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 in 2014. He lives in Pennsylvania, and is an avid marathoner, having completed 15 races to date. Email:

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President Donald Trump Hints at 2024 Run, Odds Favor Another Reelection Try

President Donald Trump seems to be inching closer to acknowledging defeat in the 2020 presidential election. He also is prompting speculation that he will seek a second term in 2024. The closest the 45th president has come to conceding that Joe Biden...

Devin O'Connor December 3, 2020
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Nevada Gaming Control Board Will Appeal Steve Wynn Court Ruling

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) voted during its Wednesday meeting to appeal a recent court decision that went in favor of disgraced casino tycoon Steve Wynn. Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar ruled last month that gaming regulators in Nevada...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2020
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Casino Operators Tell Chicago Integrated Resort Should Be Located Downtown

Three of the world's largest casino operators -- MGM Resorts, Wynn Resorts, and Hard Rock International -- as well as several other gaming companies are telling officials in Chicago that its forthcoming integrated resort (IR) should be located in or near downtown....

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2020
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Crown Resorts Appoints Financial Crimes Officer, as Company Tries to Win Over Sydney Regulators

Crown Resorts announced today the appointment of the Australian casino operator's first chief compliance and financial crimes officer. Steven Blackburn has agreed to join the casino group. He is currently the chief financial crime risk officer and group money laundering reporting officer...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2020
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Michigan Lawmakers Approve Regulations for Mobile Sports Betting, Online Casinos

As expected, Michigan lawmakers have signed off on regulations that will govern daily fantasy sports (DFS), online casinos, and mobile sports betting in the state. The Michigan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted yesterday to waive a 15-day waiting period to...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2020
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Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox Has ‘Roaring’ Prediction for Las Vegas, Talks New Company Culture

Wynn Resorts operates in one of COVID-19's hardest-hit industries. But the company's CEO is optimistic that Las Vegas will come roaring back once a coronavirus vaccine is widely available. The pandemic has caused gaming win on the Strip to drop 44 percent,...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2020
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Sahara Las Vegas Ready for 2021 ‘Pandemonium,’ Reveals Forthcoming Attractions

Sahara Las Vegas, like every casino on the Strip, as well as across the nation, endured a most difficult year. And though 31 days remain in 2020, the resort is already looking forward to 2021. Sahara announced this week numerous discount packages...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2020
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Virginia Residents in Richmond Asked to Submit Input on Potential Casino Resort

Residents of Virginia's capital city, Richmond, are being asked to weigh in on features they'd like to see in a potential gaming venue. Richmond was one of five cities in the state that was approved to host a casino establishment. The legislation...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2020
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Slot Machines Thriving During Pandemic in New South Wales, Authorities Say Criminals Using Pokies

Slot machines, or pokies as they're known throughout Australia, are seeing an increase in play and profits during the COVID-19 pandemic. But authorities say that isn't a good thing. Despite numerous coronavirus restrictions in place on casinos and pubs and clubs for...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2020
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Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino Cage Allegedly Site of $24K Theft

Harrah's Philadelphia was the site of an alleged theft early this morning, according to police. The casino is located outside the City of Brotherly Love in Chester, Penn. Sometime shortly after midnight, a man approached the casino cashier's cage while an employee...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2020