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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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5645 stories by Devin O'Connor

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney casino Urban One

Richmond Mayor Launches Virginia Gubernatorial Bid After Failed Casino Votes

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (D) has formally announced his gubernatorial bid to succeed Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin in January 2026. Virginia governors aren't allowed to serve consecutive terms. Stoney has served as Richmond's 80th mayor since January 2017. His administration has...

Devin O'Connor December 4, 2023
Mojo sports betting fantasy Alex Rodriguez

Mojo, Sports Exchange Startup Backed By Alex Rodriguez, Announces Layoffs

Mojo, a sportsbook exchange financially backed by Alex Rodriguez, laid off 20% of its workforce last week. Financial and business news media outlet Business Insider reports that the A-Rod-supported sports betting industry startup is reworking its business model away from its initial...

Devin O'Connor December 4, 2023
George Santos Atlantic City Las Vegas casinos

Ousted US Rep. George Santos Allegedly Used Campaign Funds for Casino Trips

Former US Rep. George Santos (R-New York) was ousted from his seat in Congress on Friday by a bipartisan vote of 311-114. The tally included 105 Republicans voting in favor of forcing the scandal-plagued congressional freshman from his House seat. The 35-year-old's...

Devin O'Connor December 3, 2023
Michigan Texas College Football Playoff CFP

Michigan, Texas Favored in College Football Playoff Against Alabama, Washington

The Michigan Wolverines (13-0, Big Ten) and Texas Longhorns (12-1, Big 12) are the early betting favorites in their respective College Football Playoff (CFP) Semifinal games respectively against Alabama (12-1, SEC) and Washington (13-0, Pac-12). The CFP Selection Committee stunned the sports...

Devin O'Connor December 3, 2023
Pennsylvania skill gaming legal

Pennsylvania Skill Games Win Major Court Ruling, But State to Appeal Decision

Pennsylvania skill games secured a major legal victory this week when the state's Commonwealth Court upheld a lower county judge's ruling that concluded the controversial terminals commonly found in restaurants, bars, convenience stores, and private clubs are not illegal gambling devices. In...

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2023
Iowa Lottery Powerball numbers

Iowa Lottery Reports Incorrect Powerball Numbers, Pays Out ‘Losing’ Tickets

Officials with the Iowa Lottery say human error resulted in Powerball numbers being incorrectly reported last week in the Hawkeye State. The Iowa Lottery initially reported that the winning white ball numbers for Monday night's Powerball drawing were 9-29-51-53-61 and Powerball 12....

Devin O'Connor December 2, 2023
Connecticut Lottery sports betting Fanatics

Connecticut Lottery Picks Fanatics as Next Sportsbook Partner

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation (CLC) has selected Fanatics Betting and Gaming as its next sports betting partner. The CLC said it fielded several bids for its sports betting partnership and the presentation from Fanatics was deemed the best offer. Fanatics is the...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2023
Atlantic City casino smoking bill CEASE

Atlantic City Casino Smoking Bill Fails to Muster Senate Committee Support

Legislation to extinguish Atlantic City casino smoking indoors failed to gain adequate support during a state Senate committee hearing on Thursday. The Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee couldn't rally enough votes to forward the bill to the full Senate...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2023
Macau casino revenue gaming GGR

Macau Casino Win Cools in November Following October Post-Pandemic High

Macau casino revenue cooled off slightly from the Chinese enclave's post-pandemic high experienced in October. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) from Games of Fortune, as the Macau government refers to its casino operations, totaled MOP16.04 billion (US$1.99 billion) in November 2023. Though that's...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2023
Vietnam casino resort Van Don

Vietnam Seeks Bids to Manage Country’s $2.2B Van Don Casino Resort

The Vietnam government hopes to field interest from potential casino operators for its forthcoming $2.18 billion integrated resort casino. Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment last week announced new details on the government's planned investment to open an integrated resort in the...

Devin O'Connor December 1, 2023