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Alex Weldon

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

Major iGaming States Back to Setting Records After Slow Summer

November 21, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

The year’s final quarter has traditionally been a good one for online casino revenue. So far, it looks like Q4 2022 will be no exception. Regulators released their October online gambling revenue figures late last week. The four largest online casino states – New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Connecticut – each posted all-time records for daily average […]

Rivalry Unveils New Casino Experience, Banking on 90’s Nostalgia

November 16, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

When it comes to competing in crowded markets, the conventional wisdom is “differentiate or die.” Canadian esports company Rivalry is taking that advice to heart as it attempts to break into the online casino space. Today, it unveiled its new casino product, with the eyebrow-raising moniker Casino.exe. As the name suggests, Casino.exe leans heavily into nostalgia for a […]

Former Gambling Industry Attorney Brittnie Watkins Takes Over as NGCB Chair

November 15, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

There’s a new hand on the tiller at the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB).  Governor Steve Sisolak’s office announced the resignation of Board chair J. Brin Gibson yesterday. Gibson had informed the Governor of his intentions earlier in the year, but the public announcement was delayed until his departure was imminent. Gibson’s replacement will be Board member Brittnie […]

How Does Roulette Volatility Compare to Slots?

November 14, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

If you’re a slots player, you’ve probably at least heard of volatility. But did you know the same concept applies to all casino games? Over the short term, volatility is the single most significant factor in determining the kind of online casino experience you’ll have (or retail, if that’s your thing) And yet, volatility is something […]

Alabama: a Case Study in the Counterproductive Nature of Prohibition

November 10, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Alabama is among the most conservative states in the US on many fronts, including gambling. Only in Utah will you find fiercer moral opposition. Such is Alabama’s historical tendency towards prohibitionist policies that it feels appropriate that the state flag bears a big, red X. Even so, Alabama has recently been casting its eyes in the direction […]

High 5 Games Makes Pennsylvania Debut at BetRivers, PlaySugarHouse

November 9, 2022 | By: Alex Weldon

Pennsylvania slots lovers finally have access to games from one of the industry’s most prolific developers, High 5 Games. High 5 received its license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board this summer. Contrary to our expectations here at Bonus, however, it has taken several months for its content to come to market. High 5 has plenty of existing partnerships in other […]

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