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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

North Dakota Tribes Can Offer Online Gambling – But Only On Their Land

November 4, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Unsurprisingly, North Dakota will not attempt to offer online sports betting and casinos statewide through a tribal compact. That was what the tribes in the state had proposed. However, there were several good reasons to doubt Governor Doug Burgum would agree. For one thing, it’s a conservative state, and last year’s online poker bill received a very […]

Kindred Wants Unibet to be a ‘Top Ten’ US Operator – What Does That Look Like?

October 28, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Kindred Group’s flagship brand Unibet is a big deal in Europe. In the US, not so much. Unibet Casino is available in New Jersey and Pennsylvania but doesn’t hold much market share in either. Until this week, the sportsbook alone was available in a further four states. However, it announced Thursday that it would shut down operations in Iowa. (Internationally, Unibet also […]

AOC Supposedly Among Voices of Support for Prediction Markets as CFTC Mulls Kalshi’s Request

October 27, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has an important decision ahead of it. Kalshi, an online predictions market, has requested the right to offer contracts on the outcome of the upcoming midterms. It will receive its answer tomorrow, October 28. Complicating matters for the CFTC is that it has just asked PredictIt, which has been offering a […]

Powerball Jackpot May Hit $1 Billion Next Week, if No One Wins it First

October 26, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday, Oct 26 would have been for an estimated $700 million. No one held the winning ticket and the next draw, on Saturday, Oct 29, will be for $800 million. Even if someone holds the winning numbers this time, it will be in the top five all-time US lottery jackpots. However, if no […]

Pennsylvania Will Set an All-Time Record for Self-Exclusions and Hotline Calls in 2022

October 20, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) released its 2021-2022 Annual Report earlier this month. Most key numbers for the state’s gambling industry have gone up year over year, including many all-time highs. State tax alone (not counting local grants, etc.) amounted to $1.43 billion from gambling in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, up 29% from $1.11 billion in 2020-2021. […]

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