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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

Richmond Casino Vote: Ballot Measure Fails, With 60% of Electors Saying ‘No’ to Virginia’s Fifth Retail Casino

November 7, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

With 72 of 73 precincts reporting in the Richmond casino vote on Nov. 7, 60.19% of electors said “no” to the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino. Only 39.81% had voted in favor of the $562 million project proposed for Virginia’s fifth and final retail casino. That means the casino lost by 20.38% in the unofficial election […]

DraftKings ‘Bullish’ on Online Casino: Product Caused No. 1 US Market Share, So It Will Lead 2024 Growth

November 3, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

DraftKings Co-Founder and CEO Jason Robins said the company holds 30% of the US online casino market share because of its products. So he’s “bullish” on DraftKings’ iGaming future. Plus, companywide product innovation will lead DraftKings’ overall growth in 2024. During today’s Q3 2023 earnings call, Robins said DraftKings Casino and Golden Nugget Online Casino combine […]

Pennsylvania Skill Games Bill: Machines Are Illegal, Not ‘Unsanctioned Gambling Devices’

November 2, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

A Pennsylvania skill games bill seeks to label the devices found in bars and gas stations illegal, rather than their current title of “unsanctioned gambling devices.” On Oct. 31, state Sen. Amanda Cappelletti and Rep. Mark Rozzi revealed their plans in a press release. Cappelletti, D-Delaware, and Rozzi, D-Berks, want to erase the gray area the slots-style […]

2023 Illinois Online Casino Bill May Be Revived in 2024

October 31, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The Illinois online casino bill that stalled in a House committee in March 2023 may be revived in 2024, hopes state Rep. Edgar Gonzalez Jr. On Oct. 31, he told Bonus he still believes HB2239 can move forward. If the bill is approved, Bonus estimates iGaming will generate $240 million in annual tax income for […]

Betway Declines Entering Illinois Sports Betting Marketplace

October 31, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

The Illinois sports betting marketplace won’t be Betway’s tenth sportsbook state because the operator bowed out of its online-only license application. On Oct. 26, attendees of the Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) meeting learned the bidding process ended without any operators receiving licenses. Betway had been one of two would-be online-only sportsbooks, IGB Executive Director Marcus Fruchter […]

California Sports Betting Ballot Initiatives for Tribes Lack Support From Tribal Gaming’s CNIGA, Boyd

October 30, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Proposed California sports betting ballot initiatives filed on Oct. 27 with the California Attorney General’s Office (CAG) resulted in two gaming entities denying involvement. On Oct. 27, the California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) said it knew nothing about the proposed Sports Wagering Regulation and Tribal Gaming Protection Act and the Tribal Gaming Protection Act. […]

Scott Sibella: A Timeline of the Unfolding Legal Drama

October 26, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

Scott Sibella allegedly violated company policy at Resorts World Las Vegas (RWLV), the casino told reporters on the day of his Sept. 15 termination. Since then, that casino’s former president and COO has been named in a lawsuit and listed as one of the subjects of a federal investigation. Here’s a timeline about Sibella. Sibella spent […]

Laurie Sanborn Scandal: House Leader Remains in Office as Concord Casino License Case Continues

October 23, 2023 | By: Heather Fletcher

New Hampshire Rep. Laurie Sanborn is scheduled to meet on Oct. 26 with the House Republican Caucus, even as her husband fights the New Hampshire Lottery Commission (NHLC) to retain the license on their charitable gaming facility, Concord Casino.  Sanborn, R-Bedford, is the House Ways and Means Committee chairwoman. That committee killed the 2023 online casino […]

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