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Cole Rush

Cole Rush

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Cole Rush is a contributor for PlayiLottery who spent six years working at Scientific Games, one of the world's leading lottery operators. He writes for a handful of Catena Media sites, covering online lottery, iGaming, sports betting, and more. A prolific writer in the US gaming market, Cole also has bylines at iGaming Business, ICE 365, and IGB North America. You can email him at [email protected].

Years of experience in the lottery industry

He kickstarted his career with an internship at WMS Gaming, which was later acquired by Scientific Games — one of the leading operators in the US lottery and iLottery market.

Following his six-year stint embedded in the lottery industry at Scientific Games, Cole made the leap to freelance journalism in 2020.

What does Cole Rush love to write?

Cole covers every nook and cranny of gambling, including lottery, online casinos, sports betting, new markets, and much more. He particularly enjoys covering the weirdest, wackiest corners of the gaming world: obscure and under-appreciated games, and gambling’s inextricable relationship with pop culture.

Though his expertise includes the entire US gambling industry, Cole is a Chicago native, which makes him especially familiar with lottery operations in Illinois.

Cole received his degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa.

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