Though it may not be Ireland’s best-known sports betting outfit, BoyleSports is one of the Emerald Isle’s strongest and most successful brands. With no fewer than 200 betting shops spread across Ireland and a good three decades’ experience under its belt, it’s easy to see why. But just how well does all this transfer to the online betting arena?
BoyleSports is optimised to deliver a seamless sports betting experience for punters who enjoy on-the-go wagering. The BoyleSports app (for iOS and Android devices) also offers exclusive bonuses, promotions and a number of special features.
The BoyleSports platform has a professional appearance and feel. As well as looking the part, the site is a doddle to use and get around, with stress-free navigation. The bold layout makes all of the info easy to digest, even when there’s loads of stats displayed at once.
A special nod should also go to BoyleSports for including a number of innovative features, with the radio commentary channel, in-play betting calendar, and live scores and stats services standing out.
One of the reasons punters stick with BoyleSports is because the site offers consistently good value with its sportsbook. It may not be up there with the very best around but the odds offered tend to compare well with the industry's major players. Take the time to scrutinise BoyleSports' betting margins time and you’ll invariably discover they’re some of the lowest around, too. The margin may be slightly higher with the footy (a major market) but it’s generally the case that the rest of the sportsbook trades much lower, with some markets yielding John Boyle little more than 3% in betting margins.
It’s worth noting that BoyleSports has a habit of taking a stand-out position with its football odds whenever a high-profile heavyweight like Man City Vs Barcelona clash crops up. These can turn out to be pretty lucrative so they’re well worth keeping an eye out for.
Whilst horse racing and football are front and centre of BoyleSports’ sportsbook, there’s plenty in the way of both markets and betting options proffered here to keep you from getting bored. Casino, lotto, poker and bingo games are also on hand to provide a bit of variety.
To its credit, BoyleSports tries to shake things up a little, offering imaginative betting options alongside its classic bookie bets. The ‘King Of the Weekend’ offering, a free shot at winning a jackpot prize, is perhaps the most eye-catching currently available. All you need to do to take part is make your selections (WDW) on the outcome of seven selected football matches via the app and then enjoy a huge windfall if the results drop your way.
Heading over to BoyleSports’ Live Betting element offers a host of live sports to wager on instantly, as well as a chance to have a look at the upcoming live schedule. The number of sports available to enjoy in this way is pretty impressive, so it’s possible to bet on everything from core markets like football and golf, to more niche options such as Aussie rules and beach volleyball.
At present, BoyleSports offers live streaming only with some horse races. The minimum bet required to watch these live streams is £5, significantly higher than the standard £1 at most other online bookies. When it’s considered William Hill lets any punters who’ve placed a bet in the preceding 24 hours watch its live streams free of charge, it’s clear this is something BoyleSports could think about tweaking.
All new players are entitled to a welcome bonus of £25 in free bets when they sign up at BoyleSports. You need to place a minimum £10 qualifying bet at even money (or greater) to kick things off. Do this and you’ll get a £5 free bet in return, along with an additional 4 x £5 free bets, each equal to a 50% average of every three qualifying bets up to four times to make a maximum of £20 in free bets. Suffice to say, this amount does not include the initial matched free bet.
Pretty much every funding method known to man – including via bricks-and-mortar bookies – is available at BoyleSports so depositing and withdrawing cash tends to be straightforward. Depending on your chosen method, funds can take as little as nought to 24 hours or as long as three to five days to process. Customer support is standing by 24/7 via telephone, live chat and email.
This is a strong, good-looking platform that does pretty much everything you’d want it to very well. That being said, an improved In-Play element with more live streaming options certainly wouldn’t go amiss.
|Very professional platform||Slightly convoluted welcome bonus scheme|
|Consistently decent odds||Live streaming could be better|
|Good selection of markets|
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