Frequently Asked Questions

Is online betting legal in Ireland?

Online betting is legal in Ireland as long as you gamble on operators with an Irish gambling licence. The operators can be either domestic or remote, but they need to have valid gambling licences.

Are online betting sites safe?

Yes, all of the online betting sites on BettingGuide are safe, legal and licensed. But, there are plenty of illegal and unlicensed betting sites, and we do not recommend signing up for any operators that are not do not feature on our site.

How do I deposit to an online betting site from Ireland?

Online betting sites accept several different payment methods, and we recommend using your debit card, or e-wallets such as Neteller or Skrill.

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How to open an online betting account in Ireland

Follow our simple step-by-step guide for creating a betting account from Ireland.

1

Choose a Bookmaker

Use our lists to compare the best betting sites that legally accept Irish customers. Click through our link and you will land on one of the exclusive sign up offers. We recommend signing up to bet365, which offers one of the best online sports betting sites in the world.

2

Complete a Registration Form

On the landing page, you will see the option to open an account, and this will take you to the registration form.

Typically, you need to enter the following:

  1. Country of Residence
  2. Your name, email address, phone number, and physical address
  3. Date of birth (to verify you are over 18)
  4. Create a login (username and password)
3

Add a Payment Method & Deposit Funds

Either during or after the registration form, you will need to enter a valid payment method to deposit funds into your betting account. Betting sites offer a wide variety of local and international payment methods. For the quickest withdrawals, we recommend using Neteller, Skrill or other e-wallets.

4

Verifying Your Identity (Account) & Payment Method

We recommend verifying your identity straight after depositing funds into your account. If you do not, you will likely run into problems when it comes to withdrawing any money. Also, some betting sites require you to verify your identity within 30 days, or they can suspend your account.

You will need to usually need to upload one copy of the front and back of either your:

  • National ID or Passport
  • National Driving License
  • Proof of Address (a utility bill or bank statement)

Sometimes, online betting sites will need to verify your payment method to make sure it is rightfully yours to use. You might be asked to send a photo of the deposit method used.

Credit card - Take a photo of the credit card and upload in the document uploader in your betting account. The photo must show the first 6 and last 4 digits the name and expiry date. You can cover the other digits for security reasons.

Neteller, Skrill and other e-wallets - You can verify your e-wallet by uploading a screenshot showing your email, account number and your name on your e-wallet account.

Bank transfer - You can send a copy of a bank statement or screenshot of your online banking account showing your name, last 6 digits of your bank account number and the bank logo/name.

If you have any problems uploading the documents or verifying your account, be sure to contact the live chat of the operator for further assistance and advice.