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

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Cameron Murphy
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What Goes Into a Casino Review?

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

IrishLuck's review process

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


License We only recommend online casinos that have a license from reputable gambling authorities. By ensuring our casinos are regulated by these commissions, 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 above values.

  • malta-gaming-authorityMalta Gaming Authority
  • Logo image for United Kingdom (UKGC)UK Gambling Commission
  • Logo image for Gibraltar (GRA)Government of Gibraltar
  • Logo image for Alderney (AGCC)Alderney Gambling Control Commission
  • Logo image for Curaçao (CGCB) licenseCuraçao eGaming
  • ecogra-logo-1eCOGRA Certified Casinos

High-Quality Games

nullAt IrishLuck, we have a great relationship with many of the industry-leading software providers, such as NetEnt, Microgaming and Red Tiger Gaming. We ensure that the casinos we list have a great selection of games from these providers, ensuring the best player experience possible.

Through this, we can also check that there is a wide selection of games for players to enjoy. By ensuring that the software comes from reputable companies, we know that the games will be reliable and free from technical issues.

Payment Options

Casino Payment MethodsWith 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.

We make sure that all popular and safe 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.  

Customer Service

customer supportGreat customer service will catapult online casinos into IrishLuck's good books. When reviewing an online casino, we will make sure 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.

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, often submitting a plethora of different requests to ensure agents are equipped to deal with player requests.

Fair Games

Slots iconIrishLuck 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 organisations like eCOGRA, with the monthly payout percentages publicly available on the site. Usually, we’ll find these in terms and conditions. 

All games listed on the casino should have their RTP percentages clearly available online. How we ensure Fair Games on our Casinos Reviews:

  • We play the game ourselves
  • We list games from reputable providers
  • Player feedback 
  • We’re industry experts! 

Winnings & Fast Payouts

nullOur reviewers are more familiar than different online games and through this are qualified to give you an accurate low-down through their reviews, these include card games, table games, live casinos and more. Once the fun is over, we have our winnings paid out so that we can oversee the payout times and ensure a smooth and straightforward process. 

Bonuses and Offers

nullOf course, every casino on IrishLuck has an exciting focal point - welcome bonuses and promotions for existing customers. We pay close attention to other offers like birthday bonuses, loyalty schemes and VIP programs.

We make sure that the casinos on IrishLuck clearly display their welcome bonus, making it easy to understand the terms and conditions accessible so players can familiarise themselves with wagering requirements and deposit terms.  

Responsible Gambling & Credit Protection

secure and trustworthy casinosWe only review online casinos that are licenced by a reputable gambling commission. Their website must be secure, with a solid security platform in place to protect player details including payment information. A good online casino will list information on ways to 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.

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. Irish Luck 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 at times, an online casino doesn’t quite make the grade. We don’t want to list any dodgy 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 player’s mouths. 

  • Unclear terms and conditions
  • Lack of transparency
  • Not licensed correctly
  • Poor customer support
  • Slower than normal withdrawals

All of these are taken into consideration when we write a review. If you are a casino and want to list your casino with Irish Luck - reach out to us using the contact us page, or visit the list your casino page to find out more. 

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