The Irish casino news is all good this week with Irish bookmaker Paddy Power announcing new jobs in the Head Office. In total it is reported in the Irish casino news that there will be 600 posts to be filled over the next couple of years in the aptly named “Power Tower” in Clonskeagh near Dublin and this is in addition to a steady increase in employment this year. It is reported in the Irish casino news that the online casino and other online gambling business seems to be taking over from the traditional shops as people appreciate the convenience and anonymity of casino play from home and it is this which is creating high end jobs in such fields as e-commerce, technology and online marketing. Taoiseach Enda Kenny is particularly pleased and is reported in the Irish casino news as saying “Paddy Power’s announcement shows how Irish companies can embrace change and respond to new opportunities”. “I commend the company on its commitment to Ireland and in particular its commitment to retaining and developing Irish graduates.”Paddy Power chief executive Patrick Kennedy also responded in the Irish casino news by confirming his support for the Irish community by saying “We are a business born and bred in Ireland and we take pride in continuing to create high quality jobs with the associated economic multiplier effect in this country, particularly given the current economic challenges”. Interestingly enough Mr Kennedy also took the opportunity of being in the Irish casino news to reinforce his support for a better licensing regime by saying “We welcome the Government’s introduction of a licensing regime and commitment to a robust regulatory framework which will sustain and attract investment”. The online casino and other online business has been growing for several years now and is quoted in some areas in the Irish casino news as contributing up to 80% of operating profit.