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theScore first in Ontario to get responsible gaming accreditation from RGC's RG Check program

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Penn National Gaming subsidiary Score Digital Sports Ventures, which trades as theScore Bet, announced Thursday it has obtained RG Check igaming accreditation from the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), thus becoming the first prospective private market operator in Ontario to achieve this accreditation.

This accreditation process helps gambling operators evaluate, monitor, and manage all aspects of their responsible gambling strategy. It is developed in consultation with policymakers, gambling providers, players, and people who have experienced gambling harm.

Josh Sidsworth, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, theScore Bet, commented: “Receiving RG Check Accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to responsible gaming. We elected to undergo RG Check Accreditation to ensure that we are positioned to deliver the best and safest possible experience for our players. It was important to us that we completed this accreditation ahead of theScore Bet’s launch in our home market of Ontario. We’re also pleased to deepen our relationship with the Responsible Gambling Council as we further establish our responsible gaming thought leadership position in Canada.”

Shelley White, CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council, added: “Congratulations to theScore Bet on achieving RG Check Accreditation. This achievement is a strong demonstration of Penn National Gaming’s leadership in responsible gambling and prioritizing transparency, player education, and harm minimization in theScore Bet’s operations. RG Check Accreditation is an important tool for continuous improvement, providing operators with feedback and insights that help increase the effectiveness of their RG programming and manage risk. RGC commends theScore Bet on their leadership.”

In December, theScore Bet obtained Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33 certification for its mobile sports betting and igaming app and the sportsbook player account management platform.