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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4096 stories by Devin O'Connor

Alabama casino gambling lottery

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
LPGA Tour sports betting IMG Arena

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
Atlantic City casino PILOT property tax

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
Georgia casino gambling ballot referendum

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
Powerball jackpot lottery draw Mega Millions

Powerball Jackpot Worth $632M Hit in California, Wisconsin

Powerball has kicked off 2022 in grand fashion. Two lucky players claimed last night's jackpot, worth $632.6 million. The Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates Powerball, said two tickets sold in California and Wisconsin each matched all six numbers during last night's...

Devin O'Connor January 6, 2022
MGM Resorts Melonie Johnson Borgata National Harbor

MGM Resorts Shuffles Regional Leadership, Melonie Johnson Back to National Harbor

MGM Resorts is overhauling its leadership of four of the company's casino properties outside of Las Vegas. The casino operator this week announced that Melonie Johnson will return to MGM National Harbor outside DC in Maryland after a roughly year and a...

Devin O'Connor January 6, 2022
Treasure Chest Casino Louisiana Boyd Gaming

Treasure Chest Casino Near New Orleans Undergoing $95M Upgrade, Expansion

The Treasure Chest casino riverboat just north of New Orleans in Kenner, La., is undergoing a major renovation and expansion. Boyd Gaming, owner and operator of five Louisiana riverboats, including Treasure Chest, announced yesterday a $95 million investment into the Lake Pontchartrain...

Devin O'Connor January 6, 2022
Massachusetts sports betting Eric Lesser

Massachusetts Lt. Governor Candidate Says Legalizing Sports Betting a Priority

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced last month that he will not seek a third term. As a result, a slew of candidates are emerging, and one state lawmaker who plans to be on the Democratic ticket says sports betting should be...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022
Nebraska casino bill Horsemen's Park Omaha

Nebraska Casino Bill Seeks to Provide Each Venue 50-Mile Monopoly, Critics Respond

Nebraska casinos are in development after voters signed off on a ballot referendum in 2020. The state's Racing and Gaming Commission approved governing rules for commercial gambling last month, but a forthcoming bill seeks to determine where casinos can be located. The...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022
Martha Stewart Las Vegas restaurant celebrity

Martha Stewart Coming to Las Vegas Strip with Paris Restaurant

The name Martha Stewart might not conjure up thoughts of casinos and the Las Vegas Strip. But that's precisely where the media personality and businesswoman is embarking for her next venture. As has been reporting since last July, Stewart is setting...

Devin O'Connor January 5, 2022