Scores Casino NJ

Scores Casino NJ

Thanks to a partnership with industry giant Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Scores Casino is one of the most recent providers to begin offering legal online gambling to players in New Jersey. Operating since July 31, 2017, under license number NJIGP 15-001, Scores is fully compliant with NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement and Casino Control Commission regulations.

Being a skin of Pala Casino, Scores is based on the Swedish, NASDAQ-listed NetEnt gaming platform, launched in 2002. The software boasts a unique selection of games currently unavailable at most New Jersey online casinos.

While Pala and Scores share the same game catalog, the two casinos offer slightly different welcome promotions and different wagering requirements on some bonuses.

Games can be accessed on Mac and Windows machines via a browser application, as well as through the casino’s mobile app, which is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

Scores Casino Bonus CodePLAYSCORES
Bonus description$30 free and 100% bonus up to $500
Available toLocated in New Jersey and 21 or older
Last verified:September 13, 2017

$30 Bonus Bet, no deposit required at Scores Casino

Sign-up at Scores Casino and receive $30 in welcome bonuses, completely free. Just use bonus code PLAYSCORES The bonus is split as follows:

1) $15 total in casino bonuses
2) $15 in bingo tickets
3) One free Million Dollar Slot spin

To cash out your casino bonus or any winnings generated from it, you’ll need to wager the bonus amount at least 20 times over, depending on the type of games you play. This wagering requirement is slightly above average by industry standards.

The $15 Bingo bonus will buy you 150 tickets and will expire within 30 days if unused. Tickets can be used at any of the casino’s Bingo games.

The Million Dollar slot spin is your chance to win $1,000,000, paid in equal installments over a 40 year period. Additional secondary prizes, ranging from $1 to $1,000, are also available.

First deposit bonus: 100% up to $500

Make your first Scores deposit and use bonus code PLAYSCORES and receive a 100% match bonus, up to a total of $500. Examples:

1) Deposit $100, get a $100 bonus
2) Deposit $500, get a $500 bonus
3) Deposit $700, get a $500 bonus

This offer is subject to a generous 10x play through requirement, making it one of the best first deposit offers available to New Jersey players. This requirement must be met within 30 days from bonus issuance. Please see the next section for more on wagering requirements.

Bonus only applies to deposits of $10 or more.


Scores Casino NJ online casino review

Scores Casino NJ Quick Review
  • Game quality - 95
  • Depth of game library - 90
  • Exclusive content - 90
  • Customer support - 20
  • Promotional value - 90


Scores Casino boasts a large and ever-growing selection of high-quality titles. The mobile version is responsive and offers more game variety than most competitors. Welcome packages and daily bonuses offer excellent value and fair wagering requirements. VIP program can provide excellent cash-back to active gamblers. Main failings are a lack of game filtering options, slow mobile app load times, and poor technical support.

Meeting Scores Casino’s bonus wagering requirements

As dictated by standard online gambling practice, most bonuses awarded by Scores will carry a wagering requirement. Only after meeting this requirement will you be allowed to withdraw your bonus, as well as any winnings generated as a result of wagering the bonus. However, not all games contribute equally towards the threshold, as you can see:

1) Slot bets will contribute 100%
2) Craps do not contribute at all
3) All other games contribute only 20%

Let’s take a look at an example: you deposit $200 into your Scores cashier and receive a 100% match bonus of $200. Since this particular bonus carries a 20x playthrough restriction, you’ll have to place $4,000 worth of bets in order to withdraw the bonus.

If you were to bet $2,000 playing the slots, $1,000 playing Blackjack, and $1,000 playing craps, your total wagers would have been equal to $4,000, but that would not be enough to meet the bonus wagering requirements. That’s because of the different percentage contribution per game mentioned above. So how much did your bets actually contribute?

– 100% from slots for a total of $2,000 contributed
– 20% from Blackjack for a total of $200 contributed
– No contribution from craps

Total contribution towards bonus clearance is, therefore, $2,200.

Scores Casino software 

Scores runs on the award-winning NetEnt platform which currently featuring close to 220 games, including over 200 slot games and multiple Blackjack and roulette varieties.

The browser-based application requires no downloads and can be accessed from any Flash-enabled modern browser. It is one of the fastest launching casino apps we’ve reviewed.

The lobby offers quick access to account settings and cashier options from the top-right corner. The “Hot Game” and “Most Popular” sections will bring new interesting titles to your attention, and the “Recommended game” feature will make game suggestions based on past playing activity – with varying degrees of success, we might add.

The casino suffers from the same lack of game filtering features that plagues Pala casino. If you’re used to narrowing down slot game selections by the number of pay lines or jackpot availability, you’re out of luck. All slot games are essentially lumped together, with no more than their individual names available for inspection; you’ll need to load a given game to learn more about it. Luckily, games are extremely fast to load, with most titles requiring no more than 5 seconds.

Scores Casino attempts to redeem itself by offering a “Search for Game” option, where you can enter the name of a particular game to locate it quickly. This does not help with exploring new titles and is only useful once you know what you’re looking for.

Otherwise, the lobby is aesthetically-pleasing, responsive, and loads quickly on both Windows and Mac computers. It is also one of the few online casino apps that seem to be highly immune to crashing.

Please note that Scores Casino does not offer play money mode. mobile app

The casino’s mobile app is available to iPhone and iPad users and can be downloaded from the App Store. An Android version is available as well, but it cannot be downloaded from the Google Play Store; you’ll need to follow the download link provided by Scores Casino, which can be found on the “Mobile Casino” page accessible through the top menu of their website.

The app sets itself apart by offering an extensive library of games; while most casino apps only offer a few dozen titles, the Scores casino app includes over 90. Slots, video poker, roulette, and Blackjack are all available via mobile. The downside? Most games take a while to load, close to a minute in some cases.

The user interface felt intuitive and well-designed, with proper spacing between the various GUI elements. The application seemed to be self-contained, sparing us unnecessary redirects to the casino’s website and making it easy to carry out the vast majority of account activities from within the app itself.

A functional cashier is built into the mobile casino, enabling withdrawals on the spot.

Make sure your smartphone or tablet is WiFi-enabled and in range of a WiFi signal. The casino will use that signal to verify your presence within New Jersey in order to comply with State regulations. You do not need to be actively using the connection – being in range is enough.

How to register a Scores Casino account

Since Pala and Scores casino share the same account database, it’s possible to log into Scores Casino using an existing Pala account. For everyone else, the account registration process is as follows:

Navigate to Scores Casino NJ’s front page and click the “REGISTER” button in the top-right corner. A registration form will open and you will have to enter your e-mail, password, name, date of birth, address, and password

Make sure to have your SSN at the ready, as you will be asked to provide the last four digits for age verification. You will receive an email confirming successful registration. The welcome bonus will be credited to your account automatically.

Casino games available at Scores Casino

Few online casinos can match or exceed Scores’ prowess on the game quality and selection front. With ~220 games available in the browser-based version and over 90 in the mobile app, you’re not going to run out of quality options anytime soon.

Scores Casino currently offers:

  • Slot games
  • Video poker
  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Baccarat
  • Craps

Their game library seems to grow almost by the week.

Slots at Scores Casino

The casino features over 200 slot titles, ranging in minimum bet size from $0.20 to $200 per spin. Many of these are native to the NetEnt network, while other titles are available from external software providers under contract. It seems like, on average, 2 or 3 titles are added every month.

Here are some of the more popular titles to found:

  1. The fabulous Vegas Hits, with its 40 pay lines, 5 reels, and 3 rows. Features a Money Wheel bonus round, initiated when 3 green U-Spin symbols appear in a certain order.
  2. Starburst Slots, similar in design to the classic game Bejeweled. 10 pay lines, 5 reels, wilds, and tons of shiny symbols. Features NetEnt’s trademarked Starburst Wild. One of the most popular games at Scores Casino.
  3. The wild-west themed Bonanza Blast. Another highly-popular game. Comes with free spins, 5 reels / 20 pay lines, scatter and wild symbols. The game is provided by RocketFrog.
  4. The Asia and dragon-themed 50 Dragons is an attempt to replicate the success of the much older 50 Lions. This video slot game, provided by Aristocrat Gaming and NYX, features 5 reels and, as the name implies, 50 pay lines.
  5. Family Guy is bound to put a smile on any cartoon lover’s face. Launched in 2015 by IGT, it comes with 5 reels and 30 pay lines, free bonus spins, and wild symbols.
  6. The treasure-themed Genie Wild slot, developed by NextGen gaming, is a classic hit with 25 pay lines and 5 reels, wild and scatter symbols, and free spins.
  7. More Chili, a hilarious Mexican food-themed slot, is an old standby developed by Aristocrat Gaming in 2011 and provided by GAN. This 5 reel / 25 pay line video slot includes a hot mix of scatter and wild symbols.

Other slot games available include:

  • Giant’s Gold
  • Super Safari
  • Jack Hammer 2
  • James Dean
  • Super Monopoly Money
  • Millionaires Club III
  • Monkey in the Bank
  • Coyote Moon
  • When Pigs Fly!
  • Leprechaun’s Fortune

As for progressive slots, one of the most popular titles is Jackpot Shores. Launched in March 2017, this beach-themed video slot offers 27 pay lines, wilds and scatters, and free spins. The grand prize is $100,000+, and available bonus rounds will give you a stab at three progressive jackpots.

All Scores Casino slots feature free spins and an auto-spin option.

Blackjack at Scores Casino

A total of three Blackjack varieties are available at Scores Casino.

Until recently, classic Blackjack was only available in $10/$1,000 min/max bet mode. However, the casino recently introduced micro and small stakes, with min/max bets of $0.50/$100 and $1/$500, respectively.

This variant of blackjack is played with eight regular decks and has late surrender enabled. The dealer must hit soft 17, and the player is allowed to double down after splitting a pair and on any two hole cards. As a result, you can expect a return on investment of roughly 99.4%, assuming optimal gameplay.

Up to three hands can be played simultaneously. Blackjack pays 3:2, aces can be split and no re-splits are allowed.

Multiplayer Blackjack is a variant that has gained popularity thanks to social media sites. Scores Casino’s variant of this game is almost identical to their classic Blackjack offering, with one major difference: the minimum bet is $1, and the maximum is $100. And, as the name implies, multiple players can play at the same table.

Scores’ offering also includes Sidebet Blackjack. The following side bets are available:

  • Cash Queens: earn extra when dealt a 20-value hand. Examples: 2:1 odds on any 20 hand; 5:1 on a pair of Queens; 500:1 on a pair of Queens coupled with a dealer Blackjack.
  • Crazy 7s: get paid extra when consecutive 7’s are dealt. Examples: 5:1 odds if first card dealt is a 7; 25:1 if first two cards are unsuited 7’s; 2000:1 if first three cards are suited 7’s.
  • Pair Play: get paid 12:1 automatically if you’re dealt a pair on your first two cards.
  • Blackjack: get paid 18:1 for a Blackjack, even if the dealer has one, too.

The house edge is, obviously, very high on the side bets, ranging from 8.40% for Cash Queens up to 10.36% for Pair Play.

Video Poker at Scores Casino

Compared to multiple other New Jersey casinos, Scores features a very respectable selection of video poker games:

  1. Jacks or Bette
  2. Bonus Poker
  3. Double Bonus Poker
  4. Double Double Bonus Poker
  5. Triple Play
  6. Five Play
  7. Deuces & Joker Wild
  8. Deuces Wild

For maximum return on investment make sure to focus on the top four on that list, all of which feature house edges of 1% or less. Conversely, the bottom four video poker machines should be avoided due to house edges of between 2.5% and 3%.

Craps and Baccarat at Scores Casino

Not a particularly popular game on Scores, craps is offered in just one variety, with min. and max. bets of $1 and $100, respectively.

No-commission Baccarat seems to be more popular and can be played at the following stakes:

  • Min/max bets of $1/$10
  • Min/max bets of $5/$250
  • Min/max bets of $15/$500

Baccarat ROI will vary wildly depending on the type of bet placed. Player bets and Banker bets will pay back 98.76% and 97.02%, respectively, offering the best return on investment. On the flip side, Tie bets only return a little over 84.5%.

Roulette at Scores Casino

Roulette is offered in two variants:

  1. American roulette, which includes a 0 and a 00 fields, can be played for a minimum bet of $1 and a maximum of $100. House edge is 5.26%.
  2. European roulette, which does not include a 00 field, is available in $1/$100, $5/$250 and $15/$500 min/max bet versions. House edge is  2.70%.

Stick to European roulette if you’re trying to optimize ROI.

The game features crisp graphics and wheel animations. You can toggle between isometric and bird’s eye view of the table. A quick spin mode is available – using it will significantly increase the number of spins you can play per hour. You can also save your betting patterns to speed things up even further.

Banking at

Deposits are available through the following channels:

  • Instant ACH Bank Transfer
  • PayPal
  • Online Banking
  • Visa / MasterCard
  • PayNearMe
  • Neteller
  • Borgata Cashier

Visa and Mastercard are the fastest and cheapest (free) options, though they suffer from relatively high rejection rates due to restrictions at the bank level. ACH transfers and Online Banking deposits are great alternatives should your credit card fail. PayPal is an excellent option for anyone with a verified account, though you’ll need to have funds within your account – credit card PayPal payments are not accepted.

Should all other options fail, cash deposits are also available, either in the form of PayNearMe( deposit at 7-Eleven convenience stores) or Borgata Cashier (deposit at a Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa casino cage – bring personal identification).

Withdrawals can be made using any of the methods above, with the fastest being a Borgata Cashier withdrawal. Check withdrawals are available as well – allow up to 10 business days for delivery.

Player Rewards at Scores Casino

With Scores Casino’s player rewards program you get to earn the following points:

1) Status Points: awarded for playing real money casino games. You will receive Points for every $20 wagered, with the exact number depending on the game: slots will pay anywhere from 20 to 86 Points per $20; Video Poker will pay 4 to 39 Points; table games will pay between 4 and 52 Points.

In general, the bigger the house edge on a given game, the more Points you can expect to earn from playing it.

As you acquire Status Points, your account advances in levels. There are four levels available, and you’ll receive bonus cash whenever a new tier is reached. Here’s a list of available levels and associated bonuses:

  1. Pearl Privileges: requires 1,500 Points and awards a $5 bonus
  2. Gold Privileges: requires 7,500 Points and awards a $15 bonus
  3. Platinum Privileges: requires 50,000 Points and awards a $100 bonus
  4. Elite Privileges: requires 250,000 Points and awards a $500 bonus

Bonuses earned from advancing up the ladder are subject to a 1x wagering requirement, to be fulfilled within 30 days from issuance. Note that Status Points reset at the end of every calendar month.

Example: earn 50,000 Points during a calendar month and receive 5 + 15 + 100 = $115 bonus.

2) Reward Points: these are awarded in a similar, though different, way, to Status Points, with different casino games awarding a different number of Reward Points:

  • Slots pay 32 to 138 RPs per $20 wagered
  • Video poker games pay 7 to 63 RPs per $20 wagered
  • Table games pay 7 to 84 RPs per $20 wagered

RPs can be exchanged for bonus cash, at a rate of $1 per 5,000 Reward Points.

In an absolute best case scenario, the Rewards Program can provide up to 1.2% cash-back – an extremely generous offer by industry standards. However, achieving this is extremely difficult, as you would have to focus exclusively on games that offer the maximum Tier and Reward Points, which are few and far between. A more realistic cash-back is between 0.2% and 0.6%.

Scores Casino Bonuses

Beyond the $30 no-deposit and 100% up to $500 on your first deposit bonuses for new players, Scores Casino offers multiple different bonuses. These include:
Monday Match: get a 25% bonus on a deposit made on Monday, up to a maximum of $50. Use deposit code MONDAYMATCH.

The Tuesday 10: receive 10 free spins for earning 250 or more Status Points on a Tuesday.

Spins Wednesday: receive anywhere from 5 to 25 free spins, depending on account Level, by making a Wednesday deposit of $25 or more. Use code SPINSWED while depositing.

Mobile Thursdays: join the casino action via the mobile app on a Thursday and receive triple the Reward Points earned on that day. Want to additionally sign-up for a weekly $100 draw? Place a minimum of $30 worth of bets through the mobile app on that same day and you’re set.

The Friday 50: receive a 50% bonus by making a Friday deposit. Capped at $50. Use promo code FRIDAY50 while depositing.

Slots Saturdays: earn 10x the usual Reward Points by playing the casino’s featured slot game on a Saturday. Featured slots can be found in the lobby.

Notes on daily bonuses:

  • Free spins can only be used to play the Million Dollar Daily Slot.
  • Cash bonuses are subject to a 20x playthrough and expire 30 days from issuance.

In addition to the above, Scores Casino players can spin the Million Dollar Daily Spin, once per day, for free. Main jackpot is $1,000,000, with secondary prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000 also available.

Notes on the Million Dollar Daily Spin:

  • To be eligible for the main prize, you will need to have made a deposit of at least $50 in the past, and have a minimum account balance of $10 at the time of winning. This requirement does not apply to 1) secondary prizes, and 2) new players making their first Million Dollar spin.
  • All players get one free daily spin.

Customer Support at Scores Casino

We found Scores Casino’s online support channels extremely lackluster. See below:

  1. FAQ section: a Frequency Asked questions section is available. Unfortunately, it barely includes 8 questions. Unless your question is extremely basic in nature, it’s unlikely you’ll find an answer here.
  2. Live chat: Live Chat functionality should be available, at least according to the “Contact Us” page. Unfortunately, the link to the chat seems to have been deleted, effectively restricting access to this support channel.
  3. E-mail support: expect to wait between 48 and 72 hours for an answer to even the most basic questions. Other online casinos typically respond in less than 24 hours, and oftentimes in a matter of a few hours.
  4. No phone support available.

While we understand the need for a casino skin to cut some corners, we feel customer service should be the last aspect to suffer. All things considered, your only way of receiving support as of right now is to dispatch an e-mail and patiently await a reply.

Borgata Additional Casino Sites

Below is a list of other online casino websites that operate legally in New Jersey under Borgata’s license:

Security and fairness

While far from being a recognizable brand, Scores Casino’s affiliation with Borgata lends it instant credibility. Being a government-regulated operator guarantees compliance with all New Jersey online gambling laws.

Scores Casino’s runs on the NetEnt software – one of the safest and most secure online gambling platforms in existence. NetEnt is listed on the NASDAQ stock market and is valued at over $15 billion.

All connections to the casino’s website, browser-app and mobile app are encrypted with a Thawte SSL certificate, issued on September 14, 2016, to Pala Casino.

Scores’ random number generator is audited multiple times a year by independent organizations to ensure a fair and reliable gambling environment for all players.

Every game added to the Casino software must receive formal approval from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.

By playing at Scores Casino you are taking advantage of a regulated environment, with the full might of New Jersey’s gambling regulations at your side. Depositing money with the casino is just as safe as making any other bank-to-bank transfer within the State.

Frequently asked questions about

Who can play at

Just like with any other legal New Jersey casino, you’ll have to meet the following requirements:

  1. Be 21 or older, and;
  2. Be physically located within the State of New Jersey

Typically, the above restrictions apply to real money games only. However, since Scores Casino does not currently offer play money games, this effectively means the only way to play any of their games is to be located in New Jersey.

Two additional requirements include:

  1. Having a valid SSN. Will be required during account registration.
  2. Must be in range of a WiFi signal. This is necessary for the casino to confirm your presence in New Jersey at the time of playing.

I don’t live in New Jersey. Can I still play at

You do not need to be a permanent New Jersey resident in order to play. You only need to be physically located within NJ borders while playing. You’re free to play at ScoresCasino anytime you visit New Jersey. It is not possible to play while located in another State.

What types of games does offer?

Slot games, video poker, multiple Roulette and Blackjack varieties, Craps, Baccarat, and Bingo. The casino’s game selection is among the fastest expanding in the industry.

What games are available on the mobile platform?

Blackjack, roulette, video poker, and a large selection of slots are available. Scores’ mobile app spreads close to 95 games.

Which mobile devices does the mobile platform support?

It supports iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. The iOS version can be downloaded from the App Store. The Android version can be downloaded via a link on Scores Casino’s website.

Can I get a welcome bonus on my mobile device?

Account registration can be completed through Scores Casino’s website. You are then free to log into your account via the mobile app and play for real money using your welcome bonus.

How much cash-back does the Reward Program pay?

Depending on how active of a gambler you are and which games jive with you most, you can receive anywhere from 0% to 1.2% cash-back. Most reasonably active players will see between 0.2% and 0.6% cash-back.

Can I make deposits to and withdrawals from my account at a Borgata Cashier?

Yes. You can make a deposit at any Borgata casino cage, 24/7. Make sure to bring a valid ID or your deposit will be denied. You can also withdraw money via the Borgata cage, however, you will first need to initiate the withdrawal through the online cashier and wait for fund availability confirmation (typically less than 24 hours).

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