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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4320 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Macau Casinos Celebrate New Gaming Law, Industry Remaining at Six Players

Macau casinos are rejoicing. That's following last Friday's news by the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) government that it will maintain status quo when it comes to the number of licensed gaming operators. Macau surprised the industry last week by announcing initial...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2022
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Manila Casinos to Remain Under COVID-19 Alert Level 3, as Cases Spiral Out of Control

Manila will remain under Alert Level 3 in the Philippines through at least the end of January. The Philippines Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) is maintaining its COVID-19 alert status on the capital metro for the...

Devin O'Connor January 17, 2022
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Mississippi Casino Workers Ordered to Repay COVID-19 Unemployment

Mississippi casino employees who were temporarily laid off or saw their hours reduced during the height of the pandemic - and collected state unemployment - are now being told to repay some of that compensation. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES)...

Devin O'Connor January 16, 2022
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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak to Use Federal Funds to Widen I-15 Tropicana Overpass

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) says money distributed to the state under the federal government's $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill will be used to help complete the I-15 Tropicana Project in Las Vegas. The bill was signed in November by President Joe Biden....

Devin O'Connor January 15, 2022
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2021 Atlantic City Casino Revenue Within Five Percent of 2019

Atlantic City casinos won more than $2.55 billion from gamblers in 2021. The brick-and-mortar gross gaming revenue (GGR) number is only 4.9 percent short of the $2.68 billion the same nine casinos generated in pre-pandemic 2019. GGR from retail slot machines totaled...

Devin O'Connor January 14, 2022
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‘Dateline’ Ted Binion Episode Documents Mysterious Death of Las Vegas Casino Heir

Tonight's new two-hour Dateline episode on NBC documents the mysterious death of Ted Binion, the heir of his father Benny Binion's gaming empire in Las Vegas. Ted Binion died on September 17, 1998, at the age of just 54 years old. His...

Devin O'Connor January 14, 2022
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BetMGM Sportsbook at Arizona Cardinals NFL Stadium Begins Construction

The BetMGM Sportsbook at State Farm Stadium, home of the NFL Arizona Cardinals, is officially under construction in Glendale in that state. BetMGM, the sports betting and iGaming unit of MGM Resorts announced this week that construction is underway at the 16,800-square-foot...

Devin O'Connor January 14, 2022
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Las Vegas Strip Casinos Report $1.95B Net Loss in 2021 Fiscal Year

Las Vegas Strip casinos were dealt a bad hand with COVID-19. Numbers released this week by the state Gaming Control Board (NGCB) reveal just how severe the pandemic's impact has been. While statewide gross gaming revenue climbed 25 percent from fiscal year...

Devin O'Connor January 14, 2022
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Republicans Threaten Debate Boycott, Presidential Commission Headed by AGA Founder

The Republican National Committee (RNC) warned today that it's considering boycotting all debates sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). In a letter addressed to Frank Fahrenkopf and Kenneth Wollack, co-chairs of the CPD, RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel expressed her frustrations...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2022
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Richmond Casino Rejection Latest Blow to Black Community, Mayor Claims

A $565 million Richmond casino referendum was closely rejected during the November 2021 election, with more affluent neighborhoods being cited for the project's dismissal. The mayor of the Virginia capital says the outcome was yet another disappointment to minority residents. Richmond Mayor...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2022

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