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.

FanDuel Inks Sports Betting Partnerships With Detroit Tigers And Red Wings

April 6, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

In Michigan sports betting news, FanDuel has secured partnerships with the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers. This brings the Michigan NHL and MLB teams into the fold with yet another round of sports betting partnerships.  Partnership Details As sports betting and league partnerships go, this one doesn’t have many surprises. FanDuel Casino & […]

Xpress Bet Granted Temporary Pari-Mutuel License in Michigan

March 31, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Today, the Michigan Gaming Control Board granted Xpress Bet a temporary license to offer advance deposit wagering on pari-mutuel horse races.  The move brings another online pari-mutuel wagering platform to Michigan bettors thanks to Michigan Gaming Control Board Executive Director Richard Kalm’s latest order.  The license comes via a third-party facilitator agreement with Northville Downs. […]

WynnBET Partners With The Detroit Pistons

March 3, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

WynnBET has announced a partnership with the Detroit Pistons in an effort to enhance its Michigan sports betting presence. As far as sportsbook partnerships go, this one is fairly standard. The partnership includes “several new co-branded marketing efforts” that allow fans to engage with WynnBET and the Pistons within the context of Michigan online sports […]

Four Winds Casino Launching Online Casino & Sports Betting in Michigan

February 15, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Today, the Michigan Gaming Control Board authorized its 11th online gaming and sports betting operator. Following the authorization, Four Winds Casinos and partner Pala Interactive launched online casino and online sports betting at noon on February 15, 2021.  Four Winds Casinos in Michigan are operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Currently, 11 operators […]

New Michigan Launches: Sportsbooks, Casinos, and Online Poker, Oh My!

January 29, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The Michigan Gaming Control Board has approved a new online sportsbook and two online casinos for launch in the Great Lakes State. In a press release emailed to the media, the MGCB announced its authorization of the following operators: Poker Stars (online casino) FOX Bet (online sports betting) Penn Sports Interactive/Barstool (online casino) Poker Stars […]

NFL Conference Championships: Sportsbook Promos For This Weekend

January 23, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Michigan launched online sports betting today, just two days prior to a pair of hotly contested NFL conference championships. With online sportsbooks now live in the Great Lakes State, Michiganders can place bets on these two games leading up to Super Bowl LV.  NFC Championship: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers, Sunday 1/24 at […]

FanDuel Sportsbook And Casino Now Live In Michigan

January 22, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Now that Michigan’s online sportsbook and casino sites are live, operators are ramping up their bonus offers and odds boosts.  FanDuel is just one of many providers that went live today in the highly anticipated Michigan market. The Flutter Entertainment-owned company is expected to be a major competitor in both the online casino and digital […]

How to Get Started With Michigan Sports Betting And Online Casino Apps

January 22, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Michigan online sports betting and casinos are finally live! It’s an exciting time to be a gambling enthusiast in the Wolverine State, with a plethora of new options now available within the state’s borders. It’s a lot to take in, so use this four-step guide to get started. Step 1: Choose A Michigan Online Sports […]

Michigan Online Gambling Is Now Live: Here’s What You Need to Know

January 22, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The launch of online casinos and sports betting in Michigan has been a long time coming, but the wait is finally over. Whether you’re a blackjack expert or a sports betting sharp, you can now legally gamble online within Michigan’s borders. Michigan Online Gambling Partnerships In preparation for the state’s online gambling launch, Michigan’s casino […]