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Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher

Heather Fletcher is Lead Writer at Bonus, concentrating on online casino coverage. She specializes in breaking news, legislative coverage, and gambling marketing strategy overviews. To reach Heather with a news tip, email [email protected].

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. 

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To reach Fletcher with a news tip, email her at [email protected].

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Pennsylvania Online Casino Site Open to Non-State Sites for First Time in 4 Years

December 28, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

A dozen Pennsylvania online casino “certificates” are available to online casino and poker operators beginning on Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) announced yesterday. The certificates are available to “casino operators primarily operating in jurisdictions outside of Pennsylvania.” The last time the PGCB accepted Pennsylvania online casino applications from “qualified gaming entities” without a […]

Pennsylvania Online Casinos Hold Key to Revenue Growth

December 22, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

For the second month in a row, Pennsylvania online casinos generated more than $150 million in gross gaming revenue (GGR). That revenue also outpaced that of other US online casino states again in November. The Keystone State is one of what those in the US online gambling industry call the Big Three online casino states […]

Barstool Sports Betting Is Coming to Massachusetts, on 2 Conditions

December 20, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Barstool sports betting is no stranger to drama, and drama it got before being allowed to enter the Massachusetts market. At 5:40 p.m. today, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) tweeted that it granted Plainridge Park Casino (PPC) a “temporary Category 1 sports wagering operator license.” However, unlike other operators given temporary operator licenses, MGC placed […]

iGaming Push More Likely As Federal Pandemic Relief Fades?

December 19, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

As I write this, I have Covid. Again. I’m tired of it. You’re tired of it. Based on fading federal pandemic aid to states, everyone’s tired of it. However, coronavirus topic fatigue won’t make it evaporate from reality.  Yet that’s what’s about to happen to that funding. In 2023, no new money will be coming […]

Michigan-New Jersey PokerStars Integration Excites Players

A Michigan-New Jersey PokerStars player pool integration is underway, the Flutter Entertainment-owned online poker site announced at noon today. A @PokerStarsUSA tweet and player emails confirmed PokerStars is adding Michigan bettors into the multi-state poker fold. Gamblers in Michigan and New Jersey received an email today from PokerStars telling them: Site maintenance occurring December 12th […]

GeoComply Q&A With Bonus: Pappas on Gambling Advocacy

December 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

GeoComply just locked in a major win. On Tuesday, John A. Pappas revealed to his social media followers that he accepted a job with the location detection software and cybersecurity provider. Today, he talked to Bonus about his new role as senior vice president of government and public affairs. Before starting full-time work at GeoComply last […]

Is Portnoy of Barstool Finally Toxic to Penn? Massachusetts Has Misgivings

December 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports fame may finally be toxic to Penn Entertainment, which owns the brand. Because of concerns about Portnoy, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission (MGC) paused to consider the “suitability” of awarding a retail sports betting license to Penn’s Plainridge Park Casino. The Boston-area racino plans to brand its retail sportsbook with Barstool […]

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