BoyleSports is one of Ireland's most famous bookmakers. It comes as no surprise given the amount of promotions and special offers they release, as well as their substantial welcome bonus. Another important factor for Boylesports success is that not only you can bet online, but also by phone, smartphone or by going to any of their more than 210 shops all over the country.
- Payment methods 7,4
- Reliability 8,1
- Sports catalogue 6,7
- In-play betting 6,7
- Variety 6,9
- Usability 7,4
Upsides and downsides
- Nice odds for American sports and tennis
- One of Ireland's biggest operators
- Outstanding live chat customer service
- Highly rated free smartphone app (iOS and Android)
- Quick deposits, slow payouts
- Horse racing live streaming only
BoyleSports origins take us back to the year 1982 when its founder, John Boyle, opened his first shop in Newry, Northern Ireland. Well received by the public, it quickly expanded over the years until it became one of the country’s most popular bookmakers.
But it was in the year 2011 when the company really took off thanks to the purchase of several of Celtic Bookmakers and William Hill shops. This is one of the factors for their success as today there are more than 210 shops all over the country.
Another good thing about Boylesports is that they take their customer service very seriously. This is glaringly obvious when you talk to any member of the staff. All employees have been trained in the most professional ways and are qualified to solve any problem you may have, no matter if you are a new comer or a veteran gambler.
Boylesports are also committed sponsors. They were the sponsors for British teams Sunderland (2007) and Aston Villa (2008 – 2009) and now they are in charge of the sponsorship of horse racing and greyhounds.
BoyleSports is licensed under the Gambling Commission (UK) (Licence No 000-039469-R-319383-001) and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner (Other countries) (RGL 083 & 084).
Boylesports new customers can benefit from a special welcome bonus up to £25 in free bets. To claim it, you just need to register on the web, make a deposit and place a £10 simple or combined bet. You can check the applying T&Cs by clicking on 'Promotions' and then 'Services'.
Another reason for Boylesports quick growth is their odds. You can find some great odds for certain sports like tennis, horse racing, greyhounds and most American sports. However, most popular sports like football have average, or even below average odds.
BoyleSports features an excellent customer support service. Whatever doubt you may have, you can find the answer by simply clicking on their 'Help centre' link. All the different sections are organized by categories so you find what you are looking for in a matter of seconds. Those categories include: Sportsbetting rules, free bets and promotions, account management, customer security, responsible gaming...
However, if you couldn't find the answer you were looking for, you can always contact Boylesports customer service. There are many ways to get in touch with them; for example we have support tickets, (you need to be logged in), live chat, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and telephone 1800 22 00 66 (Ireland), 0800 22 00 66 (UK) and +353 42 939 3168 (rest of the world).
Interface and usability
Boylesports features an easy and pleasant environment. We couldn't find any downsides to it.
There is a quick links section you can use to access almost all features in a matter of seconds.
As usual, the site wears the brand colours; blue, white and red.
The site is designed in sort of a classic but effective manner. First, we are greeted by a top header which features all of the different available services. (Sports, Casino, Bingo, Lotto...).
On the left sidebar we can find the promotions link, the live betting section and a list of all the featured sports. The main layout is divided into two categories: Upcoming and live events.
Last, on the right sidebar you can find your bet slip, a list of upcoming hot events and a news section.
Boylesports features more than 30 different sports. We wouldn't expect less from such an important bookmaker.
Horse racing and greyhounds take most of the attention, followed by football, basket and tennis.
Other popular sports are American and Australian football, baseball, boxing, athletics, motor sports (F1, Moto GP, Moto 2, Moto 3 and Nascar), golf, handball, rugby, ice hockey, volleyball, futsal, winter sports, badminton, darts, snooker, table tennis and so on...
As a plus, there are also some non-sports related events you can bet on such as politics or TV shows.
Boylesports features an In-play section where you can place your bets as the game unfolds. Odds are constantly changing in this modality but are quickly updated so you always get the best ones.
The In-play section is located at the top, and also on the menu. Here you will find a list including all the available events for In-Play betting. If you click on any of them you will see all the different available markets for the selected event.
However, there are some things that need to be improved; we are missing a stats section, or a live streaming option. They do feature a scoreboards section but that’s it...
Deposits and Withdrawals
Boylesports accepts the following currencies: Pound Sterling, US Dollars, Euro, Swedish Kroner and Norwegian Kroner. You can make your deposit by using any of the following paying methods; Credit and debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro and Delta), bank transfer, cheques and giro transfer, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, Euteller, eKonto, Trustly, Sofort Banking, Giropay, InstaDebit and Boku Pay by Mobile.
Withdrawals will be done via the same method used when the deposit was made. In case this wasn't possible, money would be sent via bank transfer or cheque.
Smartphones and tablets
Boylesports has a great app for both iOS and Android. This is one of the best and most complete apps in the gambling market. Not only you can comfortably access all of Boylesports products, but you get special prices and promotions. You can even watch Ireland's and UK's horse and greyhound races live through the app!
The minimum bet at Boylesports.com is £0,10. There is no maximum bet limit.
The maximum possible daily payout depends on the country, the selected sport, and the significance of the selected match. Let's take a look:
- For Horse racing, (UK and Ireland), max payout is between £100,000 and £500,000 depending on the significance of the selected race.
- For Greyhound racing, the daily max is set at £50,000, although there are some exceptions. (Please visit the 'MAXIMUM PAYOUTS' section to learn more about these exceptions).
- If we talk about football, the number goes from £10,000 to £500,000 depending on the selected competition (UK & Scotland main leagues, League of Ireland Premier Division, Wales and North Ireland Premier League, main European leagues, international matches, exhibition games, World Cup…). (Please visit the 'MAXIMUM PAYOUTS' section to learn more about these conditions).
- The maximum payout for American football, Baseball, Basketball, Cricket, Darts, Motor sports, Rugby League and Rugby Union is £100,000.
- For Gaelic sports (football and hurling) the maximum payout goes from £25,000 to £100.000.
- For Snooker, the daily maximum is £50,000.
- For Golf, the daily maximum is £250,000.
- For tennis, the daily maximum is £50,000.
(Please visit the 'MAXIMUM PAYOUTS' section to learn more about maximum payouts specific conditions).
Customer Service: 0800 22 00 66 - Fax: +353 42 939 3167
Address: Finnabair Industrial Park, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland