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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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5117 stories by Devin O'Connor

Florida gaming expansion DeSantis Seminole

Poll Concludes Florida Voters Want Say in Seminole Gaming Expansion

A new poll finds that a majority of Florida voters want a say on whether the state should allow the Seminole Tribe to expand its gaming privileges. Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and the Seminole Tribe inked a deal that...

Devin O'Connor May 5, 2021
Macau Adriano Ho DICJ casino regulator

Macau Gaming Boss Extended Two Years, Will Oversee License Renewals

The Macau government is retaining its chief gaming boss for at least another 24 months. Adriano Marques Ho became the director of Macau's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau -- stylized DICJ -- on June 10 of 2020.  The one-year term is being...

Devin O'Connor May 5, 2021
Slidell casino Louisiana resort St. Tammany Parish

Time Ticking on Slidell Casino Bid, as Louisiana Legislative Session Ends June 10

If voters in Slidell and St. Tammany Parish are to face a local ballot referendum this November regarding a potential casino resort, state lawmakers in Baton Rouge must act quickly. The Louisiana Legislature's 2021 session is set to end on June 10....

Devin O'Connor May 5, 2021
Grand Lisboa Palace SJM Macau Cotai Strip

Grand Lisboa Palace to Focus on Macau VIP, $5B Resort SJM’s Biggest Bet to Date

The $5 billion Grand Lisboa Palace, SJM Holdings' first integrated casino resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau, hopes to open before the end of June.  During the company's first-quarter 2021 earnings call this week, executives said they are still waiting on...

Devin O'Connor May 5, 2021
Nevada online casino Las Vegas sports betting

Could Full Online Casino Gaming Come to Nevada? State Regulators to Discuss

Nevada is synonymous with casinos, but the state currently bans nearly all forms of gambling via the internet. That could soon change. Many outsiders who only casually visit Las Vegas are often surprised to learn that Nevada is one of only five...

Devin O'Connor May 4, 2021
Norfolk casino HeadWaters Pamunkey Indian Tribe

Norfolk Casino Named HeadWaters, as Pamunkey Indian Tribe Unveils New Resort Details

The lone casino in Norfolk will be called HeadWaters Resort & Casino. Norfolk partnered with the Native American tribe and billionaire Jon Yarbrough to develop a casino. That followed Virginia's authorization of commercial gambling in five economically struggled cities last year, and...

Devin O'Connor May 4, 2021
Melco Resorts Macau China

Melco Resorts Offering Employees 12 Months of Pay to Quit or Take Time Off

Melco Resorts is offering what seems too good to be true: a full year of pay for workers to quit. The Hong Kong-headquartered casino operator that operates gaming resorts in Macau, the Philippines, and Cyprus has announced a voluntary exit program for...

Devin O'Connor May 4, 2021
Atlantic City casinos New Jersey restrictions

Atlantic City Casinos Returning to Full Capacity, as NJ Lifts Restrictions

Beginning Wednesday, May 19, Atlantic City casinos will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity. It will be the first time they will be free of capacity limits since early March 2020. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) revealed the much-welcomed...

Devin O'Connor May 4, 2021
St. Tammany Parish Louisiana casino Slidell

Poll Finds Adequate Support for St. Tammany Casino Resort in Slidell, La.

Residents in St. Tammany Parish could face a ballot referendum question in November regarding a potential $250 million casino in Slidell, La. A new poll finds that a vast majority of locals hope to have a chance to vote on the gaming...

Devin O'Connor May 3, 2021
Robinhood Warren Buffett casino gambling

Robinhood Fires Back at Warren Buffet for Linking Its Platform to Casino Gambling

Robinhood, the commission-free trading platform that was involved in the 2021 GameStop short squeeze, has responded to criticism from billionaire Warren Buffett.  During Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting over the weekend, the 90-year-old "Oracle of Omaha" linked Robinhood's users to casino gamblers.  has...

Devin O'Connor May 3, 2021