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 its domestic betting shop portfolio to 219 active premises.    

Founded in 1980 by Jimmy and Barbera Finlay, with a view of servicing punters in the Leinster area, Bambury is one of the few independent bookmakers left in Ireland.

The Boylesport acquisition of Bambury properties, will see Ireland’s second largest bookmaker takeover premises in the Irish counties of Kildare, Meath and Dublin.

All Bambury betting shops will be converted and rebranded into Boylesports properties, with Boylesports retaining all 31 staff members.

Issuing a purchase note, John Boyle Founder of Boylesports congratulated the Finlay family on its achievements stating that they had created a ‘great business’ and that Bambury punters should expect the same level of service for the shops’ new owner.

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