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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New Jersey Sportsbooks Receive Tax Breaks on Free Play, Esports Betting Authorized

New Jersey sportsbooks will pay less tax on promotional credits used to lure in new bettors. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a measure to deduct such revenue from their tax liabilities. Murphy recently signed Assembly Bill No. 4002, which reduces taxes on...

Devin O'Connor January 25, 2022
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Sonoma County Casino Gains Development Partner, as Koi and Chickasaw Nations Team

A proposed tribal casino from the Koi Nation in Sonoma County has found a development partner in the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. The venue would be on 68 acres of land that is currently a vineyard and estate. The Koi Nation was...

Devin O'Connor January 25, 2022
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Richmond Bets Double or Nothing on Casino, as City Seeks Second Referendum

If the Richmond City Council has its way, residents in the Virginia capital will be asked again about a nearly $600 million casino resort that they previously rejected. Richmond voters narrowly rejected ONE Casino + Resort last year, a $565 million resort...

Devin O'Connor January 25, 2022
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Virgin Las Vegas Adds Resort Fee, $45/Night Surcharge Matches Nevada’s Highest

Virgin Las Vegas won over many Sin City regulars when it debuted in early 2021 without a nightly resort fee. But guests venturing to the former Hard Rock casino in 2022 are no longer free of the resort fee. The pesky add-on...

Devin O'Connor January 24, 2022
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Connecticut Sports Betting Increases Problem Gaming Hotline Calls

Connecticut sports betting and online casino gambling debuted last fall. And as a result, state officials manning problem gaming hotlines say they've seen a considerable uptick in gamblers seeking help. Diana Goode, the executive director for the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling,...

Devin O'Connor January 24, 2022
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Mashpee Wampanoag Sovereignty Win Makes Litigation ‘Moot,’ Feds Say

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe last month gained the federal legal recognition it has long sought regarding its 321 acres of land in Taunton and Mashpee. In mid-December, the US Department of the Interior deemed the property sovereign territory owned by the Native...

Devin O'Connor January 24, 2022
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Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams Open as Conference Championship Favorites

The Kansas City Chiefs endured in what many are calling perhaps the greatest NFL game of all-time last night at Arrowhead Stadium. Patrick Mahomes and company outlasted the Buffalo Bills 42-36 in overtime. Mahomes didn't exactly outduel Bills QB, Josh Allen. Instead,...

Devin O'Connor January 24, 2022
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Macau International Flights Resume to Casino Hub, But Entry Remains Limited

Macau International Airport began welcoming back international flights to the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR) effective Monday, January 24. But there won't be a major influx of passenger traffic. Following a 14-day embargo on arriving international flights, Macau welcomed its first foreign-originating...

Devin O'Connor January 23, 2022
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Red Rock Casino Employee Seeks Dismissal of Union Legal Challenge

At least one Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa worker in Las Vegas says her voice was indeed heard during a 2019 unionization effort. And efforts by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to overturn the result are unjust. Raynell Teske, a...

Devin O'Connor January 23, 2022
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Richmond Casino Revote Effort Advances, But Initiative Has Hurdles to Clear

A Richmond City Council committee this week advanced two resolutions that seek to allow the Virginia capital to hold a second vote on a proposed $565 million casino resort. Richmond residents faced a local referendum during last November's election regarding a proposed...

Devin O'Connor January 21, 2022