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 City Casino Smoking Ban Would Hurt Gaming Revenues Up To 25 Percent, Analyst Projects

An Atlantic City casino smoking ban would have a devasting consequence on gaming revenue, or so says an analyst at CBRE Equity Research. John DeCree, a senior analyst at Union Gaming, a subsidiary of CBRE since 2021, projects that a complete ban...

Devin O'Connor May 2, 2022
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Elaine Wynn Wall Street Journal Exposé Paints Billionaire in Positive Light

Elaine Wynn was featured in a profile published over the weekend in The Wall Street Journal. The exposé was much kinder to Wynn than the media outlet's January 2018 report on her former husband, Steve Wynn. The WSJ was first to report...

Devin O'Connor May 2, 2022
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Adele Reportedly Moving Las Vegas Show from Caesars Palace to Planet Hollywood

It's apparently "Water Under the Bridge" for Adele and Caesars Entertainment. Celebrity gossip site TMZ recently broke the news that Adele's relationship with Caesars Entertainment is apparently not strained beyond repair. Caesars Entertainment and Adele are reportedly nearing a deal to relocate...

Devin O'Connor May 2, 2022
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Macau Casino Revenue Posts Worst Month Since September 2020

Macau casino revenue totaled just MOP2.68 billion (US$331.2 million) in April of 2022. It was the worst monthly outcome for the six casinos operating in the Chinese gambling enclave since September of 2020. With incoming travel remaining limited to the mainland, Hong...

Devin O'Connor May 2, 2022
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Atlantic City Casino Unions Split on Indoor Smoking, as Dealers Call on Tobacco Ban

The Atlantic City casino unions that represent the roughly 22,000 workers employed by the nine resorts have differing opinions when it comes to indoor smoking. The United Auto Workers (UAW) first ventured into the Atlantic City gaming industry in 2007 after it...

Devin O'Connor April 30, 2022
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Las Vegas Visitors Returning, March 2022 Numbers Highlight Ongoing Recovery

Las Vegas is bustling once again, and numbers released this week show that the world's most famous casino market is approaching pre-pandemic visitor levels. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) revealed in its March 2022 Executive Summary that more than...

Devin O'Connor April 29, 2022
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Missouri Sports Betting Bill Stalled Via Filibuster by Republican Sen. Hoskins

Missouri sports betting legalization odds lengthened greatly this week after state Senator Denny Hoskins (R-Warrensburg) filibustered two pieces of relevant legislation. Hoskins has long been a supporter of Missouri legalizing sports betting. But he wants to do so with the additional expansion...

Devin O'Connor April 29, 2022
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Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate, But Much Work Remains

The Massachusetts sports betting bill passed last July by the House of Representatives has finally gained approval in the upper assembly chamber. Yesterday, the State Senate approved Senate Bill 2844 (House Bill 3933) by a voice vote. The approval is expected to...

Devin O'Connor April 29, 2022
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Single Powerball Ticket Hits $473.1M Jackpot, Top 20 All-Time Lottery Win

Last night's Powerball draw made one very lucky player in Arizona a multimillionaire many times over. Powerball's April 27 drawing turned up the winning white ball numbers of 11, 36, 61, 62, and 68. The Powerball was 4. Because of strong ticket...

Devin O'Connor April 28, 2022
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Nevada Gaming Win Eclipses $1B for 13th Consecutive Month, as Record Play Continues

It's a baker's dozen for Nevada casinos, as gross gaming revenue (GGR) in March eclipsed $1 billion for the 13th consecutive month. Today, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) revealed statewide March casino revenue totaled more than $1.355 billion last month. The...

Devin O'Connor April 28, 2022