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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.

Two New Payment Options Available At Michigan Online Gambling Sites

June 4, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Since launching on January 22, 2021, the Michigan online gambling market has been incredibly successful. And now, it stands to grow even more, thanks to two new payment methods available at specific Michigan online casino and sports betting sites.  Golden Nugget is expanding its partnership with Paysafe into the Michigan online gambling market, adding a […]

Detroit Casinos Report $108.98 Million In April Revenue

May 11, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Detroit’s three commercial casinos–MGM Grand, Greektown, and MotorCity, reported $108.98 million in monthly aggregate revenue for April 2021. The casinos continue to operate at limited capacity due to the risks presented by the continuing spread of COVID-19.  In total, table games and slots accounted for $107.44 million of that revenue. Retails sports betting brought in […]

PointsBet Online Casino Launching In Michigan Today

May 4, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Today, the Michigan Gaming Control Board approved the Lac Vieux Desert tribe and partner PointsBet for an online casino launch.  Following the approval, PointsBet is expected to launch its Michigan online casino platform in partnership with the Lac Vieux Desert tribe this morning. PointsBet will become the 12th operator to go live with online casino […]

Play Gun Lake Approved For Michigan Online Casino Launch

April 23, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The Michigan Gaming Control Board is making all sorts of moves today. This morning, the group authorized the Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan to launch online casino gaming, effective immediately.  The Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi Indians owns and operates Gun Lake Casino in Wayland Michigan. The casino is partnered with Parx […]

That Was Fast: Governor Whitmer Appoints New MGCB Executive Director

April 23, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Barely an hour after the Michigan Gaming Control Board announced Executive Director Richard S. Kalm’s departure, Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed his replacement.  Henry L. Williams, Jr. will become the next Executive Director of the MGCB, pending approval of the appointment by the state senate.  “The mission of the Gaming Control Board is to ensure […]

MGCB Executive Director Richard S. Kalm Stepping Down

April 23, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Richard S. Kalm, Executive Director of the Michigan Gaming Control Board, announced today that he will leave his position. Kalm will depart the Board after Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer chooses his successor and the state senate confirms the new appointment.  “I’ve had a great run and accomplished my final goal with the successful launch of […]

Caesars Completes Acquisition Of William Hill

April 22, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

In a huge move for the sports betting industry, Caesars has announced that it has completed its acquisition of William Hill. The acquisition set Caesars Entertainment back a cool $4 billion, giving the company an added edge in the sports betting market with one of the leading US operators now under its corporate umbrella.  “We […]

Detroit Casinos Report $113.84 Million In March Revenue

April 13, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Detroit’s commercial casinos reported $113.84 million in monthly revenue for March 2021. During that time, the properties were operating wat limited capacity.  The land-based revenue breakdown for Detroit’s casinos highly favors slots and table games, which generated $110.87 million. Retail sports betting, meanwhile, nabbed $2.97 million. Michigan launched online sports betting in January, so it […]

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. […]