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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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Three Takeaways from the 2022 WSOP Online Bracelet Events

July 20, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

It’s that time of year when we bid farewell to the World Series of Poker until next summer. The Tournament of Champions will conclude tonight, but the final direct buy-in bracelet event (a $1000 super turbo) was already in the history books early Tuesday morning. Due to COVID-19, it’s the first time since 2019 that […]

Bally’s Continues to Grow in New Jersey Amid Seasonal Market Slump

July 20, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

For most of the history of the market, New Jersey had eight online gambling licenses. The ninth, belonging to Bally’s Atlantic City, only became active this time last year. Summertime is traditionally a slow period for online gambling. There’s less crossover from the sports betting vertical and more competition from other forms of recreation, particularly […]

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” […]

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