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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Atlantic Casino Smoking Opponents Light Up 2022 Campaign

With 2022 nearly a month in, Atlantic City casino smoking opponents are growing increasingly impatient with New Jersey state lawmakers. The legislators continue to show little enthusiasm in extinguishing tobacco smoke on gaming floors. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and elected...

Devin O'Connor January 27, 2022
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Adele Las Vegas Postponed Dates Snagged by Caesars Palace Resident Keith Urban

Adele fans' loss is Keith Urban fans' gain, as the country music superstar has confirmed that his own Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace's Colosseum will replace some of the English singer's nixed dates. Adele last week shocked Las Vegas and her...

Devin O'Connor January 27, 2022
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Nevada Casinos Set All-Time Gaming Revenue Record, 2021 Win Tops $13.4B

Nevada casinos are fresh off their best year ever in terms of gaming revenue. The Nevada Gaming Control Board revealed today that 2021 gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled more than $13.42 billion. That number is nearly 71 percent year-over-year increase and a...

Devin O'Connor January 27, 2022
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Sports Betting Firms Help NFL Achieve Record $1.8B in Sponsorship Revenue

Sports betting operators in the United States played a vital role in the NFL achieving record sponsorship revenue in 2021. Data compiled by IEG, a global consultancy in partnership strategies and effectiveness evaluation, released its 2021 NFL sponsorship findings this week. The...

Devin O'Connor January 27, 2022
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SCOTUS Odds Favor Senate Confirmation of President Biden Appointment by 2022 End

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will soon have a vacancy. Today, Justice Stephen Breyer announced his forthcoming resignation. Breyer plans to depart the high court this summer. The liberal justice's forthcoming exit will allow President Joe Biden to fulfill...

Devin O'Connor January 26, 2022
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Caesars Renaming Bally’s to Horseshoe, Returning WSOP to Namesake Casino

Caesars Entertainment this week finally confirmed the long-running rumors that Bally's on the Las Vegas Strip will be renamed and renovated into the Horseshoe. Harrah's Entertainment, now Caesars Entertainment, acquired the Horseshoe gaming brand in 2004. It was part of its $5.2...

Devin O'Connor January 26, 2022
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Minnesota Sports Betting Efforts Hampered by Complicated Gaming Environment

The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes next week. And when lawmakers gather in Saint Paul, the odds are good that efforts to legalize sports betting will reignite. Minnesota is bordered by four states, and sports betting is legal and operational in each. Regulated sports...

Devin O'Connor January 26, 2022
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Pennsylvania iGaming Study Finds 10% of Adults Gamble Online

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Penn State University, recently released its first iGaming impact report. And some of its findings are raising eyebrows. Researchers at Penn State polled more...

Devin O'Connor January 26, 2022
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New Jersey Sportsbooks Receive Tax Breaks on Free Play, Esports Betting Authorized

New Jersey sportsbooks will pay less tax on promotional credits used to lure in new bettors. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed a measure to deduct such revenue from their tax liabilities. Murphy recently signed Assembly Bill No. 4002, which reduces taxes on...

Devin O'Connor January 25, 2022
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Sonoma County Casino Gains Development Partner, as Koi and Chickasaw Nations Team

A proposed tribal casino from the Koi Nation in Sonoma County has found a development partner in the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. The venue would be on 68 acres of land that is currently a vineyard and estate. The Koi Nation was...

Devin O'Connor January 25, 2022