theScore Bet Receives Accreditation from the Responsible Gaming Council

theScore Bet Receives Accreditation from the Responsible Gaming Council

Penn National Gaming announced Wednesday that theScore Bet, one of their subsidiaries, has received the RG Check iGaming Accreditation from the Responsible Gaming Council.

ltheScore was acquired by Penn National Gaming in early August 2021 for $2 billion in cash and shortly after announced it would be housing operations in a Downtown Toronto complex.

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What it Means For theScore

This accreditation marks theScore Bet as the first prospective private operator to receive this accreditation in all of Ontario.

The RG Check iGaming Accreditation, based in Toronto, is “widely regarded as one of the most comprehensive responsible gambling accreditation programs in the world”.

“Receiving RG Check Accreditation demonstrates our unwavering commitment to responsible gaming,” Josh Sidsworth, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, theScore Bet, said in a news release. “We elected to undergo RG Check Accreditation to ensure that we are positioned to deliver the best and safest possible experience for our players.

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“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.”

The RG Check was developed by the Responsible Gaming Council after consulting with gambling providers, policymakers, and those that have experienced harm from problem gambling and this accreditation “helps gambling operators evaluate, monitor and manage all aspects of their RG strategy.”

This is yet another stepping stone for theScore Bet to begin offering internet sports betting in Ontario.

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“Congratulations to theScore Bet on achieving RG Check Accreditation,” Shelley White, CEO of the Responsible Gambling Council, said in the release. “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.”

Before this accreditation, theScore Bet partnered with Golf Canada to become its official gaming partner and also received the Gaming Labs Internation certification in Ontario after showing gaming platform compliance to the Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming, thus satisfying one of the pre-launch requirements.