Score Media and Gaming Inc, parent of the Score sports betting firm, added support to a joint call made last week by the commissioners of five major professional sports leagues for the federal government of Canada to allow single-event sports wagering in the country.
Several key members of the Canadian government, were sent a joint statement from Adam Silver of the National Basketball Association ( NBA), Gary Bettman of the National Hockey League ( NHL), Rob Manfred of the Major League Baseball ( MLB), Don Garber of Major League Soccer (MLS), and Randy Ambrosie of the Canadian Football League (CFL) calling for the updating of the federal laws of the country to be authorised
John Levy, the Score’s founder and CEO, has previously expressed support for proposals by the provincial government of Ontario to legalise online gambling in the province, as well as calls for the legalisation of federal-level single-event sports wagers. The firm has also been an involved participant in the dialogue cycle of stakeholders in the province.
Levy declared: “We strongly support the league commissioners’ calls to promptly amend Canada’s outdated federal laws to provide a safe, regulated, and competitive sports betting environment for fans in this country.
“Sports betting is a major part of the fan experience and already takes place in Canada through the unlicensed grey market with offshore operators. For the past two years, the United States has demonstrated the kind of tangible consumer and tax benefits related to regulated sports betting that could be similarly impactful in Canada.”
He added: “We’re often asked by our Canadian users how they can bet through theScore, a sports media platform they already know and trust, versus the current list of unregulated offshore providers. When the opportunity to do that arises, theScore will be ready to offer Canadians a truly best-in-class mobile sports betting experience with theScore Bet.”