Devin O'Connor

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Devin O'Conner 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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Maryland Casinos Cap Off Record Revenue Year, and Sports Betting Is Only Beginning

Maryland casinos enjoyed their best year in 2021. The six commercial gaming properties hope to only improve on the record-setting performance this year, now that sports betting is officially live. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) in 2021 totaled $1.922 billion for the six...

Devin O'Connor January 11, 2022
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Showboat Atlantic City Waterpark to Break Ground, as Former Casino Changes Focus

The Showboat Atlantic City hotel is set to break ground this week on its $95 million indoor and outdoor waterpark complex. Philadelphia real estate developer Bart Blatstein has been focused on non-gaming attractions since he acquired the Boardwalk resort in early 2016...

Devin O'Connor January 10, 2022
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Florida Gaming Expansion Initiative Challenged by State Attorney General

A group in Florida working to expand gaming in the Sunshine State is inching closer to forcing a ballot referendum in November. But the state's chief legal advisor believes the initiative might run afoul of the law. When it comes to changing...

Devin O'Connor January 10, 2022
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Georgia Favored in CFP National Championship, But History Likes Alabama

The Georgia Bulldogs enter tonight's College Football Playoff National Championship as the favorite. But the smart money might be on the Alabama Crimson Tide. The SEC showdown rematches Georgia and Alabama, following the Crimson Tide upsetting the Bulldogs in the conference championship...

Devin O'Connor January 10, 2022
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Las Vegas Casino Alleged Thieves Stuff Stolen Watch, Cash Inside Their Vaginas

Two Las Vegas women are accused of stealing a luxury watch and around $6,500 in cash from a guest staying at Caesars Palace earlier this month. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police allege that Nikki Grandel and Staycee Johnson conspired on January 2 to...

Devin O'Connor January 9, 2022
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Richmond Casino Project Back From Dead, as Councilwoman Pitches Second Public Vote

The rejected Richmond casino proposal that more than 51 percent of city residents voted against last November could find its way to the ballot for a second time. Richmond residents in the Virginia capital city said "no" in November to allowing a...

Devin O'Connor January 8, 2022
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Alabama Casino Advocates Intensify Campaign, Republicans Show Little Interest

A new year means a new legislative undertaking in Alabama to bring commercial casino gambling to the southern state.  But the Republican-controlled legislature stands in the way. The Alabama Track Owners Association, which owns four greyhound racetracks, and the Poarch Band of...

Devin O'Connor January 7, 2022
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LPGA Tour Gets Serious About Sports Betting, Strikes IMG Arena Partnership

The LPGA Tour is hoping to capitalize off expanded sports betting by way of increased fan engagement. Today, the leading women's professional golf tour announced a partnership with IMG Arena, a data distribution firm focused on the emerging US sports betting industry....

Devin O'Connor January 7, 2022
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Atlantic City Casino PILOT Challenge Must Enter Mediation or Litigation Soon

The controversial Atlantic City casino tax bill passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed by Gov. Phil Murphy (D) in December is being contested by Atlantic County. A judge this week gave the state a January 13 deadline to enter into...

Devin O'Connor January 7, 2022
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Georgia Casino Debate to Intensify, Top Lawmaker Says Time to Let People Decide

Georgia is in the minority when it comes to casino gambling. The Peach State is one of only seven that does not have even a single commercial or tribal casino. A top state lawmaker says 2022 could be the year the matter...

Devin O'Connor January 7, 2022