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Reporter: Devin O'Connor

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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6147 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Ohio Casino Control Commission Relaxes Sports Betting License Rules

The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) has eased its regulatory rules regarding issued sports betting licenses that have gone unused. The state gaming agency that regulates Ohio's four brick-and-mortar commercial casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, and Toledo recently amended its regulations that...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2024
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New Jersey Gaming Revenue Nearly $511M in April, Atlantic City Casinos Struggle

New Jersey's gaming industry enjoyed its best April in over a decade, the state's Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reveals. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) from the nine casinos in Atlantic City, sports betting, and iGaming totaled $510.9 million in April. That represents...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2024
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Scottie Scheffler Out of Jail Following Arrest on Way to PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler, the world's top-ranked golfer and betting favorite at this week's PGA Championship, is out of jail following his arrest early Friday morning. Scheffler, the 2023 Masters champion and most sportsbooks' biggest liability this week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville,...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2024
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Dave & Buster’s In-App Betting Function Faces Regulatory Scorn in Multiple States

Dave & Buster's announced the rollout of peer-to-peer betting within its D&B Rewards mobile application this month. The news quickly garnered pushback from state lawmakers and regulators in commercial gaming states. Ohio was among the first to respond, as the state's gaming...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2024
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The Coney New York Casino Bid Unveils Scope for $3B Development in Brooklyn

The Coney has unveiled specifics of the $3 billion integrated resort casino it seeks to build in New York City by way of southwestern Brooklyn. A project from a consortium consisting of Saratoga Casino Holdings, the Chickasaw Nation's Global Gaming Solutions, Legends...

Devin O'Connor May 16, 2024
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Commercial Gaming Industry Sets Quarterly Record, as Players Lose Nearly $18B

The state of the commercial gaming industry in the United States has never been stronger, as revenue hit new highs during the first quarter of 2024. The American Gaming Association (AGA) on Thursday revealed its tally for the January through March period....

Devin O'Connor May 16, 2024
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Interior Department Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss Florida Gaming Compact Case

The United States Department of the Interior (DOI) has petitioned the Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the Class III gaming compact the Seminole Tribe reached with Florida in 2021. After being granted additional time to file its brief in the...

Devin O'Connor May 16, 2024
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Cruise Line Faces Backlash After Man Commits Suicide Following Casino Losses

A cruise line in Australia is facing backlash after a man jumped to his death after racking up thousands of dollars in losses at the ship's casino. The Daily Mail, a UK-based publication that runs an Australian edition called Daily Mail Australia,...

Devin O'Connor May 16, 2024
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Las Vegas Sands’ Dr. Miriam Adelson Makes First Political Donation in Nearly Two Years

Dr. Miriam Adelson, the largest individual shareholder of the Las Vegas Sands casino empire she inherited from her late husband, has made her first political donation in nearly two years. But the cash didn't go directly to Donald Trump, the former president...

Devin O'Connor May 15, 2024
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Cherokee Nation Launches Campaign Against Pope County Casino Referendum

The Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma is the odds-on favorite to secure the lone remaining casino license in neighboring Arkansas. Through its commercial unit, Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), the tribe is expected to be the only qualified bidder for the gaming concession earmarked...

Devin O'Connor May 15, 2024