Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX: SCR) (“theScore” or “the Company”), has announced that its subsidiary, Score Digital Sports Ventures Inc. (“theScore Bet”), has joined the National Council on Problem Gambling (“NCPG”), reaffirming the Company’s commitment to responsible gaming as it expands its mobile sportsbook, theScore Bet, across North America.
The NCPG is the leading national organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction. theScore’s Platinum Membership with the NCPG enables the Company to play an increased role in supporting the organization in its goal of increasing public awareness of gambling addiction, ensuring the widespread availability of treatment for people experiencing gambling disorders and their families, and encouraging research and programs for prevention of gambling problems.
“The NCPG serves as an important voice in championing responsible gaming and we are proud to support the organization and its ongoing mission,” said Josh Sidsworth, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of theScore. “There is no bigger priority for us than ensuring the best and safest possible experience for theScore Bet users. Partnering with the NCPG further deepens our commitment to responsible gaming, providing valuable resources as legal mobile sports betting and iGaming continue to grow across North America.”
“We’re excited that theScore Bet has joined NCPG, as they bring extensive experience around engaging with millions of sports fans on mobile devices across their media and gaming platforms,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG. “Their broad reach and commitment to responsible gaming will be a tremendous asset to NCPG as we continue to raise awareness around problem gambling and the resources available to support those impacted.”
The partnership helps build upon NCPG’s efforts, including the Safer Sports Betting Initiative and Internet Responsible Gambling Standards, that assist gambling operators by providing best-practice responsible gambling policies and procedures for all online gambling activities, including sports betting. theScore supports these initiatives to help reduce the risk of problem gambling and gambling addiction.
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About Score Media and Gaming Inc.
Score Media and Gaming Inc. empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its media app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular in North America, delivering fans highly-personalized live scores, news, stats, and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues, and players. The Company’s sports betting app ‘theScore Bet’ delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience and is currently available to place wagers in New Jersey, Colorado, and Indiana. Publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (SCR), theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.
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