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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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Unibet Throws in the Towel, Will Shutter All US Sites by Summer 2024

November 30, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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” […]

AviaGames Faces Federal Prosecution in Bot Scandal, Wins Brief Delay in Patent Case

November 30, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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 […]

West Virginia Online Casinos Surge in October, Change in Market Leadership Likely

November 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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 […]

Sibella, Resorts World File Separate Motions to Dismiss Cipriani Lawsuit

November 16, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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 […]

Skillz Accuses AviaGames of Using Bots to Cheat Users Amid Patent Lawsuit

November 15, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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

November 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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 […]

Catena Media & Bonus: A Proud Founding Member of the Responsible Gambling Affiliate Association

November 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

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 […]

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