We have been anticipating a move from the Betfair Chief Executive David Yu for some time but in recent Irish casino news is the announcement that Breon Corcoran is leaving his post as Chief Operating Officer at Paddy Power to take over from Mr Yu. Mr Corcoran has been at Paddy Power since 2001 and was appointed to his current position in the summer of last year having been instrumental in the expansion of the online division of Paddy Power and we have recently reported in the Irish casino news about the new online casino that is now available at Paddy Power casino. Mr Corcoran is not due to take up his new position until next summer but Irish casino news believes that he has already left employment at Paddy Power and that a series of new appointments have already been announced. It is believed that the departure of Mr Corcoran will be a loss to Paddy Power but the new appointments will according to Chief Executive Patrick Kennedy “help drive the business forward”. Irish casino news has learned that new appointments at Paddy Power include Eamonn Toland who is put in charge of the North America business having been in charge of telephone betting; Peter O’Donovan is now Managing Director of the online and technology division and Christopher Coyne is in charge of the Paddy Power.com operation. These are quite large changes but the casino news suggest that the new people have been with Paddy Power for some time and should therefore slot into their new roles quite easily. All of this should make no immediate difference to you as a player at Paddy Power casino although we should expect some developments in the medium term especially the North American division where online casinos are still illegal..