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The Pools Review

The Pools

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*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
  • No Wagering on Welcome Offer
  • 100 Years in the Business

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Slots Bonus
Deposit & Stake £10, Get 100 Free Spins on Bacon Banker
Minimum Deposit
Wagering Requirements


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  • 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
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Launch date
January, 2017
UK License Holder
Football Pools Limited
UK License Number
Safer Gambling Provision

The Pools has a top notch Safer Gambling hub which methodically explores six different areas to help and support players. These areas are:

  • Our Commitment: The site lays out a pledge to players that they want to keep them safe. Though every site by law is committed to this, it shows good transparency and accountability.
  • Underage Gambling: This is of particular concern to society and the Pools reinforces the age verification tools that it has to prevent underage gambling. It also gives advice on software that parents/adults can use to help dissuade young people from trying to access gambling sites.
  • Limit your Account: This includes information about deposit and spend limits as well as Reality Check and viewing your account history. An informed player is a safe player!
  • Take a Break: This crucial tool allows players to give themselves self-enforced blocks from playing for a certain period of time, often short. Should a player want to exclude themselves for longer periods, Self-exclusion (including signing up to GAMSTOP) is the best option.
  • Recognising Problem Gambling: A short questionnaire is provided as well as some advice. Players who are not sure about the state of their gambling habits should read this and seek further help.
  • Support & Advice: Contact information for further support is located in this section.

About The Pools

The Pools is a legendary sports betting and casino site that we’re launching on their 100th birthday! It’s not often we get to say we’re listing a truly iconic piece of British history but here we are.

Originally known as the Littlewoods Football pool, The Pools was created in Liverpool in 1923 where people could buy coupons and make bets on the weeks footballing results. The winners would receive the largest slice of the pie. In its peak, over 14 million players entered, meaning the prizes were really quite breath-taking for the time.

Fast-forward 100 years and the The Pools is one of the most innovative and user friendly casino sites out there, which although fully immersed in modernity, also nods to its prestigious past.

To celebrate their 100 years, they’ve relaunched their website and app and we’re very honoured to be able to share this historic moment with them. Also, it’s just a really good site with connections to some of our favourite brands like Kwiff Casino.

Bonuses & Promotions

Our exclusive welcome offer is a mammoth. Deposit and stake £10 or more on any slot and you’ll unlock the chance to get an enormous number of spins on a pretty epic slot. The welcome offer is generous and comes with low wagering requirements but it’s not silly and unsustainable for the casino to run, so we expect it to be hanging around for a while.

There are some fantastic ongoing casino promos running at the moment. Try out the following:

  • Pragmatic Play’s Daily Drop and Win
  • Free Spins Wednesday
  • Megaways Weekend

Remember with all promos check the terms and conditions as they can often change. You can find more details on the The Pools website.

Games Available

The Pools has such a wide-ranging variety of games, it’s really quite spectacular. It might be the best range of games on a site that we currently feature? And that’s really saying something. These are the main categories of games available at The Pools:

  • Lotto – These include great new lottery games like Lucky 4 Life and Lucky Clover which places bets on the Irish lotto.
  • Football Pools – You can still be apart of classic Football pools like it’s 1923, but the offerings have updated quite substantially. The Classic pools has the biggest prize pot, but there are a half a dozen more games to get stuck in to.
  • Arcade – This includes lots of fun, retro games including digital scratch cards.
  • Simple Bet – This offers super simple betting options for beginners on top sporting events – no need to make it complicated!
  • Casino – This section is our real meat and potatoes. They have everything for live dealer casino to your favourite slot games. We would be impressed if this was the only section they had!
  • Sports – for all the sports bettors who like a cheeky flutter.
  • Free to Play – including the game Footie5.

Final Thoughts

We haven’t been this excited for a new launch in a while. The Pools, fresh from celebrating its 100th birthday, is one of the most comprehensive online casino and sportsbook sites we’ve ever seen. And for no other reason, you should give it a go.


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