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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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Federal Court Finalizes $415 Million DoubleDown Class Action Settlement

June 5, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

On June 1, US District Judge Robert Lasnik signed off on a $415 million class action settlement by DoubleDown Interactive and its former owner, International Game Technology (IGT). Social casino companies like DoubleDown have faced numerous suits alleging that their play money games constitute illegal gambling despite the lack of cash prizes. This is the largest settlement to date in such […]

Charles Town Online Casinos Overtake Greenbrier in WV Amid Slow April

May 18, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Charles Town Races has overtaken the Greenbrier for the online casino market lead in West Virginia. The bulk of Charles Town’s revenue can be assumed to come from DraftKings. The only other brand on the license is PointsBet, typically a bit player. That switch comes amidst what was otherwise a slow month of April for US online casinos. Across […]

‘This is a Red State’ – Blind Partisanship Extinguishes Hopes for Texas Sports Betting

May 15, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The Texas sports betting legislation that passed in the House of Representatives last week won’t get heard in the Senate, says Lieutenant-Governor Dan Patrick. It’s the latest gambling expansion effort to fall victim to partisan politics. Patrick said the two-part legislative package – consisting of a bill and a joint resolution for a constitutional amendment – won’t […]

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson Dies, Aged 89

May 15, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

According to his family, the legendary Doyle Brunson passed away over the weekend. He was 89 years old and would have celebrated his 90th birthday in August. No cause of death has been revealed. His longevity was as impressive as his performance over the felt, with “Texas Dolly” having already survived four surgeries in a battle with […]

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