• Score Media has recently gone public on the NASDAQ.
  • Score Media’s shares have boomed following speculation that DraftKings may move to acquire the company.
  • No confirmation from either DraftKings or Score Media has been made about the potential takeover.

BOSTONScore Media & Gaming has seen a lot of success in the legal sports betting arena and has recently become a publicly-traded company on the NASDAQ.

With the success of theScore Bet sports betting mobile app, some investors are expecting growing interest from DraftKings to become a full-on takeover.

While no confirmation has come from either company, Score Media’s shares have seen steady increases as rumors continue to spiral.

DraftKings Seeking Growth

With theScore gaining traction in the legal sports betting market, it is understandable why the operator would be an attractive acquisition for other entities.

Since going public, theScore’s parent company has seen an influx in interest from many established legal sports betting operations. DraftKings has seen the most rumors surrounding a possible purchase of Score Media.

This has had a positive effect on Score Media’s bottom line, with shares seeing 6% gains as rumors continue to grow.

While the speculation surrounding DraftKings purchasing theScore is putting investors in a frenzy, theScore is not the only media company rumored to be on DraftKings’ radar. Meadowlark Media, Run It Once poker brand, and X Games are all potential acquisitions.

“It’s no surprise to see that all rumored targets are media companies,” said Shadd Dales, an industry insider.

The reason many experts believe DraftKings is looking to purchase more media outlets is to expand its market share is the ever-growing presence of Barstool Sports.

The sports media company has already become a major player on the market, topping DraftKings in its first 10 days of operation in Michigan. DraftKings is looking to maintain its edge against the Penn National product with a potential purchase of theScore.

This is all speculation at this time. There has been no confirmation from either DraftKings or theScore whether or not a conversation is even being had between the legal sportsbooks.

For now, theScore continues to enjoy the early success of being a publicly-traded legal sports betting entity on the market.

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