The world of online gambling is being placed into fewer and fewer hands as consolidation in the industry takes place. The most recent merger seems to be 888 Holdings and Rank Group where 888 is pure online gambling and Rank who principally are in the casino business and operate Grosvenor casinos and Bingo halls. For Irish casino players the news earlier in the year about the Paddy Power and Betfair merger may have been more interesting and of course Ladbrokes and Gala Coral are also nearing a finalisation of their joint venture. This latter venture will almost certainly require a selloff of some of the betting shops but who is going to buy them? There are of course a number of smaller bookmakers who might be interested in the odd one or two but the selloff could run into the hundreds of shops and there may not be enough independent operators around. Fortunately in the area of online casinos there is still plenty of good competition from smaller online gambling companies to keep the big boys on their toes despite all the mergers.
Yako Casino is a good example of a recently established online casino which is available to Irish casino players although not yet to our UK readers as the licensing requirements there take a little longer to complete. Yako casino, although small, uses the very best of a selection of casino software which provides all the casino gambling games and casino slots that you can think of. The casino is run by EveryMatrix which is licensed to operate online casinos by the Malta Gaming Authority which is one of the better known territories for online gambling and the unique feature of the online casino is that you can set up the casino so that your favourite casino games are easily accessible. By using several different casino software suppliers you are also able to choose from the very popular progressive jackpot slots such as The Dark Knight™ which you can also find at some of the larger online casinos or at the other extreme some very simple three reel slots from Amatic Industries or indeed anything in between. Casinos.ie likes NetEnt casino software which is also in use at other smaller online casinos recommended on the site as it brings casino slots such as Gonzo’s Quest™ or Jack Hammer™. These are great slots which you really should try if you have not already done so.
Another smallish online casino with a good reputation and great casino software is CasinoCasino.com which again is registered and licensed by the MGA ( Malta Gaming Authority) and operated by Sarah Enterprises. The casino gambling software for this online casino comes from Amatic Industries and the strange thing is that if you have been playing casino slots in a land based casino you may well have been using this casino software without even knowing it. Amatic has been around for more than 20 years but only now is making its’ first entry into the online casino world with CasinoCasino.com. There is huge choice of casino games from the regular blackjack and roulette to some very amusing casino slots. Try for example Magic Forest™ which is clearly intended to be an Irish themed slot with Leprechauns, magic mushrooms and pots of gold. An alternative is Red Chilli™ where the chilli symbols trigger free spins but during free spins they trigger more free spins which can leave you playing free spins and earning money for a long time. The music has a Mexican theme but you can always turn that off. If you like the Aztec themed slots then Book of Aztec™ is probably for you where the book itself is wild and three books trigger the free spins.
There are more than these two online casinos that could be classified as smaller but more friendly casinos for online gambling and several of them are listed at casinos.ie for the consideration of Irish casino players but perhaps the best of them is All Irish Casino which has been in operation for a number of years now and has gained a very good reputation for being simple and straightforward in the dealings with players. There are also often good promotions going on at the online casino but they are often only available for a day or so thus benefitting the frequent players or at least those that look on a regular basis. A great feature of All Irish Casino is the ease with which it is possible to play free casino as in fact this is the default setting and you have to choose to play for real money. This reflects the user friendly way the casino operates. Depositing into the casino and more importantly removing winnings from the casino is very easy indeed and there are no unnecessary delays which you can encounter at some online casinos. Being small is not a bad thing in the online gambling world as long as the casino is correctly registered and they have the advantage of being able to move that bit faster. Help lines are available for queries that you might have.
Other online casinos are available for your consideration including two that have alternatives to the new customer bonus which can be annoying for existing players who get nothing. No Bonus Casino for example has a system which gives you money back if you lose a complete deposit during the same day that the deposit is made. This is 10% of the deposit and you are free to do whatever you like with the cash back including taking it out of your account. This offer is for everybody on every deposit. Another alternative can be found at Freespins casino where free spins on a choice of casino slots are awarded for every deposit made by every player. These examples are some of the offers which are made by the smaller online casinos and remain unmatched by the larger casinos so it is well worth looking beyond what is advertised on TV for your online gambling needs.