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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Penn National Casino Workers Who Smoke File Class Action Lawsuit Against Company

Penn National Gaming (PNG) is the defendant in a class action lawsuit brought by some 1,500 employees who work inside the company's casinos and who regularly smoke tobacco. In a lawsuit first filed in Missouri last year, PNG workers in at least...

Devin O'Connor November 18, 2021

Groundhog Day: Pennsylvania Casinos Set Another Monthly Gaming Record

COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania are on the rise, but so is gross gaming revenue (GGR) at the state's 15 brick-and-mortar casinos. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) total unveiled October revenue numbers for the state's 15 casinos, online gaming, fantasy sports, retail...

Devin O'Connor November 17, 2021
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Atlantic City Gaming Numbers Soar, as Casino Property Tax Breaks Floated

Atlantic City casinos endured a most difficult and unprecedented 2020, and pandemic concerns lingered into 2021. But the nine gaming resorts have more than rebounded in the latter part of the year. Brick-and-mortar gross gaming revenue (GGR) in October totaled $237.5 million....

Devin O'Connor November 17, 2021
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Two Lucky Gamblers in Las Vegas Hit $1M Jackpots on Same Day

Sunday, November 14, was a good day to be in Las Vegas, as two lucky gamblers each hit a jackpot north of $1 million. Quoclong Pham, a resident of Vancouver, Washington, said he had just sat down at a Face Up Pai...

Devin O'Connor November 17, 2021

Maryland Casinos Argue State Sports Betting Licensing Process Unjustly Delayed

Maryland's three largest casinos are urging the state to speed up the issuing of their sports betting licenses. MGM National Harbor, Live! Casino Maryland, and Horseshoe Baltimore wrote the state's Sports Wagering Application and Review Commission (SWARC) this week. They called on...

Devin O'Connor November 17, 2021
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Evolution Gaming, Largest Live Dealer Firm in US, Accused of Operating in Black Markets

The Sweden-based parent company of Evolution Gaming, the largest live dealer business-to-business firm in the United States, is denying allegations that it allows its products and services to be used by bad actors. Evolution AB, through its many subsidiaries, conducts real money...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2021

Las Vegas Expected to Marry Five Millionth Couple Early Next Year

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) says the five millionth wedding license issued in Clark County will likely happen in early 2022. In anticipation, the marketing and promotion agency has unveiled a new campaign to commemorate the milestone. Titled "Forever...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2021
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Sega Sammy Mulling Online Gaming Markets Following Japan IR Exit

Sega Sammy Group, best known in the US for its iconic arcade and video games, tells investors that it's exploring potential entries into regulated online betting markets. In a recent investor update, Sega Sammy revealed that it's considering new investment spaces. The...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2021
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Massachusetts Casinos Set Another Revenue Record, October Win Totals $96M

Massachusetts casinos have done it again. Encore Boston Harbor, MGM Springfield, and Plainridge Park combined to win $95.98 million in October, which is yet another monthly revenue record for the state gaming industry. Massachusetts' three casinos set their previous all-time best gross...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2021
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Melco Resorts Studio City Expansion in Macau Aims at Leisure Tours, Family Activities

Melco Resorts yesterday celebrated the topping out of the second expansion phase of its Studio City integrated casino resort on Macau's Cotai Strip. Melco reps, including the company's billionaire founder, chairman, and CEO Lawrence Ho, were on hand in Cotai to divulge...

Devin O'Connor November 16, 2021

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