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Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon is an online gambling industry analyst with nearly ten years of experience. He currently serves as Casino News Managing Editor for Bonus.com, part of the Catena Media Network. Other gambling news sites he has contributed to include PlayUSA and Online Poker Report, and his writing has been cited in The Atlantic.

Who is Alex Weldon?

Alex Weldon is an expert on regulated US online gambling who serves as the Casino News Managing Editor for Bonus.com. He began writing about the online gambling industry professionally in 2014. Prior to that, he was a semi-professional poker player, board game designer and video game writer.

Working for Catena Media, he has also served as Managing Editor at Online Poker Report and contributed to PlayUSA, Michigan Sharp and NJGamblingSites.

Before joining Catena, he wrote for Part Time Poker and managed the GameIntel Poker Update, a subscription newsletter for industry executives, tracking and explaining changes in poker site traffic. A degree in astrophysics from Queen’s University has provided him with a solid mathematical foundation for analyzing gambling trends in a quantitative way.

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 been cited by The Atlantic and has earned him multiple nominations for the American Poker Awards over the years.

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Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Trident Acquisitions Founders and Financial Advisor

June 8, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The architects of an ill-fated 2021 merger between Lottery.com owner AutoLotto and the special purpose acquisitions company Trident Acquisitions are facing class action lawsuits in the Chancery Court of Delaware. The deal made Lottery.com a publicly-traded entity, but share values for the lottery courier service began to plummet almost immediately. Revelations of financial deception, executive resignations, and shareholder […]

Wheel of Fortune Real Money Gambling to Remain Exclusive to IGT for 10 More Years

June 7, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

International Game Technology (IGT) will enjoy 10 more years of exclusivity over the real money gaming rights to Wheel of Fortune, one of the most valuable brands in casino games. The company announced on June 5 that it had signed a new licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television, which owns the famous game show and its associated intellectual property. IGT […]

Federal Court Finalizes $415 Million DoubleDown Class Action Settlement

June 5, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On June 1, US District Judge Robert Lasnik signed off on a $415 million class action settlement by DoubleDown Interactive and its former owner, International Game Technology (IGT). Social casino companies like DoubleDown have faced numerous suits alleging that their play money games constitute illegal gambling despite the lack of cash prizes. This is the largest settlement to date in such […]

Wheel of Fortune Slots Now Combine Jackpots Across NJ Online & Retail Casinos

June 1, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Specific Wheel of Fortune-branded slots in New Jersey now pool the progressive jackpots of Atlantic City retail casinos and mobile casino apps available throughout the state. On May 31, slots supplier IGT announced the feature, the first of its kind anywhere in the US. The feature applies to the online Wheel of Fortune Triple Gold: Gold […]

Boyd Gaming Begins Stardust Casino Relaunch With Rebranding of Pala Casino in NJ

May 26, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The Stardust Casino brand is back for New Jersey online gamblers, but it’s a somewhat different product than it was to start the year. The new Stardust is under the full control of the brand’s owner, Boyd Gaming, while its former online casino partner FanDuel is out of the picture. At the same time, Pala Casino no longer exists as a real-money […]

Alleged DraftKings Hacker Joseph Garrison Arrested and Charged in New York

May 19, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Authorities may have gotten to the bottom of a cyber-attack against DraftKings in November, which resulted in the theft of about $600,000 from user accounts. Joseph Garrison, 18, of Wisconsin, surrendered to the FBI in New York City on May 18, 2023. The United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced the arrest later the same […]

Charles Town Online Casinos Overtake Greenbrier in WV Amid Slow April

May 18, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Charles Town Races has overtaken the Greenbrier for the online casino market lead in West Virginia. The bulk of Charles Town’s revenue can be assumed to come from DraftKings. The only other brand on the license is PointsBet, typically a bit player. That switch comes amidst what was otherwise a slow month of April for US online casinos. Across […]

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