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Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon

Alex Weldon is the Casino News Managing Editor for Bonus. 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

Shoalwater Bay Tribe Prevails in Federal Court Against Maverick Gaming Challenge

February 22, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On Feb. 21, federal Chief Judge David Estudillo dismissed Maverick Gaming’s challenge to Washington State’s sports betting law. It’s a significant win for tribal gaming in the US, as the suit had the potential to upend the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) of 1988. Maverick had named multiple state officials as defendants in the case. However, the […]

US Online Casinos Make $510 Million in January 2023 Despite Slowdown

February 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Across six legal states, US online casinos produced over a half-billion in gross gaming revenue in January. However, they came up 4.8% short of the Bonus forecast for the month. That may suggest the industry’s growth is slowing down even more than expected. Full-year revenue rose 38% in 2022. Bonus projected that we’d see this slow to 21% in 2023. However, year-over-year growth in the monthly total for […]

DraftKings Drastically Reduces Connecticut Online Casino Promotional Spending to Start 2023

February 17, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The amount DraftKings spent on promotions for casino users in Connecticut dropped 84% in January. This follows an 11-month period during which the company often paid out more in casino bonuses than its entire gross revenue. The sudden change may relate to statements CEO Jason Robins has made to investors about focusing on cost control and achieving profitability by Q4 2023. […]

Bally’s Proposes Rhode Island Online Casinos With Support From Senate President Ruggerio

February 16, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Bally’s executive president Craig Eaton raised the possibility of Rhode Island online casinos at a Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon sponsored by the company. After the event, Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio told the Boston Globe that he supports the plan and claimed credit for having proposed it to Bally’s in the first place. To sell legislators on its […]

Second Illinois Online Casino Bill Appears in House, With Lower Tax Rate

February 14, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Illinois lawmakers now have two separate versions of the Internet Gaming Act (IGA) to consider. Rep. Jonathan Carroll introduced HB 2320 on Feb. 14, 2023. Like HB 2239, filed one week before, it would make online casinos legal in the state. However, the two bills differ in the specifics of the implementation. The former bill’s sponsor is Rep. Edgar […]

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