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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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WPA Unveils WAP-Shaped Trophy, Social Media Hilarity Ensues

August 29, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

It’s “WPA,” people. Not “WAP.” However, the newly famous Women’s Poker Association (WPA) trophy is prompting discussions about whether the “Winner’s Circle” is really a euphemism for the vulva rather than the description of a poker player’s award. That’s because the WPA trophy looks … well … like a woman’s genitals. Singer Cardi B unequivocally belts […]

FanDuel TV to Take on Cable Sports Channels, Debuts on Sept. 1

August 25, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

FanDuel is getting in the cable sports game. The online gambling operator will bring the newest cable sports channel, FanDuel TV, to sports bettors starting at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1. That means it will compete for attention and eyeballs with channels like ESPN and its parent company’s content partner, Fox Sports. Working in FanDuel […]

BetMGM Reputation to Stay Linked with Entain, LeoVegas

August 22, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Online gambling operator BetMGM‘s parent company, MGM Resorts International, doesn’t seem troubled by pending legal issues relating to Entain and LeoVegas. Both organizations are closely associated with the BetMGM reputation at the moment. Jersey City, NJ-based BetMGM is the US online casino market leader. MGM wants to expand on that online gambling reach by entering […]

Kansas Sports Betting Takes the Field on Sept. 8, Start of NFL Season

August 18, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

In theory, Kansas sports betting may have nearly 6 million possible wagerers. Online sportsbook operators call a more scientific version of that “total addressable market (TAM),” and the term will be relevant when sports betting officially launches on Sept. 8, the same day the NFL season begins. Soft launches, or testing the apps with limited times […]

Addabbo Faces Opposition – Is New York Online Casino Doomed?

August 17, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Next year’s budget talks are expected to include a New York online casino proposal, and Sen. Joseph Addabbo will be its staunchest advocate. However, the Democrat from Howard Beach first needs to win reelection in order to do so. In the Aug. 23 primary, Addabbo faces competition from candidates Albert Baldeo and Japneet Singh. If […]

Lottery Winners Offered Free Financial Planning in Connecticut

August 16, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Connecticut lottery winners may be the first in the nation to be offered free financial planning assistance, but Rob Simmelkjaer hopes they won’t be the last. He believes private online gambling operators, like DraftKings and Mohegan Sun Casino, may even want to consider adding the option, he tells Bonus.com today. Simmelkjaer, the board chairman of […]

FanDuel IPO May Happen Before the 2023 Super Bowl

August 16, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

FanDuel IPO rumors are kicking off again. In the new few months, FanDuel’s primary owner, Flutter Entertainment, may resolve the feud with its broadcast partner, Fox. The battle arose because each company is interested in making as much money as possible from a US IPO, yet it has also been one likely reason for the […]

Gambling Problem Hotlines Aren’t Online Casino Tech Support

August 14, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Gambling problem hotlines are short on staff and money. So when online horse racing bettors dialed 1-800-GAMBLER recently with customer service complaints rather than gambling addiction issues, it would’ve been logical for call-takers to be irritated. Instead, operators were glad to hear from TVG Network gamblers who’d mistakenly phoned the hotline, says Keith S. Whyte, […]

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