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Reporter: Devin O'Connor

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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6178 stories by Devin O'Connor

Mohegan earnings Inspire South Korea

Mohegan Reports Second-Best Operating Year, Opens Inspire in South Korea

Mohegan reported that net revenue during its 2023 fiscal year totaled $1.67 billion. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) reached $399.9 million, ranked second-best in the company's 27-year history. Mohegan, formerly Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, is owned and operated...

Devin O'Connor December 18, 2023
Charles Barkley casino bootlegging

Charles Barkley Says Family Ran Underground Casino, Bootlegging Operation

NBA legend Charles Barkley, one of the most colorful players in basketball history, adds lore to his life's story by disclosing that his family ran an underground casino and bootlegging operation when he was a child in Alabama. Born in February 1963...

Devin O'Connor December 17, 2023
New York casino Community Board

NYC Community Boards Oppose City Plan to Fast-Track Casino Reviews

Community Boards in New York City are voicing their displeasure with Mayor Eric Adams' (D) plan for the city's review of casino applications. The Adams administration plans to implement a review process for the city's forthcoming casino bids that would strip the...

Devin O'Connor December 17, 2023
New Jersey Atlantic City casino revenue

New Jersey Online Casinos Report Record Monthly Win in November

New Jersey online casinos experienced their best month ever in November, as gross gaming revenue (GGR) from the interactive slots and table games totaled $171.5 million. Today, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement revealed November numbers for iGaming, sports betting, and...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2023
Rivers Casino Philadelphia hotel The Battery

Rivers Casino Philadelphia Opens Luxury Suites Hotel at Nearby Battery

Rivers Casino Philadelphia has finally opened a hotel, the venue arriving more than 17 years after the company that owns the property told state officials it would offer lodging. This week, rivers Casino debuted its Riversuites Hotel at The Battery Philadelphia. The...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2023
Atlantic City casino smoking CEASE

Atlantic City Casino Smoking Opponents to Form Political Action Committee

Atlantic Casino smoking opponents are ramping up their lobbying power and influence in New Jersey by forming a political action committee (PAC). CEASE, Casino Employees Against Smoking Effects, tells it plans to form a PAC. The news comes after state lawmakers...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2023
DraftKings credit card deposit Massachusetts

DraftKings Faces Hearing in Massachusetts for Credit Deposit Violations

DraftKings is facing an adjudicatory hearing in Massachusetts for violating laws relating to how bettors deposit and fund their sports betting accounts. An adjudicatory hearing involves all parties participating in a legal review of the alleged violations. In late May, DraftKings self-reported...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2023
Live! Casino Louisiana Cordish Diamond Jacks

$270M Live! Casino Hotel Louisiana Breaks Ground in Bossier City

Construction on Live! Casino & Hotel Louisiana in Bossier City is officially underway. On Wednesday, the Cordish Companies celebrated the commencement of construction on the first land-based casino in the Shreveport-Bossier City market. Cordish acquired the shuttered Diamond Jacks riverboat and hotel...

Devin O'Connor December 15, 2023
Rivers Casino Des Plaines cyberattack data breach

Rivers Casino Des Plaines Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit Over August Data Breach

Rivers Casino Des Plaines in Illinois is facing a proposed class-action lawsuit for its role in an August cyberattack that resulted in thousands of individuals having their data seized. Filed in Illinois' Northern District federal court, attorneys representing the class plaintiffs, including...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2023
Atlantic City casino smoking New Jersey

Atlantic City Casinos Seemingly Win Smoking Fight, At Least for Now

The executives leading the nine Atlantic City casinos have seemingly won over enough New Jersey lawmakers in their quest to maintain tobacco smoking on their gaming floors. Just a month ago, the odds seemed good that state lawmakers in Trenton would pass...

Devin O'Connor December 14, 2023