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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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    Sen. Addabbo Kills 2023 Online Casino Legislation to Start Over in 2024

    January 5, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    New York will be back in the conversation as an iGaming expansion candidate this year, but the effort may take a little while to build steam. Sen. Joseph Addabbo, the foremost proponent of online casinos in the legislature, has gotten the ball rolling by officially killing last year’s S4856 so he can start anew. New York’s legislative sessions last for […]

    States to Watch in 2024: Illinois — Will the Internet Gaming Act Progress or Continue to Gather Dust?

    December 26, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Illinois is probably a state that’s going to be thinking about legalizing online casinos for a long time. Many state residents would welcome them. There’s an established online sports betting industry in the state, and many companies involved with online gaming have a retail presence there. Until Illinois online casinos become a reality, the state’s name […]

    States to Watch in 2024: New York — Will a $1 Billion Promise Sway the Naysayers?

    December 19, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    State Sen. Joe Addabbo couldn’t persuade his fellow lawmakers to authorize New York online casinos in 2023, but his efforts garnered more attention and media coverage than any other iGaming expansion legislation in the country. Already, he’s laying the groundwork to try again in 2024, telling City & State readers that New York “can’t turn down” another […]

    Double-Up Blackjack: BetMGM & Borgata Online Casino Launch Table Game Variant in New Jersey

    December 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Blackjack fans in New Jersey have a new variant they can try at BetMGM-owned online casinos: Double-Up Blackjack. BetMGM partnered with the game’s owner, Score Gaming, for the rights to offer it. Double-Up Blackjack is the most popular game in Score’s line of “End 16” games. In these games, a dealer’s 16 results in players’ bets being returned to […]

    Florida Sports Betting Challenge—State Seeks Dismissal of Quo Warranto Petition

    December 6, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Lawyers for Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida legislature have filed counterarguments to West Flagler Associates’ petition for quo warranto in the state Supreme Court. West Flagler, a retail gambling operator in the state, is challenging whether the governor and lawmakers exceeded their authority and violated the state Constitution when they authorized the Seminole Tribe to conduct online sports […]

    BetMGM Multi-State Network: Investors’ Presentation Teases That Shared Liquidity Is Imminent

    December 5, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Tucked into the middle of BetMGM’s presentation to investors on Dec. 4 was a bit of news many US online poker players have been waiting for: multi-state shared liquidity for BetMGM Poker is now “imminent.” At a minimum, that means that BetMGM Poker players in Michigan and New Jersey will soon be playing against one another. PokerStars is the only other site currently […]

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