We have previously reported in the Irish casino news that Ladbrokes casino has been looking at acquisitions and that the online or digital division was apparently not performing as expected so it should come as no surprise when we see reports in the casino news that Richard Ames, the head of that division “has ceased to perform his executive duties with immediate effect”. He will be replaced by Mark Grimes who until now has been Technology Director. The online casino is of course only a part of the digital division but at casinos.ie we can find not much wrong with it and will continue to recommend it to our readers. Ladbrokes does have plans to introduce a new online sports betting in the fourth quarter of this year but there is disappointment that delays have caused the company to miss the start of the football season. Meanwhile Paddy Power is in the Irish casino news for once again pushing the boundaries of advertising and this time upsetting the organising committee of the Olympic Games in London England. According to casino news sources Paddy Power have advertising hoardings around London stating that Paddy Power is the “official sponsor of the largest athletics event in London this year” but adding “ahem, London France that is” where in fact Paddy Power has sponsored an egg and spoon race. Locog, the Olympics organising committee initially sought for the advertisements to be removed but later decided to take no action. This has nothing to do with online casinos but we thought you might be interested anyway. Paddy Power casino has also been making progress on the project to enter the US market by gaining a “preliminary finding of suitability” issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Online casinos are still illegal in the USA and as far as we know Paddy Power has no firm plans in this direction.