The founding family behind TheScore, the Levy family, is set to step down from their roles at Penn Interactive, the interactive gaming arm of Penn Entertainment. John Levy will be the first to leave in mid-February, followed by Benjie, Aubrey, and Noah in April as part of a planned leadership transition.

According to Penn Entertainment CEO Jay Snowden, the transition plan aligns with the completion of the migration to the proprietary technology platform, TheScore’s media and betting business delivering record results, and the successful start of ESPN Bet. Snowden also praised the Levys as successful entrepreneurs and pioneers in the sports media and gaming industry, expressing pride in their accomplishments and the development of a talented team at Penn Interactive.

As the Levys exit, Penn is in the final stages of its search for a new head of interactive. Since October 2021, Benjie Levy has been leading Penn Interactive following the acquisition of TheScore by Penn Entertainment. The acquisition also led to achievements such as the launch of TheScore Bet in Ontario and the transition to a proprietary technology stack.

However, the most significant milestone has been the launch of ESPN Bet in November 2023, resulting from a partnership with ESPN. As Penn gears up for its next phase of growth, the Levys expressed pride in their accomplishments and confidence in the team’s ability to build upon their successful foundation at TheScore.

John Levy emphasized the commitment and innovation of the team in launching and developing products to provide the best fan experience, noting the success of TheScore and TheScore Bet in Ontario and ESPN Bet in the US. Looking ahead, he expressed confidence in the strategy of empowering fans with a seamlessly integrated media and betting experience and its potential to differentiate the online gaming business in the future.

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