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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COVID-19 relief gaming industry

Odds Long Feds Will Provide Gaming Industry Further COVID-19 Relief

The United States government isn't expected to provide the gaming industry with further COVID-19 financial assistance and relief until after the November election. Politics are getting in the way of helping casinos and other businesses and industries, Chris Cylke, senior vice president...

Devin O'Connor October 13, 2020
Japan casino resort bribery IR

Two Japanese Men Guilty of Bribing Lawmaker Receive Prison Sentences

Two Japanese men were found guilty yesterday of bribing a lawmaker in the National Diet. They were issued prison sentences. The Tokyo District Court sentenced Masahiko Konno, 49, to two years in prison, and Katsunori Nakazato, 48, to a year and 10...

Devin O'Connor October 13, 2020
Green Valley Ranch lawsuit

Green Valley Ranch Casino Sued on Behalf of 2019 Shooting Victim, Lawsuit Claims Wrongful Death

The Green Valley Ranch Casino resort in Henderson, Nev. has been named in a lawsuit. The suit was brought by the estate of a man who was killed in the casino by security guards in 2019. Fifty-three-year-old Shannon Michael Howell walked into...

Devin O'Connor October 13, 2020
Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court odds 2020

Bettors Predict Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court Vote Before November 3 Election

Political bettors are forecasting that the US Senate will vote on Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court before November 3. The Senate Judiciary Committee today began its hearings on Barrett's appointment to the country's highest court. After sitting silent through...

Devin O'Connor October 12, 2020
FanDuel DraftKings Maryland sports betting

FanDuel, DraftKings Spend Over $2.75M on Maryland Sports Betting Campaign

FanDuel and DraftKings are spending heavily in hopes of adding Maryland to the list of states with legal sports betting. In a campaign finance summary filed last week with the Maryland State Board of Elections, the group "Vote Yes on Question 2"...

Devin O'Connor October 12, 2020
Leon Black Jeffrey Epstein Caesars

Leon Black, Who Held Major Stake in Caesars, Further Linked to Jeffrey Epstein

New details surrounding Leon Black's relationship with the late Jeffrey Epstein are emerging. Black is the CEO and co-founder of Apollo Global Management, which once controlled Caesars Entertainment. Black, worth an estimated $9 billion, downplayed his relationship with the financier when Epstein...

Devin O'Connor October 12, 2020
Kansas casino Wyandotte Nation gaming

Kansas Tribe Opens Trailer Casino, as State Continues Legal Opposition

The Wyandotte Nation in Kansas has opened up a casino trailer packed with electronic bingo machines. This week, the tribe opened the doors to its casino. But guests shouldn't expect the glitz and glamour of a Las Vegas gambling experience. There is...

Devin O'Connor October 11, 2020
Danville Virginia casino resort

Danville, Virginia, Casino Opposition Tells Residents to Vote ‘CasiNO’

Local government officials in Danville, Virginia, are partnering with Caesars Entertainment to build a casino resort in the city. But residents in opposition to gambling have unified to make their voices heard. The group called "Protecting People" is a coalition of anti-gambling...

Devin O'Connor October 10, 2020
Democratic sweep 2020 odds Biden Harris

Democratic Sweep Odds Shorten, as Bettors Predict November Blue Wave

The odds on a Democratic clean sweep happening on November 3 continue to shorten on political betting exchange PredictIt. With just 25 days before Election Day, political bettors are snagging up shares of a potential blue wave. A wave election outcome is...

Devin O'Connor October 9, 2020
Japan integrated resort casino IR

Japan Integrated Resort Time Line Delayed, Deadline Now April 2022

Japan is postponing the start of its integrated resort submission period until next fall. The Japan Tourism Agency in Tokyo announced today that the central government is delaying its IR time line. The submission period was set to run January 4, 2021,...

Devin O'Connor October 9, 2020

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