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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4323 stories by Devin O'Connor

Steve Wynn political group RITE casino

Steve Wynn Founds Political Election Integrity Committee with Karl Rove, Former AG Bill Barr

Steve Wynn, the founder of his namesake Wynn Resorts casino empire, has founded another entity. But this one is in the political arena. Wynn revealed today that he's behind the newly formed nonprofit political organization "Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections" (RITE)....

Devin O'Connor July 21, 2022
Las Vegas Strip Hawaiian Marketplace Tilman Fertitta

Las Vegas Strip Hawaiian Marketplace Set for Redevelopment, Could Accompany New Casino

The heart of the Las Vegas Strip appears headed for a major overhaul. Approximately 15.7 acres of prime real estate on the Las Vegas Strip across from CityCenter is being targeted by two separate developers. Billionaire Tilman Fertitta recently acquired the Travelodge...

Devin O'Connor July 21, 2022
North Las Vegas Pat Spearman Station casinos

Station Casinos Should Donate Properties, says North Las Vegas Mayoral Candidate

Democratic North Las Vegas mayoral candidate Pat Spearman has a plan in mind for what Red Rock Resorts (RRR) should do with two of its shuttered casinos. The company this week announced they would remain closed permanently. But her idea might not...

Devin O'Connor July 21, 2022
MLB Players' Association sports betting Tony Clark

MLB Players’ Association Concerned League Too Cozy with Sports Betting

The Major League Baseball Players' Association believes MLB might be getting too close with the legal sports betting industry. Tony Clark has served the MLB Players' Association as its executive director since late 2013. Clark has steered the players' interests through several...

Devin O'Connor July 21, 2022
Deadwood casinos self-exclusion gambling

Deadwood Casino Regulator Adopts ‘Patron Protection’ Self-Exclusion Policy

Deadwood casinos will soon need to tell South Dakota how they prevent access to those wishing to exclude themselves from gambling. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming regulates Deadwood casinos. The historic gold rush mining town is known for its idyllic Main...

Devin O'Connor July 21, 2022
Norfolk casino HeadWaters Pamunkey Virginia gambling

Norfolk to Open Temporary Casino Adjacent to Harbor Park Amid Resort Construction

Developers of the forthcoming Norfolk casino have scrapped plans to open a temporary gaming venue inside the Harbor Park minor league baseball stadium. That's amid the construction of the permanent resort next door. HeadWaters Resort & Casino is a $500 million project...

Devin O'Connor July 20, 2022
Atlantic City casino workers contracts union

Atlantic City Casino Workers at Golden Nugget and Resorts Authorize Strike

The majority of Atlantic City casino workers reached new four-year contracts with their resort employers just before the July 4th Independence Day weekend. But union members at Golden Nugget and Resorts say their employers have yet to agree to the terms that...

Devin O'Connor July 20, 2022
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Mega Millions Hysteria Grows, as Jackpot Balloons to $630M

The Mega Millions jackpot for this Friday, July 22, is an estimated $630 million. The generation-changing sum up for grabs is the fifth-largest prize in the interstate lottery game's history. The fifth-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time also marks only the...

Devin O'Connor July 20, 2022
Macau casinos gambling China zero COVID

Macau Casinos to Reopen Saturday, Gaming Designated ‘Essential’ to Enclave Livelihood

Macau casinos are set to reopen this Saturday, July 23. That's after being forced to cease their gaming and resort operations for more than a week because of the region's worst COVID-19 outbreak to date. Casinos, as well as all other nonessential...

Devin O'Connor July 20, 2022
Macau casino gambling China lockdown zero COVID

Macau Readies to Enter ‘Consolidation Phase,’ Ease ‘Zero COVID’ Policy

Macau casinos remain shuttered on the local government's orders through at least this Saturday, July 23. When they might be permitted to reopen is unclear. Macau, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China, remains on lockdown because of...

Devin O'Connor July 19, 2022

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