About the Author
Heather Fletcher

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

New York Senator Plans to Reintroduce ‘Predatory Sportsbook Bonuses’ Bill

January 7, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The New York Senator who sponsored a “predatory sportsbook bonuses” bill will reintroduce the measure, his communications director told Bonus yesterday. State Sen. Peter B. Harckham‘s communications director, Tom Staudter, responded yesterday to a question Bonus sent on Wednesday about whether he’d sponsor the bill in an active session. Lawmakers need to reintroduce bills that […]

Kentucky Online Poker, Sports Bill Introduced in Kentucky

January 6, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Kentucky online poker, sports betting, and daily fantasy sports (DFS) legalization efforts are alive again as of yesterday. If the bill becomes law, the southern state will stop being nearly landlocked by legal sports betting states. However, what sets House Bill 106 apart is its call for legal online poker. That’s because there are far […]

Job Seekers With Criminal Convictions May Get a Second Chance in New York

January 5, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

New Yorkers still need employment, but he will talk with his legislative director before he reintroduces a bill allowing job seekers with criminal convictions to apply for work in the gaming industry, said state Sen. Joseph Addabbo. Addabbo, D-Ozone Park, sponsored S1443B last year that sought to remove the “automatic disqualification” of would-be New York […]

Downstate New York Casino License Process Is Underway

January 4, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Downstate New York casino license hopefuls are having an experience that may be familiar to many New York City apartment-seekers. The latter often need a pile of cash to cover the first month’s rent, last month’s, and a security deposit. The former, the would-be gaming facility operators, must hand over $1 million just to be […]

$785 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Has Americans Excited About 2023

January 3, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The Times Square Ball Drop may have happened three days ago, but Mega Millions is keeping the sphere rolling with its $785 million jackpot. Every previous time the jackpot reached these heights, it rolled on to surpass $1 billion, Mega Millions said. On New Year’s Eve, Mega Millions published a press release about the drawing […]

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