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Cole Rush

Cole Rush

Cole Rush is a Chicago-based writer and contributor for Bonus.com. 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. A Chicago native, Cole's favorite teams are, predictably, da Bears and da Bulls. When he visits the casino, you’ll most likely find him playing Mississippi Stud or spinning some slots.

Who is Cole Rush?

Cole is a gambling industry expert with 10 years of experience writing about online casinos, slots, sports betting, and every other nook and cranny of the betting world.

Prior to kickstarting his freelance career, Cole worked for a major lottery and slots provider. In 2020, Cole welcomed his layoff as an opportunity and took the freelance plunge. He has since been navigating the warm waters of being his own boss. He has written for Catena Media for more than three years now, and he certainly doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon.

Cole’s written-word tendrils have wormed their way into a myriad of other publications, including Gaming Today, Play Illinois, The Quill To Live, Reactor Mag (formerly Tor.com), and iGaming Business. He writes a monthly gambling newsletter called Odd Balls with Dan Holmes.

If you manage to catch a glimpse of Cole in the wild, the sight is likely to be relatively boring. He spends his free time immersed in thick fantasy tomes or playing video games. In 2022, Cole appeared on NBC’s game show Password, where he competed with Jimmy Fallon and Heidi Klum. He is working on his first novel—It Happened In Renwood—which he claims will debut “eventually.”

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Timed Deals and Bespoke Casino Content: What Makes a Slot Exclusive?

October 20, 2023 | By: Cole Rush

If you’ve played at an online casino, chances are you’ve seen slot games advertised as “Exclusive” on their thumbnails. But “exclusive” is a broad term that can encompass a variety of agreements between slot developers and online casino operators. That relationship is the first thing you should understand: With a few exceptions, online casinos generally […]

New NJ Online Casino: Bally Casino App Now Live In New Jersey

February 1, 2022 | By: Cole Rush

The Bally Casino app has officially launched in New Jersey, bringing a fresh new NJ online casino to players in the Garden State. The casino is operating in partnership with license-holder Bally’s Atlantic City, and the app is powered by Gamesys, which also powers the Tropicana Casino and Virgin Casino apps. The Bally NJ online […]

Boyd Gaming To Build Treasure Chest Casino In Kenner, Louisiana

January 6, 2022 | By: Cole Rush

The Louisiana gambling market is skyrocketing right now. The latest development in the state comes by way of Boyd Gaming Corporation. The company plans to develop and construct a Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, Louisiana. The property will replace the existing riverboat casino in Kenner, and Boyd aims to open the new facility in 2023. […]

Unibet Launches Steelers Blackjack Live Dealer Game

November 1, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Unibet has launched Steelers Blackjack, a new live casino game exclusively for Pennsylvania players. PA online casino enthusiasts can now enjoy Steelers-branded live dealer blackjack, celebrating the Pittsburgh NFL franchise’s storied history and fandom. The new game comes as a result of Unibet’s existing partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “We are excited to expand our partnership […]

Everi Signs Five-Year Slots Deal With Delaware Lottery

October 26, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Everi Holdings Inc. has inked a five-year deal to provide its slot games to the Delaware Lottery. Everi is a global provider of land-based and online gaming content, financial technology, and player loyalty solutions. The Details Everi will offer various game titles to the Delaware Lottery, and by extension, enthusiasts of Delaware casinos online and […]

Aristocrat Launches Buffalo Link Slot

March 15, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Fans of Aristocrat’s popular Buffalo slot games have reason to celebrate today. The company launched its highly anticipated next iteration in the Buffalo series today: Buffalo Link.  Buffalo Link finds its home in Aristocrat’s stylish MarsX Portrait cabinet. The game combines the Buffalo theme with Aristocrat’s Lighning Link and Dragon Link features.  Buffalo aficionados need […]

Legislator Introduces Missouri Online Casino Bill

March 3, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Missouri is hopping on the online casino bandwagon. Today, state representative Dan Houx introduced House Bill No. 1364, which would legalize online casino gaming in the Show Me state. The Details Missouri online casino operators would need a casino partner. Each land-based casino in the state would have access to three skins, each at an […]

New Legislation Could Bring A Casino And Lottery To Hawaii

January 28, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The US is currently home to two markets that serve as gambling deserts. No, not the Las Vegas “gambling is allowed here” desert, but the type that completely prohibits gambling in any format. Hawaii and Utah are the country’s two biggest holdouts when it comes to gambling, whether it’s online or at a casino. A […]

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