The site will launch next month as a result of Tote Ireland’s new alliance with the UK Tote.
Ireland.- Tote bettors in Ireland will need to sign up for accounts on a new website to continue betting on Irish Tote pools online.
The new site, tote.ie, will go live early next month as a result of the strategic alliance between Tote Ireland and the UK Tote, creating a single unified online betting pool for Irish and UK Tote customers.
It will give Irish players access to new products such as the Instant Tote Guarantee on Irish racing, with Irish Tote guaranteeing to pay the industry Starting Price (SP) or bigger on all win bets.
It will also introduce the Tote Ten To Follow for the 2020/2021 National Hunt season with an estimated prize fund of €200,000.
Tote Ireland said it had started notifying customers of the change and that customers would receive welcome offers to re-register for the site.
Both Tote Ireland and the UK Tote said they would offer support for as smooth as possible transition including via a telephone service, although telephone betting will no longer be offered.
Customers can continue to use the existing thetote.com website until August 17, but will need to withdraw all account balances by August 24.
Ross Kierans, General Manager of Tote Ireland, said: “This is an important step in the renewal of Tote. The online betting environment is a very competitive one and by partnering with the UK Tote we can ensure that customers enjoy a first-rate online experience when playing on Irish pools while also supporting Irish racing by having their bets with us via the new website.
“We are also very excited to be announcing a Ten To Follow competition and an Instant Tote Guarantee (known as Best Price Guarantee) for Irish customers in 2020. Rest assured we will do everything we can to help customers with the re-registering process.”