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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4329 stories by Devin O'Connor

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PGA Tour Suspends LIV Golf Participants, US Open Odds Unimpacted

The PGA Tour today announced the severe consequences of its members deciding to test the LIV Golf waters and compete on the new Saudi-funded professional golf tour. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan said today that each of the 17 Tour members playing...

Devin O'Connor June 9, 2022
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Atlantic City Casino Union Claims Resort Hotel Guestrooms Not Being Cleaned

The Atlantic City casino union that represents some 10,000 workers employed by the nine resorts said at least four properties are not cleaning their hotel guestrooms as required by the state. Unite Here Local 54 represents Atlantic City hotel housekeepers. The union,...

Devin O'Connor June 9, 2022
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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Likens Sports Betting to Cannabis

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) says the issue of sports betting is quite similar to the state's legalization of cannabis. Massachusetts is one of 19 states that has decriminalized both medicinal and recreational cannabis use. Massachusetts residents during the November 2016 election...

Devin O'Connor June 8, 2022
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Silver Slipper Casino GM Tells Parents To Get a Babysitter, Resort Becoming 21+

The Silver Slipper Casino Hotel in the southernmost part of Bay St. Louis, Ms., will soon only be for guests aged 21 and older. Management at the Mississippi casino owned and operated by Full House Resorts said the change comes in response...

Devin O'Connor June 8, 2022
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Caesars Atlantic City Gets Bulk of Parent Company’s $400M Local Investment

Caesars Atlantic City is being allocated the majority of Caesars Entertainment's $400 million investment budget for its three casinos in town. When Caesars Entertainment sought to merge with Eldorado Resorts in 2020, the New Jersey Casino Control Commission signed off on the...

Devin O'Connor June 8, 2022
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Las Vegas Strip Land Across From Mandalay Bay Sold to Anonymous Buyer

Las Vegas Strip real estate continues to be a hot commodity, as casinos report record revenue in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Lily Funds' Tom McManus has found another buyer bullish on the Strip. McManus...

Devin O'Connor June 8, 2022
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Hard Rock Boss Jim Allen Meets with NJ Gov. to Discuss Atlantic City Casino Smoking

Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen recently met with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) to discuss the escalating controversy regarding smoking inside Atlantic City casinos. Allen told the Associated Press that it wasn't his intent to change...

Devin O'Connor June 7, 2022
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Maryland Casinos Win Nearly $180M in May, State Industry’s Second-Best Month

Maryland casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) last month of $178.76 million. The haul represents the second-best month on record. Maryland's first casino opened in September 2010. May 2022 represented a 3.7% improvement on May 2021, and 17.4% better than the approximately...

Devin O'Connor June 7, 2022
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Kazuo Okada Addresses Okada Manila Staff, Ousted Ownership Files Lawsuit

Kazuo Okada, 79, was ousted from control of his namesake casino resort in the Philippines in 2017. Now, it's the Japanese billionaire who is doing the ousting. Okada led a forcible takeover of the $2.4 billion Okada Manila casino last week. Armed...

Devin O'Connor June 7, 2022
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Phil Mickelson Comes Clean About Excessive Gambling, Admits Addiction

Phil Mickelson has earned nearly $95 million on the course during his World Golf Hall of Fame career and an estimated $700 million more from endorsements. But the 45-time PGA Tour winner admits gambling has taken a toll on his fiscal health....

Devin O'Connor June 7, 2022

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