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
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 […]
It’s hard to believe, but September 2023 marks the first time the enormously popular Buffalo slot machine will make its way to online casinos. Anaxi, the new online division of Aristocrat Leisure, will launch the online version of its original Buffalo game in New Jersey this week. The company says that launches in other states and countries will come […]
It’s looking like some key parts of the federal government want no hand in deciding the thorny legal question of where a bet takes place. The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has expressed the opinion that it’s one state courts should decide. Meanwhile, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is preparing to release new […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
West Flagler Associates’ attempt to block Florida sports betting may yet end up before the Supreme Court, but first, it has petitioned for the DC Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the case en banc. This is a move the circuit court panel anticipated, perhaps even encouraged, in attaching a supplementary order to its ruling on June […]
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 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 […]
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 […]