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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Trump Plaza Atlantic City casino resort

Trump Plaza Implosion Scheduled for Next Month, New Auction Begins

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City is scheduled for demolition on February 17. The building has been vacant since 2014. Conceived by former President Donald Trump, the Boardwalk casino resort opened in May of 1984. It closed in September of 2014 and has...

Devin O'Connor January 21, 2021
Nebraska casino gambling sports betting

Nebraska Voters Push Anti-Casino Lawmaker to Introduce Gaming Legislation

Nebraska Sen. Tom Briese (R-Albion) never wanted the Cornhusker State to be home commercial gambling. The people, however, said otherwise. Following three voter-backed ballot referendums that altered the Nebraska Constitution to allow the state to authorize commercial gambling at racetracks, Briese is...

Devin O'Connor January 21, 2021
Maryland Powerball jackpot lottery Mega Millions

Maryland Powerball Ticket Wins $731M Jackpot, Winner Might Never Be Known

A lucky Powerball player in Maryland is $731.1 million richer after winning last night's draw. But thanks to Maryland law, the winner can choose to stay anonymous. The winning numbers were 40-53-60-68-69, and the Powerball 22. Only one ticket matched all six...

Devin O'Connor January 21, 2021
Tiger Woods Masters odds golf

Tiger Woods Masters Odds Lengthen, HBO Doc Blames Las Vegas for Infidelities

Tiger Woods announced yesterday that he recently underwent back surgery for a fifth time. That could jeopardize his ability to play in the Masters, or at the very least, hinder his form if he does tee it up. A statement from the...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2021
Illinois Harrah's Joliet casino lawsuit

Jailed Illinois Man Files $10M Lawsuit Against Harrah’s Joliet for 2018 Casino Attack

A man in Illinois who has been in jail since March of 2018 has filed a $10 million "pro se civil" lawsuit against Harrah's Joliet Casino. He's also seeking an apology. Police arrested Darryl Allen, now 58 years old, in 2018 on...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2021
Live! Casino Maryland vaccine COVID-19

Live! Casino Hotel Maryland Becomes COVID-19 Vaccination Site

Live! Casino Hotel Maryland in Anne Arundel County has begun vaccinating eligible residents in the resort's events center. The Hanover casino property offered up its 75,000-square-foot convention space to the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, which is administering the two-dose vaccine....

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2021
Lil Wayne pardon Trump odds

As Oddsmakers Predicted, Lil Wayne Pardoned, But Not Joe Exotic, R. Kelly, Bill Cosby

In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump issued pardons and commuted sentences for 143 individuals. They included numerous celebrities, none more noteworthy than rapper Lil Wayne. Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., 38, better known as Lil Wayne, pleaded guilty last December...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2021
Pennsylvania online casinos sports betting

Pennsylvania Online Casinos Account for 21 Percent of 2020 State Gaming Revenue

Sports betting gets all the headlines, but online casinos are where the money's at. Pennsylvania's gaming industry is the nation's third-largest in terms of revenue. It trails only Nevada and New Jersey. The Keystone State's 13 brick-and-mortar casinos were forced to close...

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2021
Atlantic City casinos New Jersey Murphy

COVID-19 Restrictions on Atlantic City Casinos Extended Another 30 Days

Atlantic City casinos will continue operating under strict capacity limits and numerous health safeguards for at least another 30 days. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) today extended his public health emergency for an 11th time. The decision means the nine casinos...

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2021
Yokohama casino integrated resort mayor

Yokohama Mayoral Candidate Masataka Ota to Run on Anti-Casino Platform

Yokohama mayoral candidate Masataka Ota says he will challenge incumbent Mayor Fumiko Hayashi this summer. The longtime City Council member plans to woo over voters by running an opposition campaign to a potential integrated resort (IR) in Japan's second most populated city....

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2021

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