Betting Deductions / Takeouts

There are numerous ways to bet on horse racing in Britain. While most bets are settled using bookmakers’ prices, either early odds or ‘starting price’, other outlets such as exchanges, pool betting operators and racecourses also return dividend prices.

The table below shows the different deduction/takeout/commission rates, by operator and by bet. It is published ‘as is’ and is intended to help bettors understand how much different operators ‘charge’.

OperatorTypeBetDescriptionTakeout / Commission %
TotepoolPooltotewinPick the winner19.25
TotepoolPooltoteplacePick placed horse20
TotepoolPooltoteswingerPick two horses in first 330
TotepoolPooltoteexactaPick 1st & 2nd in correct order25
TotepoolPooltotetrifectaPick 1st, 2nd, 3rd in correct order25
TotepoolPooltotedoublePick winner of two specified races20
TotepoolPooltotetreblePick winner of three specified races20
TotepoolPooltoteplacepotPick placed horse in 1st six races27
TotepoolPooltotejackpotPick winner of six specified races29
TotepoolPooltotequadpotPick placed horse in races 3-626
TotepoolPooltotescoop6Pick winner of six specified races30
ColossusPoolPick 4Pick winner of four specified races30
ColossusPoolPick 6Pick winner of six specified races30
ColossusPoolSaturday 7Pick winner of seven specified races30
ColossusPoolPlace 6Pick placed horse in 1st six races20
Bet With AscotPoolWinPick the winner19.25
Bet With AscotPoolPlace Pick placed horse20
Bet With AscotPoolTwo From ThreePick two horses in first 330
Bet With AscotPoolFirst TwoPick 1st & 2nd in correct order25
Bet With AscotPoolFirst ThreePick 1st, 2nd, 3rd in correct order25
Bet With AscotPoolAscot DoublePick winner of two specified races20
Bet With AscotPoolAscot TreblePick winner of three specified races20
Bet With AscotPoolPlacepotPick placed horse in 1st six races27
Bet With AscotPoolSurvivor
Bet With AscotPoolQuadpotPick placed horse in races 3-626
Bet With AscotPoolScoop 6Pick winner of six specified races30
Betfair ExchangeExchangeWinPick the winner5
Betfair ExchangeExchangePlacePick placed horse5
MatchbookExchangeWinPick the winner
MatchbookExchangePlacePick placed horse
BetdaqExchangeWinPick the winner2
BetdaqExchangePlacePick placed horse2
SmarketsExchangeWinPick the winner2
SmarketsExchangePlacePick placed horse2