Casinos, Sports and Poker Betting

If you have already signed up with one of our top bookmakers you can start exploring new gambling avenues immediately on the bookmaker's website. If you haven't got an online betting account yet, never fear. Have browse of our recommended bookmaker sites, read our reviews and find the internet betting portal that best suits your needs. Once you have your account set up the world of sports betting, casino games, poker and much more is your virtual oyster.

While you can bet on literally anything online - from the next volcano eruption to the winning song of the Eurovision Contest - this section will cover the three most popular varieties of betting:

  • Casino
  • Sports
  • Poker

Casino

On most online bookmaking sites you will find a Casino button which will direct you to the pages offering a range of casino game options. The most popular internet casino games include Blackjack, Roulette, Slot Machines, card and table games. When you select a specific casino game, don't worry if you have no clue about the exact workings. The great thing about the online casinos is that they will always offer you the option to read through easy to understand summaries of the rules, some even have short animations explaining how to play their games.

The betting on casino games works very similar to the betting on the horses. You first have to deposit funds in your account, which will then feed your wagers. Whether you want to bet on Roulette, Baccarat or simply pop a couple of virtual coins into online slots - you can now explore almost every aspect of an actual casino from the privacy and comfort of your living room. You don't have to dress up, pay for parking and then feel out of place in amongst the more experienced gamblers. Also, most gambling sites encourage you to set yourself a limit, be it on losses or money deposited in your betting account, which will keep you on the safe side.

Sports

If you enjoy betting on horses, why not try some other exciting sports as well? Online bookmakers offer a diverse range of sports for you to bet on; from classics like football and cricket to less conventional tournaments like hurling, rowing or archery. What is great about the online bookmakers' offers is that they include widely international events - and, thanks to the lack of border on the internet - a lot of these events are streamed live and allow for live in-play betting.

Again, you could of course rush out and tour bookmaking outlets until you find one offering exactly the sport you are looking to bet on - but it can be so much easier. The sports you want to bet on, be it synchronised swimming or the big annual cheese race, are merely one mouse click away. The chances are that if you have thought of betting on it, at least one of our recommended bookmakers has thought of putting it out there. And not only does an online bookmaker work a lot faster than a bookmaking outlet (you avoid cues, there will be no race to get the slip back to the booth if you win...), it is also almost immediate when it comes to money transfer and there will be no argument, thanks to electronic record.

Poker

You love Poker but you are simply incapable of keeping a straight Poker-face so your friends are taking you for all your worth? Say no more, we have a solution. Online Poker comes with a guaranteed game face - it's much easier to bluff your way through a bad hand if no one can see you.

Another huge benefit of online poker is the detailed information available: from Texas Hold'em over 7-Card Stud to Omaha High Low Poker, the rules and little twists are right there for you to absorb and learn before you make your way to the virtual table. You can play against the bank or even enter online poker tournaments playing with fellow card enthusiasts from all over the globe.

Other than some Casinos which keep the real fun reserved for the high-rollers, you can spend a whole night at virtual poker tables and spend no more than a fiver. With smaller minimum stakes than the 'real world' the online poker rooms are the perfect space to get in a bit of practise and unwind without jeopardising your mortgage or your next meal.

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