With the launch of theScore bet sportsbook app in New Jersey, prolific media company theScore entered into the online sports betting arena. The mobile-only sports betting app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and available for download through the Apple App Store or directly via the mobile site.
While bettors in the Garden State were the first to experience its features, it is now available in Colorado and Indiana, too. The company is expected to announce its arrival in Iowa in early 2021, subject to regulatory approval. We took the app for a test-drive so keep reading to see how it stacks up against the competition.
Several bonuses and promotions are available for bettors in New Jersey, Colorado, and Indiana. These include a risk-free first bet — consider this the welcome bonus — and a first deposit match bonus for new users. Expect to come across weekly specials as you navigate the platform.
Sign-up bonus for new users
New users to theScore Bet can claim a first deposit match bonus of up to $1,000. This bonus unlocks 5% cashback as users place bets — win, lose or draw. Plus, new users can place their first bet risk-free up to $500. That means, if your first bet loses, theScore Bet will award you a free bet worth 100% of the amount wagered, up to a maximum of $500. The free bet must be used within seven days on any market up to +300 odds.
On-going promotions and bonuses
Existing users of theScore Bet can take advantage of a wide range of promotions and offers, including free bets, odds boosts, reduced juice, deposit matches, bet insurance, cashback, and more. For the 2020-21 NFL Season, theScore Bet is offering eligible users a weekly $5 free bet for all 17 weeks of the season if they make a $50-plus futures bet on the Super Bowl champion market.
Although the mobile app does not currently support many deposit methods, it does cover the basics. Bettors in New Jersey can swiftly and securely add funds to their accounts by using these available options:
|Deposit Method||Fee||Process Time||Minimum Deposit|
|Free||Up to 3 banking days||$10|
Winnings can be withdrawn upon account verification with government-issued identification. Processing times range between 24-72 hours.
|Withdrawal Method||Fee||Process Time||Minimum Withdrawal|
|Free||3-5 banking days||$10|
|Free||3-6 banking days||$10|
|Free||Up to 3 banking days||$10|
The mobile app for theScore Bet sportsbook has a similar look and feel to the brand’s popular sports media app. The familiar and easy-to-navigate interface incorporates several key features, such as live betting and early cash out.
Sports bettors in the U.S. are active within the live betting section and theScore Bet does well here. The feature is easily accessible within the dashboard for quick access. While the schedule is not the most comprehensive in the market, it covers the big matchups across the major leagues and associations.
Early cash out
The cash-out feature is accessed via the ‘My Bets’ section and available to users once their bet(s) has been placed. While the early cash out functionality is not supported for all bets, the offering here is quite good. Bettors can choose to cash out the entire amount or a portion of the bet at the given price, before the game ends.
The sportsbook offers comprehensive coverage of the major sports and events within the U.S. Several international leagues have been overlooked, however, and it does not support as many markets as some of its competitors.
9 active markets including:
There is a wide-range of bet types to consider when adding selections to betting slips.
theScore is a media and gaming company based in Toronto, specialising in sports news and stats, making it a great fit for online sports betting. The new theScore Bet app was launched in New Jersey with a license from the Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE), and subsequently debuted in Colorado and Indiana with respective regulatory licenses. The mobile app offers secure connections and safe banking transactions.
New Jersey DGE
Colorado Department of Revenue
Indiana Gaming Commission
Coverage for new and existing players is extensive, with customer service channels supported 24/7. An extensive help center provides additional information and users can always reach the support team directly.
As we mentioned earlier, theScore Bet app is currently available for download via iOS and Android apps only. The iPhone app can be downloaded at the Apple App Store, while the Android version can be downloaded directly from the site. Both are free and easy to install. Bettors are greeted with an aesthetically pleasing interface which displays the main leagues and an easily found button for the live betting section. Users can start to place their bets shortly after registration is confirmed and funds deposited.
Integration with theScore Sports mobile app
Recently, the company launched ‘Bet Section’, a dedicated home within theScore media app that delivers highly personalized betting features such as prioritized and tailored markets, exclusive promotions and the ability to create a bet slip. theScore is unique in the way it’s able to integrate theScore and theScore Bet as it’s the only company to house both media and betting businesses under one roof. The company has stated that it will continue to find ways to enhance the user experience by more deeply combining media and betting.
In addition to the betting app, theScore also has a sports media app that can provide useful stats and content for betting. Cross-app bet tracking is supported to instantly check scores, game updates and news for betting selections. The extra information can prove to be very useful for both pre-match and live betting.
The mobile-exclusive experience with theScore Bet is engaging and comprehensive. Bettors in New Jersey, Colorado and Indiana have access to major sporting events and an-ever improving range of sports coverage and bets.
Great odds on multiple sports
The sportsbook is targeting experienced bettors by providing some of the best odds in New Jersey, Colorado and Indiana. Sharp lines for NFL games often place theScore Bet as the leading sportsbook in the respective state.
Unique integration with theScore media app
theScore is unique in how it natively ties together the user experience across its media and gaming platforms. The new bet tracking feature, in the recently launched ‘Bet Section’, allows for a seamless experience in following the bets placed right from within the scores and news app.
Professional support service
We were impressed with the quality of the customer support service during our review of theScore Bet sportsbook. The team is very professional and happy to answer all of your questions by live chat, phone and email.
Betting from anywhere within NJ, IN and CO
The lack of an instant version or a dedicated client for desktop devices can be a problem for some customers. However, the mobile apps will most likely appeal to bettors who are always on the move and to fans of the theScore’s sports app.
Yes, theScore Bet is a legitimate online sports betting app available on iOS and Android devices. The operator holds the necessary licenses in New Jersey, Indiana, and Colorado.
Bettors in New Jersey, Colorado and Indiana can start betting with theScore Bet. The company expects Iowa to enter into the fold in early 2021, subject to regulatory approval.
theScore Bet offers new players a $1,000 deposit match and $500 risk-free bet — more details can be found in our review. Several other promotions follow once bettors become more active on the platform.
These are the most popular games for betting through the app are the NFL, NHL, NBA, EPL, college football and college basketball.
No, deposits via Bitcoin are not accepted. Instead, several payment methods from the cashier can be made in U.S. dollars.
Yes. Withdrawals from theScore Bet are available following submission and verification of valid identification. Withdrawals can also be made to your Play+ card, by bank transfer or directly from the Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey.
Withdrawals from theScore Bet are processed within three banking days and it may take an additional three more banking days to receive the funds by bank transfer.
Inquiries and questions can be addressed through the live chat feature. Alternatively, submissions can be made via email and agents are available by telephone