For many years gambling in Ireland has generally been focused on sports gambling, most notably horse racing and football, but the internet and online gambling sites have had a dramatic effect on our gambling habits. Many of us for instance no longer visit our local betting shop at all, and prefer to do our sports gambling at one of the many online sports gambling sites we can access through our laptop, tablet or mobile phone. The fact that most of the major online sports gambling sites also offer casino gambling online has also had an effect on our gambling activities. Many avid sports gambling fans had never even considered playing casino gambling games, but now that these games are so accessible many of them now play casino games regularly as well. Apart from the slots, poker seems to have been the biggest beneficiary of this wider access to casino gambling games, and gambling on poker is now increasing in popularity all the time. Most serious poker gambling enthusiasts choose to play the Texas Hold’em format of poker because it is the version of poker played at all the major tournaments around the world, but there are a number of other poker formats available at most of the online casino gambling sites which are also gaining in popularity. Not everyone has ambitions to test their poker gambling skills against other players on the online poker forums, so access to some of the less risky versions of poker gambling is very welcome. Most of these alternative poker gambling formats can be played against the house for fixed odds and low stakes, so gambling on poker does not have to be the preserve of those with bigger budgets. Gambling on poker is great fun whatever versions of the game you choose to play so why not give it a go.