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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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5925 stories by Devin O'Connor

Alabama casino lottery bill

Alabama Casino and Lottery Bill to be Introduced Next Week

Just hours after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) proclaimed her support to end the state's prohibition on commercial gambling, a bipartisan group of lawmakers said they're finalizing legislation to legalize Las Vegas-style casinos and a lottery. Members of the state legislature in...

Devin O'Connor February 9, 2024
Caesars Virginia Danville casino

Caesars Virginia Trims Number of Hotel Rooms at Danville Resort

Caesars Virginia in Danville has cut back on the number of hotel guest rooms the resort will offer once it opens later this year. Caesars Entertainment, the company behind the $500 million project, held a topping-off ceremony for the hotel structure in...

Devin O'Connor February 9, 2024
Maroon 5 Inspire Arena Mohegan South Korea

Maroon 5 to Open Inspire Arena at South Korea’s Incheon Casino Resort

Maroon 5 will headline the Inspire Entertainment Resort's arena opening next month. The three-time Grammy Award pop/rock band fronted by Adam Levine will headline the Inspire Arena on March 8 and 9. Several popular K-pop artists will serve as opening acts, beginning...

Devin O'Connor February 9, 2024
Ukraine iGaming online casino website

Ukraine Seizes Almost $19M From iGaming Firm Accused of Tax Evasion

Ukraine is prosecuting one of its largest online casino operators on allegations that the company orchestrated a comprehensive scheme to reduce its tax bill. In a statement from Ukraine's Economic Security Bureau, the government alleges that Cosmolot, an online platform that runs...

Devin O'Connor February 8, 2024
Nebraska online sports betting sportsbook

Sportsbook Leaders Commission Poll on Nebraska Online Sports Bets

Several leading sportsbook operators are behind a public opinion poll asking Nebraskans about online sports betting. The Lincoln Journal Star this week reported that FanDuel, DraftKings, BetMGM, and Caesars Sportsbook -- all typically rivals -- have teamed up in Nebraska to get...

Devin O'Connor February 8, 2024
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Petersburg Casino Referendum Bill Clears Virginia Senate

The odds of Petersburg, Va., asking residents about a casino in November improved this week. That's after legislation to designate the town as a casino host sailed through the state Senate. After fielding unanimous support from the Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee...

Devin O'Connor February 8, 2024
Alabama Kay Ivey casino lottery gaming

Alabama Governor Urges Lawmakers to Legalize Casinos, State Lottery

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) used her State of the State Address on Tuesday night to urge lawmakers in Montgomery to send a bill to her desk authorizing a state lottery, commercial casinos, or ideally, both. For Alabama to expand gaming, voters...

Devin O'Connor February 8, 2024
Maryland casinos gaming revenue January

Maryland Casinos Continue Slide, Gross Revenue Down 8% in January

Maryland casinos continued to experience reduced play on their gaming floors in January. The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission revealed January casino numbers this week. The latest monthly report showed a year-over-year decline in gross gaming revenue (GGR). The state's six...

Devin O'Connor February 7, 2024
Everglades casino Miccosukee Tribe Florida

Florida Everglades Casino Ready to Open Along Alligator Alley

An Everglades casino with bingo-based "slot" machines will soon open along Alligator Alley, aka Interstate 75. Later this month, travelers driving from Miami to Naples can refill, grab a coffee, and play an electronic bingo-based machine at the Little Trail Casino. Opening...

Devin O'Connor February 7, 2024
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Online Sports Betting Study Raises Problem Gambling, Financial Concerns

A new online sports betting study presents several alarms for the gaming industry, as many Americans believe such gambling is a bad bet for society. The Siena College Research Institute and St. Bonaventure University's Jandoli School of Communication this week released their...

Devin O'Connor February 7, 2024