Devin O'Connor

Reporter: Devin O'Connor

Subscribe to updates

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.

Areas of Expertise

4096 stories by Devin O'Connor

Encore Boston Massachusetts casinos

Massachusetts Casinos Forced to Close Overnight, Encore Boston Harbor Shutters Hotel

Beginning Friday, Nov. 6, Massachusetts' three commercial casinos will be required to close between the hours of 9:30 pm and 5:00 am. The order comes from Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R), responding to a 278 percent surge in new COVID-19 cases since...

Devin O'Connor November 3, 2020
Maryland sports betting casino gambling

Maryland Sports Betting on Election Day Ballot, FanDuel and DraftKings Bet on Referendum

Today, Maryland voters are deciding who should lead the United States for the next four years, but they're also voting whether they want to allow legal sports betting. Question 2, the Sports Betting Expansion Measure, asks Marylanders, "Do you approve of commercial...

Devin O'Connor November 3, 2020
Virginia casino election referendum

Virginia Voters in Four Cities Deciding on Casino Referendums

Virginia voters in four cities are deciding on local referendums today that would authorize a commercial casino in their hometowns. Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Richmond all qualified to hold a local ballot referendum asking constituents whether they want to use a...

Devin O'Connor November 3, 2020
Trump Biden odds 2020 betting

Calm Before the Storm: Trump vs. Biden Odds Unchanged in Election Leadup

The 2020 betting odds on the presidential election have been relatively stable in the week leading up to the November 3 election. William Hill has former Vice President Joe Biden at 8/15, a price that implies a winning chance of 65.22 percent...

Devin O'Connor November 2, 2020
Atlantic City casinos convention Phil Murphy NJ

Atlantic City Casinos Plead with Gov. Murphy for Conventions, Increased Indoor Dining

Atlantic City casinos are urgently asking New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) to ease restrictions on indoor conventions and dining. The nine gaming properties say it's a critical step in their recovery and keeping people employed. Murphy's COVID-19 executive orders continue to...

Devin O'Connor November 2, 2020
Las Vegas train Brightline bonds California

Las Vegas to California High-Speed Train Derails Again, Bonds Fail to Sell

The Las Vegas to Southern California high-speed train project is once again being put on hold. That's after $3.2 billion of debts to be issued through bond sales failed to attract investors. Fortress Investment Group owns Brightline Holdings. Brightline is the developer...

Devin O'Connor November 2, 2020
Macau casino revenue GGR China

Macau Recovery Continues, as Gross Gaming Revenue Improves in October

Macau's gaming industry continues to show signs of life in the wake of COVID-19. But the six licensed casino operators nonetheless still have a way to go before returning to pre-virus normalcy. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled 7.27 billion patacas ($910 million...

Devin O'Connor November 2, 2020
Fitch Ratings CRDA Atlantic City casino

Fitch Downgrades NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Bonds

Fitch Ratings has downgraded approximately $215 million worth of bonds issued by the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). The credit agency lowered its CRDA rating from BBB+ to BBB. BBB ratings indicate a low default risk, but "adverse business or...

Devin O'Connor November 1, 2020
Detroit casinos Michigan gambling list

Detroit Casinos Can Soon Welcome Back Self-Excluded Individuals, as State Amends Blacklist Protocols

The three Detroit casinos can soon welcome back individuals who had previously self-excluded themselves from accessing the commercial gaming floors. The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) said that after nearly 20 years, persons who voluntarily excluded themselves from MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity,...

Devin O'Connor October 31, 2020
Caesars Jeffrey Epstein Leon Black Apollo

Former Caesars Controlling Stakeholder Leon Black Discusses Jeffrey Epstein Relationship

Billionaire Leon Black is opening up about his relationship with the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Black controlled Caesars Entertainment more than a decade ago through his Apollo Global Management. Apollo acquired Caesars Entertainment along with TPG Capital in 2008 for a...

Devin O'Connor October 30, 2020