Devin O'Connor

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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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4602 stories by Devin O'Connor

Philadelphia Inquirer Pennsylvania casinos unattended children

Philadelphia Inquirer Scolds Pennsylvania PSA About Unattended Children

The Philadelphia Inquirer has come out in opposition to the state's vast expansion of commercial gambling. That's after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) launched a campaign to address the ongoing problem of gamblers leaving children unattended in their vehicles while they...

Devin O'Connor November 27, 2022
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Macau Six Casino Operators Win New 10-Year Gaming Licenses, Genting Bid Rejected

The Macau six, aka the six current casino firms licensed to operate games of fortune in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR), have been named the provisional winners of the enclave's competitive bidding period. Macau casino licenses for the Chinese subsidiaries of...

Devin O'Connor November 26, 2022
Las Vegas Strip casinos Black Friday Cyber Monday

Las Vegas Casinos Offering Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals

In Las Vegas, the house always wins, at least the old adage goes. But today through Monday, some of the Strip's marque properties are offering deep discounts on future casino hotel guestrooms. Though Black Friday is winding down, many Las Vegas casinos...

Devin O'Connor November 25, 2022
Macau casino licenses China gambling

Macau to Announce Casino 10-Year Licensing Winners Nov. 26

At 11 a.m. local time tomorrow, Macau is expected to announce the winners of its competitive bidding process that will determine which six gaming operators are granted market access in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) beginning Jan. 1, 2023. The gaming...

Devin O'Connor November 25, 2022
Hard Rock Bristol casino Virginia gambling

Hard Rock Bristol Casino Donates Nearly 200 Turkeys to Local Virginia Food Bank

Hard Rock Bristol doesn't plan to open its permanent casino resort until the summer of 2024, as construction is expected to take until then to complete the $400 million project. But the resort's temporary casino space, which opened in July, is already...

Devin O'Connor November 24, 2022
Raphael Warnock Herschel Walker Georgia odds runoff

Sen. Raphael Warnock Favored for Georgia Runoff, Herschel Walker Odds Lengthen

Georgia's Democratic US Sen. Raphael Warnock is the betting front-runner for the runoff election to determine who occupies the state's junior US Senate seat come January 2023. Warnock narrowly topped his Republican challenger, former football great Herschel Walker, during the Nov. 8...

Devin O'Connor November 24, 2022
New York City casino gambling Yankees Mets

New York City Casino Bidding War Latest ‘Subway Series’ Between Yankees and Mets

Next year, New York City will become a qualifying host region for commercial casinos. But with only one license expected to be available through a competitive bidding process, Gotham's most powerful individuals are flexing their financial muscles and influence in hopes of...

Devin O'Connor November 24, 2022
Atlantic Club Atlantic City casino condominium

Former Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City to Become Luxury Condominiums

The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel's closing in January 2014 sparked a chain reaction of resorts closing in the New Jersey beachfront gaming town. Three additional Atlantic City casinos closed that same year -- Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza -- and the Trump...

Devin O'Connor November 24, 2022
Maryland online sports betting sportsbook promo

Maryland Online Sports Betting Finally Begins, Seven Platforms Taking Wagers

Maryland online sports betting is finally live more than two years after state voters authorized such gambling. This morning at 9 am EST, seven online sportsbooks in Maryland began taking real money bets. People aged 21 and older inside the state can...

Devin O'Connor November 23, 2022
Macau casinos tender license concession

Macau to Soon Announce Casino Tender Winners, Current Six Operators Favored

The Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) government is expected to announce the six winners of its casino bidding term sometime before mid-December 2022, a new report suggests. TDM Radio, a public broadcast media outlet in Macau that provides content in the region's...

Devin O'Connor November 23, 2022

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