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theScore Bet Review

Last Updated 11/23/21
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2 /5
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3 /5
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Why Choose theScore Bet? Polygon icons
  • Excellent mobile app.
  • Integrated with theScore sports app offering more content than average sportsbooks.
Biggest Complaint
  • No website for desktop or laptop users.
  • VIP-designated players are not eligible for some promos.
  • Limited props and often below-average lines on props (-120 instead of -110).
  • No other game features such as DFS or casino.
  • No live streaming.

theScore Bet has a solid reputation with sports bettors. We would like to see a greater selection of prop bets with better odds, more bonuses, and perhaps a desktop site. Overall, theScore Bet offers an average sports betting experience for mobile users.


Up to $500 Free Play up to $500 Terms and conditions apply.

theScore Bet has a variety of new user bonuses you can expect to see. Their monetary values are average at best compared to industry standards and laden with terms and conditions like most sportsbooks.

Bet $50+ and get $500 in Free Bets
The “Promotion Reward” is five (5) single Free Bets, each valued at $100, for a maximum Free Bet value of $500. The Free Bets awarded can be used on any betting market up to a maximum of +300 odds. Participants must use the awarded Free Bets within seven days of receiving them.

First Bet Match up to $500
The “Promotion Reward” is a single Free Bet valued at 100% of the Qualifying Bet amount, up to a maximum Free Bet value of $500. You can claim this sports betting bonus by signing up for an account, making a deposit, and placing a wager on any sporting event. If it is settled as a winner, you keep the money. If your first bet on theScore bet sportsbook app is graded as a loser, you will be awarded a refund. This refund takes the form of a free bet.

This free bet must be used in its entirety on any sporting event with odds of up to a maximum of +300. There are no minimum odds requirements. Any winnings you earn will be paid out as cash, so you can withdraw them or place another bet. Your free bet amount will not be included in your payout. For example, if you are awarded a free bet worth $30 and place a successful wager at odds of +200, you will be given $60 in profit, but not the $30 stake back. You have seven days in which to use your free bet, and it cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

First Deposit Match Bonus up to $1,000
The “Bonus” is valued at 100% of the Qualifying Deposit amount, up to a maximum Bonus amount of $1,000. This is a more complex and honestly unachievable offer for the average bettor. It essentially gives you 5% cashback of the wagered amount on cash bets at greater than -300 odds (e.g., -200 odds or +200 odds would qualify). For example, if you place a $100 bet, you will be given $5 in cash. You will continue to receive cash back until you reach $1,000. Sports bettors must therefore place $20,000 worth of wagers to unlock the total $1,000 cashback amount. There is a time limit of 60 days for bettors to hit that target. Any bonus balance that remains locked at the end of the 60-day cash-back period will be forfeited. You can read the full terms here.

Sportsbooks like DraftKings feature a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000 if you’re looking for a better straight deposit match. In this case, you must deposit $5,000 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $1,000, but the bonus funds take the form of free bet credit, with a 1x rollover requirement. The deposit match bonus from theScore Bet doesn’t require a rollover as the funds are paid in cash, which is nice. However, most bettors don’t have $20,000 to wager over 60 days to achieve the max. $1,000 bonus.

Insurance Promos
In place of ongoing deposit promos, theScore does offer “Insurance” promos for most major sports leagues such as:
NHL First Goalscorer Insurance: Bet on the first goalscorer of any NHL game and get insured up to $25 in a Free Bet if your bet loses but the selected player’s team wins the game. The “Promotion Reward” is a single Free Bet valued at 100% of the Qualifying Bet amount, up to a maximum Free Bet value of $25.
MLB 6th Inning Lead Insurance: Bet on the pregame moneyline of select MLB games (one Qualifying Bet per game, straight bets only), and if your selected team is winning at the end of the 6th inning but loses the game, get insured up to $100 in a Free Bet (“Promotion”). The “Promotion Reward” is a single Free Bet valued at 100% of the Qualifying Bet amount, up to a maximum Free Bet value of $100.
NBA 4th Quarter Insurance: Bet on the pregame money line on any NBA game during opening week (one Qualifying Bet per game, straight bets only), and if your selected team is winning at the end of the 3rd quarter but loses the game, get insured up to $100 in a Free Bet (“Promotion”). The “Promotion Reward” is a single Free Bet valued at 100% of the Qualifying Bet amount, up to a maximum Free Bet value of $100.
NFL Parlay Win & Get: Bet on any 5+ leg NFL parlay and get a 100% bet match up to $100 when you win (unlimited redemptions, 100% bet match). The “Promotion Reward” is a single Free Bet valued at 100% of the Qualifying Bet amount, up to a maximum Free Bet value of $100.
NFL First Touchdown Scorer Win & Get: Bet on the first touchdown scorer of any NFL game and get a bet match up to $25 if you win (unlimited redemptions, straight bets only). The “Promotion Reward” is a single Free Bet valued at 100% of the Qualifying Bet amount, up to a maximum Free Bet value of $25

Other Promos
There are no significant odds boosts, and theScore Bet does not run a loyalty program, so that is a potential area of improvement for Penn National Gaming. Barstool Sportsbook, also owned by Penn National, offers one of the most extensive selections of ongoing promotions in the industry as well as the mychoice rewards program which we could see theScore adopt.

What Our Readers Think

Loved their mobile stats app, and the sportsbook has been good so far.

-Carl R.


States Available
theScore Bet sportsbook is currently available in Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, and New Jersey. With the acquisition from Penn National Gaming in October 2021, theScore could see aggressive expansion as fellow Penn National-led Barstool Sportsbook is available in more states.

Sports Covered
Football, basketball, baseball, and hockey are the primary sports covered at theScore Bet. It also accepts bets on soccer, tennis, golf, MMA, boxing, and motorsports, plus rugby, Aussie Rules, and table tennis. It does not cover as many sports as some of its rival sports betting apps in the states it’s offered. However, sports fans will find all the biggest games of the week covered extensively with insight thanks to their integrated content from theScore Sports app.

Quality of Odds
The odds on offer at theScore Bet are reasonably competitive with industry leaders like DraftKings and FanDuel. You will not find theScore Bet on many odds comparison sites, but it typically provides standard juice lines. Its moneyline odds are average, but some of its futures betting odds are below average. Their prop odds could also be better as they are frequently offered in the range of -115 to -120 when the industry standard is -110. Overall, their odds are average to below-average. They won’t make a move near the top of the pack in competitive markets without some change here.

Online and Mobile Betting Experience  
The sports betting experience is average at theScore Bet. It does not provide a traditional website, so you can only access it via theScore bet app. Most Americans now prefer to place bets via their mobile devices, but you should look elsewhere if you like betting on a larger screen while sitting at a desktop or with a laptop.

theScore Bet offers a superb mobile app for sports fans. You can download it via the App Store, where it has an average user rating of 4.7 out of 5, or at Google Play, where it is rated 4 out of 5 if you have an Android device. It is aesthetically pleasing and sleek, with superb usability and functionality. The overall mobile user experience is average or slightly better in some cases.

Live Betting
Bettors can choose from a reasonably broad selection of in-play sports betting markets on the most significant sporting events each day. It does not have as much choice as industry heavyweights like DraftKings and FanDuel, but you should still be presented with plenty of enticing live betting opportunities on theScore Bet app. It does not offer live streaming like major competitors.

Other Gaming Options
theScore Bet has not launched an online casino. However, that could change as it joins the Penn National Gaming empire. Penn National is a casino giant, and it has added a casino section to its Barstool Sportsbook brand. theScore Bet does not offer a racebook, poker, or DFS.

theScore Bet has an average reputation with sports bettors while its sports app is the No. 1 media app in Canada. Some have complained that the withdrawal process is slow, but it always pays out in full. It is a safe, secure, licensed online sports betting operator that must abide by strict regulations in the states it operates, so you should have no concerns about its trustworthiness.

We would like to see a greater selection of prop bets, more bonuses, more favorable odds, and a desktop site. Overall, theScore Bet offers a decent all-around sports betting experience for mobile users. It has some work to do, though, if it wants to compete with industry giants and is slightly below average with all things considered.

theScore Bet History
theScore is one of the most popular sports apps in North America, providing sports news, live scores, stats, and betting information on all the major sports leagues. The business dates back to 1994 when it was launched as Sportscope, a broadcast network serving the Canadian market. theScore media app launched and began providing sports news in 2007. Rogers Communications purchased The Score Television Network in 2012, but theScore’s digital media assets were not part of the deal, so it became a standalone company in 2012.

theScore Bet launched in 2019. The brand made its debut in New Jersey on the master license of Monmouth Park Racetrack.

In August 2021, Penn National announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to purchase theScore in a $2 billion deal consisting of cash and stock. “We are now uniquely positioned to seamlessly serve our customers with the most powerful ecosystem of sports, gaming, and media in North America, ultimately creating a community that doesn’t currently exist,” said Penn Nation president and chief executive Jay Snowden after announcing the deal. The deal closed in October 2021.

Penn National’s acquisition of theScore gives them the ability to switch to in-house technology for their gaming operations and leave major betting platform Kambi, following in the footsteps of DraftKings who also made the switch.

Customer Service 
Phone: 1 (855) 550-1238
Sports bettors can speak to the customer service team via live chat, phone, and email. The customer support team is available on a 24/7 basis via live chat, which is not always the case with online sports betting apps. theScore online sports betting customers will also find a thorough FAQ section covering a broad range of topics, including free bets, betting odds, the deposit bonus, online banking options, and wagering requirements.


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Methods of Deposit

Min: $10
Max: $2,500
Fee: Free
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Max: $2,500
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Tap the “My Account” option at the top right of the screen and select the blue “Deposit” option to fund your online sports betting account and theScore Bet app. You will be presented with a list of deposit methods, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, e-check, PayPal, online bank transfer and a Play+ card. All deposits are free and instant at this regulated online sportsbook. The minimum deposit is $10. If you wish to deposit more than $2,500, you will need to upload a copy of government-issued photo ID to verify your sports betting account.

Methods of Withdrawal

Fee: Free
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You have five different withdrawal options at theScore Bet sportsbook app. You can receive an online bank transfer via Instant Bank Transfer, which is not actually instant, as it takes up to three business days to complete. You can make a direct withdrawal to a Play+ branded theScore Bet account if you have one, but it takes up to 72 hours for this online sportsbook to process requests. If you have a Visa debit card, you can use it to make a withdrawal, or PayPal is available if you used it when making your deposit. Cash at the cage is available in New Jersey if you head to Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport. The minimum withdrawal is $10.



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