About the Author

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a Chicago-based freelance writer in the gambling, media, and entertainment space. His work has been showcased in various gaming industry magazines and online columns. Prior to freelance writing, Cole spent seven years in communications at a gambling and lottery supplier. Cole writes for a number of online and print publications, including The Quill To Live, a book review site.

Chicago Bears Odds: Could the Rebuild Finally Start to Pay Off This Season?

July 6, 2022 | By: Cole Rush

Tale as old as time…every Bears fan asks the question every year. Like certain other Chicago teams, the Bears seem locked in a constant rebuild loop, recycling quarterbacks and head coaches every few years. The cycle rarely changes. The Bears appoint a new head coach and/or draft a new quarterback. Fans rally behind the newcomer—sometimes […]

BetMGM Indiana Offering Additional Free $50 Bet To New Users

November 16, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

BetMGM Indiana has introduced a special limited promotion for new bettors. From now until Dec. 31, 2021, new users who sign up for BetMGM Indiana can claim a welcome bonus totaling $1,050. The first $1,000 comes in the form of a risk-free bet that BetMGM regularly offers to new users no matter how much they […]

Another Month Of Online Sports Betting Registration For Illinois

March 8, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Here’s a pithy saying for you: “Another month, another sports betting online registration extension from Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker.” Too wordy? Probably. But listen, it’s just the truth, and there’s not much of a story here beyond “For the seemingly billionth time, Pritzker extended sports betting online registration for Illinois bettors.” This time around, the […]

Churchill Downs Looking To Sell Arlington International Racecourse

February 24, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Churchill Downs Incorporated, owner of numerous racetracks across the US and operator of the TwinSpires betting platform, is looking to sell Arlington International Racecourse. The 326 acre Arlington Heights, Illinois property will be brought to market by CBRE.  “Arlington’s ideal location in Chicago’s northwest suburbs, together with direct access to downtown Chicago via an on-site […]

Iowa Sports Betting: theScore Bet Now Live In The Hawkeye State

February 16, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Today, theScore Bet launched in Iowa, bringing a new online sportsbook to residents of the Hawkeye State. TheScore is a media and sports betting brand that combines sports coverage with a user-friendly betting interface.  Iowa marks theScore’s fourth US launch, following Colorado, Indiana, and New Jersey. The brand is also expected to become a market […]