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The Pools

The Pools

Deposit & Stake £10, Get 100 Spins (Bacon Banker)

18+, UK residents only. Players must sign-up to thepools.com and make a first deposit of £10+ and Stake £10+ on casino slots. Deposit and Stake must be completed within 7 days of opening your account to qualify. On qualification of the promotion, you will receive Free Spins on ‘Bacon Banker.’ Qualifying players will have the Free Spins automatically credited to their account. The value of each Spin awarded as part of this promotion is £0.10 per spin.  Any winnings from Free Spins will be added to your account. Free Spins will expire 5 days after being awarded. Available only once to each new customer. *18+ BeGambleAware.org Please play responsibly #ad

The Pools Review

Sue Dawson

Rating: 4.8/5

Rating: 4.8/5

When you hear “The Pools” you no doubt think of football, but the classic football pools is just one of the products on offer at this site, which has been brought up to date for 2023 with a fab new design.  They’ve also got a very nice looking casino and slots area and a great welcome offer with low wagering requirements.

The Pools

The Pools is owned and operated by a UK based company (The Football Pools Limited).  Freshly upgraded for 2023, it’s a particularly user friendly site with lots of betting and gaming products to choose from.

As you’d expect, the Football Pools get pride of place.  This 100 year old and thoroughly British product which can be played for just £1 is now available to play online and a whole new generation of players are enjoying the fun of predicting score draws each week.  There are several other Pools games to choose from as well as Classic Pools and some can be played with a subscription.

If you’d like to take up the Classic Pools Offer, it’s as follows:

Subscribe for £1 per game (£10 per month), Get £10 in Free Bets*

*18+, UK only. Subscribe to play Classic Pools by Debit Card and receive 2x £5 Free Sports Bets. This offer is limited to one per customer. Full T&C’s apply.

The Lotto part of the site contains three exclusive annuity lotto betting games (paying a fixed sum every year for a number of years to the winner) plus an Irish Lotto betting game.

The Sports part of the site offers a comprehensive range of markets on sports, esports, politics and specials.  For example, the Motorsports section includes Formula E, all three Nascar series, Superbike World Championship and Speedway World Championship as well as the usual Formula 1.  Odds can be shown as either fractional or decimal.  Also in Sports, there’s an In Play area and virtual sports games by Inspired.

Simple Bet is a product which is unique to The Pools; it’s a regularly refreshed selection of up to a dozen popular bets on events everyone has heard of – e.g. Premier League, Cheltenham Gold Cup, Love Island, BBC Sports Personality of the Year – shown in a format that’s super easy to understand even if you’ve never placed a bet on anything before.  Included is what you’re betting on, the date the bet will be resolved, and what your return would be on a £2 bet.

The Arcade area has scratchcards and other instant win games and the Free To Play area has a daily quiz question and a free football predictor game.

And finally there’s what you’ve been waiting to hear about… the Casino part of the site. And even if it weren’t for the rest of the site, the Casino would stand up very nicely on its own.  There’s a huge range of popular games from more than a dozen different providers.  And just as they have done with betting products on the rest of the site, The Pools have made the slot games easy to navigate and play even for newbies.  The slots are grouped togther in lots of helpful ways – by provider, by theme (e.g. sports games, Rainbow Riches games), by game mechanics (free spins, Megaways, Slingo) and by promotion (Pragmatic Play’s Drops & Wins games).

The progressive jackpot slots at The Pools are all by just one provider, but since that one provider is Microgaming and the line-up includes many WowPot and Mega Moolah games, it’s unlikely that anyone is going to be put off by that!

Also in the casino part of the site are areas for blackjack, roulette and other live casino games (although the line-up of game shows is a bit limited as they are by Evolution only).

Finally there’s the Promotions page and here’s where you’ll find details of the slot tournaments that they regularly run, where the aim is to score the most points in 25 spins; you score for collecting certain symbols on win lines and triggering bonus features and it’s all irrespective of stake size.  Prizes are wager free spins (information correct at time of writing, June 2023, but please check on site for the latest information).  There’s also Slots Club, a weekly stake and get promotion with free spins on the game of the week as a reward.  Play £20-£99 on the featured slots to collect 25 spins, play £100-£199 to collect 50 spins or play £200+ to collect 100 spins.  The Slots Club featured slots change regularly and you can find an up to date list on the Pools website.

All of this is backed up with a set of help files that – just like the rest of this rather wonderful site – is super easy to navigate and understand.  Just like the Football Pools themselves, it deserves to become a great British institution.


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Key Information

  • Bonus Spins
    100 Spins on Bacon Banker
  • Minimum Deposit
    £10 to claim the welcome offer, otherwise £5
  • Bonus Expiry Info
    7 days
  • Slots Wagering Requirements
    None on free spins
  • Payment Methods
    Debit Card, PayPal
  • Minimum Withdrawal
  • Withdrawal Processing Time
    2-5 working days from date of request
  • Any Caps on Winnings
    £250,000 per account in 24 hours, apart from jackpots
  • Safer Gambling Provision

    They have a clear and easy to navigate Safer Gambling area of the site and offer spend limits as well as deposit limits.

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  • Games
    Evolution Live Casino, Realistic Games, Elk, Inspired Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Blueprint, Microgaming, SG, Slingo Originals, Skywind, Barcrest, Just For The Win, Lightning Box, 1x2 Gaming, Hacksaw gaming, Big Time Gaming
  • Date Established
    January, 2017
  • UK License Holder
    Football Pools Limited
  • UK License Reference Number
  • Insolvency Protection
    Medium Protection

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