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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Penn National Opening Three Barstool Sportsbooks in Michigan and Indiana

Penn National Gaming plans to open three Barstool Sportsbooks this week. The Pennsylvania-based casino operator said a Barstool Sportsbook will open tomorrow at its Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. A Barstool Sportsbook will also open tomorrow at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg...

Devin O'Connor December 22, 2020
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San Diego Casinos Blamed for COVID-19 Spread, Tribal Leaders Reject Assertion

Seven tribal casinos in San Diego County, California, are being criticized for allowing COVID-19 to spread throughout their gaming facilities. KPBS, a not-for-profit media organization owned by San Diego State University, says in a report that at least 638 COVID-19 cases diagnosed...

Devin O'Connor December 22, 2020
Virginia Lottery mobile sports betting

Virginia Mobile Sports Betting to Commence in Early 2021

Mobile sports betting in Virginia is expected to get underway in the early part of 2021, with more than a dozen interactive platforms taking wagers in the new year. The Virginia Lottery, which is tasked with issuing applications and regulating sports betting,...

Devin O'Connor December 22, 2020
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Nevada Gaming And School Support Tax Increase Petitions Move to State Legislature

A petition to raise the Nevada gaming tax rate to 9.75 percent on casinos that generate at least $250,000 in monthly gross gaming revenue (GGR) is moving to the state legislature. A second initiative seeks to raise the Local School Support Tax...

Devin O'Connor December 22, 2020
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Stormy Daniels Wants Your Help To Demolish President Trump’s Former Atlantic City Casino

Porn actress Stormy Daniels is asking her fans and social media followers to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to have her hit the implosion button on Trump Plaza in Atlantic City. The former casino resort is scheduled for demolition in February. Atlantic...

Devin O'Connor December 21, 2020
Richmond casino Virginia gambling

Three Companies Vying for Richmond Casino, City Mayor Learning From Previous Mistakes

Richmond will hold a ballot referendum next November asking local voters if they wish to approve a single casino resort. Three companies have informed the city that they are interested in developing a casino resort in the Virginia capital. One is the...

Devin O'Connor December 21, 2020
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Gaming Analysts Predict License Extensions for Macau Casino Giants

The six commercial casino operators in Macau are set to see their gaming concessions expire in June of 2022. However, gaming analysts believe expiry for the coveted permits could be extended. Recent notes from Morgan Stanley and Macquarie Capital suggest that the...

Devin O'Connor December 21, 2020
Detroit casinos capacity Michigan coronavirus

Confusion Surrounds Detroit Casino Reopening Protocols, Capacity Limit Vague

UPDATE: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Public Information Officer Lynn Sutfin says the 100 person indoor limit applies to casinos and includes employees. Law enforcement officers will enforce the capacity protocol.  Detroit casinos can reopen as of today with Michigan...

Devin O'Connor December 21, 2020
M Resort Las Vegas casino Henderson

Casino Project Near M Resort South of Las Vegas Strip Moving Forward

The M Resort is a go-to destination for Las Vegas locals and visitors alike who want a five-star experience, but without the hustle and bustle of the Strip. The M Resort is located eight miles south of the Strip's "Welcome to Fabulous...

Devin O'Connor December 20, 2020
Encore Boston Harbor Massachusetts casino

Encore Boston Harbor Delivers Massachusetts $1.6B Statewide Economic Impact

A study finds that Encore Boston Harbor has accounted for $1.6 billion in new economic activity throughout the state of Massachusetts. Researchers at the UMass Donahue Institute released their report this week, titled "The Construction of Encore Boston Harbor: Spending, Employment, and...

Devin O'Connor December 19, 2020

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