Boylesports is a traditional online bookmaker that was established in 1989. The firm originally only had a retail division with betting offices in Ireland. The company entered mobile bookmaking early in the century. Boylesports is licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and the UK Gambling Commission. This operator is registered with BeGambleAware for the promotion of responsible gambling. Boylesports complies with the findings of the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) which looks at disputes between bookmakers and customers and makes binding decisions.
Customers can deposit funds in eight languages, including the GB pound, Euro and US dollar. There are several banking options and each customer has access to a full transaction history. Odds can be displayed in fractional, decimal and American format but the site can be only read in English. Live betting and live streaming is available for many events. The minimum bet is just and the maximum bet depends on the sport, league and customers. Football bettors can win up to £100,000 in one day. The Boylesports sportsbook is supported on PC and mobile platforms. Support staff can be contacted by telephone, email, postal address and Live Chat.
New customers with Boylesports can claim up to £25 in free bets.
The value of the welcome offer is about average but the staking requirements are excessive. A customer must place 13 bets in total before claiming the free bet. The minimum odds requirement for the initial qualifying bet and the subsequent qualifying bets is restrictive.
The free bet expires after 7 days but that gives the customer a reasonable amount of time to reach the staking total before funds can be withdrawn from the customer’s account.
Boylesports offers existing customers an extensive range of dynamic concessions but none are exclusive to mobile users. The promotions are sport and event specific and are updated daily. There is no distinction between PC and mobile customers with regards the ongoing promotions. Customers using mobile devices can take advantage of the full range of promotions for which all players are eligible. Few bookmakers offer mobile specific bonuses but mobile users are not barred from the benefits of promotions for existing customers and the new customer welcome offer.
Boylesports’ customers have access to a wide variety of promotions across a number of sports and events. The promotions are updated regularly depending on the major sporting events taking place. These promotions are related to the major markets such as football and horse racing betting and other sports like golf, cricket and snooker. Boylesports is an Irish independent bookmaker so customers are offered concessions related to Gaelic professional sports. At the time of writing the selection of dynamic and ongoing promotions included the following:
As a bettor, you should always be looking for opportunities to grab a free bet. After all, they give you the chance to earn some extra winnings without sticking any of your actual money down. Let’s take a look at the ways you can acquire a BoyleSports free bet.
You can actually start collecting free bets from the very beginning here, thanks to the ‘£20 free bet’ BoyleSports sign up offer. To qualify, all you need to do is wager £10 or more on either the app or desktop site, at odds of evens (1.5) or greater.
In horse racing betting, few things are more annoying than making a solid winner bet… only for your chosen runner to finish second, and for the pre-race favourite to end up winning. This BoyleSports offer alleviates that frustration, and gives you a free bet in the process!
To trigger the offer, just pick an eligible race and place a Win or Each Way bet (only the Win part of an Each Way counts towards the offer). If the starting price (SP) favourite ends up winning, and your pick finishes second, you’ll automatically get a refund of up to £20. Ante-post and combined odds wagers are ineligible, but this offer still encompasses races at some prestigious racecourses, including Sandown and Dundalk.
This offer solves another of the most annoying parts of horse racing betting! If you’ve wagered on the races long enough, you’ll almost certainly – at least once – have done your research, placed your bet, tuned into the race… and seen your chosen horse not even get out of the starting gates.
This needn’t be a worry with BoyleSports, thanks to their Free Bet if Horse Fails to Start promotion. Available on outright singles and Each Way bets on all UK and Irish horse races, this gives you a full refund on your stake if your runner fails to race after the starting orders. That applies up to a generous £100 per bet, and you’re given a full week to spend your free bet refunds.
Acca Insurance is one of the most famous offer types out there for bettors. While it doesn’t make winning an accumulator any easier, it greatly reduces your chances of making a loss. In the long run, that’s extremely important too.
BoyleSports’ Acca Insurance deal is nice and straightforward. Qualifying accas must have at least five selections, each at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50), and must be both placed and settled on the same day. Tick these boxes, and – if just one leg of your acca lets you down – your stake will be refunded as a free bet of up to £20.
This version actually separates itself from the competition in a couple of big ways. For one, it applies to all sports, not just football. Also, BoyleSports in play accumulators are counted as being eligible, in addition to pre-match ones.
We talked earlier in this BoyleSports review about how much we liked this bookie’s Bet Builder. Well, things get even better when you realise there are two special BoyleSports offers, exclusively for Bet Builder users!
Before committing to a Bet Builder wager, you’ll be given a choice between two bonuses: Double Winnings and Money Back. The former doubles your profits, while the latter refunds a losing stake.
There will also be one of three conditions attached, which must be met for you to successfully trigger the offer. The match must finish 0-0, or have a red card, or feature a penalty. The specific condition for your match will be clearly shown before you place your bet. Naturally these make it a little harder to get your bonus… but it’s completely free to opt-in to this deal for each wager, so there’s no reason not to try your hand anyway!
Boylesports have to be applauded for providing such an excellent range of promotions in terms of quantity and variety. These promotions are not mobile or desktop specific so all customers qualify and the offers compliment the welcome free bets.
Many of the top sports betting apps will have a Best Odds Guaranteed offer in place. BoyleSports are no different, but – as with their Acca Insurance deal – they manage to put their own unique spin on it.
While BOG promotions tend only to apply to singles, BoyleSports’ version can actually be used for multiples bets instead. If you like to place horse racing accas, therefore, this is obviously a massive boost for you.
Aside from that, the BoyleSports Best Odds Guaranteed promotion ticks all the usual boxes. If you take a certain price pre-race, and the Starting Price for that horse ends up being superior, you’ll automatically be given the better odds. If your original price is better, you’ll simply keep it. This handy offer extends to all UK and Irish horse races, for both Win and Each Way bets.
Extra Places is another of the most popular promotion types around. Given BoyleSports’ obvious commitment to the Sport of Kings, it’s certainly no surprise to see it popping up here too!
In classic fashion, BoyleSports’ Extra Places offer improves your chances of winning Each Way bets on horse racing. In this case, they’re paying out four places instead of three, in races with at least 12 runners. Although the specific eligible courses for the offer change each day, they include some of the biggest tracks around the UK and Ireland, such as Newcastle and Dundalk. Those extra places are paid out at odds of 1/5, which is an industry-standard price.
To the less experienced bettors amongst you, getting an extra place on an Each Way bet might not sound like a big deal. We assure you, though, that even this will greatly increase your chances of netting a return.
At a basic level, ongoing promotions should regularly reward bettors for continuing to bet with a brand. Loyalty programs are one of the best ways to do this, and BoyleSports’ Acca Loyalty promotion is a good example.
After opting-in to the promotion, every time you place an accumulator of at least £5, with five or more selections and at odds of 3/1 or higher, you’ll get an Acca Loyalty stamp. After you’ve got five stamps, you’ll automatically be given a £5 free bet, which is eligible to be used on any sport within seven days.
The rewards might not be enormous here, but neither are the requirements. Many bettors will already stick down a similar acca to this on a given weekend anyway. Getting a free bet token in return, while barely having to alter your regular betting habits, sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
Despite being a brand which has been around for decades, BoyleSports have managed to do a great job of keeping up with the times. Nowhere is this better shown than with their current mobile app, which is modern, easy to use, and full of useful features. We’ll talk more about how it actually handles in the next section. For now, let’s focus on exactly what BoyleSports mobile users can actually do with this app.
For starters, you get a full range of live betting features, with both the placing and cashing out of BoyleSports in play bets working smoothly and quickly. Odds update regularly, and tend to be fair based on what’s happening in an ongoing matchup. If you prefer to make pre-match wagers, you’ll find a useful Bet Builder (discussed above), and a combined odds feature, which also makes it easier to place multiples.
Elsewhere, you also get full access to the helpful football stats feature – powered by Opta – to help inform your bets. Those betting on the mobile apps also get additional payment options compared to desktop users, namely Google Pay on the Android app, and Apple Pay on the iOS version.
When it comes to a modern-day sports betting app, arguably just as important as eye-catching features and flashy promotions is how it actually handles. Ultimately, you want to be able to both get to grips with an app quickly, and feel comfortable using it over the long haul.
We’re pleased to say that the BoyleSports mobile app is incredibly easy to use from the very beginning. Five major sections – Popular (for the biggest markets), Promotions, Cash Out, My Bets, and Casino – are constantly accessible via an ever-present menu along the bottom of your screen.
You can bring up an A-Z list of all the available sports to bet on, or use a scrolling menu near the top of the screen, all from the home page. Browsing both competitions and an individual event’s markets are equally easy, courtesy of both dropdown and scrolling menus. While scrolling through those markets, you can also instantly see which matchups are eligible for the Bet Builder, courtesy of a clear ‘B’ icon.
Visually, the mobile app actually looks better than BoyleSports’ desktop site. The blue and white colour scheme is cool and modern, the font and size for written text makes it easy to read, even on a smaller screen size, and odds are also clearly displayed.
There is also an iOS BoyleSports app, ready to use on your Apple device. It’s just as easy to download as the Android version, with these being the main steps.
BoyleSports have a dedicated mobile app for Android bettors, and we’re happy to say that it’s extremely easy to acquire. Here’s a quick guide on exactly how to download the BoyleSports app.
Mobile users require a suitable browser. The web app requires iOS 8 or later and Android Version 4.1+ in order to read the web-based site. Customers can enjoy the BoyleSports app experience by adding the mobile site to the regular site. By visiting the BoyleSports Home Page on a mobile device users are taken to the mobile optimised version of the site.
The next stage of the process is to Add Shortcut On Home Page. The BoyleSports icon and link will then appear on the home screen of the mobile device. And the app is ready for depositing funds and betting. The mobile site has all the functions of the desktop version and is well presented and easy to navigate.
In the past, it’s fair to say that BoyleSports didn’t have the most modern betting site and app in the world. While still not enormously attractive, though, they have put a lot of time and effort into making continual improvements.
Functionally, they’ve done a great job of presenting plenty of markets to you at once, without making their interface cluttered or overwhelming. More exciting for most bettors, though, will be the many new features that have been added in recent times. Let’s take a look at three of the most notable.
The Bet Builder on BoyleSports makes it easy to create same-game football multiples. Its coverage is excellent, encompassing all top European leagues, the Championship, and so on. It’s also easy to see which matches are eligible, courtesy of a Bet Builder icon on the list of upcoming games.
After picking an eligible game and opening the Bet Builder, you’ll be presented with a whole range of bet types, from Match Result and Over/Under Goals, through to Anytime Goalscorer and Handicaps. The odds update with each selection, and – once you’re happy- you can add the wager to your betslip as normal.
Opta Sports have changed modern football viewing, helping to make fans more informed than ever before. We were excited, therefore, to see that BoyleSports had partnered with Opta to bring football stats to their users too.
Dip into any major football matchup, and you’ll see a ‘Match Stats’ icon. Selecting it will show you a whole range of intriguing stats about both teams, getting you up to date on their form in an instant. Not only that, but you’re also given ‘Betting Facts’, which are specifically designed to explain why certain wagers – like Both Teams to Score or Over/Under Goals – are likely to hit.
It can be difficult to keep up with all the latest action, particularly on a Saturday afternoon, or during a round of Champions League fixtures. This is particularly frustrating when you’ve got a big acca down, or singles bets spread across multiple matches.
BoyleSports’ Live Match Centre solves this problem. On a single screen, you’re given constant updates on notable incidents from all ongoing matches, with everything from goals scored to penalties given being recorded. You’re even given ‘Price Updates’ on how the current Match Result odds are changing, helping you to instantly spot an enticing betting opportunity.
The Android, iOS and website Boylesports app offers customers the following features:
Boylesports offer betting markets on over sports which are displayed in an alphabetical list. Some of the main events of the day appear in a quick links list and these are mainly related to football and horse racing. The main menu on the Homepage also lists Virtuals and Casino and other gaming products. The main sports page shows the upcoming races in horse racing and the current in-play events. There are calendars for upcoming live betting fixtures and televised events.
In addition to the standard betting sports customers with Boylesports can bet on markets in Entertainment and TV, Politics and there are daily specials across a number of sports. The most popular betting sports are football, horse racing and tennis and here is some information about the betting markets for these sports:
The horse racing service includes meetings in the UK and Ireland and overseas fixtures in Australia, South Africa and the United States and other major international races. Customers can also place bets on virtual racing. Bets can be placed into a Tote and at conventional odds. These bets are settled at the board price or Starting Price, whichever offers the best odds. Ante post betting is published for major upcoming races, including the Grand National and Classics on the Flat, and meetings, such as the Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot.
Specials are short-term deals which bookies offer, that inflate the prices on certain, specific markets. Accessing the Specials area within the horse racing section is easy, and – once you do – you’ll find an absolutely outstanding selection of BoyleSports betting opportunities.
New Specials are posted every single day, with an excellent amount of variety within each selection. At the time of writing there are 10 such deals available, each of which is intriguing in its own right. They apply to important races at courses like Chepstow and Sandown, and offer a nice mixture of bet types.
Some BoyleSports Racing Specials are simple doubles, in which you take two horses, to win two separate races, at higher odds than usual. Others get more creative, featuring three runners who must finish in the top one, two, and three spots respectively in their races. Some simply let you pick the winning distances on certain prestigious meetings, in terms of the number of lengths. On top of all that, BoyleSports also offer Place Accumulators, in which you can bet on all the SP favourites at a certain racecourse that day to place… naturally at some pretty impressive odds!
If you want to bet on the races, but either struggle to find appealing markets or simply want to get some extra value from your bets, BoyleSports’ Horse Racing Specials section is a great place to go.
Football is the most popular betting sport and customers with Boylesports have many options across pre-match, in-play and ante post betting. Odds are available for the main leagues and Cups for about 100 countries and international tournaments. Most bets are placed on matches in the English Premier League. Betting options for each fixture are available in the categories of match, goals, handicaps, players and other key events. There are more than 150 betting markets for a typical Premier League match and sometimes more for the biggest fixtures.
BoyleSports’ Football Specials are just as easy to reach as their horse racing ones, via their own sub-section within the wider football area. We must say though, that – while not bad by any means – the selection here certainly isn’t as impressive as the one you’ll find for racing.
For starters, there are simply fewer BoyleSports Football Specials available. There are only five available at the time of writing, for example, despite a typically busy weekend schedule being in progress. There’s also noticeably less variety in the bet types that are being used, with all the available Specials simply being multiples, and all simply involving betting on teams to win. We would certainly have preferred to see a couple of Anytime Goalscorer or Over/Under markets thrown in, simply to make things more interesting.
In fairness, the multiples BoyleSports put together do tend to be appealing, and the odds offer fair value. We’d simply like to see a little more creativity in the Football Specials provided here going forwards.
Tennis betting has grown significantly over the last 15 years and there are now more in-play bets placed than pre-match bets. Boylesports covers the ATP and WTA tours, Challenger events and ITF tournaments. The betting options include the match winner, total games, handicaps and correct set score betting. The site also features ante post betting on upcoming Grand Slam tournaments and the Davis Cup. Tennis is also the subject of daily betting specials.
In general, we value sportsbooks who offer as wide a variety of payment options as possible. It’s arguably most important, though, to ensure that all the most popular methods are in place. BoyleSports definitely ticks the latter box, but – as for the first one – this isn’t exactly the widest selection of options around.
There are currently six main ways for British bettors to make a deposit on BoyleSports: debit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Maestro), PayPal, Paysafecard, Skrill, Neteller, and Boku. Technically you’re also able to make a cash deposit too, by visiting a physical BoyleSports betting shop, and users of the iOS or Android apps can use Apple Pay or Google Pay respectively.
While we’d ideally like to see a few more eWallet choices, this is still a respectable range, with bank transfer being the only notable absence. Pleasingly, the minimum deposit amount for all methods is only £5, which is below the industry-standard amount of £10.
The same methods are available when making a withdrawal (apart from Paysafecard). BoyleSports do operate a closed-loop policy though, meaning you must withdraw to a payment method you’ve previously used for a deposit. The processing time for withdrawals varies, depending on the method. For eWallets like PayPal and Neteller, your cash out should be completed within a speedy 24 hours. For debit cards, however, you’ll need to wait 3-5 days.
When it comes to security at BoyleSports, the bookmaker takes advantage of 128-bit SSL encryption technology, helping to ensure that all personal and financial information is safe at all times. Meanwhile, the fact that the bookie is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission demonstrates that they have already passed strict tests in this area, with BoyleSports having a good reputation in this area. A number of additional protection measures are in place to keep out the threat of fraud on their platforms, which should put customers minds at ease.
BoyleSports also perform well when it comes to customer support, with punters having a good variety of methods in which to make contact by. Live chat is available 24/7, which is undoubtedly the most popular method of communication, while a free to call telephone line is also available to those in the UK. Elsewhere, emails are generally responded to within just 24 hours, while the bookmaker is also active on a small number of social media platforms, including Twitter. BoyleSports also have gained a good reputation when it comes to promoting responsible gambling, working alongside organisations including GamCare and GambleAware. As well as this, they are also certified by the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS), who deal with any disputes.
Boylesports is an independent Irish bookmaker that ran licensed betting offices and telephone betting before moving online in 2004. The operator is a sponsor of sporting events in Ireland including some major races in horse racing. Boylesports competes with other leading UK and Irish brands but has maintained a core of loyal customers. The welcome offer and ongoing promotions are testimony to the company’s commitment to new and existing customers.
A registration process, quite simply, should be as quick and easy as possible to complete. It’s in both the bettor’s and bookie’s interests to make it this way, as both parties – frankly – want to get it over with and let the betting begin as quickly as possible!
Fortunately, BoyleSports have a nicely streamlined and straightforward sign up process in place. It’s split into three clear sections, and should only require a minute or two of your time to complete.
Here at Top Betting Apps, we’re huge fans of the growing movement towards responsible gambling which is taking place in the sports betting industry. We believe that all bettors should only deposit and wager what they can comfortably afford to lose, and that – whenever necessary – you should make use of tools like deposit limits to help resist the temptation to overspend.
BoyleSports also show a commendable commitment to responsible gambling. Deposit limits can be put in place from the moment you create your account, and these can be daily, weekly, or monthly. Alternatively you can put loss limits in place, to ensure you don’t lose any more money than you can afford to. There’s also a reality check tool, which can give you reminders every 30 or 60 minutes, and imposing either a time-out or complete self-exclusion on your account is also easy to do.
Here is a selection of the most Frequently Asked Questions about BoyleSports:
Absolutely! BoyleSports is licensed and regulated in the UK by the Gambling Commission, meaning that potential customers can rest assured that they are 100% legit.
Unfortunately, live streaming is not currently available at BoyleSports.
BoyleSports have an excellent reputation when it comes to racing, with a huge number of meetings from around the world being covered, while both ante-post, tote and pre-race bets are available to punters.
Those withdrawing winnings using PayPal can expect to receive their funds within 3-5 working days at BoyleSports, however this can sometimes be quicker.
New customers placing a bet of £10 or more will receive £40 worth of free bets as a reward, £30 of which can be used on their sportsbook, while the remaining £10 is strictly for their casino platform.