There has never been any doubt that a great many of us here in Ireland enjoy playing a huge range of games, many of which would be considered to be gambling games. We also have a bit of a reputation for our love of gambling in general, but particularly for our fascination for gambling on horse racing, so it should not come as too much of a surprise that we have taken to online gambling in a big way. Sports gambling enthusiasts no longer need to visit their nearest betting shop to place their bets, nor do fans of casino gambling need to travel to a real casino to enjoy playing their favourite casino gambling games. The big online gambling sites operated by the leading bookmakers were all set up initially to offer us the opportunity to gamble on our favourite sports from home, but have now expanded to include a huge range of gambling games as well as a much greater choice of sports and sporting events than ever before. For many years the only traditional casino gambling games we could regularly play in Irish casinos were roulette and blackjack, although some did arrange occasional poker tournaments for their members. The introduction of online casino gambling however has provided us with the opportunity to play many other popular traditional casino gambling games previously not available in our own casinos. Irish casino gambling fans can now play gambling games such as baccarat and backgammon online, as well as that huge favourite of American casino gamblers, craps. None of these traditional gambling games were ever easily accessible in Irish casinos even though they were hugely popular elsewhere in the world, so the fact that all the online casino gambling sites now feature gambling games like these probably goes a long way towards explaining their appeal. These traditional casino gambling games however represent only a small part of the huge range of gambling games we can now play online. It would be very easy to forget that one of the most popular gambling games played in Ireland is bingo, and although our bingo clubs have suffered a little in the last few years there are still a great many bingo enthusiasts playing the game every week. Bingo has also become one of the most popular gambling games featured on the online gambling sites, and there are now even specialist online bingo platforms available twenty four hours a day. Most of online casino gambling sites also offer a range of other numbers games based on the same format. The game of Keno for example is another numbers game which has been popular in American casinos for many years, but is now available for us to play online here in Ireland. The idea is to select up to twenty numbers from 1 to 80, and try to match as many as possible of the twenty numbers then chosen by the Random Number Generator. The option to select less than twenty numbers allows players to increase the odds paid for every number they match, so they can effectively choose how much risk they are prepared to take in order to gain bigger rewards. Keno and craps are just two of the gambling games which have been available in casinos in America for years, but until now were not easily accessible for Irish gaming fans. The same applies of course to the game of baccarat which we have already mentioned earlier in this article. Commonly available in most European casinos baccarat has been a bit of a mystery for Irish casino games fans and has become known as one of the more difficult gambling games to play. Now that we can play baccarat online that opinion has undoubtedly been proven to be a myth. Baccarat is in fact one of the easiest gambling games to play online because players do not actually need to know the rules of the game, they simply need to choose one of two possible outcomes of each hand if we ignore the rare occurrence of a tie. Not much more difficult than calling heads or tails on the toss of a coin.
Most gambling games are in fact simply a matter of luck, but there are a few exceptions to be found among the gambling games we can now play online. Backgammon for example does use two dice to decide how many moves a player can make, but the best way to use those moves comes down to a mixture of skill and experience. The same observation can be made about another increasingly popular online gambling game, namely poker. Every successful poker player requires a bit of luck in terms of the cards they are dealt, but it is generally agreed that the more experienced player is likely to win in the long run. So far we have only discussed the more traditional gambling games we can now play online, but the biggest majority of gambling games featured on almost every online casino gambling site are slots games in various forms. There are now hundreds of slots games featured across the online casino sites currently available in Ireland, and many of them bear little relationship to the slot machines we find in our pubs and clubs. There is however one of the newer specialist online casinos which has chosen to feature some of the iconic games which are famous because they were popular on real slot machines. CasinoCasino features many of the slots games which became popular on the slot machines supplied by Amatic Industries, and real slot machine fans will now be able to play those games online for the first time. As far as the slots games featured on most other online casino gambling sites are concerned, there is a huge range to choose from. Many feature up to five reels and multiple winning lines with every spin. There are big rolling jackpots associated with many of these games and a huge variety of themes to appeal to a wide range of slots fans.