Galway might be best known for its many bars and restaurants – but like the rest of Ireland, the city has a thriving live casino culture with a few top notch establishments.
The first casino to spring up in Galway was The Eglington Casino & Card Club which opened its doors in 2007. The casino, located in the city centre, is known for its classic Texas Hold’em and Omaha in cash games and tournaments, as well as having tables of Blackjack, Roulette, Oasis Poker and 3 Card Poker.
The establishment boasts a restaurant serving a range of snacks, along with hot, soft and alcoholic drinks – all on the house while customers enjoy playing.
The Eglinton Poker Club has also set a high standard of poker playing and many club members have gone on to win huge prizes in national and international events.
Caesar’s Casino, Salthill
A short distance away in Salthill, Caesar’s Casino is well-known for its 200+ seat state-of-the-art Bingo Hall which is, in normal times, open seven nights a week from 7.00pm providing both book and electronic bingo.
In Caesar’s Amusement Arcade, there is a variety of gaming to suit all tastes. The arcade is host to roulettes, slots, video poker and new games are added regularly.
Customers can enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits whilst watching the widescreen TVs showing all major sports events – and free wifi is of course provided.
But while the best casinos in Galway and across Ireland are closed due to public health restrictions, many players are taking to online gaming which has seen a surge in popularity over the past year.
While casino doors remain closed to the public, people are visiting sites like BettingGuide.com to find the best online casinos in Ireland through guides, lists and comparisons.
Choosing the perfect online casino can be easy or difficult, depending on each individual player.
Some things players will want to consider are the visual appeal of the site, its community, quick entertainment options and of course streaming options.
Since the start of the pandemic, fantastic new sites have been springing up across the internet and older more well-known sites have become ever more popular.
For those who are relatively new to the online world of gaming, comparison sites make choosing the perfect online casino that little bit easier for those in search of some top-quality entertainment or looking to make a bit of money.
As sites become more popular among those who would generally attend live casinos in normal times, the demographics that are now enjoying online are expanding rapidly.
People from all different backgrounds are now enjoying mobile gaming and online casinos, partly due to the pandemic – and partly because their rise across the world was in a way inevitable.
And with live casinos like Caesar’s and The Eglinton Casino preparing to reopen in the coming months as the pandemic hopefully becomes a distant memory, online casinos are expected to continue to grow in popularity, alongside their established counterparts in cities across Ireland.