Who Is Heather Fletcher?
Heather Fletcher is the lead writer at Bonus, concentrating on online casino coverage. She specializes in breaking news, legislative coverage, and gambling marketing strategy overviews. Fletcher was part of the team that earned the 2022 SBC North America Casino Affiliate of the Year honor.
Fletcher came to Catena Media, the parent company of Bonus, from a newspaper and magazine background. In March 2021, Fletcher began writing about online casino gambling as the lead writer for Online Poker Report. After Catena retired that online publication, she moved to Bonus and had bylines on other Catena sites, including MichiganSharp, NY Sports Day, and the now-retired NJGamblingSites. Fletcher is also a New York Times contract freelance reporter for the National Desk. She covers breaking news from Philadelphia, as needed.
Fletcher’s Top Stories on Bonus.com
- Red44 Shut Down, Seemingly Start of Crackdown on Offshore Betting Sites, Jan. 12, 2023
- Online Gambling Industry Can Rejoice: 2018 Interpretation of Wire Act Dead, Sept. 16, 2022
- Poker Players Amazed Dealer Didn’t Understand ‘Color Up’ Request, June 3, 2022
- Women and FanDuel Casino May Be a Better Couple Than ‘Break Up Win,’ Nov. 29, 2022
Fletcher’s Top Stories Across the Web
- The New York Times, This Wedding Is Brought to You by …, June 11, 2006
- Adweek, Online Casinos Join the Streaming Wars With Branded Live Dealers, April 29, 2022
- Adweek, These Innovative Campaigns and Execs Delivered Results and Accountability When It Mattered Most, March 21, 2021
- NY Sports Day, State of New York Sportsbooks Hearing: How Are We Doing?, Jan. 24, 2023
- The News-Herald, Tenant Issues Swirl Around Shoregate, June 2, 2000
Social Media & Professional Profiles
To reach Fletcher with a news tip, email her at [email protected].
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