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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Massachusetts Woman Indicted on Casino Loansharking Charges

A 50-year-old Massachusetts woman is facing criminal usury charges -- better known as loansharking -- for her alleged criminal operation that authorities say she ran inside Encore Boston Harbor. Attorney General Maura Healey's office alleges that Kimanh Le of Quincy has been...

Devin O'Connor April 17, 2022
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Magnolia Bluffs Casino in Mississippi Sold to Saratoga Casino Holdings in New York

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi has been sold for an undisclosed price to the parent company of the Saratoga Casino Hotel in upstate New York. The locals casino features approximately 500 slot machines, 14 table games, and a sportsbook. Magnolia...

Devin O'Connor April 17, 2022

Massachusetts Casino Study Concludes COVID-19 ‘Unequal Recession’

A Massachusetts casino study regarding job losses caused by COVID-19 concluded that gaming industry layoffs disproportionately affected minorities. Funded by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) and conducted by the UMass Donahue Institute's Economic & Public Policy Research Group, researchers found that nonwhite...

Devin O'Connor April 16, 2022
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Maine Sports Betting Fight May Bleed Into 2023, Entities Remain At Odds

The Maine sports betting effort became cloudier this week. That's after state Sen. Joseph Baldacci (D-Bangor) introduced an amendment to the governor's proposed arrangement with the state's four Native American tribes. Maine Governor Janet Mills (D) pledged to improve tribal relations with...

Devin O'Connor April 15, 2022
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Pennsylvania Casinos Fined $145K, State Gaming Agency Teases Record Revenue

Four Pennsylvania casinos have been fined by the state for various operating infractions. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced yesterday numerous regulatory fines totaling $238,500. The fines were levied against four casinos and two licensed vendors that do direct business with...

Devin O'Connor April 14, 2022
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Red Rock Resort, Station Casinos Ordered to Bargain with Culinary Union

Red Rock Resort (RRR) and its owner, Station Casinos, have been dealt another legal defeat. The latest is coming from US Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Wedekind. The judge yesterday issued a cease-and-desist order and instructed the casino to negotiate with the Culinary...

Devin O'Connor April 14, 2022
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Philippines Casino Regulator Submits Six Billion Pesos to National Government

The Philippines casino regulator PAGCOR (Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation) is once again heavily supporting the national government. PAGCOR, a gaming regulator and operator, this week announced it directed PHP6 billion (US$120 million) to the Philippines Bureau of the Treasury. The funds...

Devin O'Connor April 14, 2022
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Mohegan Sun Guest Hits $3.8M Jackpot on Progressive ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Slot

One extraordinarily lucky gambler at Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort earlier this month hit a life-changing fortune on a slot machine. The Connecticut tribal resort told Casino.org this week that the jackpot was the largest Wheel of Fortune slot win at the...

Devin O'Connor April 13, 2022
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Graton Casino Unveils Expansion as Sonoma County Competitor Seeks Entry

Graton Resort & Casino has proposed a major expansion of its tribal gaming destination in Rohnert Park, Ca. The Sonoma County tribe recently disclosed its development plans through a tribal environmental impact report. The details include expanding the casino floor by approximately...

Devin O'Connor April 13, 2022
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Atlantic City Casino Workers Call on NJ Lawmakers to Extinguish Indoor Smoking

Hundreds of Atlantic City casino workers rallied yesterday in support of New Jersey lawmakers ending a 16-year loophole that has allowed indoor smoking at the nine gaming properties. In recognition of the 16th anniversary of the bill that banned indoor smoking in...

Devin O'Connor April 13, 2022