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June 6th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Online betting site Boylesports saw a a major windfall land on the lap one of their very own employees. This was because the Irish Lottery was won by Carol Loran from Mulligar, landing a massive €10.5million prize, to become Ireland’s newest multi-millionaire. Loran has been an employee of Boylesports for many years.
Creator of the multi-billioni Euro a year bookamker business, John Boyle, is no stranger to big sums of money and can probably relate to the windfall of riches that has come to one of his employees, yet is hoping to retain her services.
Boyle said: ‘I’m delighted to hear about Carol’s win and would like to express my congratulations on behalf of the entire company. Having seen the excellent job she has done at Boylesports, we’d love to see her stay on but something tells me that she may have other plans!”
There is something of a feel good factor about Loran’s story as she started working for Boylesports as a cleaner, but then worked her way up and got promoted to a shop cashier position. Now, instead of handing over cash to punters, it has all come back to her in a massive payout. She was celebrating her windfall with partner Kevin Geoghan.
Geoghegan began a relationship with Ms Loran just a few weeks ago, but admitted he had asked her out on a number of occasions while visiting Boylesports. “I was working last night and I just came home from work and Carol my lady friend rang me and told me. I didn’t believe her at first, I thought she was messing,” Mr Geoghegan remarked.
Loran, mother of five, said that she would play the Irish Lottery, “maybe once twice a year, I played because Kevin gave me the €2 to halves on the quick pick.”
As the magnitude of the win dawned on the pair, Boylesports worker Carol said she was unsure of exactly how to spend the money, “I’ve no plans, I’ll let it all sink in first,” she remarked.
Loran joins One Direction’s Niall Horan and Michael O’Leary on the Mulligar Rich List.
June 3rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The Continental Champions from around the world will all be heading to Brazil to contest the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in June. That means that there should be some highly quality action for international football betting heading your way, to fill the void before the next domestic season kicks off. The tournaments runs over two weeks from June 15th to the 30th and it is Brazil who are the defending Champions.
The Brazilians are the most successful side in the competition as it heads to its ninth edition, the Selecao having won it three times before. Spain, Uruguay and Italy could be become just the third team (after Argentina and France) to have captured FIFA’s big three tournaments, the World Cup, Confederations Cup and the Olympic Gold.
You can get a free £20 bet for your 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup betting with online bookmaker Boylesports. Register an account with the bookie and they will match the value of your first stake with a free bet.
Confederations Cup Nations
The Confederations Cup will see eight nations go head to head for the title, starting with a group stage before the knockouts. Brazil get their place at the tournament because they are the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts, and they will be joined by Spain (the current World Cup holders), Japan (Asian Cup winners), Mexico (CONCACAF Gold Cup winners), Uruguay (Copa America holders), Tahiti (OFC Nations Cup winners), Nigeria (ACON winners) and joined by Italy who take part because of finishing runners up at Euro 2012. The winners of the European Championship and the World Cup both get spots at the Confederation Cup, but both titles are held by Spain, offering up a spot for Italy.
Confederations Cup Group Stage Betting
The initial stage is split into two groups of four, with Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy going in Group A, and Spain, Uruguay, Tahiti and Nigeria squaring up in Group B. The top two from each go forward to the semi final knockouts. Brazil have been trading as strong odds on favourites to win Group A at a price of 4/7 with Boylesports, ahead of Italy at 11/4. In Group B, there is little surprise that the Spaniards are taking full supremacy there at odds of 4/9 ahead of Uruguay at 11/4 in 2013 Confederations Cup Betting.
Confederations Cup Outright Winner Betting Odds at online bookmaker Boylesports
Brazil 11/8, Spain 13/8, Italy 7/1, Uruguay 10/1, Mexico 12/1, Nigeria 25/1, japan 33/1, Tahiti 1500/1
Confederations Cup Betting Tip
Ahead of next summer’s World Cup, Brazil really have to come out and prove themselves. Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has a big task on his hands because Brazil haven’t re-discovered that winning touch. They have been muddling through games a little bit, including the recent home draw against England in an international friendly, perhaps a lack of competitive action hurting them. Still, this is in their own back yard and they are worth a punt. But perhaps it is Spain who are actually making better value for things, as more pressure will be on Brazil and Spain have something that the Selecao don’t at the moment, a winning mentality. The Spaniards are still as strong as ever and will dominate games.
Sadly Uruguay seem to be in a bit of decline at the moment after winning the Copa America in 2011. They are far short of their best despite some great talent. Italy meanwhile have the ability to frustrate and grind their way through competitions. The Azzurri are perhaps a little unpredictable, and will go as underdogs against Brazil and Spain, but they have some great experience in their squad and could be the dark horse pick of the tournament.
March 13th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Cheltenham Festival Betting
The opening day of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival didn’t fail to live up to expectations, particularly in the feature race of the day, the Champion Hurdle, which was won by Hurricane Fly. Ridden by Ruby Walsh, Hurricane Fly became the first horse in 38 years to regain the Champion Hurdle title at Cheltenham. Hurricane Fly came home two and a half lengths ahead of last year’s winner Rock On Ruby in the Championship race, and really sets the tone and excitement for the other three days of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Online bookmaker Boylesports have a superb promotion running for all races at Cheltenham this year.
Make a selection on a race and if your horse is second, beaten by up to half a length, then the popular bookie will refund your lost stake on the race. So if you suffer a narrow defeat on your selection in any of the remaining races at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, then you will at least be compensated.
It was coverage that Boylesports punters took advantage of on the opening day of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival. My Tent Or Yours was beaten into second in the opening Supreme Novices Hurdle by Champagne Fever, who took the win by 1/2 length. That meant that Boylesports paid out refunds, and on the final race of the day, Ackertac was beaten by just a neck by Rajdhani Express in the Rewards4Racing Novices’ Handicap Chase). So Boylesports ending up paying back around a six figure number on refunds because of their great Cheltenham Money Back Special as lightning struck twice.
This Boylesports Cheltenham Festival Money Back Special applies to ALL races at the 2013 Cheltenham festival and the maximum refund is up to £100 per customers, per face. The bookie also offer Non-Runner Money Back on all races at Cheltenham and offering extra places throughout the Festival as well. New customers registering an account with them can get up to a free £20 bet as a welcome bonus, as they will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet.
February 22nd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
The 2013 Cheltenham Festival is right around the corner and Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker Boylesports have announced some specials on legendary trainer Nicky Henderson.
Henderson and his prestigious Seven Barrows stables will have a presence in each of the four champions races at this year’s festival, and with big impact names like Long Run, Sprinter Sacre and My Tent or Yours going for glory, it could be a highly successful time at Prestbury Park for Henderson. One of the markets that Boylesports have opened up for a Nicky Henderson special is odds of 100/1 on him landing a winner in each of the four champions races, the Gold Cup, the Queen Mother Champion Chase, The Champion Hurdle and the World Hurdle.
Can he do it? Well, the odds are on the table. Henderson has hit some great form during the Cheltenham build up, and was in a positive mood as he opened his famed stables to members of the press to have a look around. once more, Henderson will send a very strong team of horses to the famous Gloucestershire horse racing festival and the antepost Cheltenham Festival 2013 markets have already been very action. In order to get punters in the mood while the countdown continues, Boylesports have launched some offers a great value on Nicky Henderson.
Nicky Henderson Specials from online bookmaker Boylesports
Nicky Henderson – Top Cheltenham Festival Trainer = 8/15
To win at the Cheltenham Festival
Sprinter Sacre (Champion Chase) 1/4
Bobs Worth (Gold Cup) 11/4
Oscar Whiskey (World Hurdle) 4/1
Grandouet (Champion Hurdle) 6/1
Long Run (Gold Cup) 7/1
How many of the 4 Champion Races will Nicky Henderson win?
Exactly 1 = 11/10
Exactly 2 = 11/8
Exactly 3 = 15/2
Exactly 4 = 100/1
One of the big offers that Boylesports are offering is an enhanced double of Bobs Worth to win the Gold Cup and Oscar Whiskey to win the World Hurdle at a tremendous price of 20/1.
Henderson will have the double threat of Long Run and Bobs Worth going for Gold Cup glory. In the Champions Hurdle, Grandouet and Binocular will be in the hunt, while Oscar Whiskey in the World Hurdle, which will have the absence of Big Bucks, puts Henderson’s charge as a joint favourite there. The massively impressive force of Sprinter Sacre will heading the Champion Chase field for Henderson.
A lot of attention will be on Bobs Worth in the Gold Cup after some good form, with Henderson saying of him “He’s not reached the superstar status that Sprinter Sacre seems to have done, purely because he hasn’t had the opportunity to do so.”
New customers registering an account at online betting site Boylesports can get a great free bet as welcome bonus. The popular betting site will match the value of your first settled bet on a new account with a free bet up to the maximum of £20 as a welcome bonus.
December 17th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
There is a great football betting platform available at online bookmaker Boylesports with their ZonePlay gameplay. This is a superb new way of looking at live football betting, because it is not just looking at getting wagers down on the next big event in a game, like a goal being scored or who may score it, but what the next incidental in the game will be and where it will happen on the field of play. This is zonal betting. So let’s say you are watching a live match, with the Boylesports Zoneplay open. Ask yourself, what will happen next?
Will it be a goal? Will it be a corner? A freekick? An attempt gone wide? You will be able to select your stake from the top of the board and you can even make multiple bets per market. The graphic field of play presents different areas of the pitch with options of what could happen, hence the ZonePlay. Will there be a free kick next and where on the pitch? Will it be a shot on goal next and if so, at which end of the pitch will it be at? When the countdown finishes for your placed wager, then your bet is on.
The graphical interface on the Boylesports ZonePlay is clear with the options in the zones that you can select, and introduces a great new way to bet on live sporting action. At the moment, the Boylesports ZonePlay is available on football, tennis, cricket, Australian football and basketball matches.
Just head to Boylesports and see what games are going live in ZonePlay. New customers to Boylesports can take advantage of their great sign-up bonus. Place your first bet of £5 or more with the bookmaker and they will match the value of your first stake with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £20.
July 17th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Free Bets & Promotions
It was an Irish triumph at The Open Championship last year, and online bookmaker Boylesports have a money back special running for this year’s event, in the case of an Irishman coming up trumps again in 2012. The third Major of the year, The Open Championship, is being hosted at Lytham St Anne’s this week, as the world’s best all vie for one of the most coveted honours in golf. The tournament of course is steeped in tradition and there is a very strong European contingent dominating the 2012 Open Championship golf betting at the moment. Lee Westwood is right up there at a price of 14/1, with world number one Luke Donald back at 16/1. But they are both behind the outright favourite Tiger Woods, who, with a return to winning ways, is expected to go out and cruise the links, and get his hands on a major title again. But we all know how well Irishmen have done in recent Majors, so what will the 2012 Open Championship bring?
If an Irishman wins the Open Championship this year, online bookmaker Boylesports will refund any losing outright bets placed on the market. This will apply to bets placed before the tee-off so you will need to make your mind up on your options quickly. What are the strong Irish options in the field? Well you have Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy leading the way as the top Irishmen in the field, both trading at a price of 16/1 with online bookmaker Boylesports. Graeme McDowell is also trading high in the field at a price of 33/1 and that is three former Irish Major winners right there. Naturally there is such a high quality field in attendance for the Major, that there is tremendous value all around. But there are a couple of clear favourite Irishman who are expected to be in contention, so there could be some decent value in your 2012 Open Championships golf betting at Boylesports thanks to their Money Back Special.
2012 The Open Championship Golf Betting Odds at Boylesports
Tiger Woods 9/1, Lee Westwood 14/1, Padraig Harrington 16/1, Luke Donald 16/1, Rory McIlroy 16/1, Justin Rose 30/1, Graeme McDowell 33/1, Phil Mickelson 30/1, Sergio Garcia 33/1, Rickie Fowler 35/1, Martin Kaymer 40/1, Francesco Molinari 40/1
Online bookmaker Boylesports offer a free £20 bet for new customers registering an account with them. When a new punters signs up for an account at Boylesports, the bookie will match the value of their first stake on that account with a free bet. So you first bet of between £5 and £20 will be matched up, giving you a great free bet to enjoy!
May 24th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Euro 2012 Betting
Boylesports Euro 2012 odds are being backed up by a great money back special on offer from them. The popular bookie is offering some insurance, should the team which you back as outright winner, happens to crash out of Poland and Ukraine 2012 as the result of a heartbreaking penalty shoot out. If your selection in the outright winner market does happen to lose in the knock-out stage on a penalty shoot out, then Boylesports will refund your lost stake as a free bet. So you get some pretty good coverage here and it allows you to dip into the Outright Winner odds in Boylesports Euro 2012 odds and take the insurance on offer in this shoot-out cash back. In the outright winner market, Spain are trading as favourites at a price of 13/5 with the online bookmaker, followed up by Germany at 3/1 and then the Netherlands at 7/1. Those three at the strong triumvirate who are expected to shoot it out between them in a quest to taste glory in the final of Euro 2012 on July 1st.
Euro 2012 odds at Boylesports are very competitive and there are plenty of deep markets to take a good look at, and of course, punters will be able to enjoy live in play betting as well with the bookie when the matches swing into action. What of England’s chances. Well, Boylesports Euro 2012 odds have the Three Lions down at 10/1 to win the tournament outright and Roy Hodgson’s men are trading at an equal standing with opponents France in their first match. England v France is the big match to open Group D and it is a match that neither can really afford to lose. So there will be high tension and stress on that game between the old enemies, and in England v France match betting, both nations are at 9/5 to win the matches, with a draw trading at 11/5 in Boylesports Euro 2012 odds. So that is just how tight things are expected to be for England at Poland and Ukraine 2012.
So whether you are going to look for outright winner, match betting or great value sub-markets such as Asian Handicap, Correct Score, Score-cast and the ever popular First Goalscorer and Last Goalscorer markets, Boylesports do present great value in Euro 2012 betting odds. The highly rated online bookmaker also offers a free £20 bet for new customers registering an account with them, and with their Euro 2012 winner odds being backed up by their Money Back Special, they have the summer’s Euro tournament well covered. Both Croatia and Italy crashed out of 2008 on a penalty shoot out. So the likelihood is that a shoot out will crop up somewhere in at least one of the seven matches in the knock-out phase.
May 10th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Free Bets & Promotions
Online Bookmaker Boylesports are offering a Non Runner Money Back promotion on both the Epsom Derby and and Epsom Oaks. This promotion kicks off today on Thursday, May 9th as we look forward to two more of the season’s classics. The 2012 Epsom Derby goes off on June 2nd, and this is the second of the Triple Crown races from the five Classics. The big feature in the Epsom Derby, is not the Queen starting her Diamond Jubilee celebrations there, but Camelot, the winner of the 2,000 Guineas. The Aidan O’Brien charge came up trumps and is trading as first favourite in the Ante Post 2012 Epsom Derby betting at the moment, around 5/4 with Boylesports.
Preceding the Epsom Derby, which is Britain’s richest horse race, is the Oaks, which runs on June 1st. This race for the fillies is expected to be a closer ran thing, with both Kissed and Maybe trading around 4/1 with Boylesports in the Ante Post market, while Homecoming Queen and Wading are not too far behind at 7/1. So there looks to be good value and competitive action to come for the 2012 Epsom Oaks. So with less than a month to go before we dip into more horse racing betting on The Classics, Boylesports are offering some ante-post coverage.
The Boylesports Non Runner Money Back coverage is now open for the Derby and the Oaks, and if your early selection fails to make the start, then you are not losing your stake. Popular online bookmaker Boylesports offer a free £20 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £20. So place a first stake of £20 and get a free £20 be!
April 7th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Free Bets & Promotions
It is the Easter fixture list for Premier League betting and it is a busy one. The First Goalscorer markets will be attracting a lot of betting attention this weekend, as the big matches come thick and fast. Fortunately, online bookmaker Boylesports are offering a lot of insurance on the popular First Goalscorer betting markets for selected games.
Saturday, April 7th
Sunderland v Spurs, Liverpool v Aston Villa and Stoke v Wolves are the Premier League matches being covered by the Boylesports First Goalscorer Cash-back promotion on Saturday. The big focus here will be on Harry Redknapp’s men, as they continue to duke it out with North London rivals Arsenal for a third place finish in the league. Spurs will be looking to Emmanuel Adebayor, who netted a brace last week to keep up their challenge, while Liverpool will just be hoping that any of their strikers get on the score sheet to end their terrible league slump. Luis Suarez looks the most likely to deliver for the Reds in the First Goalscorer market.
Sunday, April 8th
Manchester United v QPR and Arsenal v Manchester City sees a big double header for the Manchester clubs in the title race. A lot can be decided here on Sunday, where United have the chance to potentially open up what would probably be an unassailable eight points lead, if the Citizens lose away at Arsenal. Wayne Rooney is favourite to net first at Old Trafford, while Robin van Persie and the fit again Sergio Aguero look ready to duel for opening honours in the First Goalscorer market.
Monday, April 9th
The matches come thick and fast, with a London derby on Monday in the Premier League, as Chelsea head to Craven Cottage to face Fulham as they try to keep themselves in the race for fourth spot. Chelsea’s strikers haven’t been performing well this season, but Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and Daniel Sturridge, they still have plenty of options. Or will Clint Dempsey fire Fulham to a win which will hurt the Blues’ Champions League ambitions for next season?
Do your First Goalscorer football betting on these matches at Boylesports, and take the good coverage which the promotion provides. Back a First Goalscorer selection, and if that backed player scores second in the match after failing to open the scoring, then you will get your lost First Goalscorer stake refunded. Great coverage for the busy Premier League action over the weekend at Boylesports The highly rated bookie offers a free £20 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £20.
March 15th, 2012 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Cheltenham Festival Betting
Online bookmaker Boylesports are offering extra places for Day Three of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. After the carnage and surprise of Wednesday’s Queen Mother Champion Chase, which was won by British interest Finian’s Rainbow, attention turns to Big Buck’s as he goes for his fourth World Hurdle in a row. Big Buck’s is one of the star attractions of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival. Can anyone stoke Big Buck’s in his formidable reign? Oscar Whisky and Thousand Stars are in the field, but does anyone have the extra special edge which will be needed to take down Big Buck’s? Big Buck’s has made this race his own and he is not going to go down without a fight, and he looks like one of Thursday’s bankers.
Boylesports are providing more great horse racing betting coverage from the Cheltenham Festival offering extra places on two of Thursday’s races. First of all the bookie is paying out to 5 Places in the Pertemps Final and then five places as well in the Kim Muir Challenge Cup. So this provides an extra chance for you to pick up some profit from the 2012 Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. Well worth taking the extra coverage for your betting on those races, by heading to Boylesports.
The Ryanair Chase also fires off on Thursday in what is likely to be one of the closest cards of the day. Riverside Theatre is just about holding ground as favourite to take the race, but this is a very evenly matched race in prospect, with half a dozen more horses all in excellent, Chase winning form. Somsersby, Rubi Light and defending Champion Albertas Run are all in co
It will be worth keeping an eye on the Jewson Novices on Thursday as well, because the Boylesports.com Novice Chase winner Sir Des Champs goes for the big double. If Willie Mullin’s charge does the business again, then Boylesports are going to be paying out an extra £50,000 bonus to Sir Des Champs if he lands the win at Cheltenham on Thursday, because the bookie promised the prize money to any horse which could do the Novice Chase and Jewson Novices double.
Popular online bookmaker Boylesports will furnish the accounts of new customers with a free bet up to £20. Place your first bet of a £10 minimum on a new account, and the bookie will match that initial stake value with a free bet, up to the maximum of £20, giving you some great free betting cash to get started, along with the superb Cheltenham Festival 2012 coverage.