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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Steve Wynn Finally Finds Buyer for Las Vegas Mansion on ‘Billionaire’s Row’

Steve Wynn disassociated from the Las Vegas gaming industry in early 2018. That was following a career-ending report published in The Wall Street Journal that detailed numerous allegations of sexual misconduct committed by the casino magnate. But only recently is the 80-year-old...

Devin O'Connor April 25, 2022
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Bally’s Tiverton Casino Seeks Property Tax Reduction, Cites COVID-19 Pandemic

Bally's Tiverton Casino and Hotel says the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the property valuation of its resort, and tax assessors got it wrong with their latest calculation. Northeast Revaluation Group, one of the two main property tax assessors used by numerous municipalities...

Devin O'Connor April 25, 2022
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Massachusetts Sports Betting Bill Finally Set for State Senate Debate

After much delay, a Massachusetts sports betting bill is finally scheduled for debate in the state's upper chamber. The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Bill 3933 in July of 2021. The act seeks to allow the state's three commercial casinos and...

Devin O'Connor April 25, 2022
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Greektown Casino Renamed, as Penn National Continues Hollywood Expansion

Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit will be known as Hollywood Casino at Greektown effective Sunday, May 1. Penn National Gaming (PNG) and Caesars Entertainment's real estate investment trust VICI Properties jointly purchased the downtown casino in May of 2019 for $1 billion. VICI...

Devin O'Connor April 25, 2022
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National Indian Gaming Assn. Drops ‘National’ Amid Acronym Confusion

The National Indian Gaming Association -- long stylized NIGA -- is dropping "National" from its name for seemingly obvious reasons. Known simply as the Indian Gaming Association (IGA) moving forward, the group's mission is to protect and preserve the general welfare of...

Devin O'Connor April 22, 2022
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Maryland Sports Betting Effort for Mobile Books Moving at Turtle’s Pace

Maryland sports betting began at the state's land-based casinos in December. Five of the state's six commercial gaming properties are now operating brick-and-mortar sportsbooks. However, the gaming expansion will blossom once Maryland allows online wagering to commence. But the state is dragging...

Devin O'Connor April 22, 2022
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Resorts World Las Vegas Subject of Regulatory Probe Over Restaurant Dispute

Resorts World Las Vegas is the subject of an investigation being conducted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). The probe is in relation to a San Diego man's allegations that an eatery inside the Strip property is at least partially owned...

Devin O'Connor April 22, 2022
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Pete Rose Not Resentful About MLB Sports Betting, Says He Was 30 Years Too Early

Pete Rose, MLB's all-time hit king, is just as well-known for his lifetime ban from the game for placing bets on baseball games he participated in. But today, the 81-year-old is not resentful as professional baseball continues to embrace the expansion of...

Devin O'Connor April 22, 2022
Powerball jackpot Michigan Lottery winner

Two Winning Powerball Tickets Unclaimed, Lottery Urges Players to Check Slips

Two winning Powerball tickets in Michigan are nearing expiration. Michigan Lottery officials are urging players who purchased game tickets a year ago to check their numbers to make sure the winnings are not forfeited. On its winners' blog, the Michigan Lottery has...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2022
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Atlantic City Casinos Appeal to Veterans for 2,500 Open Gaming Positions

Atlantic City casinos say they need to fill some 2,500 open positions at their resorts in time for the busy summer season. They hope to hire many US veterans for the job vacancies. To achieve such a goal, the nine casinos are...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2022