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Reporter: Devin O'Connor

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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5196 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Elon Musk Fight Versus Mark Zuckerberg Could Happen in Roman Colosseum

Elon Musk isn't backing down from the rumors that he and fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg are serious about settling their differences in a boxing ring or UFC cage. Casino.org reported last week on the potential showdown between two of the richest men...

Devin O'Connor July 1, 2023
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Federal Court Sides With Seminoles Over Mobile Sports Betting, Could Alter US Gaming Landscape

A federal appeals court has sided with the Seminole Tribe in its appeal of a lower court's ruling that found the tribe's Class III gaming compact with the State of Florida violated the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA). The Seminole Tribe...

Devin O'Connor June 30, 2023
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Harrah’s Philadelphia Terminates Employees Who Left Toddler in Vehicle Outside Casino

Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack has fired a couple employed by the Chester property after they reportedly left their 14-month-old child in their vehicle. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) said this week that a male and female were subsequently placed on...

Devin O'Connor June 30, 2023
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New Jersey Lawmakers Expected to Extend iGaming to 2028

New Jersey lawmakers are considering whether to extend the state's 2013 authorization of online casino gambling, which is set to expire at the stroke of midnight on Nov. 27, 2023. Following weeks of negotiations, a consensus has reportedly been found. Former New...

Devin O'Connor June 30, 2023
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Nevada Gaming Revenue Remains Strong Despite Difficult Comparisons

Nevada gaming revenue held steady in May 2023 as the state's casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $1.298 billion, the 27th consecutive month where Silver State casinos combined to win upwards of $1 billion. Before the unprecedented streak, Nevada's longest 10-digit...

Devin O'Connor June 29, 2023
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Encore Boston Harbor Avoids Strike, Reaches Union Contract

Encore Boston Harbor and the approximately 1,400 union members the casino employs have reached a tentative bargaining agreement. That will likely avert a potential strike at the Wynn Resorts property. Encore Boston Harbor employees represented by the Local 26 chapter of Unite...

Devin O'Connor June 29, 2023
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Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin Ditches Churchill Downs, Plans Floor Remodel

Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin is making a big bet to reverse the resort casino's dwindling gaming business by dropping its four-year gaming partner, Churchill Downs, Inc., in favor of self-managing the venue. Lady Luck is located at Nemacolin, a luxury resort in...

Devin O'Connor June 29, 2023
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NCAA Modernizes Penalties for Sports Betting Violations, Eases Suspensions

The NCAA has updated its punishment grading for student-athletes who are found to violate the collegiate athletic association's rules on sports betting. The NCAA has for years mandated that all of its student-athletes refrain from betting on any sport that the NCAA...

Devin O'Connor June 29, 2023
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Virginia Responsible Gaming Committee to Craft Resources as Industry Rapidly Expands

The newly formed Virginia Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Advisory Committee will begin meeting next month with the goal of developing resources to help people who can't control their gambling. Virginia legalized commercial casino gambling in 2020 in five cities, including Richmond,...

Devin O'Connor June 29, 2023
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New Jersey iGaming Bill Might Only Extend Online Casinos Through November 2025

New Jersey's authorization of online casino platforms expires in November. Unless state lawmakers pass a measure to extend such iGaming and Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signs the statute or allows it to become law without his signature, online gaming sites will go...

Devin O'Connor June 28, 2023