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

PlayUp Sportsbook Won’t Launch on Sunday in Ohio

December 29, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

PlayUp Sportsbook won’t launch in Ohio’s online gambling marketplace on Sunday. The Buckeye State is kicking off legal sports betting on New Year’s Day. However, the Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) told Bonus today that PlayUp Limited requested a 2023 hearing on the matter. The commission notified PlayUp on Dec. 2 that OCCC will “deny […]

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 […]

Multistate Poker Is Open to More Operators, Michigan Regulator Emphasizes

December 28, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Multistate poker is scheduled to have a very merry New Year’s Day in Michigan and New Jersey through PokerStars. That day, the operator will unite online poker players in both states, celebrating with two tournaments with a total of $150,000 in prizes. Today, the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) emphasized that its other online poker […]

Michigan and New Jersey PokerStars Players Unite on Jan. 1

December 23, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Michigan and New Jersey PokerStars players can join the same games on Jan. 1, the company announced on Twitter this morning. Shared liquidity will go live at that time. What that means is Michigan and New Jersey PokerStars players will have larger player pools and larger payouts. @PokerStarsUSA said it a bit more simply at […]

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 […]

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