Devin O'Connor

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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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4784 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Tilman Fertitta Las Vegas Strip Casino Project Gains Clark County Approval

Tilman Fertitta has cleared the first step in his pursuit of opening a new integrated casino resort in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.     The billionaire, who owns the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, gained approval from the...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2022
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Palms Las Vegas Website Targeted by Malware, Casino Investigating

The Palms Las Vegas website is currently down. The casino resort's information technology (IT) department is investigating the cause. A visit to www.palms.com currently redirects to a malware message warning visitors that clicking through to the website may harm the user's computer....

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2022
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Kazuo Okada Arrest Celebrated by Okada Manila Management in Philippines

Monday's arrest of Kazuo Okada at Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport is being celebrated by the casino management company the 80-year-old billionaire founded in 2008. Okada founded Tiger Resort, Leisure & Entertainment, Inc. (TRLEI) after being granted a gaming license in the...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2022
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Vermont Sports Betting Committee Pitches Regulatory Suggestions, 20 Percent Tax

The Vermont Sports Betting Study Committee is floating some ideas as to what the sports wagering industry might look like in the Green Mountain State. That's if lawmakers choose to legalize such gaming. Things move a little slower in Vermont. That's why,...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2022
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Virginia Casino Study Finds Petersburg Suitable for Gaming Development

A Virginia casino study conducted by the state's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) has found Petersburg suitable to become a host gaming town. In 2020, Virginia authorized a single casino development in the cities of Richmond, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Bristol, and...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2022
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Powerball Jackpot Climbs Past Half a Billion Dollars, Tuesday Prize Estimated at $508M

The Powerball jackpot for the lottery game's Wednesday, October 19 drawing is an estimated $508 million. At $508 million, Wednesday's draw is moving closer to reaching Powerball's 10 largest jackpots in the game's history. Powerball began in April 1992. To crack the...

Devin O'Connor October 18, 2022
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State College Casino Hearing Delayed by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The planned Bally's State College casino hearing scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, regarding a request to intervene from a rival gaming operator in the state has been delayed by at least a month. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) said Tuesday that...

Devin O'Connor October 18, 2022
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Kazuo Okada Arrested in Philippines on ‘Grave Coercion’ Charge

Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada, 80, was arrested in Manila on Monday, October 17, on a "grave coercion" charge. Earlier this month, the Philippines Department of Justice indicted the gaming tycoon for his forcible May takeover of Okada Manila. Okada built and opened...

Devin O'Connor October 18, 2022
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Atlantic City September Casino Revenue Presents Mixed Results for Nine Properties

Atlantic City casinos, sportsbooks, and iGaming platforms won a combined $484.8 million off of gamblers last month, a nearly 7% improvement on September 2021. But there's much more to the industry story than the overall gross gaming revenue (GGR) number. Brick-and-mortar GGR...

Devin O'Connor October 18, 2022
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Alabama Casino Asks State Supreme Court to Reconsider Electronic Bingo Ruling

At least one Alabama casino isn't giving up its legal fight to maintain its electronic bingo games. That's after the state's Supreme Court ruled that the machines constitute illegal gambling. In a unanimous 7-0 decision published late last month, the Alabama Supreme...

Devin O'Connor October 17, 2022

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