About Boyle Poker: Boyle Poker is operated by Irelands largest independend bookmaker: Boylesports. The company has over 800 employees and 140 retail branches. The poker skin sponsors 2008 World Series of Poker Pot Limit Omaha bracelet winner Marty Smyth, young Irish poker player John O shea and the winner of the 2005 Macau Winter Festival Main Event, Nicky Power.
Another Site That Struggles To Capture Market Share
Boyle Sports is Ireland’s second biggest bookmaker second only to Paddy Power. In spite of being massive in Ireland, they have struggled to grow outside of the country and this comes through in the poor performance of their poker room. In spite of this, they have managed to grab a large market share in Ireland due to their aggressive promotions, sponsoring of young and well known live and online pros, as well as their sponsoring of many live poker events such as the Boyle’s Sports Irish Poker Open, one of Europe’s biggest poker tournaments in terms of player numbers.
They are also active on the major Irish poker forums, sponsoring forum leagues and competitions as well as offering numerous other generous promotions to the Irish poker community in order to boost the numbers playing at their skin.
Boyles Poker VIP Program
As with all other sites on the iPoker network, Boyles Sports also offer various bonuses and promotions via their VIP system. All new players are eligible to receive a 200% signup bonus, up to a maximum of $1000. On top of this, all players are immediately entered into Boyles VIP system, a 10 tier system with rankings starting at “pearl level” for brand new accounts, that goes all the way up to “elite level”.
The Boyles signup bonus is released in $10 in increments for every 500 points earned at the tables. At the elite level in the Boyles VIP system, players will receive a $1000 bonus for every 125,000 points earned. For cash games players, this deal is well below the average deal available on the iPoker network, meaning we recommend staying away from Boyle’s if you’re simply looking to bonus whore. For MTT and SNG players, the deal is slightly better, and 125000 points is equal to roughly $5000 in tournament and sit and go fees, which works out to be a paltry 20% cashback. When combined with the signup bonus, it works out better, but as soon as the signup bonus is cleared, playing at Boyle Poker becomes extremely -EV when compared with other skins on the network.