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

Las Vegas Insider Scott Roeben Discusses Sahara Lawsuit Dismissal

Mr. Vital Vegas, Scott Roeben, is the go-to Twitter account for the inside scoop on all things Las Vegas for locals and out-of-towners. Roeben is saying free speech prevailed in Sahara's lawsuit against him. Sahara Las Vegas, owned and operated by the...

Devin O'Connor October 21, 2020
Clark County All Net Arena Las Vegas

Long-Delayed All Net Arena Project Receives Extension From Clark County Commissioners

All Net Arena has received yet another land-use application extension from Clark County. The arena is the proposed mixed-use resort targeted for the Las Vegas Strip's northern end. The Clark County Board of Commissioners today voted to extend the time frame the...

Devin O'Connor October 21, 2020
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Caesars Entertainment Says Danville Casino Has Widespread Local Support

Caesars Entertainment has unveiled a list of more than 100 local businesses that support its mission to bring Danville, Va., a casino resort. On November 3, voters will be asked if they approve of allowing a commercial casino property to come to...

Devin O'Connor October 21, 2020
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Penn State University Studying Whether Online Gambling is Detrimental to Society

Researchers at Penn State University are studying the societal impacts of legal online gambling in Pennsylvania. Dr. Glenn Sterner, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Abington, is heading up the study. Sterner is also the coordinator of the Greater Philadelphia...

Devin O'Connor October 21, 2020
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Live! Casino Pittsburgh Opening November 24, First Pennsylvania Satellite

Live! Casino Pittsburgh, a satellite casino in Pennsylvania featuring 750 slot machines and 30 table games, will open its doors on November 24 at 6:00 am ET. The Cordish Companies won the Category 4 satellite license during the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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Virginia Churches Oppose Casino in Bristol, Asks, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’

Some Virginia churches are in opposition to a proposed casino resort. They're are asking area residents, "What would Jesus do?" The answer, they preach, is that their Lord and Savior would vote "No" on a local gambling referendum. On November 3, voters...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Says Sports Betting is Education Touchdown for State

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has officially issued his support for legalizing sports betting in the state. Marylanders are already voting via absentee and mail-in ballots. Along with deciding who should be the President of the United States for the next four...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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Late 2020 Betting Money on President Donald Trump, Oddsmakers Shorten Reelection Odds

The 2020 election is just two weeks away, and bettors have recently been putting massive amounts of cash on a President Donald Trump victory. Since The New York Post published alleged emails from 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden's son, Hunter, detailing his...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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US Supreme Court Rejects Oklahoma Lawsuit Against Tribal Gaming Manufacturer

The United States Supreme Court will not review a lawsuit brought by officials in an Oklahoma county against a video gaming manufacturer that is a major supplier for Native American casinos in the Sooner State. Last year, the Rogers County Board of...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2020
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South Point Owner Michael Gaughan Predicts Las Vegas Return to Normalcy in 2022

South Point casino resort owner Michael Gaughan doesn't believe Las Vegas will return to its pre-COVID-19 normalcy until 2022. Gaughan says he can't imagine things being any direr for Southern Nevada. But the businessman hopes that the worst is behind the gaming...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2020

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