The Football Pools Review

Football Pools is a name that some older football fans will remember from the days of pools betting being a thing. The game was very popular in the 80s and 90s, offering people the chance to pick out some football teams and go into a pool in a bid to win the jackpot prize on offer.

Football Pools are back now, but this time they are completely online and have been brought up into the modern era with some great games on offer.

This is not your traditional sportsbook, there is no sign of fixed odds betting here, and unlikely to be any in the future. However, if you want to add something that is completely different to your football betting, this may be the way to do it. Not only do Football Pools offer football betting, but they also have Irish Lottery gaming available too, if you would like to get involved with that.

Here is our look at everything Football Pools has to offer.

What Games are Available?

If you include the Irish Lottery game that is available on the site, there are a total of five football games available on the site, plus a couple of ways in which players can bet on the Irish lottery. These are split up into games that can be played by paying for a subscription as well as being instant play games, and those which are instantly play only.

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Subscription Games

If you are looking to play something on a regular basis and want to subscribe for a monthly fee so that you never miss a draw, subscription games on this site is what you want.

There are three games available, two football and one lottery, and all three can be played as instant play games too, if you wish to do that.

The football games are known as Classic Pools and Goal Rush. In Classic Pools you have to predict score draws in order to win a huge jackpot prize. Those looking to bet on goals, something that has become incredibly popular over the past few years, can bet on games where you think both teams will score in the Goal Rush game.

The final subscription game is Lucky Clover, an Irish lottery game that you can play every time there is a draw taking place. In this game you pick three numbers, and if they come out you will win £700.

Instant Play Games

The subscription games above can also be played as instant play games, while the follow games are instant play only.

The three football games here are called Premier and have a number after them, depending on the number of selections you are choosing. There is currently a Premier 6, Premier 10 and Premier 12 game available on the site.

These games are all 1X2 games, so you don’t have to stick to draws, you can predict the winner of the game, or choose a draw, it is entirely up to you to put something together you think will win.

There is also another Irish lottery game that can be played as an instant win, this is called Six Clovers. This game gives you the chance to pick out six numbers in a bid to win £1 million.

What Jackpots Can Be Won?

Each game has a jackpot on offer, or a minimum win prize on offer. This is incredibly important to look at if you are betting in pools, because you want to be properly rewarded for your efforts and the good news is that the prizes on offer here look to certainly do that.

  • Classic Pools – win £3 million
  • Goal Rush – win £1 million
  • Lucky Clover – win £700
  • Six Clovers – win £1 million
  • Premier 6 – Minimum win of £10,000
  • Premier 10 – Minimum win of £30,000
  • Premier 12 – Minimum win of £60,000

Site Features

Alongside offering these games, there are some features on the site that will certainly help players out and make this experience more enjoyable. The site offers match previews to read if you are looking for help with selections when you are making your picks. They also have a results service, which allows you to keep up to date with how your bets are going.

Lastly, the site has a refer a friend bonus in place of £10 if you are a registered member and you refer a friend to join the site and they do. If you know others looking for something completely different with their sports betting, this will certainly benefit you.

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