
    1st + 2nd + 3rd(B) 1/3
    1st + 2nd + 3rd(C) 1/3
    2 runners in 1st place, 2 runners in 3rd place 1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(A) 1/4
    1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(B) 1/4
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(A) 1/4
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(B) 1/4
    2 runners in 1st place, 3 runners in 3rd place 1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(A) 1/6
    1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(B) 1/6
    1st(A) + 1st(B) + 3rd(C) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(A) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(B) 1/6
    1st(B) + 1st(A) + 3rd(C) 1/6

    The part of the net pool allocated to each combination is then divided by the total stakes on that combination to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then determined in accordance with the calculation of dividends above.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If a combination involving dead-heating horses is not fully backed, i.e. there is less than £1 of tickets in the pool on that combination, then the net pool assigned to that combination is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the net pool assigned to that combination which has not been won will be carried forward to another race as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    Example 13

    Suppose we have a totetrifecta pool where the net fund available for distribution after the deduction has been removed is £1,000 and there is a dead-heat for 1st place between two horses, A and B with the following amounts invested on each winning trifecta combination:

    1st(A) + 2nd + 3rd £100.00

    1st(B) + 2nd + 3rd £0.90

    The net pool is divided into 2 equal parts, and £500 is allocated to each of the two winning combinations.

    The £500 allocated to combination '1st(A) + 2nd + 3rd' is then divided by the £100 of stakes on that combination, so the calculated dividend for that combination is £5.00.

    As combination '1st(B) + 2nd + 3rd' is part-backed, then the £500 allocated to that combination is the calculated dividend.

    The total amount paid out on combination '1st(B) + 2nd + 3rd' is only (0.9 x £500) = £450, so the remaining £50 which has not been won will be carried forward to a subsequent totetrifecta pool.

    The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so the 25% deduction is added back to the net funds carried forward. Therefore the gross carry-forward in this example is £50.00 / (1 - 25%) = £66.67.

    If a combination involving dead-heating horses is not backed, the portion of the pool assigned to that dead-heating combination will be carried forward to another totetrifecta pool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    The minimum dividend payable on a totetrifecta involving dead-heating horses will be £0.60.

  15. TOTEPLACEPOT
  16. AIM OF THE BET

    To select a horse to be placed in each of the first six races at a meeting, unless otherwise stated.

    The finishing positions which constitute a place in any leg, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

    2 - 4 runners 1st

    5 - 7 runners 1st & 2nd

    8 - 15 runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Non-handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

    MEETINGS ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The toteplacepot is operated on all British meetings and selected oversees meetings unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    27% (The net pool is therefore 73% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the pool is not fully won, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another toteplacepot as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another toteplacepot as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders.

    Non-runner selections are not void but are replaced by the starting price favourite.

    When there are joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the horse with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute horse can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

    WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If any leg of the toteplacepot is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

    If none of the legs of the toteplacepot take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to totepool rules.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    If in any leg the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places, only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed.

    If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection is deemed to have been successful.

    DEAD HEATS

    In the event of a dead-heat for any position which constitutes a place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be fully-placed in that race.

  17. TOTEJACKPOT
  18. AIM OF THE BET

    To select the winning horse in each of six races across one or more meetings as nominated by totepool. One totejackpot pool will operate each day, unless otherwise stated.

    MEETINGS ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The totejackpot is operated on one meeting per day, nominated by totepool unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes apply. See the point of sale for details.

    Permutation bets in units of 50p and £1 are accepted.

    Form entries are made by marking the racecard numbers of the selected horses in the spaces provided for the appropriate leg.

    Completed entries must be accepted into the system together with full stakes paid not later than 'the off' of the first leg.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    Form entries are made by marking the racecard numbers of the selected horses in the spaces provided for the appropriate leg.

    Completed entries must be accepted into the system together with full stakes paid not later than 'the off' of the first leg.

    29% (The net pool is therefore 71% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the pool is not fully won, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to the next totejackpot pool. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another totejackpot as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to the next totejackpot pool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

    NON-RUNNERS

    Non-runner selections are not void but are replaced by the starting price favourite.

    When there are joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the horse with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute horse can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

    WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If any leg of the totejackpot is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

    If none of the legs of the totejackpot take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to totepool rules.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection is deemed to have been successful.

    DEAD HEATS

    In the event of a dead-heat for first place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be full winners in that race.

  19. TOTEQUADPOT
  20. AIM OF THE BET

    To select a horse to be placed in each of races 3 to 6 at a meeting, unless otherwise stated.

    The finishing positions which constitute a place in any leg, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

    2 - 4 runners 1st

    5 - 7 runners 1st & 2nd

    8 - 15 runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Non-handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

    MEETINGS ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The totequadpot is operated on all British meetings and selected oversees meetings unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    26% (The net pool is therefore 74% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the pool is not fully won, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another totequadpot as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another totequadpot as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders.

    Non-runner selections are not void but are replaced by the starting price favourite.

    When there are joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the horse with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute horse can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

    WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If any leg of the totequadpot is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

    If none of the legs of the totequadpot take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to totepool rules.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If in any leg the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places, only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed.

    If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection is deemed to have been successful.

    DEAD HEATS

    In the event of a dead-heat for any position which constitutes a place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be fully-placed in that race.

  21. TOTESCOOP6
  22. AIM OF THE BET

    1. To select the winning horse in each of 6 specific races nominated by totepool in order to qualify for a dividend from the totescoop6 win fund.
    2. To select a horse to be placed in each of the same 6 races in order to qualify for a dividend from the totescoop6 place fund.
    3. Winners of the totescoop6 win fund who have correctly selected the winning horse in all 6 legs of the totescoop6, to select the winner of the bonus race nominated by totepool the following Saturday in order to qualify for a dividend from the totescoop6 bonus fund.

    With regard to the totescoop6 place fund, the finishing positions which constitute a place in any leg, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

    2 - 4 runners 1st

    5 - 7 runners 1st & 2nd

    8 - 15 runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Non-handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd & 3rd

    Handicap of 16 or more runners 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

    RACES ON WHICH POOL IS OPERATED

    The totescoop6 is operated every Saturday on six races nominated by totepool as indicated in the national and sporting press, unless otherwise stated.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    30% (The net pool is therefore 70% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The totescoop6 pool will be allocated to four different funds: totescoop6 win fund, totescoop6 place fund, totescoop6 bonus fund, and totescoop6 starting fund, in the ratio 14 : 7 : 5 : 2 respectively.

    The totescoop6 win fund, totescoop6 place fund, and the totescoop6 bonus fund are prize funds. The totescoop6 starting fund is held in reserve to be added to the totescoop6 win fund at a later time. A more detailed explanation of how the totescoop6 starting fund operates can be found below.

    The total of the money invested plus any money brought forward into any fund will form the gross fund.

    If any fund is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount shall form the fund unless the total of the money invested plus any money brought forward in that fund is greater than the guarantee.

    Each net prize fund is divided by the total number of winning tickets in that fund to obtain a calculated dividend.

    The calculated dividend is rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to the stake unit. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

    Only one dividend is declared for each prize fund.

    If there is no outright winner of the totescoop6 win fund or the totescoop6 place fund, the respective portion of the gross pool will be rolled over to the next totescoop6 win fund as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

    NON-RUNNERS

    Bets 'stand' on horses which do not compete after coming under starter's orders.

    Non-runner selections are not void but are replaced by the starting price favourite.

    When there are joint or co-favourites, the horse with the lowest racecard number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the horse with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the one with the lowest racecard number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute horse can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

    WALKOVERS/VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If any leg of the totescoop6 is a walkover, or is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful in both the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

    If the totescoop6 bonus race is void, or is abandoned, or there is no result declared for any reason, and is not re-run on the same day, then all registered qualifiers will be entitled to make a selection in an alternative bonus race to be nominated by totepool.

    If the totescoop6 bonus race is reduced to a walkover, then the race is considered to have taken place for the purposes of all funds of the totescoop6, and all tickets in the totescoop6 bonus fund will be deemed to have been successful.

    If none of the legs of the totescoop6 take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared for the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund, in accordance with these rules.

    Any money brought forward to either the totescoop6 win fund or the totescoop6 place fund is not affected by void or abandoned races.

    If the totescoop6 is decided on fewer than six legs, then winners of the totescoop6 win fund will not be eligible to go for the bonus fund the following week. The day's stakes which would otherwise have been allocated to the bonus fund will be re-distributed between the totescoop6 win fund and the totescoop6 place fund in the appropriate ratio shown above. This excludes stakes brought forward in rollovers from the previous week’s totescoop6 bonus fund, which will rollover directly to the following week's totescoop6 bonus fund.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If in any leg the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places, only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed for the purposes of the totescoop6 place fund.

    If in any leg the official result is there are no finishers, the win fund and place fund will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful.

    If in the bonus race the official result is that there are no finishers, all registered qualifiers will be entitled to make a selection in an alternative bonus race to be nominated by totepool.

    DEAD HEATS

    With regard to the totescoop6 win fund, in the event of a dead-heat for first place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be full winners in that race.

    With regard to the totescoop6 place fund, in the event of a dead-heat for any position which constitutes a place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be fully-placed in that race.

    With regard to the totescoop6 bonus fund, in the event of a dead-heat for first place, the bonus fund will be divided into as many equal parts as there are dead-heating runners. The part of the fund allocated to each dead-heating horse is divided by the total number of tickets on that runner to obtain a calculated dividend for each dead-heating horse. If a dead-heating horse is not covered by any tickets, then the proportion of the bonus fund allocated to that dead-heating horse will be carried forward.

    TOTESCOOP6 STARTING FUND

    In any totescoop6 pool, 5% of the amount invested will be allocated to the totescoop6 starting fund. These funds will be held in reserve until after the totescoop6 win fund is next won. At this point, the entire amount held in the totescoop6 starting fund will be carried forward to the next totescoop6 win fund in order to boost the size of that fund.

    TOTESCOOP6 BONUS FUND

    Totescoop6 win fund winners who have correctly selected each of the winners of the six totescoop6 legs will qualify to register to compete in the totescoop6 bonus fund. Claimants must call the totescoop6 bonus race hotline on 0800 028 4418 (or such other number as announced by totepool in the national and sporting press) with their winning receipt, to register as bonus race qualifiers. Claimants should also state if they have more than one winning line as they will be entitled to one entry per winning line. The deadline for registration is 6pm on the Thursday before Saturday’s nominated bonus race. Failure to register will mean the claimant will not be eligible to compete for the totescoop6 bonus fund.

    The nominated bonus race will be announced by 12.30pm on the Friday before the bonus race. Registered qualifiers must call the bonus race hotline on the Saturday of the bonus race anytime from 9am up to one hour before the bonus race publicised 'off-time'. It is the registered qualifier’s responsibility to register their selection (or selections if they have more than one winning line). Should no selection be received within one hour of the publicised 'off-time' of the bonus race, registered qualifiers will be allocated the starting price favourite in accordance with these rules.

    Totepool may contact qualifiers for the totescoop6 bonus fund to request their participation in media publicity, although agreement to participate is entirely at the customer's discretion.

    The totescoop6 bonus fund will operate only if all six legs of totescoop6 have been run the previous week. If the totescoop6 is decided on fewer than six legs, then the bonus fund will not apply.

    If there are no qualifiers for the totescoop6 bonus fund, the fund will be rolled over to the next bonus race as decided by totepool.

    If no one selects the winner of the bonus race, the totescoop6 bonus fund will be rolled over to the next bonus race as decided by totepool.

    In the event of the nominated bonus race being void or abandoned and not re-ran on the same day, totepool reserves the right to nominate any future race on any day as the bonus race. All registered qualifiers will be entitled to make a new selection.

    Should a bonus race selection be a non-runner, registered qualifiers will have the option to make a new selection on condition that no new selection can be made within 30 minutes of the publicised 'off-time' of the bonus race. Should no new selections be received or should a selection become a non-runner within 30 minutes of the publicised 'off-time' of the bonus race, registered qualifiers nominating the non-runner will be allocated the starting price favourite in accordance with these rules.

    Payment will be made on the official result on the day, once the weighed-in has been announced.

    GUARANTEES

    Where Totepool offers a guarantee in the totescoop6 win fund, then such guarantee shall not apply where one or more of the 6 legs are abandoned, void, or no result is returned for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day.

    Where the totescoop6 win fund is guaranteed, Totepool reserves the right at its reasonable discretion to withdraw such a guarantee should any technical circumstances arise beyond Totepool’s control which materially affect the total amount invested into the pool.

    Where the totescoop6 win fund is guaranteed, Totepool reserves the right to withdraw such a guarantee where any leg falls below 6 runners.

    SPECIAL POOLS OPERATED

    From time to time totepool may operate standalone totescoop6 pools with separate rollover arrangements. These may be subject to some rule variations. Terms will be advertised in the national and/or sporting press and/or the totesport website.

    RULES APPLICABLE TO GREYHOUND RACING ONLY

  23. TOTEPLACEPOT
  24. AIM OF THE BET

    To select a greyhound to be placed in each of six specified races at a meeting as advertised.

    The finishing positions which constitute a place in any leg, unless otherwise stated, are as follows:

    2 - 4 runners 1st

    5 - 6 runners 1st & 2nd

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    27% (The net pool is therefore 73% of the gross pool)

    CALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee

    The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the pool is not fully won, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another toteplacepot as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to another toteplacepot as decided by totepool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

    NON-RUNNERS & RESERVES

    Bets are accepted on the trap number and not the greyhound name. If for any reason a greyhound is withdrawn in any leg and is replaced by a registered reserve, then bets will stand on that reserve. If a greyhound is withdrawn and is not replaced by a reserve, then selections on that trap number are transferred to the starting price favourite.

    When there are joint or co-favourites, the lowest trap number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the greyhound with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the lowest trap number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute greyhound can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

    VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If any leg of the toteplacepot is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

    If none of the legs of the toteplacepot take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to totepool rules.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If in any leg the official number of finishers is fewer than the number of standard places, only the runners which finish will be deemed to have been placed.

    If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection is deemed to have been successful.

    DEAD HEATS

    In the event of a dead-heat for any position which constitutes a place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating greyhounds are considered to be fully-placed in that race.

  25. TOTEJACKPOT
  26. AIM OF THE BET

    To select the winning greyhound in each of six specified races at a meeting as advertised.

    PLACING BETS

    Minimum permitted stakes and stake units apply. See the point of sale for details.

    POOL DEDUCTION RATE

    30% (The net pool is therefore 70% of the gross pool)

    PCALCULATION OF DIVIDENDS

    The total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward form the gross pool. If the gross pool is guaranteed to a particular amount, then this amount forms the gross pool unless the total of the funds invested plus any funds brought forward is greater than the guarantee.

    The net pool is divided by the total winning stakes to obtain a calculated dividend. The calculated dividend is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend declared to a £1 stake. In any event, the minimum totewin dividend will be £1.10.

    Holders of winning tickets are then paid in proportion to their stakes.

    If the pool is not fully won, i.e. there is less than £1 of winning tickets in the pool, then the net pool is the calculated dividend. In accordance with the rules above, this is then rounded down to the next 10 pence to obtain the payable dividend to a £1 stake. The balance of the gross pool which has not been won will be carried forward to another totejackpot as decided by totepool. The deduction from any pool is only taken at the time the funds are won, so this is added back to the net rollover to be included within a subsequent pool.

    If there are no winning tickets in the pool, then the entire gross pool will be carried forward to the next totejackpot pool.

    Note that any guarantee is disregarded for the purposes of carry-forwards.

    FAVOURITE INVESTMENT

    Bets on the un-named favourite are accepted and are represented by the starting price favourite. (See rule on non-runners below.)

    NON-RUNNERS & RESERVES

    Bets are accepted on the trap number and not the greyhound name. If for any reason a greyhound is withdrawn in any leg and is replaced by a registered reserve, then bets will stand on that reserve. If a greyhound is withdrawn and is not replaced by a reserve, then selections on that trap number are transferred to the starting price favourite.

    When there are joint or co-favourites, the lowest trap number will be taken. Should the favourite be withdrawn before coming under starter’s orders but too late for the SP market to be re-formed, the greyhound with the shortest returned starting price will be used, but should there be two or more runners at the shortest starting price, the lowest trap number will be taken. If there are no starting prices returned, the first runner quoted in the Racing Post betting forecast will be substituted. If there is no betting forecast and hence no substitute greyhound can be determined in accordance with any specific rules then the runner with the highest number of totewin pool units in the relevant race will be substituted. If two or more runners have an equal number of totewin pool units then the one with the lowest racecard number will substitute. If no totewin pool is operated then the lowest racecard number will substitute.

    VOID/ABANDONED RACES/MEETINGS

    If any leg of the totejackpot is void, or is abandoned, or there is no official result declared for any reason, and is not re-ran on the same day, then the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection in that leg is deemed to have been successful, provided at least one leg of the bet takes place.

    If none of the legs of the totejackpot take place, the pool will be declared void and all stakes refunded.

    Provided at least one leg takes place, a dividend will be declared, subject to totepool rules.

    MULTIPLE SELECTIONS, BANKERS AND PERMUTATIONS

    Permutations are permitted. To calculate the number of permutations, customers should multiply together the number of selections in each leg.

    INSUFFICIENT FINISHERS

    If in any leg the official result is that there are no finishers, the pool will be settled on the remaining legs, i.e. every selection is deemed to have been successful.

    DEAD HEATS

    In the event of a dead-heat for first place in any leg of the bet, all such dead-heating horses are considered to be full winners in that race.