Devin O'Connor

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Devin O'Connor is a senior reporter for, 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 in 2014. He lives in Pennsylvania and is an avid marathoner, having completed 15 races.

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Former Casino Exec Defends $300K Feds Allege Was College Admissions Bribe

Former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz -- his last name often shortened to Aziz -- went on trial this week in Boston for his alleged involvement in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Aziz amassed his vast wealth in the global gaming industry....

Devin O'Connor September 14, 2021
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Sportsbooks Show Unprecedented Traffic in NFL Week 1, Capped By Wild Raiders Win

The Las Vegas Raiders last night welcomed fans for the first time to its new $1.9 billion home just west of the Strip. The NFL team put on a show against the visiting Baltimore Ravens that could have seemingly happened only in...

Devin O'Connor September 14, 2021
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Crown Resorts Instituting Mandatory Vaxx Policy for Employees and Guests

Crown Resorts plans to limit access to its three casino properties in Australia to people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Speaking with News Ltd. in Australia, new Crown CEO Steve McCann revealed the strict entry policy for the company's integrated resorts...

Devin O'Connor September 14, 2021
Melco Resorts Remains Committed Japan Despite Yokohama Exit

Melco Resorts Remains Committed to Japan Despite Yokohama Exit

Melco Resorts is closing its Yokohama office after the city's newly minted mayor announced its withdrawal from being considered for an integrated resort (IR). But the casino firm says it will continue to seek market entry into Japan. Japan will begin fielding...

Devin O'Connor September 13, 2021
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Resorts World Las Vegas, Westgate Set Vax Mandates; CEO Had COVID-19

Las Vegas casinos Resorts World and Westgate have announced new conditions of employment to work at the Southern Nevada businesses. All new hires must provide proof of vaccination prior to beginning their new careers. The complex, owned and operated by Malaysia-based Genting...

Devin O'Connor September 13, 2021
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Las Vegas Raiders Kick Off 2021 NFL Season on Monday Night Football as Underdogs

The Las Vegas Raiders kick off their 2021 NFL season tonight inside their Allegiant Stadium home against the visiting Baltimore Ravens. However, most bettors are riding on Baltimore, not the underdog Raiders. The general spread consensus for tonight's 8:15 pm ET kickoff...

Devin O'Connor September 13, 2021
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Maryland Casinos Cool Off in August, Gaming Revenue Down Six Percent From July

Maryland casinos continue to fare well, but their August performance slowed compared with the state gaming industry's recent record-setting run. The state's six commercial land-based casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $168.5 million in August. While that's a 12.6 percent gain...

Devin O'Connor September 9, 2021
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PredictIt Opens 2024 Presidential Betting Market, Biden Early Favorite, Trump Lurking

The 2024 presidential election is still more than 1,100 days out, but online political betting exchange PredictIt is already allowing its bettors to buy and sell shares of the outcome. President Joe Biden said while campaigning last year that he was a...

Devin O'Connor September 9, 2021
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Atlantic City Casinos Hope to Ride Summer Wave Into Busy Fall Season

Atlantic City casinos frolicked in the 2021 summer sun, as pent-up demand drove throngs of visitors back to the New Jersey beachfront gaming town. The industry hopes its star-studded lineup of entertainment in the fall months ahead can keep the rally going....

Devin O'Connor September 9, 2021
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Macau Casino Regulator Expands Staff Ahead of 2022 Licensing Renewal

Macau casino operations are regulated by the Chinese enclave's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). The agency is amid a major staffing expansion to better regulate and oversee the world's richest gaming hub. Today, the DICJ confirmed the appointments of 14 new...

Devin O'Connor September 8, 2021

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