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.
Alex Weldon in the Media
- Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Alex Weldon of Bonus, Talking Biz News, Nov 1, 2022
- Get to Know the Poker Media: Alex Weldon, Cardplayer Lifestyle, Aug 15, 2016
- Thinking Poker Podcast, Episode 135, Aug 4, 2015
- Chess is Just Poker Now, The Atlantic, Sep 17, 2022
- Flutter ‘Wholly Surprised’ by Bombshell $1.3 Billion Kentucky Supreme Court Ruling, Poker Industry Pro, Dec 18, 2020
- Poker’s Newest Face, University of Rochester, Sep 2014
Other Writing by Alex Weldon
- The Complex Reality Behind Problem Gambling Calls, PlayUSA, March 12, 2023
- CRYSTAL BALL: Catena Media Team Forecasts the Future of the US Online Poker Market, USPoker, June 24, 2020
Top Bonus.com Articles by Alex Weldon
- Penn State Study Shows Impact of Regulated Gambling on Black Market, March 30, 2023
- Projection: US Online Casino Revenue to Approach $6.5 Billion in 2023, Jan 31, 2023
- Gambling Advertising Overload Hurts the Chances of Further Expansion, Dec 21, 2022
- ‘I Should Have Won by Now!’ – The Mathematics of Losing Streaks, Nov 7, 2022
- The Chess World’s Latest Cheating Scandal Has Parallels to Poker, Sep 13, 2022
- Is Cryptocurrency Speculation Just Another Form of Unregulated Gambling?, July 28, 2022
Social Media & Professional Profiles
A New Jersey online lottery no longer appears to be a done deal, as the state Senate will consider a bill to block the possibility. In August, the New Jersey Lottery Commission (NJLC) approved rules for online draw ticket sales. It would have joined the likes of North Carolina and Illinois, which also sell draw tickets […]
Unibet will become the next casualty of the hyper-competitive US online gambling market, as its owner, Kindred Group, told investors that it will close its remaining American sites by the end of Q2 2024. The news comes a little over a year after it decided to shut down its site in Iowa and focus more on “multiproduct” […]
Real-money skill gaming company AviaGames faces indictment by federal prosecutors in New Jersey over its suspected use of bots to defraud its human players. Information about the alleged activities came to light during pretrial discovery in a patent lawsuit by Avia’s rival, Skillz. The judge in that case has granted AviaGames a temporary reprieve in light of the […]
Rivers Casino has discovered that it was among the casino operators to have had data stolen in a string of cyberattacks earlier this year, although it seems that only one of its casinos was affected. Rivers Casino Des Plaines in Illinois has informed customers and the authorities that it discovered on Nov. 2 that a data […]
Indiana Online Casino Hopes for 2024 Dashed as Eberhart Corruption Conviction Taints Further Legislation
Indiana’s chances of legalizing online casinos in 2024 have all but vanished in a heartbeat, with the leaders of both halves of the state legislature agreeing that any gaming legislation is a non-starter in 2024. Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray and House Speaker Todd Huston have nixed the possibility due to a corruption scandal […]
Total US online casino revenue held roughly steady from September into October, but the West Virginia state market experienced a massive upswing. National gross gaming revenue (GGR) for October was $567 million, representing a 3.5% drop in the daily average, yet the change for West Virginia was a 20.9% increase. Online casinos typically see their biggest monthly […]
Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV) and its former President, Scott Sibella, have filed separate motions to dismiss the lawsuit brought against them by gambler Robert Cipriani in Nevada federal court. Cipriani’s suit was the latest in a series of accusations against Sibella, who Resorts World removed from his position in September for unspecified violations of company policy. Bonus […]
Online skill gaming company Skillz has accused its rival AviaGames of using “bots” to cheat players on its Pocket7Games platform. The allegations came out during the pre-trial phase of a patent lawsuit. Skillz says it learned about the bots just before the discovery period for the case closed. In August, it successfully petitioned the judge for more time to […]
Pulsz Kentucky Settlement: Yellow Social Interactive Customers Eligible for Portion of $1.3 Million Settlement
The owner of Pulsz and Pulsz Bingo has agreed to pay $1.32 million to settle a class action lawsuit in Kentucky, which alleged that those sites constituted illegal gambling. State residents wishing to claim a portion of the settlement must complete a claim form before Jan. 29, 2024. Yellow Social Interactive (YSI) is one of two social casino companies […]
Bonus’ parent company, Catena Media, announced that it has formed the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association (RGAA) with five peers in US online gambling media. The new trade organization brings these competing media networks together to seek ways to make regulated online gambling in the US safer and more sustainable while supporting our industry partners. As […]