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Irish bookies to receive tax relief under 2020 budget

Announced as part of the Irish financial budget for 2020, bookmakers are set to receive a  €50,000 a year relief from the 2 per cent tax levied on betting in the Republic which is hoped will support the country’s independent bookmaking sector.  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed yesterday that bookmakers across the Republic will not be subject to tax …

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Boylesports to strengthen UK presence with further acquisitions

Boylesports is in talks to complete its second phase of UK acquisitions, which is hoped to strengthen the Irish independent bookmaker’s presence outside of Ireland.  The gambling operator had previously taken over 13 betting shops in the Midlands area earlier this year after acquiring the Wilf Gilbert chain of stores, however Boylesports has since confirmed that it is in talks …

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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 secures Birmingham City sponsorship deal

In its biggest sponsorship deal in over a decade, Birmingham City Football Club has named BoyleSports as its new principal partner until the end of the 2020/21 season. The new agreement will see Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker’s logo displayed on the front of the men’s team playing kit and replica shirts, replacing the current 888Sport logo from the most recent …

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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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BoyleSports backs Shamrock Rovers’ League of Ireland ambitions

BoyleSports has stated its commitment to improving Irish football standards and grassroots initiatives securing a betting partnership with Tallaght (South Dublin) football team Shamrock Rovers FC. For the remainder of the 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division season, the BoyleSports brand will feature on the Shamrock’s match-day sleeves. Having won five League of Ireland championships, Shamrock Rovers is considered one …

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Year in Review: Technology accelerates industry’s evolution

It was a year of firsts for operators, as technological advances provided a platform for innovation to improve the overall betting experience. The year saw the creation of new betting platforms, the introduction of cryptocurrencies and blockchains as well as the development of instant withdrawal capacities for Irish bookmakers. For the first time, FIFA rolled out the tournament-wide use if …

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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 claims ‘Irish First’ with new instant withdrawals capacity

Boylesports has announced the launch of its ‘Same Day Withdrawals’ capabilities, stating that it has become ‘Ireland’s first bookmaker’ to process instant e-payments transactions. Updating its online customers, Boylesports details that instant pay-out options are now available through Visa Debit cards for customers who bank at AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB. ‘Same Day Withdrawals’ allows BoyleSports’ customers to …

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Finance Minister confirms review of Irish betting tax

According to the Times, the Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed a decision to review plans to double betting tax, after warnings from Irish Bookmakers Association (IBA) that the move would lead to significant job losses. The decision means there is likely to be a delay to the potential tax hike, which were due for implementation at the commencing …

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