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Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon is the Managing Casino News Editor for Bonus, MichiganSharp and NJGamblingSites. 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

Will the 2022 WSOP Main Event Actually Set an Attendance Record?

June 23, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The 2022 World Series of Poker is now in its fourth week. It’s the first year of relative normalcy for the series after COVID-19 threw everything for a loop. It’s also its first year at its new home, spread between Bally’s Las Vegas and the adjacent Paris Las Vegas. Already, the series has produced decent […]

Slingo Developer Gaming Realms Approved By Connecticut Regulator

June 22, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon
Nutmeg State gamblers will soon have access to a type of real-money gaming they won’t find at the state’s retail casinos. London-based Gaming Realms is a B2B online gaming supplier best known for its Slingo line of products. It announced today that it has obtained approval from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. The DCP regulates all [...]

Evolution Acquires The Edgiest Name In Slots Design, Nolimit City

June 22, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

B2B gambling giant Evolution is growing bigger still. It announced today that it would acquire the unique slots developer Nolimit City. The deal is worth an immediate €200 million ($210 million) in cash, plus additional payments contingent on performance. If maxed out, these could make the deal worth €340 million ($358 million) in total. Evolution’s […]

Online Gambling Revenue Figures for May Show Summer Slowdown Has Begun

June 17, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

We’ve become accustomed to headlines about legal online gambling states setting monthly revenue records. They’re so common as to have become repetitive. However, you won’t see any such headlines for US online casinos this month. Essentially all* states with legal online casinos have seen daily average gross gaming revenue (DAGGR) drop from April to May. […]

Meet Your New Bonus.com Contributors, Moving From Online Poker Report

June 14, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Since 2020, Bonus.com has been the place for honest online casino and sportsbook reviews and transparent information about bonus offers. Starting today, we’re also aiming to be your go-to source for insight into the regulated US online casino industry. We’ve expanded our team to make this happen. What that means is that all of the […]

Florida: A Case Study In How Regulatory Half-Measures Create Chaos

June 13, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Florida Politics reported this week that a gaming lobbyist for the Seminole Tribe is pressuring the newly-formed Florida Gaming Control Commission (GCC) to intervene on the subject of so-called gray machines. The GCC had its first full, five-member meeting on Wednesday. Florida Politics quoted Marc Dunbar as having urged the commission to “communicate its existence” […]

BetMGM Poker Championship Final Table To Take Place In PokerGO Studio

June 10, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Major tournaments with huge guaranteed prize pools remain one of poker’s biggest draws for recreational poker players. Cash games may present the most consistent revenue stream for pros and poker rooms alike, but they don’t offer the possibility to win life-changing money off of an affordable buy-in. Of course, the marketing value of big tournaments […]

Canada’s Homegrown NorthStar Bets Plans To Try Its Hand At Online Poker

June 10, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The Ontario online gambling market is a battleground. For now, it remains an open question who will have the upper hand: Major US brands, former offshore gray market operators, or homegrown companies. In that latter camp, you’ll find NorthStar Bets. This new brand is an offshoot of Torstar, a media company whose holdings include the Toronto […]