About the Author

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

Nevada to Bally’s: New Jersey Standards for Gray Markets Won’t Be Good Enough Here

September 23, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Bally’s Corporation appeared before the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) at a meeting yesterday. It was seeking approval to formally take over operations at the Tropicana, which it purchased last year, and to add a racebook and sports pool.  The commissioners granted their unanimous approval to the company. It became clear at the meeting that Bally’s plans extensive upgrades to the […]

Three States in a Dead Heat for Gross Online Gambling Revenue in August

September 21, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The NFL preseason got underway in August. That means the fall betting season has begun, and what’s good for online sportsbooks tends to be good for online casinos too. Sure enough, gross gaming revenue for online poker rooms and casinos shot up in almost every state. Combined iGaming revenue for the six states with legal online casino […]

The Chess World’s Latest Cheating Scandal Has Parallels to Poker

September 13, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The very top level of the chess world is being wracked with a possible cheating scandal this month. On September 5, the world’s foremost player, Magnus Carlsen, dropped out of the 2022 Sinquefield Cup unexpectedly. He had just lost a match to up-and-comer Hans Niemann.  Carlsen never directly accused Niemann of cheating. However, he tweeted to announce his withdrawal and […]

PlayAGS the Latest Acquisition Deal to Fall Through in Cooling M&A Market

September 9, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Share values for slots manufacturer PlayAGS ($AGS) have plummeted as the company revealed that it wouldn’t be sold. Word had gotten out in August that Inspired Entertainment – best known for its virtual sports products – had offered to acquire PlayAGS for $10 a share. PlayAGS confirmed the rumor to Reuters (without mentioning Inspired by name) on Aug 12 while also […]

FanDuel Faceoff Adds Second Sports-Themed Game: Pat McAfee’s Field Goal Faceoff

September 6, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

This spring, FanDuel got into the real money skill game market. On March 24, the Flutter-owned online gambling company announced the launch of FanDuel Faceoff through a multi-year partnership with GameTaco. GameTaco is the company behind WorldWinner, a leading skill games app. Initially, FanDuel Faceoff only featured a subset of the games available at WorldWinner, such as Wheel of Fortune […]

Ontario Releases Online Gambling Revenue Figures, Mulls Regulatory Changes

August 30, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Better late than never? After many months of delays, iGaming Ontario (iGO) has finally released preliminary revenue figures for the province’s newly-privatized online gambling market. Having launched on April 4, the market is less than a week from entering its fifth month. However, iGO’s revenue numbers only cover the first three months, up to June 30. During […]

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