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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Atlantic City Casino Profits Total $185.1M in Q2, But Hotel Occupancy Remains Low

Atlantic City casino profits in the second quarter of the year reveal that overall business is strong in the nation's emergence from the pandemic. Though COVID-19 is still spreading because of the delta variant, vaccinations have led to far fewer serious symptoms...

Devin O'Connor August 24, 2021
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Station Casinos Hosts Protest Outside Culinary Union, Las Vegas Labor Group Laugh

Station Casinos staged a picket line yesterday afternoon outside the Culinary Union's downtown office in Las Vegas. The stunt was designed to voice the casino company's frustrations with the labor group. Roughly 100 Station Casinos employees, the majority being supervisors and management...

Devin O'Connor August 23, 2021
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Casinos Austria Reveals Nagasaki IR Plan, Prefecture Defends Bidding Process

Casinos Austria International has unveiled early plans for its integrated resort (IR) casino project. The complex will be adjacent to Nagasaki's Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo City. The casino operator says it's partnering with global hotelier Hyatt Hotels to build...

Devin O'Connor August 23, 2021
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Caesars Virginia to Hear Public Input for Casino at Former Textile Mill Site

Caesars Virginia is one of four casinos authorized in the state. The $400 million resort set for Danville will hear public input on its design at a meeting later today. Danville voters last November approved a local ballot referendum authorizing a commercial...

Devin O'Connor August 23, 2021
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Yokohama Casino Resort Odds Lengthen Following Takeharu Yamanaka Mayoral Win

Yokohama will soon have a new mayor, but not likely a casino resort anytime soon. Yokohama's odds of winning one of Japan's three integrated resort (IR) concessions lengthened greatly today after Dr. Takeharu Yamanaka pulled off a shocking victory in the city's...

Devin O'Connor August 22, 2021
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Manny Pacquiao Upset, Filipino Betting Favorite for Philippines Presidency

Manny Pacquiao could be done with boxing after the 42-year-old -- regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all-time -- lost handily to 35-year-old Cuban challenger Yordenis Ugas. Heading into last night's pay-per-view spectacle held at T-Mobile Arena on the Las...

Devin O'Connor August 22, 2021
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Deadwood Casinos Partner with BetMGM for Retail and Mobile Sports Betting

Two Deadwood casinos have partnered with BetMGM, the iGaming and sports betting subsidiary of MGM Resorts. BetMGM and gaming and hospitality group Liv Hospitality are teaming up for the pending arrival of legal sports betting within Deadwood's city limits. The two entities...

Devin O'Connor August 21, 2021
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Richmond Casino Developer Launching Campaign Blitz to Sway November Support

The Richmond casino proposal will learn its fate on Nov. 2. Over the next 75 days, residents in the Virginia capital city will be inundated with marketing spots. The goal is trying to convince them one way or the other on how...

Devin O'Connor August 20, 2021
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Nevada Casinos, Tavern Owners Urge State to Reject iGaming

Numerous Nevada casinos and tavern owners have made their opinions known when it comes to online gambling -- they're adamantly against it. Twenty-eight gaming executives signed a letter recently submitted to the respective chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) and Nevada...

Devin O'Connor August 20, 2021
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Louisiana Casino Proposal in St. Tammany Parish Dubbed Camellia Bay

The Louisiana casino project targeting Slidell in St. Tammany Parish officially has a name. Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) announced today that should parish voters sign off on the $325 million development during the November 13 election, the gaming firm will move forward...

Devin O'Connor August 19, 2021