Mobile-first sports content has been the mission of theScore since they launched their first mobile app in 2007. In partnership with Monmouth Park racetrack and casino, theScore sportsbook is live with a full mobile sportsbook in New Jersey.
TheScore sportsbook app goes beyond their curated content, fantasy picks, results and alerts – allowing NJ residents to bet on pro leagues and sporting events from around the world.
Below you’ll find a detailed preview of what you can expect from theScore sportsbook in New Jersey. You’ll find how their platform – powered by technology partner Bet.Works – operates below. You will also find practical information on what to expect from the betting markets, banking options and apps.
Typically, NJ online sportsbooks offer free bets and matched welcome bonuses, along with standing and one-off promotions. Here is what players using theScore will receive:
No-Deposit Offer: Most major NJ betting brands offer a free bet bonus simply for registering, with no deposit or credit card information needed. These range from $10 to $30. Some need special promo codes; others are automatically awarded to newly registered players. Expect some restrictions in how long the bonus lasts and a minimum odds level needed.
Matched Welcome Bonus: Sportsbooks incentivize deposits by matching your first one with bonus money. The amount varies, with anything from $100 to $1000 possible – usually at 100%. You’ll need to wager this bonus money before it can be withdrawn. Sportsbooks have wide variations in how many times they require ‘play-though’, ranging from 1x all the way to 20x.
Risk-Free First Bet: Instead of a matched bonus, some NJ sportsbooks remove the risk from your first bet. This returns your stake in the form of a bonus bet if your first wager loses. Again, there are often play-through requirements.
Loyalty Scheme and Promotions at theScore NJ Sportsbook
Incentivizing readers to switch from content to betting is only one aspect of the long-term success for theScore. The next part is keeping bettors loyal to their apps.
A common way to do this is with a mixture of promotions and a loyalty points scheme.
Points schemes at online sportsbooks take two main forms. Some are simple flat cash-back schemes. This lets you switch points collected for bonus bets or cash on demand. The other main type uses tiers. As you climb levels, the bonuses and extras get bigger and better. If you are a high-roller, then look out for VIP levels, which can come with custom bonus deals.
Promotions are a natural way for theScore to market. Their media coverage of big events will naturally lead to special betting offers. As well as one off promotions for big sporting events, there are usually standing offers. These can include reload bonuses, insurance for parlays or overtime scores, guaranteed best odds or extra loyalty scheme points for specific types of bet.
theScore Online Sportsbook: Software Platform and Apps
theScore have more experience with smartphone apps than any brand in New Jersey. They are a mobile-first media company – experienced in making sure their news, opinion and picks content is at its best via apps.
The platform for sports betting will be provided by technology partner Bet.Works. This company provide fully managed platforms which cover smartphone apps and desktops.
Recent changes in technology requirements for Apple apps mean that new sportsbooks need big changes before entering the app store. It will be interesting to see whether theScore can get around this by adding sports betting to their current (media only) app for NJ residents. If not, then iPhone and iPad users will need to use the responsive mobile website as an interim measure.
Android users will be able to download theScore sports betting app from the main website (not the Play store).
Almost all sports betting sites have a 3-column layout. This puts the list of sports on the left, matches (along with main lines and links for more bets) in the middle and your betting slip on the right. Separate areas of the apps will handle your account, banking options and bonuses. New Jersey DGE rules specify that responsible gambling information also needs to be prominently displayed.
What Sports Will theScore NJ Sports Betting Site Cover?
The biggest betting markets will always be whichever of the major sport pro leagues is in season. All NJ sports betting sites feature in-depth coverage of the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. All the conferences and leagues, play-offs and season long bets (props and outright winners) are covered. You’ll also find the main college leagues for the majors available to bet on.
Outside of the pro leagues, soccer is popular, as are golf, tennis and fighting sports. You’ll also be able to bet on motorsports – plus many country specific and regional sports.
New Jersey does not allow non-sporting contests like the draft to be bet on. theScore also have a wide range of eSports coverage. This is currently restricted for betting purposes, though as this area grows, it could potentially form part of future NJ regulation updates.
What Kind of Bets Will theScore NJ Offer?
With a technology platform from cutting-edge provider Bet.Works, live betting should be on offer at theScore. This allows you to place a variety of bets in real time – while the game is underway. A data feed will ensure that these odds are kept up to date, reflecting the current state of play. Cash out betting is unknown at this point. This allows bets to be redeemed early for a price that reflects their current status.
Alongside these technology options, regular single and multiples betting will be comprehensively covered. Here is a list of the types of wager you’ll be able to place:
When you drill down to the individual sports, a lot of specific bets become available.
Banking Options at theScore Sports Betting Site
Each New Jersey sportsbook needs a brick and mortar casino or casino-racetrack license holder to partner with. theScore.bet are working with Monmouth Park Racetrack and Casino. Making a deposit at their casino cage is likely to be one of the banking options.
Most people prefer to use the apps and website to deposit. Based on the other NJ sportsbooks, there will be plenty of safe and secure options if you wish to do this. These include using your regular bank cards (debit or credit). Visa and MasterCard are accepted by all sports betting sites, with Amex and Discover also possible.
If you prefer to use a 3rd a party to keep your bank and betting account separated, then you’ll have several choices. PayPal accepted sportsbooks are few and far between in NJ. Skrill and Neteller work in a similar way and are accepted more widely.
Bank transfers using either ACH (known as eChecks), Bill Pay or Wires are commonly accepted payment options. Wires are expensive for smaller deposits, though still used for bigger amounts.
Finally, cash payments can be processed via 7-Eleven stores. This uses the PayNearMe system.
Many of these deposit methods will also work for your withdrawals. These include PayPal and the other eWallets, ACH transfers and wires. Your withdrawal method will default to the same method you deposited with where this is possible.
Responsible Gambling at the Score New Jersey
Protection for people with gambling problems is a requirement for online sportsbooks in New Jersey. Links to this information will need to be prominently displayed on both the apps and website for theScore’s sports book.
In addition to general information / self-assessment questions, tools are required to ensure that bettors can take time-outs, self-exclude and set limits on their deposit and betting levels. This is expected to be part of the Bet.Works platform. Links to help organizations in New Jersey will also be provided on this page.
Wrapping Up: What Will Make theScore NJ Online Sports Betting Site Different?
With a huge reach among sports fans, theScore certainly has the means to become a successful betting site. While New Jersey will be the first live book, their reach means that we could see theScore sportsbooks in many states if this one is a success. One open question is how this brand will tie their picks content into their betting lines.
As experts in mobile-device first content, theScore have set the bar high in terms of expectation from their apps. Combining this knowledge with the newest technology from Bet.Works has the potential for creating a standout product.
You will find the latest theScore NJ promo codes and bonus information right here, as soon as the site goes live – remember to bookmark this page today.