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Best Betting Sites in Ireland 2024

Our UKClubSport team will help you find the best betting sites in Ireland that offer the most sports, tournaments, and outcomes, the best odds, welcome offers, and streams.

List of Online Bookmakers for March 2024

1
Mr Play
6.3
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Over 1,000 outcomes on top football
  • Convenient filters for match search
  • 1-Click Betting feature
  • Odds below average
  • Limited bonuses for existing players
  • No live chat support
Sign up at mr.play and make your first deposit (excluding PayPal, Neteller, Paysafe, Skrill, Skrill 1-Tap) to receive a 100% bonus, up to €100. Minimum deposit is €10. Use the bonus within 14 days. Wager it at least 9 times with single bets at odds of 2.00 or higher, or combination/system bets with each selection at 1.40+ odds, to unlock winnings. Certain bet types, like handicaps (except 3-way) and draw no bet, are excluded.
2
Bethard
5
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Wide selection of outright bets
  • Competitive odds for top football
  • Responsive customer support
  • Few bonuses
  • No betting apps
Bethard's Welcome offer is available by selecting the bonus before making your first deposit. The minimum deposit is €20. Please note that deposits made via paysafecard are excluded. You must wager both the deposit and the bonus 10 times at minimum odds of 1.90 before making a withdrawal. Bets that are void, cancelled, or cashed out do not count towards the wagering requirement. All wagering must be completed within 60 days.
3
Bet365
8.7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Good selection of betting markets
  • Live streams of top tournaments
  • Three types of Cash Out
  • Fantasy Sports section
  • No loyalty programme
  • Inconvenient navigation
Deposit between €5 to €10 and place a bet that contains at least one selection with odds of 1/5 (1.20) or greater within 30 days of registering your account. You will receive 300% of the deposit amount in bet credits, up to a maximum of €30. You must claim your offer within 30 days of registering your account. Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, paysafecard and all other prepaid cards cannot be used for qualifying deposits. T&Cs apply.
4
Novibet
8.2
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Many promotions for players
  • Markets for team and player statistics
  • News, predictions, and betting tips
  • Request-a-Bet feature
  • No bets on greyhounds
  • Subpar customer support
Register a new account and deposit a minimum of €10. Place your first bet, either a single or an accumulator, with a minimum stake of €10 at odds of 7/10 (1.70) or greater. Within 10 minutes of your first bet's settlement, you'll receive 4 Free bets of €10 each. If your first valid bet loses, an extra €10 Free bet will be awarded to you within 24 hours. T&Cs apply.
5
Sky Bet
8
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Bonuses and free contests
  • Good selection of football & horse racing bets
  • Request-a-Bet feature
  • Safer gambling tools
  • Below-average odds
  • Prolonged re-verification process
Deposit a minimum of €5. Neteller and Skrill deposits are ineligible for the promo. Place your first bet (single or each-way) on any market at odds of 2.0 (1/1) or greater. You'll receive four €5 Free bet tokens, totaling €20 in Free bets. These can be used on any single or each-way market, except virtuals. Such Free bets expire within 30 days, once credited. Complete all requirements within 30 days of registration. The offer is valid until June 10, 2024.
6
Ladbrokes
7.9
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • More than 35 sports available
  • Great selection of betting markets
  • Unique infographics for top matches
  • Free contests with prizes
  • Event previews in the blog
  • Outdated information in the Help section
  • Additional verification for large withdrawals
Deposit €5 or more, avoiding prepaid cards, Moneybookers, InstantBank, Paypal, Paysafe, Neteller, or Skrill. Bet €5 or more at odds of 1.5 (1/2) or greater within 14 days of registration. After the bet settlement, you'll get 4 x €5 Free bets, which must be used within 7 days, or they'll expire. The offer is valid until 31.12.2024.
7
William Hill
7.9
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Daily sports giveaways
  • Great section for live betting
  • High winning limits
  • Good mobile apps
  • Difficult to access live chat
Register at William Hill with the code X60, opt in for 'Vegas'. Deposit €10, receive a €20 Vegas bonus, with 30x wagering. Bet €10+ at odds of 1/2 (1.5) on the sportsbook with cash or Vegas winnings post wagering. After bet settlement, get a €40 sportsbook bonus. The Vegas bonus: use it within 72 hours, and meet its wagering requirements. The sportsbook bonus: redeem it within 30 days.
8
Betfred
7.7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Daily Price Boosts
  • Various types of totepool
  • PickYourPunt Builder
  • Betfred Insights
  • No Welcome bonus for Irish players
  • Mediocre selection of live video streams
9
Unibet
7.2
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Good selection of betting markets
  • Live video streams of top events
  • Uniboost Bet Builder
  • Great Racing section
  • No loyalty programme
Place a sports bet of minimum €1 at odds of 1.40 or greater. If your bet wins, you'll get your winnings and stake. If it loses, receive up to €40 back. To wager the bonus money, bet it 3 times (e.g., a €40 bonus requires €120 in bets). Bets must be placed at 1.40+ odds and settled within 30 days.
10
Quinnbet
7.2
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Bonus programme
  • Around 1,000 outcomes for top matches
  • Pools for football, the NBA, NFL
  • Access to the live chat without registration
  • Does not accept e-wallets
  • Poor infographics for niche tournaments
Place your first bet of €10 or more at odds of EVS (2.00) or greater on any sports market. Regardless of the outcome, you'll receive €50 in Free bets and bonuses: 3 x €10 Free bets for QuinnBet markets at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater, a €20 casino bonus, plus 10 Free spins on Smoking Hot Fruit Stacks. Your Free bets will be credited by 4 P.M. the day after your qualifying bet settlement and must be used within 7 days.
11
Betfair
7.2
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Respected exchange
  • Unique #OddsOnThat bets
  • 90 Minute Payout feature
  • Good selection of payment methods
  • No pre-match statistics
  • Inconvenient match search filters
Open a new Betfair account using the promo code ZBHC01, verify your number via SMS, and deposit a minimum of €5 using a debit card. Then, place a minimum €5 bet on the sportsbook at odds of at least 1/2 (1.5). Complete these steps within 30 days of account opening. After your qualifying bet settlement, you'll receive a €20 sportsbook Free bet, valid for 30 days.
12
Boylesports
7.1
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Wide selection of outright bets
  • Statistical markets for football
  • Free Fantasy tournament
  • Great sports blog
  • Above-average football odds
  • No Asian handicaps
Open a new account and deposit at least €10. You must then place a bet of €10 or more at odds of 2.0 (EVS) or higher; for multiple bets, the combined odds should be 2.0 or higher. Note, deposits via Skrill/Moneybookers, Neteller, PayPal, or prepaid cards from Ireland are ineligible. Place your qualifying bet within 30 days of opening your account. You'll receive a €50 free sports bet and a €10 casino bonus within 5 minutes of your first bet's settlement. The sports bet expires in 7 days.
13
BetVictor
7.1
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Multiple Welcome offers
  • Bets available even on manager transfers
  • Indicators for Cash Out, Odds Boost, and a Bet Builder
  • Few bonuses for existing players
  • Poor odds for Gaelic football
Create an account and opt in via the OFFERS tab. Place your first bet of €10+ at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of registration. You'll get €40 in Free bets, usable on any sports market as one bet or multiple smaller bets. They expire in 7 days if unused. Plus, you'll also receive a €10 casino bonus, usable on all games except Baccarat. This bonus expires in 3 days if not used or wagered. T&Cs apply.
14
Paddy Power
7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Rewards Club
  • Outrights and special bets
  • Events with enhanced odds
  • Fantasy tournaments for various sports
  • Maximum stake limitations for successful bettors
  • Unfriendly interface
Open an account with the promo code YSKARZ and deposit a minimum of €5 using a debit card to receive a €20 Sports Free bet. Place a minimum €5 bet on sports at odds of EVS (2.0) or greater within 30 days of account opening. Your Free bet, valid for 30 days, is awarded post the qualifying bet settlement.
15
Hollywoodbets
7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Markets with Cash Out are indicated
  • Predefined amounts for quick bets
  • Football podcasts
  • Tiresome registration process
  • Low limits for niche tournaments
To claim 3 x €10 Free bets at Hollywoodbets, deposit €10+ via Visa/Mastercard and place a qualifying bet of €10+ at odds of at least 1.8 (4/5). This bet must settle within 14 days of registration. Free bets are available on any sport except Virtual Sports and Casino, and must be used within 14 days, or they expire. Winnings can be withdrawn without additional wagering.
16
888sport
7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Bonuses for new and existing players
  • Good range of football bets
  • Free prize-based totepool
  • Compilation of popular bets
  • Limited choice of outcomes with Odd Boost
  • Gloomy interface
To get €30 in Free bets plus a €10 casino bonus, make your first deposit with the code 30FB. Place your first 'real money' bet of €10+ at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater on any sports market within 30 days of registration. Multiple bets and each-way bets (€20 total) also qualify for the promo. Claim the Free bets and casino bonus within 7 days of the bet settlement. Such Free bets expire in 7 days, while the casino bonus - in 14 days. T&Cs apply.
17
Bwin
6.9
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • High-quality section for live betting
  • Enhanced accas & price boosts
  • Outright bets on Gaelic games
  • Limited bonuses
  • Does not accept bets on Esports
18
10Bet
6.7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Offers all popular leagues & markets
  • Informative Help section
  • Pleasant design, user-friendly navigation
  • Bonuses are not as good as those of market leaders
  • Streams are only available for horse racing
Use the bonus code PLAY10 when depositing to your Main Cash Account, excluding Skrill or Neteller. You'll get a 50% bonus up to €50, credited immediately. Wager both your deposit and bonus 8 times on single sports bets at odds of 4/5 (1.80) or accumulator bets at odds of 2/5 (1.40) per selection. Complete this within 60 days of your first deposit, or the bonus and winnings will be forfeited.
19
Bar One Racing
6.4
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Weekly Cash Back
  • Special bets on football and horse racing
  • Cash Out & Early Payout features
  • Limited payment methods
  • No pre-match statistics
Place your first bet of €10 or more on any sports market at odds of at least 2.0 (1/1). Your Free bet, up to a maximum of €50, will be awarded to you within 24 hours if your first bet meets these requirements. Use your Free bet on selections with minimum odds of 2.0 (1/1), and it must be used within 7 days on events occurring in that period.
20
Betway
6.2
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Free Bet Club
  • Over 30 sports
  • Betway Boosts
  • Good Android & iOS apps
  • Few markets for Gaelic sports
Register and opt for the Free bet Welcome offer. Place your first bet on any market at odds of 1.5 (1/2) or higher. If it loses, you'll get a Free bet equal to your stake, up to €50, credited within an hour. Also, receive 50 bonus spins (€0.10 per spin) after placing your qualifying bet. The Free bet expires within 7 days after your first bet settlement.
21
Mr Green
6
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Statistical markets for football
  • Betting on TV shows & film awards
  • Fast withdrawls
  • Subpar customer support
  • Lack of live video streams
Start by depositing a minimum of €20. Deposits via Skrill, Moneybookers, Paysafe, or Neteller are excluded. Then, place wagers of €20 each (the minimum odds are 4/5 (1.80)) up to two times. Once your qualifying bets have been settled, you'll get a €25 Free bet each time, totaling €50. Use these Free bets that are valid for 7 days on any sport. T&Cs apply.
22
LeoVegas
5.9
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Free bets for new players
  • Over 30 sports
  • Free prediction contest with prizes
  • Safer gambling tools
  • Below-average odds
  • Inconvenient navigation in the betting section
Register at LeoVegas and select the sports Welcome offer. Bet €10 or more at odds of 1.50 or higher to qualify. Your first bet must be placed in cash within 7 days of deposit, excluding Skrill/Neteller. Receive three €10 Free bets after the bet settlement. Such Free bets are valid for 7 days on mobile/app for combo bets with 3+ selections, at min odds of 1.50 each.
23
Lottoland
5.8
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Weekly Bet Club
  • Variety of totals and handicaps for top football
  • Early Payout feature
  • Irish Lotto, Bingo, Scratchcards
  • Limited payment options
  • Few video streams
Opt in on the landing page and place your first sports bet at Lottoland. If it loses, get up to €5 back as a Free bet within 72 hours. The minimum qualifying stake is €5. It applies to single and acca bets.The offer is valid until 31.12.2024.
24
BETDAQ
5.7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Sportsbook and exchange
  • Guides and game strategies
  • Detailed match statistics
  • Modest bonus programme
  • No bets on Gaelic football
Enter the promo code 0COMM100 during registration to get 0% commission on all exchange sports for 100 days at BETDAQ. The offer applies only to debit card deposits. The standard 2% commission rate resumes on the 101st day. This offer is not valid for API, RDT, or trading software customers. 
25
Netbet
5.7
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Pros & Cons
  • Over 1,500 markets on top football
  • Extensive coverage of live events
  • €500 Score Predictor
  • No streaming
  • Poor selection of outcomes with Odd Boost
Register and deposit to place a €20 bet on any sport, single or multiple, at minimum  odds of 1.5 (1/2) per selection. Once your first bet settles, you'll receive a €20 Free bet. This bet must be placed within 30 days of registering. Free bets can be used on one accumulator (with at least two selections), a virtual sports offer, and any sports offer, and are valid for 7 days. Note: Neteller, PayPal, and Skrill deposits are excluded from this offer.
26
Betmaster
5.4
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Apps
Pros & Cons
  • Bonuses for new and existing players
  • Outrights available
  • Good customer support service
  • Withdrawal limits
  • Limited selection of sports
  • No live video streaming
Register at Betmaster and choose the "Sports Welcome Offer of 4 x €10 Free Bets". Deposit a minimum of €20. Within 7 days, place a €10 bet on any sports event with odds of at least 1.7. Once settled, accept the four €10 Free Bets in your 'Bonuses' section. Use these Free Bets within 7 days; maximum odds of 5.0. Winnings go to your 'real money' account.
27
Betiton
5.3
Streaming
Cashout
Casino
Pros & Cons
  • Loyalty programme
  • Wide selection of bets
  • Cash Out & Bet Builder features
  • User-friendly navigation
  • Limited events with Boosted Odds
  • No mobile apps
Deposit and place your first bet of €15 or more at odds of 2.00 (1/1) or higher. After it is settled, you will automatically receive a €10 Free bet. Use this bonus within 14 days on an accumulator bet with total odds of 1.80 (4/5) or higher. Important: Customers who deposit using PayPal, Neteller, Paysafe, Skrill, or Skrill 1-Tap will not be eligible for any Free bet offer.

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Top 5 Ireland Betting Sites: Review

Bet365

Bet365 stands out in the online betting world with its extensive coverage of over 40 sports, including a remarkable selection of football bets from over 190 tournaments globally. In top football matches, you can wager on up to 1,700 outcomes. While this number may decrease to 500-800 as the match approaches, the bookmaker compensates with a wealth of statistical markets, offering 40-60 different types of bets on corners, cards, and individual player stats.

Newcomers can enjoy a generous welcome offer of up to €30 with a deposit and qualifying bets of €10.

Regular promotions like price boosts, early payouts, and cash bonuses for football and tennis accumulators keep the betting spirit high. The platform supports advanced features such as Bet Builder, SportRadar statistics, and a bet calculator.

However, Bet365's margins could be more competitive, generally hovering around 4.5-5% for 1x2 markets and slightly higher for Over/Under and smaller markets. Customer support is difficult to access, which can also be improved.

Pros & Cons
  • Excellent bonus program
  • Diversity of football markets
  • A lot of video streams + live audio for EPL
  • Many tools and features for advanced bettors
  • A maximum bet limit for successful bettors
  • Difficult to contact support
10bet

10Bet secures its position in the betting scene with a robust €50 welcome bonus and a diverse range of over 35 betting avenues, including sports and political events. It's particularly noted for its attractive betting odds on horse racing and has a strong mobile presence with highly rated dedicated Android and iOS apps for convenient betting.

While 10Bet offers a comprehensive suite of sports, from popular games like football and basketball to the more specialized Gaelic hurling, the betting market depth varies, offering up to 600 options for top-tier football matches. Odds are competitive, especially for major events, with the English Championship featuring a reasonable margin.

For advanced bettors, the site offers a significant incentive to start and promotions to keep the momentum. The payment methods are plentiful, and there are standard features such as partial Cash Outs. On the other hand, the x8 rollover requirement on the deposit and bonus and the absence of streaming services are noted as downsides. Additionally, the higher margin for the Irish Championship and restricted access to customer support, which is only available to logged-in users, could detract from the overall experience.

Pros & Cons
  • Welcome bonus up to €50
  • More than 35 betting sections including politics
  • Competitive odds on horse racing and virtuals
  • Handy Android and iOS apps
  • x5 wager for the welcome offer
  • Few live streams
Betmaster

Betmaster, though offering a relatively narrow range of sports with only 12, makes up for it with extensive football league coverage across over 70 countries, boasting 1500+ betting options for English Premier League matches and 1000 for Irish football tournaments. Live betting is especially strong in tennis, where a 30+ in-play markets are available for ITF and ATP clashes.

New customers at Betmaster are welcomed with the opportunity to bet €10 and receive €40 in Free bets while existing users can enjoy promotions like Free bets on the US Open and Acca insurance. The platform supports a fair variety of payment methods, including debit cards and e-wallets like Skrill and Neteller.

The bookmaker has developed mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms, enhancing betting accessibility. Customer support is a highlight, with Betmaster offering speedy and efficient service through live chat, a feature that earns full marks.

Betmaster positions itself as a competent bookmaker with a solid football and tennis betting line, excellent customer service, and functional mobile apps. However, the limited sports selection and the absence of live-streaming capabilities are significant limitations.

Pros & Cons
  • New customer, reload and losses refund bonuses
  • 1200 markets for top football matches
  • Many tennis In-Play
  • Only 12 sports
  • No horse racing and greyhounds
  • Live streams are not available
BoyleSports

BoyleSports, an Irish betting firm, excels with its rich assortment of over 30 sports and numerous non-sporting events. It's user-friendly with a minimum deposit of just €5 and a comprehensive customer support system that includes email, live chat, and phone assistance. The platform entices new users with a substantial welcome bonus: Bet €10 and receive €30 in Free sports bets plus a €10 casino bonus, which stands out for its reasonable wagering conditions.

Offering over 600 betting outcomes for top football matches and competitive odds for horse racing and greyhounds, BoyleSports also provides live streaming for those with a funded account. The bookmaker ensures transactional ease with a variety of payment methods, catering to the preferences of all their customers.

The absence of partial or automatic Cash Out options and the requirement of a paid account for live streaming (at least €5 balance required) are notable shortcomings. Despite these, BoyleSport maintains its stature as a top player in the market.

Pros & Cons
  • Many promotions for existing customers
  • Over 40 betting sections
  • High odds for horse racing
  • Lack of video streaming
  • No schedule
  • No partial or auto Cash Out
William Hill

William Hill, a renowned name in the betting industry, offers a dazzling array of betting options. Football enthusiasts can choose from over 2000 bets on major matches, spiced up by the Bet Builder feature and daily bonuses. To top it off, you can find "EPIC" odds for even bigger wins. Horse racing buffs will be delighted with numerous markets and the chance to watch many races for free, with some streams accessible without even signing up.

For fans in Ireland, William Hill is a treasure trove of sporting bets, covering over 130 football leagues and countless live sporting events every day. Basketball bets are also a great deal, especially with competitive odds on NBA and Euroleague games.

The mobile app is a hit, offering an intuitive betting experience for both iOS and Android users. New members can enjoy generous welcome bonuses, while loyal bettors benefit from regular promotions. William Hill also provides a secure betting environment licensed by top authorities and offers quick withdrawals with various payment options.

While the platform provides comprehensive coverage for most sports, the Esports section and live chat availability could improve. The range of statistical markets is somewhat limited compared to rivals, but overall, William Hill stands out as a trusted place to place your bets.

Pros & Cons
  • 2000+ bets on top football
  • Bet Builder with daily bonuses
  • Regular Enhanced odds and "EPIC odds"
  • Many free horse racing streams (some without signing up)
  • Fast withdrawals
  • Narrow range of markets on Esports
  • Live chat is difficult to access
  • Site interface is inconvenient

How We Evaluate Betting Sites

At UKClubSport, we take a close look at betting sites to make sure they're good for you, the bettors. We're serious about suggesting only the best bookies because our reputation is on the line. When we check them out, we focus on three big things:

Technology and Product

  1. Market Variety: The number of markets, betting events, and championships offered.
  2. Bookmaker's Margin: a smaller margin means better odds.
  3. Live Streaming Features: Bookmakers offering live streaming and a schedule of events are preferred.
  4. Mobile App Availability: Quality assessment and regular updates on iOS and Android.

Our Top 3 in this category are:

  • Bet365
  • 10Bet
  • Paddy Power

Bonuses and Payment Systems

  1. Bonus Clarity: Analyzing bonus offers beyond just the amount.
  2. Wagering Requirements: Checking the terms and conditions associated with bonuses.
  3. Payment Variety: Appreciation for bookmakers offering a wide range of payment methods.
  4. Long-Term Value: Highlighting ongoing bonuses with greater value over time.

Our Top 3 recommendations in this category are:

  • BoyleSports
  • William Hill
  • Bet365

User Experience and Support

  1. Ease of Use: Look at how simple the sign-up process and overall navigation of the website are.
  2. Support Accessibility: The availability and responsiveness of customer support channels like live chat.
  3. Support Efficiency: Testing the speed and clarity of support responses.
  4. Navigational Intuitiveness: Using a standard test methodology to evaluate a website's user-friendliness objectively.

Our Top 3 in this category are:

  • 10Bet
  • Bethard
  • Mr.Play

Reputation: How Does It Work?

  1. Engagement with Feedback: Attention to how bookmakers interact with and respond to customer feedback on platforms like Trustpilot.
  2. Transparency: An assessment of how transparent a company's license and regulation information is.
  3. Review Analysis: Appreciating bookmakers who resolve issues and address negative customer reviews.
  4. Equality of Treatment: Equally evaluating new and established bookmakers.

Betting Markets on Ireland Betting Sites

In Ireland, sport is closely intertwined with the excitement of betting - a cultural mainstay as common as the local pubs, many of which house their own betting shops. This passion extends into the digital, with online betting holding equal sway, offering convenience and a broad array of betting markets.

Irish betting sites offer a variety of popular bet types to suit every punter. Here are some classics you can find for different sports:

  • 1x2 (Three-way bet), where you pick a home win, away win, or draw.
  • Totals (Over/Under) for betting on the cumulative score.
  • Double Chance bet consists of two outcomes in one, for example, a win or a draw for the team.
  • Handicap bets often level the playing field between teams of differing strengths. The bookmaker gives one team a head start (or handicap) so that the playing field can be levelled. If a team has a -1.5 handicap, bets on them will need to win by 2 or more points for them to win.
  • Correct Score. As the name suggests, punters predict the exact final score of the match.
  • Prop bets for specific event occurrences might involve wagering on the first try scorer or total points a player scores.

In Ireland, the most popular sports for betting include: 

  • Gaelic football, where 1x2, Totals, and Correct Score bets reign supreme due to the dynamic nature of the game.
  • Rugby, where the intensity of the matches makes Handicaps and Totals particularly popular among bettors.
  • Horse Racing, famed for its wide array of Prop bets and Handicaps, reflecting the sport's rich tradition and complexity.

Top 5 Bookies with Best Coverage

Here's a look at how the top bookmakers in Ireland offer prematch betting for prime-tier fixtures.

BookmakerFootballHorse racing (competitions daily)TennisCricket
Betfair2,50034320550
Paddy Power2,00027320580
William Hill2,00037100115
Sky Bet2,50030200300
Bet3651,70030220570

Best Odds on Betting Sites

The odds are the cornerstone of sports betting, reflecting the payout ratio and the implied likelihood of an event's outcome. They are formatted differently—decimal, fractional, or American—each illustrating the potential winnings in its distinct style. The margin is how bookmakers secure a profit, integrated into the odds to create a slight overround.

To calculate this margin, bettors can convert the odds for all possible outcomes into probabilities that total more than 100%. The excess over 100% represents the bookmaker's margin, indicating the cost you incur to place a bet. A keen grasp of odds and margin is indispensable for assessing the value and potential return of your wagers.

Take a football match with three possible outcomes: Team A wins, Team B wins, or the match ends in a draw. The bookmaker provides the following decimal odds:

  • Team A win: 2.00
  • Draw: 3.50
  • Team B win: 4.00

To calculate the bookmaker's margin, you first convert these odds into implied probabilities. The formula to convert decimal odds to probability is 1 divided by the odds. So, you'd calculate the probabilities like this:

  • Team A win: 1 / 2.00 = 0.50 (or 50%)
  • Draw: 1 / 3.50 = 0.2857 (or 28.57%)
  • Team B win: 1 / 4.00 = 0.25 (or 25%)

Next, add these probabilities together:

50% + 28.57% + 25% = 103.57%

The total is 103.57%, meaning the bookmaker's margin is 3.57% (since 100% would be a fair market with no bookmaker's edge). This margin is the bookmaker's way of making money, ensuring they will profit over a large number of bets. The lower the margin percentage, the better the value for a bettor.

Top 3 Bookies with Best Odds

Using EPL matches, UKClubSport assessed bookmakers' margins in mid-January 2024. Here are the winners:

  • Quinnbet — Top football margins: 4.17%
  • Unibet — Top football margins: 5.35%
  • 10Bet — Top football margins: 5.63%

Bookmakers Bonus Offers

Bookmakers offer bonuses to players in an effort to sign up, stay engaged, and bet more. The true value of these bonuses, however, depends on their terms. It's not just about reading the fine print; it's about understanding what it means for your betting strategy.

Key criteria to evaluate when assessing a bonus include the ease of receiving the bonus, wagering requirements (how many times you need to bet the bonus amount), minimum odds, the validity period of the bonus, and any market restrictions. Always make sure these conditions are reasonable and match your betting habits before jumping in.

Top 3 Betting Sites with the Best Bonuses

Our selection of the top three betting sites with the best bonuses in Ireland is based on not just the size of the offer but also the fairness of terms, the ease of claiming them, and the added value they provide to both new and seasoned bettors.

Best Overall Bonus Programme for Football PuntersBet365 - Early Payout, Acca boost, Bore draw and substitute settlement
Best Welcome OfferBoyleSports - Bet €10 & Get €30 In Free bets
Best Free Bet Club for Football BettingSky Bet - Weekly Free Bet Club with £5-6 awards

Top 3 Betting Sites with Fast Withdrawals

  • Ladbrokes — Instant withdrawals via Visa Fast Funds
  • William Hill — Instant withdrawals via CashDirect and Visa Fast Funds
  • Betfair — Instant withdrawals via Visa Direct

Live Betting and Live Streaming on Ireland Betting Sites

Live betting, or In-Play wagering, differs from pre-match betting by allowing punters to place bets during the event, potentially securing better odds as the situation changes. A live stream provides a direct view of the match, enabling bettors to make informed decisions based on real-time observations, not just pre-game statistics.

Streaming and live betting have the following benefits:

  • Maximising Odds: Live betting gives you the chance to capitalize on odds that fluctuate during the game.
  • Access to Additional Markets: Some markets, such as the next foul or throw-in during a football match, are only available when betting live.
  • Informed Decision Making: Watching the early stages of a game can inform your betting choices, providing insight that static odds can't.
  • Observational Impressions: Live streaming offers the opportunity to gauge the flow of the game directly, beyond what stats can provide.
  • Media Availability: Stream events through betting sites, bypassing traditional broadcast channels like Sky Sports.

Live betting comes with considerations: the odds may include higher margins, and the temptation for hasty, less-thought-out bets is greater. It is costly for bookmakers to provide live streaming, so it is typically offered by larger companies. Due to licensing restrictions, high-profile events like the Champions League or World Cup are rarely broadcast.

Streams have a slight delay compared to real-time action, which is critical to remember when placing live bets.

Top 3 Betting Sites with Live Betting and Live Streaming

The Top three betting sites excel at live betting and streaming, offering dynamic odds and real-time action.

Betting SiteMax number of marketsBet Builder In-PlayLive StreamingStreaming highlights
Bet365Up to 500++La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Liga 1, top tier tennis
LadbrokesUp to 500-+La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Liga 1, top tier tennis
BetfairUp to 300-+First and second tier tennis, lots of horse racing

 Beginner's Guide to Placing Bets on Betting Sites

Online betting can seem daunting for beginners, but with a clear guide, you can navigate the process with ease. Here's a step-by-step walk-through for Irish newcomers to get started:

  • Registration: Choose a reputable betting site and complete their sign-up form with your details. It's usually a quick process.
  • Account Verification: To comply with legal requirements and to claim bonuses, you'll need to verify your identity by providing documents like a passport or driver's license. This step is crucial for the security of your account and funds.
  • Depositing Funds: Once verified, deposit funds into your account using one of the available payment methods. Make sure to check if your deposit method aligns with any welcome bonus conditions.
  • Selecting an Event: Browse through the sportsbook to find an event you're interested in. Familiarize yourself with the different markets and odds offered.
  • Choosing a Bet Type: Understand the common bet types available, such as single bets, accumulators, or system bets, and decide which suits your betting strategy.
  • Placing a Bet: Select your bet type, enter your stake, and confirm your wager. Once placed, you can track the status of your bet through your account.
  • Withdrawing Funds: If you win, you can withdraw your winnings. Go to the withdrawal section of your account, choose a method, and follow the instructions to cash out.

Next, we will explore each of these points in more detail.

How to Register on a Betting Site

Here is a walkthrough of how to set up an account with a top Irish bookmaker, using BoyleSports as an example:

  1. Find and click the "Join" button on the homepage to begin.
    "Join" button
  2. On the sign-up page, provide first and last name, date of birth, email, country, and mobile number.
    Account details
  3. Then enter your address, currency preference, set deposit limit, security question and answer, username, and password to complete the registration process.
    Sign-Up on BoyleSports
  4. You will then be asked to choose a deposit method.Fund your account to start betting
  5. Verification is the last step. You will not be able to withdraw funds unless you pass verification. Upload your documents through the Verification Banner displayed when logged into your online account, through email or through Live Chat. The National Driving License (front and back), National ID or Passport can be used.Personal details for verification
  6. You can now use your account.

How to Make a Deposit and Claim a Bonus

To deposit funds, follow these steps:

  1. Log into your betting account;
  2. Find the "Deposit" or "Cashier" button located in the top right area;
  3. Select a payment method. Among bookies in Ireland, Visa/Mastercard, PayPal, and paysafecard are the most popular methods;
  4. Enter the amount of your deposit, taking note of the minimum and maximum limits;
  5. Complete the payment process by following prompts. The funds will appear shortly.

An important point: When you make your first deposit, you may participate in a welcome offer. At BoyleSports, deposit and bet at least €10 with odds of 2.0 or greater to qualify. Once your bet settles, you'll get a €30 free sports bet and a €10 casino bonus. You should also keep in mind that most bookmakers will pay out via the same method used to deposit.

Deposit page on BoyleSports

How to Place a Bet on a Betting Site

Placing sports wagers is quick and easy with UK bookies. With the help of Mr.Play, we will examine this step by step:

  1. Access your bookmaker site and browse to the sport you want to bet on. Most commonly, sports options are listed on the left;Sports list on BoyleSports
  2. Select a country/league, then click on the specific match you want to bet on; be sure to check UKClubSport's tool Team Strength Rate first.Gaelic Games Fixtures
  3. On the match page, available bet types like match winner, totals, spreads etc will be shown. Choose the outcome you want;EURO 2024. Selecting an outcome
  4. In the betslip, enter your stake amount. The estimated returns will appear below;Bet slip
  5. Click "Place Bets" to confirm your wager.

An important point: To qualify for a welcome promo, you might need to make a first bet with certain requirements.

How to Withdraw Money on a Betting Site

You can withdraw winnings from Irish bookmakers by following these general steps:

  1. Access your account and locate the "Withdraw" or "Cashier" section.
  2. Choose your preferred withdrawal method (most bookmakers will pay out using the same method you used to deposit funds).
  3. Enter the amount you wish to withdraw. A minimum/maximum limit may apply.
  4. Provide any extra information requested, such as bank details for a wire transfer.
  5. Verify the withdrawal through prompts such as confirmation emails or texts.
  6. It takes longer to process withdrawals than deposits, so if you're withdrawing money to a bank account, for instance, you may have to wait 1-3 business days.

Betting Sites and Mobile Apps

The mobile apps from bookmakers are a gateway to the complete suite of betting features you'd find on their websites. The apps offer the same live betting options and live event streaming as the web sites, but are optimized for mobile devices.

However, the apps has its drawbacks. Small interface elements and text may make it challenging to tap the desired section, especially if the clickable area is limited. When choosing a betting app, consider both the range of features and the quality of the user interface for an optimal betting experience.

Here are the standout features and benefits of mobile betting apps:

  • Bet On-the-Go: You can place bets from anywhere, whether you're lounging at home or on the sidelines of a live game. Just connect to a 48 or Vodafone mobile internet package or any other Irish major internet provider and download the bookie application.
  • Simplified Interface: The best mobile apps are designed for ease, stripping back to basics for a more focused betting experience. They prioritize the essential functions, ensuring a smoother navigation than their desktop counterparts.
  • Custom Notifications: Receive personalized updates on your phone about the latest betting odds and game results.
  • Advanced Security: Biometric logins add a layer of security to your betting app, complementing traditional passwords with your unique fingerprint or facial profile. This feature helps keep your account safe from unwanted access.

Top 3 Mobile Sports Betting Apps

Here are the best sports betting apps for Irish punters that combine user-friendly design, comprehensive betting options, and reliable functionality:

  • 10Bet (Android/IOS)
  • Bet365 (Android/IOS)
  • William Hill (Android/IOS)

Best Ireland Betting Sites FAQs

What are the criteria for compiling this list of the best betting sites in Ireland?

Our criteria for compiling the list of the best betting sites in Ireland at UKClubSport focus on technology, bonuses, and user experience. We rigorously evaluate each site's technological reliability, the real value and conditions of their bonuses, and the overall ease of use and quality of customer support, ensuring a safe, beneficial, and user-friendly betting environment.

Which Irish betting site welcome bonus should I choose?

Choosing a welcome bonus from an Irish betting site should depend on the bonus terms and your betting style. Consider Bet365 or BoyleSports for their reasonable conditions and value, but always read and understand the wagering requirements and bonus validity.

What are the top 3 sports for betting in Ireland for 2024?

The top 3 sports for betting in Ireland are Gaelic Football, Horse Racing, and Rugby. You can wager on any of the 20 Gaelic Games competitions available at Irish betting sites. Horse racing is popular for its traditions, and rugby attracts with its intense matchups and dynamic betting possibilities.

Does Ireland have a betting tax?

Yes, Ireland imposes a betting tax. It is charged to the bookmakers, not directly to the customers. The tax, which also applies to online betting, is currently 2% on all bets placed with Irish operators.

Our UKClubSport experts handpick the top bookmakers from around the world. We rigorously assess them based on legal and operational best practices. Our evaluation remains unbiased, regardless of any partnerships with betting companies.