GREENVILLE, N.C. – October 18, 2022 – Game Plan, the leader in total athlete development, and Penn Interactive, LLC, have entered into a partnership to provide college athletic departments a comprehensive instructional program focused on game integrity and emerging career opportunities associated with the regulated online sports wagering industry. Through Game Plan’s popular eLearning platform, the program will feature robust content that educates and informs student-athletes about NCAA bylaws in connection with this rapidly growing industry. The platform will incorporate insights from Penn Interactive, one of North America’s largest and most innovative regulated online gaming providers.
“The college sports and regulated sports wagering landscapes have both evolved significantly in recent years,” said Vin McCaffrey, CEO of Game Plan. “As they each undergo unprecedented changes, it’s more important now than ever to ensure student-athletes at every level receive an education on how legal sports wagering and college sports can coexist and positively impact the integrity of college athletics.”
Penn Interactive, which operates the online sports wagering platform Barstool Sportsbook, is at the forefront of the growing online gaming industry. Its expertise will be integral in delivering premier educational and career resources to student-athletes across the country.
Game Plan and Penn Interactive kick off their partnership with a virtual event featuring industry executives on Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26. This event will give athletes an in-depth look at the various stakeholders in the online sports wagering space and the emerging career opportunities available for young professionals. RSVP for the event here.
The content collaboration is the latest for Game Plan, which works with businesses, organizations, and thought leaders around the country on developmental programming tailored to the journey of the athlete. It continually seeks partners who will enhance its leading education and career services platform.
About Game Plan
Game Plan is a pioneer in the intersection of education, sports, and technology. Since 2008, it has been dedicated to guiding 100% of athletes through 100% of their journey. For more information, visit https://wearegameplan.com/.
About Penn Interactive
Penn Interactive, LLC. is the wholly owned interactive division of PENN Entertainment, Inc, North America’s leading provider of integrated entertainment, sports content and casino gaming experiences. PENN operates 43 properties in 20 states, online sports betting in 14 jurisdictions and iCasino in five under a portfolio of well-recognized brands including Hollywood Casino, L’Auberge, Barstool Sportsbook and theScore Bet. PENN’s highly differentiated strategy, which is focused on organic cross-sell opportunities, is reinforced by its investments in owned technology, including a state-of-the-art media and betting platform and an in-house iCasino content studio. The Company’s portfolio is further bolstered by its industry-leading mychoice customer loyalty program, which offers its over 26 million members a unique set of rewards and experiences across business channels. PENN is deeply committed to fostering a culture that welcomes a diverse set of customers and dedicated team members. The Company has been consistently ranked in the top two as “Employer of First Choice” over the last nine years in the Bristol Associates-Spectrum Gaming’s Executive Satisfaction Survey. In addition, as a long-standing good corporate citizen, Penn is committed to being a trusted and valued member of its communities and a responsible steward of our finite natural resources.
Worth Gregory, Vice President, Marketing, Game Plan
Dan Sabreen, Vice President, Communications, PENN Entertainment
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