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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Sen. Tim Kaine Votes Against $565M Richmond Casino Ballot Question

United States Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) voted "No" on the local ballot referendum before voters in Richmond, Va., asking if they support allowing one casino resort to come to the capital area. Kaine is a former governor of Virginia (2006-2010) who has...

Devin O'Connor October 7, 2021
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Bryson DeChambeau vs. Brooks Koepka Match Odds Largely Unavailable

Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka's seemingly made-for-TV feud is finally coming to the small screen the day after Thanksgiving on Nov. 26. Yesterday, the fifth installment of "Capital One's The Match" was announced. DeChambeau and Koepka will square off in a head-to-head,...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2021
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Martha Stewart Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas in Works at Former Martorano’s

Martha Stewart is rumored to be setting up a home in Las Vegas, and she's inviting you to be her guest. Although not officially confirmed, the celebrity lifestyle expert is likely on her way to the Strip with her first restaurant. Eater...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2021
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Smoke-Free Casino Advocates Make Their Presence Known at Global Gaming Expo

Nevada is one of 10 states where gamblers inside a commercial casino can smoke freely across the gaming floor. Anti-smoking advocates say change is long overdue. The gaming industry has gathered in Las Vegas this week for the Global Gaming Expo (G2E)....

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2021
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Japan Casino Committee Seeks Additional Funds From Central Government

The five-member Japan Casino Regulatory Commission (CRC) has informed the country's central government that the funds set aside for its operations are inadequate. The CRC will be tasked with governing operations of casino resorts that come to Japan. The nation is currently...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2021
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Ohio Lottery Vaxx Program Expands to Children, $2M in Tuition Money Available

The Ohio Lottery continues to be used by the state government to try and convince residents into receiving vaccinations against COVID-19. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) last month announced a college scholarship program eligible to those aged 12-25 who receive coronavirus vaccines....

Devin O'Connor October 1, 2021
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Britney Spears Las Vegas Rumors Abound After Pop Superstar ‘Freed’

Britney Spears won a major legal battle this week, after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny agreed with the pop superstar that the ending of her conservatorship is long overdue. Las Vegas insiders wasted little time in spinning out rumors and...

Devin O'Connor October 1, 2021
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Macau Casinos Flutter, as Chinese Enclave Deals with New COVID-19 Cases

The new norm for Macau casinos seems to be dealing with the atypical, and September once again presented China's gaming industry with a slew of unique challenges. Macau's six licensed commercial casino operators combined to win MOP5.87 billion (US$735 million) in September....

Devin O'Connor October 1, 2021
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Four Alleged Illegal Ohio Casino Dens Raided by State Gaming Officials, Police

The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) reported this week that four alleged illegal casino businesses were raided. The venues were operating in Fayette County and were rousted by state gaming officials, with the assistance of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. An OCCC...

Devin O'Connor October 1, 2021
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Richmond Residents Deciding Fate of ONE Casino Pitch in Early Voting

November 2 is election day in Virginia, but early voting is underway across the commonwealth. Residents in the capital city of Richmond are being asked if they want to authorize a single casino resort to spur economic activity locally. Richmond qualified to...

Devin O'Connor September 30, 2021

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