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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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4934 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Celine Dion Future Unknown After Singer Announces Debilitating Disease

Celine Dion has been a Las Vegas Strip staple for nearly two decades, but her days headlining a casino showroom could be numbered. That's after the 54-year-old superstar announced a debilitating medical condition. Dion, the best-selling Canadian artist of all-time, and one...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2022
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Massachusetts Gaming Regulators Delay Sportsbook Votes on Various Concerns

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission's (MGC) reputation for taking its time in voting on consequential topics is well-earned. The MGC this week is undertaking preliminary reviews of Category 1 sports wagering operating license submissions from the state's three commercial casinos. After more than...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2022
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DOJ: Whitey Bulger Prison Mates Took Bets on When He’d Be Murdered

The brutal October 2018 killing of James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston crime boss turned FBI informant, came as little surprise to many prisoners inside the West Virginia federal penitentiary where the mobster's life ended. That's according to Michael Horowitz, the inspector...

Devin O'Connor December 7, 2022
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Pennsylvania Gaming Board to Consider State College Casino Petition Next Week

Next week, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) will deliberate on a petition to intervene from a state-licensed gaming operator. The call for action is regarding the state's consideration of a casino project targeting the Nittany Mall near Penn State University's main...

Devin O'Connor December 7, 2022
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Maryland Casino Revenue Slows in November, Six Properties Win $163.4M

Maryland casino revenue for the six commercial properties slowed in November following a record-setting October. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in November totaled just shy of $163.4 million. While that was 1.9% higher -- or $3 million more -- than what the six...

Devin O'Connor December 7, 2022
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Sen. Raphael Warnock Wins Georgia Senate Election in Runoff

Incumbent US Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) has officially defended his seat against a robust GOP challenge from political newcomer Herschel Walker. Warnock narrowly edged Walker during the November 8 general election by about 37K votes. But he failed to meet the 50%...

Devin O'Connor December 7, 2022
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Virginia Skill Gaming Lawsuit Delayed Until Spring 2023, Games Continue Operating

A lingering lawsuit in Virginia challenging the state's decision last year to outlaw so-called "skill gaming" machines has been postponed. It will be in abeyance until the Virginia General Assembly concludes its 2023 legislative session. Greensville County Circuit Court Judge Louis Lerner...

Devin O'Connor December 6, 2022
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North Dakota Lawmakers Clarify Where Charitable Electronic Pull-Tabs Can Operate

A North Dakota legislative panel has clarified where electronic pull-tab machines can operate. North Dakota authorized charitable gaming in 1994. Legalizing such small games of chance was designed to provide nonprofits and community organizations across the state with increased donations by way...

Devin O'Connor December 6, 2022
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‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Cris Pannullo Wins 21st Game, Poker Credited for Historic Run

Jeopardy! is at it again. The popular syndicated game show is generating headlines for another contestant going on a nearly unprecedented winning run. The current champ is 38-year-old Cris Pannullo, a New Jersey native who resides in Ocean City. Pannullo won his 21st...

Devin O'Connor December 6, 2022
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Sen. Raphael Warnock Favored to Extend Dems’ Senate Control to 51 Seats

US Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) is the heavy betting favorite in Tuesday's culmination of the special runoff election in Georgia against Republican challenger Herschel Walker. After a surprisingly strong performance from the Democrats during the November 8 general election --  resulting in...

Devin O'Connor December 6, 2022