When the first online casinos were introduced they were all operated by the major bookmakers as part of their online sports gambling sites, but over recent years we have seen new specialist online casinos such as the All Irish casino and more recently CasinoCasino become available to Irish casino games players and they have certainly made an impact. Here at onlinecasino.ie we have always made it our business always keep our eyes on all the online casinos accessible in Ireland and update our recommended list where appropriate, but the introduction of all these new online casinos and their fresh ideas has made our regular online casino reviews even more important if we are to continue to provide a good service to potential new casino games players. As an advisory website specifically for Irish readers, our online casino reviews are of course primarily concerned with online casinos which are readily accessible in Ireland, but fortunately we are not short of choice in that regard. If we start with the online casinos operated by the major bookmakers, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power are without doubt the most popular in Ireland probably because of their high street presence although they both offer a good range of casino games and all of the options we now expect from our online casinos.
Ladbrokes casino is operated by Ladbrokes plc, one of the largest bookmakers in Europe and forms part of their main internet gambling site. The Ladbrokes site also offers sports gambling and finance gambling as well as a good range of casino games provided primarily by Microgaming software although they have recently signed an agreement with Playtech. The site requires just one registration to access the whole site including all the casino games.
Paddy Power casino is again part of the main online gambling site operated by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. There is no doubt that all the casino games fans and sports gambling fans in Ireland will recognise the Paddy Power brand, and remember some of the more unusual advertisements for which they are well known. The Paddy Power casino is as good as any of the major online casinos and uses Wagerworks software providing a different range of casino games to many of their rivals.
Other online casinos on our recommended list which are operated by the major bookmakers include Bwin casino, Bet365 casino, Betfred casino, 888 casino and of course William Hill casino.
Bwin casino is operated by Bwin International Ltd, which is now wholly owned by Bwin Entertainment AG based in Austria, who claim to be the biggest online gaming company in the world. The Bwin casino is slightly unusual in that it uses Chartwell software and is the only one of the online casinos on our recommended list to do so.
Bet365 casino is operated by the well-known sports gambling company Bet365, still a privately owned company based in Stoke on Trent but boasting over 3 million customers in over 200 countries worldwide. The Bet365 casino uses software supplied by probably the biggest casino software supplier Playtech, but also has slots supplied by Wagerworks.
Next up of the online casinos operated by major bookmakers is the Betfred casino. Having started with just one betting shop in England the two Done brothers, Fred and Peter have seen the business grow into one of the largest bookmakers in the UK and Ireland. Betfred casino was established in 2005 and now offers a full range of casino games including poker and bingo.
Next on our list of recommended online casinos operated by major bookmakers is the 888 casino operated by 888 Holdings. The online casino element of the company is part of a somewhat complicated corporate structure with a variety of brand names, including Casino-on-Net, pacific Poker, Reef Club Casino and several others, so that if you log on to 888.com you will probably get access to one of these branded sites.
Last of the big online casinos on our list which form part of a much larger online gambling site is of course the William Hill casino. There really is not much to say about the William Hill casino other than that the software is again supplied by Playtech, and as you would expect from one of the oldest and probably best-known gambling companies the online casino has aa excellent range of casino games and all the options such as Live casino and Free casino we have come to expect.
Now it’s time to take a look at the new specialist online casinos which have made it to our recommended list. By specialist we mean that they are solely concerned with providing their customers with an exciting range of casino games which are easily accessible because they are not buried in a much bigger online gambling site.
The first of these new online casinos is the All Irish casino, an online casino specifically aimed at Irish casino games enthusiasts. Based and licensed in Malta in common with many other well-known online casinos, the All Irish casino has drawn on the experience of one of the biggest real casino operators on the island and combined it with software supplied by a well respected casino software supplier, Netent to create an excellent online casino with plenty of new exciting casino games not available on most other sites. The All Irish casino was also instrumental in introducing a new concept regarding the Live casino option. The Live casino option at the All Irish casino is actually streamed from a real casino and not a studio, and as a result goes a long way towards creating the atmosphere of playing casino games in the company of others at a real casino.
Another interesting small specialist online casino to become available recently is CasinoCasino. The reason why we have taken a specific interest in CasinoCasino is that this is an online casino based on casino games supplied by Amatic Industries. Amatic Industries are one of the biggest casino software suppliers for real casinos but the CasinoCasino site is their first venture into online casinos. The casino games available at CasinoCasino have therefore only been available on slot machines in a real casino up until now.