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.

DraftKings Sportsbook Just Launched In Illinois: Here’s How You Can Sign Up

August 5, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

DraftKings has cemented its place in the Illinois sports betting market. The company launched online and retail sports betting in The Prairie State today in partnership with East St. Louis property Casino Queen. DraftKings is the second provider to launch online sports betting in the state, following BetRivers.  Jason Robins, DraftKings Co-Founder, Charman and CEO, […]

William Hill Debuts its First Illinois Sportsbook at Grand Victoria Casino Elgin

August 4, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

William Hill has opened its first sportsbook in the Land of Lincoln. The company launched its retail sportsbook at the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin as part of its long-term partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Aug. 3. The sportsbook features three ticket windows at the Illinois property.  David Grolman, President of Retail Operations for William […]

PointsBet Nabs Illinois Sports Betting License; Plans for August Launch

July 31, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

The Illinois Gaming Board has voted to allow a new sports betting provider to launch in the state. The board on Thursday, July 30 granted Hawthorne Race Course Inc. and its Australian partner PointsBet a master sports wagering license. PointsBet plans to launch an online sportsbook in The Prairie State by the end of August […]