Boylesports have announced a big winner on the horse racing from Wolverhampton last Friday. The punter in question got a huge €9,632 from a bet of just €15 on the all-weather card. The stake itself was on a 0.5 each way Lucky 15 bet.
So it was an ambitious gamble but one that managed to pay off at the end of the night. Diamond Reflection (7/1) ran home in the 5.10 race at Wolverhampton to kick the beat off into winning gear. Then Grey Destiny (12/1) War And Glory (7/1) followed it up in the 6.15 and 6.45 meetings.
Then there was a half hour wait before the final pick of the night took to the track. That final runner was an 8/1 shot Perfect Refuge, who came home to see the punter claim the massive winning in what BoyleSports described as a ‘savvy’ selection from their customer.
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “These horses weren’t all favourites so we have to tip our hats the savvy picks made by our online customer. It was the perfect start to the year and we hope they enjoy splashing out with their winnings which nearly hit €10,000 from their €15 stake.”
One of Ireland’s big-three bookmakers (Ladbrokes and Paddy Power), Boylesports are looking to secure retail property in the UK during the first quarter of 2019. According to reports they are close to landing the acquisition of a chain of UK bookmakers (unnamed).
Boylesports have been keen to get into the UK retail market and have been in talks with different independent bookmakers in terms of an acquisition. Their apparent goal is to get around 100 retail shops in the UK but are supposedly looking at more regional options than focusing on the highly competitive London area.
The operator, who holds a UK Gaming license has a strong presence and identity in the UK. In order to drive the business forward, it has been looking to feed off that positive identity which they have by getting into brick and mortar stores across the UK.
Back in 2016, they lost out to Betfred when retails stores because available because of the Ladbrokes and Coral merger. Competition rules meant that they had to sell off retail locations so that the merger didn’t give them a monopoly. But Boylesports failed with their bid for over 350 UK stores.
Ireland will have new regulations starting on the first day of 2019. The gambling tax is being doubled from 1% to 2% and Boylesports have already warned that the Irish retail division could see job losses and store closures.
There are changes coming in the UK scene as well though. The new Fixed Odds Betting Terminal limits will come into place next April, which restricts stakes to £2 (from £100). Paddy Power and William Hill have already cited concerns over brick and mortar location losses because of that.
Some of the major UK players, the likes of Ladbrokes-Coral, William Hill and Paddy Power-Betfair have been directing their attention elsewhere. The US market is starting to open up and that is prime stuff for them all to have a look at.
Boylesports have made a huge move to become the first bookmaker in Ireland to offer their customers a same-day withdrawal feature. Punters are now able to get the cash out from their Boylesports account into their bank balance in the matter of hours and not days.
Due to customer demands Boylesports launched the feature stating that it is in operation 24/7, 365 days a year, allowing people to get their cash as soon as possible.
Updating its online customers, Boylesports details that instant payout options are now available through Visa Debit cards for customers who bank at AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB.
So customers no longer have to wait for 2 to 3 working days to get their withdraw processed into their bank balance. Instead, now customers can get their funds at any time of the day including weekends and Bank Holidays.
Commenting on the update Aoife Heffron, Spokesperson for Boylesports commented “Our customers asked, and we have listened! We are thrilled to announce that our industry-leading Same Day Withdrawals feature is now live and available to all BoyleSports customers. Our brand new instant-pay-out option allows customers to withdraw their winnings with the click of a button and have it in their account the same day with most transactions only taking a couple of hours.”
She added, “We are constantly striving to make our customers experience as enjoyable and efficient as possible and Same Day Withdrawals is just one prime example of how we continue to come up with innovative ways to facilitate that.”
Sunday’s horse racing action from Fairyhouse landed a nice windfall for a Meath punter. They collected a nice €11,000 win from a Lucky 15. The punter had played a €3 Lucky 15 bet (€45 stake) on the afternoon action at Fairyhouse.
The action on the bet all kicked off with a win for Chief Justice at 5/1, a narrow win by pretty much a nostril and nothing more. Delta Work at 10/3 followed up and then when a big 16/1 shots Dinnie’s Vinner came home for three wins for three, the bet got really exciting.
There was then an hour’s wait for Wonder Laish to just about hang on and get the win in the 3.10 pm.
The bet landed the punter a nice €10,749 from Boylesports, but a 10% bonus came into effect as the bet had four winners, bringing the total windfall to €11,823.90.
Boylesports’ Aoife Heffron said: “We are delighted to see one of our customers scoop such a fantastic windfall this close to Christmas and hope that their €11,823.90 makes for a very special Christmas for them and their loved ones.”
From a betting perspective, golf is certainly no easy beast to tame. Because of the number of players in a field for a tournament, picking a winner out of the entire bunch is no easy thing to do. A wayward shot shanked into the drink can ruin a whole round, a whole tournament and a whole bet.
But one punter at Boylesports showed everyone else just how to do golf betting like a boss, as they nailed the winner of two golf tournaments not only on the same day but in the same bet.
The two selections combined to give the punter a five-figure sum with Boylesports. The punter, from County Mayo, Ireland played a €10 bet that required two winners: Xander Schauffele at the WGC-HSBC Champions as well as Cameron Champ to win the Sanderson Farms.
So that bet needed both players to win. Schauffele got the win, but that looked a bit dodgy, picking up a shot on each of the final two holes in China to take Tony Finau to a playoff. Shaufelle continued his streak by getting a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the tournament. Champ’s run was a little smoother as he defended a four shot lead that he had taken into the final day in Mississippi.
Schauffele went off at around 50-1 to win the WGC HSBC Champions, while Champ was listed around 65-1 at most sportsbooks to get the win in the US. When combined, BoyleSports paid out the winner at more than 1000-1. The bettor walked away with €10,950.
Two punters, both from Louth made bookmaker Boylesports dig deep into their pockets over the weekend as the bettors scooped winnings of over €12,000 between them last Friday.
Both punters had played a €1 Lucky 15 bet with the bookmaker on Friday evening’s racing.
One of them had picked out four winners from Newcastle which included 12/1 shot Mudawwan to pocket a cool €7,292.
The second punter picked up a €5,190 return with three selections from Dundalk and one from Newcastle in their Lucky 15. Both of the winners were from Louth.
Boylesports’ Lawrence Lyons said: “The results just weren’t going our way at Dundalk and Newcastle with winners coming at us from all angles and we must congratulate both our Louth punters, who unbeknownst to each other, served us a Friday night mauling between them with their astute picking.”