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FOX Bet Review

Joey Shadeck

Joey Shadeck | June 18th, 2021

While FOX Bet is an excellent option for online poker and casino games, FOX Bet will also satisfy most sports bettors thanks to its offering of sports, bet variety, promotions, and features.

Top Takeaways for 2021

After testing 20 online sportsbooks for our 2021 review, here are our top findings on FOX Bet:

  • 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.
  • FOX Bet mobile app: The FOX Bet mobile app is the only app to offer sports betting, online casino games, and online poker in one universal app. Nice.
  • Welcome bonus: For first-time customers, FOX Bet offers a free bet up to $500. A $500 risk-free bet is average, although you can get risk-free bets up to $1,000 at competitors such as Barstool Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Education: 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.
  • Banking: Banking at FOX Bet is quick and easy, deposit options include debit/credit card, online bank transfer (ACH), PayPal, PayNearMe, a prepaid company card, Skrill, and cash at certain casinos.

Overall Summary

Rank: 7th
FeatureFOX Bet
Overall 4 Stars
Sports & Bets Offered 4.5 Stars
Odds 3.5 Stars
Live Betting 4 Stars
Mobile Betting 4 Stars
Bonuses & Promotions 4 Stars
Education 2 Stars
Ease of Use 4 Stars

What states is FOX Bet legal in?

FOX Bet is available online in the following states:

  • Colorado
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Casino: Of the states FOX Bet operates in, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have legalized online casino games.

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.

FOX Bet Bonuses

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 is disappointing. However, FOX does offer the FOX Super 6 pick’em contest, albeit on a separate app.

FOX Bet welcome bonus

For first-time customers, FOX Bet offers a risk-free bet up to $500. Several sportsbooks offer this promotion. While it is no doubt a solid promotion, sportsbooks such as Barstool Sportsbook and FanDuel Sportsbook offer $1,000 risk-free bets. Eligible bets must have odds of -200 or greater (ex. -150, +150, +200).

FOX Bet risk free bet

How does the FOX Bet $500 risk-free bet work?

Once you open an account deposit up to $500. Place your first bet, up to $500. If your first bet wins, the promotion is over and you win your bet. If your first bet loses, FOX Bet will refund it, up to $500.

If your bet loses you must roll over the bet amount at least once before withdrawing. This means if you bet $500 on your first bet and lose, you must bet $500 before being able to withdraw the money. When rolling over money, you can bet in any increments you want, you don't have to bet it all at once.

Still confused? No worries, risk-free bets are tricky when you're new to sports betting, here's a video detailing how FOX Bet's risk-free bet works and how it stacks up to other sportsbooks.



FOX Bet ongoing promotions:

FOX Bet offers several ongoing promotions, but ultimately I was left unimpressed. DraftKings, PointsBet, William Hill and FanDuel all offer a lot more promotions throughout the year, in both quality and quantity. FOX Bet markets its odds boosts as these awesome promotions, but don't be fooled, most of the time they're nothing spectacular.

FOX Bet Super 6 App

The one bright light for FOX Bet in terms of ongoing promotions is actually in another app, the FOX Bet Super 6 App.

FOX Bet 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 Bet Super 6 app. Personally, I always participate in the FOX Bet 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 Super 6

FOX Bet Sports and Bets Offered

After 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.

Need help navigating FOX Bet? Here's a video on how to place a bet at FOX Bet.

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.

FeatureFOX Bet
Total Sports Offered15
Aussie Rules (AFL) No
Baseball (MLB) Yes
Basketball (NBA) Yes
Basketball (NCAA) Yes
Boxing Yes
Cricket No
E-Sports No
Football (NFL) Yes
Football (NCAA) Yes
Golf (PGA) Yes
Hockey (NHL) Yes
Horse Racing No
MMA (UFC) Yes
Rugby (League) No
Rugby (Union) Yes
Soccer (EPL) Yes
Soccer (MLS) No
Tennis Yes
Sports & Bets Offered 4.5 Stars

What bet types are available at FOX Bet?

FOX Bet offers all standard bet types (spread, moneyline, total) as well as custom bets.

  • Standard bet types: FOX Bet offers all of the must common bet types including spread, moneyline, over/under (total), parlay, prop, future, and teaser bets. These bet types are featured at every sportsbook.
  • 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. To submit a custom bet, you have to email FOX Bet’s support team or tweet at FOX Bet with the hashtag “custombet”.
  • FOX Bet Super 6: Free to play for anyone in the U.S. the Super 6 App lets you predict winners and winning margins for a chance at real cash.

FOX Bet and Bets Offered

FOX Bet App Review

The FOX Bet mobile app offers an all-around clean product experience. Being able to bet on sports, play casino games, and online poker all within the same app is a huge advantage FOX Bet has over competitors.

FOX Bet app pros: 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. As a poker fanatic, I appreciate being able to hop back and forth between online poker and online sports betting.

FOX Bet app cons: The app feels cluttered at times. The way each section is stacked on one another makes it seems messier than it really is. My complaints with the app are more so personal preference, and at the end of the day, there's nothing wrong with the app that hinders the betting experience.

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FOX Bet Website Experience

The FOX Bet website has an identical layout to the app. The website actually feels less cluttered than the app since my computer screen is bigger than my iPhone 12. I was pleased that the FOX Bet website also allows you to effortlessly go back and forth between sports betting, casino, and poker. A true gambler's paradise. I only have two small complaints with the web experience. First, the geo-technology that verifies you are in a legal state with sports betting is less reliable than the mobile app. This applies to almost all sportsbooks though, and is more of a complaint about the technology than FOX Bet. Second, educational content and FAQs are harder to locate in the web version of the sportsbook.

FOX Bet web experience

FOX Bet Sports Betting Education

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. View our guide on how to bet on sports for beginners.

For more education, see our guides on how to read odds, different bet types, and bonus rollovers, or check out industry leaders such as DraftKings and 888sport.

FOX Bet Odds Analysis

FanDuel finished 8th out of 20 sportsbooks we collected data on for our 2021 odds testing.

FOX Bet above-average odds: 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.

FOX Bet below-average odds: 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.

FeatureFOX Bet
NFL MoneylineAverage
NFL SpreadGood
NFL TotalGood
NBA MoneylineBelow Average
NBA SpreadBest
NBA TotalGood
NCAAF MoneylineGood
NCAAB MoneylineWorst
Soccer Moneyline Below Average
NHL MoneylineWorst
NHL SpreadN/A
NHL TotalWorst

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 Live Betting

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 - 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.
  • 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 Live Betting

What do you need to create a FOX Bet account?

Creating a FOX Bet account takes about five minutes and requires the following information:

  • Email
  • First and last name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of your social security number

Although creating an account is quick and easy, you can test drive the app without creating an account. Just by downloading the app you can view the layout, promotions, sports and bets offered, and more. I recommend doing this to see if you like the user interface before actually creating an account.

Here are screenshots of everything you need to open a FOX Bet account.

What you need to create an account at FOX Bet

How to deposit and withdraw money at FOX Bet

The easiest way to deposit and withdraw money is by 1) linking an online banking account 2) selecting the amount you want to deposit or withdraw 3) login to your bank 4) select the proper account 5) deposit or withdraw funds.

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.

  • Online Bank Transfers - Available at almost every sportsbook, you can link your bank account to your sports betting account. Hundreds of banks are available to link to, so there's a good chance you'll be able to link a checking or savings account. Most sportsbooks use companies such as Plaid to provide incredibly safe bank transfers. We recommend this method over all alternatives, as online bank transfers are free, fast, and efficient.
  • Debit/Credit Cards - Also readily available, you can use a debit or credit card to deposit money. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all typically accepted as card providers. Pro Tip - Don't use your credit card if you don't have the money. Betting on sports can be risky and you should only bet with money you are willing to lose.
  • PayPal - PayPal is offered by a majority of sportsbooks. PayPal, a third-party payment processor, is a fast and secure way to send and receive money.
  • Prepaid Gift Cards - If you are seeking a safe way to responsibly gamble with a pre-set amount of money, check out prepaid gift cards. Typically offered by Play+ these prepaid gift cards function as any normal gift card.
  • Cash - You can also deposit and withdraw money by visiting the casino that the sports betting app is partnered with. For example, in Michigan, you can deposit and withdraw money to your FOX Bet account at the Odawa Casino Resort in Petoskey.
FeatureFOX Bet
Minimum Deposit$10
Total Deposit Methods7
No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees Yes
Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card$10/Varies

What withdrawal methods does FOX Bet Sportsbook offer?

FOX Bet currently processes withdrawals via check, PayPal, prepaid company cards, Skrill, and cash at certain casinos. Minimum deposits and withdrawals are $10.

FeatureFOX Bet
Minimum Withdrawal$10
Total Withdrawal Methods5
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.

Where is FOX Bet licensed?

FOX Bet is licensed in the following states: Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Here's where FOX Bet obtained its license from in each state:

  • Colorado: Isle Casino Hotel Black Hawk
  • Michigan: Odawa Casino
  • New Jersey: Resorts Atlantic City
  • Pennsylvania: Mount Airy Casino

What customer support does FOX Bet offer?

FOX Bet currently offers a live chat support, as well as email support. Navigating to the support when using the website could be a bit easier. Unlike most sportsbooks, FOX Bet does not offer phone support or live chat support.

If you're having a difficult time finding the customer support within the FOX Bet app, check out this quick tutorial.

FeatureFOX Bet
Live Chat Support No
Live Chat Support Availability No
Email Support Yes
Email Support Speed Yes
Phone Support No

FOX Bet Casino Summary

FOX Bet's selection of casino games features 175 slot games and roulette, blackjack, and virtual poker games. While most players will be satisfied with this broad selection, more avid players might prefer the broader range of games at BetMGM or Golden Nugget.

One unique feature FOX Bet casino offers is the ability to customize your casino menu. For example, you can hand-pick what casino and table games you see upon entering the casino portion of the app. This is a cool feature that frequent casino players will appreciate.

FeatureFOX Bet
Online Casino Yes
Online Slot Machines180
Online Blackjack Yes
Online Roulette Yes
Online Virtual Poker Yes
Online Virtual Sports No

FOX Bet Casino

FOX Bet Casino Bonus

Once you open your FOX Bet / PokerStars account you can get a $50 casino bonus by betting $1. You do have to roll the bonus over before being able to withdraw any money, but FOX Bet does a poor job of labeling what that rollover is in the terms and conditions. Regardless, this casino bonus is very small and doesn't hold its own compared to sites like BetMGM or Golden Nugget.

FOX Bet Poker Summary

When you make a FOX Bet account or PokerStars account you use the same login details at both apps. You can also bet on sports, play casino games, or play poker games from both apps, an awesome feature. PokerStars offers the following games: spin & go tournaments, no limit hold'em, pot limit omaha, 5 card omaha, and daily tournaments.

My experience with PokerStars has been great, I've experienced no lag or lost connections and the games have been fun. My only knock is that there are so many different tables (each at different cash intervals) that a lot of the lobbies are empty.

How long does FOX Bet take to pay out?

FOX Bet pays out withdrawals in one to three days, depending on what withdrawal method you select. Checks by mail typically take closer to seven to ten days, while online bank transfers and PayPal only take a day or two.

How does FOX Bet's risk free bet work?

FOX Bet's risk-free bet promotion makes your first bet after depositing money risk-free. If you win the bet the promotion is over and if you lose the bet the money is refunded to your account. With risk-free bets the one catch is that if you lose you have to bet the amount of money again (1x rollover) before you can withdraw it.

  • If your first bet wins: The promotion is over, you won your first bet. The value in this promotion is that it allows you to bet more money than you typically would, because if you lose the money gets refunded. Instead of betting $50 on a game for your first bet, you could bet up to $500.
  • If your first bet loses: You will be refunded the full amount of the bet, up to $500. The only stipulation is that before you can withdraw that $500 you have to roll it over. This means you have to bet $500 before withdrawing any money. You can do this in any increments you please, which allows you to comfortably bet through the money before withdrawing it.

Does FOX Bet charge a fee to place bets?

FOX Bet doesn't charge a fee to place bets. Instead, it makes money off the odds it offers. For example, let's say the Packers (-110) are playing the Lions (-110). Regardless of which team you bet on a $10 bet will only win around $9. FOX Bet keeps the other $1.

Final Thoughts

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.


Methodology

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.




Joey Shadeck

About the author: 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.



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