Even now in Ireland most of our gambling activities are still related to sports gambling, with horse racing and football the top two gambling sports. The only thing that has changed as far as sports gambling is concerned is that more and more of us are gambling online via our home computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. This has of course meant that the high street betting shops have seen a significant drop in number of customers using them to place their bets on their favourite sports and led to the installation of the contentious fixed odds terminals where customers can play casino games. It has however not been all bad news for the high street bookmakers, because our online sports gambling is mostly done through the sports gambling sites operated by the leading bookmakers. On top of that most of these online gambling sites also provide access to casino gambling on the same site, and this has resulted in many more people also playing gambling games online. Prior to the introduction of online gambling sites casino gambling was a very minor part of the Irish gambling scene, but playing gambling games online is now increasing in popularity all the time. One of the biggest winners in the advance of casino gambling is of course poker gambling. Of all the traditional casino gambling games, gambling on poker has seen the biggest surge in interest to such an extent that there are now specialised online poker forums where serious poker gambling fans can find like-minded opponents to compete against. The online casino gambling sites now also cater for poker gambling fans who perhaps do not have the experience or resources to risk gambling on a poker forum, and most sites now offer a range of other poker gambling games played against the house. If you would quite like to try gambling on poker start with some of the other poker gambling formats which can be played for small stakes at fixed odds.