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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US Commercial Casinos Win $3.38B in October, Sports Betting Handle Sets Record

Commercial casinos in the United States won $3.379 billion in October, and sportsbooks set an all-time record in wagers taken. The American Gaming Association (AGA) reports that commercial casinos won $2.11 billion on their slot machines, $542.9 million on table games, and...

Devin O'Connor December 9, 2020
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Foxwoods Casino Resort Shutters Two Hotels, Furloughs Approximately 100 Employees

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has temporarily closed two of its hotels because of low demand as a result of COVID-19. The tribal casino resort owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced this week that the Fox Tower and...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2020
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San Manuel Tribe Donates $14M to Claremont Graduate University

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has given $14 million to Claremont Graduate University in Southern California to build a research facility that will be called the Yuhaaviatam Center for Health Studies. The tribe's economic stability is largely based on its...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2020
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Hard Rock Atlantic City to Pay Strip Club And Steak House Tenant $1M Annually Through 2032

Hard Rock Atlantic City will pay a businessman who had two leases inside the Boardwalk casino resort $1 million annually through 2032. In January, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino settled a legal dispute that leaves the resort with a $1 million annual...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2020
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Maryland Casino Revenue Hit By COVID-19 Orders, Horseshoe Posts Record Low

A surge in new COVID-19 cases in Maryland along with stricter coronavirus regulations resulted in reduced casino wins in the state last month. Maryland's six casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $130.3 million in November. That's a 7.4 percent decline, or...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2020
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Singapore Casino Resorts Offering Voucher Promotions, as City-State Gives Residents Tourism Money

Singapore is taking a page out of Macau's playbook by issuing its residents tourism vouchers. Earlier this year, Macau, the world's richest gaming hub that relies heavily on tourism and its casinos, issued each adult resident a 3,000 patacas ($375 USD) voucher...

Devin O'Connor December 4, 2020
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Hard Rock International Becomes Official Casino Developer of Bristol Resort in Virginia

Hard Rock International has been formally selected to build and operate a casino resort in Bristol, Va. The casino and hotel are owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The Bristol City Council met briefly this morning and unanimously approved Hard Rock...

Devin O'Connor December 3, 2020
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Las Vegas Execs and Economic Experts Increasingly Optimistic on Quick Recovery

The Las Vegas business community, including those in the gaming industry, is becoming increasingly optimistic about a quick recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) announced this week that the first federally distributed doses of the coronavirus vaccine are...

Devin O'Connor December 3, 2020
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President Donald Trump Hints at 2024 Run, Odds Favor Another Reelection Try

President Donald Trump seems to be inching closer to acknowledging defeat in the 2020 presidential election. He also is prompting speculation that he will seek a second term in 2024. The closest the 45th president has come to conceding that Joe Biden...

Devin O'Connor December 3, 2020
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Nevada Gaming Control Board Will Appeal Steve Wynn Court Ruling

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) voted during its Wednesday meeting to appeal a recent court decision that went in favor of disgraced casino tycoon Steve Wynn. Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar ruled last month that gaming regulators in Nevada...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2020

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