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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4329 stories by Devin O'Connor

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
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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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Pennsylvania Gaming Industry Eclipses $5B in Revenue in Latest Fiscal Year

The Pennsylvania gaming industry has never been healthier. The record gaming play comes in spite of the worst global health crisis that the world has seen in decades. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) this week revealed that the industry it regulates...

Devin O'Connor July 19, 2022
National Conference Problem Gambling NCPG

National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling Arrives in Boston

The 2022 National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling takes place this week in Boston. The annual congregation will focus this year on "advocacy, awareness, and assistance" in combating societal harms that gambling might present. More than 600 attendees are set...

Devin O'Connor July 19, 2022
Adele Las Vegas residency concert act

‘Rumor Has It’ Adele Las Vegas Residency Moving to Planet Hollywood

The Adele Las Vegas residency could be back on. It's been six months since the 34-year-old abruptly canceled her highly anticipated debut at Caesars Palace just hours before she was to take the Colosseum stage for the first time. Now, rumblings around...

Devin O'Connor July 19, 2022
Vermont sports betting gambling

Underground Vermont Sports Betting Ring Prompts Legalization Review

Vermont sports betting remains illegal. But a state investigation into an alleged underground bookmaking operation has renewed consideration of legalizing such gambling in Montpelier. Vermont lawmakers have mulled legalizing gambling on sports ever since the US Supreme Court in May 2018 struck...

Devin O'Connor July 18, 2022

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