Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore” or the “Company”) today launched its highly anticipated sports betting app in New Jersey, making history by becoming the first media company in North America to create and operate a mobile sportsbook in the United States.
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theScore Bet - now taking bets in New Jersey on iOS and Android. (Photo: Business Wire)
Natively built for iOS and Android devices, theScore Bet is a comprehensive mobile sports betting platform, uniquely integrated with theScore’s popular sports app to provide an immersive and holistic sports betting experience.
With an easy-to-use interface, theScore Bet delivers a sports betting experience with a wide variety of pre-game and in-game markets and betting options, lightning-fast scores and in-game data, great features like early cash-out, and easy and secure deposit and withdrawal options.
Moreover, theScore Bet provides a distinctly unique experience when paired with theScore’s sports app, unlocking a seamlessly integrated offering of media and sports betting. Users’ favorite teams, leagues, and games from theScore sports app sync automatically to show personalized betting options in theScore Bet, while any wagers placed can then be tracked in real-time on theScore.
To support this cross-platform experience, users of theScore can also unlock an even deeper data and content offering for betting, with theScore’s new Bet Mode feature. When activated, users get instant access to even faster scoring updates and data, real-time odds, live bet tracking, additional betting content, and seamless betting calls-to-action, intelligently embedded throughout theScore sports app.
“theScore Bet is a completely unique and ground-breaking mobile sports betting experience,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore. “Our team has launched a best-in-class sports betting app that’s also been seamlessly integrated with our market-leading media app. Millions of sports fans all over North America were already using theScore, with many relying on our data and content to help inform their betting decisions. Now, starting with fans in New Jersey, we’ll be able to bring the bet right to them. We’ve always believed sports betting is just one facet of the overall fan experience, and now with theScore Bet we can deliver sports betting the way it was meant to be.”
At launch, fans will be able to place bets on NFL and NCAA football, NBA and NCAA basketball, MLB baseball, NHL hockey, as well as soccer from the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and MLS, with support for more sports and competitions, including golf, tennis, and combat sports, coming soon.
Built from the ground-up by the product team behind theScore’s industry-leading sports app and incorporating backend sports betting platform technology from Bet.Works, theScore Bet is available to download across the United States, with wagering currently supported within the state of New Jersey. theScore Bet is authorized to operate in New Jersey by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, via its market access agreement with Darby Development LLC, the operator of Monmouth Park Racetrack. theScore also has market access across 11 additional states via its partnership with Penn National Gaming, subject to the enactment of state gaming laws and regulations and the receipt of relevant licenses and approvals.
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About Score Media and Gaming Inc.
Score Media & 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 mobile sports betting app ‘theScore Bet’ delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience. Natively built for iOS and Android devices, theScore Bet is deeply integrated with theScore’s media app and is currently available to residents of New Jersey. Publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (SCR), theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.
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