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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Resorts World Las Vegas Subject of Regulatory Probe Over Restaurant Dispute

Resorts World Las Vegas is the subject of an investigation being conducted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). The probe is in relation to a San Diego man's allegations that an eatery inside the Strip property is at least partially owned...

Devin O'Connor April 22, 2022
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Pete Rose Not Resentful About MLB Sports Betting, Says He Was 30 Years Too Early

Pete Rose, MLB's all-time hit king, is just as well-known for his lifetime ban from the game for placing bets on baseball games he participated in. But today, the 81-year-old is not resentful as professional baseball continues to embrace the expansion of...

Devin O'Connor April 22, 2022
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Two Winning Powerball Tickets Unclaimed, Lottery Urges Players to Check Slips

Two winning Powerball tickets in Michigan are nearing expiration. Michigan Lottery officials are urging players who purchased game tickets a year ago to check their numbers to make sure the winnings are not forfeited. On its winners' blog, the Michigan Lottery has...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2022
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Atlantic City Casinos Appeal to Veterans for 2,500 Open Gaming Positions

Atlantic City casinos say they need to fill some 2,500 open positions at their resorts in time for the busy summer season. They hope to hire many US veterans for the job vacancies. To achieve such a goal, the nine casinos are...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2022
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Las Vegas One of World’s Kinkiest Cities, as ‘Sin City’ Living Up to Unofficial Tagline

Though the days of Las Vegas being a seedy gambling town are long gone -- glitzy, five-star casino resorts today dominate the main drag -- there continues to be a substantial underbelly in Southern Nevada for those wishing to escape life's societal...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2022

Wakayama Casino Rejection Another International Opportunity Lost for Caesars

Supporters of the Wakayama integrated resort (IR) plan saw their dreams suddenly enveloped in a nightmare this week. That's after the prefecture legislature voted against moving forward with the proposed JPY470 billion (US$3.6 billion) development. Wakayama Governor Yoshinobu Nisaka -- a member...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2022
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Encore Boston Harbor Alleged Loan Shark Circled, Preyed on Distraught Gamblers

An Encore Boston Harbor loan shark targeted distraught gamblers who were down on their luck and chasing their losses, law enforcement alleges. Kimanh Le, 50, of Quincy, Ma., was arrested on April 10 at the integrated casino resort just outside Boston, across...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2022
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Mohegan Sun Spending $15M to Renovate, Expand Connecticut Flagship Casino Resort

Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., is investing $15 million to renovate and expand the tribal casino resort. The focus of the spending is to better cater to VIP patrons and high rollers. In a release issued to this week, the Mohegan...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2022
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Macau Eases Entry Rules for Zhuhai Travelers Ahead of China Labor Day

Macau is extending the validity of negative COVID-19 tests required for entry for certain travelers arriving at the casino enclave's borders. The move comes just in time for one of China's seven annual public holidays. Today, Macau's Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2022
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Nevada Cannabis Consumption Regulations Emerge, as Weed Users Celebrate 4/20

Nevada is moving forward in joining only a handful of other states that have legalized recreational cannabis consumption lounges. And as marijuana users around the country celebrate 4/20 -- pot's unofficial holiday -- details regarding how Nevada will regulate consumption venues are...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2022