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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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Macau Casino Licenses To Be Issued Before June 2022 Expiry, Top Official Asserts

The six Macau casino operators in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) are scheduled to see their coveted gaming privileges expire on June 26, 2022. Macau's local government has been conducting an in-depth review of its gaming industry for several years, ahead...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2021
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Adele Las Vegas Tickets Relisted as High as $35K, Superstar Demands Caesars Action

Superstar Adele announced her first Las Vegas residency late last month. Tickets went on sale soon after, but scalpers have since caused much frustration among the British singer-songwriter's fans. Caesars Entertainment revealed in November that it was the winner of the Adele...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2021
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Atlantic City Casino Property Relief Opponents Frustrated With PILOT Effort

The odds of Atlantic City casinos saving around $55 million in 2022 property tax payments continue to shorten. That's as legislation that seeks to provide the gaming resorts with financial savings makes progress in the New Jersey capital. Backed by lame-duck state...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2021
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Station Casinos in Development Mode, Pitches Downtown Las Vegas Wildfire Gaming Venue

Station Casinos has unveiled a small tavern casino development near downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. just south of Charleston Avenue. The City of Las Vegas Planning Commission will hold a public hearing later today during its meeting on the Station Casinos...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2021
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DiamondJacks Casino Could Reopen After Failed St. Tammany Parish Election

DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, La., might be making a comeback. The casino's owner, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E), was forced to temporarily shutter its Louisiana casino in March 2020 on state orders to combat the escalating COVID-19 pandemic. Just two months later,...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2021
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Richmond Councilmember Not Ready to Fold on City Casino, Seeks 2022 Referendum

Richmond voters made their voices heard in November when they rejected a proposed commercial casino development in the Virginia capital. But a city official believes residents should nonetheless be asked again about the issue. Urban One and Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E)'s proposed...

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2021
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South Dakota’s Deadwood Sportsbooks Issued Many Fines Months After Launch

Deadwood sportsbooks began taking bets in mid-September. Less than three months later, oddsmakers are facing an array of fines for violating state regulations. Sports betting is presently operating on the premises of five Deadwood casinos -- Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort, Tin Lizzie...

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2021
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Crown Sydney Casino Plans Early 2022 Opening, Works on Government Grievances

Crown Sydney hopes to open its stalled casino spaces sometime in early 2022. In an investors' update today on the resort's operations, Crown brass said its Sydney casino is expected to be up and running as early as January. The $1.6 billion...

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2021
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Louisiana Casino Rejected, as St. Tammany Voters Say ‘No’ to Slidell Resort

A Louisiana casino project called Camellia Bay Resort on the Lakeshore Marina in Slidell met its fate yesterday. And it wasn't one developers of the proposed $325 million mission had hoped for. Voters in St. Tammany Parish faced only a single question...

Devin O'Connor December 12, 2021
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Blackstone Eyeing Another IPO Try of Spanish Gaming Operator Cirsa

Private equity behemoth Blackstone Group is considering another initial public offering (IPO) of its fully owned Cirsa Gaming Corporation. Blackstone acquired the Spanish casino and gaming operator in 2018 for an undisclosed sum. But the company prior to the acquisition said it...

Devin O'Connor December 12, 2021