- theScore will operate a sports betting app in NJ through their partnership with Darby Development LLC, the operators of Monmouth Park Racetrack.
- Last month, theScore announced a partnership with Penn National Gaming Inc. that gives them access to sports betting skins contingent upon regulatory approvals.
- theScore currently has a sports media app that has an audience of about four million across the US.
OCEANPORT, N.J. – The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has given initial approval for theScore to operate their first online sportsbook in N.J.
According to a press release from theScore, the company will have to undergo a soft-launch testing period and will have to pass through a select group of sports bettors in the state in order to unveil it’s full-fledged sports betting app.
“This is a huge milestone and a result of the tireless hard work that has gone into getting our sportsbook ready for launch,” said John Levy, Founder and CEO of theScore. “We can’t wait to debut a best-in-class sports betting offering in New Jersey, delivering a truly unique and holistic sports media and wagering experience for fans.”
Currently, theScore operates a sports media app for both iPhone and Android users. That app holds an audience of about four million active monthly users and spans across every state in the U.S.
The company’s mobile sports betting app in New Jersey will be powered through the sportsbook provider Bet.Works. It also comes through a partnership made with Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth Park, in December of 2018.
However, theScore is looking to expand its sports betting footprint in the U.S beyond the Garden State.
Last month, the company signed a deal with Penn National Gaming Inc. which gives them market access in states that have a Penn National property and legal sports betting. The deal is contingent on each state’s sports betting laws.
– In his career, Hasan has worked both local and state government positions—including the Attorney General’s Office in Florida. On top of being familiar with the legislative process, he has also been researching and writing on the legality of sports betting across the US. Outside of work you’ll most likely find him producing or playing music, playing sports, or working on creative writing projects. You’ll also catch him at Doak Campbell Stadium cheering on the Noles.