Experienced gaming executive will support multi-state rollout of theScore Bet
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#sportsbetting--Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX Venture: SCR) (“theScore” or “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Josh Sidsworth as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, with immediate effect. He will be based at theScore’s head office in Toronto and will lead all legal, regulatory and compliance matters for the Company, supporting the multi-state rollout of its mobile sportsbook, theScore Bet.
Sidsworth has extensive experience in the gaming space, most recently as EVP Corporate Development and General Counsel for the NRT Group of Companies, the world's largest supplier of payment kiosk solutions to casino operators around the world.
John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore, said: “We are very excited that Josh has joined theScore team. His extensive experience will be invaluable as we plan and execute the expansion of our gaming business - from our initial footprint in New Jersey to a multi-state presence across the United States.”
Sidsworth said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of theScore and their authentic way of connecting with sports fans. Building on this connection by offering users an integrated sports media and betting experience is truly unique, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team to help them deliver on this vision.”
Launched in September, theScore Bet made history by becoming the first mobile sportsbook to be created and launched by a media company in North America. Natively built, it is a comprehensive mobile sports betting platform operating in New Jersey via a 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 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 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 place wagers in 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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