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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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6059 stories by Devin O'Connor

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Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg Cage Match Prompts Hypothetical Odds

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the richest men on planet Earth, this week teased a possible cage fight on the social media platforms they own. That quickly prompted some online sportsbooks to set hypothetical odds. Reports recently surfaced that Zuckerberg's...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2023
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Churchill Downs Moving Forward with Historical Horse Racing Venue in Kentucky

Churchill Downs, Inc., confirmed this week its intent to move forward with a gaming venue in Kentucky's Owensboro that was previously announced by the former owners of the Ellis Park thoroughbred horse racetrack in Henderson. The Louisville-based racetrack owner and gaming operator...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2023
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Michigan Wolverines Dominating College Football Futures Betting at BetMGM

With 65 days remaining before the 2023-24 NCAA college football season kickoff, leading sportsbook operator BetMGM says bettors are flocking to get behind the Michigan Wolverines. BetMGM revealed to this week that there's been heavy action on Michigan to win the...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2023
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Encore Boston Harbor Workers Authorize Strike, Give Wynn Resorts Deadline

Encore Boston Harbor has been put on alert by the union that represents the bulk of its workforce. Unite Here Local 26 officials on Wednesday tallied a vote from members who work at the $2.6 billion integrated casino resort to determine if...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2023
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Sports Betting Alliance Hit With Historic Fine in Maryland for Campaign Disclosure Failures

The Sports Betting Alliance (SBA), an organization that represents the interests of US sportsbooks operating in legal markets across the country, now has the dubious distinction of being the recipient of the largest fine ever imposed by the Maryland State Board of...

Devin O'Connor June 22, 2023
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Encore Boston Harbor Union Workers Consider Strike, Vote Underway

Employees at Encore Boston Harbor in Everett, Mass., are amid a vote to authorize a strike at the property operated by Wynn Resorts. Encore Boston Harbor opened four years ago this week across the Mystic River from downtown Boston. Wynn spent $2.6...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2023
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Hastings Racetrack Owner Seeks Relocation to Ogallala for Casino Resort

Brian Becker, the owner of Hastings Exposition and Racing, Inc., in Nebraska, wants to relocate his state-issued racing license 200 miles west to Ogallala at the entrance to the state's panhandle. Nebraska's commercial gaming bill approved by state voters during the 2020...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2023
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Pennsylvania Casinos See Play Cool, May Retail Revenue Totals $292.5M

Pennsylvania casinos saw their in-person play slow in May as the 17 brick-and-mortar properties reported retail gross gaming revenue of approximately $292.5 million. Compared with May 2022, last month's land-based win represents a $1.7 million reduction or a 0.6% year-over-year decrease. The...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2023
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American Gaming Assn. Slams Missouri AG for Gaming Lawsuit Recusal

American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO Bill Miller say Missouri's Republican Attorney General Andrew Bailey is failing to uphold the public duties required by the elected office he holds. In April, Bailey announced he would remove himself from a lawsuit brought...

Devin O'Connor June 21, 2023
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NFL Sports Betting Policy Includes Loophole for Former Coaches, Team Personnel

The NFL gambling policy that limits the ability of league officials and staffers, players, coaches, and team personnel to gamble on sports has made many headlines of late for numerous players violating the guidelines. The NFL is seeking to better educate the...

Devin O'Connor June 20, 2023