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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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    Seasonal Effects Push BetMGM Into Loss Territory After Two Quarters of Profitability

    May 2, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    MGM Resorts International’s financial report for Q1 2024 makes less mention of BetMGM than usual, perhaps because it marks the first time the joint venture has slipped back into the red after two profitable quarters to finish 2023. Although it’s unsurprising that the company would want to direct investors’ attention elsewhere, the loss isn’t particularly alarming. […]

    Nevada Gaming Control Board Files Complaint Against Scott Sibella After Commission Joins Federal Probe

    May 1, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    The Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB) is displeased with Scott Sibella following his guilty plea to federal charges and has asked the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) to impose fines and licensing action. That may impede Sibella’s plans to return to work in the industry, which he announced in January after admitting to violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).  Sibella’s […]

    ChatGPT Can Predict Chess Moves, But Don’t Ask It for Poker Advice

    April 30, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    International chess master Yosha Iglesias says that ChatGPT is now better at predicting the next move in a chess match between two of the game’s top players than Stockfish, the world’s strongest chess engine. That news might be alarming to professional game players of all stripes, particularly poker players, for whom computer-assisted cheating is an increasing problem. However, the ability […]

    Evolution Leans Ever More Heavily on Live Dealer Revenue in Pursuit of $2 Billion Year

    April 25, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    Evolution’s interim report for the first quarter of 2024 shows that its live dealer online casino products are growing increasingly dominant in their contribution to the company’s overall revenue. Evolution earned over $501 million in gaming revenue from January to March, putting it on pace for its first $2 billion year. Although Evolution’s portfolio of studios includes big names […]

    Fate of Virginia Skill Games to Depend on Budget Negotiations as Senate, Governor at an Impasse

    April 22, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    Virginia senators rejected the amendments Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed to their bill to regulate skill games, sending it back to him unchanged. That makes an outright veto likely, though there remains an opportunity to compromise and write partial amendments into the state’s budget in order to avoid that fate. Democrat lawmakers have clashed with Gov. Youngkin over […]

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