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.

Connecticut Sports Betting Bill Would Authorize A Tribal Duopoly

January 14, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Seven Connecticut legislators have introduced Senate Bill 146, which would legalize sports betting in the state. The bill, only one paragraph long, would authorize the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe of Indians to offer sportsbooks.  Should the bill pass, both tribes would be allowed to offer sports betting products on Indian lands in […]

Sands Developments: Sports Betting Play, Adelson’s Medical Leave

January 11, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Two major developments emerged from the Las Vegas Sands corporation over the past week, potentially marking big shifts in the company’s future plans.  Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson is taking a medical leave of absence to undergo treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Adelson has not set a date for his return, and while he’s out, Sands’ President […]

William Hill Mobile Sportsbook Now Live in Washington D.C.

January 4, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

As of December 29, 2020, William Hill’s mobile sportsbook is live in Washington D.C. The launch followed approval by the D.C. office of Lottery and Gaming.  The catch? The William Hill sportsbook is only available for use within a two-block radius surrounding D.C.’s Capital One Arena. This excludes federal buildings, slightly limiting the options for […]

Texas Gambling Update: Sheldon Adelson Lobbying For New Texas Casinos

December 10, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

GOP megadonor and CEO/Chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation Sheldon Adelson has his eyes on a potentially massive casino market: Texas.  According to the Texas Tribune, Adelson is gearing up for a lobbying blitz to bring casino gambling to the Lone Star State. Las Vegas Sands lobbyist Andy Abboud confirmed that the company is […]

BetMGM’s Pennsylvania Online Casino Is Live

December 7, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

It’s official: BetMGM is the newest online casino operator to launch in Pennsylvania. BetMGM, a joint venture spearheaded by MGM Resorts International and GVC Holdings Plc, has now established a new gaming footprint in the Keystone State. December 4 marked the online casino’s launch, rounding out the already-large stable of online casinos available for Pennsylvanians.  […]

Something To Be Thankful For: Special Thanksgiving NFL Sportsbook Promos

November 24, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Thanksgiving week is upon us, and sportsbooks are rallying to provide you with some special Thanksgiving Day promos. As you celebrate in a safe and healthy manner, you can nab some excellent specials from FanDuel and DraftKings. Alongside your mashed potatoes and gravy, add an extra side of sports betting to your platter and watch […]

Bally’s Corporation To Acquire Sports Betting Software Company Bet.Works

November 19, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Bally’s Corporation has announced it will acquire US-based sports betting platform provider Bet.Works for $125 million.  This acquisition rounds out Bally’s Corporation’s existing portfolio, which already includes 14 casinos across 10 states (a few are pending acquisitions). Bet.Works brings sports betting into the fold. In the announcement press release, Bally’s estimates the sports betting and […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Slots

November 3, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Gambling is making its way through the US as sports betting expands and states allow the construction of new casinos. What was once a tourist attraction for Vegas or Atlantic City visitors is now a popular pastime.  While sports betting is making the most headway in the US, online casinos and land-based gaming are making […]

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.  […]