Celebrating Saint Patrick's Day at Casumo

Ireland is known for its amazing luck, so much so that they’ve even got their own saying ‘The luck of the Irish‘. To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we wanted to find out exactly which Irish names are considered to be the luckiest, the cream of the crop.

We interviewed 1000 Irish people and found that the names John and Mary are considered the luckiest in Ireland. We then looked at which casino games these people were playing (scroll down to see the full results).

Respondents were asked whether they thought themselves as lucky and this revealed a clear trend of Dubliners believing they have innate lucky tendencies. Meanwhile those from Ulster had the least number of people saying that they have good luck.

We asked 1000 Irish People:

Click the drop down above to sort out the information by location, age, and sex.

Question 2 revealed people’s beliefs on luck with over half of Irish respondents believing that lucky people create their own luck.

John was the luckiest Irish male name while…

Mary was the luckiest Irish female name.

Lucky Irish Stories

For question six we asked our 1000 Irish people to recount some of their lucky tales. Here are some of the highlights:

Invited to Old Trafford to watch Man Utd v Liveprool even though I support Everton. In the stadium me Pele, sat beside Roy Keane during the match and won the match ball in a guess the crowd competition.


I found fifty euros on the ground once and five euros on the very next day, both on the ground outside!


Sitting in a bar one day I overheard a guy nearby talking quite loudly on the phone about a horse race. I put a small bet on the National on this horse Bobby Jo. The horse won an I made 200 euros!


Meeting my wife! We met accidentally online due to a mix up with a friend request and ended up being two sides of the same coin. I being artistic and her being academic.


Not sure if it’s classed a luck or not. We were told to say goodbye to our newborn son. He was two days old. They gave him zero chance of survival. He pulled through… I felt like the luckiest person in the world. Still do!


While driving a friends car through dense fog and suddenly stopped and got out to try figure where I was only to realise I had stopped inches from a river edge! I was way lucky there, as were the 3 other passengers in the car!

Top 10 Casino Games Played in Ireland

We looked at the Casumo stats over the past year to see if we could find any patterns on which casino games Irish people were playing. We found these games were the most played in Ireland!

  1. Book of Dead
  2. Starburst
  3. White Rabbit
  4. Book of Ra Deluxe
  5. Mighty Arthur
  6. Foxin Wins
  7. Big Bad Wolf
  8. Mega Fortune Dreams
  9. Pink Elephants
  10. Gonzos Quest

Play Rainbow Riches

If you want an Irish themed slots fix make sure to play the new version of Rainbow Riches –  Rainbow Riches Fortune Favours at our online casino as well as many more Irish-luck themed slot games.

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