theScore is one of the most reputable sports media brands in North America. It’s been providing expert sports coverage and analysis for decades, and has now followed the natural course into sportsbook betting. With its wide-range of betting options, unrivalled sports news networks, and a hugely popular mobile sportsbook familiar to millions of North Americans, theScore Bet is one of the top betting sites around.

theScore Bet is now live in Ontario, and we’ve taken a close look at what it offers. Read on to learn more about the markets, the promos and much more.

Why Sign Up To theScore Ontario

Following the legalization of sports betting across some US states in 2018, theScore became the world’s first media company to launch a mobile sportsbook in North America. Through integration between theScore’s media and betting channels, customers can combine leading sports analysis with wagers on their favourite events. This means that players can expect one of the most seamless and well-integrated betting experiences around.

This bookie is also known for its extensive range of betting options, which includes moneylines, parlays, teasers, round robins, futures, point spreads, totals, and in-play betting.


pros icon What we like:

  • Unique blend of sports coverage and betting
  • Great range of betting options
  • Dedicated mobile betting apps
  • 24/7 live chat

cons icon What we don't:

  • Limited range of sports and markets
  • Not available on desktop

History of

2022

Following a big shift in Canadian legislation to permit sports betting on individual events, a number of big-name bookies begin operating in Ontario. theScore Bet is one of them.

2019

In 2019, theScore branched out into the burgeoning world of North American sports betting with the release of theScore Bet.

2007

Over the years it’s services have developed, culminating in the creation of a mobile app in 2007. The release of this app engendered the rise of one of North America’s most popular multi-sports news sources.

1997

Initially founded as Sportscope, theScore was launched in Toronto in 1997 as a cable TV network dedicated to sports coverage.


Welcome Bonus

$1000 matched deposit + 5% cashback
The “Bonus” is valued at 100% of the Qualifying Deposit amount, up to a maximum Bonus amount of $1,000. The Bonus will unlock into cash at a rate of 5% (“Cashback Rate”) of the wagered amount on cash bets at greater than -300 odds. Participants will have 60 days from the date they receive the Bonus (“Cashback Period”) to unlock the Bonus balance into cash by placing cash bets 18+. Full T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.

A bankroll-boosting matched deposit bonus awaits new members at theScore Bet. To access the offer, you just have to create your account and transfer at least $10 into your account. The site will give you the equivalent amount in bonus cash, up to a $1,000 maximum. It’s important to note that this sign-up offer works a little differently to other deposit match deals we’ve seen.

Rather than getting the whole bonus amount at once, funds are provided as withdrawable cash at a rate of 10% of your stake when you bet at odds greater than -200. For example, if you make a qualifying bet of $100, you’ll get $10 back in cash, regardless of whether you win or lose. Cashback can be unlocked like this until you hit your bonus ceiling, or 30 days have passed – whichever comes first.

That’s not all new players can look forward to at theScore Bet. The bookmaker has a second welcome bonus in the form of $100 in free bet credits, which are awarded when you place your first bet. As long as the odds are greater than -200, you’ll be given four free bets valued at $25 each, whether the bet itself comes good or not. Just keep in mind the free bets must be used within seven days or they’ll expire.

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Promotions

One particularly good aspect of theScore Bet Ontario is its array of promotions for existing members. These change up over time, but right now members can jump on the NHL First Goalscorer Special. Just bet on who you think will score the first goal of any NHL game. If your prediction comes true, you’ll get 2x your bet matched in free bet credits, up to a $50 max.

There’s also the NBA Overtime Protection offer. To qualify, you’ll need to bet on the pregame mainline spread and/or total of any game in the NBA Play-In Tournament, or first two rounds of the NBA Playoffs. If your bet loses in overtime, you’ll get your stake back as a free bet, up to $25.

Yet another ongoing deal is MLB 7th Inning Lead Protection. With this, if the baseball team you’ve backed with a moneyline bet is winning at the end of the 7th inning but loses the game, you’ll get your stake back as a free bet, up to $25.


Sports available at

There are a total of 11 sports on which theScore Bet members can place wagers: football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, boxing, rugby, MMA, and motorsports are the sporting markets available. This isn’t as comprehensive a list as other sportsbooks, but the site’s many supporting media resources are unmatched.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • F1 and Motorsports
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Rugby League
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • UFC/MMA

Live Betting & Streaming

Live betting is a mainstay of top online sportsbooks, and theScore Bet has plenty to offer in this department. Just tap the tab and you’ll see all the in-play markets available at that moment. You’ll see plenty of options, from betting on who’ll win the current tennis set to predicting which soccer team will win the current half.

The site also offers the cash out option for certain selections. This allows you to close bets early and collect the return offered by the bookie at that precise moment. It’s a good way to mitigate losses when you feel events have turned against you, or to secure a guaranteed profit if your bet is going well and you don’t want to risk things suddenly going south.


Odds

theScore Bet regularly runs odds boost promotions, allowing punters to find more favourable returns on their betting slips. Odds boosts usually arrive in the build-up to a sporting fixture, offering more generous odds on certain markets than you would find elsewhere. One such example might be improved odds on Giannis Antetokounmpo to score 15 points in the Bucks’ first play-off game, a market that would usually come with very long odds, but at an improved price now looks more attractive.


App Review

theScore Bet app perfectly integrates with theScore’s mainstream media platform, which means members of both can switch between the two to help them decide how to wager. This gives theScore customers an edge over members of other sportsbook operators as players can access exclusive betting tips and analysis, all within reach of theScore Bet app. To get started, just head to theScore’s desktop site and tap the relevant tab for your device – either App Store or Google Play. Then, enter your phone number to be sent a one-time SMS containing the download link.

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Design & Usability

Unlike most sportsbooks, theScore Bet only offers players a native app for them to download. As such, there is no desktop site that players can access. This means that you can make the most of one of the best-integrated betting experiences around by accessing theScore’s betting markets and media content all from one place. The app itself is designed in a stylish all-black layout that is sleek and easy to navigate. What’s more, major sports are all available at the top of the page, while the current in-play markets are all accessible just below.


Special Features

What sets theScore Bet apart from its competitors is its decades of experience in sports news broadcasting, writing, analysis, and now betting. No other North American sportsbook can match this level of expertise, which will only improve with expansion into new territories. In terms of betting, theScore’s vast experience can aid punters with their decision making, allowing them to use the site’s exclusive media content to make well-informed bets. All of theScore’s mobile products integrate together, so members can easily switch between services.

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Payments

As with other top sportsbooks, theScore Bet puts convenience front and centre by offering a range of ways to manage your funds. You can make deposits into your account using your debit or credit card, or via bank transfer through either the Trustly or Interac e-Transfer platforms. PayPal deposits are also possible, if you prefer the e-wallet route.

The quickest payouts come via PayPal and Interac e-Transfer, which only take around an hour to process. You can also make withdrawals using Trustly or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), though these can take three to four working days to complete. You’ll also need to upload a bank statement through theScore’s app in order to make EFT withdrawals.


Customer Support

theScore Bet makes use of several customer support channels which is one of the indicators of a great sportsbook. These include email and phone support, contact via its social media accounts, and most importantly, a 24-hour live chat facility. This means that customers with both urgent and less urgent queries will be well supported, and can select their preferred method of contact.

Your Questions Answered

Which sports can I place bets on at theScore Bet?

At the time of writing, punters at theScore Bet can place bets on football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, tennis, golf, boxing, rugby, MMA, and motorsports.