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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Live! Casino Pittsburgh Opening November 24, First Pennsylvania Satellite

Live! Casino Pittsburgh, a satellite casino in Pennsylvania featuring 750 slot machines and 30 table games, will open its doors on November 24 at 6:00 am ET. The Cordish Companies won the Category 4 satellite license during the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board's...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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Virginia Churches Oppose Casino in Bristol, Asks, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’

Some Virginia churches are in opposition to a proposed casino resort. They're are asking area residents, "What would Jesus do?" The answer, they preach, is that their Lord and Savior would vote "No" on a local gambling referendum. On November 3, voters...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Says Sports Betting is Education Touchdown for State

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has officially issued his support for legalizing sports betting in the state. Marylanders are already voting via absentee and mail-in ballots. Along with deciding who should be the President of the United States for the next four...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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Late 2020 Betting Money on President Donald Trump, Oddsmakers Shorten Reelection Odds

The 2020 election is just two weeks away, and bettors have recently been putting massive amounts of cash on a President Donald Trump victory. Since The New York Post published alleged emails from 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden's son, Hunter, detailing his...

Devin O'Connor October 20, 2020
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US Supreme Court Rejects Oklahoma Lawsuit Against Tribal Gaming Manufacturer

The United States Supreme Court will not review a lawsuit brought by officials in an Oklahoma county against a video gaming manufacturer that is a major supplier for Native American casinos in the Sooner State. Last year, the Rogers County Board of...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2020
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South Point Owner Michael Gaughan Predicts Las Vegas Return to Normalcy in 2022

South Point casino resort owner Michael Gaughan doesn't believe Las Vegas will return to its pre-COVID-19 normalcy until 2022. Gaughan says he can't imagine things being any direr for Southern Nevada. But the businessman hopes that the worst is behind the gaming...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2020
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Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi Will Respect Public Opposition to Casino Resort

Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi says she plans to respect the will of the people should they vote to oppose allowing a casino resort in the city. Yokohama is one of four Japanese cities that have publicly expressed interest in winning one of...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2020
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Greyhound Resumes Direct Bus Service From New York City to Atlantic City

After 217 days with the route shuttered, Greyhound Lines is restoring its "Lucky Streak" direct service route to and from New York City's Port Authority to Atlantic City casinos on the Boardwalk. Greyhound suspended the service from midtown Manhattan to the Boardwalk...

Devin O'Connor October 19, 2020

Brazil Senator Seeks Gambling Legalization, Casino Support Escalating

Another lawmaker in Brazil wants the country to legalize commercial gambling. When the National Congress resumes normal lawmaking procedures once COVID-19 is better contained, Senator Angelo Coronel (PSD-Bahia) says he will introduce legislation to bring the largest country in South America integrated...

Devin O'Connor October 17, 2020

Bipartisan Federal Legislation Seeking to Assist Gaming and Tourism Industries Introduced

The gaming industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19, prompting two US Senators to introduce legislation this week that seeks to assist in its recovery. The Bureau of Labor Statistics groups casinos into the "amusement, gambling, and recreation" classification,...

Devin O'Connor October 16, 2020