FOX Bet Review
Top Takeaways for 2021
After testing 20 online sportsbooks for our 2021 review, here are our top findings on FOX Bet:
- Live betting, mobile betting, and the variety of bets offered are all above average at FOX Bet. Both the FOX Bet mobile app and website are easy to use, providing users a well-rounded experience.
- Education is minimal at FOX Bet. As a result, I do not recommend FOX Bet for first-time bettors.
- FOX Bet lets you create your own custom bets and bet on other popular custom bets. This feature is fun, exciting, and only available at PointsBet.
States Supported: Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Casino: FOX Bet only offers online casino games in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania through PokerStars. FOX Bet offers over 175 slot games and roulette, blackjack, and virtual poker games. Note: This review focuses on sports betting and not casino.
Poker: FOX Bet offers online poker through PokerStars. PokerStars has been one of the largest global online poker sites since 2001 and has a respectable reputation as a veteran in the online poker industry. If you open a FOX Bet account in Michigan, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, you can use your account login for PokerStars, a convenient feature for sports bettors who also enjoy poker. Note: This review focuses on sports betting and not poker.
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|Bonuses & Promotions|
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Sports and Bets Offered
FOX Bet offers a great selection of bets, including custom bets, daily odds boosts, and team and player props. Of course, this in addition to the standard slate of moneyline, spread, and total bets every sportsbook offers.
I was most impressed with the custom bets FOX Bet offers, as well as the wide selection of props. FOX Bet currently offers 15 different sports, including the most popular sports such as football and soccer, alongside some obscure sports such as darts and handball.
Custom Bets: Only available at FOX Bet and PointsBet, custom bets allow you to submit your own bet. If accepted, this bet will be available to all FOX Bet users. I love the fact that you can wager on other people’s custom bets.
Custom bets are fun and exciting, and most of the time a bit abnormal, in a good way. To submit a custom bet, you have to email FOX Bet’s support team or tweet at FOX Bet with the hashtag “custombet”.
While PointsBet makes it a bit easier to submit custom bets, it is still relatively easy at FOX Bet. Examples of customized bets are “both the Chargers and Raiders will score two touchdowns and one field goal” or “Josh Jacobs & Austin Ekeler will each run for 75+ rushing yards.”
Cash Out Feature: Like most sportsbooks, FOX Bet offers a cash-out feature. This feature allows you to amend your original bet and lock in a profit or a loss by settling your bet (or a portion of your bet) early, without having to wait for the event to finish. Knowing you can cash a bet out early incentivizes you to watch every game you bet on, or at least get scoring updates.
Daily Odds Boosts: Like most sportsbooks, FOX Bet offers users daily odds boosts (bet boosts). Odds boosts act like a sale at a retail store, offering more incentive to make each bet. An example of an odds boost would be improving the odds of Kawhi Leonard to win Defensive Player of the Year from +2000 to +2500. In this example, every dollar you wager would win you $25 instead of $20.
As denoted by the table below, FOX Bet offers good odds on NBA total bets, NBA spread bets, NFL total bets, NCAAF moneyline bets, and NFL spread bets. For comparison, if average NCAAF moneyline odds on a team are +130 at other sports betting sites, FOX Bet might offer odds at +140. In this example, every dollar wagered would return $1.40 at FOX Bet versus $1.30 at other sites.
Meanwhile, FOX Bet offers below average odds on soccer moneyline bets, NHL moneyline bets, NBA moneyline bets, and NCAAB moneyline bets. For comparison, if average NHL moneyline odds on a team are -110 at other sports betting sites, FOX Bet might offer odds at -115. In this example, every dollar wagered would return $.87 at FOX Bet versus $.91 at other sites.
|NBA Moneyline||Below Average|
|Soccer Moneyline||Below Average|
Methodology: To score Odds, Moneyline.com gathered data from 20 sportsbooks over five months. For our 2021 Sportsbook Review, over 34,000 data points were collected for spread, moneyline, and over/under (bets).
Leagues and bet types collected include NCAA football moneyline bets, NCAA basketball moneyline bets, NFL moneyline, spread and total bets, NBA spread, moneyline and total bets, NHL moneyline, puckline and total bets, and soccer 3-way result (moneyline) bets. When collecting odds, we made sure to collect the same games at the same time for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.
FOX Bet provides an above-average live betting menu with live streaming, a live match tracker, and a small selection of live bets.
Instant Bets: FOX Bet does not offer instant bets such as drive-by-drive betting on NFL games. However, FOX Bet does allow bettors to wager on the next at-bat in a baseball game or the next point in a tennis match.
Live Match Tracker overview: FOX Bet offers an industry-standard match tracker for live betting sports such as football, basketball, hockey, and soccer. The FOX Bet match tracker has a live clock, displays the score by quarter, and also shows which team is attacking in real-time.
For NFL games, the match tracker lists the last play, total plays, and total yard for each drive, alongside the current down with distance to the next first down. The tracker also includes a few statistics, which is a nice addition.
Live Streaming: FOX Bet does offer live streaming (enabling users to stream games live from their phones) for sports such as tennis or soccer. However, U.S. football and basketball games are (naturally) unavailable.
FOX Bet App
The FOX Bet mobile app offers an all-around clean product experience. Navigation and placing bets is seamless, and mobile bettors will have no problem betting on in-game wagers, or any wager type for that matter.
One potential area of improvement would be to swap out the MyStars icon at the bottom of the app (which tracks rewards points) for a live betting icon or betslip icon. FOX Bet could also improve the app by adding more educational content. Aside from that, the app is easy, user-friendly, and has no significant flaws.
FOX Bet offers limited education, which is an area they need to improve on going forward. There are not any guides explaining how to bet or the different betting types. No question, the limited selection of FAQ questions and one-sentence definitions are not sufficient enough to teach first-time bettors.
Bonuses & Promotions
Promotions: FOX Bet provides new and existing users average to slightly above-average promotions, including risk-free bets and free bonus money. The total number of ongoing seasonal promotions lags top sportsbooks. However, FOX does offer the FOX Super 6 pick’em contest, albeit on a separate app.
New customers: For first-time customers, FOX Bet offers a free bet up to $500, which is in line with the industry average. Eligible bets must be at least -200, meaning the team is favorited to win by a sizeable margin.
Existing customes: FOX Bet offers several ongoing promotions, remaining average in total bonuses & promotions. If you’re looking for a lot of ongoing promotions, check out DraftKings, BetRivers, and FanDuel.
FOX Super 6: FOX Super 6 is a free to play contest available to anyone in the United States. Contests offer thousands of dollars of prize money to anyone who can successfully pick the winners and winning margin of each game listed in the contest. There are games available for the NFL, MLB, NBA, and college football.
While you have to live in certain states to use the FOX Bet app, there are no restrictions on using the FOX Super 6 app. Personally, I always participate in the FOX Super 6 NFL contests; it takes two minutes to fill out my picks and gives me one more thing to root for when watching games on Sunday.
FOX Bet is an excellent choice for any sports bettor who also plays poker and a good choice for anyone who only bets on sports. Weak education aside, FOX Bet matches or exceeds the industry standard, making it a competitive option for sports bettors in 2021.
About FOX Bet
FOX Bet, operated by The Stars Group and FOX, is one of the largest online gaming industry companies. According to Wikipedia, PokerStars, a Stars Group product, has had over a hundred twenty million accounts created throughout its history. FOX is one of the world's largest media companies, broadcasting hundreds of professional sports events each year. The Stars Group merged with Flutter Entertainment (OTCMarkets: PDYPY) in 2020.
What states is FOX Bet legal in?
FOX Bet sports betting is legal in Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. FOX Bet online casino and poker is legal in Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
What deposit methods does FOX Bet offer?
Bettors can currently deposit via debit/credit card, online bank transfer (ACH), PayPal, PayNearMe, a prepaid company card, Skrill, and cash at certain casinos.
|Total Deposit Methods||7|
|No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees||Yes|
|Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card||$10/Varies|
What withdrawal methods does FOX Bet offer?
FOX Bet currently processes withdrawals via check, PayPal, prepaid company cards, Skrill, and cash at certain casinos. Minimum deposits and withdrawals are $10.
|Total Withdrawal Methods||5|
|Check Payout Speed is < 10 days||Yes|
|No Withdrawal Fees - Check||Yes|
|Withdrawal Min/Max - Check||$10/$8,300|
What is the minimum deposit at FOX Bet?
The minimum amount required to open an account at FOX Bet is $10.
What kind of customer support does FOX Bet provide?
FOX Bet currently offers a virtual assistant, as well as email support. Navigating to the email support could be a bit easier. Unlike most sportsbooks, FOX Bet does not offer phone support or live chat support.
What sports can you bet on at FOX Bet?
FOX Bet currently offers 15 different sports, including the most popular sports such as football and soccer alongside some obscure sports such as darts and handball.
|Total Sports Offered||15|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||No|
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For Moneyline.com’s annual best online sportsbooks review, we collected more than 36,000 data points over five months from 20 sportsbooks that serve 11 states where full-scale mobile betting is legalized. Hundreds of hours were spent testing and scoring each sportsbook (mobile and online/desktop) in seven core categories: sports and bets offered, odds, live betting, mobile betting, education, ease of use, and bonuses and promotions. The results determined each sportsbook’s overall rating.
Data from more than 1,700 bets (including moneyline, spread and total bets) was used to generate each sportsbook’s comparative odds ranking. Leagues and bet types collected include NCAA football moneyline bets, NCAA basketball moneyline bets, NFL moneyline, spread and total bets, NBA spread, moneyline and total bets, NHL moneyline, puckline and total bets, and soccer 3-way result (moneyline) bets. When collecting odds, we made sure to collect the same games at the same time for each sportsbook, ensuring data accuracy.
About Moneyline.com’s chief sportsbook researcher, Joey Shadeck: I’ve been a hobby sports bettor for more than six years, placing hundreds of bets on my favorite sports (football, basketball, MMA) and teams (Packers, Spartans, and whoever is playing the Lions). Beyond sports betting, I’m known for saying “Wanna bet on it?” in almost any situation and that is how I found out I can eat 42 chicken nuggets in less than 20 minutes.
As of February 2021, 22 different states have legalized sports betting to some capacity. Of those 22 states, the following 11 have legalized full-scale mobile betting: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada (must register in-person), New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.
About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is the lead writer for Moneyline.com and content strategist for Reink Media Group. He has closely tracked sports betting in the United States for the last two years, compiling hundreds of data points across dozens of sportsbooks. He has 6 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.