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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Former Atlantic Club Casino in Atlantic City to Become Luxury Condominiums

The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel's closing in January 2014 sparked a chain reaction of resorts closing in the New Jersey beachfront gaming town. Three additional Atlantic City casinos closed that same year -- Showboat, Revel, and Trump Plaza -- and the Trump...

Devin O'Connor November 24, 2022
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Maryland Online Sports Betting Finally Begins, Seven Platforms Taking Wagers

Maryland online sports betting is finally live more than two years after state voters authorized such gambling. This morning at 9 am EST, seven online sportsbooks in Maryland began taking real money bets. People aged 21 and older inside the state can...

Devin O'Connor November 23, 2022
Macau casinos tender license concession

Macau to Soon Announce Casino Tender Winners, Current Six Operators Favored

The Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) government is expected to announce the six winners of its casino bidding term sometime before mid-December 2022, a new report suggests. TDM Radio, a public broadcast media outlet in Macau that provides content in the region's...

Devin O'Connor November 23, 2022
Atlantic City casinos profits gaming revenue

Atlantic City Casino Profits Total $269M in Q3, Resorts Faring Better Than in 2019

Atlantic City casino gross operating profits for the nine resorts collectively totaled $269.2 million during the third quarter of 2022. The numbers from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) present mixed results. While the $269.2 million profit experienced in the...

Devin O'Connor November 23, 2022
Atlantic City casinos blight gaming

Atlantic City Casino Execs Say Town Must Make Streets Safer to Attract More Tourists

Several Atlantic City casino executives believe the town must do more to assure the public's safety outside of its resorts in order to increase pedestrian traffic during the warmer months. Homelessness has long been an issue in Atlantic City. But the problem...

Devin O'Connor November 23, 2022
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Massachusetts Has 15 Sports Betting Applications

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) revealed Tuesday that 15 applications for sports betting licenses were received during the state's bidding period that ended Monday at 2 p.m. EST. The MGC says 15 firms each paid a nonrefundable $200K application fee. The money...

Devin O'Connor November 22, 2022
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BetMGM Donates $180K to International Center for Responsible Gaming

BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator in the US, is further committing financial resources toward the issue of responsible gambling. MGM Resorts' digital gaming and sportsbook unit announced Tuesday that it's giving $180K in cash to the International Center for...

Devin O'Connor November 22, 2022
Live! Casino Philadelphia Pennsylvania Lottery

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia Sells Winning $1M Pennsylvania Lottery Ticket

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia in the city's Stadium District is where one lucky lottery player recently purchased a gameplay that won more than $1 million. The Pennsylvania Lottery revealed this week that the $700 million casino that opened in January 2021...

Devin O'Connor November 22, 2022
Peninsula Pacific Entertainment Iowa Cedar Rapids

Peninsula Pacific Entertainment Focused on Iowa After Churchill Downs Buy

Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) is without physical casino assets after most of the company's portfolio was acquired by Churchill Downs earlier this month. The $2.75 billion acquisition closed on November 1. The deal included Del Lago Resort & Casino in Waterloo, NY,...

Devin O'Connor November 22, 2022
New York City casino Stefan Soloviev Manhattan

New York City Casino Pitched Near United Nations, 9 West Billionaire Behind Bid

The New York City casino race has another entrant. Billionaire Stefan Soloviev. He is one of the nation's largest landowners, with more than half of a million acres under his ownership, and has prepped the latest casino scheme targeting Manhattan. Soloviev, 47,...

Devin O'Connor November 21, 2022

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