Signing Up/User Interface
The BoyleSports betting interface on mobile, tablet, laptop or PC is extremely easy to use, divided into four columns packed full of betting markets and promotions. It certainly looks the part, with plenty of options to choose from – but this does not weaken its usability, and somehow it manages not to feel too complex despite its busyness.
The mobile app, in particular, is extremely user-friendly – providing access to all the main features available on BoyleSports.com while on the go.
The menu bar offers a choice of: Virtuals, Vegas, Games, Casino, Lotto, Bingo and Poker, whilst the main sports section is intended for new customers – offering ‘Free Bets’ on sign up, before leading in to an easy-to-read menu of Horse Racing, Football and general sports.
The immediate interface is a painless experience to access current obtainable ‘in-play’ with markets available on all live events featuring football from the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Serie A with odds on Golf, Snooker, Tennis and Rugby Union in-play games also available.
A ‘bet and watch’ facility is available providing live streaming of UK and Irish horse racing action.
It is a solid interface with ‘punter friendly’ options readily available.
The left of the sports betting screen offers punters the chance to oversee a sports A to Z of betting opportunities from all over the globe including the traditionally established sports and an array of less popular ones such as Australian Rules, Badminton, Field Hockey, GAA and UFC/MMA to name but a few.
Most of the list offers up sub-categories for the specialised sports featured.
Accumulators and multiples are easily accessible and the site deciphers the various outcomes of chosen collectives.
As is the norm with the online fraternity the battle for new customers is intense and Boylesports are no different to the rest offering fledgling punters a Free £25 bet that arrives in the shape of a slickly, but at times slightly complex, package.
Place a bet of £10 and you will get a £5 Free bet. The new customer will then receive a Free bet of up to £5 for the average of your next three wagers, this process id repeated three times until the client has unlocked free bets up to £20.
In addition to this bonus, the Irish company offers, best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing as well as BAGS/BEGS greyhound action.
There a various ‘cash-back’ offers which includes regular tennis and golf with the ‘place specials’ for the latter particularly popular. Football is well catered for with ‘acca boosters’, while there is a ‘money back if your horse falls at the first or last jump’ for horse racing aficionados in a deal that may not sit comfortably with some.
Live Streaming and Content
Boylesports have embraced the uprising of streaming with their ‘LIVE NOW’ capability offers a user-friendly experience of enjoying an array of live sport including football, snooker, tennis, basketball, futsal 9 (a variant of five-a-side), handball, ice hockey and volleyball, with the site boasting up to 30 live streams.
Signed-up members can place a bet 24-hours before an event before returning to have access to the Boylesports ‘LIVE NOW’ amenity.
The minimum bet for racing fans is £/€1.00 containing a selection in the selected race.
Following a placement of a bet the broadcast begins approximately five seconds before the race is scheduled to start and last for between eight to 10 minutes, leaving plenty of time for late off contests.
For those who prefer a continuous build up and commentary of all UK and Ireland races, they also offer an informative racing radio which offers continuous audio coverage although this could not be found on mobile which is strange as it is a tailor-made platform for such a service.
The radio player also offers live greyhounds, some football commentary (seemingly not full EPL) and an informative sports news bulletin – all of which helps to propel Boylesports high in terms of content coverage.
The ‘In-Play’ facility is incorporated in to the ‘LIVE NOW’ pylon and offers a myriad of betting opportunities on live contests, each having their own menu of ‘In-Play’ markets.
The football markets, as you would expect, have over 100 live markets including corners, both teams to score, number of cards and although with the games in progress, some of the bigger games still offer 90+ ‘In-Play’ markets.
The section is easy to navigate displaying live scores and match stats for hands on up to the minute information.
Stats and Form
The racecards on the Boylesports site look something of a token gesture and could even be seen as quite insulting to proper racing fans.
The lay-out is bland and uninspiring with a basic name of the runner, trainer/jockey and nondescript form figures. If members are still with the banal offering they will find a ‘drop down’ Racing Post’ facility, opening the thoughts of the publications Spotlight analysis along with the RPR (Racing Post Rating), weight and age of the animal.
The stats section or ‘Tips’ tab on the site is at least something for racing punters. The Racing Post ‘Selection Box’ is featured with selections from Postdata, Spotlight and Topspeed on every meeting.
Hot and cold Jockeys and trainers are well catered for, along with a ‘Seven Day Winners’ component, jockey and trainers form in the last 14 days, horses for courses, trainer trace which highlights having their first run for a new trainer and ‘todays farthest travellers’.
This section almost rescues the shortcomings of the lacklustre racecards, providing a fascinating tomb of information.
Customers queries are taken seriously and the company are keen to help. Live chat is available 24/7 and the replies to emails are reasonably consistent and quick.
Deposits and withdrawals are quick and efficient though on occasions short delays on ‘pay-outs’ have been known.
Boylesports offer a wide range of options for the customer to deposit and withdraw securely with processing rapid.
Boylesports are making grounds online but unfortunately still lag behind their nearest online compatriot competitor Paddy Power in terms of full offering and market perception.
However, there is still plenty to like about the sportsbook and its overall reliability, accessibility, live content and easy-to-navigate feel make Boylesports a straightforward recommendation.