BoyleSports Review Continued...
BoyleSports has left no stone unturned when it comes to the sporting markets offered to punters. The football selection covers matches from around the world in great detail, so that you could even have a handicap wager on an Austrian second-tier match if you felt so inclined, while other popular sports such as tennis and horse racing are really well catered for and there are plenty of in-play markets.
There is also much here that can’t be found at many other sites. The Irish focus sets BoyleSports apart from UK sites and allows fans of GAA Football or Hurling the chance to show off their expertise, while there are designated sections for lottery betting and financials. Perhaps most importantly of all, the odds are generally decent and never appear too harsh when checked against other bookies.
There are no major problems with the appearance of the BoyleSports site, which is largely set against a white background and features dark blue menus with the odd splash of red. However, it does feel slightly old-fashioned and does not immediately catch the eye as a website you would want to explore further. There is also a cluttered look to the homepage, as users are confronted by various markets and pieces of information, with apparently very little effort made to highlight the big events.
Functionality and Features
Betting at BoyleSports can be fun and straightforward. While the homepage may look complicated, the menus are easy to navigate and even when delving into individual football matches there are clear options at the top to help you find the bets you want more easily, whether it is for wagering on goals, players, corners or bookings. When you choose a selection, the betslip shows up clearly on the right-hand side of the screen, complete with potential multiples, and stays with you as you move from page to page.
You can switch between fractional, decimal and American odds for the style that suits you, and a handy bet calculator lets you work out how much you should stake or could win from various types of wager. The new cash-out option allows greater flexibility over bets so you can take your money and run from winning selections, while there are a good amount of stats available for many of the events to show recent results and inform your betting decisions. The in-play area is adequate but lacks the excitement of some other sportsbooks, and more live features could perhaps be introduced to enhance the experience even more.
There are a fair few promotions and bonuses for BoyleSports customers to get their teeth into, with best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish horse racing, as well as BEGS and BAGS greyhound races. Some of the football accumulator and horse-racing moneyback deals are quite standard, but the daily specials can be very generous and are definitely worth looking out for. An example might be double winnings on all markets as a free bet if either team in a football match hits the crossbar. New players are also entitled to a £20 free bet, just by placing a wager of £10 or more at odds of evens or greater.
Boylesports delivers the high level of quality that punters should expect from such a well-established bookmaker. The site could maybe do with a refresh and a smattering of exciting in-play features, but the odds are generally decent, the bonuses can be very appealing and usability is simple, both on desktop and mobile. There are some great markets and features that aren’t found at every online sportsbook, and even if it is not the most ground-breaking site it certainly has all the main bases covered.