Disclaimer: theScore Bet is now live in Colorado. This review and bonus offers will be updated soon.
Colorado was the second US state with theScore Bet’s mobile sports betting app.
Thanks to a market access deal that the Toronto, Canada-based theScore signed with Colorado-based gaming operator Jacobs Entertainment in January 2020, theScore launched its mobile sportsbook, theScore Bet, in early September in Colorado.
Jacobs Entertainment is the owner and operator of both The Lodge Casino and The Gilpin Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado.
If theScore Bet wants to thrive in what will undoubtedly be a highly competitive Colorado online and mobile sports betting market, it will need a top-notch bonus structure aimed at drawing in new players. This could include a no-deposit bonus, risk free bet or first-time deposit bonus.
In New Jersey, theScore Bet launched in 2019 offering new players a risk-free first bet up to $200 and a 100% first-deposit free bet match bonus up to $200.
That means if your first-ever cash bet on theScore Bet loses, you’ll receive a free bet valued at 100% of your bet up to $200. Plus, when you make your first deposit with theScore Bet, you’ll get a deposit match free bet up to $200 as well.
You can expect theScore Bet to launch in Colorado with a similar welcome bonus structure.
This section will be updated with information regarding theScore Bet’s Colorado welcome bonus when the information becomes available.
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theScore operates one of the country’s most popular sports information apps.
In September 2019, theScore Bet app launched in New Jersey offering a unique sports betting product integrated into theScore’s media and sports data app.
theScore Bet offers a variety of pregame and in-game markets and betting options. There’s instant access to scores and in-game data, synced and personalized betting options, and real-time bet tracking.
theScore also inked a deal with Penn National Gaming in 2019, giving it market access across 11 other states.
However, theScore Bet Colorado mobile sports betting app could very well be the first theScore app to take bets in the US outside New Jersey, since the company has yet to launch elsewhere.
In addition to a competitive welcome bonus structure for new players, theScore Bet will likely run regular promotions aimed at retaining existing clientele in Colorado.
In New Jersey, theScore Bet gives exclusive betting offers and awards to anyone who downloads theScore Bet app.
Plus, it is running a 4+ Leg Parlay: Bet $20+ & Get $10 promotion. This promo offers up a $10 free bet to anyone who bets $20 or more on a four-plus-leg parlay.
theScore Bet will be a fully legal and regulated online sports betting app operating inside Colorado once its partner — Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek — is granted a master license for sports betting. Of course, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission will also have to test the app and approve its launch first.
There was a federal ban on sports betting in the US until the Supreme Court lifted it in May 2018. In November 2019 Colorado voters supported a referendum giving the state the right to legalize sports betting.
The state is now finalizing regulations to govern sports betting in Colorado and has given the first sportsbooks the green light to launch on May 1, 2020.
To legally place a bet with theScore Bet in Colorado, you must be 21 or older, signed up for an account and inside state lines. theScore Bet will verify your age using the last few digits of your Social Security number and your location using geolocation software.
Ultimately, you won’t have to be a Colorado resident to bet with the theScore Bet app, but you will have to be 21 or older and inside the state.
The state requires all Colorado sportsbooks to obtain a license, but only brick and mortar casinos can apply. theScore has partnered with Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek to gain market access.
A wide range of bet types and betting options will be available at theScore Bet Colorado, including:
The New Jersey theScore Bet app says it takes bets on the following major US sports leagues:
Expect theScore Bet Colorado app to do the same, alongside international sports and smaller betting markets, including:
You will be able to bet with theScore Bet wherever you are in Colorado using theScore Bet’s mobile sports betting app. All account functions and betting will also be available via computer with theScore Bet’s website.
The theScore Bet mobile betting app runs on the Bet.Works sports betting platform.
theScore Bet app promises a better sports betting experience with easy-to-use navigation and intuitive software.
Its integration with theScore media app means fast score updates and instant access to live odds.
The FUSE by theScore Bet offers fast navigation between theScore and theScore Bet for iOS and allows you to build bet slips from a box score, providing for the fastest live betting experience on the market. There’s also public chat integration.
Both iOS and Android users can also access theScore Bet Mode, enabling fast score updates, real-time odds and lines, and providing access to even more betting content.
You don’t need theScore media app to use theScore Bet, but you’re going to want it. Linking your accounts on both apps allows you to unlock an immersive sports betting experience, with cross-app bet tracking and personalized betting.
The things that will separate theScore Bet Colorado’s mobile betting app from the competition are:
Once you’ve downloaded theScore Bet in Colorado, you’ll need to sign up for an account and make a deposit before you can start betting.
All account functions, including deposits and withdrawals, will be available through the app and website.
As it does in New Jersey, theScore Bet mobile sports betting app will allow you to use the following deposit methods:
theScore Bet will offer a couple of different ways to contact customer support in Colorado. You should expect to have access to the following:
There will also be a Help Center with an FAQ section to cover a lot of common issues on theScore Bet website, as well.
theScore Bet is committed to responsible gambling. To this end, it hosts a Help Center with an FAQ section on its website including a responsible gambling section.
The Help Center’s Patron Protection and Responsible Gaming section includes detailed information regarding:
Plus, it includes the following message from theScore Bet:
“If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call 1-800-Gambler.”
theScore Bet is a unique sports betting product in that it is linked to a popular sports media app.
This gives theScore Bet the opportunity to offer enhanced live-betting and bet-tracking functions.
If it can succeed in convincing the Colorado betting public these features make it the best game watching and betting companion app on the market, it will be successful.
That said, competitive lines, promos and bonuses are also a must.
theScore Bet will have to be more than just another mobile sportsbook app in what’s shaping up to be a rather saturated market. However, it clearly has the tools to do it.
theScore Bet hasn’t blown the doors off the New Jersey market just yet, but it was a late entry there. If it can get off the ground in a timely manner in Colorado and avoid giving the competition a head start, it can be a market leader.