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Alex Weldon

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.

Latest articles

Latest DraftKings Originals Feature Comedy Celebrity Tie-Ins

February 3, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Comedians Kevin Hart and Andrew Dice Clay each have their own game now at DraftKings Casino. Retail casinos and the stand-up comedy business have a long history together, particularly in Las Vegas. It’s all part and parcel of live entertainment for adults. Online, the connection is less obvious. But DraftKings has been investing heavily in developing games in-house to differentiate […]

World Series of Poker Full Schedule Includes 20 Online Bracelet Events

February 2, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) has released the full schedule for this summer’s series. It includes 95 traditional events plus 20 online events. WSOP confirmed May 30 to July 18 as the dates for the series in December, as well as certain marquee events. Now, the full details are available, including buy-ins and structure sheets. The […]

Will Indiana Online Casinos Really Launch in September?

January 31, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Indiana residents could be playing online casino games legally as soon as Sep 1, 2023. But is that a realistic timeline? There are a lot of unknowns to consider. Lawmakers in the Hoosier State are considering HB 1536, which would legalize “interactive gaming,” a.k.a. online casinos. Naturally, the first question on local lips is whether the […]

Projection: US Online Casino Revenue to Approach $6.5 Billion in 2023

January 31, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Bonus projects that US online casinos and poker rooms will generate almost $6.5 billion in gross gaming revenue (GGR) this year. That would represent an increase of over $1 billion compared to the 2022 total. All told, the six states with legal iGaming saw $5.319 billion in GGR in 2022, which was a 38% increase from 2021. However, growth has […]

888 Holdings Internal Investigation Sparks Shareholder Panic, Leadership Change

January 30, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

888 Holdings is facing a crisis sparked by an internal investigation into suspected gray market compliance failures. The CEO, Itai Pazner, has stepped down. The company’s share values plummeted 29% in early trading on Jan 30. That morning, the company released a regulatory announcement stating it had suspended VIP accounts in the Middle East region. The internal […]

Maryland Senate Bill Would Put Online Casinos on the Ballot in 2024

January 26, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Maryland has officially joined the race for online casino legalization. For constitutional reasons, however, we won’t know if it has succeeded until November 2024. That puts any possible launch into the middle of 2025 at the earliest. There are many hurdles the effort will have to clear between now and then. SB 267 is the work […]

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