TheScore Bet Sportsbook Now Live In Iowa, Ready For March Madness

Posted By Russ Mitchell on February 16, 2021 - Last Updated on February 17, 2021

Score Media and Gaming Inc. on Tuesday said its theScore Bet sportsbook is now live in the state of Iowa. The company enters Iowa through its relationship with the Ameristar Casino in Council Bluffs.

The casino and sportsbook entered into an operating contract on Oct. 15 and submitted the paperwork to Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for consideration on Nov. 10.

Colorado, Indiana and New Jersey already have theScore Bet. John Levy, founder and CEO said:

“We have expanded theScore Bet to three new markets in the last six months, significantly increasing our footprint. We’re thrilled to introduce our mobile sportsbook to Iowans as the college basketball season heats up ahead of the tournament in March. We have a large base of theScore app users in Iowa and now, with the launch of theScore Bet, fans will have easy access to our integrated and technology driven sports betting experience.”

In its announcement, the sportsbook plans to offer pre-game and in-play betting “across all major sports leagues and events, and a comprehensive variety of bet types.”

TheScore Iowa sportsbook offers

Communications Director Dan Sabreen said theScore Bet is offering Iowa sports betting fans a three-pronged launch offer, consisting of:

  • A first deposit match bonus, up to $1,000
  • A risk-free first bet, up to $500
  • A $200 free bet when you bet on a pre-game game line (moneyline, spread or total) for one of the upcoming college basketball games: Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State (tonight), Drake vs. Northern Iowa (Wednesday night), Iowa vs. Wisconsin or Texas vs. Iowa State (both Thursday).

The offers is only available to Iowa sports bettors who are registering for theScore for the first time.

TheScore app’s state-to-state compatibility

The company also said the app is set up to be multi-state functional, so an Iowan visiting Colorado, New Jersey, Indiana and theScore’s future states would be able to place bets using a single mobile app.

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Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

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