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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3763 stories by Devin O'Connor

Crown Resorts Melbourne casino

Crown Resorts Director Says Company Was Aware Gaming Tax Payments Were Short

A Crown Resorts board member who rejoined the Australian casino giant in March says former company officials were well aware that it was underpaying its required taxes on gaming revenue.  Nigel Morrison worked in an executive capacity at Crown Resorts from 1993...

Devin O'Connor June 23, 2021
Macau Hong Kong entry COVID-19

Macau Could End Hong Kong Quarantine Requirement Effective July 3

Macau could end its mandatory 14-day quarantine requirement on visitors coming from Hong Kong as early as July 3. Government officials from Macau and Hong Kong -- China's two Special Administrative Regions (SARs) -- met this week to discuss lessening entry protocols...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2021
Florida Seminole compact casino gambling

Florida Anti-Casino Group Asks Interior Department to Dismiss Seminole Compact

No Casinos, a group opposing gaming expansion in Florida, is requesting that federal officials at the US Interior Department dismiss the state's new Class III gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe. In May, the Florida Legislature gave its blessing to Gov. Ron...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2021
Lucky Star Casino cyberattack ransomware

All Six Lucky Star Casinos Remain Closed Following Weekend Ransomware Attack

All six Lucky Star Casino locations in Oklahoma remain closed after a ransomware attack penetrated the venues' information technology (IT) networks.  Owned and operated by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Lucky Star has casinos in Concho, Clinton, Canton, and Watonga....

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2021
Atlantic City COVID-19 Lake Charles

Atlantic City, Lake Charles Two of Hardest-Hit Metros by COVID-19

Atlantic City and Lake Charles, La., two towns with economies that heavily rely on casino resorts, were devastated by COVID-19. But a new report shows just how bad the pandemic impacted those regions. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics monitors employment numbers...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2021
St. Tammany Parish Slidell casino resort

St. Tammany Officials Decide Where Local Casino Tax Money Would Go

The proposed St. Tammany casino in Slidell, La., would allocate five percent of its gross gaming revenue (GGR) to local governments. Last week, area officials came to terms on where exactly that money would be distributed. The St. Tammany Corporation, the economic...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2021
Japan casino integrated resort Yokohama

Japan Casino Regulatory Boss to Run on Anti-Gaming Platform in Yokohama

The head of the Japan Casino Regulatory Commission plans to run on an anti-gaming platform in hopes of becoming the next mayor of Yokohama. In a shocking announcement, Hachiro Okonogi revealed his intent to run against incumbent Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi. Okonogi...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2021
Jon Rahm US Open golf odds

Jon Rahm US Open Victory Costly Outcome for Sportsbooks, as Bettors Heavily Backed Spaniard

Jon Rahm won his first major title with a victory at the US Open last Sunday. His Torrey Pines heroics on the final two holes also resulted in him becoming the first Spaniard to win the US national championship. For oddsmakers, however,...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2021
Macau gaming regulator DICJ China

Macau Gaming Regulatory Agency Expanding, More Than Doubling Inspectors

The Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) will have considerably more casino inspectors to regulate the world's richest gaming hub in the coming months and years.  This week, the Macau Executive Council, which supports Macau Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, passed...

Devin O'Connor June 19, 2021
Tokyo casino Japan integrated resort

Owner of Alleged Illegal Tokyo Casino Claims Business Only Dealer School

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department this week raided what they believe is an illicit underground casino operating out of a luxury high-rise. But the owner of the lavish pad claims he was simply running a business training people how to deal table...

Devin O'Connor June 18, 2021