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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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US Online Casino Revenue Up in All States in 2022, But Growth is Slowing

January 23, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

US online gambling remains a quickly-growing industry. However, there’s no denying that the pace of growth is no longer as blistering as it once was. From 2020 to 2021, industry-wide online casino revenue more than doubled. That didn’t happen again in 2022. That said, all states with legal online casinos finished the year on an […]

Mike Postle Back in Action? Sighting at Beau Rivage Tournament

January 16, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Is the notorious presumed cheater Mike Postle back at the tables? Most of the poker world seems to think so. If he is, it would appear that he’s now using his middle name, Lawrence. One thing is undoubtedly true: A player going by Michael Lawrence is at the final table of the Million Dollar Heater. This $1,200 buy-in live tournament […]

Madison Square Garden to Spin Off Historical Business, Focus on MSG Sphere

January 16, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp (MSGE) will be splitting in two. The publicly-traded company announced on Jan 13 that it would spin off its “live entertainment business.” In the gambling space, the point of such spin-offs has typically been to create a new company to handle the more modern components of the business. Golden Nugget […]

Second-Largest Mega Millions Jackpot Strikes Over the Weekend

January 16, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

Friday night produced America’s third billion-dollar lottery winner in under a year. An anonymous player from Lebanon, Maine, was the only winning ticket holder for the Jan 13 Mega Millions draw. The player bought the ticket from Hometown Gas & Grill and is the state’s first person to win a Mega Millions jackpot, regardless of size. Their winning combo? 30, 43, […]

DraftKings Investor Class Action Dismissed by New York Court Judge

January 12, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

The class action lawsuit brought against DraftKings on behalf of its investors has failed. New York District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer sided with the company in its motion to dismiss. The suit involved information that the company disclosed – or failed to disclose – around the time that it went public while simultaneously merging with its technology provider […]

DraftKings Introduces Bingo Blackjack, Its Most Interesting Innovation to Date

January 10, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon
DraftKings has a new blackjack variant available, and it’s an interesting one. Bingo Blackjack allows players to win multiples of their bet when they can beat the dealer’s hand and match a specified total. Legal online gambling in the US has shown us that sports bettors, in particular, love blackjack. When Pennsylvania releases revenue figures, it breaks them down by [...]

New Lottery Courier Service Jackpot.com Makes US Debut in Texas

January 9, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

As of Jan 9, Texas residents have a new option for buying draw lottery tickets online. The international operator Jackpot.com has made its US debut in the Longhorn State. Jackpot.com is owned by the Malta-based gambling company Lottomatrix. In other markets, the site includes a casino and online “scratchcards.” However, in the US, it will be sticking to lottery […]

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