There are a number of things that have been going on in the Irish casino news recently and probably the most interesting to Irish online casino players is the fact that Paddy Power casino is getting a new Chief Executive when Patrick Kennedy steps down at the end of the year. The new man at the online casino company is Andy McCue although he is not new to Paddy Power having been with the company for more than 8 years and currently holds the position of head of UK and Ireland retail operations. Also in the Irish casino news at casinos.ie it was reported in May last year that a well known poker player had been accused of cheating at Baccarat in a casino in London but it has now reached the courts and the poker player, Mr Ivey, is suing the casino to obtain his winnings of nearly £8 million. The argument is that he was not cheating but merely recognising different patterns on the back of the cards which information was available to anyone and the casino could have avoided it by changing the cards after the shoe was emptied. Fortunately online casinos do not have this sort of problem but it sounds like one of those cases that could drag on for a long time. In other casino news it is reported that the Philippines is trying to attack the dominance of Macau in the casino world by opening two resort style casinos in the capital Manila both of which are targeted to open by the end of the year. There is some concern in reports on the online casino news that even with 500 room hotels there is not enough space to support the casinos which have around 300 gaming tables and 1200 slot machines each. Most of the business is expected to come from overseas visitors.