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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Casino Smoking Opposition Group Celebrates Atlantic City Council Vote

A recent resolution passed by the Atlantic City Council supports extinguishing a loophole that allows tobacco use inside New Jersey gaming resorts. The move was cheered by a leading advocacy group opposing casino smoking. During its August 25 meeting, the Atlantic City...

Devin O'Connor September 1, 2021
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North Carolina Lottery Bill Seeking to Legalize Tavern Gambling Advances

North Carolina lawmakers have moved forward on legislation that seeks to legalize lottery terminals in the wake of grey market gambling machines flooding state watering holes over the past decade. House Bill 954 was passed this week in the House Commerce Committee....

Devin O'Connor September 1, 2021
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Macau Casino Revenue Stumbles in August Due to COVID-19 Detection

Macau casino revenue retracted last month after four new positive COVID-19 cases were identified in the Chinese Special Administrative Region (SAR). Gross gaming revenue (GGR) totaled $554.5 million in August, a 47.4 percent month-to-month decline from July. August 2021 was nonetheless a...

Devin O'Connor September 1, 2021
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Connecticut Sports Betting, iGaming Regulations Gain Legislative Approval

Connecticut sports betting and online gaming regulations have gained approval from the state's Legislative Regulation Review Committee (LRRC). The committee voted 9-4 today in favor of approving 82 pages of regulations related to the pending emergence of legal sportsbooks, both online and...

Devin O'Connor September 1, 2021
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Lady Gaga Las Vegas Residency Offers Most Expensive VIP Package in MGM History

Lady Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists of all time. With more than 120 million albums sold, the 35-year-old entertainer and her casino partner, MGM Resorts, are betting big that her most devout fans will pay top dollar to see...

Devin O'Connor August 31, 2021
California Casino Awards Workers 'Hero Pay' for COVID-19 Labor

California Casino Awards Workers ‘Hero Pay’ for COVID-19 Labor

A California casino surprised its workers last week by handing them checks for pressing on with their jobs during a difficult year. The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians presented more than 70 tribal government and casino workers with one-time compensation checks for...

Devin O'Connor August 31, 2021
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Las Vegas Shooting Memorial Will Avoid Politics, Focus on Victims, Survivors, Mental Health

The Las Vegas shooting memorial will be placed at the site where 58 people were murdered and thousands more injured or emotionally scarred. It will have a strong focus on victims and survivors. The 1 October Memorial Committee during its most recent...

Devin O'Connor August 31, 2021
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Ben Affleck Stars in WynnBET Spot, Cameos from Shaq, Jennifer Lopez Mom

WynnBET launched its national advertising campaign this week, and it isn't short on celebrity appearances. The interactive gaming platform owned and operated by Wynn Resorts debuted its sports betting campaign online with an advertising spot that runs 2:20 long. A-lister Ben Affleck,...

Devin O'Connor August 30, 2021
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Crown Resorts Loses $191M, Oaktree Rescinds James Packer Offer

Crown Resorts investors knew it would be bad. And today, those shareholders found out how devastating COVID-19 and ongoing regulatory issues facing the Australian casino giant have impacted business. Crown revenue for its 2021 fiscal year (July 1, 2020, through June 30,...

Devin O'Connor August 30, 2021
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Casinos Austria Signs Nagasaki IR Pact, Second Japan City with Resort Deal

It's official. Casinos Austria will develop the integrated resort (IR) in Nagasaki, Japan. The consortium led by Casinos Austria and prefecture officials confirmed today that both parties have signed the proposed IR development agreement. The project targets Nagasaki's Sasebo City and the...

Devin O'Connor August 30, 2021