Settling theScore; Levy family step down Penn Interactive leadership

February 1, 2024
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John, Benjie, Aubrey and Noah Levy will be stepping down between mid-February and April.

Penn Entertainment has announced that the founding family of theScore, the Levys, will be stepping down from their leadership roles at Penn Interactive. John Levy is expected to leave the company in mid-February, while Benjie, Aubrey and Noah Levy will be departing in April.

Aubrey Levy has previously been a guest on the Huddle.

Penn acquired theScore back in 2021, with Penn’s Interactive unit headed by Benjie and John Levy as Head of Interactive and Executive Chairman of the theScore, respectively. Since the acquisition, theScore has gone on to launch in a variety of markets including Ontario in 2022 and was announced as an official partner of the NHL in late 2023 alongside another Penn company, ESPN Bet.  

Despite the acquisition, however, theScore’s sportsbook division left the US market in 2022, with some suspecting the acquisition by Penn to be a reason behind theScore’s sportsbook shortcomings.  

On the departure of the Levys, Penn CEO Jay Snowden said, “This transition plan comes at a natural inflection point, with the migration to our proprietary technology platform complete, theScore's media and betting business delivering record results and ESPN Bet off to a strong start.”

Snowden went on to praise the entrepreneurial talents of the family, though assured that Penn’s new team “are well prepared for this to be a seamless transition.” 

John Levy commented, stating, “The enduring success of theScore is due to the passionate and committed team that helped launch, develop and innovate our products to provide the best possible fan experience.” 

Benjie Levy concluded, adding, "Working at Penn has been extremely rewarding... We could not be more proud of this team and what we have accomplished together and we look forward to watching as they continue to build upon the successful foundation we established at theScore.” 

While a new Head of Interactive has yet to be announced, Penn is currently in the ‘final stages’ of working to secure a new position holder. 

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