Toronto-based media firm theScore Inc has announced this week that it can now officially begin operating mobile sports betting in New Jersey. Following the successful completion of its regulatory soft-launch period, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has granted the company approval to proceed with the full implementation of its mobile sports wagering applications in the state. 

In a brief statement confirming the news, the company said that it remains on schedule for its anticipated state-wide launch, as previously disclosed.

Prior to the announcement, Founder and CEO John Levy described the New Jersey approval as a “…huge milestone and a result of the tireless hard work that has gone into getting our sportsbook ready for launch”. He said: “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.”

The firm has already gone public with plans to grow its US mobile sports betting platform through a strategic multi-state market access framework agreement with North America’s biggest regional gaming operator Penn National Gaming

Under the terms of the partnership, theScore will be able to offer online and mobile sports betting and i-gaming applications in 11 states where Penn National operates casinos and racetracks, subject to applicable state gaming laws and regulations.