Football pools betting, or "TOTO" as it's also well known as, has been around since the early 1920s. Originally it was solely dedicated to football betting, but as time passed, punters have used it in all sorts of modern sports as a means of "sharing" the prizes. The general idea is that you bet as an individual, but your wager goes into a shared "pool." Now if you happen to win, then the actual amount of your winnings will be dependent on the total number of punters in your pool.
As this guide will show, Toto or "pools" games involves betting on the home win, away win, draw and/or final score of a predetermined number of games/matches. It most often deals with football. Unlike lotteries which are completely dependent on luck, Toto is a game in which players must analyze and predict the outcome of the game in detail. All the bets from the players are put together into the Toto pool before the start of the games. Then when the matches are over, then the winnings are spread among to the winning players.