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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4329 stories by Devin O'Connor

Pennsylvania casinos COVID-19 coronavirus

Pennsylvania Casinos Ordered to Close December 12, Remain Shuttered Through January 4

The 12 casinos in Pennsylvania that are operating today will be forced to close this Saturday, December 12, at 12:01 am ET. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Today, the second-term governor announced sweeping coronavirus restrictions on...

Devin O'Connor December 10, 2020
MGM National Harbor Maryland casino

MGM National Harbor and Live! Forced to Reduce Casino Capacity Limit to 25 Percent

Maryland's MGM National Harbor and Live! Casino & Hotel are being forced on county orders to reduce their gaming floor capacity limits to 25 percent. MGM's gaming space at the integrated resort located just outside DC across the Potomac River has been...

Devin O'Connor December 10, 2020
Philippines casinos online gambling PAGCOR

Philippines Integrated Resorts Receive iGaming Licenses for Domestic High Rollers

Three of the four integrated resort (IR) casinos in the Philippines capital of Manila have received online gaming licenses to service their domestic VIP high rollers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) Chair Andrea Domingo confirmed to...

Devin O'Connor December 10, 2020
Georgia casino gambling legal

Veteran Georgia Lawmakers Say 2021 Year When Peach State Bets on Gambling

Veteran Georgia lawmaker Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) says the odds are good that 2021 will be the year the Peach State moves forward with legalizing commercial gambling. Georgia is one of just six states that presently does not have a tribal or...

Devin O'Connor December 10, 2020
Native American casino tribal gaming

Native American Casinos Win Record $34.6B in 2019 Fiscal Year, But There Will Be No Celebrating

Indigenous casinos won a record $34.6 billion during the 2019 fiscal year. But tribes say the COVID-19 pandemic has negated a celebration. The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) released gross gaming revenue numbers for FY19, which ran from Oct 1, 2018, through...

Devin O'Connor December 10, 2020
Connecticut casino East Windsor tribes

Connecticut Tribes Abandon East Windsor Casino, Gov. Backs iGaming and Sports Betting

Connecticut's two Native American tribes -- the Mohegan Tribe and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation -- have called off their plans to jointly construct a satellite casino in East Windsor called Tribal Winds. The long-delayed $200 million-$300 million casino that was to house...

Devin O'Connor December 9, 2020
Macau casino vaccine China COVID-19

Macau Will Offer COVID-19 Vaccine Free to Residents

Macau residents will have free access to a COVID-19 vaccine once adequate doses become available in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR). The Macau Health Bureau says that while participation is voluntary, the enclave government will strongly encourage locals to become vaccinated....

Devin O'Connor December 9, 2020
Massachusetts tribal casino Taunton

Massachusetts Tribes Mattakeeset and Mashpee Quarrel Over Casino Privileges in Taunton

A recently revived Massachusetts Native American tribe is staking its claims that it has historical ties to Taunton. The Mattakeeset Massachusetts Tribe says the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe has pulled a fast one on the state and nation. The Mattakeesets say their tribe...

Devin O'Connor December 9, 2020
casinos gross gaming revenue AGA

US Commercial Casinos Win $3.38B in October, Sports Betting Handle Sets Record

Commercial casinos in the United States won $3.379 billion in October, and sportsbooks set an all-time record in wagers taken. The American Gaming Association (AGA) reports that commercial casinos won $2.11 billion on their slot machines, $542.9 million on table games, and...

Devin O'Connor December 9, 2020
Foxwoods casino hotel close Mohegan Sun

Foxwoods Casino Resort Shutters Two Hotels, Furloughs Approximately 100 Employees

Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has temporarily closed two of its hotels because of low demand as a result of COVID-19. The tribal casino resort owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation announced this week that the Fox Tower and...

Devin O'Connor December 8, 2020

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