Since the introduction of online casinos and the subsequent widespread access to casino gambling online the whole gambling scene in Ireland has changed. Even sports gambling has been effected with more and more of us using online sports gambling sites, but the biggest change has been in the area of casino gambling. The online casino gambling sites have provided us with access to an enormous range of casino gambling games and in doing so have provoked a resurgence of interest in some of the more traditional gambling games, none more so than poker. All reports suggest that gambling on poker is now one of the most popular casino gambling activities in Ireland, with the Texas Hold’em format of poker top of the list. Texas Hold’em poker is of course the game of choice for most serious poker gambling enthusiasts and is the format used in most poker tournaments worldwide. For those of you who have not tried Texas Hold’em poker we have detailed the rules on our casino games pages, but here is a brief summary of how the game is played. Each player is initially dealt two cards face down and is then required to bet in the first betting round, or of course they can fold. Five community cards are then dealt face up in the middle of the table, one at a time with a betting round after each card. These multiple betting rounds are the main reason why Texas Hold’em is so popular among serious poker gambling fans, because it inevitably leads to larger pots for those players who remain in the game. The down side is that it also costs far more than the initial stake to stay in the game, so beginners beware. Most online casino gambling sites have a version of Texas Hold’em poker which can be played against the house but this form of poker gambling is mostly done between players on the specialist online poker forums. It is also worth pointing out that more often than not the experienced poker gambler will prevail in the long run, so make sure you know who you are playing against.