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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Michigan Island Resort Casino Continues Construction on $33M Hotel Expansion

Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Mich., owned and operated by the Hannahville Indian Community, isn't halting construction on its $33 million hotel expansion despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Island Resort & Casino isn't actually located on an island but Michigan's Upper Peninsula....

Devin O'Connor September 23, 2020
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Macau Lawmaker Calls for Online Gambling to Provide COVID-19 Relief

Macau lawmaker Jose Maria Pereira Coutinho is urging the enclave government to legalize online gambling in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in Macau is down 81.6 percent January through August, casino win totaling roughly $4.5 billion. The...

Devin O'Connor September 23, 2020
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Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx Cast as Face of BetMGM Sportsbook

Actor Jamie Foxx is starring in a new advertising campaign promoting BetMGM, the sports betting and online gaming platform of MGM Resorts. MGM says Foxx will be its leading man in a variety of traditional and social media advertising. The first brand...

Devin O'Connor September 23, 2020
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President Trump to Announce SCOTUS Nominee Saturday, Odds Expect Senate Vote Before Election

President Donald Trump says he will nominate his pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, and bettors are forecasting a Senate confirmation vote before Election Day. Ginsburg died September 18 at the age of 87 from...

Devin O'Connor September 22, 2020
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Hotel Industry on ‘Brink of Collapse,’ Resorts Warn More Layoffs Without Federal Relief

The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), the industry's leading trade association and lobbying voice in DC, is warning Congress that more than two out of three (67 percent) of US hotels can't last another six months without federal assistance. A survey...

Devin O'Connor September 22, 2020
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Anti-Casino Group in Norfolk, Virginia Questions Tribal Partnership

"Informed Norfolk" is seeking to sway local Virginia residents into voting "no" on a ballot referendum question on November 3 that would legalize commercial gambling. Virginia's casino legislation, signed earlier this year by Gov. Ralph Northam (D), allows cities facing economic hardship...

Devin O'Connor September 22, 2020
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Macau Tourism Office and Casino Resorts Launch Marketing Campaign in Beijing

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), in partnership with the enclave's six licensed casino resort operators, is launching a marketing campaign in Beijing. The goal is bringing mainland visitors to the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR). "Beijing Macau Week" is being organized...

Devin O'Connor September 22, 2020
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Virginia Churches Unite in Opposition of Bristol Casino, November Gambling Referendum

Four churches in Virginia are congregating to get out their message of opposition to a potential casino resort in Bristol. Two churches in Bristol, and one each in nearby Abingdon and Lebanon, Virginia, are funding a campaign to warn voters on the...

Devin O'Connor September 21, 2020
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Kazuo Okada Appeal Dismissed by Tokyo High Court, Billionaire Must Pay $200K

Billionaire Kazuo Okada's appeal of a ruling by the Tokyo District Court in February has been rejected in a higher court. The Tokyo District Court ordered Okada to pay damages of JPY21.3 million ($200,000) in relation to three cases of alleged fraud...

Devin O'Connor September 21, 2020
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Bipartisan Federal Bill to Protect Catawba Indian Land in North Carolina Introduced

The Catawba Indian Nation, the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina, is moving forward with its $273 million casino resort in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. A new federal bill has been introduced in DC that seeks to provide the tribe with...

Devin O'Connor September 21, 2020