Boylesports Review 2017 - Sports Betting ReviewBoylesports was funded in 1989 and they are are an independent bookmaker. They are in fact, the largest independent bookmaker running in Ireland. They have a big retail presence through the country and along with their big internet business now, they run a telephone betting service as well. They cover all bases! They were founded by John Boyle, which is obviously where the name of the business comes from. They are strong supports of racing and greyhound racing through sponsorship. They even managed to broker a strategic takeover of 15 William Hill shops as well in 2011 and they are a very trusted and strong brand.
Betting markets and odds quality 8/10One of the reasons why Boylesports have grown so well is because the value that they offer in their sportsbook. They are very good at what they do and they are strong when you start comparing odds around with some of the major players in the industry. So there is a very strong selling point when it comes to the odds quality with Boylesports and you aren’t going to be let down by them. What really stands out is their betting margins which are some of the lowest around and that means that there is value going back to the customer. The margin is a little high on soccer, around 6% but the rest of the sportsbook is trading with much lower betting margins, particularly tennis which is just around 3.1% for the bookie. There is a maximum of £100000 winning per day on soccer betting.
What markets do you get? Everything you would expect to find at at online betting site nowadays. You have the big American Football markets, through to the numerous golf and tennis events throughout the calendar year and everything including rugby, soccer, snooker, table tennis boxing, cricket and more, it is all in there and covered well. They do offer horse racing and greyhound racing betting as well. The market depths in each of the sports and in each specific sporting event as well is very good. Everything is menu driven and superbly organised in the sportsbook. There is a very good sportsbook in operation at Boylesports.
Sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 8/10You have a welcome bonus of £20 in free bets from Boylesports to get started with them. After opening the account with them and going through the quick registration process, you have to place a min. £10 qualifying bet with them and it has to be at even money or greater. Once that is done then you will get 4 times a £5 free bet (£20 total). It is an easy promotion to complete, particularly for just a part-time casual punter.
But Boylesports overall do promotions very well. They have a lot going on in their promotions section on the website. They run a lot of standard fare like best price guaranteed on horses and on the dogs and then they come up with some great unique ones, like free bet refunds on football matches if the crossbar is struck. They run a huge, huge football accumulator promotion. Not only will you get your lost stake refunded if your acca loses by just the one leg, but if the bet wins then you can earn up to a 200% win bonus! This is a huge promotion. They will run a lot of football promotions each week throughout the regular English domestic season.
In-play betting 8/10You get a full on live in play betting service from Boylesports which you can access from the top menu on the site. There is a lot going on in the Boylesports in play section and it can look a little bit busy. You basically can filter and close the sports that you aren’t interested in, leaving the ones that you are interested in on the screen. Each of the games that are in progress are backed up by some great stats which takes just the one click to access, and you can clearly see the market changes through coloured highlights on the screen. You have the current socreds listed for each event going on and you can see how many open markets there are for a game before clicking on an event.
Clicking on an event will give you the full range of betting markets for that event along with scores and a graphical representation of the action, which is actually one of the cooler ones around. The is good market coverage throughout the live sports, so you would be feeling left short changed anywhere and overall it is a good, operation, functional and importantly, quick in play betting service to use.
Extras & features 7/10Boylesports offer a lot of little touches at their website which makes it very good. You can find stats all over the place and enjoy results and live scores as well as radio coverage. There is a big horse racing section on the site, perfect for your needs if you like the Sport of Kings and for sports events listed, there is even information of where you can see a football match being shown live for example. Boylesports don’t offer live streams on their website. They do pull in a lot of independent data to their website, from the likes of Racing Post Tips to big Head 2 Head Stats as well.
One of their big features is their King Of the Weekend which is available through an app. This is free and quick entry into a shot at winning the jackpot prize. You simply make your selections (WDW) on the outcome of seven selected football matches and if you manage that then you land yourself huge windfall. There are alternative markets like Financials and Lotteries if you like going outside of sports betting and there is a good range of virtual sports to have a crack at as well. It is a very well rounded out site, a heavy focus on football and horse racing, but that’s pretty much par for the course.
Payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 7/10Whichever way you are looking at to get funds into your Boylesports account, you will be covered, even by walking into a shop and loading your account with cash. But online you have the options of credit and debit cards along with online payment platforms like Skrill and PayPal, through to the humble bank transfer. Some methods are country-specific and if you stick to the main ones like credit/debits cards, fundings will be instantly processed. Where possible all withdrawals are made back to the original funding source. If they can’t do that, they will process your withdrawal to your bank with a bank wire.
Deposit Methods Include: Credit Debit Cards, Banks Transfer, Cheque, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, EUTeller, Ekonto, Instant Bank, SOFort, InstaDebit, Boku.
Withdrawal Methods Include: Credit Debit Cards, Banks Transfer, Cheque, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, EUTeller, Ekonto, Instant Bank, SOFort, InstaDebit, Boku.
User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 8/10The app that Boylesports have to download, which is available on Android and through the App Store is highly rated. It is a top rated mobile app in fact through the App Store and not only do you get the benefit of the great Boylesports service anyway, but they offer exclusive enhanced prices through their app and you get to access every Irish/UK race live as well. Going back to their main website, there is a lot going on there, it’s not the cleanest of sites that you will come across but you can’t fault the functionality of it at the end of the day. It is quick to navigate around and you rarely ever have to touch the actual sportsbook menu because you get everything you need pretty much from the landing page and quick links.
Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 7/10You can hit up the help centre which Boylesports have, day or night and that’s pretty good. There’s a quick list of commonly asked questions, so whatever you have to ask will likely be there. If you do need to speak to someone just click open their Contact tab and from the UK you can call 0800 22 00 66 and from RoI is 1800 00 66. You have a support email of firstname.lastname@example.org and you get access to a live chat window as well. Alternatively you just send off a support ticket if you like once you have logged on to your account.
Overall / Conclusion 8/10
We are not going to come out and say that Boylesports have the best looking and best operating site out there, they don’t. But that having been said you are looking at one of the better ones overall when you weigh up the features and the functionality of the sportsbook and the bet slip. It all comes together nicely, it’s busy but it all works and they seem to be an innovative bookmaker which goes from strength to strength continuously.
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