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.
Alex Weldon in the Media
- Dawn Wotapka’s Media Movers: Alex Weldon of Bonus, Talking Biz News, Nov 1, 2022
- Get to Know the Poker Media: Alex Weldon, Cardplayer Lifestyle, Aug 15, 2016
- Thinking Poker Podcast, Episode 135, Aug 4, 2015
- Chess is Just Poker Now, The Atlantic, Sep 17, 2022
- Flutter ‘Wholly Surprised’ by Bombshell $1.3 Billion Kentucky Supreme Court Ruling, Poker Industry Pro, Dec 18, 2020
- Poker’s Newest Face, University of Rochester, Sep 2014
Other Writing by Alex Weldon
- The Complex Reality Behind Problem Gambling Calls, PlayUSA, March 12, 2023
- CRYSTAL BALL: Catena Media Team Forecasts the Future of the US Online Poker Market, USPoker, June 24, 2020
Top Bonus.com Articles by Alex Weldon
- Penn State Study Shows Impact of Regulated Gambling on Black Market, March 30, 2023
- Projection: US Online Casino Revenue to Approach $6.5 Billion in 2023, Jan 31, 2023
- Gambling Advertising Overload Hurts the Chances of Further Expansion, Dec 21, 2022
- ‘I Should Have Won by Now!’ – The Mathematics of Losing Streaks, Nov 7, 2022
- The Chess World’s Latest Cheating Scandal Has Parallels to Poker, Sep 13, 2022
- Is Cryptocurrency Speculation Just Another Form of Unregulated Gambling?, July 28, 2022
Social Media & Professional Profiles
West Flagler Associates has petitioned the Florida Supreme Court to issue a writ of quo warranto to Governor Ron DeSantis. The casino operator argues that DeSantis overstepped the authority of his office in signing the gaming compact that allowed the Seminole Tribe to offer online sports betting throughout the state. On June 30, 2023, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia […]
MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment are each facing multiple proposed class action lawsuits over the customer data allegedly compromised in the cyberattacks against the two companies earlier this month. To Bonus’s knowledge, there are two such suits against MGM and four against Caesars so far. All are federal suits filed in Nevada District Court, […]
Earlier this month, FanDuel marked the first anniversary of the debut of Pat McAfee Field Goal Faceoff, the first bespoke sports-themed title for its FanDuel Faceoff skill games platform. The platform itself had launched in March 2022, featuring an array of off-the-shelf titles from FanDuel’s partner, GameTaco. Since then, FanDuel has expanded the Faceoff catalog to a dozen games, including several new […]
CBS News, the Daily Mail, and other mainstream outlets have picked up a story broken by the Las Vegas Review-Journal (LVRJ) in which amateur poker player Rob Mercer confessed what many have long believed: That his claims of having terminal Stage 4 colon cancer were faked to solicit donations from well-meaning peers in the poker community. Mercer ran a […]
The US online casino industry has just about reached the end of its summer slump, with nationwide gross iGaming revenue (GGR) from regulated markets totaling $523 million in August and likely to surge over the coming months. As it was last year, Pennsylvania has been the first state to reap the benefits of the fall upswing. […]
MGM Resorts International announced this morning, Sep. 20, that most of its operations are back to normal following over a week of disruptions caused by a cyberattack. The company’s website went down early last week, along with many network-reliant services at its brick-and-mortar properties. In a statement on its account on X (formerly Twitter), the company […]
MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have both issued statements confirming they’ve suffered social engineering or cybercrime attacks. Now, one of the hacking groups apparently involved has issued its own statement. However, investors in the companies don’t seem to be particularly concerned, as their stock prices have only taken a slight dip over the past week. MGM suffered the more […]
Caesars has announced the launch of Lady Luck Casino Egyptian Magic, its second exclusive reskin of a classic slot for its standalone Caesars Palace Online Casino. It’s an adaptation of Bragg Gaming’s popular Egyptian Magic but featuring new visuals that promote the Lady Luck brand. It follows Caesars Cleopatra, a modification of IGT’s Cleopatra to promote the eponymous […]
PokerStars VR, the virtual-reality, play-money poker game, has undergone a change in branding and focus, becoming Vegas Infinite and offering players a more complete metaverse casino experience. Although poker will remain a significant part of the game, it’s now just one attraction in a virtual gambling city. Per the press release, the new game incorporates “expertise and insight” […]
Online sports betting in Florida could be underway again as early as next week as the DC Circuit Court of Appeals denied the request by West Flagler Associates for a rehearing en banc. In its ruling, the Circuit Court had anticipated the request and included the provision that the Seminole Tribe’s Hard Rock Sportsbook could not resume operations until seven days after the […]