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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South Carolina Horse Racing Betting Bill Likely Dead on Arrival

Efforts in South Carolina to legalize wagering on horse racing are underway in the state capital. But while backers of the bill met at the State House yesterday with much fanfare to celebrate the introduction of the statute, the odds of it...

Devin O'Connor March 10, 2022
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Al Capone Casino and Bootlegging Florida Mansion Listed for Sale

A waterfront mansion in North Miami Beach with a most intriguing past has hit the market for $13.9 million. 334 Atlantic Avenue in North Miami Beach's Atlantic Isle community features a private island, seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, and 350 feet of...

Devin O'Connor March 9, 2022
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Massachusetts Sports Betting Debate Gets Feisty, as House Scolds Senate for Inaction

Massachusetts is one of the most sports-obsessed states in the nation. But the Boston faithful still cannot legally place a bet inside their home state. Some 31 states plus DC have passed laws to govern sports betting. Four directly neighbor Massachusetts --...

Devin O'Connor March 9, 2022
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Station Casinos Durango Resort Officially Under Construction in Southwest Las Vegas

Station Casinos is officially underway with building its next locals-focused casino resort in the Las Vegas Valley. Heavy machinery arrived after Clark County issued the Durango casino a final grading permit earlier this month. Station Casinos is developing 71 acres of vacant...

Devin O'Connor March 9, 2022
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Denver Broncos Super Bowl Front-Runners with Russell Wilson, Packers Odds Shorten

The Denver Broncos have gone from Super Bowl LVII longshots to front-runners all in a matter of hours. In one of the biggest trades in NFL history, the Seattle Seahawks have agreed to send their Super Bowl champion quarterback Russell Wilson to...

Devin O'Connor March 8, 2022
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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Credits iGaming for Keeping City Budget Afloat

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (D) says the city's financial outlook would be much different without legal internet gaming and mobile sports betting. But with the expanded gaming options, the city's budget is forecast to be whole, despite substantial losses caused over the...

Devin O'Connor March 8, 2022
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Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Slot Machine Catches Fire, Quite Literally

A slot machine at Bally's Twin River Lincoln Casino Resort in Rhode Island was on fire early this morning. But not in the sense of the device being loose and giving gamblers a heater. Firefighters responded to calls at the casino around...

Devin O'Connor March 8, 2022
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Wakayama Officials Scrambling to Submit Casino IR Plan by April Deadline

Wakayama Prefecture officials are becoming increasingly concerned regarding the looming deadline of April 28 imposed by the Japanese central government to field qualified integrated resort (IR) casino proposals. Wakayama is one of only three prefectures actively pursuing one of Japan's three forthcoming...

Devin O'Connor March 8, 2022
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Andrew Cuomo Teases Comeback, Ex-NY Governor Blames Cancel Culture for Demise

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) ended his self-imposed, six-month silence over the weekend. The disgraced politician spoke out for the first time since resigning from the state's highest office amid turmoil stemming from numerous allegations of sexual misconduct. Addressing the...

Devin O'Connor March 8, 2022
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Norfolk Boxing Center Could Become Virginia City’s First Casino

The Norfolk Boxing and Fitness Center, located inside Harbor Park, could become the site of the Virginia city's first commercial casino. Norfolk is one of five cities that qualified under 2020 legislation to consider a commercial casino development. Virginia decided to end...

Devin O'Connor March 7, 2022