Is there an Android .apk app?
Unfortunately, Tote mobile is not available via an Android app. The company has not yet developed any dedicated Android apps as of yet. This, however, does not mean that you cannot place your Tote bets via Android phone. The mobile site version comes in as a handy replacement of the missing android app.
Accessible through your regular web browser, the mobile version allows you full access to the Tote betting catalogue right on your android mobile phone. You will still be able to get all the bonuses and take part in the various live betting markets available on the leading desktop site. These features of the mobile site version are broken down further in the next section of this review.
Tote Mobile application for iOS
Unlike the Android platform, gamers with iOS devices will be glad to learn that the site has put in place a stand-alone iOS app. This is a beautifully designed app that makes Tote betting on the go much easier. The Tote iOS app brings together all the mobile betting options and markets available on the main site.
The general interface quite resembles the mobile version of the Tote website. The app, however, has some extra features that make it easier to use and navigate through the various betting markets available. Here you will still be able to place a bet on racecourses around the world and a good number of football leagues. The different betting markets are placed in separate categories which you can access by clicking the icons at the navigation bar on the top of the page.
To view your bet slip on the iOS app, simply click the small arrow at the bottom right corner of the page. Your bet slip will pop out displaying all the events you are currently betting. You can also navigate to the different sections of the app by using the retractable navigation menu activated using the three small bars at the top left corner of the home page.
How to download and install the app?
Getting the iOS app installed in your iPhone or iPad is quite an easy task that can be completed in three simple steps. The Tote iOS app is readily available on the app store. You can get done with this process in minutes by following these steps:
- Step 1: From the Apple app store, search Tote and click on the app bearing the distinctive Tote logo.
- Step 2: Click the download button for the app to be downloaded and installed.
- Step 3: Once the installation process is complete, open the app and start playing.
Review of mobile website version
In addition to the stand-alone iOS Tote app, players can play here using the mobile version of the Tote website. This comes in as a handy alternative, especially for gamers using different devices other than iPhones and iPad since there are no distinct apps for other mobile operating systems. The mobile site version is easy to use and can quickly load on almost any mobile browser.
The main homepage closely resembles that of the iOS app. The distinctive Tote colour scheme is also used here. The mobile site version works like a simplified version of the main desktop site, and the homepage is quite easy to use. There is a navigation menu that can be revealed using the three bars at the top left corner of the page. Through this navigation menu, you will get quick links to different site sections such as the promos page, customer support portal, betting tips and guidelines, upcoming fixtures, horse racing section, greyhound section, and football betting section.
The different betting markets available are also neatly listed on a menu bar at the very top of the page. Right next to these betting options is the live chat portal. This is a handy feature for the Tote mobile site version as it means you can easily reach out to the customer support team without having to exit the mobile site.
Just as with the iOS app, you bet slip is placed in a pull-out column on the bottom of the page. The bet slip is revealed by clicking the small arrow at the bottom right corner. To hide the bet slip and continue browsing, click the little arrow again.
Mobile betting on sports
Tote has been in the sports betting business since way back. Even before the inception of the internet, Tote was facilitating pool betting through telegram. The advancement in mobile internet has made it easier not only for the company but also punters to place bets here. As such, the company has expanded its betting markets to even include other sports such as football. From the Tote mobile site version or the iOS app, you will find betting options on a good number of football leagues across the world. The betting format here is a tad bit different from the regular sportsbooks common on other sites. Tote football betting is also the pool format. Here you can bet either on syndicates or jackpots.
The betting option includes 1×2 bets, correct
score, over/under 2.5 goals, Asian handicap, both teams to score and also points margin. When placing your bets,
you can choose to make use of the Smart Pick feature which randomly places a lucky dip bet for you. Interestingly, you will find consolation prizes for near misses on your
In addition to football betting, the gist of Tote’s business is in the racebooks.
The Tote racebook can be accessed either via the mobile site version or the iOS app. With years of experience in this business, you will be glad to know that here you can bet on a wide variety of racecourse. You will find events in Ballinrobe, Nottingham, IGB Tralee, Parx Racing among dozens other.Tote bet offers you the best prices guarantee with its horse races markets, coupled with a series of jackpots.
Mobile version features
Whether you choose to play on the iOS app or via the mobile site version, Tote presents you with a mobile gaming platform that is stocked with a good number of captivating features. These features are put in place by design to give you a not only engaging mobile betting experience but also one that turns out be highly rewarding.
- Live streaming oprition – one of the most outstanding of these features includes a live streaming feature. Through the Tote mobile livestream, you will have the chance to enjoy all the action as it unfolds on the racetracks in HD video. The live stream is available for a select few events and graphics, and audio quality isjust stunning.
- VIP portal – you will also find a VIP portal on the mobile app. This is a program that recognises the most active players on the site. Thereis no registration process for the VIP club, and membership is solely based on your betting activities. The Tote VIP club offers numerous weekly bonuses which include tickets to events andhorse races.
Tote Mobile promotions
Even though there are no mobile-specific bonuses and offers, there is still quite a number of offers you will get to enjoy while placing your bets at Tote. Most notable is the welcome bonus package for new sign-ups. As a new player, you will be offered up to €100 bonus money for making the first deposit. To get this bonus money, your first deposit has to be at least €10. Besides, if bet up to €60 in your first 4 weeks on the site, you will get €12.50 cash back. The bonus money is deposited in your account the next business day.
Other than these welcome bonuses, Tote still runs regular offer on a weekly and monthly basis. The jackpots offered here are quite impressive as well, with life-changing prize money. You can also claim the free bets offer once you have verified your account.
Differences Between Mobile App and Mobile WebSite Version
In terms of design and layout, that is little that distinguishes these two mobile gaming platforms. The layout of the mobile app is very similar to the mobile site version. However, some slight discrepancies come about in the functioning and practicality of using one platform over another. These differences are mainly pegged on the pros and cons of either.
For instance, the use of the iOS app is restricted in some countries. This means that for some regions, you will not find the app listed on the app store. Additionally, the app has specific system requirements for compatibility.
The mobile site version, on the other hand, is accessed by virtually any player with a smartphone that has browsing capabilities. There are no region limitations or system compatibility issues while using the mobile site version.
System requirements and compatibility
If you are using an Apple mobile device and interested in getting the Tote iOS app, then there are certain minimum system requirements you will have to consider. Among these is your phone’s OS which has to be version 9 and above. Also, note that the iOS app will only be accessible via the Irish version of the App Store. Essentially this means that if you are in a different region, then you cannot use the downloadable app.
With the mobile site version, there are no limitations in terms of system requirements. You need to have a smartphone with an updated web browser and a stable internet connection. The site can load on virtually any mobile browser such as Chrome, Opera and Mozilla.
Examples of mobile devices that can be used to play on Tote mobile are listed below:
- iPhone 8
- iPhone x
- iPad Air
- iPod touch
- HTC Desire
- Motorola Z series
- Samsung S series smartphones
- Samsung tablets
Deposit and Withdraw
For your deposits and withdrawals, the options here are quite limited. Even with the hundreds of online payment platforms currently available, Tote is still locked on the age-old cash and check payments system. This requires you to send your money to the physical address in Ireland. After the payments have been verified, the amount will be credited to your account.
The only alternative online payment method accepted here is the use of Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards. These can be used to fund your account remotely, although the processing time is also remarkably slower.
The minimum amount you can deposit is €5. For withdrawals, the limits are set at €5 and a maximum of €5,000.
Is there an android version of the Tote app?
No, Tote does not have such an android app.
Am unable to find the app on the iTunes store. What should I do?
Most likely this is because you are in a region where the iOS app is not supported. If this is the case, then you can resort to using the mobile site version through your regular web browser.
Can I live chat with the customer support team through the mobile site?
Yes, both the mobile site version and the iOS app support live chats.
Does the mobile site version have a live betting option?
Yes, you can place live bets through the mobile site version as well as the iOS app.
How do I know if I can bet on Tote from my country?
The site provides a complete list of countries accepted on their contacts page. You can also use clarification on this from the customer support team through the live chat portal.
The idea of pool betting is new to me. Is there a help page with guidelines on the mobile site?
Yes, you will find a very resourceful help page on the mobile site with guidelines on how pool betting works. Just click the ‘Bet Types’ tab at the very top section of the home page for these instructions. The site’s FAQ page is also quite resourceful.
Can I use e-wallets to pay at Tote?
No, currently Tote accepts payments via credit cards, debit cards and check only.
With betting operations going as way bask as the 1930s, Tote is referred by many a pioneer in Irish horse racing. Back then the company operated pool betting via telegram and still did a good job at that. With the growth of internet usage, Tote joined in the online betting world has etched a leading position in this niche. The company operates as a subsidiary of Horse Racing Ireland and currently has links to the 26 racecourses in Ireland.
With Tote, you do not get your regular online casino gaming activities. The business model here mainly focuses on racebooks across the world. In addition to the Irish and U.K racecourses, you will find bets on races in Hong Kong, United States, France, and even Dubai. In the recent past, Tote expanded its operations to include greyhound betting and football betting to the already their already impressive horse betting business.
As a seasoned bookmaker, we expected a seamless mobile gaming platform from Tote. However, there is a certain area here that need some improvement. For instance, the availability of the iOS app to specific regions only is quite limiting. Also, the cashier section needs a revamp and the introduction of faster modern payment methods.
Having said that, if you are in a region or country that is supported by the Tote website and app, you will have fun playing here. Their VIP club is particularly interesting as you could even win tickets to certain horse races. Our final verdict is 7.5/10.