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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4441 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Station Casinos Accused of Violating Nevada ‘Right to Return,’ 76 Plaintiffs Seek Damages

Station Casinos is named in a mass action lawsuit brought by 76 plaintiffs who allege that the Nevada gaming operator has repeatedly violated state law. With the support of the Culinary Union, the mass tort litigation claims Station Casinos has not adhered...

Devin O'Connor March 30, 2022
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Shuttered Imperial Palace Saipan Casino Resort Targeted by New Jersey Investors

The nearly defunct Imperial Palace Saipan casino could receive new life by way of two investors based in New Jersey. They reportedly have the financial means to revitalize the shuttered multibillion-dollar integrated resort. The Saipan Tribune reported today that Andrew Yam, executive...

Devin O'Connor March 30, 2022
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Georgia Gambling Efforts Pass House Committee, But Odds Remain Long

Gambling in Georgia is limited to its state-run lottery and charitable fundraising games. But members of the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee feel it's time to consider expansion. The House committee yesterday moved forward Senate Resolution 135 (SR135) and Senate Bill...

Devin O'Connor March 29, 2022
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MGM Osaka Resort Receives Required Prefecture and City Approvals for IR Bid

MGM Resorts International, through its MGM Japan subsidiary, has been cleared to move forward with presenting its JPY1.08 trillion (US$8.8 billion) integrated resort (IR) concept to Japan's central government. MGM is leading a consortium with Japanese financial services group Orix Corporation to...

Devin O'Connor March 29, 2022
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Blackstone Crown Resorts Takeover Clears Major Regulatory Hurdle

The Blackstone Group's AU$8.9 billion (US$6.6 billion) takeover of Australian casino firm Crown Resorts passed its first major regulatory hurdle this week. Crown Resorts revealed today through a regulatory filing made with the Australian Securities Exchange that the $6.6 billion agreement has...

Devin O'Connor March 29, 2022
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Las Vegas Man Who Threatened Mass Shooting Freed After Gold Coast Casino Arrest

Las Vegas Metro Police say a local man arrested over the weekend for communicating a bomb threat at an area casino has been released without bail. Metro Police responded to the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino around 6:30 am PST on Saturday,...

Devin O'Connor March 29, 2022
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Culinary Union Announces Mass Action Lawsuit Against Station Casinos

The Culinary Union in Las Vegas is alleging that Station Casinos has violated numerous conditions imposed under Nevada's "Right to Return" law. And the powerful trade group plans to take its members' grievances against the locals-focused casino operator to court. The Culinary...

Devin O'Connor March 28, 2022
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Netflix Documentary ‘Bad Vegan’ Chronicles Conman Gambling Illicit Funds at Casinos

Netflix has done it again. The streaming giant's latest true crime documentary, "Bad Vegan," is trending on social media for presenting a most outrageous and seemingly unbelievable story. But this tale involving high-stakes gambling is based on truth. "Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud....

Devin O'Connor March 28, 2022
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Saint Peter’s March Madness Cinderella Run a Story of Riches for Oddsmakers

Saint Peter's did the unprecedented during the 2022 men's college basketball tournament by being the first 15-seed to reach the Elite Eight. And the unlikeliest of Cinderella stories ended up being a tale of riches for sportsbooks and oddsmakers. During and after...

Devin O'Connor March 28, 2022
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Macau Casino Operators to Pay $6M Each for License Extensions Through 2022

The six Macau casino operators will each pay the enclave government MOP47 million -- or roughly $5.83 million based on today's exchange rate -- to have their gaming concessions extended through December 31, 2022. For more than two years, COVID-19 has greatly...

Devin O'Connor March 28, 2022

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