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.

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 […]

Stardust Online Casino Coming To New Jersey And Pennsylvania

March 8, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The iconic Stardust Casino brand is making a comeback, this time as a real money online casino in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Boyd Gaming and FanDuel have announced plans to bring the online casino to both states in April 2021.  Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming, said: “For nearly 50 years, […]

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 […]

Bally’s Corporation To Acquire DFS Operator Monkey Knife Fight

January 25, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Bally’s Corporation, a US land-based and interactive gaming provider, announced today that it will acquire Monkey Knife Fight. Monkey Knife Fight is a fast-growing Daily Fantasy Sports operator.  Bally’s will acquire Monkey Knife Fight in an all-stock transaction. Once the acquisition goes through, Bally’s will be the third sports betting company in the US to […]

Michigan Online Casino Sites Are Live: Here’s How To Sign Up

January 22, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

After a long regulatory process and some last-minute delays, Michigan has finally launched online casinos and sportsbooks. The Great Lakes State has been a market to watch for some time, and now it has a stable of online operators ready to make a splash with bettors and in time for the upcoming Super Bowl.  The […]

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 […]