Tag Archives: John Boyle

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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John Boyle prepares to step down as CEO of Boylesports

Irish news sources are reporting that John Boyle, the Founder and CEO of independent bookmaker Boylesports is preparing to officially announce his retirement as leader of the firm he founded in 1982. It has been reported that Boyle (61) plans to announce his CEO successor ‘from within his family‘. Boyle will maintain a governance position within Boylesports retaking the role …

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4 More Years! Playtech BGT secures Boylesports terminal extension

Updating the market this morning, FTSE-listed Playtech Plc’s sports betting division Playtech BGT Sports has confirmed that it has extended its betting terminals agreement with Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports for a further four years. As part of the deal, Playtech BGT Sports will supply an initial 325 terminals to Boylesports, taking the total number to over 600 across their 220-strong …

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Boylesports CFO Mark O’Neil – Operator to establish UK retail network by end of 2017

Speaking on Newstalk’s ‘Breakfast Business’ show, Mark O’Neil Chief Financial Officer of Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports stated his firm’s intent on growing its UK retail network. O’Neil detailed that despite losing its bid to takeover Ladbrokes-Coral merger betting shop ‘offcuts’ which would have given his firm a ‘solid retail platform’, BoyleSports will move to pursue its long awaited plans of …

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Boylesports extends sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s racing coverage

Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports has confirmed that it will extend its sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s horse racing coverage for a further year. As part of its sports content, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has at present 24 days of racing coverage including popular races the Irish Grand National, Irish Champion Stakes and The Irish derby, as well as festival coverage of …

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Boylesports expands domestic portfolio buying Bambury betting shops

Irish bookmaker Boylesports has continued its domestic retail expansion by acquiring the portfolio of nine betting shops from independent bookmaker Bambury. Having agreed sale terms with Bambury owners, the purchase of the nine betting shops is currently awaiting approval by the Irish competition authority. Should Boylesports governance be successful in its purchase of Bambury estates, the Dundalk bookmaker will increase …

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