theScore Bet Review and Bonus

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EDITOR'S OPINION

One of the more respected brands in the betting industry, theScore Bet offers a myriad of ways to bet on a multitude of sports. The ease of use with its mobile app is also serviceable for beginner and advanced bettors alike.

By Chris Wassel

Jul 9, 2021

Overview of theScore Bet

    Pros
  • Intuitive App

  • Single Game Parlays (SGP)

  • Plethora of Promotions & Odds Boosts

  • Can Bet Right from Box Scores

  • Can Get Help From theScore Community

    Cons
  • VIP Rewards System for High Rollers Only

  • Customer Support Can Be Spotty

  • No Desktop Platform (App Only)

  • Mobile experience
    10/10
  • Payment options
    7/10
  • Support
    7/10

theScore Bet QUICK FACTS

  • Established:

    2019

  • Services:

    Sports Betting

  • Available In:

    NJ, IN, CO, IA

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theScore Bet Hands-on Review

theScore Bet Sportsbook is one of the better betting apps out there. New Jersey grants me numerous options to bet, but theScore Bet is one of the best.

Back in December 2018, theScore announced plans to form a mobile sportsbook in New Jersey with Monmouth Park Racetrack after securing an official licensing partnership through Darby Development LLC. This would help pave the way for theScore to enter online and mobile betting in the state.

In July 2019, theScore and Penn National Gaming entered into an 11-state framework agreement. September 2019 saw theScore Bet launch in New Jersey with Darby Development LLC, and it has since expanded to Colorado, Indiana, and Iowa.

theScore Bet features live betting and many traditional wagering options such as Moneylines, Totals, Point Spreads, Player Props, Parlays, and more.

One of the more likable features of theScore Bet is the ability to build a parlay in a single game, usually known as Single Game Parlays. They also feature teasers on the tab of the bet slip making it quite convenient.

Is theScore Bet Sportsbook Legit?

Yes, theScore Bet Sportsbook is fully legitimate. theScore Bet is made up of a partnership between theScore Bet and Darby Development LLC in New Jersey.

Can You Win Real Money Playing at theScore Bet Sportsbook?

Yes, you can win real money at theScore Bet Sportsbook. The betting site offers regulated real money sports betting options in NJ, CO, IN, and IA, and operates with local gaming licenses in each state. For example, in the state of New Jersey, theScore Bet is licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

theScore Bet Signup Bonus

At theScore Bet Sportsbook, there is no need for a promo code to get access to the welcome bonus, which I will discuss later.

theScore Bet No-Deposit Bonus

Currently, a no-deposit bonus does not exist at theScore Bet.

Deposit Bonus

theScore Bet Sportsbook features a first-time deposit match of up to $1,000 for new users. The bonus is unlocked through a cash-back system. Bettors have 60 days from the time they make their deposit to unlock the full amount by placing bets.

Risk-Free Bet

You can get a risk-free bet of up to $500 if your first bet with the site loses. Keep in mind, it often takes a few days for the free bet to be processed into your account.

theScore Bet Promotions

theScore Bet headlines quite a few promotions in its sportsbook and casino arsenal. The following are some of their latest promotions. Some will change but generally similar promotions will exist throughout the calendar year.

Odds Boosts

theScore Bet does daily odds boosts for MLB, NBA, and NHL. And when football season comes around, they will have odds boosts on NFL games as well.

Parlay Insurance

Most parlay insurance hinges on hitting all but one leg. Typically on theScore Bet, most offers are based on 3+ leg parlays. You may have to opt-in to trigger this promotion.

You can find timely promotions for most playoff events like the NBA playoffs where a 3+ leg parlay has a free bet of up to $20. All legs must consist of bets $20 or more, however.

Other Promotions

During the sports calendar, theScore Bet constantly does special promotions for things like the NBA playoffs, NHL postseason and more. Keep an eye out for these each time you log into the app.

My theScore Bet App Experience

I like how easy theScore Bet app is. Downloading is easy as you just need to go to the App Store, search, and download. That’s it. One can do the same thing on Android devices as well. But keep in mind, the theScore app and theScore Bet Sportsbook app are separate entities when searching.

Once logged in, all the general betting functions are pretty much the same across Google and iOS interfaces. The app features the familiar buttons on the bottom that tab out in greater detail like the betslip, account, all sports, the home button.

It is essential to check promotions daily because there is always an abundance of them. Yes, some will be emailed to you if you opted in. Odds boosts and promotions are prominently displayed and are pretty straightforward to follow.

When you want to place a bet, the process is pretty straightforward. theScore Bet Sportsbook is one of the best when it comes to updated odds. It is part of why they are one of the easiest sportsbooks to use in New Jersey.

The nice thing is when you click on an event to bet there are even more options — some traditional and some non-traditional. Look for the tabs that are right in the boxscore. Again, that is extremely convenient. It is point and touch at its finest.

theScore Bet’s calling card is just how easy betting features are when it comes to the app. Simply put, it delivers. When I am typically placing a wager, I do not have time for all sorts of pop-ups, extra frills, ads with sound, and so on.

Should You Bet at theScore?

theScore Bet strives to keep its sportsbook as simple and user-friendly as possible while still offering lots of betting options. The site is kept simple by design, but theScore Bet Sportsbook goes the extra mile with their box score betting fused methods. Just push, click, and bet!

Customer service, like with any website or app, can be a little hit or miss. However, theScore Bet ironically has better ways to get support with their desktop site than their app. It is a small complaint, but a little digging for information is not a terrible minus.

With the company backed by theScore, it can be trusted. Their retail location in New Jersey is one of the better ones as far as efficiency and access to live horse racing where one can enjoy the atmosphere. Monmouth Park Racetrack has a unique ambiance.

The layout is fairly simple on the site — from easy and quick bets to single-game parlay options and much more. For myself, I look forward to their NHL and NFL odds boosts plus teaser reducers, and can find them rather easily. It’s geared towards bettors who want to place wagers quickly and efficiently without getting bogged down or overwhelmed, but there is room to explore as well if you have more time.

Some of these bets can lock a bit early, but theScore Bet Sportsbook does have very competitive odds/numbers for values.

There is also a strong community on Facebook that can be a guide to help you bet.

Again, explore all of your options with the platform itself. theScore Bet is one of the nicer books around with its convenient and easy-to-use app, which makes it worth checking out.

theScore Bet allows me to make rapid-fire bets or take a look around and gaze at all the options. If I want to spend more time, I can. It allows me to do this from one place and all from the palm of my hand. The level of convenience and the easy-to-follow format makes that big of a difference.

How To Join theScore Bet Sportsbook

Joining theScore Bet Sportsbook is easy. Since you can only access their sportsbook through a mobile app, you will need to download the theScore Bet app to your mobile device. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. While on The Game Day, you will see a “Claim Now” or “Get Bonus” button. Click it to activate the welcome bonus and be automatically taken to theScore website.
  2. Click on the appropriate download button. If you are on a desktop, theScore will send you a text message to download the app.
  3. Download the app and fill out all the relevant information you’d need at any other sportsbook during signup, such as email, name, address, last four digits of SSN, DOB, etc).
  4. Deposit and start betting!

Payment Methods Available

theScore Bet Sportsbook has plenty of options available when it comes to your deposit and withdrawal needs.

Deposit Methods

  • Online Banking
  • Cash At Counter: Available only in New Jersey at Monmouth Park Racetrack
  • theScore Bet Prepaid PLAY+: Backed by the FDIC, Play+ is a reloadable account that permits you to add to your sportsbook or casino account.
  • Debit/Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover)
  • Bank Wire Transfer

There is a $10 minimum deposit for all methods and no transaction fees. All deposit methods have an instant processing time.

Withdrawal Methods

  • Cash At Counter (appointment-only)
  • Online Banking (1-3 days) — Will need to provide voided check to verify account info
  • Debit Card (Visa-only)
  • theScore Bet Prepaid PLAY+ (1-10 business days)

Leagues You Can Bet On

There are many sports one can bet on from all over the world via theScore Bet Sportsbook. Some of the leagues include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Formula 1
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • MMA
  • Nascar
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

Bet Types

theScore Bet Sportsbook has many of the props and parlays one has grown to love and includes the following options:

  • Spreads
  • Moneylines
  • Totals
  • Futures
  • Live
  • Parlays
  • Props
  • Round Robins
  • Teasers

Rewards System

theScore Bet Sportsbook does offer a VIP rewards system. One just has to email vip@thescore.com for further details. If one is enrolled in another rewards system on another platform, that will look favorable on approval, and so on. This is an invitation-only rewards system.

Customer Service

theScore Bet is a bit different in the sense that one should be logged into the app. That seems to facilitate better customer service.

When on the app, go to the upper right-hand corner where your initials are and click on that. From there, one can click on Help to access more options.

theScore Bet Sportsbook has a contingency on their desktop site. One cannot bet there, but the support link is more prevalent and easier to find.

There is a spread-out way to get help for frequently asked questions, account information, legal issues, and how to bet. Times can be varied, however, and there is not a live chat option that works.

You can call their customer service at 1-855-916-0077. However, some of the time (maybe 25%), I simply received a recording, which put me back to square one in most cases.

When I was able to get through, the experience was better compared to other sites in that customer representatives seemed more knowledgeable to answer even more nuanced questions.

States Where You Can Bet at theScore Bet Sportsbook

This is where you can place a bet at theScore Bet Sportsbook:

Does theScore Bet Sportsbook Have An Online Casino?

No, theScore Bet Sportsbook does not have an online casino. They are more focused on spreading theScore Bet into other legal betting states at this time.

Author

By Chris Wassel

Chris Wassel is an NHL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a frequent guest of the NHL Fantasy On Ice podcast along with hosting his own Fantasy Hockey X podcast. Chris is a jack of all trades writer who covers the NFL, NCAA Football, Auto Racing, and so much more. He is a fantasy sports veteran of nearly three decades in all.