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Reporter: Devin O'Connor

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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5917 stories by Devin O'Connor

Michigan Washington odds line spread

Michigan Opens as 5-Point Favorite vs. Washington in College Championship

The top-ranked Michigan Wolverines (14-0, Big Ten) are the early favorites for the College Football Playoff National Championship against No. 2 Washington (14-0, Pac-12). Oddsmakers told Casino.org before the CFP semifinals that the winner of the Michigan-Alabama showdown in the Rose Bowl...

Devin O'Connor January 2, 2024
California tribal casino Black Oak

California Tribal Casino Bows Kid-Friendly Ninja Course and Trampoline Park

A California tribal casino some 70 air miles southeast of Sacramento in Tuolumne is making a big bet on keeping its resort bustling in 2024 with more family-friendly draws. The Black Oak Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Tuolumne Band...

Devin O'Connor January 1, 2024
North Carolina sports betting

North Carolina Gets Seven Sportsbook Applications Ahead of Spring Launch

The North Carolina State Lottery Commission last week unveiled the list of companies that applied to receive retail and online sports betting privileges ahead of the agency's "recommended submission" deadline of Dec. 27. Sports betting market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel highlight the...

Devin O'Connor January 1, 2024
Macau casinos gross gaming revenue

Macau Casinos Win $22.7B in 2023, Trigger Nongaming Investment Increase

The Macau gaming industry capped off its first COVID-19 recovery year strong with December casino win exceeding analyst expectations. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the Chinese enclave totaled MOP18.57 billion (US$2.3 billion) to end 2023, surpassing the analyst consensus forecast of $2.1...

Devin O'Connor January 1, 2024
Delaware sports betting iGaming

Delaware Online Sports Betting Begins, iGaming Sites Switch to BetRivers

Delaware online sports betting began last week through Rush Street Gaming's BetRivers Sportsbook. The Delaware Lottery in August announced BetRivers as its next iGaming partner after its relationship with 888 Holdings dissolved. 888 had conducted the state lottery's online casino operations since...

Devin O'Connor December 31, 2023
Christmas Macau gaming revenue China

Christmas Delivers Macau Casinos Strong Visitation and Bookings

Christmas isn't exactly a major holiday in China. But Macau, one of two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) belonging to the People's Republic, was nonetheless busy on Dec. 25 and its surrounding days. The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), in an update released...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2023
Atlantic City casino revenue New Jersey

Atlantic City Bustling With Optimism as New Year Approaches

When December's revenue report comes in next month, the nine casinos in Atlantic City will have officially won more money on their physical gaming floors in 2023 than they did in 2022, 2021, and pre-pandemic 2019. Along with new attractions and an...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2023
Phil Ruffin Donald Trump 2024 campaign odds

Casino Billionaire Phil Ruffin Donates $2M to Donald Trump 2024 Campaign

Phil Ruffin is the first Las Vegas casino billionaire to open his deep pockets to help support Donald Trump's 2024 presidential bid. Ruffin holds a 50% stake in Trump International Las Vegas and additionally owns Treasure Island and Circus Circus on the...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2023
Bally's Chicago casino Chinatown

Bally’s Chicago Faces Backlash for Chinatown Shuttle

Bally's Chicago is facing criticism for quietly running a free shuttle between its temporary gaming facility inside the historic Medinah Temple and the Windy City's Chinatown neighborhood. Reports surfaced this week that Bally's has been transporting people from the Chinatown area about...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2023
Powerball jackpot lottery

Powerball Players Hope to Ring in New Year With $760M Jackpot

Powerball is going out in style this year, as the jackpot has climbed north of $700 million for a fourth time in 2023. The Powerball jackpot hasn't been won since the Oct. 11 drawing, when a single ticket sold in California won...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2023