Tag Archives: John Boyle

BoyleSports queries CMA regarding the sale of Ladbrokes-Coral shops

Irish independent bookmaker BoyleSports has publicly ‘communicated its concerns’ to the UK Competitions & Markets Authority (CMA) regarding the sale of 359 retail betting shops as part of the pending Ladbrokes-Coral merger. The bookmaker was disappointed to have had its larger bid turned down by Ladbrokes and Coral governance in favour of a lower combined £55.5 million cash bid by …

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Boylesports prepares £100 million bid for Ladbrokes-Coral retail portfolio

Stating its corporate intent to increase its profile within the UK betting market, Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports outlined to the Irish Business Post that it is prepared to bid £100 million (€118 million) for a significant chunk of Ladbrokes-Coral retail betting shop inventory. Meeting industry competition concerns, the UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) has forced Ladbrokes-Coral to sell circa …

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Betfred closes in on Ladbrokes-Coral betting shops

The Sunday Times has reported that Betfred is nearing a deal to buy hundreds of betting shops, as the Ladbrokes-Coral merger enters the final stages of its UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) review. As part of its merger completion, Ladbrokes-Coral has been forced to sell a significant number of betting shops in order to secure UK competition approval and …

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Fred Done – Betfred has eyes on Ladbrokes – Coral retail portfolio

Fred Done owner of Betfred is reported to be closely monitoring the £2.3 billion merger of Ladbrokes and Coral. Speaking to The Sunday Times, Done detailed that his firm were preparing to bid for as many as 500 retail betting shops he believes will be sold in order for the merger to satisfy UK regulatory competition terms and conditions. At …

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Ladbrokes football trading lead David Burgin joins Boylesports

Ladbrokes long time serving Head of Football Trading David Burgin has left the operator to join competitor Boylesports. Industry news source EGR Magazine reports that Burgin has taken up a senior trading position at the Irish independent bookmaker’s Dundalk headquarters. Burgin departs Ladbrokes following approximately 25 years’ service. The trading expert departure comes just weeks following the announcement that Ladbrokes …

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John Boyle – Boylesports monitoring closely Ladbrokes Coral Merger Plans

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, Boylesports’ Founder and CEO John Boyle has detailed that his company are closely monitoring the merger of UK betting operators Ladbrokes and Gala Coral. Irish Independent operator Boylesports has made no secret that it wishes to expand its services within the UK betting market, having declared that its operations have reached peak capacity within Ireland …

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Irish competitors eye up Ladbrokes Coral retail estates

The agreed £2.3 billion merger of Ladbrokes and Gala Coral which awaits final approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, will likely see hundreds of retail outlets controlled by the operators placed up for sale. The new business entity which will form the UK’s biggest retail bookmaker with a combined 4000 outlets, will likely be forced to sell parts …

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Boylesports plans €25 million bid for Ladbrokes Ireland

Following its review of Ladbrokes Ireland’s examinership, Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports confirmed that it would prepare a €25 million bid to take over the troubled retail betting division. A Boylesports spokesman confirmed the pending bid to newspaper the Irish Independent, despite the operator losing its legal challenge to gain sensitive insight regarding Ladbrokes Ireland’s performance. It is believed that Boylesports …

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Boylesports expands Irish retail network with acquisition of 6 Tully Bookmakers

Boylesports is set to take its number of Irish betting stores to over 200 after acquiring six Tully Bookmaker stores for a reported €2 million. The bookmaker announced this morning that it had agreed to purchase half of Tully Bookmakers retail betting inventory. Boylesports will redesign and redevelop the purchased bookmaker stores to bring them in-line with the company’s retail …

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Boylesports remains “100% committed” to Dundalk HQ

John Boyle, Founder of Independent bookmaker Boylesports, has stated to the Irish Independent newspaper that only a handful of its staff would be affected by the decision to migrate its igaming operations to Gibraltar. Boyle further stated that Boylesports was fully committed to maintaining its Dundalk headquarters. The company currently operates 197 retail betting stores in Ireland. In November Boyle …

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