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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Powerball Jackpot Worth $632M Hit in California, Wisconsin

Powerball has kicked off 2022 in grand fashion. Two lucky players claimed last night's jackpot, worth $632.6 million. The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates Powerball, said two tickets sold in California and Wisconsin each matched all six numbers during last night's...

Devin O'Connor January 6, 2022
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MGM Resorts Shuffles Regional Leadership, Melonie Johnson Back to National Harbor

MGM Resorts is overhauling its leadership of four of the company's casino properties outside of Las Vegas. The casino operator this week announced that Melonie Johnson will return to MGM National Harbor outside DC in Maryland after a roughly year and a...

Devin O'Connor January 6, 2022
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Treasure Chest Casino Near New Orleans Undergoing $95M Upgrade, Expansion

The Treasure Chest casino riverboat just north of New Orleans in Kenner, La., is undergoing a major renovation and expansion. Boyd Gaming, owner and operator of five Louisiana riverboats, including Treasure Chest, announced yesterday a $95 million investment into the Lake Pontchartrain...

Devin O'Connor January 6, 2022
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Massachusetts Lt. Governor Candidate Says Legalizing Sports Betting a Priority

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced last month that he will not seek a third term. As a result, a slew of candidates are emerging, and one state lawmaker who plans to be on the Democratic ticket says sports betting should be...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022
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Nebraska Casino Bill Seeks to Provide Each Venue 50-Mile Monopoly, Critics Respond

Nebraska casinos are in development after voters signed off on a ballot referendum in 2020. The state's Racing and Gaming Commission approved governing rules for commercial gambling last month, but a forthcoming bill seeks to determine where casinos can be located. The...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022
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Martha Stewart Coming to Las Vegas Strip with Paris Restaurant

The name Martha Stewart might not conjure up thoughts of casinos and the Las Vegas Strip. But that's precisely where the media personality and businesswoman is embarking for her next venture. As has been reporting since last July, Stewart is setting...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022
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Aria Casino Site of Fight Involving R&B Star Jason Derulo, Las Vegas Police Respond

Aria Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip was the site of an altercation involving R&B star Jason Derulo early Tuesday morning. TMZ broke the news that two unidentified individuals heckled Derulo as he was leaving the MGM Resorts-operated property shortly...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022
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Coeur D’Alene Casino Becomes Tribal Gaming Test Ground for New Machines

Coeur d'Alene Casino in northwestern Idaho has opened what's believed to be the tribal gaming industry's first-ever testing ground. The Worley, Id., tribally owned and operated casino says its "Discovery Den," which opened on New Year's Eve, features a smattering of new...

Devin O'Connor January 4, 2022
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Steve Wynn Saga: Nevada Regulators Still Want to Punish Ex-Casino Tycoon

Steve Wynn departed the gaming industry nearly four years ago. But officials in Nevada continue to seek legal authority to punish the now 79-year-old for his alleged conduct while he headed one of the world's largest casino empires. Wynn resigned from Wynn...

Devin O'Connor January 4, 2022
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Macau Quarantine-Free Travel With Hong Kong Delayed Indefinitely by Omicron

Macau and Hong Kong officials have been hoping to resume cross-border travel between the two Chinese Special Administrative Regions (SAR) for months without quarantine requirements. But the COVID-19 omicron variant has greatly set back those ambitions. Omicron is spreading around the globe,...

Devin O'Connor January 4, 2022

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