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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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4946 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Rocky Gap Casino Asks Court to Dismiss Former Employee Harassment Lawsuit

The parent company of Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Maryland has requested a federal court to dismiss a harassment lawsuit brought against the property by a former employee. Nevada-based Golden Entertainment, a casino operator and slot machine route distributor, wants to sell...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2022
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Hard Rock Bristol Off to Strong Start, Casino Achieving Virginia Gaming Economic Goals

Hard Rock Bristol in Virginia is reporting strong operating numbers since it made history in July by becoming Virginia's first legal casino. The temporary casino space, located in the former Bristol Mall, generated about $14.3 million in brick-and-mortar gross gaming revenue (GGR)...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2022
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Lake Tahoe Casino Demolition Begins, Makes Way for Health Care Facility

The Lakeside Inn and Casino on Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, was sold amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lakeside casino and resort, once a favorite hangout among locals, opened back in 1969. It announced its permanent closure in April 2020 and was...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2022
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants to Qualify More Truck Stops for Video Gaming Terminals

Pennsylvania Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) serves the county that the dairy and convenience store company Rutter's calls home. The state lawmaker is seeking to amend the commonwealth's 2017 gaming expansion bill to reduce qualifying criteria for truck stops to house video gaming...

Devin O'Connor October 6, 2022
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Martha Stewart Las Vegas Restaurant Panned By Food Critic Notorious for Poor Reviews

The Bedford by Martha Stewart at Paris Las Vegas is the latest restaurant to be scolded by New York Times food critic Pete Wells. Wells is notorious for panning restaurants, both new and old. He made many headlines in the fall of...

Devin O'Connor October 5, 2022
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Michigan Gas Stations and Storefront Raided, Alleged Illegal Gambling Machines Seized

Three Michigan gas stations in the Detroit metro area and a Flint-adjacent retail storefront were recently raided by state law enforcement. They were allegedly operating unregulated and therefore unlawful gambling machines. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's (D) office and the Michigan Gaming...

Devin O'Connor October 5, 2022
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Mustang Sally’s in Deadwood, South Dakota, Loses Gaming License Over Illegal Proxy Sports Betting

The owner of Mustang Sally's in Deadwood, South Dakota, is expressing remorse for knowingly violating the state's gambling and sports betting rules. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming (SDCG) recently reviewed numerous allegations that Mustang Sally's, a sports bar with a small...

Devin O'Connor October 5, 2022
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Las Vegas Spree Part of Charges Against IRS Employees Accused of Stealing COVID-19 Funds

Five current and former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees are facing -- or have already pleaded guilty to -- wire fraud and other charges. The pleas stem from their alleged involvement in a scheme that swindled money from federal COVID-19 relief programs....

Devin O'Connor October 5, 2022
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Spectrum Gaming Releases Top 10 Trends for Global Gaming Industry in 2023

Spectrum Gaming Group has released its top trends to watch for in the global gaming industry next year. Spectrum, a Pennsylvania-based gaming consultancy specializing in the economics, regulation, and policy of regulated gambling markets worldwide, annually releases its top 10 trends to...

Devin O'Connor October 4, 2022
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Kazuo Okada Indicted by Philippines Department of Justice on ‘Grave Coercion’

Japanese billionaire Kazuo Okada, 80, has been charged in the Philippines along with several of his business associates. The legal actions stem from their roles in the forcible takeover of Okada Manila back in May. Prosecutors with the Philippines Department of Justice...

Devin O'Connor October 4, 2022