Next to PaddyPower, BoyleSports is another Irish bookmaker with a tradition in high street retail shops that has become a big name in the online sportsbook world. Originally founded by John Boyle in 1989, the business grew rapidly from its first shop in Newry, Northern Ireland to an estate of over one hundred stores within seven years. Today the company can boast over 210 retail branches in Ireland, but its canny knack for the bookmaking business went online in the mid 2000s too, giving sports fans worldwide the chance to access its wagering wares with supreme ease.
BoyleSports online operation is handled by its subsidiary based in Gibraltar and now offers a full range of betting entertainment from casino to poker and bingo gaming to complement its sportsbook services, all under the strict licencing requirements of both the Gibraltar and UK Gambling Commissions.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions
Up To £25 In Free Bets
Bonus Key Qualifying Criteria: New customer exclusive. 18+. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.**18+. Opt in. UK/IRE customers only. Max refund £/€20. Win or win part of e/w outright singles only. 5 or more runners. 1st bet on each race. Free bet expires after 7 days. Free/void/antepost bets don’t qualify. T&Cs apply. There are no wagering requirements for any winnings. Winnings can be withdrawn as cash.
BoyleSports has many sports sections covering most sporting events that are happening around the globe 24/7.
BoyleSports odds are competitive.
BoyleSports Stats and Form
BoyleSports provides a comprehensive stats service.
Extras & Features
BoyleSports Cash Out & Partial Cash Out
See BoyleSports site for details on BoyleSports Cash Out & Partial Cash Out.
Bet365 In-play Betting
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Bet365 Live Streaming
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Layout & Usability
Like lots of its main competitors, BoyleSports neatly presents its sportsbook under two tabs on the main navigation of its website, Sports and In-Play. This makes it easy to get straight into live events, or consider future fixtures to build your digital bet slip. Overall the presentation is very nicely done, with clear categorisation of available sports and markets within an event and provision of stats and media services (where available) to support the betting action.
Building your bet slip is easily done with advertised prices being buttons that can be toggled to alternately add and cancel that choice to the ‘Betslip’ panel that opens to the right of your screen. It would be nice if selected bets remained highlighted when clicked to add them, but it’s not an issue that’s going to have you flouncing off the site in disgust by any means! Furthermore, we must praise BoyleSports for the very clear signalling of price changes on its In-Play section. This is done as it should be, making it a cinch to visually track movements that might tempt you into play.
Other strengths of BoyleSports sportsbook? A comprehensive Cash Out facility catches our eye, whilst a dynamic set of promotions shows lots of attention to rewarding customer loyalty, particularly if your main focus is on the traditional Irish bookmaking passions of horse and greyhound racing.
Mobile & Tablet
BoyleSports offers an iOS app and an Android app but it’s just as easy to play on your Smartphone’s browser. You can watch your favourite sports live on iPhone, iPad & Android.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, Skrill, Bank Transfer, Cheque
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Bank Transfer, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill
BoyleSports offers excellent 24/7 support, 7 days a week. Bet365 uses Live Chat, Email, Phone and Post.
BoyleSports presents another compelling one-stop shop of first-class betting entertainment that can all be enjoyed from a single customer account. Horse and greyhound racing fans will feel right at home here, but don’t think that BoyleSports won’t cater for less traditional pursuits. Sure, it hasn’t (at the time of this review) yet embraced the emerging trend of e-sports in its choices, but when it comes to a name you can trust and a very deep online sportsbook that’s a breeze to use on desktop or mobile devices, then BoyleSports is a very strong finisher.