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September 16, 2019

The company operates a 13-shop chain in the English Midlands

Ireland-based BoyleSports arrives in Britain with Wilf Gilbert acquisition

Ireland-based BoyleSports arrives in Britain with Wilf Gilbert acquisition
The firm is seeking to take advantage of the upheaval in the high-street bookmaker as a result of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals, which is set to reduce the profitability of betting shops.
United Kingdom | 06/04/2019

The Republic's largest independent bookmaker intends to follow up with further transactions to bring its overall count to 100 locations in Britain within 12 months.

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oyleSports has entered the British market through the acquisition of Wilf Gilbert, which operates betting shops throughout the English Midlands, Black Country and Coventry. Both newspapers said the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The firm is seeking to take advantage of the upheaval in the high-street bookmaker as a result of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals, which is set to reduce the profitability of betting shops, the Irish Times reports. BoyleSports has never operated such terminals, which are banned in Ireland.

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