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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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    Fox Bet to Shut Down as Fox Sports Backs Out of Joint Venture

    July 31, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Flutter has announced that Fox Bet has stopped taking bets and will shut down entirely by the end of August, making it the latest casualty of a challenging US sports betting market. The news does not come as a surprise. Last year, I predicted that this would be likely in the wake of arbitration between Flutter and […]

    Meta Asks Ninth Circuit to Dismiss MDL, Says Virtual Chip Sales Are Just ‘Information’

    July 27, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Meta is asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss a case about whether platform providers can be liable for in-app purchases they facilitate between their users and third-party content providers such as play money casinos. The multidistrict litigation names Meta, Apple, and Google as defendants for their involvement with products like Double Down Casino, which recently settled a […]

    Social Casino ‘Free Sweeps’ Scam Lures Users to Consent Farms Amid FTC Crackdown

    July 25, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cracked down on five “consent farm” networks it says were tricking US citizens into signing up for telemarketing call lists with misleading promises of gifts, special offers, or job opportunities. Bonus has determined that one of the defendants in these cases, RewardZone USA, was involved with the social casino “hack” scam we cautioned […]

    StakeLogic to Make US Debut as Bally’s Selection for Rhode Island Live Dealer Games

    July 18, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    One mystery surrounding Rhode Island’s upcoming online casino market has been solved as Bally’s has announced StakeLogic as its partner for live dealer gaming. At the same time, Bally’s offered additional information about its timeline to launch. Bally Casino Rhode Island is still expected to launch with slots only on March 1, 2024, while live dealer games from StakeLogic will follow in April […]

    PlayUp to Sell US Assets, Lay Off Most Employees

    July 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    According to Legal Sports Report (LSR), PlayUp’s foray into the American market may prove to have been short-lived, as CEO Daniel Simic says the company expects to sell its US assets to an unspecified company. Simic told LSR that the buyer is a publicly-traded entity with sufficient senior management staff to run a sports betting operation in the […]

    Maverick Gaming Persists With Appeal Though Higher Court Sentiment Appears to Be With Tribes

    July 13, 2023 | By: Alex Weldon

    Washington cardroom operator Maverick Gaming will persist in its attempt to undermine the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), even though the odds appear to be more against it than ever. Maverick would like to offer sports betting in Washington and has challenged the law awarding exclusivity over such gambling to the state’s gaming tribes. Although District Court Judge David […]

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