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 Gaming Industry Generates Record Revenue of $4.7B

The Pennsylvania gaming industry experienced an unprecedented year in 2021, as gross gaming revenue (GGR) from all verticals totaled in excess of $4.73 billion. Pennsylvania greatly expanded its gaming market in 2017 by authorizing an array of new sectors, including iGaming, sports...

Devin O'Connor January 21, 2022
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Adele Postpones Las Vegas Residency at Caesars Palace, Cites COVID-19 Interruptions

Adele shocked her fans and all of Las Vegas this evening by announcing the postponement of her Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace on the Strip. A little more than 24 hours before the British superstar was set to take The Colosseum...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2022
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Political Betting Markets ‘Extraordinarily Pessimistic’ About President Biden 2024 Odds

Political betting markets aren't exactly bullish on President Joe Biden winning a second term in 2024. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Biden's inauguration. But the American people are not overly pleased with Biden's first year as Commander-in-Chief. Real Clear Politics says...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2022
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DiamondJacks Casino Decision Time Nearing, Louisiana Gaming License at Stake

The Louisiana Gaming Control Board (LGCB) met today at the State Capitol in Baton Rouge to discuss a smattering of topics. One was the uncertainty regarding the future of the shuttered DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City. Peninsula Pacific Entertainment (P2E) was faced...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2022
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Las Vegas Golf Course Once Owned by Billy Walters Targeted for Home Construction

Royal Links Golf Club has likely seen its last round played. The Las Vegas course was once owned by famed sports bettor Billy Walters. The Royal Links Golf Club is located a little more than six air miles east of the Las...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2022
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Parx Casino Shippensburg Receives Category 4 Gaming License in Pennsylvania

Parx Casino Shippensburg officially has a gaming license. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) voted unanimously yesterday to award Parx Casino a Category 4 gaming license for its reimagining of a former Lowe's home improvement store into a casino. Greenwood Gaming &...

Devin O'Connor January 20, 2022
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DraftKings Lone Sportsbook Advertiser for Super Bowl LVI, But $6.5M Spots Remain

DraftKings is the only confirmed sportsbook operator that has bought ad time for next month's Super Bowl. Super Bowl LVI is set for February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Ca. It's the first time the big game will be hosted in...

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2022
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US Sports Betting Market Doubled in 2021, Casinos Finally Reach Younger People

The number of sports bettors in the United States wagering on a game at least once a week more than doubled over the past 12 months. Morning Consult, a data intelligence agency that conducts research on a variety of sectors, including the...

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2022
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Las Vegas Airport Included in 5G Buffer Zone, Flights Remain Uninterrupted

Harry Reid International, the main Las Vegas airport, will be one of the country's major commercial air hubs that will be afforded a 5G buffer zone when the mobile network is deployed. AT&T and Verizon heeded calls yesterday from the Federal Aviation...

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2022
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Massachusetts Casinos Nearly Set Monthly Revenue Record to Finish 2021 Strong

Massachusetts casinos ended 2021 in almost record fashion. The three commercial properties combined to win nearly $96 million off of their patrons. Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park generated gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $95.66 million in December, the second-highest...

Devin O'Connor January 19, 2022

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