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.

How The IRS Taxes Gambling Winnings: A Beginner’s Guide

October 22, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Editor’s note: The following is not to be construed as tax advice. Always consult a tax professional before filing. Gambling has begun to proliferate throughout the US. Sports betting in particular has taken off in multiple states. And with the expansion of gambling comes (hopefully) a flurry of wins for new and seasoned gamblers alike.  […]

Sports Betting Parlays: How They Work, 5 Crazy Wins, And Betting Tips

October 7, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Parlays are the ultimate big-win chaser’s dream. The combined bets provide massive potential payouts on nominal wagers, and nearly every online sportsbook offers them. Though the odds are low for a given parlay to hit, the possible winnings are huge, and a handful of lucky bettors have cashed in some gargantuan parlay jackpots at legal […]

PointsBet And NBC Sports Form Exclusive 5-Year Partnership

August 31, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

PointsBet and NBC Sports have announced a five-year partnership. The landmark deal makes PointsBet the official sports betting partner of the NBC Sports brand. The partnership will see NBC Sports provide PointsBet with marketing and media opportunities. Sam Swanell, Managing Director and Group CEO of PointsBet, said: “PointsBet Managing Director and Group CEO Sam Swanell […]

5 Of The Craziest Sports Betting Payouts Of All Time

August 25, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Sports betting, like any other form of gambling, gives bettors massive win potential. Like a slot jackpot or hitting a progressive side bet on a Las Vegas table game, sportsbooks can yield larger-than-life returns for certain lucky bettors. It may take a lot of guts to front a hefty wager, but when it pays off, […]

Massachusetts Moves Forward With Sports Betting Built Into Economic Development Legislation

July 27, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Massachusetts is expected to move forward with sports betting legalization. The state’s House of Representatives aims to expedite sports betting legislation in Massachusetts by including it in bill H.4854, an economic development package.  The $372 million bill would fund a number of assistance programs in Massachusetts, including job training and child care services alongside grants […]

Golden Nugget’s Online Casino Business Is Going Public

July 1, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

In a landmark move for the online casino industry, Landcadia Holdings II, Inc. announced plans this week to take Golden Nugget Online Gaming public. Golden Nugget Online Gaming owner Tilman Fertitta and Landcadia II, a special purpose acquisition company backed by Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc., announced the plans earlier this week […]

In Reversal, Las Vegas And Reno Casinos Now Require Visitors To Wear Masks

June 25, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has issued a policy reversal requiring masks in all of Nevada’s public indoor spaces. Effective Friday, June 26, visitors to any public space must wear a mask, including in all Las Vegas and Reno casino properties.  Prior to the order, only casino staff were required to wear masks. Many casinos encouraged […]