BoyleSports Betting Review 2019

Ireland’s biggest bookmaker, BoyleSports is well known both for its retail stores and online offering. Let’s see if it can also deliver a world-class betting experience.

  • Bonus: Bet £10, Get £30
  • Max. Bonus: £30
  • Odds Required: 1.50
  • Rating: 8.5/10.0
  • Bonus Code: No code required
  • Mobile: Yes

Introduction to BoyleSports

BoyleSports may be a little old fashioned in its site design. It’s functional and easy to use but certainly won’t be winning any awards when it comes to innovation. Beneath its rather conservative looks though is a betting site package that clearly has a ton to offer its customers.

Its welcome bonus, for instance, might not have an advertisement to grab your attention like its competitors. But with £25 in free bets available, it’s clearly something that BoyleSports is very serious about when it comes to providing additional value for players. Perhaps the lack of showmanship is the result of being such a trusted household name in their home country. After all, when people already know how good you are, there’s less of a need to show off unnecessarily.

In terms of this design approach, it’s a matter of preference. Some people will love its straightforward simplicity, while others may prefer something flashier. Either way, when it comes to what counts, it seems that BoyleSports has plenty to offer customers in terms of an all-around betting experience. Just to be sure though, let’s take a closer look.

Bonuses, Bets & Promotions

There’s no shortage of promotions available at BoyleSports. However, as is the case with the vast majority of betting sites, they are subject to change, especially if they are time sensitive by their nature. For example, they may be focused around a specific sporting event. So, with that in mind, we’ll take a look at a select few in order to give you a general idea of the kind of quality of promotion you can expect from this bookmaker. But don’t be surprised if the selection below has changed by the time you are visiting the site.

Another thing to point out is that these are intended to be a brief overview of each promotion. We will, therefore, highlight what we feel is the most relevant information for you to get a picture of what’s on offer. However, not all of the terms and conditions will be detailed here and can instead be found on the promotions section of the BoyleSports site. They are easily located, as the terms and conditions link is right below the promotional information. BoyleSports promotionNew Customer Exclusive: This is the welcome bonus we were referring to in the introduction, through which you can receive up to £25 in free bets. This promotion is split up into a few different parts. First off, you will receive a £5 free bet for a £10 stake, and then up to four more £5 free bets. After the initial free bet, you will receive a matched free bet at 50% of the average of your next three qualifying bets with a £5 maximum. This will happen up to four times for a maximum bonus of £20, not including the original free bet. Minimum odds are 1/2. In terms of value, this is a good offer but its rather complex nature may put off some customers.

All Premier League & Live UK Matches: With this offer, you can double your winnings on selected markets if a penalty is scored. The maximum stake is £20 and the maximum winnings available is £500 per customer. The penalty must be taken during the 90 minute period. This is a really excellent offer and one we can’t recall being commonplace elsewhere. Great stuff from BoyleSports here.

All Sport Acca Loyalty: This is an interesting one because so few sites actually provide bonuses for specific betting types. With this bonus, you will receive a loyalty stamp for every accumulator bet with five or more legs you place. Once you have placed five, you will receive a £5 accumulator free bet for any sport. Your accumulators must also have minimum combined odds of 3/1 to qualify.

Although the welcome bonus is a touch more complex than most, it still offers great value. And considering that is the main criticism for the promotions we’ve looked at, that’s not bad at all. Despite their rather business-like titles, these bonuses actually offer plenty of creativity along with value to improve the user experience.

Betting Markets

We’ve mentioned that BoyleSports’ website is more functional than flashy. Well, the sheer amount of content available might be the reason for that. BoyleSports betting selectionThere’s a truly massive amount of sports options to pick from alongside non-sporting options such as entertainment and politics. Not only is each sport represented here but each is also given a lot of attention. For instance, rugby union allows you to pick through leagues like the World Rugby Sevens, Super Rugby and the Heineken Cup, to give a couple of examples.

On top of this, BoyleSports also boasts casino, lotto, bingo and poker options, all available from the same site. The only thing that is notably missing is coverage of any e-sports. However, if that isn’t something you are looking for, you should be more than satisfied with what’s available here.

Mobile App

BoyleSports has a mobile app which they boast is their fastest ever. And while we can’t comment on past iterations, this app is very good indeed. BoyleSports’ to the point style adapts perfectly to the small screen, making betting on the go easy. BoyleSports mobile appAll the regular promotions are here and you can also cash out on your phone. This addition is perhaps extra helpful considering that BoyleSports has plenty of physical locations. This means you can enjoy their services at home, in the bookmakers itself or when you’re out and about. In terms of convenience, you can’t get much better than that.

Live Streaming & Virtual Sports

BoyleSports offers, as far as we were able to tell, live streaming on horse racing only. However, considering that most betting sites offer no live streaming on any sports at all, it still puts them above most. BoyleSports virtualsAnother thing that makes them stand out from the crowd is the option to listen to live coverage via the radio, which is also available for football games as well. This might be the best way to experience the site, getting updates via audio while checking out your options on the screen.

There’s also a virtuals section, which has football and racing options (these include horse racing, greyhounds and speedway). All in all, it’s a good, if not great effort by BoyleSports in this regard.

Payment and Withdrawal Methods

Information on payment and withdrawal methods from BoyleSports can be found on their help centre page, which may be able to answer any question we have not covered here.

The deposit options available include cash, with payment being made in store, as well as credit/debit card, bank transfer, cheque, Skrill, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, EUTeller, InstantBank, SOFort and Boku. Do keep in mind that not all methods work for all international customers. Specific information on which country’s residents are able to use which kind of payment method is covered in detail on the site. BoyleSports payment methodsWithdrawals are generally processed within 24 hours and payments are usually received within 3-5 working days. However, there are significant gaps in the information available, particularly with regards to any fees and withdrawal options. Ideally, all this information would be available in an easy to understand table.

Another example of BoyleSports lacking in this area is that information regarding ID is on a different section, although it is relevant to banking. For the record, you require digital photographic ID and to email or scan it to the website including your username/account number. Due to the reputation of BoyleSports, we can put this down to a simple design error, although it is a frustrating one.

Customer Support

One plus point is whatever specific questions you do have regarding banking methods, they should be easily answered by their customer support team. They are available via live chat, e-mail or phone. Most importantly, all these options are available 24/7 meaning that although BoyleSports could use some improvements in its help centre, the customer service options are top-notch. As are the customer service team themselves, who we found to be very helpful and informative, as well as being quick to respond.

Reliability and Security

Very few sites can boast the reputation of BoyleSports. It almost goes without saying that they are as reliable and secure as they come. But, in case you are wondering, they are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission for customers in Great Britain and are licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commission for everywhere else.

They also utilise SSL Encryption to keep your case sensitive information secure and have a helpful section on responsible gaming, along with several options to assist players. These include the ability to set deposit limits, having a session duration reminder, as well as time out and self-exclusion options. Finally, as you would expect, their odds are very competitive.

Casino Welcome Bonus

BoyleSports casino

Alongside the sports promotions that we’ve already mentioned, there are also bonus options for casino players. Their new casino player offer is a £100 bonus to be used on DC Superhero slot games. You have to stake £100 to receive the bonus, with a wagering requirement of 20x, which is extremely competitive for a casino bonus. However, do keep in mind that not all games count as the same percentage towards that requirement. Check out the terms and conditions for specific details. Still, it’s great value overall.

BoyleSports Summary

You have to admire BoyleSports for how clearly focused they are on delivering a quality experience. The site itself seems custom designed for sheer ease of use above everything else. And while we still think that it might not give the greatest first impression in terms of style, there’s more depth to BoyleSports than the vast majority of betting sites out there.

The only major slip-ups we noticed were with some missing information in the help centre and a lack of e-sports. Considering how much they have to offer here, the fact that they manage to excel at most of what they attempt is a considerable achievement. There are ways BoyleSports can improve but generally speaking, this site is an overwhelming success.

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