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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

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

December 9, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

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 […]

Unikrn Q&A With Bonus: Dellario Talks Relaunch Plans

December 7, 2022 | By: Heather Fletcher

Unikrn relaunched on Thursday, but the esports brand owned by Entain won’t go live in the US or Ontario until at least 2023. Justin Dellario, Entain’s esports managing director and CEO of Unikrn, spoke with Bonus yesterday about the relaunch. Dellario said esports players can use the app now in Brazil and all areas of […]

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