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.

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 […]

Indiana Introduces Bill To Legalize Online Casinos

January 13, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Indiana is looking to expand its gambling laws to allow online casinos to operate in the state. State Senator Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) has introduced Senate Bill 417. Senate Bill 417 would allow the Hoosier State’s 14 casinos and racinos to add online casino games and poker to their digital offerings. If the bill passes, […]

J.B. Pritzker Once Again Extends Illinois Sports Betting Online Registration

December 17, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has extended the state’s online sports betting registration window through January 9, 2021.  This marks the sixth time Pritzker has extended online registration for Illinois bettors, continuing a trend that began with March’s casino closures. Illinois sports betting law requires sports bettors to visit a casino or race track property in-person […]

Claim Your Pre-Launch Bonuses For Michigan Online Sportsbooks And Casinos

December 10, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Michigan’s online sportsbook and casino launch is just around the corner. The state legislature’s meeting to finalize licenses is slated for January 12, 2021. If all goes well, operators could launch within a few weeks of that meeting.  Michigan sportsbook and casino providers are gearing up for the market to go live by offering pre-launch […]

Golden Nugget Online Gaming Plans To Enter Illinois Gambling Market

November 20, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) announced a deal giving the company access to Illinois’ online gaming market. GNOG will launch sports betting in the Prairie State using its license, and it plans to launch iGaming if and when Illinois allows it.  The market access comes in the form of a definitive agreement with Danville Development, […]