Rating Guidelines

At Irishluck, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our reviews are of the highest possible quality. While being accurate and reliable, our reviews are focused on online casino players. On this page, we take a look at how we create our online casino reviews, our listings, and ratings, and showcase everything we take into consideration before publishing

Why are Rating Guidelines Important?

Rating guidelines help to provide a structure when evaluating online casinos using specific criteria. This way, we can ensure that all our ratings are transparent, consistent, and accurate. Irish casino players can rest assured that the ratings on our reviewed casinos provide them with reliable and objective information.

What Do Our Ratings Mean?

Below you can find definitions of what we mean when we assign specific ratings to our casino reviews.

4.8 to 5These are some of the best Irish casinos we have tested. We can recommend them without hesitation.
4.5 to 4.7These casinos are excellent. While they might have room for improvement, we still recommend them.
4.0 to 4.4We think that are great casinos available online. However, there are others which are better.
3.5 to 3.9These online casinos and what they offer are average.
3.4 and belowWe don't recommend this casino with this rating.

How We Rate and Review the Best Online Casinos in Ireland

First and foremost, we thoroughly investigate the online casinos in Ireland we work with before classifying them into easy-to-navigate categories on our website. This way, we can ensure that our reviews tick all the boxes and meet the strict compliance and review criteria we demand from our players. 

IrishLuck's review process

This guarantees maximum value for the reader. Every casino on IrishLuck is filtered through a bulletproof testing facility. We check everything. 

Safety and Security Check

The online casinos we list on IrishLuck must be secure, with a solid security platform in place to protect player details.



We only recommend online casinos that have a license from reputable gambling authorities. By ensuring these commissions regulate our casinos, players can rest assured knowing that they can enjoy their online casino experience in a safe, secure and fair environment. Not only that but they are each governed by their own set of rules and laws in their jurisdictions, all in place to adhere to and sustain the aforementioned values.

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Responsible Gambling

A great online casino will list information on ways to promote responsible gambling, prevent problematic gambling and have strict rules against this. This could include temporary blocking of depositing, limits on deposits and a good selection of other preventative measures designed to keep the player safe. Where necessary, they should provide links to charities and helplines that help with problem gambling and addiction.

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SSL Certificate

Casino websites with an SSL encryption certificate guarantee that data exchanges don't risk players' data being stolen and that the website is safe when used.

Organisations That Independently Inspect Casino Safety

Organisations That Independently Inspect Casino Safety

IrishLuck ensures that online casinos comply with fair play regulations, like Cash Check and Player Check. Most of the best online casinos will be independently rated by legitimate organisations like eCOGRA, which boost casino safety as they have no ties to any authorities. If the casino cannot indicate these types of organisations, we try out games and read players' reviews to ensure fairness when providing reviews. All games listed on the online casino should have their RTP percentages clearly and publicly available on their site. Usually, we’ll find these in terms and conditions.

Games and Software Check

Games are the bread and butter of online casinos. For IrishLuck, the number of games, variety and quality provided by top software providers is of the utmost importance. 

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High-Quality Games

We ensure the casinos we list have a great selection of games from these providers, ensuring the best player experience possible.

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Top Software Providers

By ensuring that the software comes from reputable companies, we know that the games will be reliable and free from technical issues. IrishLuck focuses on industry-leading software providers, such as NetEnt, Microgaming and Red Tiger Gaming.

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Progressive Jackpots

Since these games pay out some of the biggest prizes in online casino games, IrishLuck checks whether online casinos provide this all-important class of slots for enthusiasts.

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Free Play

So casino players can test out strategies without betting money, IrishLuck likes to keep in mind whether there are games available to play for free at online casinos.

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Casino Browsing User Experience

Easy navigation and smooth operation are at the forefront of a great casino experience. IrishLuck makes sure that the web interface upholds these accessibility factors.

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Quality Downloadable Software

For those casino players that prefer to download casinos when playing, IrishLuck keeps a look out for the mobile casino playing experience to be up to par as the desktop counterpart.

Bonuses and Offers Check

Of course, every casino on IrishLuck has an exciting focal point - bonuses and promotions for online casino players. We pay close attention to other offers like birthday bonuses, no-deposit bonuses and cashbacks.

Best bonuses

Welcome Bonus

Match deposit bonuses, no-deposit bonuses, free spins, or cashback offers are among the most popular bonuses that many online casinos use to welcome players to their platforms.

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VIP Programs and Loyalty Bonus

Promotions should be available not just for new players but also for loyal players and high rollers. We also look into how frequent incentives are for faithful casino players, assessing offers at each level and checking the  Having a clear and well-structured program that benefits players with every game played is a plus. 

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Wagering Requirements

We ensure that the casinos featured on IrishLuck have easy-to-understand, clear terms and conditions accessible so players can familiarise themselves with wagering requirements and deposit terms.

Banking Options Check

With real money casinos, it’s even more important to ensure that the casinos we present on IrishLuck have a good selection of payment options. We’ve taken the time to review different payment methods, along with the pro’s & con’s when playing at an online casino in Ireland.

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Easy Deposits and Speedy Withdrawals

We make sure that all popular and reliable payment methods are available, including Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, and more.  We review the depositing and withdrawal process to make sure that the process is straightforward, non-complicated, and, most importantly, secure. Once the fun is over, we have our winnings paid out to oversee the payout times, process requests, and ensure a smooth and straightforward procedure.

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Fund and Credit Protection

It is not only the casino website that must be secure. A player's payment method details must be protected for a platform to be solid and dependable. We look for personal data encryption, ensure that no irrelevant details are requested, and that player funds are separate from the general operations of the casino.  

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Winnings and Fair RTP

Any casino worth its salt will display the RTP (return to player) on its site. IrishLuck checks that the average RTP is on the higher end and also that of individual games available in the casino, to ensure a decent payout percentage. 

Customer Service Check

Great customer service will catapult online casinos into IrishLuck's good books. When reviewing an online casino, we will ensure that their customer is the number one focus and that they offer an array of different methods of support. That may be a toll-free helpline, a 24/7 live chat service, or a contact us form.

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Informed and Quick Solutions

Having different ways for customers to reach out to casinos will work in their favour with IrishLuck. Once they’re in touch, we make sure that casinos offer quick, high-quality, and informative support no matter the hour. We test all options vigorously, submitting different requests to ensure agents are equipped to deal with player requests.

Online Casinos: Rated and Approved by IrishLuck

Through the above process, we may approve your online casino with a final rating and put all information into a thorough review, where each point is stripped back and analysed with the player’s experience at the focal point. 

Casinos are checked often to ensure that the information remains accurate and up to date. IrishLuck loves transparency which is why in every review, we list good and bad points, to give the reader a well-rounded picture of the casino.


What Makes a Bad Casino?

Unfortunately, an online casino sometimes doesn’t quite hit the mark. We don’t want to list blacklisted casinos on our site, even if we get a whiff of negative experience or reputation. Here are things that may leave a bad taste in players’ mouths. All of these factors are taken into consideration when we write a review:

  • Unclear terms and conditions
  • Lack of transparency
  • Not licensed correctly
  • Poor customer support
  • Slower than normal withdrawals
How to Get Listed on IrishLuck

How to Get Listed on IrishLuck

Looking for more players to visit your site? If you are a casino but haven't seen your brand in our review pages and want to list your casino with IrishLuck - reach out to us using the contact us page, or visit the list your casino page to find out more. We're always looking to make rewarding partnerships!