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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Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Pledges to Veto Casino Legislation

Lawmakers in Brazil continue to debate statutes that would legalize gambling in the South American country. But President Jair Bolsonaro says they're likely wasting their time. Bolsonaro stated this week that any gaming legislation that is passed by Brazil's National Congress should...

Devin O'Connor September 29, 2021
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Connecticut Retail Sports Betting Debuting September 30, Mobile Early Next Month

Connecticut sports betting will officially begin tomorrow, September 30, at both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. The debut comes just four months since Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) signed new tribal compacts with the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes. That pact allows them...

Devin O'Connor September 29, 2021
Japan casino prime minister Fumio Kishida

Incoming Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Remains Committed to Casino Policy

Fumio Kishida, Japan's next prime minister, is supportive of continuing the country's efforts to realize three large-scale integrated resort (IR) casinos. The prefectures of Osaka, Wakayama, and Nagasaki are each moving forward with IR developments. The three regions plan to submit their...

Devin O'Connor September 29, 2021
MGM Resorts Las Vegas Westside

MGM Resorts Donates $500K to Las Vegas Historic Westside Urban Farming Initiative

MGM Resorts has donated half of a million dollars to Las Vegas' Historic Westside to help the neighborhood construct a community-based urban agricultural farming facility. It's been a busy week for MGM Resorts. The largest casino operator in Nevada announced its acquisition...

Devin O'Connor September 29, 2021
USC Trojans Pechanga Resort Casino California

USC Trojans Fans Question University Naming Official Casino Resort Sponsor

The University of Southern California -- more commonly referred to as USC -- last week named the Pechanga Resort Casino as the Official Resort & Casino of the school's athletics department. The news came with backlash. In a first-of-its-kind agreement in the...

Devin O'Connor September 28, 2021
MGM Resorts Osaka Japan integrated resort

MGM Resorts Confirms Osaka Selection, Integrated Resort Budget Now $10B

MGM Resorts informed investors today that it has been picked by the Osaka Prefecture in Japan to proceed with a multibillion-dollar integrated resort (IR) development. The Las Vegas-based casino giant that operates properties in six US states, plus China's Macau, is betting...

Devin O'Connor September 28, 2021
Connecticut sports betting iGaming

Connecticut Tribal Gaming Compacts Published, Sports Betting at Cusp

The two Connecticut tribal gaming compacts have gained approval. Earlier this year both were revised and submitted to the federal government for review. Federal officials have signed off on the new Class III gaming compacts for the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes....

Devin O'Connor September 28, 2021
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Lithuania Lawmakers Debate Expanding Online Gaming Market

Lithuania is debating whether to move forward with expanding its legal online gaming industry by way of a new fully remote permit. The European nation's legislature -- the 141-member Seimas -- has issued its early support of creating new gaming privileges for...

Devin O'Connor September 28, 2021
Jake's 58 Casino Hotel New York slots

Jake’s 58 Lawsuit Challenging Casino Legality Dismissed in US District Court

Jake's 58 Casino Hotel in Islandia, N.Y., has emerged victorious in a federal lawsuit that challenged the gaming venue's legal rights to operate video gaming terminals (VGTs). Four residents brought a lawsuit in 2016 against the Long Island town. That's after the...

Devin O'Connor September 27, 2021
Frank Fertitta III Las Vegas wedding

Frank Fertitta Drops Millions on Daughter Victoria’s Wedding to Doggy Daycare Owner

Frank Fertitta III and his wife Jill have once again spared no expense in celebrating their daughter's exchanging of vows. Over the weekend, Victoria "Tori" Fertitta, the Fertittas' youngest daughter, wed local Las Vegas businessman Daniel Crowe in an over-the-top gala that...

Devin O'Connor September 27, 2021