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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Hard Rock Bristol Receives First Virginia Commercial Casino License

Hard Rock Bristol has received the first commercial casino license to be issued in Virginia. It was seemingly unimaginable that Virginia would move to legalize commercial casinos just a decade ago. The state had long opposed most forms of gambling -- the...

Devin O'Connor April 28, 2022
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Tilman Fertitta Says King Crab Priced Out of the Market, But Business ‘Very Good’

Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire who owns five Golden Nugget casinos across the US, says inflation and ongoing distribution disruptions caused by the pandemic have rendered king crab financially obsolete.    Appearing on CNBC's "Power Lunch" yesterday, Fertitta expressed his belief that the...

Devin O'Connor April 28, 2022
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Live! Casino Pittsburgh Expanding, Event Space Planned at Pennsylvania Satellite

Live! Casino Pittsburgh in Greensburg, Pa., is expanding its footprint with a new 7,000-square-foot events center. Dubbed The Venue at Live! Casino, the events facility, will occupy formerly vacant space inside the Westmoreland Mall. Live! Casino Pittsburgh opened in what was formerly...

Devin O'Connor April 27, 2022
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Macau Preparing to Open Borders to Foreign Travelers, Portugal First

Macau is readying to open its enclave borders to foreign travelers for the first time in more than two years. Inside Asian Gaming relayed today that Macau Social Affairs and Culture Secretary Elsie Ao Ieong said the government is developing a plan...

Devin O'Connor April 27, 2022
Virginia skill gaming lawsuit Yvonne Miller

Virginia Skill Gaming Company Sued for Using Late Sen. Yvonne Miller’s Likeness

Virginia skill gaming manufacturer and distributor Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment is the subject of a lawsuit filed in Portsmouth Circuit Court. The litigation was brought by the estate of the late state Senator Yvonne Miller. Miller, who was the first...

Devin O'Connor April 27, 2022
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Missouri Sports Betting Bill Advances, Senate to Consider Gaming Expansion Measure

Missouri sports betting efforts have failed in each state legislative session since the US Supreme Court in 2018 repealed the sports gambling federal ban and gave such powers to individual states. Four years later, Missouri is only now moving closer to joining...

Devin O'Connor April 27, 2022
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Tilman Fertitta Las Vegas Rumors Intensify, as Billionaire Reportedly Acquiring Strip Frontage

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta is reportedly inching close to acquiring property on the Las Vegas Strip. The Golden Nugget casino owner is already invested in downtown Las Vegas. But Fertitta, who also owns the NBA Houston Rockets and Landry's hospitality and entertainment empire,...

Devin O'Connor April 26, 2022
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Club Pro Guy ‘Lynx’ Up With betPARX Sportsbook and Online Casino Platform

Club Pro Guy (CPG) and online sportsbook and iGaming platform betPARX are partnering up. The satirical character, who depicts a fictional version of a local professional club pro online, has amassed a large following on social media. betPARX, the digital sportsbook unit...

Devin O'Connor April 26, 2022
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Macau Easing Testing Again for Zhuhai Entries as Labor Day Approaches

Macau is extending the validity of negative COVID-19 test results for travelers arriving from nearby Zhuhai. Yesterday, Macau's Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center announced that people from Zhuhai seeking entry to the casino hub can now present a negative test completed...

Devin O'Connor April 26, 2022
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Barstool Sports Founder Dave Portnoy Glad Elon Musk Buying Twitter

Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy -- the "El Presidente" of the sports betting and pop culture social media empire -- is ecstatic that billionaire Elon Musk is taking Twitter private. Portnoy, 45, appeared on Fox News last night to express his support...

Devin O'Connor April 26, 2022