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.

Bally’s Richmond Casino Proposal Allows City’s Residents To Purchase Equity

April 19, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Bally’s Corporation, a finalist for Virginia’s Richmond casino project, announced today that it will “provide the opportunity for all Richmond residents to purchase an equity interest in, and become partial owners of, Bally’s Richmond.”  To roll out the program that allows this, Bally’s partnered with David Walton, a Richmond-based entrepreneur. Walton will help generate awareness […]

Virginia Sports Betting Expands As License Cap Increases

March 31, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Virginia sports betting originally looked slated to include a total of 12 licenses. But due to a legal hiccup, the state’s regulations counted Virginia’s five upcoming casino licenses against that 12 license maximum.  Today, however, Governor Ralph Northam signed SB 1254 and HB 1847, rectifying the issue.  Now, Virginia sports betting law is abundantly clear […]

WynnBET And NASCAR To Build Sports Betting Lounge At Richmond Raceway

March 17, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Virginia’s Richmond Raceway will soon be home to a retail sports betting lounge. The popular NASCAR venue will leverage its partnership with Wynn Resorts to offer land-based sports betting at the track, according to NBC12. This news is the latest development in a long line of good news for WynBET and sports betting in Virginia. […]

William Hill Virginia Offers Reduced Juice on NBA Games

February 12, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

William Hill Virginia is offering a special “Reduce The Juice” campaign on Friday, February 12. The promotion is available to Virginia sports bettors, with a special added bonus for new William Hill sportsbook bettors.  Reduce The Juice will be available for two NBA games scheduled for today, February 12, 2021: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas […]

William Hill Sportsbook Now Live In Virginia; $500 Risk-Free First Bet

February 3, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Virginia is now home to a total of five online sportsbooks. Following The Virginia Lottery’s approval of the platform on January 27, William Hill launched in the state today at noon local time. William Hill’s Virginia sportsbook is officially live and taking bets, just in time for Super Bowl LV. This is Virginia’s fifth sportsbook […]

BetRivers Sportsbook Now Available In Virginia

January 27, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

The sportsbooks just keep coming: BetRivers is officially live in Virginia, bringing the tally of Commonwealth sports betting sites to five. BetRivers launched today, bringing 24/7 online sports betting to players in Old Dominion. BetRivers is operated by Rush Street Interactive (RSI). “We have become the preferred online gaming operator for tens of thousands of […]

BetMGM Sportsbook Launches In Virginia

January 27, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

BetMGM sportsbook launched in Virginia today, making it the third sports betting platform live in the state. The Roar Digital-run sportsbook follows FanDuel and DraftKings in the Commonwealth.  “We’re ecstatic that BetMGM is one of the first mobile sports betting platforms to launch in Virginia,” said BetMGM CEO Adam Greenblatt. “Virginians are passionate sports fans, […]

DraftKings Sportsbook Now Live In Virginia

January 25, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

DraftKings sportsbook has come to Virginia. The company launched its sports betting platform on January 24 in Old Dominion, closely following rival FanDuel, which launched a few days prior.  Virginia marks the twelfth state in which DraftKings is live with an online sportsbook.  DraftKings went live on Sunday just ahead of the conference championship games […]

FanDuel Sportsbook Launching In Virginia Today

January 21, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Virginia sports betting is set to launch today, and it appears FanDuel will be the first (or one of the first) operators to launch in the state this afternoon. Yesterday, FanDuel announced on its official Twitter account that the sportsbook would launch in Virginia “tomorrow,” indicating a launch date of Thursday, January 21.  This comes […]

Virginia Sports Betting Could Launch Before The Super Bowl

January 6, 2021 | By: Cole Rush

Virginia is ramping up for a sports betting launch that could see platforms go live in time for the Super Bowl. According to WUSA9, Kevin Hall the Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery expects to approve the state’s first online sports betting licenses within two to three weeks. If this happens, operators could launch before […]