We’re offering you a new way to bet on UK and Irish Racing with Colossus Pool Betting now live on site covering all UK and Irish meetings.
If you are new to this type of betting; pool betting is a form of betting where players contribute a fixed amount (‘stake’) into a pool and then make a selection on an outcome or series of outcomes (‘legs’). The pool (after operator deductions) is then divided among those that have made the correct selection.
Colossus pools have modernised the traditional form of pool betting by featuring:
Guaranteed jackpot prizes – available to winners regardless of the total amount of player contributions into the pools
Consolation prizes – for those who closely miss winning the jackpot prizes – you will still win a share if you get 4 or 5 out of 6 in the Win 6 and if you get 3 out of 4 in a Win 4.
Lower Pool Takeouts – Lower operator deductions compared to the UK Tote
You’ll find a range of multi-leg pool types available on site;
Saturday 7 – Pick the winner of the 7 selected top races on a Saturday with consolation prizes for getting 5 or 6 correct
Win 6 – Pick the winner of the first 6 races on a racecard
Win 4 – Pick the winner of races 3 – 6 on a racecard
Place 6 – You can win without even backing a winner, you need to pick a horse to place in each of the first 6 races on a racecard. Place terms are;
- 4 runners or less – 1 place (winner)
- 5 – 7 runners – 2 places
- 8 or more runners in non-handicap races – 3 places
- 8 – 15 runners in Handicaps – 3 places
- 16 or more runners in Handicaps – 4 places
How much does it cost to play
For Win pools the minimum stake is 20p and for Place pools this is 10p. For all bet types you are able to perm (short for permutations) your selections giving you greater chances of winning. Perm means picking more than one horse in a race but this increases the cost of the overall bet. To calculate the cost of the bet, multiply the number of horses you have in each leg, for example if you have 2 horses in a six leg pool the total is – 2x2x2x2x2x2=64. If your stake per line is 20p this means your total bet cost is £12.80 (64 x 20p).
How much can I win
Winnings are calculated by dividing the pool total by how many units are remaining after the finish of the last leg. For Place pools a unit is equal to £1 and for Win pools this is £2, if you chose a lower stake than the default when you placed your bet, you are playing for a fraction of the headline jackpot. For example, in a Place 6 pool with a Jackpot of £5,000, a £1 stake per line plays for £5,000, a £0.50 stake per line plays for £2,500 and a £0.20 stake per line plays for £1,000.
How to place a bet?
You will need to navigate your way to the racecard of the first leg of your desired bet type. For Win 6 and Place 6 this will be the first race and for a Win 4 this will be the 3rd race.
Select the Pool bet types available found underneath Accumulation Betslip
The Pick Betting Slip will now open allowing you to choose which Pool type you wish to use.
Once you have selected your pool type, select the horses you wish to include in your bet by selecting them in either the Win (for a Win 6 or Win 4) or Place column (for a Place 6) on each race. You can select as many horses as you wish in each leg but this will affect the over cost of the bet.
Once you are happy with your selections, simply click Place Bet and you can keep track on how your bet is performing by clicking on your Open Bets
Find the pool types available by swiping left on the Bet Types
All the races for the Bet Type will appear on the page and you just scroll down picking the selections you want for each race.
Once you have a valid bet, you are then prompted to click “Continue with X bets”
Select your stake per line and click bet to confirm your bet.