About the Author

Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher is the lead writer at Bonus, concentrating on online casino coverage. She had her first published byline at age 10, but didn't get paid for her writing until she got her first newspaper job. Fletcher's newspaper career started at Suburban News Publications in Ohio and eventually took her to The New York Times, where she's still a contract freelance reporter for the National Desk. She covers breaking news from Philadelphia, as needed. She also spent a dozen years in various roles relating to marketing. Those positions included 11 years as a senior editor with Target Marketing magazine, as well as her ongoing freelance work for Adweek. In March 2021, Fletcher began writing about online casino gambling as the lead writer for Online Poker Report. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from The Ohio State University, as well as a master's degree in journalism from New York University. To become a source, email [email protected]

Latest articles

Ocean Casino Online Eyes Michigan for Launch

June 30, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Exhibiting the true nature of online casino gaming’s portability, Ocean Online Casino may be about to launch in a Great Lakes state. During the next six weeks, the Atlantic City-based brand is expected to bring its turquoise-themed site to Michigan. While the Midwestern state already has online casinos named after bodies of water – think […]

PokerStars Launches Legally in Ontario, Situation Unchanged for Rest of Canada

June 28, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

PokerStars made its relationship with the legal Ontario online poker market official today. Until now, the online poker operator had been serving Ontarians in a gray market capacity. The brand owned by Dublin-based Flutter Entertainment announced today that it received “full registration to operate” from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). AGCO listed PokerStars as […]

Sen. Joseph Addabbo Lays the Foundation for 2023 Online Casino Push in NY

June 28, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

New York lawmakers are laying the groundwork to legalize online casino gambling in 2023. In the latest move to spur the New York online casino effort along, Sen. Joseph Addabbo sent a press release yesterday to emphasize that a bill creating the Problem Gambling Advisory Council (PGAC) is only awaiting Gov. Kathy Hochul‘s signature before […]

Bonus.com Q&A With Huddle: CEO Francesco Borgosano on Odds-Making, Trading

June 27, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

For US online sportsbooks, every second matters. To that end, some online gambling operators are investing in real-time odds-making and trading tools. Firmly within those software providers sits New York City-based Huddle Tech. Huddle CEO Francesco Borgosano recently spoke with Bonus.com about the growing field. At the moment, many online gambling operators are keeping their […]

NorthStar Gaming, NorthStar Bets Parent, May Go Public Soon

June 22, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Ontario’s expanded online gambling marketplace isn’t even three months old and there’s already a notable pending IPO. NorthStar Gaming, the parent company of NorthStar Bets, is pursuing a plan to go public through a reverse takeover of Baden Resources. The news didn’t come from NorthStar, though. NorthStar Bets is an online casino and sports betting […]

Celebrating 53 Years Of Weirdness At The World Series Of Poker

June 21, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

There are enough unexpected events at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) that might be better described as the “Wild Series of Poker.” This year’s no exception, having produced two moments in contention for The Top 10 Weirdest Things to Happen at the WSOP. The moment pictured below is the No. 1 oddity so far […]

BetMGM to Offer Online Casino, Sports Betting on Carnival Ships

June 17, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

BetMGM is taking domain over land, sea, and air. As in, the No. 1 US online casino brand in all legal states is adding its site domain name to cruise ships. Today, BetMGM announced its online casino and online sportsbook partnership with Carnival Corporation. The partnership applies to more than 50 ships ported in the […]

1-800-GAMBLER Problem Gambling Hotline Gains National Nonprofit Support

June 10, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

In a personal crisis, probably the last thing someone dialing 1-800-GAMBLER is considering is the hotline’s issues. Yesterday, the people behind the crisis hotline took a significant step to ensure problem gamblers continue to have access to resources. They say they must, because legal online casino gambling is scaling up in the US. To that […]