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.

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 […]

Michigan Sports Betting And Online Casino Launch Roundup

January 22, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The Great Lakes State is now the Great Online Gambling State. After months of legislative and regulatory rigmarole, Michigan sports betting and online casino gaming sites are officially live.  Here’s a look at the Michigan sports betting and online casino sites authorized for launch today. Note that not all of these sites will go live […]

Here We Go Again: Governor Pritzker Extends Online Registration For Seventh Time

January 18, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Once again, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended the state’s online sports betting registration window. This time, bettors can sign up through February 6 without visiting a retail property.  To many bettors, this will come as no surprise. Pritzker has already extended the deadline six times before, allowing prospective bettors to create an account straight […]