Tag Archives: Conor Gray

BoyleSports renews Playtech as lead igaming systems supplier

Playtech Plc has secured a ‘five-year extension’ to its existing lead igaming technology and systems supplier contract with BoyleSports, Ireland’s second-biggest betting firm. Updating the market, FTSE250 Playtech confirms that it will continue to serve as lead igaming platform and software supplier for BoyleSports’ regulated UK and Ireland markets presence.   BoyleSports will continue to be serviced by Playtech’s ‘full igaming …

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BoyleSports bets big on PDC darts raising its UK profile

BoyleSports has confirmed that it will maintain title sponsorship of the PDC’s ‘Grand Slam of Darts’ tournament set for its November showcase at Wolverhampton’s Civic Hall (14-22 November).  The Irish bookmaker will continue to serve as title sponsor of the 32-player event – which this year will feature reigning champion Gerwyn Price who defends his title against a world-class field …

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BoyleSports takes over HughesBet retail portfolio

Irish bookmaker BoyleSports has confirmed that it has acquired ‘almost all’ of the HughesBet retail estate from Northern Irish bookmaker Gregory Hughes. As part of the acquisition, BoyleSports will take over six of the seven shops in the HughesBet chain of stores, all of which will be rebranded as BoyleSports outlets. Conor Gray, chief executive of BoyleSports stated: “Since BoyleSports …

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BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship

BoyleSports has grown its football sponsorship portfolio after being named the ‘principal partner’ for Coventry City Football Club. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The agreement, which covers the 2020/21 season, will see the BoyleSports logo adorn the front of the playing kit and replica shirts next season. Conor …

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BoyleSports closes Irish retail estate in response to COVID-19

In line with the Irish government’s social-isolation policy due to COVID-19, independent bookmaker BoyleSports has confirmed that it will be closing its entire retail estate across the Republic of Ireland. The closure, which will impact 278 retail shops, will come into effect from 8pm on 18 March, and will remain in effect until after 29 March, at the earliest. Conor …

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BoyleSports agrees takeover of William Hill’s NI portfolio

Irish bookmaker BoyleSports is set to significantly expand its Northern Ireland retail footprint after agreeing to acquire William Hill’s entire NI betting shop portfolio. BoyleSports, Ireland’s second-largest bookmaker, will takeover William Hill’s 33 betting shops located throughout Northern Ireland, increasing its NI retail portfolio to 39 premises. The sale sees William Hill governance continue its restructure of the firm’s retail …

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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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