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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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Vermont Sports Betting Study Committee Recommends Legalization

Vermont's 2022 Sports Betting Study Committee believes legalizing and regulating gambling on sports is in the state's best interest. The study committee thinks the expanded gambling would generate new tax revenue and create new jobs, while also protecting consumers who are currently...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2022
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Pennsylvania Gaming Board Bans Five Adults Who Left Kids in Vehicles to Gamble

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) is trying to crack down on incidences involving gamblers leaving children in vehicles outside casinos while they gamble. The state's latest response is its most drastic to date. The PGCB this week announced that it's placing...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2022
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Pennsylvania Gaming Board Approves Cordish Petition to Intervene in State College Casino

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) approved Cordish Companies' petition to intervene in the state's consideration of issuing a Category 4 "mini-casino" license to SC Gaming OpCo, LLC. SC Gaming was founded in 2020 by Penn State alumnus Ira Lubert....

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2022
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Cordish Companies Unveils $1.4B Casino Resort Development for Petersburg, Va.

Baltimore-based Cordish Companies hopes one of its next major development projects comes by way of Virginia in the town of Petersburg. The Petersburg City Council Tuesday night revealed Cordish's pitch for Petersburg. The operator of Live!-branded casinos in Maryland and Pennsylvania says...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2022
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Macau Casino Concession Terms on 10-Year Contracts to Be Revealed

The Macau casino concession terms that the six gaming operators will need to uphold are expected to be revealed this Saturday, December 17. Macau's Special Administrative Region (SAR) government is expected to sign the new 10-year operating agreements on Friday. The contracts...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2022
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WynnBet Receives First Mobile Sportsbook License in Massachusetts

WynnBet made history in Massachusetts by becoming the first online sportsbook to receive a state-issued operator license. Following nearly seven hours of deliberations, the five-member Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC), with the recommendation of the gaming agency's staff, approved WynnBet as a suitable...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2022
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Mount Airy Casino Bars Underage Visitors From Entire Resort

Mount Airy Casino Resort in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains will soon exclude underage people from accessing the property. Beginning this Sunday, December 18, Mount Airy says its casino floor and resort will be accessible only to guests who are aged 21 and older....

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2022
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Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium World’s Top Stadium Concert Venue in 2022

The 2022 Las Vegas Raiders season appears to be a bust, as the 5-8 team is an NFL postseason long shot. But the franchise's home venue had an unforgettable year. Allegiant Stadium was built just west of the Las Vegas Strip and...

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2022
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Philippines Casinos Could Help Bankroll Nation’s Proposed Investment Fund

Disposing of casinos owned by the Philippines government could play a role in financing the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund. That's a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) investment vehicle introduced to the Filipino Congress last month. Filed on November 28 by Philippines House Speaker...

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2022
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Justice Department Subpoenas Clark County for 2020 Trump Campaign Communications

The US Justice Department has ordered Clark County, home to Las Vegas, to turn over all communications between local election officials and the 2020 presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting an inquiry into the former...

Devin O'Connor December 13, 2022