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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Florida Sports Betting Initiative Reports Promising Signature Gathering

Backers of the Florida sports betting initiative expect to have the necessary signatures from state residents to force a ballot referendum on the expanded gaming topic in 2022. Legal sports betting was short-lived in Florida after a federal judge tossed out a...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2021
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Beau Rivage Casino Gambler Wins $642K Wheel of Fortune Jackpot on 25-Cent Wager

The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Ms., was the site of a lucky 25-cent wager that won more than $642,000 just days before the Christmas holiday. 'Tis the season of giving, and a Wheel of Fortune progressive slot machine at...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2021
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Las Vegas Visitor Volume Doubles, Casino Hotel Occupancy Increases

Las Vegas continues to rebound. New statistics supplied by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) reveal that more and more leisure travelers are returning to the Strip and elsewhere in Southern Nevada. Over 3.11 million people ventured to the valley...

Devin O'Connor December 30, 2021
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Nevada Regulators Remind Casinos to Enforce Mask Mandate Ahead of New Year

Nevada casino regulators are responding to escalating new COVID-19 case numbers by warning operators that they face penalties for not enforcing the statewide indoor face mask mandate. In a notice issued to licensees today, December 29, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB)...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2021
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MGM Resorts Again Revamps Testing Protocols for Unvaccinated Workers

MGM Resorts has become increasingly frustrated with its Las Vegas team members who continue to refuse vaccination against COVID-19. As a result, the company is soon implementing a new testing process that will likely result in many such workers either becoming inoculated...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2021
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Nevada Casinos Eclipse $1B Mark for Record Ninth Consecutive Month

Nevada casinos won more than $1 billion from gamblers for the ninth consecutive month, an unprecedented streak that comes on the heels of a global pandemic that rendered Las Vegas lifeless during much of 2020. Statewide gross gaming revenue (GGR) in November...

Devin O'Connor December 29, 2021
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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Flaunts Job Growth, Critics Counter

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) says the state's November jobs report shows the economy is headed in the right direction. Nevada added 2,600 jobs last month, as the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. But Nevada's unemployment rate stands at...

Devin O'Connor December 28, 2021
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US Virgin Islands Responsible Gaming Contractor Guilty of Federal Charges

The US Virgin Islands Casino Control Commission was used as a vehicle for theft by those in power, a federal jury determined on December 23. Jurors in the US District Court on St. Croix levied a guilty verdict last Thursday against Stephanie...

Devin O'Connor December 28, 2021
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FlowPlay Social Gaming Developer Acquired by Wind Creek Hospitality

Social gaming developer FlowPlay Inc. has been fully acquired by Wind Creek Hospitality, the gaming unit of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. The Seattle-based social gaming company is responsible for such popular mobile offerings as Vegas World, Casino World,...

Devin O'Connor December 28, 2021
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Atlantic City Casino Unlawful Arrests Results in Court Victory for Plaintiffs

Atlantic City casino arrests in November 2017 at the Golden Nugget have resulted in two men winning a court case against New Jersey State Police. Lawrence Mills and Daniel Chun of Maryland visited the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City in November of...

Devin O'Connor December 28, 2021

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