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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].

Latest articles

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 […]

PokerStars Receives AGCO Approval, Prepares To Enter The Ontario White Market

June 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

PokerStars gained approval from Ontario‘s iGaming regulator yesterday. Thus begins the online poker operator’s journey from the gray market to legal online gambling in Canada. Yesterday’s acceptance by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is just the beginning of the process for PokerStars, though. The brand operated by Dublin-based Flutter Entertainment still needs […]

Is BetMGM’s Bid To Acquire LeoVegas In Peril As Swedish Authorities Allege Insider Trading?

June 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

BetMGM, the US online casino market leader, is considering buying competitor LeoVegas Group. Or at least it was. It’s unclear if today’s announced investigation into LeoVegas concerning possible insider trading will impact BetMGM’s $607 million acquisition offer. On May 2, Jersey City, NJ-headquartered BetMGM released information about the online gambling operator’s bid to buy Sweden-based […]

Kindred’s Ongoing Efforts To Zero-Out Problem Gambling Revenue

June 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

It’s not every day you’ll find an online casino operator hoping to bring a revenue figure to zero on its quarterly earnings reports. However, that’s exactly what Malta-based Kindred Group’s personnel are hoping will happen by 2023. The metric they’re aiming to zero out is revenue generated from “harmful gambling” behavior by players. That may […]

Poker Players Amazed Dealer Didn’t Understand ‘Color Up’ Request

June 3, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

What does “color up” mean? That’s the question someone new to poker might ask. It’s also likely the question an unemployment staffer in Nevada is asking the likely former 2022 World Series of Poker dealer who mistakenly removed players’ poker chips from the table, sorted them by color, and put them away. Yesterday, Allen “Chainsaw” […]

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