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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4622 stories by Devin O'Connor

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DraftKings Debuts Political Odds in Canada, Donald Trump Favored for 2024

DraftKings, for the first time in its history of operating as a daily fantasy and sports betting provider, is offering traditional lines on political outcomes. But political observers in the United States who believe they have the foresight to predict the outcomes...

Devin O'Connor July 15, 2022
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Macau Man Sentenced to Five Months in Jail for Walking Without Face Mask

A Macau man has been sentenced to five months in prison for violating the enclave's emergency health directive. That rule is ordering people to stay put inside their residencies amid a COVID-19 outbreak in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR). Macau's Unitary...

Devin O'Connor July 14, 2022
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Philippines Court Upholds Kazuo Okada Ruling Dismissing Fraud Charges

The Philippines Court of Appeals has upheld its December decision dismissing fraud and theft charges levied against Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada. Okada made his fortune through his founding of Universal Entertainment Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of pachinko machines. His wealth, estimated by...

Devin O'Connor July 14, 2022
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Maryland Sports Betting Commission Reworks Online Licensing Criteria

The Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Commission (SWARC), facing steep criticism from the governor's office, has reworked its licensing criteria. The rules will determine which applicants are approved to operate online sports betting. Maryland residents approved of a sports betting referendum during...

Devin O'Connor July 14, 2022
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Connecticut Casinos Debut Live Dealer Table Games Online with DraftKings, FanDuel

Connecticut casinos operated by the state's two federally recognized tribes reached an agreement last year with Gov. Ned Lamont (D) to expand their gaming operations online. Lamont and the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation agreed to amend their Class III...

Devin O'Connor July 14, 2022
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Wind Creek Gives Casino Workers Stipend to Ease Inflation Impact, Reworks Schedules

Wind Creek Hospitality is giving its thousands of workers stimulus checks to help ease some of the inflation pain Americans are incurring almost anytime they make a purchase. Inflation continues to skyrocket, seemingly out of control, with no ceiling in sight. Consumer...

Devin O'Connor July 13, 2022
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Mega Millions Approaches Record Territory, Friday Jackpot Estimated at $480M

The Mega Millions draw this Friday, July 15, will feature a jackpot worth an estimated $480 million ($276 million cash value). At nearly half of a billion dollars, this week's draw is expected to be one of the interstate lottery game's 10...

Devin O'Connor July 13, 2022
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Atlantic City Casino Workers Give Near Unanimous Approval to New Union Contracts

Atlantic City casino workers almost unanimously ratified their new collective bargaining agreements with seven of their employers, their labor union reps said yesterday. Unite Here Local 54 struck new labor terms with seven of Atlantic City's nine casinos just ahead of the...

Devin O'Connor July 13, 2022
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Hard Rock Bristol Casino Initiates Traffic Study to Help Design Permanent Resort

Hard Rock Bristol made history last week by opening the first casino in Virginia. The temporary gaming space inside what was formerly the Bristol Mall just steps north of the Virginia-Tennessee border offers guests 870 slot machines and 21 table games. The...

Devin O'Connor July 13, 2022
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Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Gives CEO $40K Raise, $203K Bonus

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors this afternoon rewarded its President and Chief Executive Steve Hill with a considerable raise and a lofty one-time bonus. The LVCVA board agreed that Hill's performance leading the government agency through...

Devin O'Connor July 12, 2022

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