Ireland Betting Sites

There are scores of licensed online bookmakers available to those living in Ireland. Betting is massively popular in the country and around 15% of the population bets on a daily basis. Ireland is of course the home of the betting powerhouse that is Paddy Power. Online betting in the country is completely legal, provided you bet with a licensed bookmaker such as Paddy Power.

All bookies listed on this page are licensed.

Popular sports in Ireland include football (soccer), Gaelic football, golf and hurling, while betting on MMA has seen a big rise in popularity in recent years thanks to the popularity of UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

With so many betting sites in Ireland, it’s not easy to rank them and pick out the best, but our guides to the best betting sites as well as our in-depth bookmaker reviews should help if you are looking to join a new betting site.

Best Betting Sites Ireland

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Paddy Power

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    Paddy Power: New customers only. Place your first bet and if it loses Paddypower will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.


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      Claim Visit bet365

      bet365: New Customers only. Up to €100 in Bet Credits. The bonus code NEWBONUS can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. Min deposit €5 and 1x settled bet requirement to release Bet Credits. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&C's apply, 18+


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        Claim Visit Boylesports

        Boylesports: *18+. Min stake €10. Min odds Evs. First bet only. 30 days to qualify. Free bets expire in 7 days. 20x wagering requirement & max win cap €250. 14 days to accept Casino bonus. Once accepted it is active for 3 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. IRE/NI customers only. **18+. Opt in. UK/IRE customers only. Max Stake £/€20. Max free bet £/€500. 1st pre live single on selected markets. 90 mins only. Free/cashed out/combined Odds bets won’t qualify. Free bet expires after 7 days. T&Cs apply

        William Hill

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          William Hill: New customers using Promo Code P30 only, min £10/€10 stake, min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 4 x £10/€10 (30 days expiry), free bet/payment method/player/country restrictions apply. See full terms. 18+ only.


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            Claim Visit BetVictor

            BetVictor: New Customers only. Deposit and place a €5 qualifying bet at odds of 2.00 or greater within 7 days of opening a new account; excludes cashed out bets. Receive 2x €10 Sports/Virtual Sports Free Bets, valid on set events only at odds 2.00 or greater, expires in 7 days, plus a €10 Casino Bonus, expires in 7 days. Wager the Casino Bonus 35x to withdraw winnings. Payment Cards only. Geographical Restrictions and T&Cs Apply. Please Gamble Responsibly


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              Claim Visit Unibet

              Unibet: New customers only. 18+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.


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                Claim Visit Coral

                Coral: 18+ only. Ts and Cs apply. Gamble responsibly.


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                  Claim Visit Betfred

                  Betfred: 18+ only. T&Cs apply.


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                    Claim Visit betway

                    betway: New customers only. 18+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.


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                      Claim Visit betfair

                      betfair: New customers only, bet up to €20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, Betfair will refund you €20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.


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                        Claim Visit Smarkets

                        Smarkets: 18+ only. T&Cs apply.


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                          Claim Visit 10bet

                          10bet: New customers only. 18+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply.


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                            Claim Visit Matchbook

                            Matchbook: If your first bet loses Matchbook will refund your stake up to a max of £10. The bet must be placed within 7 days of sign-up. The cash refund will need to be rolled over once at odds of 2.0 or more before it can be withdrawn. Visa and Mastercard deposits only. Refunds paid within 72 hours. 18+ T&Cs and wagering requirements apply. New customers only.


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                              Claim Visit Bonkersbet

                              Bonkersbet: 18+ only. Terms and Conditions apply. Gamble responsibly.

                              Sport Nation

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                                Claim Visit Sport Nation

                                Sport Nation: Key Terms: Available for new customers who register after 29/1/2020. Your first bet must be a create your bet . The maximum refund is £20. Casino is excluded. No deposit code required. Minimum odds of 2.0. Minimum number of selections – 4. Full terms apply.

                                RedZone Sports

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                                  RedZone Sports: New customers only. Expires 31/01/21. Qualifying bet £10 on any sports double within 48 hours of registration - Min odds 1.7 per selection. Max free bet £10 to be used at odds 1.7 and above per selection. Free bets expire after 7 days. 18+ BeGambleAware. Full terms apply


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                                    Claim Visit Betwinner

                                    Betwinner: 18+ only. Gamble responsibly. Ts and Cs apply.


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                                      Claim Visit Volt

                                      Volt: 18+ 1. Free Bet stake is excluded from returns. 2. Free Bet expires after 7 days. 3. Free Bet can be used for a single or multiple bet only. 4. Free Bet can be placed both pre-match and live. 5. Only one (1) Free Bet can be used per login session. 6. There is no wager requirements on Free Bet returns. 7. Ts & Cs Apply


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                                        Claim Visit Racebets

                                        Racebets: 18+. Minimum deposit and first bet £/€10 on fixed odds within 45 days of registration at min odds ½. Paypal & some deposit & bet types excluded. Bonus Code W20. Free bets issued as 2x £/€10 free bets on International day-of Racing (non-UK or Irish) only. Free bets valid for 7 days, free bet stakes not returned in winnings. Further eligibility and T&C's apply.

                                        Karamba Sports

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                                          Karamba Sports: 18+ only. Minimum deposit £10. Ts and Cs apply


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                                            Claim Visit Cloudbet

                                            Cloudbet: 18+ only. Ts and Cs apply


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                                              Claim Visit Guts

                                              Guts: Players must be 18+. Min Deposit £/$/€10. Not available to Canada. Money back bonus has a 4x wagering requirement. Full terms and conditions apply.


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                                                Claim Visit QuinnBet

                                                QuinnBet : +18 only. Gamble responsibly. Ts and Cs apply.


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                                                  Claim Visit Betconnect

                                                  Betconnect: +18 only. Gamble responsibly. Ts and Cs apply.


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                                                    Claim Visit Betsafe

                                                    Betsafe: 18+ only. Ts and Cs only


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                                                      Claim Visit betsson

                                                      betsson: 18+. 1st deposit only. Only 1 of 3 offers can be claimed. Available 14 days from registration. 3 day spins expiry applies. Any winnings credited as cash. Further eligibility and terms apply.

                                                      Mr Green Betting

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                                                        Claim Visit Mr Green Betting

                                                        Mr Green Betting: 18+ only. Ts and Cs apply


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                                                          Claim Visit bet2U

                                                          bet2U: Over 18s only.

                                                          Leo Vegas Sport

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                                                            Claim Visit Leo Vegas Sport

                                                            Leo Vegas Sport: New customers only. Deposit £10 min and claim in ‘my offers' 1x100% mobile in-play profit boost. Max stake £10. Max extra winnings £100. Valid for 30 days. Skrill/Neteller deposits do not qualify. 18+ Full T&Cs apply


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                                                              Claim Visit MegaPari

                                                              MegaPari: Over 18s. Must use the promo code NEWBONUS.

                                                              Mr Play Sports

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                                                                Claim Visit Mr Play Sports

                                                                Mr Play Sports: Deposit £10 or more. Bet £10 at min odds of 2.00 (1/1). Get £10 bet token. T&Cs apply. Over 18s.

                                                                Star Sports

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                                                                  Claim Visit Star Sports

                                                                  Star Sports: New customers only. Min stake £10. Min odds evens/2.0. Free bet up to value of initial stake (win part only) credited if selected event/result occurs. Max free bet £50. Free bet valid for 7 days. Full terms apply. 18+.


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                                                                    Claim Visit sunmaker

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                                                                      Ireland Betting Facts
                                                                    • Ireland Betting Sites
                                                                    • Best Irish Bookmakers
                                                                    • Best Irish Bookmakers for Football
                                                                    • Best New Online Bookmakers in Ireland
                                                                    • Top Irish Online Bookies
                                                                    • Best Irish Betting Prediction Sites
                                                                    • Irish Betting Sites FAQs

                                                                    Best Irish Bookmakers

                                                                    The number of online betting sites in Ireland continues to grow and there are now hundreds of licensed online bookmakers available to residents of Ireland.

                                                                    We have bookmaker reviews for every betting site available in Ireland, complete with how highly we rate them, to help give you all the details you need on the current top Irish bookmakers.

                                                                    Although a handful betting sites in Ireland stand out from the crowd, most of the best betting sites have a similar offering, focusing on the most popular sports such as football and horse racing, as well as Gaelic football.

                                                                    Boylesports and Paddy Power both score well for the range of sports you can bet on, and both have good free bet offers for new customers.

                                                                    Arguably the best betting site for punters in Ireland is bet365, who may well have the most in-depth range of sports to bet on, covering just about every football league in the world in addition to every horse racing meeting taking place in the UK and Ireland, and also offering a great live streaming service across a number of sports (including football, horse racing, tennis and many, many more).

                                                                    They also offer a fantastic welcome bonus for new customers in Ireland, with a much higher value compared to a lot of the competition providing you use the right promotion code when you’re joining them. If you use bet365 bonus code NEWBONUS you can get their best offer, which at time of writing is a whopping €100 in free bet credits.

                                                                    The best Irish bookmakers don’t just cover the most popular sports, however. They also have a good level of coverage for those looking to bet on other sports such as cricket, darts, tennis and US Sports, with most available to bet on live as the event in question is taking place. Some of these events also have live streaming available in Ireland, and their live stream calendar is updated daily.

                                                                    As noted, our bookie reviews will provide you with a full rundown of what each bookmaker in Ireland has to offer. Our list of the best Irish betting sites changes occasionally as we are continually reviewing what each bookie has to offer. Likewise, we regularly review new betting sites as they launch!

                                                                    Best Irish Bookmakers for Football

                                                                    Football betting is massive in Ireland and there are a number of good Irish bookies that stand out from the crowd when it comes to betting on the ‘The Beautiful Game’.

                                                                    We’ve already spoken about bet365 and they are without doubt one of the best in the business when it comes to betting on football. As well as providing odds on leagues and competitions from all around the world (often including the option to bet live in-play as well), they have arguably the best live streaming service in the industry as well.

                                                                    If live streaming isn’t your priority and you’re just wanting the best odds, then it may be that bet365 isn’t always top of the pile. They’re always competitive for sure, but from time to time they may be beaten by a rival firm, and that’s one of the reasons why you should have multiple betting accounts – to reduce the risk of missing out on the best possible odds!

                                                                    We’re big fans of Paddy Power when it comes to football betting as well, partly because of their money back specials and various other bookie specials, while Boylesports, Unibet and William Hill all score highly.

                                                                    Our comparison tables will tell you about the Irish betting sites offering the best odds, as well as those with live streaming, strong customer service, quick withdrawals and the best free bets when you’re registering with them.

                                                                    Best New Online Bookmakers in Ireland

                                                                    New betting sites for punters in Ireland are regularly launching, with many trying to bring something new and different to the table. Most online bookmakers in Ireland cover a similar range of sports and tend to focus on the more popular sports in the country.

                                                                    New Irish bookies trying to establish themselves can often try to win you over by offering a bigger free bet for new customers compared to the more well-known brands, or by launching an eye-catching bookie special such as an enhancement on a football match or horse race.

                                                                    On this page, we only list new betting sites with a licence to operate in Ireland. If you’re located elsewhere in the world, we also have information on new betting sites in your country and you can use our comparison tools to find the betting sites available where you live.

                                                                    We don't list every licensed Irish betting site, however those who are mentioned on this page have been evaluated and tested by our team and are considered trustworthy, as well as being fully licenced.

                                                                    Top Irish Online Bookies

                                                                    The number of licensed betting sites in Ireland is huge and obviously, some are better than others.
                                                                    We’re always adding new names to the list in our bookmaker reviews section, which is designed to give you an in-depth look at the best betting sites in Ireland.

                                                                    Our reviews and guides have information on the best Irish bookmakers for free bets, the bookies who have the highest scores for customer support, the ones offering the best odds, and the best Irish betting sites offering live streaming.

                                                                    Before we publish any bookie reviews and compile our list of the best Irish betting sites, we look at a number of areas of their business. If you’re looking to join a new bookie as a new customer, we’ll tell you about any free bets available, plus we’ll walk you through the sign-up process. And if there’s a promotion code needed for a free bet when you’re completing the registration form, we’ll do what we can to make sure you’re using the right one.

                                                                    For an Irish bookmaker to be considered one of the best, they need to offer betting on a wide range of sports, and we’ve got lists of the sports available at each betting site. Our guides include a full rundown on the various payment options available, from debit cards, to e-wallets such as PayPal, to Paddy Power’s popular Cash Card PPlus.

                                                                    We’ll also tell you which Irish bookies are quickest to process withdrawals, which offer the best odds, which make it to our bookie specials page, and which offer additional features such as Cash Out.

                                                                    Best Irish Betting Prediction Sites

                                                                    There are a large number of betting prediction websites available these days although some who claim to be the best unfortunately promise much but deliver very little. Sadly, many of these websites charge for their services as well.

                                                                    Fortunately, there are some good tipsters out there, and some of the best bookmakers back up their core product by offering betting blogs which can be a good resource when it comes to finding betting predictions. Betfair and Paddy Power are just two example of betting sites offering quality free tips.
                                                                    Websites such as our own also provide free betting tips every day of the week, covering a wide range of sports.

                                                                    Not everyone has the time to study the form ahead of a horse race or do thorough research for a football match, so we’ve put together a team of expert tipsters who provide predictions and offer free tips for today’s sport.

                                                                    Our team have betting predictions for football, horse racing, darts, tennis and many other sports, and have a good record when it comes to picking out winners. Plus, we never, ever charge for our tips.
                                                                    If you’re looking for football tips, we have daily match previews and predictions, as well as multiple accumulator bets. Each day we also select one bet from our various predictions to share as our Bet of the Day – the wager we think has the best chance of successfully cashing in. This could be football, horse racing, tennis or another sport!

                                                                    Irish Betting Sites FAQs

                                                                    Do you pay tax on gambling winnings in Ireland?

                                                                    There are a large number of Irish betting sites available and sports betting in Ireland is completely tax-free for all players. You must be 18 years of age or over to bet in Ireland.

                                                                    How do I place a bet at Paddy Power?

                                                                    Once you have landed on the Paddy Power homepage, you will see a list of categories (different sports) to bet on. Pick the category, then choose the race, fixture or market you are wanting to place a bet in. Once you see the bet you want to place, simply click on the 'Odds' button.

                                                                    Which Irish betting sites accept PayPal?

                                                                    A number of betting sites in Ireland use PayPal. It is the top choice for many punters, largely because of how quick and secure it is to deposit funds into your account. Some Irish betting sites even offer free bets for new customers who make their initial deposit via PayPal when opening a new account.

                                                                    Betfair, Boylesports and Paddy Power are three of the major betting sites in Ireland accepting this popular e-wallet. By using our comparison table, you can get a full list of the betting accepting PayPal in Ireland and in other countries around the world.

                                                                    Is Online Betting Legal in Ireland?

                                                                    Online betting is perfectly legal in Ireland, providing you are aged 18+. Online gambling in Ireland includes online sports betting, online casinos, online poker rooms, and online bingo.