Devin O'Connor

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Gaming Legislation, Politics, Casino Business, Entertainment----Devin O’Connor’s passion for politics and background in the world of pop culture television give him insight into the gaming industry backstories that often drive news these days. After graduating from Penn State University with a theater arts degree, he worked at MTV Networks/Viacom from 2005 to 2010 as a writer and producer, where his credits included Total Request Live, New Year's Eve specials, and a special featuring poker superstar Daniel Negreanu. He later moved on to the HGTV/DIY Network, where he created, wrote, and produced three series specials: That's So House Hunters, That's So 80s, and That's So 90s. Devin came on board with Casino.org in 2014. He lives in Pennsylvania, and is an avid marathoner, having completed 15 races to date. Email: devin.oconnor@casino.org

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Las Vegas gaming revenue

Las Vegas Stumbles to Begin 2021, January Casino Win Down Nearly 44 Percent

It might be a new year, but for Las Vegas casinos, the same old problems they endured in 2020 remain. The most critical market in the US casino industry kicked off 2021 in troublesome fashion. Casinos along the Las Vegas Strip collectively...

Devin O'Connor February 25, 2021
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Richmond, Virginia Casino War Adds Two Suitors, as Golden Nugget and Poarch Indians Enter Fray

The potential casino license in Richmond , Virginia, has quickly become the most contested resort opportunity in the state's forthcoming gaming market. Last year, Virginia lawmakers and Gov. Ralph Northam (D) passed legislation that allows voters in five economically troubled cities to...

Devin O'Connor February 25, 2021
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Atlantic City Amid Housing Boom, as Region’s Gaming Industry Struggles

The original version of the Monopoly board game is based on Atlantic City. And there has been plenty of buying and selling of properties recently in the New Jersey town. The nine casinos in Atlantic City are continue to struggle because of...

Devin O'Connor February 24, 2021
Empire City New York casino expansion

Poll: New York Residents Support Casino Expansion at Empire City, Resorts World

A majority of registered voters in New York, a new poll finds, support casino expansion in the wake of COVID-19. The coronavirus pandemic has only further damaged New York's budget woes. The state budget deficit is now an estimated $14.5 billion. Asked...

Devin O'Connor February 24, 2021
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Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inks Deal for New York Internet Casino Market Access

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has struck a deal with Tioga Downs Casino Resort in New York. The partnership gives GNOG market access to operate an online casino should the state one day move to legalize such gambling. GNOG and Tioga Downs...

Devin O'Connor February 24, 2021
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South Dakota Mobile Sports Betting Bill Dead, While North Dakota iGaming Advances

North and South Dakota are collectively known as the Dakotas, but residents have long had their differences. Lawmakers in the two states also have varying opinions when it comes to online gaming. During the November 2020 election, a ballot referendum asking voters...

Devin O'Connor February 24, 2021
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Tiger Woods Future Unknown Following Car Crash, Odds Removed from Books

Tiger Woods was involved in a single-car accident this morning in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. He sustained multiple leg injuries, and is currently in surgery, his agent Mark Steinberg confirmed. The severity and extent of his injuries remained unknown as of 5:30...

Devin O'Connor February 23, 2021
UK betting shops high street

High Street Betting Shops to Reopen April 12, as PM Johnson Unveils Economic Restart

English betting shops have been closed since January 5, but there is hope on the horizon for the high street businesses. Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week unveiled his "roadmap to reopen the country." The four-stage plan, he says, is "cautious but...

Devin O'Connor February 23, 2021
Macau Hengqin checkpoint train

Macau Targeting 2025 for Cotai Strip to Hengqin Island Rail Line

Officials in Macau are targeting 2025 to complete a railway transportation system linking the islands of Cotai and Hengqin. The Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) rail system currently serves much of the Cotai area. The transportation network runs from the Taipa Ferry...

Devin O'Connor February 23, 2021
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Bally’s Ups Richmond, Virginia Stakes, Presents $650M Casino Proposal

Add Bally's Corporation to the list of casino operators interested in investing in Richmond, Va. This week, officials in Richmond confirmed the interest of The Cordish Companies and another pitch from a partnership between Urban One and Colonial Downs. So far, Bally's...

Devin O'Connor February 23, 2021