The primary form of gambling in Ireland has always been sports gambling, and in particular gambling on horse racing. Football gambling is also increasingly popular and the current world cup in Brazil will clearly give gambling on football a boost over the next couple of weeks, other than only bingo and the lottery have historically come close to gambling on the horses. There is however a new form of gambling gradually becoming part of the Irish gambling culture and that is casino gambling online. More and more of us now use the internet on a regular basis for a variety of financial transactions, and even much of our sports gambling is now done by logging on to one of the major bookmaker’s online sports gambling sites instead of visiting our local batting shop. This has had the effect that we also have instant access to the online casinos operated by the bookmakers in conjunction with their sports gambling sites. Not long ago casino gambling was dependent on access to a real casino, and usually confined to gambling on roulette or blackjack, but with the introduction of online casinos the whole concept of casino gambling has changed. The range of gambling games available for us to play online is now enormous, and includes many traditional casino gambling games such as baccarat, craps and backgammon which hitherto have only been available in mainland Europe or America. Poker is also increasingly popular both on the specialised online poker forums and on the regular online casino gambling sites where it can be played against the house. Bingo fans and lottery fans are also well served by the online casinos, and of course there is no escaping the fantastic range of slots gambling games. Online casino gambling now covers almost every taste, and with the chance to play casino games for very small stakes and even in Live casino mode with real dealers, online casino gambling is clearly a winner.