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.

IGT And Maverick Gaming Team Up To Offer Sports Betting In Colorado

November 23, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

IGT is bringing its PlaySports platform to Colorado in partnership with Maverick Gaming. IGT systems will power retail sports betting at Maverick Gaming’s three Colorado casinos. Online sports betting is on the docket, too; Play Maverick Sports will give Coloradans yet another option for online sports betting in the state, adding to an already-plentiful variety […]

PointsBet Is Live In Colorado; Here’s How You Can Sign Up

November 17, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

It’s official: Australia-based PointsBet is live with sports betting in Colorado. Hot on the heels of a few EGR North America Awards, the company has made its long-anticipated debut in The Centennial State.  PointsBet In Colorado PointsBet may have just launched in Colorado, but the company has been putting roots down in the states for […]

PointsBet Plans November Colorado Sports Betting Launch, Per Earnings Report

October 29, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

PointsBet announced that it plans to launch sports betting in Colorado sometime in November 2020. The company’s first-quarter fiscal year earnings presentation included a timeline that listed Colorado as the next big launch for PointsBet.  PointsBet secured an online sports betting master license in Colorado in April of 2020.  Also on PointsBet’s future slate is […]

BetAmerica Opens Colorado Sportsbook at Bronco Billy’s Casino

September 28, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

BetAmerica has opened its sportsbook at Bronco Billy’s Casino in Cripple Creek. Churchill Downs operates the BetAmerica retail sportsbook and plans to launch an online sports betting platform once it receives regulatory sign-off.  “Colorado is home to some of the most enthusiastic sports fans in professional and college sports and we are pleased to offer […]

PointsBet, University of Colorado Strike Landmark Sports Betting Deal

September 8, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

PointsBet and The University of Colorado have inked a five-year deal, marking a significant turning point for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA has long been against any ties to gambling or sports betting. The University Of Colorado and PointsBet deal could signal a major shift in the organization’s outlook on betting partnerships. The […]

Wynn Resorts and Scientific Games Extend Partnership to Colorado and Indiana

September 2, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

Scientific Games and Wynn Resorts have expanded their partnership to offer digital sports betting in Colorado and Indiana. Scientific Games will provide Wynn Sports with its OpenSports product and the OpenPlatform player account management tool.  Jordan Levin, Group CEO, Digital at Scientific Games, said, “We’re thrilled to be working alongside Wynn Resorts and their exceptional […]

Colorado Takes Big Step Towards Cashless Casinos to Reduce Customer Touchpoints

August 27, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has taken official steps to explore cashless gaming at casinos as part of an ongoing effort to cut down on potential vectors for coronavirus transmission. The Commission unanimously approved a resolution to explore and test the implementation of a cashless ticket in, ticket out (TITO) system at the state’s […]

Colorado Sports Betting Surged In July; 96.8% of Total Wagers Placed Online

August 26, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Gaming Division released a report showcasing a huge spike in sports betting revenue for the state in July 2020. Colorado’s third month with live sports betting brought an increase of 55% over June. The total wager amount across the Centennial State reached more than $59 million.  Colorado launches sports betting […]

Denver Broncos, BetMGM Pen Multi-Year Partnership Agreement

July 9, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

The Denver Broncos continue to establish relationships with CO sportsbooks, announcing a partnership with BetMGM today. The deal includes the first in-stadium retail sportsbook for any NFL team. Last month, the Broncos partnered with FanDuel and Betfred USA as well, bringing their total sports betting partnerships to three. To date, the Broncos are the only […]