Devin O'Connor

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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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4323 stories by Devin O'Connor

Atlantic City casinos New Jersey

Atlantic City Casino Executives Optimistic, Welcome in 2021

Atlantic City casino executives are more than happy to file away 2020 and get 2021 started. The city hopes 2021 will bring a return of visitors for its nine casino properties. The gaming capital of the East Coast is hoping for brighter...

Devin O'Connor January 4, 2021
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Bally’s to Build Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Near Penn State University

Bally's Corporation and Pennsylvania businessman Ira Lubert are partnering to build a satellite casino near Penn State University in Centre County. Lubert was the high bidder during the September auction held by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB). The Category 4 license...

Devin O'Connor January 4, 2021
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Sheldon Adelson, James Packer Huddle For New Year’s – Sands/Crown Deal Forthcoming?

Billionaire casino tycoons Sheldon Adelson and James Packer were spotted together during a New Year's Eve bash in the French Caribbean. And that's prompted speculation that Packer could be in discussions to sell his more than 36 percent stake in Crown Resorts...

Devin O'Connor January 2, 2021
Navajo Nation casino tribal

Navajo Nation Casinos Furlough 1,100 Workers, Warns of Permanent Closures

The Navajo Nation announced just hours before the ringing in of the new year that more than 1,100 workers at its four tribal casinos were being placed on furlough. Navajo Gaming, the casino enterprise of the Navajo Nation, announced the layoffs last...

Devin O'Connor January 1, 2021
Macau casinos gross gaming revenue 2020

Macau Casinos End 2020 on High Note, Gaming Analysts Expect 2021 Rebound

Macau casinos just wrapped up their worst year since 2006, the six commercial gaming operators collectively winning 60.4 billion patacas ($7.53 billion). 2020's gross gaming revenue (GGR) finished down 79.3 percent from 2019, when casinos in the Chinese Special Administrative Region won...

Devin O'Connor January 1, 2021
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Pennsylvania Casinos to Reopen Monday Following Three-Week Mandatory Shutdown

Casinos in Pennsylvania plan to reopen their doors on January 4, following a mandatory three-week shutdown of their gaming operations ordered by Gov. Tom Wolf (D). Wolf yesterday confirmed that casinos will be permitted to resume gaming business on Monday at 8...

Devin O'Connor December 31, 2020
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VSiN Betting on iHeartRadio for Larger Audience, Increased Ad Revenue

VSiN, the Vegas Stats & Information Network, is taking its distribution to iHeartRadio in hopes of growing its audience, and subsequent advertising revenue. As of January 1, 2021, the sports betting network will stream its radio content through the iHeartRadio platform for...

Devin O'Connor December 31, 2020
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Las Vegas Police on High Alert for New Year’s Eve Despite Smaller Crowds

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) says that while New Year's Eve festivities are greatly toned down in Southern Nevada this year, its police presence will be as active as ever. Law enforcement gathered with the media yesterday to explain the...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2020
Powerball Mega Millions lottery jackpot

Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Worth Estimated $764M, Highest During Pandemic

Powerball and Mega Millions are getting back to what they do best: generate headlines with their eye-catching massive jackpots. The Powerball jackpot for tonight's 10:59 pm ET drawing is an estimated $363 million. That's the largest jackpot for the interstate game since...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2020
Macau casino gamblers crime

Alleged $1.8B Cross-Border Gambling Scheme in Macau Infiltrated, 30 People Detained

Police in Macau say they, along with assistance from mainland authorities, have successfully infiltrated an alleged cross-border gambling scheme that moved CNY11.62 billion (USD$1.8 billion) into the enclave undetected. Macau's Judiciary Police announced this week that 30 people have been apprehended on...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2020

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