Scores Online Casino Review
The infamous “gentlemen’s club” chain that was popularized by Howard Stern has branched out into online gaming. Scores Casino is the brand’s online gaming venue, and a relatively recent entrant into the New Jersey market (in mid-2017). Scores certainly knows how to do online dancing and drinks, but how do they fare with gambling? Surprisingly well, thanks to a partnership with the internet-savvy Pala Casino and the Borgata.
Scores Online Casino Games and Gaming Software
Surprisingly, Scores doesn’t really make use of their reputation for exotic nightlife as a theme. The site is actually pretty vanilla, but it does work well and everything loads quickly. You’ll find the usual casino lineup here: slots, video poker, bingo and various table games. Scores also offers a separate “social casino” app (for Android and iOS) that lets you play select games for free for a chance to win real prizes.
Scores currently has a collection of 326 slots. Some of the more popular titles at the property include:
- Wheel of Fortune Triple Extreme Spin
- Monopoly Big Event
- Cirque du Soleil
- Jimi Hendrix
- Wolf Run
- Cash Spin
- Texas Tea
- Judge Dredd
- Miss Red
A small handful of progressive jackpot slots are available including Jackpot Shores (which is exclusive to Pala Casino and Scores).
The casino floor at Scores is rounded out with eight types of video poker, four types of blackjack, and one each of craps, roulette, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker. 90 Ball Bingo is also available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 PM to 10 PM local time.
Mobile Device Support
Android and iOS app versions of the casino are available. You’ll need at least iOS version 8.0 or Android version 4.0 to run it. The app pares the slots collection down to about 100 titles and throws in a couple of varieties of blackjack, roulette and video poker.
Note that there are two Scores apps available – the main Scores Casino, which is for real money play, and the free MyScoresCasino. MyScoresCasino is a social casino in which you use play money, but you can earn points that can be redeemed for real prizes. Prizes include gift cards for major businesses such as Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Starbucks and Papa Johns. Also, since real money is not being wagered, MyScoresCasino is available to players outside of New Jersey.
Scores Online Casino Live Dealer Tables
Unfortunately, Scores does not offer live dealer games at this time.
Signup and Ongoing Bonuses
All new players receive a $40 welcome package when they successfully set up a new account. This consists of:
- $5 in cash
- $5 in free play
- $10 in poker tournament dollars
- $15 in bingo credits (good for as many as 150 games)
- A minimum of an additional $5 in free play from a free pull on the $1,000,000 Slot Machine
You’re eligible for this package even if you’ve already received similar packages at Pala or the other casinos under the Borgata umbrella. There is a 20x wagering requirement for the free play, but the cash is yours to keep and use as you see fit!
New players also get a 100% free play match on their initial deposit, up to a limit of $500. You can opt to do this either at Scores Casino or Scores Bingo, but not both. The terms for this bonus are among the best in the New Jersey gaming industry; the wagering requirement is only 10x and all slots and craps contribute 100% to it (all other games contribute 20%).
Each day, players will get at least one free spin on the $1,000,000 Slot Machine. This can net you $1, $5, $25, $100, or $1,000 in free play in addition to the grand prize.
Established players who make deposits on Mondays can get a 25% deposit match up to a $50 limit by using the code MONDAYMATCH. There is a 20x wagering requirement on this bonus, however. On Tuesdays, players who earn 250 status points that day get 10 free spins on the $1,000,000 Slot Machine.
Scores Online Casino Loyalty Program
Scores Privileges is the house loyalty program. The explanation of it on their website is a little more confusing than it needs to be, but it’s actually pretty simple. Reward Points (RP) are the standard comp points that you cash in for free play and other prizes. Status Points (SP) are the tier points. You get both from all of your wagers. The amount of SP you earn for each bet is fixed, but the amount of RP you earn increases as you go up in tiers.
There are five total tier levels, with the primary reward of each being an RP multiplier. When you first start out, you’ll be getting 4 RP for every 1 SP you earn. When you hit the highest tier (Elite Privileges), you’ll get 10 RP per SP.
There are also “milestone bonuses” when you reach each new tier level. You’ll get some amount of free play that carries only a 1x wagering requirement.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Deposits are accepted by way of MasterCard, Visa, PayPal, Neteller, VIP Online Banking, PayNearMe and direct bank transfers. You can also withdraw funds with most of these methods. Deposits and withdrawals can also be handled in person at the Borgata cashier’s cage in Atlantic City.
Customer service is always available by phone (844-367-7252), by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or through a web browser chat interface at the Scores website.
Scores is fairly impressive considering they are a brand new entrant into the online gambling scene. Their partnerships with Pala and Borgata have really paid dividends and helped them to offer a quality product right out of the gate. The collection of games is more than adequate, and their initial deposit bonus is one that slots players should definitely take advantage of. No matter what your game is, it’s worth having an account here just to make use of the daily free spin on the $1,000,000 Slot Machine. The Scores may not have any prior experience with casinos, but don’t let that stop you from checking out what they have to offer.