Penn National Gaming Inc subsidiary Score Digital Sports Ventures (Canada) Inc (theScore Bet), has obtained Gaming Laboratories International GLI-33 certification for its mobile sports betting and igaming app and the sportsbook player account management platform it plans to deploy in Ontario, Canada.
Securing GLI-33 certification satisfies one of the requirements that the firm must achieve before it can offer internet sports betting and igaming as a regulated operator in Ontario.
John Levy, CEO of theScore, welcomed the news, saying: “We’re pleased to be one of the first online gaming operators to secure GLI-33 certification in Ontario. We are eager to launch theScore Bet in our home market and showcase our unrivaled combination of media and gaming to fans across the province.
“This approval is a credit to our first-rate product and engineering team who have been hard at work to ready theScore Bet for launch in Ontario.”
The Province of Ontario is expected to commence regulated online igaming and sports betting with private operators in early 2022.
In a statement, theScore Bet said it looks forward to offering Ontarians its online sports betting and igaming services, subject to receipt of all regulatory approvals and satisfaction of pre-launch requirements imposed by the AGCO and iGaming Ontario.