Score Media Gains Temp Indiana Sports Wagering Licence

Score Media and Gaming Inc cleared the first hurdle this week to become operational in the Indiana state.

In a brief statement released by the company it was reported that the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) granted a temporary Sports Wagering Vendor licence to the company’s subsidiary, Score Digital Sports Ventures Inc.

TheScore said: “Receipt of this temporary license is the first step of a multi-stage regulatory approval and licensing process which must be satisfied before the company may offer wagering on theScore Bet in Indiana.

The Toronto-based sports betting company first gained market access to provide mobile sports betting in Indiana through its previously announced agreement with Penn National Gaming Inc. It said it anticipated launching of the Score Bet in Indiana later this year, subject to the fulfilment of the IGC ‘s relevant regulatory requirements by theScore and its technology vendors.

Indiana legalised sports betting, both on land and online, through last year’s passage of house bill H1015 which led to a full launch in September. Like other states that permit sports wagering, the Hoosier State saw revenues from March hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, though more mobile rallied.