Devin O'Connor

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Devin O'Conner 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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MLB Odds Shorten on Season Cancellation, as Owners and Players Struggle to Compromise

Major League Baseball (MLB) might not play ball this year, and oddsmakers say it's now nearly even money on the chances of a regularly-scheduled season being held. Owners and players are struggling to find common ground in reaching new terms to get...

Devin O'Connor June 16, 2020
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US Gaming Industry Seeks Cashless Betting Options Amid Pandemic

The US gaming industry's predominant lobbying firm is calling on state regulators to allow casinos to modernize how gamblers bet and transact funds. The American Gaming Association (AGA) said after 18 months of review, in what was a collaborative industry effort, it...

Devin O'Connor June 16, 2020
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Wynn Las Vegas Buffet Returns June 18, Casino Staple Redefined

The Wynn Las Vegas buffet will reopen Thursday, June 18, but the eatery will operate in a vastly different manner in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buffets and casinos go hand-in-hand like America and apple pie. But the longtime pillar of a...

Devin O'Connor June 16, 2020
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Atlantic City Casino Relief Bill Passes, Would Reduce Resort Taxes and Fees

Atlantic City casinos could soon receive some much-needed relief by way of reduced tax liabilities on their gross gaming revenues (GGR) and the elimination of certain fees. S2400 passed the New Jersey Senate Monday night by a vote of 28-4. The legislation,...

Devin O'Connor June 16, 2020
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UK Parliament Members Pushing for Complete Ban on Gambling Advertising

Numerous members of the Parliament of the United Kingdom have unified in an effort to limit gambling advertising. The coalition includes several influential Members of Parliament (MPs), the Guardian reports. The UK media outlet says the group consists of more than 50...

Devin O'Connor June 15, 2020
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Face Masks Remain Optional for Nevada Casino Guests

Face masks for guests inside Nevada casinos will remain optional, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) confirmed today. All casino employees must wear face coverings. But NGCB Chair Sandra Morgan told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that guests are not required to, and...

Devin O'Connor June 15, 2020
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Oklahoma Tribes Seek State Supreme Court Clarification on Gaming Compacts

Oklahoma tribes that operate Indian casinos with slot machines and table games are asking the state Supreme Court to provide clarification as to whether their Class III gaming compacts automatically renewed January 1. Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt (R) says the gaming contracts...

Devin O'Connor June 15, 2020
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New Jersey Online Casinos Win $86M in May, as Atlantic City Gaming Floors Remain Closed

Online casinos in New Jersey won nearly $86 million last month, as internet gambling increased because of the nine gaming floors in Atlantic City remaining closed by the pandemic throughout May Statistics from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) show...

Devin O'Connor June 15, 2020
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New Jersey Sen. President Sweeney Calls on Gov. Murphy to Reopen Atlantic City Casinos

New Jersey's two most powerful lawmakers are at odds over when it's appropriate to allow Atlantic City's nine land-based casinos to reopen for business. Over the weekend, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D) said the state has been too slow in...

Devin O'Connor June 14, 2020
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Fitch Ratings: US Gaming Industry Coronavirus Recovery Will Be Three-Year Process

The gaming industry in the United States will take several years to fully recover and rebound to pre-coronavirus levels. That's according to Fitch Ratings, one of the "Big Three" credit rating agencies. In their report, "US Gaming Will Experience a U-Shaped Recovery...

Devin O'Connor June 13, 2020