It is all Paddy Power in the Irish casino news as we go into 2016 and probably the largest piece of that is the tie up with fellow online gambling operator Betfair which was of course announced last year but is now in the regulatory stage during which time it will be decided whether the combined group has too much market share. The online casino market should not be too much of an issue as Betfair does not have online casinos but the online gambling on sports markets could become an issue. According to reports in the Irish casino news Paddy Power casino had a very good year last year although of course official numbers are not yet released which will be good news for the new Chief Executive Andy McCue who was only appointed earlier in the year. It is assumed that the online casino business has continued to grow and although it is not at the top of the online casinos list according to casinos.ie it is still a very good online casino offering. Incidentally if you are thinking about joining an online casino and Paddy Power casino sounds good to you then they are still offering €5 free plus a combination of casino bonuses over your first three deposits which could add up to €500. This casino bonus which has been previously in the Irish casino news is a three stage bonus with a 100% match of your first casino deposit up to €200 followed by a 50% match of your second deposit up to €100 and then reverting to a 100% match of your third casino deposit again up to €200 which sounds a bit strange but the online casino must have its reasons. There are of course other online casinos available to the Irish casino player so take a look around with the help of casinos.ie and then decide.