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Betting in Dublin

Published on: 08/08/2016

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland. The city is located on the east coast of Ireland at the mouth of the river Liffey. Dublin’s population is approximately 1.8 million, making it the biggest city in Ireland. The area started out as a Viking settlement, becoming Ireland’s most important city following the Norman Invasion. From the 17th century onwards, the city grew and for a short time it became the second biggest city in the British Empire. In 1922, the partition of Ireland led to Dublin becoming the capital of the Irish Free State, later known as the Republic of Ireland.

Dublin is renowned for its vigorous nightlife. The city has numerous pubs and nightclubs scattered around the area. Particular hot spots include Grafton Street, St. Stephen’s, Camden/George’s Street, South William Street, Leeson Street and Harcourt Street. The city’s cultural quarter, called Temple Bar is known for its music venues, street performances, photographers and artists’ studios.

Dublin’s casinos have a membership procedure where applicants are required to be 21 years of age or above, however, registration is free. Dress code requirements are smart-casual with sportswear strictly prohibited. Many of Dublin’s gambling venues are located in and around St. Stephens Green. The Amusement City complex is located in the Northwest area, next to Westin Dublin on Westmoreland Street, and is also home to the Club Oasis Casino. It offers 250 slot machines and 13 gaming tables offering punto banco, Texas hold’em, 5-card poker, 3-card poker and blackjack. The club has a champagne bar and provides a Valet parking service.

The Sporting Emporium is a tall building which looks onto Grafton Street. It provides 30 gaming tables featuring punto banco, roulette, brag and blackjack. It has a specialised poker room where leagues and tournaments take place, as well as festivals and cash games. The venue also has a room known as the Salon Prive, and an Arena Sports Lounge which boasts the most varied selection of gambling opportunities in the whole of Dublin.

The Mayfair Casino Club on Harcourt Street offers 16 gambling games including punto banco, poker, roulette, blackjack and brit brag. The 78 Club on Aungier Street has six gaming tables. Here the dress code is casual however tracksuits and trainers are not appropriate.

The Silks Club is located on Earlsfort Terrace and has 15 games available. Players can enjoy the bar and garden lounge with BBQ and smoking zone, as well as large television screens for spots events. Meanwhile, Clifton Hall is home to the Fitzwilliam Card Club. Here players have 23 gaming tables on offer with games such as punto banco, Texas hold’em, Omaha, brit brag, 5-card draw poker, roulette and blackjack.

The DJ 1 Club on Lower Dorset Street features 40 slot machines and 13 games tables. The club shows all of the main sports contests and offers complementary tea and coffee for players with memberships. The Emerald Casino Dublin is located near to Eden Quays, on the Northern side of the River Liffey. The gambling venue has five slot machines and 6 gaming tables. The Penthouse Casino & Card Club is located near to the airport. This venue is run by a company called Kairo Management and offers 13 gambling activities including 3-card poker, baccarat, poker, raise’em poker, roulette and blackjack. Here punters can enjoy high stakes gaming.

Dublin’s dog racing tracks include the Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and the Harold’s Cross Greyhound Stadium. Located in the Dublin Mountains area, Leopardstown Racecourse is a well known Irish horse racing venue that hosts both National Hunt and Flat racing.