About Us

Bonus.com provides objective, comprehensive guides to legal online casinos, poker sites, and sportsbooks in the US. We’re here to help you answer questions about legal online gambling in the US.

The content we publish is all original, created by our experienced team of writers, researchers, and sports betting experts. We post daily and weekly content covering all aspects of gambling online in the US. Want to send in a tip or write for us? Read our Editorial Guidelines, then reach out to us on this page.

Between breaking news and analysis, interviews, and opinion pieces, Bonus.com is your source for news about legal online gambling and sports betting. Bonus.com wants to be the best and most complete resource around for gamblers and sports bettors across the country.

The editors of this website operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization. Neither Bonus.com nor any of its managers are directly affiliated with any casino or sportsbook.

Our mission is to be the go-to, trusted source on all legal online gambling in the US

Why Trust Us

We provide expert advice and comprehensive guides on all legal gambling options in the US including online casinos, online sports betting, poker, Daily Fantasy Sports, and more.

Transparency
We want you to have the full picture. Every bonus has terms and conditions and we do our best to show you exactly what you are getting when you sign up at a casino, sportsbook, or poker site.

Objectivity
Our team of experts is unaffiliated with any casino, sportsbook, or other outside entity that could compromise the integrity of their work. They’re vetted writers, researchers and analysts who are poised to conduct or tap into key industry research and specialists – ensuring we give you the full story.

Validity
We are licensed in US states including Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and more. Our focus is solely on legal gambling options in the US and we’re dedicated to contributing to the responsible gambling landscape.

The Bonus.com Team

Amber Hoffman

Amber Hoffman is Head of Content of Bonus.com. A recovering attorney, she's spent almost a decade developing and managing websites and writing for a variety of industries. Amber became a Cubs fan after living a handful of blocks from Wrigley Field, much to the chagrin of her Mets-loving family and Red Sox-loving husband. Amber writes for a number of online sites including the food and lifestyle site Food And Drink Destinations.

Jessica Andrews

Jessica Andrews is Managing Editor of Evergreen Content for Bonus.com. She has worked as a professional writer for several years and was Public Affairs Director for the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce in Southern California. She roots for the Boston Red Sox and Vegas Golden Knights.

Mike Epifani

Mike Epifani is the Editor and Content Manager of Bonus.com. As a highly experienced online gambling writer, Mike specializes in online casinos and sports betting; specifically, how to bet more while spending less. Ready to keep more of your money while staying safe and having fun? You're in the right place.

Daniel Roos

Daniel is the Content Manager of Bonus.com. A veteran writer and editor, he covers a little bit of everything in the online casino, sports betting, and poker world. Daniel has been working with content in different forms of media since 2008. He started out in traditional media as writer and editor for a variety of online publications before finding his passion in the online gambling industry.

Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon is the Casino News Managing Editor for Bonus. He’s a former semiprofessional poker player and has been writing about online gambling professionally since 2014. Prior to his current position, he was Managing Editor at Online Poker Report and, before that, the GameIntel Poker Update, a subscription newsletter for industry executives. Alex provides insightful content on the regulated online casino and poker industries, with an emphasis on legislation, regulation, responsible gambling and business strategy. His writing about poker has earned him multiple nominations for the American Poker Awards over the years.

Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher is the lead writer at Bonus, concentrating on online casino coverage. She had her first published byline at age 10, but didn't get paid for her writing until she got her first newspaper job. Fletcher's newspaper career started at Suburban News Publications in Ohio and eventually took her to The New York Times, where she's still a contract freelance reporter for the National Desk. She covers breaking news from Philadelphia, as needed. In March 2021, Fletcher began writing about online casino gambling as the lead writer for Online Poker Report.

Chris Gerlacher

Christopher Gerlacher is a Lead Writer and contributor for Bonus. He is a versatile and experienced gambling writer with an impressive portfolio who has range from political and legislative pieces to sports and sports betting. He's a devout Broncos fan, for better or for worse, living in the foothills of Arvada, Colorado.

Alicia Hughes

Alicia Hughes is a Content Editor with Bonus and award-winning turf writer who previously served digital content editor for TVG and racing editor for The Blood-Horse following 12 years covering horse racing for the Lexington Herald-Leader. A graduate of Pace University in New York and die-hard New Jersey Devils fan, Alicia is a past president of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association.

Jared Daigle

Jared is the Assistant Content Editor for Bonus.com and has been involved with writing for his entire professional life (almost 20 years). Jared has extensive experience writing, teaching writing, and working as an editor/proofreader. A true sports fan, some of his favorite teams are the Marquette Golden Eagles, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Wild, and Florida Gators. However, these can't compare to his favorite team: Minnesota Vikings. Thus, he is well-accustomed to great sports pain.

Katy Jean

Katy Jean is a writer and regular contributor to Bonus. She’s also a front page writer for The Nova Scotian in The Chronicle Herald, delivering news focused on her home province. Katy rose to prominence on Twitter as a source of information on public health briefings, politics, and access to services during the COVID-19 pandemic. She began writing for Online Poker Report in January 2022, concentrating on the Ontario iGaming launch, including its impact on First Nations. At Bonus, she continues to use plain language to help new readers understand the complex online gambling industry, while adding her own expert insight.

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a Chicago-based writer and contributor for Bonus.com. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns. Prior to freelance writing, Cole spent seven years in communications at a gambling and lottery supplier. A Chicago native, Cole's favorite teams are, predictably, da Bears and da Bulls. When he visits the casino, you’ll most likely find him betting on golf, playing Mississippi Stud, or eyeing the roulette wheel.

Jim Robinson

Jim Robinson is a writer and contributor at Bonus.com. As an entertainment professional with 20 years of experience as an actor, writer, producer and comedian, Jim recently made the transition into the sports world as both a writer and content creator. With over fifteen years experience as a sports bettor, poker player and card sharp, he is proficient in all forms of betting, in-game wagering and prognostication but his expertise is the PGA Tour and live-golf betting.

Devon Jackson

Devon Jackson is a freelance writer with Bonus. He’s written for many different magazines and newspapers, from The New York Times and People to Sports Illustrated and Bloomberg. He has also worked as an editor—for The New Yorker, the Santa Fean, The Village Voice, and Discover, among others. Jackson likes to focus on the broader ramifications of the gaming industry—issues such as responsible gambling, the effects of cryptocurrency, or crossover between gambling and esports. In an era of fake news and truthiness, Jackson tries as best he can to leave the opinionating to the talking heads and give as big a picture as possible to the reader.

John Holden

John Holden is a writer at Bonus, focused on legal and regulatory issues in the gambling industry. He is a full-time academic but has been writing for a number of gaming publications since 2018. He is the author of more than 50 academic publications and hundreds of mainstream articles on the regulation of the gaming industry.

Sadonna Price

Sadonna Price is a writer with Bonus and has been actively writing gambling content since 2009. Since that time, Sadonna has focused on online poker gaming, casino news, sports betting, and legal changes within the international and United States-based industries. She has been involved since the early years of iGaming in the country and has watched the gambling landscape evolve, following along and writing about the newest states offering online casino and sports betting options.

How we rank apps

Bonus.com ranks apps by analyzing a set of criteria deemed crucial to both player security and enjoyment. Staff members involved in the ranking process include experienced researchers, industry analysts, and experts – all of whom operate at their sole discretion and are not beholden to any outside entity or organization. In addition, we tap into real users who give their honest opinion—so we give you the full story and limit our bias. 

Legitimacy – We don’t recommend illegal, offshore online casinos or sportsbooks to American or Canadian players.

Reputation – If a casino has a bad reputation, per player reviews, they’re automatically omitted from Bonus.com. It’s possible for an online casino to turn around their reputation later on for inclusion, but that has yet to happen.

Legality – All sites must hold a license with a state regulator to prove player protection and legitimacy. Legally-licensed online casinos are heavily regulated and restricted from sharing private data in accordance with state and federal law.

Security – Online casinos need to have the most up-to-date SSL encryption, keep players’ money in a completely separate bank account (which is required by law), and follow all privacy laws. They should also offer two-step authentication for players who want to add an extra layer of security. If anything of this is missing or the online casino has a reputation for violating these concerns, they get a strong thumbs down.

Support – Any company that handles money should have an immediately-accessible support channel. Ideally, a company has multiple options as well, such as online chat support, email, and a phone number.

Usability – A top-rated online casino app gives players several options for making a deposit and cashing out. The best payment methods include online bank transfer, Venmo, and PayPal. But, really, the best are simply whatever you prefer. If an online casino’s payment methods force you to create a new web wallet, that’s some serious points against them.

Variety – A top rated online casino should have games from a variety of different software companies, several progressive jackpot slots, live dealer games, and hundreds of slots adn table games.

Bonuses – Bonus options include no deposit bonus codes, deposit-match bonus codes, free spoins, risk-free play, and more. We also take a look at ongoing promotions and fair playthrough requirements.

Features – We take into account loyalty programs, if demo practice mode is available, and if users can filter to easily find the content they like.

Rankings – No one knows an online casino better than its long-time users, which is why App Store rankings can be so valuable. The top rated online casinos strive to have the highest possible App Store ranking, bringing in tens of thousands of reviews and boasting a 4.5 out of 5.0 or better.

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