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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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5913 stories by Devin O'Connor

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NFL Suspends Five Players for Breaching League’s Sports Betting Policy

The NFL on Friday announced the indefinite suspensions of three players and six-game suspensions for two others. NFL officials said the suspensions are for violations of the league's policy on gambling and sports betting. Wide receiver Quintez Cephus, safety C.J. Moore of...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2023
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Nebraska’s Grand Island Casino at Fonner Park Expanding Temporary Gaming Space

The Grand Island Casino Resort's temporary gaming space inside the Fonner Park racetrack concourse has been approved for expansion. The Nebraska Racing and Gaming Commission (NRGC) this week agreed to Grand Island Casino's request to add another 40 slot machines and eight...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2023
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Macau Casino Delegation Touring Europe, Hyping Chinese Region’s Integrated Resorts

Macau government officials and enclave business leaders are embarking on an overhaul of the Chinese territory's economic focus. To make sure the world knows about the region's efforts to diversify away from its gaming-first mentality, a delegation representing the city is crisscrossing...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2023
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Hard Rock Chairman Jim Allen: Atlantic City Threatened by New York Casinos

Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen made concerning, yet unsurprising, comments this week at the East Coast Gaming Congress in Atlantic City. His remarks were about the impending arrival of full-scale casinos in downstate New York. Allen's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2023
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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Clarifies Category 4 Casino Bidding Rules

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) remains engulfed in a legal dispute over the Category 4 casino license it awarded in January to SC Gaming OpCo, LLC. SC Gaming OpCo is an entity controlled by Pennsylvania businessman Ira Lubert. A Penn State...

Devin O'Connor April 21, 2023
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Former Century Casino Caruthersville Riverboat Floats Up Mississippi River

A former Missouri riverboat casino no longer in use has departed its barge where it sat docked for 28 years. The vessel that was one of Missouri's long-floating riverboat casinos opened in April 1995 as the Casino Aztar Caruthersville. Built at the...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2023
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Atlantic City Casino Smoking Billboard Goes Up Amid East Coast Gaming Congress

The East Coast Gaming Congress wraps up Thursday in Atlantic City, and while a slew of issues have been discussed during the two-day event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, a nearby billboard has caused a bit of a stir. A...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2023
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Mohegan’s New York Casino Plan Promises to Benefit Community, Small Businesses

Mohegan, the gaming and hospitality firm controlled by the Mohegan Tribe in Connecticut, hopes to build a multibillion-dollar integrated casino resort on Manhattan's East Side, near the United Nations headquarters in midtown. The company is trying to improve its odds of securing...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2023
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Nevada Lottery Bill Advances, but Players Should Continue Planning to Drive to Primm

A Nevada lottery bill made progress this week in Carson City but the chances of lottery players being able to purchase Mega Millions and Powerball tickets inside the Silver State anytime soon remain slim. Nevada and Las Vegas are synonymous with gaming,...

Devin O'Connor April 20, 2023
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Virginia Gambling Bill Establishing Treatment Program Signed by Gov. Glenn Youngkin

A Virginia gambling bill seeking to establish a problem gaming center with an array of treatment programs and resources has been signed into law by the state's Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. Senate Bill 836, legislation to create the state's Problem Gambling Treatment...

Devin O'Connor April 19, 2023