Penn National Gaming have announced that its subsidiary, theScore Bet, have officially launched theScore Bet mobile Sportsbook and Casino in Ontario.

“Today’s launch is significant as it expands Penn National’s online gaming business to a jurisdiction that is expected to be one of the largest regulated markets in North America,” said Jay Snowden, President and CEO of Penn National.

“We’re proud to enter this market behind a trusted and authentic Canadian brand that resonates deeply with Ontarians. From the outset, the Levy family and theScore team played a meaningful role in championing the legalization of single-event sports betting and the creation of Ontario’s framework. With its large user base, superior technology and mobile gaming expertise, theScore Bet is in a strong position and I’m highly encouraged about the opportunity ahead.”

John Levy, CEO of theScore went on to add, “Today is momentous as we finally are able to participate in a regulated gaming market in our home country,” theScore.

“We applaud the Ontario government for its leadership in creating and implementing a safe, consumer-friendly and commercially minded market. We’ve been actively preparing for this opportunity, including aggressively hiring to further build out our Toronto-based workforce with a focus on investing heavily across technology and engineering. theScore has been part of the fabric of the Canadian sports scene for 25 years and theScore Bet launching in Ontario is the next step in the evolution of how we serve fans. We’re excited to officially introduce theScore Bet in our home province and provide our longtime users with an integrated media and betting experience unlike any other. Today is the realization of a huge undertaking by the entire theScore family and we’re proud to be part of this historic moment for Ontario.”

theScore Bet’s launch includes the debut of its online casino product, which is integrated with its online sportsbook and features live dealer games, digital slots and table games such as blackjack, baccarat, and roulette, and exclusive live-dealer blackjack tables. theScore Bet’s initial slate of games includes those from provider Evolution Games. It will soon expand its offering to also include games from Penn Game Studios, Penn National’s in-house game studio.