Home tote is a bet type where the punter receives the winning dividend as declared by the tote belonging to the state of the bettor. It is essentially exactly the same as placing a bet with the tote itself because the dividend will be exactly the same.
A popular bet type amongst bookmakers is the home tote + 5%. Home tote + 5% simply adds another 5% on top of the home tote dividend declared by the tote.
Mid tote is a bet type where the bettor is paid the dividend declared by the 2nd highest of the 3 totes, the mid tote. Mid tote is usually offered on weekday or non – metropolitan meetings. It is similar but not exactly the same as best of 2 totes.
The following bookmakers offer home tote or home tote + 5% betting: Luxbet, Centrebet, Betfair and the Tab. The following bookmakers offer mid tote betting: Luxbet, Centrebet and Sportingbet. For more information, see our bookmakers page or visit Bookie Guide; the complete guide to betting with Australia’s online bookmakers.