Colorado currently boasts a U.S.-most 27 online sportsbooks.
Come July 1, that number will drop to 26.
TheScore Bet Sportsbook announced Wednesday it is discontinuing its U.S. operations effective July 1.
Owned by Penn National Gaming Inc., theScore Bet currently operates in four U.S. states: Colorado, Indiana, Iowa and New Jersey. As of July 1, though, theScore Bet will be limiting its North American online and app operations to the province of Ontario in its native Canada.
No new accounts, wagers accepted after June 14
TheScore Bet notified its U.S. customers of the pending changes via email Wednesday.
Under that email’s “Important Dates” section, Wednesday, June 15 heads the list. On that date, the announcement reads:
“In the United States, theScore Bet will no longer accept patron deposits or take new wagers. From June 15 until the date that theScore Bet is discontinued in the U.S,, the only activity users will be able to conduct on theScore Bet will be withdrawal transactions.”
The email says that, beginning June 16, theScore Bet “will begin assisting users with the withdrawal process.”
Account funds will be returned by patrons’ preferred withdrawal methods on file. If online withdrawal avenues aren’t available, theScore Bet will issue physical checks to be mailed to customers’ on-file addresses.
TheScore Bet patrons who require additional withdrawal assistance, including updating addresses, can email the sportsbook at [email protected]. Customer support agents are also available 24/7 via phone at 1-855-550-1238.
In addition, theScore Bet’s website contains a FAQ section which offers further details on the transition.
TheScore Bet Colorado launched in September 2020
TheScore Bet app went live in Colorado on Sept. 2, 2020.
At the time, it became the 12th online sportsbook to launch in the Centennial State after sports wagering went live on May 1 of that year.
TheScore Bet signed a market access agreement with the Gilpin Casino in Black Hawk. But the partnership never progressed much beyond that as the Gilpin has never opened a retail sportsbook.
On Aug. 5, 2021, Penn National Gaming acquired theScore Bet’s parent company, Score Media and Gaming, in a blockbuster $2 billion deal.
And with Penn National currently operating Barstool Sportsbook as well, theScore Bet is attempting to steer theScore Bet customers that way.
“Barstool offers many of the same features as theScore Bet, including odds boosts and promotions across a variety of markets and will soon be integrated with theScore media app,” Wednesday’s email reads.
Currently, Barstool Sportsbook operates in 12 states, including the four U.S. markets — Colorado, Indiana, Iowa and New Jersey — theScore Bet is leaving behind.
However, it’s not currently possible for theScore Bet customers to directly transfer their online accounts to Barstool.