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Reporter: Devin O'Connor

Devin O'Connor is a senior reporter for Casino.org, covering politics, casino business, entertainment and gaming news on the East Coast.

Devin's passion for politics and background in the world of pop culture television gives 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. 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.

Contact Devin at devin.oconnor@casino.org.

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5463 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Wondr Nation Donates $250K to Responsible Gaming Research at UConn

Wondr Nation, the digital gaming unit of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, this week announced a major donation to fund responsible gaming research at the University of Connecticut. The Mashantucket, which own and operate Foxwoods Resort Casino in the tribe's home state...

Devin O'Connor October 3, 2023
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MGM Resorts a Presenting Sponsor of Upcoming Las Vegas Pride Parade

For the 16th consecutive year, MGM Resorts International is a presenting sponsor of the Las Vegas Pride Parade and Festival. Scheduled for this Friday, October 6, in downtown Las Vegas, the Parade preshow begins at 6 p.m. local time. The Parade will...

Devin O'Connor October 3, 2023
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Pennsylvania Gaming Board Says PSA About Leaving Kids Unattended is Paying Off

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) this week released its 2022-2023 Annual Report. The 44-page summary highlights the state gaming industry's accomplishments over the past 12 months and celebrates the financial benefits the commonwealth is receiving because of the robust gaming market....

Devin O'Connor October 3, 2023
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Urban One, Would-Be Richmond Casino Developer, Faces Nasdaq Delisting

Urban One, the radio and television conglomerate seeking approval from voters in Richmond to build an integrated casino resort in the Virginia capital, is facing delisting from the Nasdaq stock exchange for regulatory violations. Urban One has traded on the Nasdaq under...

Devin O'Connor October 3, 2023
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Taylor Swift Bringing ‘Swifties’ to Sports Betting, Data Suggests

Love it or hate it, one of the biggest storylines this NFL season through week four is Taylor Swift's budding romance with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce. After celebrity gossip speculated about the amorousness, Swift, a 12-time Grammy Award winner, attended...

Devin O'Connor October 2, 2023
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Jay-Z Fundraiser at Ocean Casino Sparks Tom Brady, Kim Kardashian Rumors

Jay-Z held a star-studded fundraiser over the weekend at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City on behalf of the Reform Alliance, a nonprofit aiming "to transform probation and parole by changing laws, systems, and culture to create real pathways to work and...

Devin O'Connor October 2, 2023
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Nevada Supreme Court to Rule if Booking Sites Paid Adequate Room Taxes

The Nevada Supreme Court last Thursday moved forward with a case that alleges third-party internet travel sites like Orbitz and Expedia have not properly paid the state its share of room taxes. A lawsuit was brought last year through private action filed...

Devin O'Connor October 2, 2023
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Atlantic City Casinos Generate Record Tax Revenue Largely Because of iGaming

When New Jersey legalized casinos in Atlantic City more than four decades ago, state lawmakers mandated that gambling would benefit not only the beach region, but the entire state. The state established the Casino Revenue Fund in 1976 ahead of the first...

Devin O'Connor October 2, 2023
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Powerball Moves Past $1B Mark, as Jackpot Skirts Players for 32nd Straight Drawing

The Powerball drawing for Monday night will be just the fourth time in the lottery game's history that the top prize is worth more than 10 digits. Powerball on Saturday night evaded players again, as no ticket matched the drawn numbers of...

Devin O'Connor October 1, 2023
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September Storm Rattles Macau, Gaming Revenue Drops 13 Percent

Macau readied for a significant storm in early September that resulted in the local government ordering its six casino operators to temporarily shutter their resorts. Typhoon Saola in late August reported sustained winds of more than 120 mph as the powerful and...

Devin O'Connor October 1, 2023