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Tote Betting Tournaments Guide 

Our Tote Betting Tournaments are a new concept that enables players to compete in a social environment against one another on some of the best days of racing in the summer. 

For every player that opts-in to the tournament, £10 is put into the pool, meaning the more players in the Tournament, the more money in the pool. 

What is the Tote Betting Tournament? 

Our Betting Tournaments allow players to compete against some of the most famous punters in the U.K. and Ireland. As well as testing your punting skills against the likes of Harry Findlay, Rory Delargy and Andrew Mount, players can play against friends and other tournament entrants. 

The tournament will run for the World Pool cards throughout the year, mirroring the timeframe on the card - for example Ascot 14:30 First Race to Ascot 18:10 Last Race.  

Throughout the afternoon you can see updates on your’s and others positions in the tournament standings via our ‘Betting Tournaments’ live blog page. Updates will also be published on the @TheTote1000 Twitter page, as well as issued through emails/texts.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, the day’s winners will be notified and awarded their prizes, plus a report of ‘how the tournament was won’ will be published on the Tote features page. 

How to get involved 

To be involved in the Tote Betting Tournament you simply have to opt-in. The opt-in will be visible on the Tote website and across the Tote social media channels in the week leading up to the tournament. 

For every player that opts-in to the tournament, £10 is put into the pool, meaning the more players in the tournament, the more money in the pool. 

How to play 

Once you’ve opted-in you are ready to play in the tournament. 

Players must place three bets totaling £10 or more to qualify for their share of the Beat Benson Pool, should they beat him. 

During the tournament you can place a variety of bets. Despite the tournament being based around the feature World Pool meeting, you don’t have to limit your punting just to that card. 

All bets placed and settled on UK and Irish races taking place each day, up to and including the final race on the day on the World Pool card. This will include any bets you’ve placed on those races the previous evening if you’ve played early.


Each day there is a tournament, there are three ways to win something (in addition to your betting winnings of course):

Make a Profit and Beat Benson:  Win a share of the “Beat Benson” pool

The simplest way to win a share of the Daily Prize Money is to make a bigger profit from your betting than Tote’s Jamie Benson on the day.  Every day we’ll be sharing out the Daily Prize Pool to the players who’ve made a bigger profit on the day than Jamie Benson.

For this competition, you must make a profit on your betting to qualify for a share of the prize pool.

The Tote will put £10 into the Beat Benson prize pool per qualifying entrant, with a minimum pool of £1,000. If 1,000 people opt in to the tournament and meet the qualifying criteria (at least £10 staked over at least three bets), the pool will be £10,000.

Top Profit: Fixed Prize

The World Pool Day competition rewards the top three betting profit makers on the day, based on all bets placed and settled on racing on the day up to and including the final race on the World Pool card.

1st £1,000

2nd £500

3rd £250

Top 10 Profit makers: Qualify for the £50,000 World Pool Champion of Champions final

There are 9 chances left to qualify for the Tournament of Champions on each of the UK and Irish World Pool days during the flat season.

The Top 10 profit makers from each of those Daily Betting competitions will qualify to compete in a closed competition on the final World Pool day of the season to win £50,000 in cash and a VIP trip for two to the International Meeting in Hong Kong in December. 

When are Betting Tournaments

There are 9 World Pool days left, meaning there are 9 daily Tournaments scheduled. 

Below are all the dates for the remaining World Pool days this year. 

  • QIPCO King George Diamond Day – Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 23rd July​
  • The first three days of the Qatar Goodwood Festival - Goodwood Racecourse, Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th July​
  • The first three days of the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival – York Racecourse, Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th August​
  • Longines Irish Champions Day – Leopardstown, Saturday 10th September ​
  • QIPCO British Champions Day – Ascot Racecourse, Saturday 15th October ​