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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Macau casino DICJ China gambling

Macau Casino Regulator Expands Staff Ahead of 2022 Licensing Renewal

Macau casino operations are regulated by the Chinese enclave's Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ). The agency is amid a major staffing expansion to better regulate and oversee the world's richest gaming hub. Today, the DICJ confirmed the appointments of 14 new...

Devin O'Connor September 8, 2021
Washington tribal casino Snoqualmie

Washington Tribal Casino Wins COVID-19 Insurance Claim Lawsuit

A Washington tribal casino owned and operated by the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe can collect insurance money for damages and losses incurred by COVID-19. That's according to Washington Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer, who ruled in favor of the tribe last week. A...

Devin O'Connor September 8, 2021
Philippines Manila casinos Duterte

Manila Casinos Remain Under Enhanced Quarantine, Extended Until Sept. 15

Manila casinos are remaining under the Philippines' Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) for another week. The country's four integrated resorts in the capital region were set to ease into the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) level today. However, government officials say additional time...

Devin O'Connor September 8, 2021
NFL sports betting American Gaming

Record 45.2M Americans Expected to Bet on NFL This Season

A record 45.2 million Americans are projected to wager at least one bet on an NFL outcome during the 2021-22 football season. That's according to results from a new survey conducted on behalf of the American Gaming Association (AGA), the gaming industry's...

Devin O'Connor September 8, 2021
Richmond casino Robert E. Lee Monument Virginia

Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Monument Coming Down, as Black-Owned Casino Could Go Up

The Robert E. Lee Memorial has been the focal point of Monumental Avenue for more than 130 years. Tomorrow, September 8, 2021, the controversial statue is slated to be removed. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said that following the conclusion of several...

Devin O'Connor September 7, 2021
Hungary casino Viktor Orban

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban Extends Casino Licenses for 35 Years

Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban's days serving as head of government of the Central European country could be numbered. Less than a year before he learns his fate during what's expected to be closely contested parliamentary elections, Orban is taking care of...

Devin O'Connor September 7, 2021
Culinary Union Station Casinos Durango project

Culinary Union Launches Campaign Against Station Casinos Durango Project

The Culinary Union in Las Vegas doesn't want a casino resort to come to the Spring Valley neighborhood southwest of the Strip. At least the union is opposed to one build by Station Casinos -- a company that has feverishly fought unionization...

Devin O'Connor September 7, 2021
South Africa lottery LottoStar

South Africa Lottery Wins High Court Decision, LottoStar Must Cease Operations

The South Africa lottery has finally won a years-long court battle against a prominent online betting group. A high court in Mpumalanga has ruled that LottoStar has unlawfully profited off South Africa's National Lottery. LottoStar is licensed to operate online fixed-odds betting...

Devin O'Connor September 6, 2021
Japan casino resort IR Prime Minister Suga

Japan Casinos Remain LDP Focus Despite Prime Minister Suga Surprise Resignation

The legalization of Japan casino resorts are unlikely to be impacted by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's surprising resignation. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, 72, announced on September 3 that he will not seek reelection this fall. Suga became the LDP leader a...

Devin O'Connor September 6, 2021
Philippine Offshore POGO online casino

Philippines Offshore Gaming Operators Close Shop, Flee Country Without Paying Tabs

Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators -- referred to as POGOs -- owe the country nearly $30 million in unpaid taxes and various fees. That's according to a new audit conducted by the federal government. POGOs operate online casino games from inside the Philippines....

Devin O'Connor September 6, 2021