The word “Lottery” is used synonymously for for several different ways to bet. These are:
For more details on each of these, see our Ways To Engage page.
Bet-On-Jackpot, however, is perhaps the most confusing. For example, in Ireland you have the following options:
On the face of it, these two options look identical - the same stake, the same prize, the same odds of winning on the same numbers/results.
However, there are key differences to be aware of:
|Official Irish Lotto||Bet-On-Jackpot Irish Lotto|
|Jackpot Size||Dependent on number of tickets sold and rollovers||Copy of Official Irish Lotto|
|Charity Donations||~30% of tickets go to good causes||No requirement to donate to good causes|
|Where Can You Live||Must be Irish resident||No requirement to be Irish resident. Bet from many other countries depending on local gambling laws|
|Welcome Offer Available?||No||Usually, yes. Check with operator.|
|Is It Legal?||Yes. Players must be 18+||Yes. Bettors must be 18+|
Using a Bet-On-Jackpot operator, such as Lottoland, is a perfectly legal and safe way to bet on Irish Lotto and other international lotteries. However, it’s important to be aware of the differences between buying an official ticket and placing a bet.
If you live locally, you might prefer to buy an official ticket to know that ~30% of your ticket price is going to good causes locally. If you live abroad, Bet-On-Jackpot might be your only option for betting on International lotteries.
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