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theScore joins National Council on Problem Gambling


Canadian betting and sports media business theScore has announced that its Score Digital Sports Ventures (theScore Bet) subsidiary has become a platinum member of the US National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

As a platinum member, theScore will work with the organization to increase public awareness of gambling addiction and campaign for greater treatment for those who suffering from gambling-related harm.

The operator will also join other NCPG members in calling for further research and programs to prevent gambling problems.

theScore’s general counsel and chief compliance officer Josh Sidsworth said the new membership reaffirms the operator’s commitment to responsible gambling as it seeks to expands its theScore Bet brand across North America.

“The NCPG serves as an important voice in championing responsible gaming and we are proud to support the organization and its ongoing mission,” Sidworth said.

“Partnering with the NCPG further deepens our commitment to responsible gaming, providing valuable resources as legal mobile sports betting and iGaming continue to grow across North America.”

NCPG executive director Keith Whyte added: “theScore’s broad reach and commitment to responsible gaming will be a tremendous asset to NCPG as we continue to raise awareness around problem gambling and the resources available to support those impacted.”

The membership agreement come after theScore last month began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Trading under the ‘SCR’ stock ticker, the launch came following its graduation from the TSX Venture Exchange.