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 population Nevada Clark County

Las Vegas Population Forecast to Increase More Than 40 Percent

The Las Vegas population is an estimated 2.38 million people as of the end of 2020. UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) says it will only grow over the next four decades. Southern Nevada real estate agents, commercial and residential...

Devin O'Connor July 24, 2021
Powerball Idaho Lottery tickets

Idaho Powerball Ticket Price Increasing Next Month to $3, Power Play Mandatory

Idaho Lottery officials are revamping Powerball, the primary change being that the price to play will soon become more expensive.  Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said this week that beginning with the Monday, August 23 draw, Powerball tickets in the state will...

Devin O'Connor July 23, 2021
Resorts World Sentosa Singapore COVID-19 Sands

Resorts World Sentosa Casino Remains Open, as Neighboring Sands Shutters

Resorts World Sentosa says its casino space will remain open despite Singapore retreating to a more restrictive COVID-19 phase amid rising coronavirus case numbers. In the past five days, Singapore has confirmed 816 new COVID-19 infections. As a result of the surge,...

Devin O'Connor July 23, 2021
Star Entertainment Crown Resorts casino inquiry

Star Entertainment Rescinds $6.6B Crown Offer, Cites Melbourne Inquiry

Star Entertainment has withdrawn its AU$9 billion (US$6.64 billion) buyout offer of rival Australian casino operator Crown Resorts. Star Entertainment, the smaller of the two Aussie casino groups, cited the growing assumption in Victoria that Crown will lose its casino license for...

Devin O'Connor July 23, 2021
New Jersey Republicans Atlantic City casino smoking

New Jersey Republicans Seeking State Office Running on Anti-Casino Smoking Platforms

New Jersey Republicans seeking state office have taken positions opposing ongoing tobacco smoking inside Atlantic City casinos. Assemblyman Vince Polistina (R-Egg Harbor) and Don Guardian, the former Republican mayor of Atlantic City, say they both oppose allowing gamblers to light up inside...

Devin O'Connor July 23, 2021
Macau casinos Henan flood China

Macau Casinos Donate Millions of Dollars for Henan Flood Relief

Macau casinos are located more than 600 miles south of the Henan province and its Zhengzhou capital city, where heavy rains and flooding continue to ravage the area. But that isn't preventing the six commercial gaming operators from donating to relief efforts....

Devin O'Connor July 22, 2021
Wakayama casino resort IR Japan

Wakayama Officially Names Clairvest Group Integrated Casino Resort Partner

The Wakayama Prefecture is formally moving forward with an integrated casino resort pitch from Toronto-based Clairvest Group. Known as the "Kingdom of Fruit" for its long claims of producing the most perfect mandarin, Wakayama officials are hoping its casino resort ambitions turn...

Devin O'Connor July 22, 2021
Chicago sports betting Wrigley

Chicago Sports Betting Ban Remains, But City Officials Motion to Lift Restriction

Chicago sports betting within the city limits remains a prohibited activity. But some officials are hoping to soon end that regulation. Illinois legalized sports betting in 2019. It came by way of a major gaming expansion package signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker...

Devin O'Connor July 22, 2021
Red Rock Resorts Station Casinos union

Red Rock Casino Resort Ordered to Negotiate with Las Vegas Union

Red Rock Casino Resort has been ordered by a federal judge to temporarily negotiate with a Las Vegas casino union while a legal complaint plays out. US District Judge Gloria Navarro issued an order this week requiring Red Rock parent company Station...

Devin O'Connor July 22, 2021
Olympics odds US medal count

Olympics May Attract 20 Million US Bettors, Odds Shorten on Games Being Canceled

The Summer Olympics are set to officially run July 23 through August 8. The American Gaming Association (AGA) says roughly 20 million Americans will place a wager on the games -- some on the possibility of cancellation. The AGA, the chief lobbying...

Devin O'Connor July 21, 2021