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.

Detroit Casino Revenue Sees 60% Drop Due To Ongoing Closures

July 21, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Detroit’s three casino properties remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The closures, which started in March and have continued into July, have caused a 60% drop in revenue for the city’s casinos compared to this time last year. Michigan’s largest city is home to three gambling properties: Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino, and MGM […]

Retail Sportsbook Now Live At Four Winds Casinos’ Michigan Properties

July 14, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Sports betting is now live at the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos properties in New Buffalo, Hartford, and Dowagiac. To commemorate the launch, former Chicago Bears legend and Super Bowl champion Steve “Mongo” McMichael placed the first bet at Four Winds New Buffalo. His wager of choice? $20 on the Chicago Bears to […]

Michigan Pushes Early Online Gambling Kickoff To Boost State Revenue

June 17, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Michigan lawmakers have introduced a bill that would kickstart online gambling ahead of schedule in the hopes the additional revenue would help buoy the state’s economy in the wake of Covid-19. The Great Lakes State approved online gaming and sports betting in late 2019. In March 2020, the state saw the launch of its first […]