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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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DraftKings to Offer Micro-Betting on Nearly Every College Football Game

DraftKings bettors will not have a shortage of wagering opportunities during the upcoming college football season, which kicks off this weekend. Today, the sportsbook and iGaming leader announced that the platform will offer micro-betting on almost every college football game this season....

Devin O'Connor August 25, 2022
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MGM Resorts Japan CEO Ed Bowers Believes Osaka Will Be ‘Great Gaming Market’

MGM Resorts Japan CEO Ed Bowers discussed his employer's big bet on Osaka this week during his keynote at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia in Singapore. His message was clear: Japan's forthcoming casino market will soon be a major player in...

Devin O'Connor August 25, 2022
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Tour Championship Bettors Like Cam Smith, as PGA Tour Overhauls 2023 Season

The PGA Tour Championship wraps up the FedEx Cup Playoffs this weekend in Atlanta at storied East Lake Golf Club. And bettors placing bets in the more than 30 states where such gambling is permitted like Cameron Smith, Xander Schauffele, and Rory...

Devin O'Connor August 25, 2022
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Heavy Betting Favorite Against Democratic Challenger Crist

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) will face former Democratic governor and current US House Rep. Charlie Crist in the state's 2021 gubernatorial election on Nov. 8, 2022. Early bettors placing money on the Florida gubernatorial outcome expect DeSantis to win easily. PredictIt's...

Devin O'Connor August 24, 2022
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Virginia Skill Gaming Company Has Filed 150 Lawsuits Against Small Business Owners

Virginia skill gaming manufacturer and distributor Queen of Virginia is under attack for bringing nearly 150 lawsuits against small business owners, the majority of which run convenience stores in the commonwealth. Queen of Virginia is the company behind the slot-like machines that...

Devin O'Connor August 24, 2022
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Las Vegas Casino Union Folds on Rent Stabilization Effort, Fight Continues

The Culinary Union has folded on its efforts to stabilize rent prices in North Las Vegas. The Las Vegas casino union represents 60K gaming industry employees in Southern Nevada in Reno The Culinary Union announced a ballot initiative in May seeking to...

Devin O'Connor August 24, 2022
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Macau Casino Crime Cut Almost in Half, Silver Lining of Reduced Visitor Traffic

Macau casinos have experienced fewer incidences of crime during the first six months of this year compared with 2021. It's one of the few silver linings in Macau, as the Chinese enclave continues to battle COVID-19 by keeping the region relatively closed...

Devin O'Connor August 24, 2022
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Louisiana Sports Betting Revenue Outpacing Fiscal Projections, But Casino Win Slows

Louisiana sports betting began last October, and oddsmakers say business since has been strong. While retail sports betting has been up and running for about 10 months, mobile operations began only in January. Sportsbooks take the bulk of their action over the...

Devin O'Connor August 23, 2022
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Slidell, Lousianna Casino Site Rejected Last Fall Now an Eyesore for Local Business

The Slidell, La., casino site where a California gaming operator hoped to build a new resort, has become an eyesore for the local community. Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) permanently closed its DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, La.  amid the pandemic. The company...

Devin O'Connor August 23, 2022
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Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Overhauls PAGCOR

Philippines President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. has overhauled PAGCOR, the country's gaming regulator-operator that provides critical revenue for the country's government. Marcos succeeded Rodrigo Duterte at the end of June as the Philippines leader. Less than two months later, Marcos swapped out...

Devin O'Connor August 23, 2022