Bookies in Ireland

Bookmakers in Ireland

Sports play a significant role in the lives of most of Ireland's residents. The country's long-term proximity to Great Britain has had an effect, and the Irish, like the British, are quite passionate about gambling and sports betting.

Approximately one in five Irishmen visits various gambling establishments, and one-third of gamblers place their bets with bookmakers.

Ireland has an impressive number of Bookies (Betting Shops), which generated the bulk of the country's sports betting until recently.

However, with the advance of internet betting, the share of this market has declined significantly.

Now, there are dozens of Betting Sites showing steady growth in Irish punters in their customer base.

Top 5 Irish Bookmakers

(Global Ranking of Irish Bookies)
Updated in June 2022 June 2022
Global Ranking of Irish Bookies: Detailed Information

⚡ Most Popular Betting Sites in Ireland

Monthly Irish Visitors: Detailed Information

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Most Popular Betting Markets
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Gaelic Sports
  • Horse Racing
  • Cricket
  • Boxing
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Popular payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard
  • Currency: € (Euro / EUR)

Top 10 Betting Sites in Ireland

(Monthly Irish Visitors | Percent of Irish Visitors)

 Bet365 Betting Site

1. Bet365

Monthly Irish Visitors: 1,687,840

Percent of Visitors: 1.10%


Paddy Power Betting Site

2. Paddy Power

Monthly Visitors: 886,558

Percent of Visitors: 14.34%


 Boylesports Betting Site

3. BoyleSports

Monthly Visitors: 628,106

Percent of Visitors: 43.02%


22Bet Betting Site

4. 22Bet

Monthly Visitors: 126,876

Percent of Visitors: 5.92%


Betfair Betting Site

5. Betfair

Monthly Visitors: 123,075

Percent of Visitors: 1.85%


William Hill Betting Site

6. William Hill

Monthly Visitors: 100,020

Percent of Visitors: 1.21%


Tonybet Betting Site

7. Tonybet

Monthly Visitors: 93,239

Percent of Visitors: 19.05%


Betway Betting Site

8. Betway

Monthly Visitors: 30,611

Percent of Visitors: 0.33%


Royal Panda Betting Site

9. Royal Panda

Monthly Visitors: 29,174

Percent of Visitors: 31.15%


Mrplay Betting Site

10. MrPlay

Monthly Visitors: 6,693

Percent of Visitors: 3.14%

Betfred Betting Site

11. Betfred

Monthly Visitors: 6,201

Percent of Visitors: 0.22%


Matchbook Betting Site

12. Matchbook

Monthly Visitors: 4,795

Percent of Visitors: 0.81%


Online Sports Betting in Ireland
Sports Betting and Bookmakers in the Ireland

Online Bookies such as William Hill, Betfair, BoyleSports, as well as Paddy Power, a long-time fixture on the Irish bookmaker market, secured a foothold here long ago.
This is due to the fact that Online Bookmakers frequently offer higher odds and more varied betting lines.

Betting Sites also clearly have more comfortable conditions for both betting in general live betting in particular. It was this fact that caused the number of Betting Shops in Ireland to drop from 3,000 to 950 in 2019.

This year, Irish punters should look into the top online bookmakers from our list.