Boylesports Review

Everything you need to know about Boylesports

Boylesports is an Irish bookmaker founded in 1982 in Northern Ireland by Mr John Boyle. Since launching as a single betting shop, the company has gone from strength to strength and by 2018, Boylesports had over 250 land-based shops along with an online betting site which launched in 2005.

In this Boylesports review, we’ll be seeing what this bookmaker has to offer sports punters. Scroll to the bottom of this page to read more Boylesports reviews left by other visitors.

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18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply

Welcome Offer

The Boylesports welcome offer allows you to receive up to £25 in free bets as a new customer. All of the free bets aren’t credited as once but it is a good offer in the long term.

Follow the steps below to ensure you claim the full £25 in free bets.

1. First, you need to create an account with Boylesports. You don’t need to enter a Boylesports promo code for the offer so just enter your details and register.

2. Next, deposit a minimum of £10 into your account. We recommend using a debit or credit card to do so as sometimes deposits made with e-wallets are not eligible for offers.

3. The next step is to place a qualifying bet. You must place an initial bet of £10 in order to receive your first £5 free bet. You can bet on any sport but the odds of your selection must be ½ (1.5) or greater to qualify.

You will then receive another free bet, equal to 50% of the average stake of your next three qualifying bet. For example, if you placed 3 x £10 bets, you would receive another £5 free bet. You can repeat the process until you have placed a total of 13 qualifying bets which will result in you receiving £25 in free bets.

All your qualifying bets must be placed within 30 days of opening your account and once a free bet has been credited, you will have 7 days to use it before it expires.

New Customer Offer
Up to £25 in Free Bets
Bookmaker Rating ★★★★★
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18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply

Sports & Betting Markets

Being an Irish bookmaker, it’s no surprise to see Boylesports focussing heavily on horse racing. Many of their offers and promotions are around racing events and you may have seen the bookmaker sponsor some major races. However, customers have the option to bet on a variety of other sports which we have listed below.

  • American Football
  • Australian Rules
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowls
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Daily Specials
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Futsal
  • Golf
  • GAA – Football
  • GAA – Hurling
  • Greyhounds
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Motorsport
  • Entertainment / TV
  • Politics
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Speedway
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • UFC / MMA
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Sports

There were 32 sports available to bet on at Boylesports at the time of writing this review which is around average for a bookmaker. There is also a good number of markets for the majority of sports. As you would expect, the most markets can be found for high-profile football matches but there are also a good number of sports such as darts, tennis and rugby.

In-Play Betting

All in-play events can be found by clicking on the ‘In-Play’ tab in the main nav bar. There are events in-play 24 hours a day ranging from football, cricket and golf to even in-play markets for volleyball and handball.

You may not find the most number of in-play markets compared to some of the other top bookmakers but the majority of users will find what Boyelsports offer sufficient. For in-play football matches, you’ll be able to bet on popular markets such as the match winner, half betting and the player to score next or on more niche markets such as which team will receive the most yellow cards or receive the most corners.

Live Streaming

Boylesports do offer a live streaming service but currently it is only for greyhound and horse racing. Other sports such as football, tennis and darts which are popular with customers are sadly not available to be streamed.

Horse and greyhound racing can be streamed via desktop or mobile devices providing that Boylesports’ ‘ Bet & watch’ requirements have been met. To stream a live race, you must place a bet of at least £1 on the race you wish to watch. Then, simply click the ‘Watch Race’ button and the stream will load.

Streams are usually available around 5-10 seconds before the scheduled start time of a race.

Customer Service

Customer support at Boylesports is available either via email, telephone or live chat. There is also an extensive ‘Help Centre’ which contains articles and guides for the most frequently asked questions. We found this to be extremely helpful due to the number of articles provided.

The live chat button and other contact details can be found by clicking on the ‘Contact Us’ link in the footer of the website. From here, you can be connected to a live chat support agent or open a support ticket if your query is less urgent.

Boylesports App

The Boylesports App is available to download for iOS and Android devices and for both mobile phones and tablets. There are two Boylesports apps you can download, one for sports betting and one for casino and games. There are some casino games which you can play through the sports betting app such as roulette, blackjack, Age of Gods and a few other slots but if you’d like the full range of games then you will need to download the dedicated casino app.

The Boylesports app looks and works the same as the mobile version of the Boylesports website which is excellent. We particularly like the sticky menu bar at the bottom of the screen which provides quick access to sections such as promotions, your bets and a big cash out button. Navigation between sports and markets is also made easy through the app via the main nav bar.

We have no complaints with the Boylesports app whatsoever and consider it to be one of the better betting apps available. Quick access to your account, fast loading pages and an attractive design make it a no-brainer for anyone who has a Boylesports account.

The Website

Unlike the Boylesports app, the main website isn’t the most attractive. The website looks slightly dated and with four columns containing a lot of information, it can seem a little cluttered at times. That said, it’s relatively easy to find what you’re looking for by using the main nav bar and side bar which contain quick links to various sports and sections of the site. 

Although the amount of information on the Boylesports website can make it seem a bit overwhelming, it does allow users to have access to a lot more than on some other bookie websites. For example, if you click on the days football matches, Boylesports will list the games, the odds, the current form and statistics of each team and even show you which TV channel the match will be broadcast on. Many punters will often use third-party websites for stats and other information but a lot of it can be found directly on Boylesports with ease. 

Overall, although the Boylesports website may not be the most attractive or the fastest loading, it does contain a lot more information than other bookmaker websites and once you get used to it, it’s likely you’ll prefer it.

If you wish to settle your bets early with Boylesports, cash out is an option. Cash Out at Boylespors is available on selected events, fixtures and markets both pre-match and in-play on single and multiple bets. Sports which are available to cash out on are football, tennis, GAA, snooker, darts, rugby, gold, cricket, baseball, basketball and ice hockey. Cashing out is easy. Simply click on the cash out button next to your open bet if you are happy with the amount and it will instantly be added to your cash balance. Be aware that cash out is only available for win bets so if you place an each way bet and wish to cash it out, the whole bet will not be eligible for cash out.

Online Casino

Although the Boylesports Casino doesn’t match up to some dedicated online casinos, there are still over 300 games to choose from. Over 200 of these games are online slots but there is also a good selection of table and card games such as blackjack, roulette, 3 card brag, baccarat, craps, casino war and many others. 

For those who prefer a more real casino experience, Boylesports also host a live casino with a variety of games which you can play with real life dealers and croupiers. There are various versions of blackjack, roulette and baccarat as well as game show games such as Spin A Win and over 20 Asian live games.

Overall, the Boylesports casino should provide enough for the casual player and some more dedicated casino players.


Boylesports provides customers with a range of deposit and withdrawal options and although it isn’t the most comprehensive list, all of the main ones are covered such as credit & debit cards and a range of e-wallets such as PayPal, Neteller and Skrill.

You can find the available banking options at Boylesports in the table below along with the estimated transaction times.

Method Fee Deposit Time Withdrawal Time
Credit/Debit Card 0% Instant 3-5 Days
Bank Transfer 0% 3-5 Working Days 3-5 Days
Skrill 0% Instant 3-5 Days
Neteller 0% Instant 3-5 Days
PayPal 0% Instant 3-5 Days
Paysafecard 0% Instant N/A
Boku 0% Instant N/A


Account Settings

You’ll find a number of settings available in your Boylesports account for various things, allowing you to personalise your account when logged in.

Odds Format: You can view odds on the Boylesports website in either Fractional, Decimal or American formats. Changing the format is easy and can be done by simply selecting the format of your choice via the drop-down list at the top of any page.

Responsible Gambling: Boylesports promotes the healthy use of their products and provides a number of options for customers to set limits and edit settings to help with this.

Account History: You’ll have access to your bet and transaction history, including all deposit and withdrawals so that you can keep track of how much you’re betting. This data is available through the ‘My Account’ section once logged in.

Deposit Limits: In the ‘My Account’ section, you can set daily, weekly or monthly limits as to how much you can deposit into your Boylesports account.

Session Reminders: Customers can set session reminders which will notify you when you have been paying for a specific amount of time.

Time-Out: If you wish to take a break from Boylesports, you can set a time-out for a period of up to 6 weeks. You won’t be able to access your account during this time.

Self-Exclusion: You can opt to exclude yourself from Boylesports for a longer period with a self-exclusion. This can be anywhere from 6 months to 5 years.


Boylesports is a solid bookmaker with a strong reputation. Their recent expansion into land-based betting shops in the UK show that they have no intentions of going anywhere anytime soon and with an all-round good service, we don’t expect them to.

Although we think the Boylesports website could do with a bit of modernisation, it does contain a lot of useful information that you won’t find on other bookmaker websites and so we have no issues recommending them as a good bookie.

If you’d like to take advantage of the Boylesports welcome offer, click the button below to create an account.

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Bookmaker Rating ★★★★★
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18+ T&Cs apply. Cash stakes only. Min £10 stake required for initial £5 free bet. Min odds ½. Max £25 in free bets. Subsequent free bets equal 50% average of each 3 qualifying bets. 13 bets required to receive full £25 free bet. Qualifying bet must be placed within 30 days of opening account. Free bet expires after 7 days. Payment method restrictions apply rating: 5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews.

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Boyles is the only bookie I use and always found them to be spot on. Loads of horse racing offers, great odds and offer more on their site than any other bookie in my opinion. I fyou bet on horses, check them out.

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