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. In March 2021, Fletcher began writing about online casino gambling as the lead writer for Online Poker Report.

Latest articles

AGCO Kicks 17 Unregulated Online Gambling Operators Out of iGaming Market

November 16, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

During the week after its do-or-die deadline for unregulated online gambling operators to join the legal iGaming marketplace in Ontario or face penalties, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) says 17 such operators “have exited.” Meanwhile, 28 of the 36 operators in the legal market used to be in the gray market, AGCO […]

Texas Gambling Expansion Proposed, Adding Casinos, Sports Betting in 2023

November 15, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Texas gambling expansion is already on the 2023 legislative agenda. That’s happening thanks to a state senator interested in having the matter considered during the notoriously short Texas Legislature sessions – 140 days, every other year. Yesterday, state Sen. Carol Alvarado presented Joint Resolution 17.  The Democrat from Houston is asking her colleagues to consider […]

LeoVegas Insider Trading Scandal May End Soon

November 14, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

The LeoVegas insider trading scandal may end soon. That’s because “a top manager at LeoVegas” and two of his “cronies” were recently arrested in connection with the investigation, according to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. In June, the Swedish Economic Crime Authority (SECA) started the inquiry into the activities at the Stockholm-headquartered online gambling operator now owned […]

California Voters Firmly Rejected Sports Betting, But Proponents Will Keep Trying

November 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Picture California sports betting propositions employing the voice of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and saying, “I’ll be back.” That’s precisely what’s going to happen in 2024, predicted professor Kathryn R.L. Rand during a recent University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) webinar about the ballot measures that failed yesterday. On Nov. 2, Rand predicted Propositions 26 […]

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