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Conor Gray: Boylesports ready for UK breakthrough

Speaking to The Sunday Times, Conor Gray Chief Executive of Boylesports has outlined the firm’s UK retail ambitions, as Ireland’s second-biggest bookmaker faces home market adjustments. Operating 254 betting shops within Ireland, Gray reveals that the doubling of betting tax duties to 2% of gross turnover, ‘will whip €10 million off Boylesports bottom line’. Facing a new Irish tax regime, …

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Boylesports enters UK retail scene with Midlands acquisition

As the UK retail betting scene contracts, Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports is fulfiling its long-term corporate ambition of entering the market with the acquisition of Midlands bookmaker Wilf Gilbert. Ireland’s second largest betting firm has agreed to acquire UK independent bookmaker Wilf Gilbert’s thirteen retail betting properties, however the two firms are keeping mum on the money involved, only citing an ‘undisclosed sum’ . …

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Undaunted Boylesports to establish UK northern profile in 2019

Whilst all UK bookmakers undertake major adjustments to their retail portfolios in 2019, countering FOBTs reduction impacts, Irish bookmaker Boylesports is reported to be preparing for its UK highstreet debut. The Irish Examiner reports that Dundalk-based Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest retail bookmaker is the final stages of acquiring a number of independent bookmakers located in northern Britain. Ever since 2014, …

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Boylesports continues home expansion acquiring JP Bookmakers network

Boylesports, Ireland’s second largest bookmaker, continues its home market expansion confirming that it has purchased the retail network of JP Bookmakers from independent operator JP McGuinness. Updating the market, Boylesports informs that it will takeover JP Bookmakers six betting shops located in the West of Ireland.  The new retail assets will be rebranded as Boylesports outlets, and integrated within the …

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John Boyle hands Boylesports leadership to son-in-law Conor Gray

John Boyle the founder of Irish Independent bookmaker Boylesports has stepped down from active duty with the company, handing leadership to his son-in-law Conor Gray as new Chief Executive. Last June, Boyle (61) had detailed to Irish media that he was preparing to stand down as leader of the company he founded in 1982, and which has become Ireland’s second …

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