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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4626 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Macau Police: 85 Percent Fewer Visitors Arrived in Enclave Last Year

The Macau Public Security Police says the number of visitors who ventured into the Special Administrative Region (SAR) last year fell roughly 85 percent compared with 2019. The law enforcement agency responsible for monitoring the flow of people in and out of...

Devin O'Connor January 14, 2021
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Siegfried Fischbacher Dead at 81, Siegfried & Roy Changed Strip Entertainment

Siegfried Fischbacher, who entertained millions in Las Vegas performing as Siegfried & Roy, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Siegfried is the second Las Vegas titan to die this week. Though not nearly as wealthy as the late...

Devin O'Connor January 14, 2021
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Macau Pays Respects to Sheldon Adelson, But His Death Could Impact Sands China

The Macau government is weighing in on the death of casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson at the age of 87. The Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China expressed condolences to Adelson, who forever changed the enclave and its economic prosperity. "The Government...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2021
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New Jersey Gross Gaming Revenue Totals $2.88B in 2020, Atlantic City Casinos Struggle

New Jersey gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled more than $2.88 billion in 2020. That represents a year-over-year decline of nearly 17 percent. The gaming revenue number is the culmination of operations from brick-and-mortar casinos, land-based and mobile sports betting, and internet gaming...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2021
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Rush Street Gaming Billionaire Neil Bluhm Bullish on Online Casinos

Chicago billionaire Neil Bluhm, who controls Rush Street Gaming, says his publicly traded interactive gaming unit is more focused on internet casinos than sports betting. Rush Street Interactive (RSI) went public last year on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares have flourished,...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2021
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Mega Millions Climbs to $750M, Fifth-Largest Lottery Jackpot in US History

With no Mega Millions jackpot winners Tuesday night, the interstate lottery game rolls over to an estimated $750 million. It's now the fifth-largest jackpot in US history, and the game's second all-time largest prize pool. The January 12 Mega Millions drawing offered...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2021
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Remembering Sheldon Adelson: Casino Execs and Republicans Pay Tribute

Tributes for Sheldon Adelson are pouring in. From casino executives to world leaders, the casino tycoon is being remembered fondly by his friends and allies. Adelson, the Las Vegas Sands founder, chairman, and chief executive, was worth an estimated $35.1 billion when...

Devin O'Connor January 12, 2021
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Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Gift Card Scandal Ends with Slaps on the Wrist

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) scandal involving Southwest Airlines gift cards has ended with only minor penalties for those involved. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Harmony Letizia this week accepted Brig Lawson's plea. Lawson, the LVCVA's former director...

Devin O'Connor January 12, 2021
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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Delays Opening Again, Cites Ongoing Pandemic

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is once again further delaying its grand opening because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The former Hard Rock was originally set to open last fall. But the coronavirus placing conventions on hold and leading to drastically reduced visitor volume...

Devin O'Connor January 12, 2021
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Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried and Roy Fame Terminally Ill with Pancreatic Cancer

Siegfried Fischbacher, one-half of the legendary Siegfried and Roy duo, is reportedly terminally ill with pancreatic cancer. German media outlet Bild broke the news that the 81-year-old recently told his sister Dolore -- who is a Franciscan nun living in Germany --...

Devin O'Connor January 12, 2021

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