Realex Payments announced today that they have added Boylesports to its growing portfolio. The deal involves Realex Payments providing payment processing for Boylesports across a variety of channels, products, currencies, regions and card types.
Michael Bent, Finance Director at Boylesports said ‘Realex Payments has a strong and growing reputation in the gaming space for delivering reliable, cost effective and innovative payment processing solutions. Payment processing is key to our business and we see Realex Payments as a long term partner, who will support our ambitious growth plans by delivering best of breed technology and service.’
Commenting on the deal, Realex Payments Founder and CEO Colm Lyon said “The gaming sector has experienced considerable growth over the past decade and as a result operators now seek a partnership approach when implementing a payments solution. The experience we have gained over the past ten years in this sector has enabled Realex Payments to implement a solution for Boylesports that is a perfect example of this kind of collaborative approach working.”
Boylesports is Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker and one of the fastest growing brands in the betting industry today. Boylesports offers an award winning online betting service which includes not only a wide ranging and extensive sports book, but also a full compliment of E-gaming products, including dedicated poker and casino sites, and an array of novelty markets.
Realex Payments has gained considerable expertise in the gaming sector, having worked with a number for large gaming companies over the past ten years. The Company announced deals with a number of key players in the sector earlier this year, including 32Red and Cryptologic.
Realex Payments recently celebrated a decade in business and just recently announced that its subsidiary company, Carapay, was awarded a Payments Institution licence. Carapay is the first company to be awarded the licence under the Payment Service Directive, and is an online payment account or payment instrument. Carapay will launch in early 2011.
About Realex Payments:
Realex Payments is a leading European payment service provider. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the Company also has offices in Hammersmith, London and Paris. Founded in 2000 by award winning entrepreneur Colm Lyon, the company provides a broad range of payment services to small and large businesses as well as financial institutions. Realex Payments process billions of euro per annum for merchants domestically and internationally, across a wide range of industries including airlines, mobile carriers, utilities, insurance companies and gaming companies. Clients include Virgin Atlantic, Vodafone, The AA, AXA Insurance, Aer Lingus and more recently Cryptologic was added.For more information, contact Tracy Glynn, Head of Corporate Marketing, Realex Payments. Tel: +353 87 6684667/ +44 788 44 33 960 www.twitter.com/realex_tracy
Boylesports is Ireland’s largest independent bookmaker and one of the fastest growing and most respected brands in the betting industry today. Founded in 1989, Boylesports head office is located in Dundalk, County Louth. The company now employs over 750 people. Boylesports offers an award winning online betting service which includes not only a wide ranging and extensive sports book, but also a full compliment of E-gaming products, including dedicated poker and casino sites, and an array of novelty markets. In addition to the extensive website, Boylesports provides a first class telephone betting service staffed by highly trained and friendly agents and boasts an estate of 141 luxurious betting shops throughout Ireland. Boylesports boasts an extensive sponsorship portfolio which includes the Boylesports Dundalk International and the Punchestown festival.Boylesports is the official bookmaker to the FAI (Football Association of Ireland). This gives Boylesports access to the Republic of Ireland international soccer team and to the domestic club competition, the Airtricity League. Boylesports is also involved with a number of local and national charitable organisations and regularly support local clubs and community groups in fundraising enterprises. Corporate social responsibility is a core focus of the company and is an area which Boylesports intends to expand over the coming years.For more information:Contact: Nicola McGeady, Boylesports Public Relations Executive, Tel: 086 040 0683. Twitter: http://twitter.com/BoylesportsNMG