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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US Casino Industry Flourishing, 2022 Gaming Revenue Nearly $9B Through February

COVID-19 brought the commercial gaming industry to a standstill in 2020. But two years later, casinos are experiencing unprecedented play. Today, the American Gaming Association (AGA) reported gaming revenue generated by non-tribal casinos for January and February 2022. The trade group says...

Devin O'Connor April 6, 2022
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Virginia Lottery Winner Discards $110K Ticket, Dumpster Dive Turns Up Fortune

A Virginia Lottery player was most fortunate when she hit a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot during the February 24 draw. She needed more luck, however, in order to find the lucky ticket. Mary Elliott of Buckingham County, Virginia, purchased a Cash 5...

Devin O'Connor April 6, 2022
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Sonoma County Supervisors Vote Against Koi Nation Tribal Casino Resort

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today unanimously opposed a tribal casino resort pitched by the Koi Nation of Northern California. Though ceremonial only, as the board cannot singlehandedly block the tribal development, the Sonoma officials took issue with the Koi Nation's...

Devin O'Connor April 5, 2022
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Georgia Sports Betting, Gaming Legalization Efforts Dead for 2022

Georgia sports betting and casino gambling will remain prohibited in the state for at least another year. That's the verdict after the General Assembly concluded its 2022 legislative session yesterday. A House committee last week passed two measures seeking to end Georgia's...

Devin O'Connor April 5, 2022
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Esports Betting Live in New Jersey, Video Game Industry Flaunts Lofty Projections

Legal esports betting is officially up and running in New Jersey., an esports betting platform, recently completed its five-day "soft play" period. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) liked what it saw with's operations, which resulted in the...

Devin O'Connor April 5, 2022
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Tiger Woods Masters Betting Front-Runner, as Tiger Watch Continues

Tiger Woods says he'll be a game-time decision for this week's Masters tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. And until his announcement comes as to whether he'll play, the storyline will dominate the headlines for golf's first major of the year. While...

Devin O'Connor April 4, 2022
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MGM Springfield Crook Who Cheated Table Game Ordered to Repay Casino $30K

MGM Springfield will be made whole on more than $30,000 a Massachusetts man pleaded guilty to swindling from the casino. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week that a Holyoke resident has agreed to probation and restitution of $30,025 for his...

Devin O'Connor April 4, 2022
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Marijuana Reclassification Odds Remain Long Because of US Senate Opposition

Marijuana legalization advocates scored a major victory last week, with the US House of Representatives voting to decriminalize cannabis on the federal level. But bettors aren't high on the prospects of the Senate following suit. The House on Friday voted 220-204 in...

Devin O'Connor April 4, 2022
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Foxwoods Puerto Rico Bringing DraftKings Sportsbook to US Caribbean Island

Foxwoods Puerto Rico is bringing sports betting to the island by way of DraftKings. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the tribe that owns and operates Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, plus Foxwoods El San Juan Casino in Puerto Rico, today announced an...

Devin O'Connor April 4, 2022
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Camelot Group Demands UK Gambling Commission Explanation, Initiates Lawsuit

The Camelot Group isn't going quietly in its recent defeat of maintaining operations of the UK National Lottery after its current license expires at the end of 2023. In a strongly-worded statement, Camelot Group CEO Nigel Railton says the UK Gambling Commission...

Devin O'Connor April 1, 2022

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