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BoyleSports Casino Making Further Gains in UK Betting Shops Acquisitions

by Glenn Baird - August 17, 2020

BoyleSports are the most successful bookmakers in Ireland and the company now has its sights firmly set on increasing its presence in the UK as they look to further populates British high streets with their brand.

Despite the current clutch of betting shops closing down in the UK, BoyleSports look set to steam ahead with their long term goals by becoming more established in the UK.

With nearly 300 stores in Ireland, the company founded in 1982 in Dundalk can now lay claim to being the most successful betting shop business in Ireland.

It was only in June of last year that BoyleSports made headway in the UK when they purchased 13 betting shops from the former independent Midlands bookies, Wilf Gilbert.

That was only the beginning of the venture, with January signally the Irish company’s intent when they bought over 35 bookies from William Hill, in a bid that is reported to have cost somewhere in the region of 10-15 million pounds, making the deal the biggest in the company’s history.

The company has stated that it would make the Midlands the main hub of their operation, with the key area being Birmingham.

By the end of 2020 BoyleSports plan to have 100 betting shops open in the UK, in most areas, excluding London and the surrounding area.

Currently the betting shop will be looking to other areas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to help expand their brand.

BoyleSports has stated that it is much more likely to buy out existing betting shops than it is to build from scratch as, the doubling of betting duties introduced by the UK government will make it less financially viable.

Their buy out of Mulholland Bookmaker and Bruce Betting, two established betting shops in Ireland are likely to be the last acquisitions that BoyleSports makes in their homeland, with the aim now firmly set on expansion into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland instead.

As for online business, things have been tougher for BoyleSports Casino, whose custom is primarily sports betting fans, something will have taken a serious blow during the suspension of sport throughout the world.

However, it is believed that attempts to expand further into emerging markets in the likes of the US are also being explored by the Irish betting giants.

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BoyleSports are the most successful bookmakers in Ireland and the company now has its sights firmly set on increasing its presence in the UK as they look to further populates British high streets with their brand.

Despite the current clutch of betting shops closing down in the UK, BoyleSports look set to steam ahead with their long term goals by becoming more established in the UK.

With nearly 300 stores in Ireland, the company founded in 1982 in Dundalk can now lay claim to being the most successful betting shop business in Ireland.

It was only in June of last year that BoyleSports made headway in the UK when they purchased 13 betting shops from the former independent Midlands bookies, Wilf Gilbert.

That was only the beginning of the venture, with January signally the Irish company’s intent when they bought over 35 bookies from William Hill, in a bid that is reported to have cost somewhere in the region of 10-15 million pounds, making the deal the biggest in the company’s history.

The company has stated that it would make the Midlands the main hub of their operation, with the key area being Birmingham.

By the end of 2020 BoyleSports plan to have 100 betting shops open in the UK, in most areas, excluding London and the surrounding area.

Currently the betting shop will be looking to other areas of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to help expand their brand.

BoyleSports has stated that it is much more likely to buy out existing betting shops than it is to build from scratch as, the doubling of betting duties introduced by the UK government will make it less financially viable.

Their buy out of Mulholland Bookmaker and Bruce Betting, two established betting shops in Ireland are likely to be the last acquisitions that BoyleSports makes in their homeland, with the aim now firmly set on expansion into England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland instead.

As for online business, things have been tougher for BoyleSports Casino, whose custom is primarily sports betting fans, something will have taken a serious blow during the suspension of sport throughout the world.

However, it is believed that attempts to expand further into emerging markets in the likes of the US are also being explored by the Irish betting giants.

You can find our reviews of BoyleSports Casino here.

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