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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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5907 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Elon Musk Claims Mark Zuckerberg Stalled, Canceled Their Cage Fight

Tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, respectively ranked No. 1 and No. 8 on the Forbes "Real-Time Billionaires List," in late June teased on their social media platforms that they were organizing a UFC-like cage fight to settle their differences. But...

Devin O'Connor August 16, 2023
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Virginia Skill Gaming Machines Should Remain Inside Small Businesses, Group Says

The legality of Virginia skill gaming machines remains tied up in state courts. But a newly formed coalition says it will lobby state lawmakers in Richmond to assure the critical revenue the slot-like terminals provide small businesses persists. A new group called...

Devin O'Connor August 16, 2023
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US Commercial Casino Revenue Tops $16B in 2Q, Industry Tracking for Banner Year

The U.S. commercial casino industry has never been more vigorous, as gaming revenue continues to reach new highs. The American Gaming Association (AGA) released numbers for the second quarter on Wednesday that reveal the industry is operating at record levels. Gross gaming...

Devin O'Connor August 16, 2023
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Offshore Casino Websites Hit With Proposed Class Action Lawsuit in Kentucky

Two prominent offshore casino and sports betting platforms that are unlicensed in the United States -- but have a lengthy history accepting bets from US-based players -- are being targeted in a class action lawsuit in Kentucky. A proposed class action federal...

Devin O'Connor August 14, 2023
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US Sportsbooks Battle for Market Supremacy Ahead of NFL Kickoff

The 2023 NFL regular season kicks off on Thursday, September 7, with the Detroit Lions visiting the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. The highly anticipated start of the NFL season, the sport that generates more bets and revenue for US sportsbooks than...

Devin O'Connor August 14, 2023
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Ontario iGaming Operator Slapped With Fine for Responsible Gambling Shortcomings

An Ontario iGaming operator has been hit with a CA$100,000 (US$74,337) fine for failing to uphold responsible gambling rules relating to online casino operations. Apollo Entertainment Ltd, a Malta-based group, operates numerous online gaming websites in Ontario. The interactive gaming firm's platforms...

Devin O'Connor August 14, 2023
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Illinois Casinos Can Now Hire Convicted Felons for Nongaming Positions

Illinois casinos have a larger pool of hospitality workers to hire from. That's after Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation that lifts the state's prohibition on convicted felons working inside commercial casinos. Pritzker on Friday signed Senate Bill 1462, a bill that...

Devin O'Connor August 12, 2023
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Montana Tribal Casino Authorized to Relocate to Annexed Land in Polson

A Montana tribal casino currently located on the banks of Polson Bay has been approved to relocate a little more than a mile west to a 79-acre parcel of land recently annexed by the tribe to the local city. The City of...

Devin O'Connor August 11, 2023
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North Carolina Town That Could Suffer Casinos Impact Has Leaders Voice Opposition

Local officials in a town bordering where casino developers are rumored to be targeting a Las Vegas-style resort say their constituents must have a say in whether the project is greenlit. The Town of Summerfield this week filed a resolution encouraging officials...

Devin O'Connor August 11, 2023
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Sands New York Details Long Island Resort Plans Through Rezoning Application

Sands New York, the proposed $4 billion development from global casino giant Las Vegas Sands, has unveiled specifics on its plans should its integrated resort bid win one of the state's three downstate gaming licenses. Sands is one of at least 10...

Devin O'Connor August 11, 2023