At Boylesports you are able to earn up to £50 worth of free bets when opening your new account. The promotion is split into two bets of £25. The first will be matched on your opening bet, and if that bet loses, you’ll get a free bet straight into your account. The second is a free bet based on the average stake of your next 5 bets, again up to a maximum of £25.

It’s not the most traditional of free bet offers by any mans, but if you think Boylesports might be a site that you are going to stick around on for some time, then it could be about as lucrative as you are going to get. Also, if you often find it easier to pick your nose than pick a bet, keep on reading!

What Boylesports have really improved on over the last few years is player retention. By this we mean that they work hard on keeping players using their sportsbook and this is often done by promotions. The site often run money back specials on football and best odds guaranteed for horse races throughout the UK and Ireland, to go along with their opening promotion, obviously.

Boylesports Screenshot

Boylesports Screenshot

How It Works

The free bet is available to all new users to the Boylesports sportsbook. The first part of the promotion is based on if your first bet is successful or not. If so, then you get to count your winnings, if not they will match your losing bet from £5 up to £25.

The second part will be based on how many times you have wagered with the site. You need to place 5 bets for this and from there Boylesports will take the average stake for each bet, before then plonking a free bet into your account of up to £25. It’s worth noting that even though you didn’t qualify for the first promotion, you can still qualify for the second promotion, which also max’s out at £25.


There aren’t many restrictions to really speak about with this promotion, but we want to make you aware of the ones that are related.

  • The £50 bet is broken down into two part; first is a no lose bet on your first bet and the second is a free bet taken from your average stake of your opening 5 bets.
  • All bets for both parts must be placed at odds of evens (2.0) or greater
  • The second part of the promotion will take the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th bet as your average stake
  • Any winnings from the free bets will not be stake returned
  • Offer is available to customers form the UK and Ireland only

Our Verdict

We think that the Boylesports offer is one of the best ion the industry. A bold statement, but the fact that it essentially gives you two bites of the cheery to claim a free bet is something we think is pretty cool! The ability to bet between £5 and £25 makes it accessible to pretty much all and the reward over the course of 5 bets is a nice inclusion.

About Boylesports

Boylesports is another export from Ireland and have been in the betting industry since 1989. The company stared life as a high street bookmaker, and these days still have over 200 stores across Ireland and the UK. Boylesports were also one of the first bookmakers to accept telephone bets and still run this service today, although it does seem to be a dying breed due to the popularity of mobile betting.

The company are still run out of County Louth, Ireland and are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission. It was reported at one time that Boylesports were the biggest independent bookmaker in Ireland, although a recent decline in player numbers leads us to believe hey have lost their crown.

Best features

The site covers a really great array of sports to bet on and it’s this that has seen them turn in to the betting powerhouse they are today. What they do well is offer a concise range of markets to bet on, but definitely not so small that you ever feel that markets are missing. We liked the fact that they put so much emphasis on virtuals, daily specials, lotteries, financials and e-sports, which is a bit different to the others in the chasing pack.

One thing we will say is that the site is a little short on features is we were being honest, but you can get live streaming of horse racing if you wager on that specific race. You can also access the Boylesports radio which mainly coves horse racing, but you do get some football games on there as well.


The pricing structure is pretty middle of the road and at no point did we find that they were miles off the best price for the markets we tested, but then again we never found them to be best priced.

Ease of use

The best way to describe the design of the site is ‘busy’. There is an awful lot going on with the homepage, which can actually get a little confusing. Luckily there aren’t too many moving parts so its not a total mess with the mind, but we do feel that it’s probably due a bit of a facelift, if only to bring it into line with its competitors.