How has the huge advance of individual access to the internet in Ireland changed our gambling habits, or has it had any real effect at all. Most commentators would put sports gambling at the top of Irish gambling activities, particularly gambling on horse racing, but has sports gambling increased as a result of being available online, many think it has not. There is however a great deal of evidence that casino gambling has increased as a result of access to an ever increasing range of gambling games available online. The online casino gambling sites themselves clearly believe that the slots games are most likely to appeal to new casino gambling fans, but there has also been a surge in interest in the more traditional casino gambling games and in particular poker. The growth of poker gambling in Ireland is actually mirrored in many countries around the world, and here at gambling.ie we are convinced that it is the direct result of the availability of online casino gambling. The online casinos provide us with a full range of poker gambling formats, from 5-card draw played against the house for fixed odds to Texas Hold’em poker which has clearly become the favourite version of poker gambling among serious poker players worldwide. Texas Hold’em poker can also be played online at specialist poker forums which enable online poker gambling enthusiasts to play against each other rather than for fixed odds against the house. If you would like to try community card poker gambling, but Texas Hold’em at an online poker forum is too hot for you there are several other poker gambling formats available on most online casino gambling sites, including Omaha poker, Red Dog and Pai Gow all of which we have featured in our casino gambling games pages.