Irish sports betting firm Boylesports are looking at expansion into Asia ahead of the next Premier League season. Irish Times report that owner John Boyle told a Plan Ireland coffee morning they will launch in Macau and Philippines in time for the new season and that a “tailored product” will need a “few million” euros worth of investment. He added: “What they like out there is basketball and football, there’s no horses, like here.”
Boyle added that his firm is also looking to become Man Utd’s betting partner in Asia but “they [United] are looking at others too”. The bookmaker explained the large amount he’d made from deals to take shops off their competitors in Ireland was something they took heart from.
“William Hill rang me up one day and offered me 15 shops last year,” Boyle explained. “I thought, well I’ll have them. The last day we talked they gave me a €500,000 discount [on the price]. The return on that has been 17 per cent in three months.”
He added 18 of the better performing Celtic Bookmakers on top of the Hills’ premises’ and added: “We’ve made a return on investment [from that deal] of 55 per cent in the first year. So that’s half my money back. It was a good buy. I got the jewels that people normally wouldn’t sell.”
Cantor Gaming has signed a deal with location specialists Locaid that will give their sports betting app a farther reach. The location service means their sports betting wagering application can now be used all over Nevada on Android smart phones and tablets. It means they fulfil Nevada Gaming Commission requirements as the location company’s services are approved to make sure that no one outside of Nevada can access the Cantor app.
“To comply with state law, it was critical to ensure a mobile user’s location for mobile gaming and safeguard against today’s sophisticated spoofing technologies; Locaid enabled us to meet this challenge,” said Paul Williams, CTO of Cantor Gaming. “Locaid is the only compliant network location-based solution for mobile sports betting in Nevada, and their services allow us to extend our reach of mobile gaming to the entire state.”