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About Us

Welcome to TopRatedCasinos.ie, the best online casino comparison resource tailored to Ireland’s gambling market. We believe casino discovery and comparison should be easy and enjoyable, and the site has been built from the ground up to help you find your ideal online casino in September 2021. Let’s dive into how we do it.

Our Approach

User-Focused Online Casino Comparison
TopRatedCasinos.ie is an online casino comparison website. No matter your gambling preferences, your favourite online payment method, or the size of your bankroll, there’s sure to be an online casino featured here that will meet your needs. You can either consult the master list on our homepage or navigate to the rankings dedicated to other factors, whether that’s the best blackjack casinos, the best places to pay by phone bill, or anything in-between.
Dedicated to Quality
All of the content on TopRatedCasinos.ie is thoroughly researched and polished to a fine sheen before it’s published. We’re committed to ensuring everything you read on site is credible, trustworthy, and rooted in fact, and we’re sure to detail our references, too. Our rankings are updated regularly, with every featured site having been hand-picked by our team of casino experts. The homepage covers the best of the best, while other casinos may be more prominent on feature-specific pages, such as our list of Ireland’s best slot sites.
Committed to Promoting Responsible Gambling
It’s an unfortunate fact that gambling poses a risk to people’s wellbeing, and we’re dedicated to presenting information about the industry in a realistic and thoughtful way. We work hard to ensure our users are aware of gambling’s risks, the warning signs of problems, and who can provide impartial and professional advice.

How We Review Gambling Sites

We’re well-versed in the things that matter when it comes to quality online casinos, and our team of expert reviewers work hard to ensure no stone is left unturned in our unbiased reviews. Here’s a rundown of the factors we consider when it comes to reviewing, ranking, and recommending Ireland’s best online casinos.

  • Every site listed on TopRatedCasinos.ie holds a gambling licence, and we strongly urge users to only play at licensed sites. Ireland’s gambling licensing strategy is predicated on sites holding a licence from a reputable awarding body. The UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority, for example, are two such regulators. Such regulation, and the subsequent approval to offer gambling services to Irish users, makes it very unlikely that players will encounter foul play at a licensed online casino in Ireland. Regular audits on a site’s games, the assurance of SSL encryption on all customer transactions and data, and a host of ethical considerations are just a few of the requirements for holding an online casino licence. Any site found to be in breach of licensing requirements risks severe penalties and even the potential for having its licence revoked. Players are also afforded a strong degree of legal protection if a site fails to uphold its licensing requirements.
  • The meat and potatoes of any online casino are the games offered. We’re interested in both the breadth and depth of each site’s games library, meaning we want to see as much variety and choice as possible. A large collection of slots, a host of blackjack and roulette options, a strong live casino library, and much more are available at the very best online casinos, and we take the time to highlight the strengths and weaknesses in each site’s game selection. Quality is vitally important too, and a big indicator of this is in the software developers represented in the library.
  • There is no shortage of online casino game software developers around the world, but there are a number of notable standouts whose reputations precede them. An online casino offering titles from the likes of NetEnt, Playtech, Microgaming, and Evolution Gaming, to name just a few, will often get a tick in our book. There are many more developers out there, of course, and we also consider the number of developers present in a site’s games library. The more the merrier.
  • Welcome bonuses are one of the many ways online casinos vie for your attention in a crowded market, and we make sure to assess the quality of a site’s bonus offering as we write our reviews. A bonus’s monetary value, for example, might be hindered by steep wagering requirements, restrictions on the games you can play with it, time limits, winnings caps, and more. In short, we like to figure out how good a bonus really is, and which kinds of players the welcome bonus is best suited to. The freebies don’t often run dry once you’ve claimed your welcome bonus, either, and we’re keen to see extensive promotional packages running throughout the week to reward your time spent at the site. VIP sections, comp points, and more all come under the microscope, too.
  • Aesthetics are only skin deep, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate an attractive and well-organised site. Theming and interactivity can have a big impact on your overall enjoyment at an online casino, and we’re particularly impressed by sites that offer a wealth of filtering options to make it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.
  • Mobile-optimised websites are the absolute minimum we expect from a top online casino. Sites should perform just as well on smartphones and tablets as they do on desktops, with interfaces that adapt to the smaller screen and offer precise touchscreen controls being an absolute necessity. While lacking one isn’t a deal-breaker, we also like to see native mobile apps offered by the best online casinos. Apps tend to offer the most tailored experiences, and easy access to push notifications makes it easy to keep track of the latest offers and game releases.
  • There are dozens of ways to make payments online, and the options offered by a gambling site are another factor we consider during our reviews. The more options available, the better. Not only are we interested in seeing the most popular payment methods on the menu, such as PayPal, Boku, and Paysafecard, we’re also hot on the payout speeds available. Fast payout casinos are often a winner with users, and we love to see same-day payouts on at least some of the available withdrawal methods.
  • In an ideal world, you would never need to get in touch with customer services. While the sites we recommend are licensed and offer strong performance across desktop and mobile platforms, the occasional technical hitch or touch of confusion can raise their heads from time to time. It’s therefore very important to have easy access to top-notch customer support. 24-hour contact options are always welcome, as is a large number of channels to access it through. Live chat, email, telephone, and social media options are commonplace at the top-rated casinos, and the sites offering them all tend to score highly.
  • Standing out from the crowd is no small feat, and many online casinos work hard to offer unique and innovative features you won’t find elsewhere. We take a look over each site to see what they offer outside the norm and assess whether these special features are worth users’ time.

How We Generate Revenue

TopRatedCasinos.ie is completely free for our users, and you’ll never be charged for using our comparison tools. With that in mind, along with the fact we don’t display ads on the site, you might be wondering how we make money.

In short, we get a commission each time a user clicks through to an online casino from our site. You can rest assured, however, that this has no bearing on how we review and rank the best online casinos. Your trust is extremely important to us, and we’re also appreciative of the fact that users support us simply by using the site for what it was made to do. We never seek to mislead our users, and we are committed to telling the absolute truth about a gambling site irrespective of our commercial relationship with it.

Our goal is to help you find an online casino that meets your needs, and twisting the truth is no way to achieve this. We only recommend sites that are licensed and offer great experiences, the features that our users care about the most.

Why You Can Trust Us

We're Unbiased and Transparent
We are 100% independent. As an independent affiliate, we are free to produce reviews and guides that are honest, unbiased, and accurate. Despite having commercial relationships with the online casinos we promote, you can trust that these relationships have no bearing on how we present the facts. In short, we say it like it is and always will.
We're Experts in our Field
Our team is bursting at the seams with expertise, and we have decades of combined experience in the gambling and marketing spaces. You can trust that all of the content published on-site comes through this experience filter, whether that’s in terms of accuracy, understanding of what gamblers find valuable, or how to promote the industry in a responsible way.
User Safety is our Top Priority
We never feature online casinos or gambling sites that don’t hold a valid gambling licence from a reputable awarding body. This means that every site listed here is held to extremely high standards of fairness, security, and trust –– any online gambling site that breaches these standards will face expensive penalties and potential licence revocation. While this in itself doesn’t guarantee a perfect gambling experience, it certainly makes the sites we feature much safer to play at than unlicensed alternatives.

TopRatedCasinos.ie in Numbers

65+ online casino reviews
85+ guides and rankings
15+ featured casino operators
25+ Spotlight articles

"Our mission is to make casino discovery and comparison easy, enjoyable, and successful, and the foundation of this is the honesty and integrity with which we operate. We are 100% committed to delivering a service that’s worthy of your time and trust, and we’re very proud of how many users we’ve helped to find their ideal online gambling experience."

— Luke Eales
Founder and CEO

Meet the Team

Our team is composed of content experts, tech specialists, and marketing gurus, and we all have a shared passion for the gambling industry. Our collaborative culture runs through everything we do, and the site as a whole is the product of our collective skills and passion for delivering great user experiences. We work tirelessly to enhance the site and its capabilities, all with the express purpose of making gambling site discovery and comparison a breeze for our growing ranks of happy customers.

Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett
Editor
daniel@topratedcasinos.ie
Daniel is an Editor at TopRatedCasinos.ie with a wealth of experience in delivering top quality content across online gambling affiliate sites. In his spare time he's a passionate NBA fan, follower of Liverpool FC, and photographer.
Marcus Lawrence
Editor
marcus@topratedcasinos.ie
Marcus is an Editor at TopRatedCasinos.ie, responsible for delivering and maintaining high-quality gambling guides, rankings, how-tos, and more. Outside the world of online casinos, Marcus is a West Ham fan, music enthusiast, and
Ben Miles
Staff Writer
ben@topratedcasinos.ie
Ben is a Writer at TopRatedCasinos.ie specialising in online casino games and sports betting gambling sites. He's a keen football and cricket fan, and has been featured in a range of music publications including Clash and The Line of Best Fit.

Meet our Contributors

Our in-house team is supported by a stellar lineup of contributors who share our passion for excellence and gambling expertise. Whether they’re working on guide pages, casino reviews, slot summaries, or Spotlight news and features, our external writers are an integral part of our site’s success.

Our Story

TopRatedCasinos.ie was founded in Spring 2018 as a sister site to TopRatedCasinos.co.uk. Building on the successes of the UK site, TopratedCasinos.ie has grown into one of the leading online casino comparison resources in Ireland, and we’re working hard to make the site better all the time.

TopRatedCasinos.co.uk launched as a fresh online casino comparison resource seeking to cut through the noise and uncover the best online casinos
TopRatedCasinos.ie launched to cater specifically to our Irish users. Since its launch, TRC.ie has helped hundreds of casino players in Ireland find the best gambling site for their needs and interests
TopRatedBetting.com launched as a sports betting companion site to TopRatedCasinos
Industry charity GamCare provided training to our in-house team to solidify our understanding of best practices for responsible online gambling promotion
TRC.ie’s Spotlight news was launched, focusing on regulatory changes and Irish gambling news as Ireland’s gambling legislation undergoes a long-awaited review
We’re thrilled to launch our much-anticipated site redesign, offering a cleaner presentation, clear navigation tools, faster performance, and new casino comparison features
Ireland's #1 Online Casino Comparison Site

Responsible Gambling

Gambling is an entertaining and storied pastime, but it’s important to be realistic about the risks involved. Because of the way it plays on the brain’s reward systems, gambling can be addictive and a minority of players will develop problematic habits and even addiction. The damage such behaviours can do to a person’s finances, personal relationships, and mental health is far-reaching. 

We’re 100% committed to surfacing these risks, helping our users to understand the tactics and tools available to protect themselves, and ensuring our users can recognise the warning signs of problem gambling and addiction. Impartial help, advice, and treatment are available for sufferers and for the people close to them, and we make sure the organisations and charities ha can offer support are well-represented across the site.

Get in Touch

If you want to learn more about TopRatedCasinos.ie or have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We love to hear from our users, and we’re always open-minded about new ideas, suggestions, and feedback.

Phone

+44 (0) 20 3950 1860

Address

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