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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].

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Maryland House Weighs Pros and Cons of Online Casino Legalization in Marathon Hearing

February 27, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Most of Maryland’s retail casinos expressed support for the state’s iGaming plan during a Feb. 26 hearing, but resistance from workers’ unions remains. The online casino bill’s sponsor, Del. Vanessa E. Atterbeary, showed her commitment as she took no breaks during a seven-hour-long committee hearing that included five hours of testimony from HB1319 stakeholders. About […]

Latest Student Loan Forgiveness May Not Free Up Discretionary Spending for Online Gambling

February 26, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Many gamblers are saddled with student loan debt, but the $1.2 billion student loan forgiveness plan that came into effect on Feb. 21 may not have much impact on discretionary spending at online casinos. That’s because many of the 153,000 borrowers benefitting from the forgiveness are in income-driven repayment (IDR) plans. The connection between gambling activity […]

Ohioans Soon to See Testimony About ‘The Future of Gaming in Ohio’ on Dedicated Site

February 21, 2024 | By: Heather Fletcher

Soon, Ohioans can vet testimony given to the Study Commission on the Future of Gaming in Ohio for themselves. On Feb. 20, commission co-chairman Jay Edwards announced the construction of the testimony site during a meeting dedicated to discussing possible online casino legalization. A spokeswoman for the state gaming regulator told Bonus that state Rep. […]

WynnBet Closing Down As Caesars Buys Michigan WynnBet Casino, Fanatics Moving Into PointsBet Spot

WynnBet will soon cease operations, a Wynn Resorts spokesman told Bonus on Feb. 20. The catalyst is Caesars Entertainment taking over the online gambling operator’s “skins” there, with an emphasis on iGaming and Michigan WynnBet Casino. Simultaneously, Fanatics Betting and Gaming (FBG) is putting its bespoke app in place of Michigan’s PointsBet sites. The Wynn () […]

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