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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4199 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Crime Inside Macau Casinos Decreases in 2020, One Benefit of a Pandemic

Macau casinos in 2020 have been barren spaces compared with non-pandemic years, and that's led to fewer reported instances of crime inside the resorts. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the world's richest gaming hub is down 81.4 percent through 10 months of...

Devin O'Connor November 29, 2020
Pennsylvania casino Live! Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Outside Pittsburgh Could Spur Regional Development

A Pennsylvania satellite casino located some 30 miles outside Pittsburgh could be ripe for nearby development, local officials say. Live! Casino Pittsburgh opened its $150 million doors on November 24. The casino and entertainment space occupies what used to be a Bon-Ton...

Devin O'Connor November 28, 2020
Clark County Las Vegas Allegiant Stadium

Clark County Dips Hand in Reserve Fund for Allegiant Stadium Bond Payment

Clark County is tapping into a reserve fund in order to make its upcoming scheduled bond payment for Allegiant Stadium. Due to reduced tax revenue from hotel stays amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Clark County officials say they're short on cash for its...

Devin O'Connor November 27, 2020
Suffolk Downs Wynn Encore Boston Harbor

Suffolk Downs Owner Again Suing Wynn Resorts Over Boston Casino License

The owner of the Suffolk Downs horse racetrack in Massachusetts is once again suing Wynn Resorts. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC is the former owner of the historic horse racecourse in East Boston near Boston Logan International Airport. It says it's owed financial...

Devin O'Connor November 27, 2020
Las Vegas Black Friday Cyber Monday casino

No Fighting Required: Las Vegas Casinos Offering Online Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals

Las Vegas casinos desperately hope 2021 is a year of COVID-19 recovery, and sees the resumption of both domestic and international travel and tourism. At this time each year, casino resorts offer deep discounts on hotel rooms during Black Friday and Cyber...

Devin O'Connor November 26, 2020
Fitch casino gaming industry Las Vegas

Fitch Forecasts Quicker Recovery for Regional Casino Markets Than Las Vegas, Singapore

Fitch Ratings expects casino markets that rely on local visitation to recover quicker from the COVID-19 pandemic than tourism-reliant regions such as Las Vegas and Singapore. In a note issued this week by Alex Bumazhny, the Fitch gaming analyst believes destination gaming...

Devin O'Connor November 26, 2020
Atlantic City casino jobs employment

Atlantic City Casinos Cut More Jobs, Gaming Industry Employment Down 17 Percent

Atlantic City casinos continue to scale down their workforces, as their properties remain operating in reduced capacities and with limited services. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reports in its October employment summary that the nine casinos collectively employed 22,220...

Devin O'Connor November 26, 2020
Curry Manning Mickelson Barkley golf odds

Steph Curry and Peyton Manning Favored Against Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley in Charity Golf Match

NBA superstar Steph Curry and future NFL Hall of Fame inductee Peyton Manning are the favorites in "The Match" charity golf event. Their opponents are five-time golf major winner Phil Mickelson and Basketball Hall of Fame member Charles Barkley. Sportsbooks have Curry...

Devin O'Connor November 26, 2020
Nevada Gaming Commission Steve Wynn casino

Nevada Gaming Regulators Mulling Appeal of Steve Wynn Court Ruling

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) will consider whether to appeal a recent court ruling that found the state agency no longer has any jurisdiction over Steve Wynn. Last week, Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar ruled that the NGCB and...

Devin O'Connor November 25, 2020
Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas show

Former MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren Named to Cirque du Soleil Board After Company Sold

Cirque du Soleil is no longer in bankruptcy after creditors moved to take ownership of the Canada-headquartered circus operator. And with the takeover comes two new board members, one being former MGM Resorts CEO Jim Murren. A group of lenders, led by...

Devin O'Connor November 25, 2020