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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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4938 stories by Devin O'Connor

Macau casino gaming revenue

Macau Casino Win Down Nine Percent, But More Favorable Comparisons Coming

Macau casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of MOP7.31 billion (US$914.8 million) in February, an 8.9 percent reduction from January. February is a difficult month-over-month comparable since it only has 28 days, while January has 31. But February 2021 benefited from having...

Devin O'Connor March 1, 2021
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Skill Gaming Struggles Continue, Manufacturer Synergy Blue Cuts Staff

Skill gaming machines were once all the buzz in the US gaming industry. But the innovative gambling devices never caught on. Synergy Blue, a Las Vegas-based gaming manufacturer that is owned by the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians in Southern California, announced...

Devin O'Connor February 26, 2021
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Pennsylvania Casino Raid Results in Criminal Charges, Two Suspects Remain at Large

An unlicensed casino in Pennsylvania raided last August has resulted in criminal charges against the operators. David Scott Hutchinson, 50, of Johns Creek, Ga., and Nahyun Hutchinson, 49, of Exeter Township, Pa., have each been charged with first-degree felony charges. They're accused...

Devin O'Connor February 26, 2021
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Caesars Stock Soars on Full-Year 2020 Earnings, CEO Reeg Full of Optimism

Shares of Caesars Entertainment are up significantly today to close out the week following the company's better-than-expected earnings report. Caesars reported fourth-quarter revenue of $1.5 billion, up 153 percent from the company's 2019 Q4. The surge was due to Caesars merging with...

Devin O'Connor February 26, 2021
Massachusetts Martha's Vineyard casino tribe

Wampanoag Tribe Must Work with Massachusetts Locals for Martha’s Vineyard Gambling

A federal court has ruled that a Massachusetts tribe must work with local authorities on Martha's Vineyard in building its gambling hall. The US First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head must adhere to local...

Devin O'Connor February 26, 2021
London Park Lane Club casino lawsuit

Park Lane Club Casino Lawsuit Dismissed, High Roller Cannot Collect Alleged Incentives

A lawsuit filed against London's Park Lane Club by a high roller who claimed he was owed incentives has been dismissed. Located in the swanky Mayfair district amid London's five-star hotels, the private Park Lane Club was sued by guest Juste Puharic...

Devin O'Connor February 26, 2021
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Pennsylvania Casinos Tell State to Limit VGTs, Ban Illegal Skill Gaming

Pennsylvania casino executives went before state lawmakers this week. They voiced their concerns regarding further expansion of video gaming terminals (VGTs) and the ongoing saga surrounding unregulated skill gaming machines. The House Gaming Oversight Committee heard testimony from casino representatives on how...

Devin O'Connor February 25, 2021
Las Vegas gaming revenue

Las Vegas Stumbles to Begin 2021, January Casino Win Down Nearly 44 Percent

It might be a new year, but for Las Vegas casinos, the same old problems they endured in 2020 remain. The most critical market in the US casino industry kicked off 2021 in a troublesome fashion. Casinos along the Las Vegas Strip...

Devin O'Connor February 25, 2021
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Richmond, Virginia Casino War Adds Suitors, as Golden Nugget, Poarch Indians Bid

The potential casino license in Richmond, Va., has quickly become the most-contested resort opportunity in the state's forthcoming gaming market. Last year, Virginia lawmakers and Gov. Ralph Northam (D) passed legislation that allows voters in five economically troubled cities to decide whether...

Devin O'Connor February 25, 2021
Atlantic City casino resort housing real estate

Atlantic City Amid Housing Boom, as Region’s Gaming Industry Struggles

The original version of the Monopoly board game is based on Atlantic City. And there has been plenty of buying and selling of properties recently in the New Jersey town. The nine casinos in Atlantic City are continuing to struggle because of...

Devin O'Connor February 24, 2021