Irish CasinosCurrently casinos are officially illegal under Irish law. However, casino operators are using a loop-hall according to which privet, members-only clubs offering gambling activities are legal. There are currently 12 members-only casino-clubs in Ireland, of which seven are located in the country’s capital, Dublin. For more information on Dublin casinos, click here, or scroll down for a map of all casinos in Ireland. While membership is mandatory, in almost all cases, membership is free!
Although smaller and more exclusive than common European casino establishments, Ireland clubs offer all the classic casino games, such as Roulette, Blackjack, Punto Banco / Baccarat and slots. Poker is also very popular in Ireland. The Irish Open Poker tournaments is the second longest running No Limit Texas Holdem tournament in the world, and Europe’s largest, and draws many Poker players to the country from all over the world each year.
Patrons must become club members (although this is usually a symbolic matter and membership in most cases is free of charge). In addition, membership is limited to those who are at least 18 years old. Dress code and opening hours vary. For complete information on all casinos in Ireland, choose from the list below:
- Casino Clondalkin (Emerald Casino Clondalkin)
- Casino Cork
- Casino Dublin
- Casino Dundalk (Emerald Casino Dundalk)
- Casino Limerick (Fitzpatrick’s Casino Limerick)