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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FBI Cyber Crime Division Warns Tribal Casinos About Ongoing Threats

The FBI Cyber Crime Division says casinos owned by Native Americans should remain on high alert for ransomware attacks. Numerous counts of cyber attacks on tribal casino resorts have been reported in recent years. But there's been an uptick of such crime,...

Devin O'Connor November 6, 2021
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Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen to Lead American Gaming Association

Jim Allen, the chairman of Hard Rock International, will take the helm of the US gaming industry's preeminent trade organization early next year. The American Gaming Association (AGA) announced today that Allen will become the lobbying group's board chairman beginning in January....

Devin O'Connor November 5, 2021
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North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Revived in State House

A North Carolina sports betting bill has found new life after sitting idle for more than two months in the Raleigh capital. Senate Bill 688, an act to authorize and regulate sports wagering in North Carolina, passed the General Assembly's upper chamber...

Devin O'Connor November 5, 2021
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NJ Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s Defeat Could Hit Atlantic City Casino Smoking

New Jersey's much closer than anticipated gubernatorial race captured the headlines this week. That pushed another high-profile Election Day outcome largely into the shadows. Stephen Sweeney (D), the longest-running state senate president in New Jersey history, was upset by Republican Edward Durr,...

Devin O'Connor November 5, 2021
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Election Day Explainer: Why Richmond Casino, NJ Sports Betting Questions Failed

Election Day 2021 featured two major questions that stood to impact the US gaming industry. But each ballot referendum was rejected by voters, which begs the question, "Why?" While doesn't have all the answers, we dug deep to better understand why...

Devin O'Connor November 5, 2021
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Station Casinos Accused of Not Abiding by Court Order in Unfair Labor Practices Case

Station Casinos stands accused of failing to adhere to a federal court's order. The complaint is in relation to the casino company's ongoing unfair labor practices lawsuit brought against the company by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In filings made with...

Devin O'Connor November 4, 2021
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Sands CEO Rob Goldstein Says Las Vegas Recovery Template for Macau Rebound

Las Vegas Sands CEO Rob Goldstein believes the quick return of customers to Southern Nevada will be similarly experienced in China's Macau once the Asian region more fully opens its borders. Goldstein is only the second chief executive in the history of...

Devin O'Connor November 4, 2021
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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Staves Off Gubernatorial Upset

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) got a wake-up call this week from more than 1.2 million people, who voted against him leading the state for another four years. Though the Democrat will presumably serve a second term, the former Goldman Sachs...

Devin O'Connor November 4, 2021
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Hard Rock Atlantic City President Joe Lupo to Head Gaming Industry Trade Group

Hard Rock Atlantic City President Joe Lupo has been appointed the new leader of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ). Following Terry Glebocki's surprise resignation last month as CEO of Ocean Casino Resort and her role as CANJ president, the trade...

Devin O'Connor November 3, 2021
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Republican Glenn Youngkin Virginia Election Surprise Pays Bettors Liberally

Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Younkin (R) pulled off the upset many conservatives hoped for on Election Day, narrowly edging former Gov. Terry McAuliffe by roughly two percentage points. For savvy political bettors who wagered on Virginians putting a Republican in the governor's seat,...

Devin O'Connor November 3, 2021

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