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Bookmaker News

Bookmaker Boylesports have shown some interest in a potential approach to buy out rivals Ladbrokes Ireland. The latter is currently under a restructuring plan so are currently under court protection. Ladbrokes is set to shut 60 of ther 196 shops in the Republic of Ireland, as part of their rescue plan.

Boylesports has apparently spoken with Ken Fennell of the Irish audit firm Deloitte who was appointed by the High Court to look at Ladbrokes, about a potential takeover of the struggling operator. It is thought that Fennell and Boylesports have been in talks since April.

Boylesports aren’t proposing to keep all of the Ladbrokes shops open, but they would be expected to put up better creditor terms, as the majority of the Ladbrokes creditors are landlords who are complaining that the operator has offered inadequate compensation terms for giving up the leases on the shop’s that Ladbrokes are planning to close.

It would take a pretty big step for Boylesports to get their teeth into Ladbrokes Ireland, because they would have to provide a convincing case that they would offer better terms than the formerly submitted proposal as well as having to get approval from the Irish Commission for Competition and Consumer Protection.

In order to buy Ladbrokes Ireland, Boylesports could be asked to close some of their own shops. There has been no comment from founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boylesports, John Boyle. He did point out that their main goal is to always provide their customers with the best shops and to locate those in the best possible places.

25th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


Ireland gave a huge thumbs up to same-sex marriages in their recent referendum, and on the day of the ballot, independent Irish bookmaker Boylesports were offering up a free €5 bet to anyone who flew home to vote. Because of the huge importance of the vote, Boylesports decided to reward those who had to hop on a plane to get back home to cast their ballot.

Anyone who walked into a Boylesports shot and hands over a boarding card showing that they flew in on the day of the vote, were able to play a free €5 bet there and then.

Boylesports’ PR executive Aoife Heffron said: It has been overwhelming to see the many hundreds of people coming back to Ireland solely to use their vote on the Marriage Referendum and Age of Presidential Candidates Referendum and as a way of showing our gratitude we want to offer a free bet to anyone who made the journey.”

She added: “With BoyleSports shops staying open until 9.30pm this evening, and polling stations open until 10pm, why not stop into your local shop after you vote with your boarding card and pick up a free bet – just like voting it’s that simple.”

25th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Premier League Betting

Tottenham v Hull Betting Preview

An important game for both of these, because Spurs have fallen into a major slump at the end of the season and could miss out on a top six finish if they don’t pull their socks up. The Lilywhites will be fancied to take down the relegation-threatened Hull, who may not survive this weekend if they fail to win this one. The Tigers start third from bottom, two points away from safety of having Newcastle in their sights.

All Premier League matches are covered by the great first goalscorer promotion that online betting site Boylesports run. Back a first goalscorer in a game and if that player happens to score the opening goal in the first 20 minutes of action, then Boylesports will double your original odds for you! The bookie also offers acca insurance on 5+ folds which lose by one leg, played through your mobile.

Tottenham v Hull Betting Tips

Well the end of the season can’t come quickly enough for Tottenham. Their major slump in form has seen them run the risk of not even managing to land a top six finished. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have only picked up the one league victory in their last. Now they are just a point ahead of seventh placed Southampton and just two above Swansea. So the pressure is on, especially with having lost their last two at White Hart Lane as well, going down 1-0 against Aston Villa and Man City. Spurs do have form against the Tigers though, having won four and lost none of their last six Barclays Premier League fixtures against Hull. Spurs have failed to score in their last two PL games; they’ve not gone three in a row without a goal since November 2013. They looked bewildered and dejected after losing 3-0 at Stoke last week.

26 of the points that Tottenham have earned this season have come through Harry Kane goals and assists. His contribution has been more valuable in terms of points, than any other player in the division. But he is struggling as well, indicative of Spurs as a whole, as Kane has scored just the one goal in his last six Premier League appearance. So you may not be steered too far wrong from expecting this one to go under 2.5 goals for a price 21/10 with online betting site Boylesports. The Lilywhites aren’t that backable at such a short price in the outright market, not having won just two of their last five at White Hart Lane. Tottenham did take a 2-1 win over Hull at the KC Stadium back in November. To their credit, Tottenham have gained 10 points from losing positions at home this season, more than any other side.

Hull are in a bit of hole. They are two points away from safety and starting down the barrel of a third defeat in a row. They need to pull out a win in this one, but it doesn’t look all that probable at the moment, not having scored just five goals in their previous seven Premier League matches against the Lilywhites. In none of those seven games have Hull scored more than one goal. Hull also have a very strange thing going on in the month of May, as they have never won a Premier League match in the month of May (W0 D3 L8). Things looked on the up for them with back to back wins over Crystal Palace and Liverpool, but then came May and they lose against Arsenal and Burnley. Hull actually may offer value to be tied after 45 minutes, as they have been drawing at half time in 12 of their 18 away matches this season. Third points will be hard to come by though as they won just one of their last eight on the road.

Tottenham v Hull Betting Odds

Spurs 3/4, Draw 14/5, Hull 15/4

Tottenham v Hull Predictions

There is little appeal in Tottenham at such a short price and punters aren’t going to trust them enough. They look short of energy and ideas at the moment, and they will face a side who are desperate for three points on Saturday to try and stay afloat in the top flight. Probably will be a low scoring affair, but with Hull looking poor again, the best option may be to back a draw.

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15th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Sports Betting

Your Wells Fargo Championship golf betting can be boosted by a great offer from online betting site Boylesports. The bookie provides great golf betting insurance week-in, week-out and for this week’s fare, place a bet on the outright market and if your selection finishes second or third (which includes ties) then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet up to the value of £50. This same offer also applies to this week’s Open de Espana.

Rory McIlroy is running as 10/3 favourite this week with Boylesports and the Northern Ireland star is in some fantastic form. He produced a breakthrough win on the PGA Tour at Quail Hollow in 2010. His current form has seen him produce that fourth at the Masters, a win at the WGC World Match Play and then a T8 last week at The Players. Can’t argue with his form at the moment and carded the course record of 62 on the final round of his 2010 win here.

However, a 10/3 price on McIlroy is ridiculously short and is just asking to be opposed. So where are your best options going to lie this week for your PGA Wells Fargo Championship golf betting? Jim Furyk has some appeal back at 16/1 after landing a runners up spot here last season. The old hand is the all time earnings leader at Quail Hollow and if nothing more than a fantastic top ten finish bet this week, he should be on your radar somewhere.

Big Phil Mickelson may come back into play this week, because you will be hard pushed to find a course better suited to his natural game. He has a decent track record at the event, never having missed the cut and has landed five top fives and another four top fifteen finished at the event. Still searching for his first win of the year and has put in just two top ten finishes this term. But he’s back where his natural game will probably push him close to another top ten finish.

JB Holmes, who is defending his Wells Fargo title this week is carrying some good form into Quail Hollow. In the last three months alone he has posted a win and two runner-up results and is running ninth on this season’s tour in strokes gained and has the distance off the tee to destroy the field again. If he gets into the groove from the off, then he is carrying some big value on his back at a 30/1 quote, although again, punters will likely find more value in the top ten finish market.

Other notable names trying to get their hands on the Wells Fargo title this week are Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Bill Haas and Hideki Matsuyama, the latter putting in a pretty solid showing at The Players last week.

Wells Fargo Championship Golf Odds

Rory McIlroy 10/3, Henrik Stenson 16/1, Jim Furyk 16/1, Phil Mickelson 22/1, Hideki Matsuyama 22/1, Bill Haas 28/1, Adam Scott 28/1, JB Holmes 30/1, bar 33/1

14th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Premier League Betting

Newcastle v West Brom Betting Preview

Every game looks like a mountain to get over now for Newcastle. They head to the weekend just two points above the drop zone and just three games in which to save themselves. Confidence is low, performances are low and it’s hard to see where they are going to find salvation. West Brom took a big three points at old Trafford last weekend, and look solid enough to cause the Tyneside giants even more relegation woes.

If any goals come in this, then you are going to deserve extra credit for picking the first goalscorer. At online betting site Boylesports, select the winning first goalscorer for the game, and if that player opens the scoring in the first 20 minutes of action, then Boylesports will pay you out double your original first goalscorer odds! Earn up to £50 worth of free bets as a welcome bonus offer from the popular bookie too!

Newcastle v West Brom Betting Tips

It’s now or never for Newcastle. They could be sucked into the bottom three on Saturday, but a win could leave them breathing a huge sigh of relief, with enough clubs in the survival scrap to give them a bit of a buffer. So it is eight games now on the bounce that Newcastle have lost in the top flight and they have scored in just three of those eight games in the sequence. Will we see some fight from them on Saturday? They do actually have a decent record going against West Brom, and the Magpies beat them 2-0 earlier in the season at the Hawthorns.

The Magpies have won 10 and lost just three of the 17 Premier League matches against West Brom. A positive, but John Carver’s side have won just one of their eight Premier League games at St James Park under his guidance (W1 D2 L5) and lost the last four in a row. Only once before in their league history have they ever lost five home games in a row (October 1953 when they lost six on the trot). They have lost eight successive league games for only the second time in their history (10 in Aug-Oct 1977 the most). Papiss Cisse is a 7/4 quote in the Boylesports anytime goalscorer market for them, and he has scored three goals in just 199 minutes of Premier League action against West Brom.

Watch in-play for late goals, as Newcastle United have conceded the most goals in the 90th minute or later in the PL this season (7) and haven’t scored themselves at this point of games. After their mini slump of three straight defeats, West Brom have steadied the ship with a W2 D1 record in their last three. The two wins there were on the road against Crystal Palace and Manchester United, while there was a comfortable 0-0 home draw against Liverpool sandwiched in there, so on current form, you would have to suggest that they decent enough value to avoid defeat.

Victor Anichebe has scored more Barclays Premier League goals against Newcastle United than he has versus any other opponent (4) and is 5/2 in the anytime goalscorer market, which is headed up by Saido Berahino at 6/4 with online bookmaker Boylesports. The baggies have only lost two of their last eight away games in the top flight, and with their recent success, should have a decent crack at three points. The last four between these on Tyneside have gone over 2.5 goals which is an 11/10 quote for the weekend.

Newcastle v West Brom Betting Odds

Newcastle 16/4, West BRom 15/8, Draw 23/10

Newcastle v West Brom Predictions

hard not to just throw the money at West Brom, given Newcastle’s horrendous form. The magpies have both scored and conceded in each of their last three home games, and with West Brom picking up the pace again, shoot for both teams to score and look over 2.5 goals. A draw wouldn’t be a total surprise here as Newcastle just don’t look good enough to win.

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8th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


Online betting site Boylesports are having a rough week or so, as they found themselves on the end of yet another big payout. After getting knocked around from big wins at Punchestown, another punter popped up with a big win from a small stake.

The punter played a €6 bet and won €34,502 from BoyleSports on the Euromillions draw. Initially the punter had placed €1 on the numbers 8-12-49 which were drawn in the Euromillions Plus draw which defied the odds of 1500/1 to win €1501.

The winning luck continued for them though, as if that wasn’t enough, as they had also staked €1 on the numbers 8-12-41-49 which also came out in the draw to defy the gargantuan odds of 33,000/1 and net the punter €33,001.

As a result, their two winning lines from just a €6 investment, returned the massive €34,502.

Liam Glynn, BoyleSports’ spokesperson said: “After a massive May Bank Holiday weekend bashing from punters, another customer has won big with BoyleSports from a small stake in the latest Euromillions draw.

“We would like to congratulate the Co Louth customer and wish them happy spending with their winnings.

“May has started with punters taking a belt to BoyleSports in what has been the worst month of the year so far but it’s certainly true to say that small stakes can return big dividends.”

7th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News

While the supposed Fight of the Century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao never quite managed to get out of first gear at any point in the big Las Vegas bout, one Irish customer was pretty happy with the outcome.

The punter, who has remained anonymous, put a €38,000 bet down on Floyd Mayweather to win the fight at odds of 40/85 which saw him win €55,882 with bookmaker BoyleSports.

As comfortable as Mayweather was in the fight from the opening bell, big stake never looked in any danger of coming up short. Boylesports announced that the Las Vegas fight had had the biggest ever turnover in a boxing match for them.

Liam Glynn, BoyleSports spokesperson said: “The Mayweather V Pacquiao took the nation by storm and our traders have reported that the boxing match is by far the biggest turnover to date.”

He added: “The county Mayo punter who placed €38K cash on Mayweather certainly got value for his money but no doubt had shorter fingernails come the end of the fight as he had to wait till after all 12 rounds to see Mayweather crowned the winner on points.”

4th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Bookmaker News

Two Punchestown punters took bookmaker Boylesports to the cleaners on Saturday, with the bookie having to shell out some big money. Together, the two separate accumulator wins cost Boylesports €45,000 from the meet.

One of the bets returned over €34,000 from a €5 accumulator and a €1 Lucky 31, which had a total stake of €36.

The selections, which were placed at online betting site Boylesports were Josies Orders in the 2.35 at 5/2, Heathfield in the 3.10 at 6/1, Petite Parisienne in the 4.25 at 7/2, Gallant Oscar in the 5.00 at 9/2 and Sort It Out in the 5.35 at 8/1.

The €5 accumulator returned €21,848.95 alone, but with the €12,727.69 added from the Lucky 31 the online punter walked away with a staggering €34,576.64.

That wasn’t the end of the punishment for BoyleSports, as they took another hit when another punter netted more than €11,000 from a €5 each way accumulator and a €2 Lucky 15.

The selections for the bets, which had total stake of €30, remained the same for both the accumulator and the Lucky 15, they were Heathfield in the 3.10 at 6/1, Petite Parisienne in the 4.25 at 4/1, Gallant Oscar in the 5.00 at 9/2 and Sort It Out in the 5.35 at 13/2.

The accumulator paid out a staggering €6,165.19 and the Lucky 15 netted €4,557.28, which in total returned a whopping €11,178.20.

Aoife Heffron, PR Executive at BoyleSports, said: “It has been a rough day for BoyleSports with not one but two punters hitting us hard at Punchestown.

“With over €45K paid out between two customers we at BoyleSports are off to lick our wounds. We wish to congratulate both punters on their intuitive selections and hope they enjoy spending their winnings.”

4th May 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Premier League Betting

Hull v Arsenal Betting Preview

The Gunners blew their remote chances of beating Chelsea to the title, when they couldn’t find a way to beat the Blues at the Emirates last time out. All they can do now is keep on winning in the hope to secure second spot behind their London rivals. Hull are still fighting for their survival, but have done a great job in taking back to back wins, but with a very tough run in to come, there is still plenty of work that needs to be done by the Tigers to stay up.

The Gunners have some big firepower and therefore the first goalscorer market could be quite profitable here. Boylesports offer the chance to double your initial first goalscorer odds. Just select the winning first goalscorer in the game and if they open the scoring in the first twenty minutes of action, then you will be paid out double your original first goalscorer odds. New customers registering an account with Boylesports can get up to a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus.

Hull v Arsenal Betting Tips

Steve Bruce’s men have shown a little bit of fight in having taken back to back wins in the top flight. They banked a good away win at Crystal Palace last weekend, and then took a pretty comfortable 1-0 home win over Liverpool during the week. Still work to be done as they have go up against Manchester United and Spurs as well as the Gunners. They have a home game against Burnley to come as well in there, and every point is crucial right now as they start the weekend just the four points clear of the drop zone. Just goes to show how important those recent six points were for their survival hopes. The Tigers are in decent home from, losing just one of their last five there, winning three of those. That one defeat was an excusable one as it was against Champions-elect Chelsea. Overall their home form this term hasn’t been great, as it is just W5 D4 L7.

They make take a little bit of heart from their 2-2 draw which they earned at the Emirates earlier in the season, and only conceded a late minute equaliser there. Going into this one on the back of two wins is good, but they have only won three Premier League games in a row on one previous occasion; October 2008, when they won four on the bounce. The Tigers don’t have any real form going against the Gunners as they have lost five and drawn one of the last six in the top flight against Arsenal. All three previous Premier League meetings at the KC Stadium between the two sides have ended in defeat for Hull. Dame N’doye is a 3/1 anytime goalscorer option with online bookmaker Boylesports. They have shipped at least two goals in each of their last four home games against Arsenal.

Arsenal, who were held to a 0-0 home draw by Chelsea last time out still have big form on their side. They will be out on Monday night aiming to pick up their fifth away win in a row. Overall, home and away, Arsenal are unbeaten in their last nine (W8 D1) and only on three occasions this season have Arsenal failed to score in a league match. Two of those were against Chelsea. In the head to head against the Tigers, Arsenal have won eight and lost none of the last nine meetings with Hull in all competitions. A 5/2 quote on Arsenal to win by a one goal margin is tempting, as the Gunners’ last four away victories in the top flight have been by a one goal margin. Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez are even money joint favourites in the anytime goalscorer market.

Hull v Arsenal Betting Odds

Arsenal 4/6, Draw 14/5, Hull 4/1

Hull v Arsenal Predictions

The Gunners have lost just one of their last thirteen matches in the Premier League and they have the head to head form against Hull. The mini-revival of the Tigers is probably going to be stopped in its tracks by Arsenal, who are carrying strong away form and will be keen to get last weekend’s draw against Chelsea out of their system. Gunners to win, but it may only be by the narrowest of margins.

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30th April 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Manchester City

Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Preview

Good looking game to come on Sunday from White Hart Lane. Sadly for Manchester City it won’t have any bearing on them retaining their league title, and indeed, title celebrations could have already happened at Stamford Bridge earlier in the day. This should be an entertaining affair though as Spurs need to push hard for three points to keep up their challenge for a place in next season’s Europa League.

Should be plenty of goals in this one and there is a great way to boost your first goalscorer returns at online betting site Boylesports. Place a first goalscorer wager with them and if you’re backed selection opens the scoring in the first twenty minutes of the game, then you will get your original first goalscorer odd doubled by Boylesports! Fantastic promotion and new customers registering an account with them can earn up to £50 worth of free bets too.

Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Tips

What are you going to get from Spurs? You just don’t know do you, they are a punters nightmare at the moment. The Lilywhites have put up a W2 D2 L2 record over their last six, so they are not a side you back with confidence. But, that having been said, they are a good home side. They have lost just one of their last eleven Premier League home games, although that was their last game at White Hart Lane, losing 1-0 against Aston Villa in a bit of a shock result. Because of their home form and Man City’s poor road results, you may like the look of the 5/2 punt on the Lilywhites. They also have something to play for whereas City don’t, because they are still in the hunt for a UEFA Europa League place, starting the weekend level with fifth placed Liverpool. Here is where things get tricky about backing Spurs, their defence.

Tottenham have managed just the one clean sheet in their last 11 Premier League outings. So you would expect goals and over 2.5 goals is trading at 4/7 with online bookmaker Boylesports. With the amount of goals they have conceded against City lately, you wouldn’t expect them to pick one up here. The Lilywhites have lost their last three in a row against Manchester City and in total they have conceded 15 goals in those three games. So you could also probably comfortably look at both teams to score for a price of 1/2. Harry Kane is a quote of 7/5 in the anytime goalscorer market, while Nacer Chadli may be worth a look with a goal in both of his last two games. In the last three clashes between Man City and Spurs at White Hart Lane, there have been a total of sixteen goals netted.

The number of goals that City have fired off against Spurs lately is pretty remarkable. They have won two of their last three visits to White Hart Lane by a 5-1 scoreline and they banked a 4-1 win over the Lilywhites at the Etihad earlier in the season as well. Sergio Aguero scored all four goals in that meeting and he is trading as 5/6 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market for this one. The Citizens have also won seven and lost just one of the last eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Spurs. It has been four defeats in their last four away games and just one win in their last seven on the road though for Manuel Pellegrini’s men. Terrible form and their frailties have been highlighted. Can they snap out of their road slump against a team who they seem to enjoy scoring against?

Tottenham v Manchester City Betting Odds

Manchester City evens, Draw 11/4, Spurs 5/2

Tottenham v Manchester City Predictions

Even though the Citizens have been so poor on the road, they are value to back for the win here, and that is down to the Tottenham defence, which just can’t keep clean sheets. City have netted often enough against the Lilywhites recently to suggest that they will have enough in the tank to find a way through a porous defence. The game should go comfortably over 2.5 goals.

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30th April 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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