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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Las Vegas Sportsbooks Contend Tom Brady Return Possibly Leaked to Bettors

The most famous Las Vegas sportsbook is raising serious allegations surrounding the possibility that Tom Brady's coming out of retirement announcement was leaked beforehand. And that critical information might have landed in the hands of sharp bettors, who quickly made big futures...

Devin O'Connor March 15, 2022
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New Jersey to Appeal Atlantic City Casino Property Tax Order

New Jersey state attorneys are expected to appeal Superior Court Judge Joseph Marczyk's February 25 order that ruled against the state's amended payment-in-lieu-of-tax (PILOT) arrangement with Atlantic City casinos. Marczyk concluded last month that the state's decision to remove iGaming and online...

Devin O'Connor March 15, 2022
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Churchill Downs Betting Big on Horse Racing Revitalization with Colonial Downs

Churchill Downs Inc. is divulging details as to why it believes spending nearly $2.5 billion to acquire casino operator Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) is a sound bet. It largely has to do with the Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent, Virginia. Speaking...

Devin O'Connor March 14, 2022
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Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City Building $5M Sportsbook Venue

Ocean Casino Resort is nearing completion of its $75 million property upgrade. The Atlantic City Boardwalk property this week unveiled that its latest component of the project overhaul is a 12,000-square-foot sportsbook venue called The Gallery Bar, Book & Games. The Gallery,...

Devin O'Connor March 14, 2022
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Frontier Airlines Again Expands Las Vegas Operations, Adds Seven Weekly Routes

Frontier Airlines is further expanding its weekly operations in and out of Harry Reid International, which is Las Vegas' primary commercial air hub. The ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) announced last week that it's adding three routes through Las Vegas. Beginning in May,...

Devin O'Connor March 14, 2022
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Ontario Lawmaker Calls for iGaming Delay, Cites Furloughed Casino Workers

Ontario is set to debut legal iGaming sites with interactive slot machines and table games on April 4. At least one provincial lawmaker is siding with the land-based commercial casino industry in believing online gambling's introduction is coming at a most inopportune...

Devin O'Connor March 14, 2022
West Virginia casino gambling legislation

West Virginia Satellite Casino Bill Dead, as Legislative Session Ends

Efforts in West Virginia to allow each of the state's five commercial casinos to potentially build smaller satellite gaming venues is dead for 2022. Senate Bill 100 was introduced in February by state Senator Eric Nelson (R- Kanawha). The measure would have...

Devin O'Connor March 13, 2022
Atlantic City casino smoking ban

Atlantic City Chamber Member Drops Out After Group Backs Casino Smoking

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce's public declaration of its support for allowing indoor casino smoking to continue has consequences. It already led to one member severing ties with the business networking group. Atlantic Prevention Resources announced the cancellation of its...

Devin O'Connor March 11, 2022
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Penn National Gaming Files Trademark Applications Prompting Name Change Speculation

Pennsylvania-based Penn National Gaming (PNG) has prompted speculation that it is mulling a corporate identity overhaul. The company recently filed 15 trademark applications for "Penn Entertainment" and "Penn Entertainment & Media." Trademark attorney Josh Gerben broke the news that PNG could be...

Devin O'Connor March 11, 2022
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Virginia Gambling Education Classes Coming to Public State High Schools

Virginia became a commercial gaming state last year with the introduction of legal mobile sports betting. As many as five commercial casinos could also be on the way, and that has prompted state lawmakers to push K-12 public education officials to make...

Devin O'Connor March 11, 2022