Devin O'Connor

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Devin O'Connor is a senior reporter for, 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 in 2014. He lives in Pennsylvania and is an avid marathoner, having completed 15 races.

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Ocean Casino Promotes Bill Callahan, as Atlantic City Resort Begins Next Chapter

Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City has a new boss. The Boardwalk property announced today that interim CEO William "Bill" Callahan, effective immediately, is assuming the new role of general manager. Callahan has been at Ocean for less than two years but...

Devin O'Connor February 7, 2022
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Philippines Reopening Borders, Casinos Ready to Welcome Back Foreign High Rollers

The Philippines will begin allowing foreign travelers entry into the Southeast Asia nation beginning Thursday, Feb. 10. For the integrated resort casinos in Manila, which rely heavily on VIP play, the border reopening is a major development. After being closed for roughly...

Devin O'Connor February 7, 2022
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Caesars Sportsbook Joins Super Bowl LVI Advertiser Roster With 30-Second Commercial

Caesars Entertainment is perhaps the best-known casino brand in the United States. That's likely why the casino giant has opted not to bet on advertising during Super Bowls in years past. However, that's changing for the big game next weekend. Caesars confirmed...

Devin O'Connor February 4, 2022
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Petersburg, Va., to Field Casino Pitches, Urban One Back to Bidding Pool

City officials in Petersburg, Va., say there will be no backroom deals should it receive state approval to move forward with considering a commercial casino resort. Residents in Richmond last November narrowly rejected a local ballot question seeking the public's authorization of...

Devin O'Connor February 3, 2022
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Dragon Link Jackpot Hits Again, Florida Player Wins $1.3M at Seminole Hollywood

Dragon Link progressive slot machines have been loose in recent weeks. And late last month, the popular game made another lucky player a millionaire. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood revealed today that one of its lucky patrons recently hit...

Devin O'Connor February 3, 2022
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Atlantic City Casino Smoking Ban Gains Additional Support

The days of Atlantic City casino smoking permeating gaming floors might be nearing extinguishment. A legislative effort in the Trenton capital continues to gain support from state lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. The latest to join the anti-smoking crusade...

Devin O'Connor February 2, 2022
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South Dakota Mobile Sports Betting Bill Advances, But Hurdles Remain

South Dakota sports betting is currently limited to retail sportsbooks inside Deadwood gaming parlors and tribal casinos. Legislation introduced in 2022 that has already found support in a Senate committee seeks to expand such gambling to online channels. Senate Resolution 502 would...

Devin O'Connor February 2, 2022
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Cedric Cromwell

Former Mashpee Wampanoag Chair Accused of Bribery, Extortion to Stand Trial

Cedric Cromwell, the former chair of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in Massachusetts, will begin facing criminal allegations of bribery and extortion in federal court on April 19. In November 2020, Cromwell was accused by federal prosecutors of accepting bribes in exchange for...

Devin O'Connor February 1, 2022
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Macau Casinos Begin 2022 Slow, January Gaming Win Down 20 Percent

Macau casinos kicked off 2022 slower than they did a year ago. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month totaled MOP6.34 billion (US$793 million), which was 20.9 percent less than the casinos won in January of 2021. Data from Macau's Gaming Inspection and...

Devin O'Connor February 1, 2022
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Red Rock Resorts All-Male, All-White Board Scolded by Las Vegas Casino Union

Red Rock Resorts (RRR) is the target of yet another attack from the Culinary Union, the largest casino union in the United States. In a letter addressed to US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) General Attorney Stacie Gorman, the Culinary Union urges...

Devin O'Connor February 1, 2022