There are so many gambling providers these days, particularly in the field of online casinos that it can be difficult to sort out what can be trusted and what should be avoided. Here at Gambling.ie we try to sort things out for the Irish public and done some research and investigation to come up with what we consider are some of the best bookmakers around that provide a comprehensive range of gambling opportunities in a safe and secure environment. There are possibly companies out there that specialise in one area of gambling such as online casinos that have a more comprehensive offering in that field than some of the bookmakers we recommend but we have taken the view that our customers would prefer to be able to do all their gambling with their choice of bookmaker which means keeping one account where cash can easily be switched from one part of the site to another. We would always recommend opening accounts with more than one bookmaker anyway as that it the only way to ensure that you are getting the best odds available. We at Gambliing.ie have narrowed our list down to what we consider are the best 7 bookmakers around that can offer the best gambling choices.
Paddy Power is probably the best known bookmaker in Ireland having more than 200 shops scattered around the country; it was formed in 1998 and is listed on the stock markets of the UK and Ireland. Paddy Power started life as purely a sports bookmaker but has since expanded to include a full range of online gambling offerings including online casino, online games, online poker, online bingo and online financial spread betting. Paddy Power markets itself as “The Punter Friendly Bookmaker” and tries to live up to this by offering various quirky bets or even paying out before an event is finished and of course it is probably best known for some of the advertising which sometimes pushed boundaries. Whether you appreciate that or not, Paddy Power is a big bookmaker with all the gambling you could want.
888 is another very well known online gambling operator despite having no high street presence at all so relying purely on advertising and sponsorship. 888 sport embraces the Irish public by offering special sections for online gambling on Irish racing and Gaelic games but the rest of the sports gambling section is also very comprehensive. 888 casino offers the full range of casino games including roulette and blackjack alongside the classic 3 and 5 reel slots and as well as Keno, Baccarat, Craps, Pai Gow poker, Caribbean poker, casino hold’em etc. 888 is a top bookmaker with a top offering. 888 Poker carries a variety of ring games ongoing most of the day and night and unusually is available without download which is useful for some. 888 completes its line up with an extensive bingo offering and a variety of TV games and video slots; if you cannot fulfil your gambling needs at 888 you are looking for something really special.
Another bookmaker that started small and has grown is BetFred; established in 1997 by two brothers in a single betting shop it now has over 800 outlets and expanded into the online market back in 2004. BetFred calls itself the “Bonus King” and keeps offering some unusual bets and bonuses to keep you interested; sports betting and in play gambling play a major role in the BetFred line up but BetFred casino is no less impressive being available in instant or download and offering a great range of games from the traditional roulette and blackjack right through to Heads or Tails and Rock-Scissors-Paper. Slots are not forgotten either with a wealth of 3 and 5 reel slots with large progressive jackpots. BetFred Poker offers cash games and tournaments and a special area for beginners whilst BetFred Bingo offers both 75 and 90 ball games and a VIP room with free bingo. Lotteries are also a speciality of BetFred where you can gamble on lotteries from around the globe including of course our own Irish Lottery. BetFred may have started as a small family business but today offers a very broad range of gambling opportunities.