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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4323 stories by Devin O'Connor

New York casino Manhattan David Paterson

Former New York Gov. David Paterson Urges State to License Downstate Casinos

Former Democratic New York Governor David Paterson is calling on state lawmakers and his successor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), to begin the bidding process for three downstate casinos. In a Sunday op-ed published in the Times Union, the less than one-term governor...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2020
tribal casino Northern Quest Spokane Washington

Spokane Tribal Casino Resort Announces Expansion Plans, But Convention Center on Hold

A tribal casino resort near Spokane, Washington, is moving forward with its expansion plans, but a previously announced convention center will remain on hold. Northern Quest Resort & Casino, owned and operated by the Kalispel Tribe, says it's expanding the property with...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2020
Marina Bay Sands convention MICE

Marina Bay Sands Gets Creative with Conventions, Debuts ‘Mixed Reality’ Studio

Amid COVID-19, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is developing what it believes will be a staple of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry both during and post-pandemic. MICE is a crucial component of the integrated resort business. The massive gaming...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2020
Michigan online mobile sports betting Detroit

Michigan Mobile Sports Betting and Online Gaming Expected to Kick Off in December

Michigan online casino games and mobile sports betting platforms are expected to go live in December, nearly a full year after the expanded gambling was legalized. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed House Bill 4916 on December 31, 2019. The gambling expansion...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2020
Macau crime police casinos

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

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