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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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    The Federal Excise Tax—a Ball-and-Chain for Regulated Gambling

    January 18, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    A difference of opinion over modes of taxation could sink what should otherwise be a very popular proposal to allocate more money to problem gambling harm reduction. One of the most common arguments presented by gambling expansion proponents is that a portion of the tax revenue generated by legal gambling can be used to mitigate its […]

    Fliff Lawsuit—Court Deems Sweepstakes Site’s Compelled Arbitration Clause Valid

    January 17, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    The proposed class action lawsuit against sweepstakes sports predictions site Fliff won’t happen, as a California federal judge ruled it must proceed to arbitration per the operator’s terms and conditions. It’s an important decision and one that might signal that the flurry of litigation against social gaming sites is coming to an end. The plaintiff in the […]

    New Jersey Legislators Resume Gambling Treatment Diversion Court Effort

    January 16, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    With the 2024 legislative session in full swing, New Jersey lawmakers will once again consider establishing a gambling treatment diversion court (GTDC) program for the state. Last year’s effort by Assemblyman Daniel Benson emerged successfully from an Assembly committee but didn’t progress in the Senate. This year, Sen. Nicholas Scutari was quick to file a new version of the […]

    Exclusive Star Trek: The Next Generation Slot Appears at BetMGM Through Atlantic Digital Partnership

    January 8, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    Trekkies who play at BetMGM Casino have cause to celebrate, as the company’s partnership with Atlantic Digital has given it exclusive access to the latter’s new Star Trek: The Next Generation slot. The game is currently only available in Michigan, but BetMGM plans to bring it to other states soon. Atlantic Digital specializes in slots based on […]

    Sen. Addabbo Kills 2023 Online Casino Legislation to Start Over in 2024

    January 5, 2024 | By: Alex Weldon

    New York will be back in the conversation as an iGaming expansion candidate this year, but the effort may take a little while to build steam. Sen. Joseph Addabbo, the foremost proponent of online casinos in the legislature, has gotten the ball rolling by officially killing last year’s S4856 so he can start anew. New York’s legislative sessions last for […]

    States to Watch in 2024: Illinois — Will the Internet Gaming Act Progress or Continue to Gather Dust?

    December 26, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Illinois is probably a state that’s going to be thinking about legalizing online casinos for a long time. Many state residents would welcome them. There’s an established online sports betting industry in the state, and many companies involved with online gaming have a retail presence there. Until Illinois online casinos become a reality, the state’s name […]

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