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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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4927 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Nevada Esports Technical Advisory Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Nevada Esports Technical Advisory Committee was formed last year through legislation passed and signed by Governor Steve Sisolak (D). The eight-person committee met for the first time this week to discuss how the state might regulate wagering on the popular video...

Devin O'Connor March 2, 2022
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Scientific Games Rebranding to Light & Wonder Garners Mixed Reviews

Scientific Games will soon be no more. The Las Vegas gaming manufacturer announced during its full-year 2021 earnings report that the company is undergoing a major rebranding to Light & Wonder. After selling off its lottery and sports betting businesses last year...

Devin O'Connor March 2, 2022
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West Virginia Casino Bill to Authorize Satellite Venues Passes State Senate

West Virginia senators lent their support today to legislation seeking to expand the state gaming industry. Senate Bill 100 was introduced last month by state Senator Eric Nelson (R- Kanawha). The statute would allow each of the five commercial casinos in West...

Devin O'Connor March 1, 2022
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European Gaming Industry Thrust Into Ukraine-Russia Conflict, as Cyber Warfare Intensifies

Europe's gaming industry certainly hasn't been immune from Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Numerous countries have assisted in Ukraine's defense. The US, Germany, and Italy are among a few notables that have lent weapons. Ukraine is also being assisted with financial contributions from...

Devin O'Connor March 1, 2022
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Problem Gambling Awareness Month Starts March 1, MGM Expanding GameSense

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NGCP) designates March as its "Problem Gambling Awareness Month." The annual event is a time for the US gaming industry to reflect on its progress made. The month is also about implementing new initiatives that will...

Devin O'Connor March 1, 2022
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Macau Casinos Post Positive February Revenue, as Mass Play Returns

Macau casinos generated gross gaming revenue (GGR) of MOP7.76 billion (US$963.8 million) in February of 2022. Last month was a strong performance for the casino hub that remains under China's "zero COVID" policy. The draconian response to even the smallest of new...

Devin O'Connor March 1, 2022
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Vladimir Putin Odds Favor Russian President Remaining in Power

Russia President Vladimir Putin is likely to stay in power for the world's largest country by land area through the end of the year, or so say political bettors. Putin launched an invasion on neighboring Ukraine last week. The war has resulted...

Devin O'Connor February 28, 2022
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Borgata Announces Renovation Plan to Keep Pace with Hard Rock, Ocean Casinos

Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City recently appointed a new boss. And the freshly minted president has big plans in store for the MGM Resorts property. MGM last month promoted Travis Lunn to the position of Borgata president. He previously oversaw...

Devin O'Connor February 28, 2022
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Penn National Says 100K Participants in ‘myheroes’ Casino Rewards Program

Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming (PNG) is celebrating a milestone for its "myheroes" program, which honors active-duty military, veterans, and first responders with an array of incentives and rewards in exchange for their patronage. PNG launched myheroes last May. The customer appreciation initiative...

Devin O'Connor February 28, 2022
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Taunton Residents File Lawsuit Challenging Mashpee Wampanoag Land

Residents in Taunton, Massachusetts, aren't giving up on their efforts to prevent a Native American casino resort from coming to town. The US Department of the Interior (DOI) late last year issued its third and supposedly final ruling on 321 acres of...

Devin O'Connor February 28, 2022