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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4320 stories by Devin O'Connor

Rivers Casino Philadelphia shooting crime homicide

Rivers Casino Sees Philadelphia Shooting Victim Arrive To Seek Help

A shooting rampage in Philadelphia Monday night led one man involved in the violence to seek help at nearby Rivers Casino. Police responded to 911 calls around 9 pm Monday night reporting numerous shots fired. A 28-year-old man soon appeared at the...

Devin O'Connor February 22, 2022
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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak to Detail Recovery Roadmap, as Campaign Heats Up

Democratic Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak will address the state this week and lay out his vision for economic recovery post-pandemic. Sisolak's Communications Director Meghin Delaney says the governor will detail how Nevada will spend the final $2.7 billion in federal COVID-19 aid...

Devin O'Connor February 21, 2022
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Las Vegas Issues Five Millionth Wedding License, ‘Twosday’ to Marry Many More

Clark County, home to Las Vegas, has issued its five millionth wedding license. The Clark County Clerk confirmed issuing the historic wedding license yesterday, February 20. The recipients were Luis Pantoja and Mayra Ramirez, who stood in a long line outside the...

Devin O'Connor February 21, 2022
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Macau Casinos Deliver Local Government $4.2B in 2021 Gaming Taxes

Macau casinos and the six commercial licensees that operate them sent the local government more than $4.2 billion in gaming tax money last year. Macau's Financial Services Bureau reports that 2021 taxes levied on gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled MOP33.91 billion (US$4.22...

Devin O'Connor February 21, 2022
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Hard Rock Atlantic City Distributes $10M in Employee Bonuses on Record Year

Hard Rock Atlantic City is sharing the wealth from the Boardwalk casino resort's record operating year with its more than 2,400 workers. Hard Rock International, owner and operator of the Atlantic City casino, held its annual employee town hall last week. On...

Devin O'Connor February 21, 2022
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Interior Secretary Who Stalled Connecticut Tribal Casino Accused of Misconduct

Former US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is dismissing allegations raised by the inspector general of the federal agency he once oversaw. That official is claiming he misused his Cabinet-level position. Zinke led the agency between March 1, 2017, through January 2, 2019....

Devin O'Connor February 20, 2022
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Pennsylvania Casino Slot and Table Revenue Lagging Behind Pre-Pandemic Levels

Pennsylvania casinos continue to see reduced business at the 16 gaming floors across the commonwealth compared with pre-pandemic conditions. Last year, the Pennsylvania gaming industry set an all-time high in terms of gross gaming revenue (GGR). Total win from all verticals eclipsed...

Devin O'Connor February 20, 2022
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Atlantic City Ex-Mayor Turned Lawmaker Supports End of Casino Smoking

Former Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian (R) agrees with anti-smoking advocates that casinos should be free of harmful air. Guardian, the lone Republican who has held the title of Atlantic City mayor since 1990, served only a single term after losing reelection...

Devin O'Connor February 19, 2022
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Nevada Appeased on Leon Black’s Apollo Role in Venetian, Palazzo Takeover

The Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) this week formally approved the $6.25 billion sale of The Venetian and Palazzo casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip to VICI Properties and Apollo Global Management. But the latter company raised concerns during the state's hearing...

Devin O'Connor February 18, 2022
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DiamondJacks Bossier City Casino Won’t Reopen, Louisiana Gaming License in Limbo

DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana, won't reopen, officials representing Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) told state gaming regulators this week. P2E last year sought to relocate its Bossier City casino license to Slidell, north of New Orleans. But that required local voters...

Devin O'Connor February 18, 2022

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