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– Penn National Gaming expands its online gaming footprint to Canada’s most populous province –
WYOMISSING, Pa. & TORONTO — Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) (“Penn National” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Score Digital Sports Ventures (Canada) Inc. (“theScore Bet”) officially launched the score bet mobile sports betting and casino in Ontario. theScore Bet, which is available on iOS and Android devices, went live at 12:01 a.m. ET on April 4.
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“Today’s launch is significant because it expands Penn National’s online gaming business into a jurisdiction that is expected to be one of the largest regulated markets in North America,” said Jay Snowden, president and CEO of Penn National. “We are proud to enter this market behind a trusted and authentic Canadian brand that resonates deeply with Ontarians. From the outset, the Levy family and theScore team have been instrumental in advocating for the legalization of single event sports betting and the creation of Ontario’s framework. With its large user base, superior technology and mobile gaming expertise, theScore Bet is in a strong position and I am very encouraged by the opportunity ahead.
“Today is momentous as we are finally able to participate in a regulated gaming market in our home country,” said John Levy, CEO of theScore. “We commend the Ontario government for its leadership in creating and implementing a safe, user-friendly and commercial marketplace. We have actively prepared for this opportunity, including aggressively hiring to further develop our Toronto-based workforce with a focus on massive investments in technology and engineering. theScore has been part of the fabric of the Canadian sports scene for 25 years and the launch of theScore Bet in Ontario is the next step in the evolution of how we serve fans. We are delighted to officially introduce theScore Bet to our home province and provide our long-time users with an unparalleled integrated media and betting experience. Today marks the completion of a huge project by the entire theScore family and we are proud to be part of this historic moment for Ontario.
theScore Bet offers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience, including a full range of pre-match and in-play betting types across all major leagues and sporting events. theScore Bet integrates with the company’s flagship media application, theScore, to deliver a suite of industry-leading features that bring media and betting together in one ecosystem. The BET MODE feature makes it easier for fans to use theScore’s in-depth data, statistics and content without interruption to inform their bets before placing and tracking their bets seamlessly.
The launch of theScore Bet includes the launch of its online casino product, which is seamlessly integrated with its online sports betting site and features live dealer games, digital slots and table games such as blackjack, baccarat and roulette, plus exclusive blackjack tables with live dealers. The initial list of games from theScore Bet includes those from highly reputable provider Evolution Games. It will soon expand its offering to also include games from Penn Game Studios, Penn National’s in-house game studio.
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theScore, Canada’s digital sports media leader, is headquartered in Toronto and its roots in the city date back to 1997. In 2019, theScore made history by becoming the first media company in North America to launch a mobile bookmaker, theScore Bet.
TheScore Bet app can be downloaded anywhere in Canada, but users must be 19+ and physically located in Ontario to bet. theScore Bet is registered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario as an online gaming operator and operates in Ontario as iGaming Ontario.
For more information on the Score bet, visit www.thescore.bet/ontario.
theScore, a wholly owned subsidiary of Penn National Gaming (Nasdaq: PENN), empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its “theScore” multimedia app is one of the most popular in North America, providing fans with highly personalized live scores, news, stats and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues and players. TheScore sports betting app “theScore Bet” provides an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience and is currently available to place bets in New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa and Home Province of business, Ontario. theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.
About Penn National Gaming
With the largest and most diverse regional gaming footprint in the nation, comprising 44 properties in 20 states, Penn National is a highly innovative omnichannel provider of retail and online gaming, live racing and sports betting. Our wholly-owned interactive division, Penn Interactive, operates retail sportsbooks across the company’s portfolio, as well as online social casino, bingo and iCasino products. In February 2020, Penn National entered into a strategic partnership with Barstool Sports, whereby Barstool exclusively promotes the company’s land-based and online casinos and sportsbook products, including the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app, to its domestic audience. Additionally, in October 2021, Penn National acquired Score Media and Gaming, Inc. (“theScore”). Combined with the power of Barstool Sports and theScore, Penn National has become the North American leader in digital, entertainment, sports content, games and technology. The company’s omnichannel approach is further enhanced by its mychoice loyalty program, which rewards and recognizes its more than 25 million members for their loyalty to retail and online gaming and sports betting products with the entire the most dynamic offerings, experiences and service levels. in industry.
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About iGaming Ontario
iGaming Ontario (iGO) works with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and the Government of Ontario to provide the province with world-class online gaming experiences in a secure environment, helping protect consumers and provide more choice. Gaming companies (operators) that have been successfully registered with the AGCO and signed an operating agreement with iGO can offer their games to players in Ontario on behalf of the province. Through these relationships, gaming revenue will be shared with the Ontario government to be used in support of provincial priorities. To learn more, visit us at iGamingOntario.ca.
For more information:
Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
Penn National Gaming
Vice President, Communications
917-722-3888 ext. 706