TheScore is a brand familiar to many sports fans in North America. It began as a sports media company before launching theScore Bet, a sportsbook app.
The sports betting platform packs in all the top sports and betting markets for easy on-the-go betting. You can place parlays, over/unders, in-game bets and more, all with a few taps of the finger. And when you sign up, you’ll be eligible for a two-part welcome offer.
TheScore Bet has partnered with Bet.Works to provide its sports betting platform, and it has also struck a deal with Ameristar Casino East Chicago to be able to offer online betting in Indiana.
This page examines theScore’s betting platform, with a look at available markets, the user experience, bonuses and promotions, and the registration process. Let’s see what this sportsbook can offer new players.
Why bet at theScore?
- Risk-free bet up to $500 plus up to a $1,000 deposit bonus.
- Wager on Indiana pro and college teams.
- Sports betting app lets you wager from anywhere in the state.
TheScore Bet’s welcome promotions
TheScore Bet offers new players a risk-free bet for their first wager, up to $500. So if your first wager loses, you’ll receive a refund for the amount of the wager in free bet credits. In addition, you’ll also be eligible for a first deposit matching bonus, up to $1,000.
For the risk-free bet, you must put down a single bet; parlays or other alternative bets aren’t eligible for this offer.
Also, note that this offer applies to the first bet to settle, which may not necessarily be the first bet that you place.
Other promotions at theScore Bet in Indiana
In addition to the welcome offers, theScore also has some promotions for regular players. These will rotate over time, so check regularly to see what’s available, and be sure to read any terms and conditions.
At the time of this review, theScore Bet had a parlay promotion for a $10 free bet when you wagered $20 or more on a parlay of at least four picks.
Is theScore Bet legal in Indiana?
Yes, legal sports betting arrived in Indiana in 2019. The Indiana Gaming Commission has approved theScore Bet to operate its sportsbook app in the state. TheScore launched in Indiana under its multi-state market access agreement with Penn National Gaming.
Creating an account with theScore in Indiana
You can create an account with theScore in a short amount of time. Head to theScore’s website and you can download the app and sign up for an account.
The app is available for Android and iOS, and you’ll need it to place bets with theScore. Once you have the app downloaded, you can hit the button to sign up and follow the process below.
- Input the necessary personal details. This will include your email address and a password.
- After that, you will need to verify your identity using the last four digits of your Social Security number.
- Confirm the verification through email and input the verification digits.
- To be fully verified, you will have to provide the sportsbook with a copy of a government-issued ID before you can make withdrawals.
Once this process is complete, you’ll be ready to place your first bet. The mobile-first sportsbook provides seamless betting action wherever you go.
TheScore sportsbook app
TheScore Bet does not have a desktop sportsbook site; it is exclusively a sports betting app. TheScore’s website just holds information on the app and how to download it.
If you are an Android user, you may need to OK the download as “safe” before the download process will begin. This is a standard Android notification, and we can assure you that downloading theScore Bet app is safe.
Once you have the app on your phone, complete the sign-up process to create your account. TheScore keeps its app free from most clutter, providing you with a clean and sophisticated look.
Benefits and features of theScore Bet
Here are some of our favorite aspects of theScore Bet’s app:
- Risk-free first bet allows you to dive straight into betting.
- Sportsbook app works well for betting on the go.
- Makes it easy to build parlays.
- Trusted sports media company that can also offer the latest sports news that may impact your choices.
How theScore sportsbook could improve
Here are a couple of ways we’d like to see theScore do better with its sportsbook offering.
Since theScore Bet is only available via app, it may exclude players who prefer to bet on a website. Some players may prefer to do a bit of research on their computers before placing a wager, so having the sportsbook only available on mobile devices may be an inconvenience for those players.
Betting options at theScore Bet Indiana sportsbook
When you go to place a bet on TheScore’s sportsbook app, you’ll see a variety of options. Here is what you’re looking at.
Let’s start with one of the most common sports wagers: moneyline betting. All you’re doing is betting on whether a team wins or loses. If you wager on the team that is more likely to win (i.e., the favorite), your potential winnings would be less than if you wager on the underdog.
Another popular choice is point spread betting. This factors how much a team will win or lose by into your wager. If you pick the favored team, it has to win by more points than the spread set by the sportsbook. If you pick the underdog, it can win outright or lose by fewer points than the spread for your bet to win.
Another choice is the over/under, also known as a totals bet. You are wagering on the combined total score of the game; it doesn’t matter which team wins. You choose if you think the combined score will be over or under the line that the sportsbook has set.
The prop bet is a side bet on whether something specific will happen during the game.
- Which player will score the first touchdown in an NFL game?
- Will Domantas Sabonis score over or under 20.5 points in the game?
- Will the Indianapolis Colts-Tennessee Titans game go to overtime?
You can also place a futures bet, which will be settled at the end of a season. This is a long-term wager, like which team will win the Stanley Cup or Super Bowl.
Parlay betting is when you make multiple picks as part of the same wager. The payout for winning is much higher, but so is the risk, as all your picks need to be correct for you to win. If you make five picks and get four correct and one wrong, then you will lose the bet.
Sports to wager on at theScore
TheScore Bet offers wagers on top sports and leagues like MLB, the NHL, the NBA, the NFL college football, and college basketball. If you want to venture outside of North American sports, you can wager on international soccer leagues like the English Premier League, La Liga and Serie A.
You can also place bets on UFC, Formula One, NASCAR, MLS, golf majors and tennis grand slams.
Indiana teams you can bet on
If you are a resident of Indiana, you may be interested in wagering on one of the teams that call the state home.
Indiana’s resident NBA team is the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers were founded in 1967 and have been in the National Basketball Association since 1976, but their only titles come from their ABA years.
The state also has the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL. The Colts compete in the AFC South division and have won two Super Bowls, one in 1971 and most recently in 2007.
Indiana futures betting
In the NBA, you can bet on the Indiana Pacers or one of the other 29 teams to win the NBA Finals. The NFL, meanwhile, offers options to bet on the Colts or any other team to win the Super Bowl, as well as wagers on individual players to win the MVP, and teams to win their divisions.
For those who prefer hockey, you can place a wager on any NHL team to claim the Stanley Cup or on a player to win the MVP. And in Major League Baseball you have the option to bet on which team will win the World Series.
You’ll also find futures on teams to win the College Football Playoff, as well as options when it comes to March Madness in college basketball.
How to deposit and withdraw on theScore Bet app
It’s an easy task to load funds into your betting account; theScore has a good selection of payment options. Deposits generally are loaded into your account instantly. Here are your choices for depositing:
- Play+ account
- Debit/credit card
- E-check (ACH)
You also have several options when it comes time to withdraw. However, be aware that your withdrawal may take a couple of business days, depending on the method.
- Play+ account
- Bank transfer
- In person at the Ameristar Casino East Chicago
Customer service at theScore Bet
If you need help with your account or have a question that needs answered, you can contact theScore Bet’s customer service department via the following options:
- Phone: 855-916-0077
- Email: [email protected]
- Look at the FAQs on the support page
- Live chat with a member of the support department
Responsible gambling at theScore Indiana
TheScore adheres to responsible gambling rules and offers a dedicated area with information on maintaining a responsible approach to online sports betting. This section includes the following topics:
- How to play responsibly
- Notifications and restrictions
- Account protection
Where is theScore’s land-based sportsbook in Indiana?
TheScore Bet has partnered with the Ameristar Casino to launch its sportsbook app in Indiana. That is the extent of the partnership, however; the physical sportsbook at Ameristar is operated by Barstool.
Ameristar Casino East Chicago
- Address: 777 Aldis Ave., East Chicago, Indiana
- Phone: 219-378-3000
- Website: www.ameristareastchicago.com
Is theScore Bet the best sports betting app in Indiana?
TheScore is entering the Indiana betting market with a solid brand name, putting it in a good place. It did, however, make that reputation in sports media, so it will need to work to carry that reputation over into sports betting. The app works well, and theScore has partnered with one of the most established providers for its betting platform. There are many top online betting sites in the state of Indiana, however, so it’s too early to say if theScore is the best, but it is off to a good start.