We assume that you have reached this site because you are interested in gambling online, so it is perhaps a good time to discuss your first moves towards enjoying your online gambling experience. If its sports gambling that you are looking for then both Paddy Power and Ladbrokes are well represented in Ireland, and because they both have shops on the High Street you can even open an account with cash if you live near one of their shops. Alternatively you may want to run your gambling account totally from your computer, and whether you are gambling on sports or gambling on casino games at an online casino you will need to decide how to fund your account. Most of us tend to reach for our credit or debit cards when purchasing goods online, but gambling with an online bookmaker or at an online casino using a credit card may not be a good idea. First of all, there is a fair chance that for reasons best known to themselves the bank issuing the card will charge you extra just because you are gambling. Secondly, funding a gambling account is considered to be a cash transaction because the money is available immediately, and will therefore attract interest from day one. These two factors alone put you in a loss situation before you have even started gambling. There is also the question of whether gambling with what is effectively borrowed money is ever a good idea. If you are accustomed to making purchases online you will almost certainly have come across what are known as e-wallets, such as PayPal or Neteller, but you may not know that most of the online casino operators and online bookmakers will happily accept gambling account deposits using these e-wallets, and we would strongly recommend this method. The advantages are clear because you will incur no extra charges even if you fund your e-wallet account with a credit card, because the bank will not know what you are doing with your money. There is also increased personal security factor in that the online casino will have no record of your bank details. Choose your gambling deposit option wisely and enjoy your online gambling experience.