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Brand Name
BoyleSports
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Phone Number
0800 22 00 66
Year Established
2008
Registered Address
Finnabair Industrial Estate, Dundalk Co, Louth, A91 Y899
Registered Company Name
Boylesports Enterprise
Regulation/Licence(s)
UKGC / 39469
Live Chat Link
Available when logged in only
Reviewed by: Bailey Chapman

BoyleSports Review

Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker, BoyleSports first hit the High Street in 1982 with the opening of its first shop by the founder and current owner John Boyle. 38 years on it is still going strong with over 300 high street shops across Ireland and the UK to complement its online Sportsbook offering.

While it may lack some of the personality and glamour more associated with it’s chief rival Paddy Power, BoyleSports has still built up a loyal base of customers over the years with its no frills approach as well keeping a relatively low profile in the media. Over the years it has sponsored a succession of events such as its current deal with Championship side Birmingham City as well as being the headline sponsor of the biggest race in the Irish calendar, the Irish Grand National.

Recent times have seen respected TV pundit and former Republic of Ireland international Kevin Kilbane become a regular contributor to the website, joining former Irish Grand National winning jockey Robbie Power as one of BoyleSport’s brand ambassadors.

Getting started with BoyleSports

Heading over to the BoyleSports website reveals a relatively low key and non-threatening website. No immediate new customer offers become apparent, in a change from what we normally find on our first visit to an online bookmaker.

BoyleSports Homepage
BoyleSports Homepage

However if you scan the left hand navigation, there is a promotions tab lurking there and we duly found a new customer offer available, although certainly not the most straightforward at first glance:

BoyleSports - New customer offer
BoyleSports – New customer offer

Hitting the Sign Up button kicks off the registration process for new customers in the shape of a pop up window, and it was reassuring to see a Live Chat option also available in the top right corner along with contact support numbers. The first step is to fill in all the usual personal details and choose a username, password and security question/answer. There is also an option to set a deposit limit, either daily, weekly or monthly.

BoyleSports - Registration Step 1
BoyleSports – Registration Step 1

A successful registration leads to something of a public service announcement, with the following pop-up confirming that funds deposited with BoyleSports are held separately and not accessible by the company.

BoyleSports - Customer funds confirmation
BoyleSports – Customer funds confirmation

BoyleSports Deposit Options & Terms

With registration now successfully completed, it’s time to deposit some funds and get playing! BoyleSports offers the following options for depositing funds:

  • Debit card
  • PayPal
  • Paysafe
  • Skrill
  • Neteller

Simply click add on the preferred payment type screen to start the process of depositing funds:

BoyleSports - Deposit methods and details
BoyleSports – Deposit methods and details

We decided to deposit £5 with our debit card following the easy on-screen prompts:

BoyleSports - Deposit funds
BoyleSports – Deposit funds

And with our details submitted, our funds were duly accepted, ready to place our first bet!

With all the payment options set out above, the minimum deposit amount is £5, regardless of the method used. All deposit methods attract no fees and BoyleSports claim on the deposit page that funds should be available immediately to play with. We also further found on the BoyleSports App there were options to deposit with Apple Pay and Google Pay, which should resonate with mobile wallet users.

BoyleSports Withdrawal Terms & Conditions

Customers should be aware that the minimum withdrawal BoyleSports permits is £10, and only if the withdrawal method selected is the same as the original source of the deposit e.g. if you deposited with PayPal your funds will be sent back to your PayPal account. In addition withdrawals can take up to 24 hours to process and a further 3-5 working days before you receive your funds.

The one exception to the above is a new Same Day withdrawals feature, available in the UK for Visa debit card customers only if issued from AIB UK, Nationwide UK, Barclays, HSBC or RBS.

Customers should also be aware when making a withdrawal that any bonuses credited to your account must have satisfied all wagering requirements and qualification criteria before it can be released as cash. BoyleSports however do advise if the cash balance on its own meets the minimum withdrawal requirements, you can withdraw your real cash balance at any time without affecting your bonus balance.

BoyleSports Sportsbook Bonus Offer

In order to welcome new customers, BoyleSports have a ‘Get up to £25 in free bets’ offer available, beginning with a ‘Bet £10 Get £5 free bet’, then up to four more £5 free bets. After the initial £5 free bet customers will receive a matched free bet equal to a 50% average of your next 3 qualifying bets up to £5. This is not one of the more easy to decipher free bet offers we have seen from online bookmakers, so the below is a practical scenario in which a customer may obtain the full £25 in free bets.

Example:

  1. A new customer registers on the website, places a £10 or above qualifying bet on the market of their choice e.g. Football, Horse Racing, Cricket etc. Regardless of whether you choose a winner or loser, you will receive the first of five potential £5 free bets.
  2. Place another £30 of wagers for your next three bets, for example 1 x £15 and 2 x £7.50, and receive a further £5 as a free bet (50% average of 3 bets = £5).
  3. Repeat step 2 again.
  4. Repeat step 2 again.
  5. Repeat step 2 again.

Not the most easy process to follow! In total 13 bets would have to be placed to qualify for the maximum of £25 in free bets, with a total real cash money of at least £130 wagered (free bets earned do not qualify in steps 2-5). Some customers may find this rather onerous in terms of outlay and to keep a track of free bet status.

Bonus Terms and Conditions

If you do manage to follow the above, the following T&Cs also apply and should be kept in mind when exploring the opportunity to obtain the full £25 in free bets:

  • Maximum free bet received from 3 qualifying bets is £5 (must place an average of £30 in 3 bets to qualify for the full £5).
  • You may stake under £10 as your first bet, but the free bet will only be applied once you place a bet £10 or over.
  • Free bet stakes do not contribute towards the customers qualifying bets.
  • Maximum first free bet of £5.
  • Minimum odds of 1/2 or greater required to qualify.
  • Qualifying bets must be placed on sportsbook markets.
  • Cashed out bets will not qualify towards your average stake.
  • All acquired free bets gained through other promotions will be removed from this offer.
  • Bets placed on the same selection multiple times will not qualify for this offer.
  • Free bet cannot be used over the same selections.
  • Free bets will expire within 7 days.

Additional Bonuses & Promotions

Heading over to the promotions tab, there are a number of other possible bonuses that could be unlocked, some of which are event specific, whereas others look to be more regular offers:

Boylesports - Additional Promotions
Boylesports – Additional Promotions

For example, there are free bets available in the form of a refund if a customer’s selection in selected upcoming races finishes 2nd to the SP favourite, up to a maximum of £20. In terms of backing a potential outsider rather than the favourite, this free bet could become particularly useful. There are also Acca loyalty and insurance free bets available, all of which warrant further investigation.

BoyleSports Sportsbook

With registration and deposit taken care of, it’s now time to hit the markets and place your first bet with BoyleSports! The first thing that is apparent is the impressive range of sports available to choose from. We counted 32 sports available to bet on, with additional markets on offer for Politics, E-Sports and TV/Film events – fancy a flutter on Conor McGregor being the next James Bond perhaps?

BoyleSports - New James Bond Market
BoyleSports – New James Bond Market

The range of events covered also looks to be comprehensive – a look at the upcoming Football fixtures for example showed markets being offered on games from Germany, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Israel to name a few.

Betting & In-Play Markets

Drilling down further into an upcoming Bundesliga fixture, we found a perfectly respectable 171 markets being offered:

BoyleSports - Some Markets Offered On Football Fixture
BoyleSports – Some Markets Offered On Football Fixture

Whilst the number of markets is slightly short compared to a competitor such as 888sport who are offering a rather daunting 406 markets on the same fixture, customers should find all their requirements covered off. Standard markets for win-draw-win, goalscorers, yellow and red card count, corner counts and so on are all catered for and should prove satisfactory to the vast majority of punters.

In-play fans are also taken care of, with all the standard markets available should a customer wish to cash out during the game. Markets that are eligible for cash out are clearly marked with helpful icons on the betting coupon page:

BoyleSports - Cashout markets
BoyleSports – Cashout markets

BoyleSports has a helpful stats centre available to call upon which can help punters analyse the two opponents and aid their bets. All the usual data is available such as previous head to heads and current form guide for both teams.

Daily Specials

Along with the vast range of markets to choose from, BoyleSports also offers a number of ‘Daily Specials’ which can found on the left hand menu on the homepage:

BoyleSports - Daily specials
BoyleSports – Daily specials

Placing a bet

After conducting some research via the stats centres, we decided to plump for a win for Eintracht Frankfurt against Werder Bremen at odds of 6/4. Clicking on the selection opens up the betting slip on right hand side, with details of the bet in terms of odds and potential returns on offer should the pick be a winner:

BoyleSports - Bet slip
BoyleSports – Bet slip

Hitting the Place Bet button triggers a slightly ponderous two step verification process, the first step below confirms the exact same details in the betslip as the previous step:

BoyleSports - Bet slip confirmation
BoyleSports – Bet slip confirmation

Clicking Confirm Bet will finally make this bet live, at which point the betslip turns green, and again confirms the selection and potential returns:

BoyleSports - Bet confirmed
BoyleSports – Bet confirmed

The two step process to confirming a bet is definitely out of step with other online bookmakers, and may prove annoying to punters used to one click confirmation. Customers are advised to check their bets carefully to ensure they have been placed, as they may be used to other online bookmakers and clicking just once to confirm their betslip!

Live Streaming

Live streaming is an increasingly important feature for any leading bookmaker, particularly with the in-play enthusiast in mind. Luckily BoyleSports caters for this with a number of live streaming events readily available.Football, Tennis, Snooker and Horse Racing are some of the sports on offer:

BoyleSports - Live streaming coverage
BoyleSports – Live streaming coverage

The only drawback is a large majority of the action shown as live graphical visualizations such as below. A choice of in-play markets should offset any annoyance of not seeing live pictures all the time, although the actual live stream looks to be rather limited in the below example:

BoyleSports - Live match coverage
BoyleSports – Live match coverage

BoyleSports also offers live streams on a vast number of Horse Racing events, all of which can be accessed by a customer placing a minimum of a £1 bet on any selection in the race they wish to watch. Alternatively they can follow the action via the radio channel provided.

BoyleSports VIP & Loyalty Schemes

BoyleSports are currently running a loyalty and rewards program via their ‘BoyleXtra’ multi-channel card. Customers can earn points and get access to exclusive offers each time they place a bet on desktop, tablet, mobile or at a BoyleSports retail shop.

The card is offered free of charge to customers and prizes according to their website include free bets, exclusive money back promotions, invites to events and more.

BoyleSports - BoyleExtra Card
BoyleSports – BoyleExtra Card

We took a look across their website and found the follow offer currently available to BoyleExtra cardholders:
‘For every FIVE £5 Accas placed in-store or online, you will get a FREE €5 Acca added to your online account!’

There is currently no VIP program running for BoyleSport customers.

10bet Verdict

Our verdict on BoyleSports is that whilst it may not be the slickest or most polished of betting platforms compared to other leading operators, it still has enough sports and markets to make it a solid online bookmaker.

On the positive side, registering for a new account was easy and painless – we were able to complete our details and deposit funds to play with in less than three minutes, with Live Chat also available should you run into any trouble.

On a slightly less positive and potentially confusing note, the new customer offer of ‘get up to £25 in free bets’ is far from straightforward to understand. Indeed the complexity of the offer the further you get into the detail (13 bets required to get to the £25 in free bets) may be off putting for some punters. However using our step by step guide above, the process may have more clarity and help punters obtain the full bonus amount available. We would like to see BoyleSports return to a more usual bet X and get Y in free bets in future as it would be a lot more straightforward for customers, especially for those who may be new to online sports betting.

BoyleSports offers a great range of sports to choose from, so there should be something for everyone in that respect. On key sports such as Football, there was a good depth of fixtures being offered with all the key markets covered. We did however note that in comparison to some other online bookmakers, the total number of markets offered was not as high. This may not be an issue for most punters other than those who really like to get into the weeds of very niche bets.

Your questions answered

Is BoyleSports a safe website or a scam?
BoyleSports has been trading online since 2008, so with over 12 years established presence customers should feel confident using the website. In addition BoyleSports is regulated by both the UK and Gibraltar Gambling Commission, accreditation which is only available to companies meeting certain strict standards and criteria. If that wasn’t enough, BoyleSports as a business has been in operation since 1982 and owns over 300+ shops, so clearly this is not a business that is a scam.
Are deposits and withdrawals safe?
BoyleSports employs industry standard 128-bit SSL encryption, which according to their website means information such as personal details, credit or debit card numbers, passwords and all account details are automatically coded. In addition, BoyleSports uses the latest firewall technology to act as a secure barrier to detect any unauthorised access to their servers. Anti-fraud checks are also standard across all transactions to prevent any unauthorised access to a customer’s account.
What level of customer support does BoyleSports offer?
BoyleSports customers have access to live chat, email support and a customer support phone number, all of which are serviced 24/7. There is an extensive online help centre as well (https://boylesports.zendesk.com/hc/en-us) although some answers to questions are several years old, so their validity should be confirmed before proceeding.
What devices can I use to access BoyleSports?
BoyleSports is available and easily accessible on all devices including desktop, mobile and tablet. On mobile customers can either opt to use the app, available from both the Apple and Google Play stores. The app currently holds a rating of 4.3 out 5 on the Apple Store, and similar on Google Play. Also of interest is the Google Play download page mentions exclusive mobile only promotions, so it may well worth be downloading to investigate further.
Are there any restricted countries?
According to the BoyleSports help centre, registrations are not accepted from the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guyana, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Korea (North and South), Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Reunion, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, USA, Vatican City, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
What currencies are available to play in?
BoyleSports accepts deposits in Pound Sterling, Euros and US Dollars.
Is the website available in different languages?
BoyleSports is currently only offered in English.
Are there any daily limits I should be aware of?
Yes - in terms of withdrawals these are limited to £50,000 in a single transaction within a 24 hour period. For withdrawals larger than this, customers will have to contact BoyleSports customer services.