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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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Red Rake Gaming to Begin US Market Entry in Pennsylvania

September 6, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Red Rake Gaming announced on Sep. 5 that it is the latest slots manufacturer to obtain a license to offer its games in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State will be the first point of entry to the US market for the Spanish developer. Red Rake boasts that its games are available in 22 languages and support over […]

US Online Casino Industry on an Even Keel Through Summer Doldrums

August 22, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The US online casino industry has settled into a period of stability, with gross revenue across all states totaling $506.6 million for July, almost unchanged from June. Taken as a daily average, that represents a 3.7% drop due to the extra day in July. However, midsummer is typically the slowest period for gambling sites, and revenue should begin increasing […]

Roblox Sued for Role in Alleged Illegal Gambling on Bloxflip & Other Third-Party Sites

August 21, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

An increasing number of third-party websites have begun letting Roblox players risk their in-game “Robux” currency on games of chance, sparking a proposed class action lawsuit from concerned parents. The suit targets the Roblox Corporation as the game’s developer plus the owners of three of the casino-like third-party websites. The plaintiffs include two unnamed minors and their […]

Rush Street to Replace 888 as Delaware Lottery’s Online Gambling Partner

August 17, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

For the first time in a decade, Delaware residents are about to see a new online casino product launch in their state, as the Delaware State Lottery has signed an operating agreement with Rush Street Interactive (RSI). In the process, the state will lose its existing 888-powered product, which has been the only one available since 2012. RSI announced that it was […]

Wynn Resorts Announces Shutdown of WynnBet in Most States

August 11, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On Aug. 11, Wynn Resorts announced what it calls a “reduction of markets” for its online gambling product WynnBet. What this means in practical terms is that the app is shutting down in most states it has been operating in. The list of states to be discontinued includes New Jersey and West Virginia. That will leave WynnBet […]

Kentucky Class Action Targets Illegal Offshore Gambling Site Bovada

August 11, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Kentucky resident Billi Jo Woods and her legal team have initiated a class action against the owners and founder of the illegal offshore gambling site Bovada, claiming damages under the state’s Loss Recovery Act (LRA). A similar suit by the state itself against PokerStars resulted in a $300 million settlement. That came after a lower court had initially issued a $1.3 billion judgment […]

Security Researchers at IOActive Demonstrate Deckmate 2 Card Shuffler Vulnerabilities

August 10, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

No electronic system is ever completely impervious to attack, and security research firm IOActive has demonstrated that card shufflers commonly used in retail casinos and poker rooms are no exception. Inspired by the investigation into the Robbi Jade Lew cheating allegations, consultants Joseph Tartaro, Enrique Nissim, and Ethan Shackelfordattempted to compromise a Deckmate card-shuffling system. He presented his […]

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