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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Arkansas Judge Denies Gulfside Casino Partnership Motion for Contempt

An Arkansas judge has denied a motion for contempt filed by Gulfside Casino Partnership alleging the state's Racing Commission did not follow its own rules in awarding the lone gaming permit allocated for Pope County. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox ruled...

Devin O'Connor July 6, 2020
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Georgia Gambling Ballot Referendum and Online Sports Betting Bill Fail

A Georgia gambling ballot referendum that would have asked voters whether they want to authorize commercial casinos, and a separate online sports betting bill, both failed to pass the state legislature before it adjourned last week. If a two-thirds majority in both...

Devin O'Connor July 6, 2020
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Kanye West Odds of Winning Presidency Not as Long as You Might Think

Kanye West set off fireworks on July 4 by announcing his intentions to run for the US presidency. The 43-year-old, who is married to Kim Kardashian West, tweeted on Independence Day that he seeks to oust President Donald Trump from the White...

Devin O'Connor July 5, 2020
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Las Vegas Casino Tycoon Sheldon Adelson Biggest US Political Donor Over Past 20 Years

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, have donated more money to federal political campaigns over the past two decades than anyone else in the United States. According to campaign finance records, the Adelsons have given $308...

Devin O'Connor July 4, 2020
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Odds Favor Washington Redskins Changing Name to ‘Presidents’

The Washington Redskins franchise is undergoing a thorough review to determine if the team's name should change, and oddsmakers say it will. With racial tensions continuing to escalate and a societal reckoning sweeping the nation, it now appears likely that the storied...

Devin O'Connor July 3, 2020
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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt Further Angers Tribes, Signs Two New Gaming Compacts

Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) signed two additional tribal gaming compacts -- a deal the larger and more powerful Native American tribes in the Sooner State argue is illegal. The first-term governor struck deals with the Kialegee Tribal Town (KTT) and...

Devin O'Connor July 3, 2020
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Miami Casinos Ordered to Again Shutter Operations, Tribal Gaming Exempt

Miami casinos have been ordered to once again shutter their operations, as an upward trend in the number of coronavirus cases has local officials concerned. Yesterday, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced rollbacks on certain business reopenings and implemented a daily 10 pm...

Devin O'Connor July 3, 2020
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Downtown Las Vegas Visionary Derek Stevens Betting Big on Sports Betting

Derek Stevens -- co-owner of the D Las Vegas and Golden Gate -- isn't afraid to bet big. In 2017 and 2018, he bet $11,000 on each of the 32 games in the first round of the NCAA Men's March Madness basketball...

Devin O'Connor July 2, 2020
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Nebraska Pro-Casino Campaign Submits Signatures, Voters Could Face November Referendum

Nebraska voters could be faced with a ballot referendum this November asking whether they want to authorize commercial casinos at horse racetracks. On Thursday, a pro-casino campaign called Keep the Money in Nebraska submitted three ballot measures to Secretary of State Robert...

Devin O'Connor July 2, 2020
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Nevada Gaming Regulators Open 111 Cases Regarding Casino Noncompliance

The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) announced this week that it has opened 111 investigations into possible compliance failures at state casinos. In a press release issued yesterday, the gaming regulator said its Enforcement Division has conducted 1,453 inspections and observations of...

Devin O'Connor July 2, 2020