Many Irish casino players are interested in poker but the most commonly played poker game when online gambling is Texas Hold’em and that is a casino game that can be expensive for a beginner learning the game but there are alternatives one of which is called Casino Hold’em. Gambling on casino hold’em is much simpler than the traditional game of poker as there is no raising or bluffing and yet the idea of the game is still to form a five card poker hand using your own two cards (called hole cards) and five community cards but you are playing against the dealer only. Casino hold’em online gambling starts with the player placing an ante bet after which two cards are dealt to both the dealer and the player and three cards into the centre of the table; the dealer’s cards are face down. You must now decide whether your hand beats the dealer’s which is not easy as there are still two more cards to be dealt and you do not know what the dealer’s cards are but that is why it is gambling. If you think you can then you place a raise bet which is twice your ante bet and the cards are dealt and the winner revealed. It is not a complicated gambling game and gives a good insight into the value of poker hands. There are alternative online gambling games which are very similar and one of those is Caribbean Stud which is actually more widely available than Casino Hold’em. The main difference is that in Casino Hold’em the dealer must have at least a pair of fours to qualify whereas in Caribbean stud it is only an Ace/King or better plus the payouts for higher hands tend to be larger in Caribbean Stud but both are great gambling games available at online casinos.