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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4294 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Alvin Chau Officially Resigns as Suncity Boss, Analysts See End of Macau Junkets

Alvin Chau is officially no longer part of the Suncity Group, the VIP junket business in Macau that made him a billionaire. Chau was detained in Macau on various allegations of conducting illegal cross-border gaming operations throughout China. Just days later, the...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2021
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Blackstone Considers Another Bid on Crown Resorts, Gets Research

Embattled Australian casino operator Crown Resorts is handing over confidential information regarding its player databases and other non-public information to Blackstone Group. That will allow the private equity giant to consider yet another bid for the gaming and hospitality group. Blackstone remains...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2021
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Dr. Oz Senate Odds Strong, TV Doc Betting Front-Runner in Pennsylvania

Mehmet Cengiz Öz, better known as Dr. Oz, announced this week his candidacy for Pennsylvania's forthcoming vacant US Senate seat. Political bettors like his chances. Dr. Oz became a household name many years ago when he began appearing as a medical expert...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2021
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Adele Caesars Palace Residency ‘Big Win’ for Las Vegas Strip Casino Giant

Adele's career is hotter than ever and this week, Caesars announced they'll get a slice. Adele and Caesars Entertainment this week delivered the biggest entertainment news out of Las Vegas in recent memory by announcing a Strip residency for the British megastar....

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2021
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Wisconsin Sports Betting Begins at Oneida Casino in Green Bay

People in Wisconsin can finally gamble on sports legally after the first wager was placed this week at the Oneida Casino in Green Bay, adjacent to the city's international airport. The Oneida Nation reached a new Class III gaming compact in July...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2021
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Macau Casinos Win $844M in November, as Chinese Gaming Hub Remains in Chaos

Macau casinos combined to win MOP6.75 billion (US$844 million) off gamblers last month, a marginal 0.01 percent increase on November 2020, but 55 percent better than October. Macau's six licensed commercial casino operators experienced their best gaming month since July. However, their...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2021
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Nevada Casinos Eclipse $1B Again, Las Vegas Room Rates Higher

Nevada casinos continued their winning ways in October, as the state gaming industry surpassed $1 billion in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for an eighth consecutive month. Statewide GGR totaled more than $1.22 billion, which represented a 48.5 percent surge on October 2020....

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2021
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Alvin Chau Steps Down as Suncity Group CEO, as Stock Price Nearly Halved

Alvin Chau announced from jail yesterday that he is stepping down as CEO of Suncity Group Holdings Limited, the Macau-focused gaming promotion company that made him a billionaire. Chau is facing numerous criminal charges in Macau and Wenzhou city regarding his alleged...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2021
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US Online Sports Bettors and Casino Gamblers Will Soon Have ATM Options

Online sports bettors and casino gamblers will soon have quicker access to their money through a more expedited withdrawal process. PayNearMe, a leading iGaming and internet sports betting financial services firm, has announced a new partnership with Pin4.  In early 2022, the...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2021
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Station Casinos, Red Rock Resort Ordered to Bargain with Culinary Union

Station Casinos and its Red Rock Casino Resort west of the Las Vegas Strip in Summerlin have been ordered to engage in labor negotiations with the leading casino workers' union in Nevada. A federal appeals court ruled last Friday that Red Rock...

Devin O'Connor November 30, 2021

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