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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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4934 stories by Devin O'Connor

Georgia sports betting Supreme Court Harold Melton

Former Georgia Chief Justice: Sports Betting Doesn’t Require Constitutional Amendment

Georgia's former chief justice, who oversaw the state's highest judicial authority, doesn't think a constitutional amendment is needed to authorize gambling on sports. Harold Melton served as chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court from September 2018 through June 2021. He was...

Devin O'Connor January 18, 2023
Massachusetts sports betting MGC Encore Boston

Massachusetts Sports Betting to Begin Soon, State Finalizing Regulations

Massachusetts sports betting is making its final approach to launch. With state gaming regulators expected to sign off on the governing rules that will dictate how expanded gaming functions, the first legal sports wagers in the commonwealth could come before January ends....

Devin O'Connor January 18, 2023
Meet AC Visit Atlantic City casinos CRDA

‘Meet AC’ Rebrands to ‘Visit Atlantic City’ to Better Reflect Tourism Mission

"Meet AC," the marketing brand of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Bureau, is no more. The bureau revealed Tuesday that its promotional arm is now "Visit Atlantic City." "Visit Atlantic City," tourism and convention officials say, better reflects the agency's core...

Devin O'Connor January 18, 2023
Kyle Rittenhouse Las Vegas Shot Show convention

Kyle Rittenhouse Las Vegas Event at The Venetian Abruptly Canceled

An event featuring 20-year-old vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse that was to be held Wednesday night at The Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip has been called off. Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder and other charges in November 2021 for his role in two...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2023
Atlantic City casino revenue GGR New Jersey

Atlantic City Casino Win in 2022 Tops 2019, Inflation Hurts Bottom Lines

Atlantic City casinos won more than $2.78 billion off of gamblers at the nine resorts in 2022. That's a 9% improvement from 2021, and 3.7% higher than what the casinos won in pre-pandemic 2019. Atlantic City's land-based casinos won a little more...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2023
Osage Casinos Kimberly Pearson female CEO

Osage Casinos CEO Kimberly Pearson Says Gaming Industry Smart to Promote Women

Osage Casinos CEO Kimberly Pearson hopes her recent appointment sets off a flurry of other females working in the commercial and tribal gaming industries being promoted to C-level positions. Osage Casinos owns and operates seven casinos in Oklahoma on behalf of the...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2023
Las Vegas Strip land Riviera Convention Center

Las Vegas Tourism Authority Says Scrapped Strip Land Sale Won’t Stall Renovation

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) held its first meeting since its $120 million land sale fell through with a Chilean businessman. While disappointed, agency officials say the development won't impede the timeline of the Convention Center's makeover. In October...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2023
Bangladesh Bank New York Supreme Court Philippines casinos

New York Supreme Court Says Bangladesh Lawsuit Against Philippines Bank Can Continue

The New York Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit brought by the Bangladeshi government against a Philippines bank can proceed. In 2016, an international bank fraud case arose when a series of wire transactions were initiated for withdrawals from the Bangladesh...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2023
Pickering Casino Resort Toronto hotel Canada

Pickering Casino Opens Hotel Near Toronto, $500M Resort Nearly Complete

Pickering Casino Resort in Ontario, located just outside the province's Toronto capital, opened its on-site hotel on Monday, January 16. Pickering's 96,000-square-foot casino opened in July 2021. The casino offers 2,200 slot machines, 90 table games, 140 live dealer stadium gaming positions,...

Devin O'Connor January 16, 2023
North Carolina sports betting gambling coalition

North Carolina Pro Sports Teams Seek Control of State Sports Betting Market

North Carolina professional sports teams and organizations believe if the state wishes to legalize sports betting on their competitions and events, they should reap a financial benefit. More than 30 states have authorized gambling on sports since May 2018 when the US...

Devin O'Connor January 16, 2023