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Saturday 03 March 2012 - 19:56:09

INDEPENDENT ONLINE AND land-based bookmaker Boylesports has agreed to take over 15 shops in Ireland from rival operator William Hill in a move that will save some 65 jobs.

Dundalk-based Boylesports revealed that the acquired shops are spread from Dublin to Galway and will see its estate grow to 176 while it hopes to have the former William Hill retail locations re-launched with its own branding by mid-December.

Boylesports was established in 1989 and it acquired 17 shops from Dublin- based Celtic Bookmakers in January to help avoid 100 redundancies in Ireland. It stated that it will continue to play a “pivotal role in saving retail betting jobs and reinvesting money back into the Irish economy”.

“We are delighted to announce that we will be acquiring 15 new shops and saving an additional 65 jobs,” said John Boyle, Chief Executive Officer for Boylesports.

“Times are difficult for everyone in these recessionary times and we at Boylesports are thrilled that we can help save jobs and continue to show our commitment to the Irish retail betting industry. This latest takeover will complement our existing shops and further cement our position as the largest independent bookmaker in Ireland.”

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