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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Station Casinos Durango Project Revealed, Company Refocuses to Locals

Station Casinos and its parent organization Red Rock Resorts (RRR) are finally divulging long-awaited details on its potential resort on South Durango Avenue at the 215 Beltway.  Stephen Cootey, executive vice president and chief financial officer of RRR, told investors this week...

Devin O'Connor July 30, 2021
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DraftKings and Sports & Social Partner for New Nashville, Detroit Locations

DraftKings and the sports bar and gaming concept -- Sports & Social -- are partnering to build new locations in Nashville and Detroit. The sports betting company and Sports & Social restaurant venue say the agreement will result in unique, in-person entertainment...

Devin O'Connor July 30, 2021
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German Lottery Winner Unknowingly Carried $39M in Purse for Weeks

A lottery winner in Germany who was unaware of her lucky fortune carried around the ticket that will make her a multimillionaire many times over for several weeks. Lotto Bayern, Germany's state-run lottery, confirmed yesterday that a 45-year-old mother residing in Lower...

Devin O'Connor July 29, 2021
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Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos Reimplement Mandatory Face Masks

Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos are among the latest gaming resorts in the US to reimplement the mandatory wearing of face masks.  The COVID-19 delta variant is spreading across Mississippi. The state's four-week case trend has surged 353 percent, fourth-worst in the nation,...

Devin O'Connor July 29, 2021
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Reno Casino Firm Jacobs Entertainment Sweetens Deal to Buy City Land

Reno casino owner and operator Jacobs Entertainment has entered into an agreement to acquire land from the city. This week, council members signed off on Jacobs paying more than $3.07 million for the properties. The Reno City Council this week voted in...

Devin O'Connor July 29, 2021
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Yokohama Integrated Resort Plans from Genting, Melco Released

Yokohama officials have unveiled the city's two qualifying integrated resort (IR) bids from Genting Group and Melco Resorts. Now through August 7, an exhibit at the Yokohama City Hall displays models of the two large-scale casino design pitches. Each would be expected...

Devin O'Connor July 29, 2021
Melco Resorts Stock Rebounds, Investors Optimistic Despite Q2 Net Loss

Melco Resorts Stock Rebounds, Investors Optimistic Despite Q2 Net Loss

Melco Resorts shares surged more than 10 percent today. The investor enthusiasm comes less than 24 hours after the Macau integrated casino resort operator reported a net loss of $185.7 million in the second quarter. Melco's US shares are traded on the...

Devin O'Connor July 28, 2021
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Olympics Gymnastics Odds Shuffle Following Simone Biles Exit

The 2020 Olympics gymnastics individual competition has been thrown into a state of chaos following the shocking withdrawal of American Simone Biles. Biles abandoned the team competition yesterday following an uncharacteristically poor vault. The 24-year-old cited mental health reasons for her exit. ...

Devin O'Connor July 28, 2021
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Grand Lisboa Palace $5B Casino Opening July 30, Cotai Debut for SJM Resorts

Grand Lisboa Palace on Macau's Cotai Strip is set to welcome its first casino gamblers on Friday, July 30. Daisy Ho, chairwoman of SJM Holdings, recently announced the planned opening to GGRAsia. Daisy Ho revealed that the integrated resort has been granted...

Devin O'Connor July 28, 2021
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Failed Biloxi Casino Project Land Worth $28M Donated To Charity

A Biloxi real estate developer has decided to donate some 30 acres of land he intended to build a casino on to a local charity. Chris Ferrara is one of the largest landowners in the Mississippi Gulf Coast town. The Sun Herald...

Devin O'Connor July 28, 2021