Devin O'Connor

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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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Atlantic City casinos iGaming sports betting

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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Wynn Resorts COVID-19 Insurance Lawsuit to Continue After Judge Rejects Dismissal

Wynn Resorts is seeking compensation for losses incurred from operating disruptions caused by COVID-19. But its insurer is refusing to pay. The Encore and Wynn Las Vegas owner and operator brought a lawsuit last June against Factory Mutual Insurance Co. on grounds...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2022
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Macau Casino Licenses Issued in 2022 Could Include Hengqin Island Investments

Macau casino operators are set to see their coveted gaming licenses expire in June. Industry analysts at JPMorgan believe the six companies would be smart to include non-gaming investments on nearby Hengqin Island when submitting their applications for fresh concessions. Macau's June...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2022
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Crown Resorts Expected to Accept $6.5B Blackstone Offer

Crown Resorts informed shareholders yesterday that it will consider -- and likely recommend accepting -- a new offer from private equity giant Blackstone Group. The bid to acquire the casino company's assets is for A$8.87 billion (US$6.48 billion). Blackstone's nearly $6.5 billion...

Devin O'Connor January 13, 2022
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Detroit Casinos Win $1.26B in 2021, Double 2020 Revenue, But Short of 2019

Detroit's three casinos won a combined $1.26 billion from their guests in 2021. This was despite COVID capacity limits during the first half of the year. MGM Grand Detroit, MotorCity, and Greektown doubled their 2020 gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $639 million....

Devin O'Connor January 12, 2022

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