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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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6075 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Arkansas Attorney General Approves Casino Referendum Language

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin (R) has signed off on proposed language for a ballot referendum that seeks to amend the state constitution and rescind a commercial casino license allocated for Pope County. A group called Local Voters in Charge is behind...

Devin O'Connor March 21, 2024
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Atlantic City Casino Property Tax Break Appeal Heard in New Jersey

New Jersey's Superior Court Appellate Division this week heard the state's appeal of a ruling on how Atlantic City casino property taxes are calculated. The state is contending the 2021 change violated a consent order. Tim Sheehan of the New Jersey Attorney...

Devin O'Connor March 21, 2024
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Another iGaming Study Concludes Online Gaming Complements Brick-and-Mortar

An iGaming study commissioned by the Sports Betting Alliance (SBA) has reached similar conclusions as another recent study that online casinos complement -- not hurt -- brick-and-mortar casinos. The SBA is an industry trade group that lobbies federal and state lawmakers to...

Devin O'Connor March 21, 2024
Virginia Petersburg casino Potomac Yard

Virginia Governor Denies Petersburg Casino Bill Linked to Potomac Yard Development

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) says he won't tie the Petersburg casino bill that's on his desk to his pushing of a $2 billion sports arena in Alexandria known as the Potomac Yard Entertainment District. The Virginia General Assembly sent legislation to...

Devin O'Connor March 20, 2024
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Louisiana Gaming Revenue Rebounds, February Win Climbs to $194.5M

The Louisiana gaming industry remains rattled, but February showed signs that the downward run might be nearing its end. The Louisiana Gaming Control Board this week reported that February gross gaming revenue (GGR) from in-person slot machines and table games at the...

Devin O'Connor March 20, 2024
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Catawba Nation Acquires Nine Acres for Bewildering $40M

The Catawba Nation has acquired 9.4 acres of land in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, next to the Tribe's temporary casino facility for a staggering $40 million. The transaction was completed last month, according to county property records, with the seller being Kings...

Devin O'Connor March 20, 2024
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Marina Bay Sands Shows Tour Groups the Door, Cites Crowded Common Areas

Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is politely asking tour groups to stop congregating in its common areas. Marina Bay Sands issued a notice to its industry partners last week. It advised them of an operational change to the property that's long been...

Devin O'Connor March 20, 2024
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Sports Betting a Growing Problem Facing College Students

Sports betting in the United States is still relatively new, as it was only in May 2018 that the Supreme Court said states possess the legal right to determine their laws on sports gambling. The expanded gaming has quickly become a concern...

Devin O'Connor March 19, 2024
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‘NBA League Pass’ Integrates Betting Experience Ahead of Playoffs

With just a month remaining before the NBA playoffs tip off, the league and its sports betting data partner, Sportradar, have unveiled a sports betting integration for NBA League Pass. League Pass is the NBA's direct-to-consumer subscription service that provides customers with...

Devin O'Connor March 19, 2024
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March Madness Expected to Generate $2.72B in Legal College Hoops Bets

This year's March Madness tournaments will generate more legal bets in the United States than ever before.  That's because sports betting is now regulated in 38 states, plus Washington, D.C. The 2024 NCAA Division 1 men's and women's basketball tournaments tip off...

Devin O'Connor March 19, 2024