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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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    Which Gambling Subreddits Are Participating in the Reddit API Protest Blackout?

    June 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Over 7,000 internet subforums (or “subreddits”) on Reddit – including several for the gambling community – have switched from public to private in protest over site policy changes. Bonus found the popular r/poker and three other subreddits dedicated to specific games participating in the Reddit blackout. The en masse switch from public to private caused technical difficulties for Reddit. It suffered roughly […]

    Rhode Island Revises Online Casino Revenue Expectations Downward to $69M in First Year

    June 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    A study commissioned by the Rhode Island Department of Revenue (RIDOR) projects that Bally’s proposed single-operator online casino market would generate $69.3 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR) in the first year. It expects that to grow to $111.3 million by the fifth year. The state’s cumulative share over those five years would be $162.6 million, based on a 51% […]

    Class Action Lawsuits Filed Against Trident Acquisitions Founders and Financial Advisor

    June 8, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    The architects of an ill-fated 2021 merger between Lottery.com owner AutoLotto and the special purpose acquisitions company Trident Acquisitions are facing class action lawsuits in the Chancery Court of Delaware. The deal made Lottery.com a publicly-traded entity, but share values for the lottery courier service began to plummet almost immediately. Revelations of financial deception, executive resignations, and shareholder […]

    Wheel of Fortune Real Money Gambling to Remain Exclusive to IGT for 10 More Years

    June 7, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    International Game Technology (IGT) will enjoy 10 more years of exclusivity over the real money gaming rights to Wheel of Fortune, one of the most valuable brands in casino games. The company announced on June 5 that it had signed a new licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Television, which owns the famous game show and its associated intellectual property. IGT […]

    Federal Court Finalizes $415 Million DoubleDown Class Action Settlement

    June 5, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    On June 1, US District Judge Robert Lasnik signed off on a $415 million class action settlement by DoubleDown Interactive and its former owner, International Game Technology (IGT). Social casino companies like DoubleDown have faced numerous suits alleging that their play money games constitute illegal gambling despite the lack of cash prizes. This is the largest settlement to date in such […]

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