Boylesports review
3.5

3.5 betHQ, 2018-03-14

Boylesports homepage

Boylesports is one of Ireland’s most successful bookmakers, and its online betting site has customers not just in Ireland and the UK, but around the world. Boylesports has improved its site over recent years, offering more features, a wider range of in-play markets and a betting interface with a more modern look and feel.

Boylesports offers decent prices and attractive promotions. However, it has attracted some negative publicity in the past for being quick to limit or close the accounts of sharp bettors. Here we investigate Boylesports’s strengths and weaknesses in more detail.

Boylesports homepage

Boylesports is one of Ireland’s most successful bookmakers, and its online betting site has customers not just in Ireland and the UK, but around the world. Boylesports has improved its site over recent years, offering more features, a wider range of in-play markets and a betting interface with a more modern look and feel.

Boylesports offers decent prices and attractive promotions. However, it has attracted some negative publicity in the past for being quick to limit or close the accounts of sharp bettors. Here we investigate Boylesports’s strengths and weaknesses in more detail.

trust & financial stability
3.5

Boylesports is a large, well-established bookmaker with a loyal following, and it has been operating since 1989. The company is registered in the Isle of Man and is licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.

On the down side, Boylesports has attracted complaints in the past after failing to pay out bonuses or arbitrarily closing the accounts of punters who’ve placed large bets (or who appear to be betting too successfully).

odds
3.5

Boylesports provides particularly competitive odds for UK and Irish horse racing, and its odds for football, tennis,golf and a range of other sports often provide good value. This bookmaker’s odds may not lead the industry, but they’re a decent proposition.

Boylesports also offers best odds guaranteed on Irish and UK horse racing, and on BAGS/BEGS greyhound racing.

specials & promotions
3.5

Boylesports offers a handy range of daily specials, including money back specials on racing and football, along with acca boosters and fair play payouts on races where your horse refuses.

Boylesports also offers a risk free bet when you sign up for an account. For details of the associated terms and conditions, see our Boylesports sign-up offer page. 

Boylesports also offers:

  • best odds guaranteed on Irish and UK horse racing, and on BAGS/BEGS greyhound racing
  • frequent promotional offers for key football matches
  • regular cash back deals for tennis and golf, and place specials for golf.

website
4

Boylesports website

Boylesports’s web site wasn’t always the most attractive in the industry. However, the company has clearly made an effort, improving the look and feel of the site and regularly adding new, useful features to it.

The current Boylesports home page is neatly laid out, if slightly lacking in “breathing space”, and provides immediate access to the most popular horse racing, football and tennis betting markets.

Scroll down just a little and you can also access popular golf, tennis, major league baseball, boxing, Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) football and even GAA hurling markets. You can access any other sports market, as well as in-play betting, daily news and specials, using a simple navigation pane.

The Boylesports site provides excellent features for horse racing enthusiasts, including Racing Post tips and statistics and a “Bet & Watch” feature, which provides live streaming of UK and Irish horse races. Boylesports also offers betting on virtual horse racing, with a virtual race held literally every 60 seconds.

Other useful features of the Boylesports site include:

  • a recently upgraded In-Play page, with a wider range of in-play markets, instantly updated odds and colour coding to show whether odds are going up or down during play
  • a Live Betting Diary, which provides a detailed schedule of upcoming live betting events
  • free use of a bet calculator, which makes it easy to calculate potential returns or losses for different bet types, ranging from straightforward singles and multiples to extremely complicated bet types like the Lucky 31 and Heinz.

mobile
4

Boylesports offers a good mobile betting app for Apple (iOS) and Android devices. The app has a user-friendly design and provides access to all the main features of the desktop Boylesports.com site, including daily betting news and in-play betting.

The app, which was recently revamped, also provides an intuitive bet slip and access to Boylesports’s popular Bet&Watch feature, with live streaming of UK and Irish horse racing.

As a minor complaint, it’s off-putting that you can’t access information or download instructions for the mobile app on the Boylesports site without first entering your location and mobile number.

customer service
3.5

We’ve found Boylesports’s customer service friendly and efficient. Live chat is available 24/7, and e-mails tend to be answered quickly. However, it’s worth noting that the company has attracted complaints for failing to pay out bonuses.

The company’s pay-out times range from good to excellent, and a wide range of methods for both depositing and withdrawing funds is supported.

The bottom line

We recommend Boylesports as a good addition to the set of online bookmakers you use. Its decent odds, useful web site features and generous sign-up offer make it a decent proposition for recreational punters.

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