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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4452 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Hampton City Council Pleads with Virginia Lawmakers for Casino Privileges

Hampton wants to be dealt with in the forthcoming Virginia commercial gaming industry. Recently, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) signed legislation in April that allowed cities that meet a host of qualifying criteria to hold local ballot referendums to authorize a casino...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2020
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US Commercial Casino Revenue Down 19 Percent in Third Quarter, Win Totals $9B

In the third quarter of 2020, US commercial casinos won more than $9 billion on their gaming floors and interactive online and mobile platforms. The American Gaming Association (AGA) reports that total gross gaming revenue (GGR) was $9.04 billion. Slot machines accounted...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2020
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Dustin Johnson Masters Win a Major Loss for Sportsbooks

Dustin Johnson is the 2020 Masters champion. His win at Augusta National was unlike any other. For the first time in the tournament's 86-year history, the Masters was played outside of March or April. And for the first time at Augusta National,...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2020
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Macau Chief Executive Committed to Improving Financial Reporting Standards for Casinos

Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng says a pillar of the next chapter of the enclave's laws governing the gaming industry will be much stricter financial reporting protocols involving large movements of capital. During Ho's Policy Address today at the Legislative Assembly,...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2020
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New York Comptroller Urges State Lawmakers to Tread Carefully with Gaming Expansion

New York lawmakers are mulling efforts to expand gaming in order to reap additional tax benefits. But state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is imploring them to first find a balance between the pros and cons of more gambling. Tax income from the New...

Devin O'Connor November 15, 2020
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Resorts World Las Vegas Announces Strip’s ‘Most Technologically Advanced Nightclub’

Resorts World Las Vegas' presence is already known, as the Strip structure standing at 57 stories makes it the second- tallest building in the city. The property's 100,000-square-foot LED façade on the West Tower is impossible to miss. But Resorts World plans...

Devin O'Connor November 14, 2020
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Borgata Cuts More Jobs, Atlantic City Casino Revenue Improves in October

Borgata in Atlantic City told 73 employees today that their jobs are being cut, and let 349 other workers know that their hours are being reduced. Borgata President Melonie Johnson said the workforce reduction is the result of new COVID-19 restrictions imposed...

Devin O'Connor November 13, 2020
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Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Chairman Cedric Cromwell Indicted on Bribery and Extortion Charges

Cedric Cromwell, chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Massachusetts, has been indicted on federal bribery and extortion charges in connection to a proposed casino resort in Taunton. The US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts alleges that the 55-year-old Cromwell...

Devin O'Connor November 13, 2020
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Crown Resorts Could Receive Billions of Dollars if Found Unsuitable in Sydney

If Crown Resorts is deemed unsuitable to hold a casino license in New South Wales (NSW), the Australian state might be on the hook for billions of dollars in compensation made payable to the gaming company. When Crown Resorts struck its development...

Devin O'Connor November 12, 2020
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Rhode Island Casinos Deliver State Less Tax Money, Pandemic and New Competition Blamed

Rhode Island's two commercial casinos delivered the state far fewer gaming tax dollars in the latest fiscal year. Twin River Casino Hotel and Tiverton Casino Hotel, both owned and operated by Twin River Worldwide Holdings, were forced to close on Rhode Island...

Devin O'Connor November 12, 2020

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