Welcome to Gambling.ie, the Irish website that specializes in guiding you through the various and ample opportunities that exist to gamble in a safe and secure environment. Gambling in Ireland used to be, for most people, a case of visiting the local high street bookmaker and placing bets on the horses or the dogs. For some it could also mean the occasional visit to a track and for the more seasoned gamblers it could mean membership of a private members club. With the coming of the age of the internet all that has changed and you can now bet on practically anything from the comfort of your own home. The range of gambling opportunities is so large that we cannot pretend to cover every one but we do have sections covering the most popular sports, casino games including live casino
, Poker, Bingo, Lotteries and even the more unusual opportunities such a financial betting.
We also have pages to give you an overview of some of the more popular bookmakers to which we shall add or delete as we see fit. We have already done the leg work to find the best bookmakers so that you don’t have to, simply register with your bookmaker of choice directly from this site and enjoy your gambling.
In addition we report on a regular basis what is going on in the world of online gaming which we think might be of interest to the Irish gambling
public. We include such items as current sporting events, financial news concerning bookmakers, new casino games, new trends or tendencies and any tips which we can provide to ensure our readers enjoy their gambling experience in a safe and secure environment. We welcome you to come and read what is going on and by all means provide comments and reactions.
The world of gambling is for many people a flutter on a sporting event whether that be horse racing, dog racing or football but the possibilities are endless and if you think you know a lot about a particular sport you could try putting your knowledge to the test and beat the bookmakers. We shall try to have articles about sports such as Rugby Union or Golf both of which the Irish excel at with top players and top teams; and then there is snooker or tennis or perhaps you are a fan of American Football and follow what is going on in terms of player injuries or recent form all of which could give you an edge. Or there is boxing which with all the different weight categories and organisations throws up all sorts of gambling opportunities and motor racing and of course all our own GAA sports which are unique to our country. Sports betting is big business and if you know what you are talking about it is an excellent chance to make some money. Sports gambling is popular but without doubt the area which is showing the greatest growth in gambling is the online casino
. Casinos used to be places inhabited by rich people and it is associated with Las Vegas or Monaco but of course in Ireland due to outdated legislation we do not have any casinos, but online casinos are as legal in Ireland as anywhere in the world, in fact more legal than for example the USA where they are banned. There are literally hundreds of online casinos to choose from but they are not all as honest and secure as they would like you to believe; good online casinos are certified by a good regulatory body such as Gibraltar or Malta
and are regularly audited by independent organisations such as eCogra. It is not always easy for you as an individual to sort out which online casino can be considered reputable
so the simple answer is to follow our guidance and use one the online casinos that we recommend on this site all of which we know to be certified and controlled and play fair games in a correct manner to ensure you have a safe and secure gambling experience. If you stick with us you will not go wrong. Within the online casino world there is also these days what is called live casino which is in effect a live video streaming from a casino room where there are actual dealers spinning the roulette wheel and dealing cards to give you the feel of being in an actual casino.
A more obscure form of gambling which is catching on fast is financial betting; often thought of as the preserve of financial traders today any individual can have a flutter on the movement of stock exchanges or individual stocks. Certain forms of financial gambling such as spread betting is not for the faint hearted as you can lose or win more than your stake money but if you want to give it a try visit our financial pages where we try to explain a little about it. Due to television coverage Poker has also become extremely popular and in particular the game of Texas Hold’em, most online bookmakers will offer poker rooms with varying table sizes and stakes to suit all pockets. If you fancy trying your luck and skill against other players rather than against the house this could be for you. We introduce you to the game and several of its forms such as tournament play on our poker pages. Often not thought of in terms of gambling are Lotteries and Bingo; lotteries and of course our Irish lottery is one of the biggest, are played by a tremendous number of folk but online you can play lotteries from around the world and even Bingo has expanded its popularity from being a female dominated pastime to one where there are games almost 24 hours per day again with a variety of numbers of balls and card stakes. If you are looking for something even simpler you can even get scratch cards online and play a variety of other lesser well known games. At www.gambling.ie we hope to enhance your experience and we wish you the best of luck.