Devin O'Connor

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Gaming Legislation, Politics, Casino Business, Entertainment----Devin O’Connor’s passion for politics and background in the world of pop culture television give 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, where 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 to date. Email:

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Caesars Palace Las Vegas Strip

Caesars Palace to Welcome Guests with 15-Foot-Tall Augustus Caesars Statue

Caesars Palace is totally renovating the Las Vegas Strip casino resort's main entrance. Construction is slated to start in the coming days, and will likely be completed in time for New Year's Eve. The property operated by Caesars Entertainment announced today that...

Devin O'Connor July 6, 2021
Hard Rock Atlantic City casino Borgata

Hard Rock Atlantic City Hires Former Borgata Marketing Exec as VP

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has hired gaming industry veteran Michael Woodside as its new vice president of entertainment and marketing services. Woodside is moving from the Marina District to the Boardwalk after spending the previous 17 years at Borgata....

Devin O'Connor July 6, 2021
Massachusetts sports betting racism Orlando Ramos

Massachusetts Lawmaker Seeks Racial Equality in Sports Betting Legalization

A lawmaker in Massachusetts says if the state wants to legalize sports betting, it should do so in a way that allows minorities to participate. State Rep. Orlando Ramos (D-Hamden) says legislation he introduced earlier this year would guarantee racial equity in...

Devin O'Connor July 6, 2021
Steve Wynn Struggles to Find Buyers for His Mega Mansions in Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Steve Wynn Struggles to Find Buyers for Las Vegas, Los Angeles Mansions

Billionaire Steve Wynn has seemingly entered the real estate industry since disgracefully exiting the casino business in 2018.  Wynn has found success in Palm Beach, Fla. In March, the former casino tycoon made more than $5 million in just three months on...

Devin O'Connor July 5, 2021
Tokyo election casino Japan integrated resort

Casino Opposition in Tokyo Gains Power During Metropolitan Assembly Election

Tokyo has not publicly announced its intentions to bid on one of Japan's three forthcoming integrated casino resort licenses. After Sunday's Metropolitan Assembly election, the odds of the country's capital city entering the commercial gaming race only lengthened.  During Sunday's city assembly...

Devin O'Connor July 5, 2021
Phil Ruffin Las Vegas A's MLB

Treasure Island Owner Phil Ruffin to Meet Group Seeking To Bring MLB to Las Vegas

Billionaire Phil Ruffin, 87, says a group that is trying to relocate the MLB Oakland A's to Las Vegas wants to speak with him about his land in Southern Nevada. Ruffin, worth an estimated $2 billion, is a major player on the...

Devin O'Connor July 5, 2021
Crown Resorts financial loss Victoria

Crown Resorts Tells Investors to Expect Financial Loss in 2021 Fiscal Year

Crown Resorts is already warning investors that it will report an operating loss in its 2021 fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2021. The Australian casino company plans to release the full-year fiscal results on August 30. Damaged by COVID-19, as well...

Devin O'Connor July 5, 2021
Seminole Tribe Florida condo collapse

Seminole Tribe Donates $250K to South Florida Condo Collapse Relief Fund

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has contributed $250,000 to a relief fund set up for victims of the South Florida condo building collapse. On June 24 at approximately 1:25 am ET, a 12-story residential building with 136 units partially collapsed in Surfside,...

Devin O'Connor July 3, 2021
Harrah's Nebraska casino Columbus Lincoln

Harrah’s Unveils Nebraska Racetrack Plan, $75M Casino Development in Columbus

Harrah's is coming to Nebraska by way of the Columbus horse racetrack. The casino is coming soon to the Ag Park facility. Columbus Exposition and Racing (CER), owner of the track, announced today that it has selected Harrah's and its parent organization,...

Devin O'Connor July 2, 2021
MGM Resorts Shadow Creek golf rate

MGM Resorts Increases Shadow Creek Greens Fee On Most Expensive Public Course

MGM Resorts just made the nation's most expensive and exclusive public golf course even pricier.  MGM, Las Vegas' largest casino operator, recently unveiled new rates for its esteemed Shadow Creek Golf Course. An 18-hole round of golf now costs a mind-blowing $1,000....

Devin O'Connor July 2, 2021