Topbetta signs deal with the official UK Tote

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The Board of TopBetta Holdings is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned Alderney-based subsidiary, The Global Tote Ltd, has entered into an agreement with the Official UK Totepool, Totepool Alderney Limited, to give it the ability to distribute its pools through 10,000 plus UK and European betting shops and some of the world’s top global wagering websites.

Under the terms of the deal, UK wagering operators can offer punters access to Global Tote pools on Australasian Racing for the first time via the Totepool platform. Totepool is currently integrated into more than 9,000 betting shops in the UK and Ireland, as well as 5,000 outside of the UK, and is on some of the world’s biggest betting company websites such as Betfred, Betfair, Skybet and Paddy Power.


– Distribution opportunity to more than 10,000 United Kingdom (‘UK’) and European betting shops and top online wagering operators.

– UK wagering operators can offer punters access into Global Tote pools on Australasian racing.

– Integration of The Global Tote into UK Totepool systems expected to commence in January, 2018.

The commercial in confidence agreement between The Global Tote Ltd and Totepool, a division of Betfred and the current exclusive operator of UK’s racing tote, will commence on January 1, 2018 (with integration expected to follow soon after) and is subject to usual approvals from all racing bodies. Under the agreement, The Global Tote will receive a commission of 2% of the net pool distribution after payment of all applicable taxes, levies and racefield fees. (see Note below)

TopBetta Holdings Ltd CEO Todd Buckingham said:

“This is a major international distribution deal for The Global Tote. UK racing wagering operators will now be able to offer punters access to bet into The Global Tote pools on Australasian racing.

“By growing liquidity in these pools, The Global Tote can grow turnover and revenue for both the company and its new wagering partners, as well as deliver Australian racing bodies a slice of the global racing revenue pie through race field fees that they are currently not collecting. It’s an unprecedented opportunity for racing bodies to deliver their product onto global wagering platforms where, subject to their approval, they not only get a clip of every bet struck, but the agreements will also meet Integrity standards that protect their product.”

Betfred CCO Phil Siers said: “We are looking forward to integrating The Global Tote into Totepool’s various distribution verticals including betting shops and our online and partner networks. We expect the integration work will begin in January and we aim to have punters in the UK able to access the pools in the first quarter of next year.”