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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Wisconsin Man Claims $120M Mega Millions Jackpot, Immediately Quits Job

A Wisconsin man is heading into retirement after winning a $120 million Mega Millions jackpot in September. Adrian Tongson of Racine said he didn't realize he won the September 15 jackpot until several weeks after the draw. Tongson, who has been a...

Devin O'Connor November 22, 2020
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Singapore Prime Minister Issues Dire Outlook for City-State Casino Resorts

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says international travel is unlikely to return to pre-COVID-19 levels until at least 2022. That's not what Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa -- the country's two integrated resort casinos -- want to hear. Lee...

Devin O'Connor November 22, 2020
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Anti-Smoking Advocates Using COVID-19 to Push for Smokeless Casinos

Anti-smoking coalitions are using the COVID-19 pandemic as a weapon in their crusade to convince lawmakers to permanently stop the indoor consumption of tobacco on casino floors. This week, the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) submitted a letter to Nevada Gov. Steve...

Devin O'Connor November 21, 2020
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Steve Wynn Wins Again, Nevada Court Says State Gaming Commission Overstepped Its Authority

Steve Wynn has secured another legal victory. This week, a judge ruled that the Nevada Gaming Commission overstepped its authority last year. Clark County District Court Judge Adriana Escobar has ruled that Wynn's resignation from his namesake company in February of 2018...

Devin O'Connor November 20, 2020
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New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox Back Sports Betting, as State Senate Rejects Legalization

The New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox have both lent their support to their home state legalizing sports betting. Two of the most beloved franchises in US sports both believe regulated sports betting will create new jobs in Massachusetts, which are...

Devin O'Connor November 20, 2020
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Casinos Making Sure Those in Need Have Thanksgiving Meals, as Americans Urged to Stay Home

Casinos are stepping up to the plate this most unusual Thanksgiving to make sure those in need have a proper feast. State governors across the nation, as well as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are urging Americans to avoid...

Devin O'Connor November 19, 2020
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PredictIt Bettors Still Clinging to Hope for Payoff If Trump Refuses To Exit White House

President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has a "clear and viable path to victory" to stay in the White House for another four years. Now political novelty bettors are holding on to any shred of hope that they may get a...

Devin O'Connor November 19, 2020
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First Pennsylvania Satellite Casino Ready to Open Outside Pittsburgh

The first of five planned Pennsylvania satellite casinos will open next week outside Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County. The Cordish Companies is a Baltimore-based gaming, and hospitality firm. It spent $150 million to refurbish the former Bon-Ton department store at the Westmoreland Mall...

Devin O'Connor November 19, 2020
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Del Lago Casino Delivers Host Town $1M Less Than Expected, Property Taxes Increase

Del Lago Resort & Casino in upstate New York will receive roughly $1 million fewer dollars from gaming this year. Local residents will be on the hook to make up the difference. Tyre, N.Y., is the host municipality for the $440 million...

Devin O'Connor November 19, 2020
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Atlantic City Casinos Staying Open Despite COVID-19 Spike

Atlantic City casinos are remaining open despite gaming properties in neighboring states being forced to close because of a jump in new COVID-19 cases. Last week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) reimplemented coronavirus restrictions on indoor dining. As of November 12,...

Devin O'Connor November 18, 2020