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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Pennsylvania casino gaming revenue

Pennsylvania Has Second Consecutive Monthly Gaming Revenue Record, Tops $404M

The Pennsylvania gaming industry is alive and well, as gross gaming revenue (GGR) exceeding $400 million for the second consecutive month.  March GGR totaled $403.1 million. It was, at the time, the state's highest gaming revenue number ever. The record didn't last...

Devin O'Connor May 18, 2021
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Political Bettors Losing Confidence in Donald Trump 2024 Presidential Run

Former President Donald Trump was once considered nearly a sure thing to run in 2024 for a second presidential term. But those odds are lengthening. It was only a month ago that the 45th president of the United States told Fox News'...

Devin O'Connor May 18, 2021
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Bill to Amend Atlantic City Casino Property Taxes Work in Progress

NOTE: This article has been updated to reflect that Assemblyman Armato said prior to Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson's strong response to his casino property tax bill that the legislation was not final. Assemblyman John Armato (D-Atlantic), the lead sponsor of legislation...

Devin O'Connor May 18, 2021
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Florida Gaming Compact Passes Senate Committee, But Stripped of Online Gaming

The Florida tribal gaming compact Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) reached with the Seminole Tribe last month has passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. But the bill has been amended and its online gaming components stripped. In April, DeSantis and the Seminoles announced that...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2021
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Macau Lawmakers Request Review of Casinos Ahead of 2022 Relicensing

Legislators in Macau are requesting that the enclave's gaming regulatory agency perform and make public a review of the enclave's six commercial casino operators before the 2022 tender renewal process initiates.  Led by Macau Legislative Assemblywoman Ella Lei Cheng I, a group...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2021
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Mohegan Gaming Targeting 2026 for Opening Athens Integrated Casino Resort

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment (MGE) revealed this week that it expects to open its more than $1 billion integrated casino resort in Athens, Greece, sometime in 2026.  MGE, the gaming unit of the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, beat out Hard Rock International...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2021
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Topgolf Baltimore Starts Construction, Part of Horseshoe Casino Gateway

Topgolf Baltimore says it will begin construction on its new entertainment sports complex in the coming weeks. The venue is being built next to the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino. The venue located at 1401 Warner Street isn't expected to open until 2022. But...

Devin O'Connor May 17, 2021
Lake Tahoe Lakeside Inn Casino

Former Lake Tahoe Casino Sold to Health Care Group, Demolition Planned

The Lakeside Inn and Casino on Lake Tahoe's South Shore in Stateline, Nv., has been sold. A victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lakeside Inn announced its permanent closure in April of 2020. The announcement came less than a month after Nevada...

Devin O'Connor May 14, 2021
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AGA President Bill Miller Calls on Congress to Better Protect Legal Sports Betting

Bill Miller, the president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), says Congress must act to better protect legal sports betting markets. In an op-ed published in The Hill, Miller says additional resources at the federal level are needed to further...

Devin O'Connor May 14, 2021
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Wakayama Remains in Japan Casino Running Despite Suncity Withdrawal

The Wakayama Prefecture is remaining in the integrated casino resort race in Japan despite Suncity Group's sudden withdrawal. This week, Suncity, the gaming empire of Macau billionaire Alvin Chau, announced that it would no longer be pursuing a casino development in Wakayama. ...

Devin O'Connor May 14, 2021