Whether the resurgence of poker gambling in Ireland is due to the televising of poker tournaments which started in the nineties, or to the introduction of online casinos is a matter for debate. What is clear is that gambling on poker is now one of the most popular forms of gambling online, and poker gambling fans rarely if ever play any other casino game. Poker tournaments worldwide are currently almost entirely played in the Texas Hold’em format, so it is not surprising that Texas Hold’em is also the most popular poker gambling format at our online casinos, but the online casinos also offer a variety of alternative forms of poker on their casino games pages. As you probably know, Texas Hold’em is played with each player holding just two cards, and there are a further five community cards dealt in the middle of the table which can be used by all the players to make their best hand. However, Omaha poker is one of the alternative poker gambling formats which also uses five community cards, this time with each player holding four cards from which they must use two in their final hand. Both of these forms of gambling on poker satisfy the needs of the poker gambler who enjoys the thrill of multiple betting rounds, but then so does Stud poker which you will also find at many of our online casinos. 7-card stud poker is reported to be second only to Texas Hold’em in popularity amongst online poker gamblers, and is played with each player holding two cards face down and five cards dealt face up one at a time after each betting round. Many online casinos also offer the 5-card version of stud poker with each player holding just one blind card plus four open cards. Details of how to play all these other poker games can be found on our casino games pages, including 5-card Draw poker made famous by the old western films and still played at some of our online casinos. Even avid Texas Hold’em fans can enjoy a change .