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Betting at Chester

In 2012 following the sale of the Tote to Betfred by the Government, Chester Bet and Bangor Bet were launched at respective racecourses and became the first courses to look after their own on course betting operation. The introduction of this new division within the Company enabled huge investment back into the racecourses to improve the facilities for racegoers.

At the end of 2019, it was announced that the UK Tote Group awould return to Chester Racecourse in 2020 to supplement the on-course betting provision as part of a four-year partnership, which also sees the Tote take up take up sponsorship of the historic Chester Cup as part of an exclusive Boodles May Festival betting partnership. 

As part of an improved service, Chester Racecourse will continue to deliver the existing range of Win, Place, Forecast & Tricast bets via Chester Bet, alongside a new range of bets including the Placepot, Quadpot and Scoop 6, facilitated by the Tote. Read the full story here >

The range of Chester Bets available are based around Starting Price. A deduction of 10% is applied to SP’s and we call it Racecourse Price. This return can be higher or lower than Tote dividends. In a similar way to high street betting shops and the Tote we offer a variety of bets. Win, Each-Way, Place, Forecast and Tricast. For 2020, we have reintroduced some popular Tote bets. Placepot, Quadpot, Jackpot, Scoop 6 and Swinger to give our customers greater choice.

At sister course Bangor-on-Dee, we now offer a full Tote concession with all the favourite multi-leg pools as well as Win and Place.

As an alternative to betting with the racecourse or Tote on a raceday, customers are able to choose from a large number of independent bookmakers in all enclosures. These bookmakers will give you the price displayed on their boards when the bet is struck giving you the chance to compare odds on offer.

Whether it is Chester Bet, Tote or an independent on-course bookmaker, we are all regulated by the Gambling Commission and all firms want responsible and safe gambling.

For terms and conditions that relate to Chester Bet or the Tote please refer to our “Rules” section at the bottom of our website. Here you will find information on such things as payout limits, R4 deductions and how to make a complaint if you are unhappy with any aspect of our service.  

YOU MUST BE AGED 18 YEARS OLD OR OVER TO PLACE A BET with Chester Bet. Please note that it is a criminal offence for a person under 18 years old to place or attempt to place a bet. Any BETS FOUND TO HAVE BEEN PLACED BY A PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OLD WILL BE VOID and the stakes returned.