Fox Bet overview
Fox Bet was formed in 2019 when The Stars Group merged with Fox. The sportsbook is now active in PA and NJ.
Fox Bet score
- Excellent mobile app
- Outstanding promos
- Generous welcome bonus
- Large selection of sports to be on
- Good selection of payment methods
- No teaser bets
- Live scores are not always displayed
Fox Bet Sportsbook: everything you need to know
Fox Bet, previously Betstars, is part of the huge Stars Group, the company behind PokerStars. They have a wealth of experience and have gone all out in their launch in the USA. Fox Bet is the sportsbook arm of the group and offers a large variety of bets and sports for customers in the states where sports betting is legal.
Fox Bet Sportsbook: the good 👍
- Excellent App. Fox Bet have really aced their mobile app. Their iOS version was a month behind their Android, but now they have both up and running.
- Outstanding promos. You’ll find more betting promos than you can handle with Fox Bet.
- Huge welcome risk-free bet. Fox Bet really want you to check out their sportsbook. They offer a free bet refund of up to $500 on your first sports bet!
- Great Variety of sports to bet on. They have merged their international sports betting experience with a great selection of American focused betting.
- A wide array of payment options.
Fox Bet Sportsbook: the bad 👎
- No teaser option. This is still quite an obscure feature but its always nice to have.
- Live scores are not always displayed. This isn’t the case with all sports, but for example, in the in-play function, Fox Bet do not always display the live scores of a game, which seems a little odd.
Fox Bet Sportsbook Verdict:
Fox Bet is an Australian company and a subsidiary of Ladbrokes Coral, a British sportsbook. This background is reflected in the range of bets they offer, with a good selection of American sports but an even greater selection for sports like soccer.
The range of promotions they offer through their app will make you giddy.
They can vary from parlay bonuses to weekly free bets. Whatever you are into Betstars are likely to offer a great variety of promotions for it.
Fox Bet has placed a lot of emphasis on its mobile app, and in this department, we have to rate them as outstanding. Their app is easy to use, looks nice and doesn’t crash. Their website is a little unexciting, with an understated design, but it works well.
There is one area where Fox Bet stand out and that is in the variety of payment options. Now, this might seem like a strange area to highlight, but for US-based customers, at the moment this can be quite a key factor. The sports betting situation in the US varies from state to state, which means that it can be really difficult to transfer and withdraw funds, even if you are in a state where it is legal. This because banks are not always up to date with state legislation. To be fair to them it can be hard to know that one state has suddenly legalized sports betting and be able to track the payments. People often use VPNs to trick their computers, so systems need to be in place to track payments.
The fact that Fox Bet offers a wide variety of alternative to bank transfers, such as PayPal is really useful to bettors in states like New Jersey.
Often, an individual can be nothing illegal but their payments will be blocked by their bank, so trustworthy alternatives are really useful.
Being part of the PokerStars group means that Fox Bet has a great customer service support network in place already. You can live chat with customer service any time of day and night. We have not had that much experience with their customer service in the US yet since they only launched in 2018 but so far, we have only encountered friendly staff who are there to help.
Can you tranfer money from your PokerStars account to your Fox Bet Sportsbook?
Yes, they both operate under the Stars group and this is one big advantage for people who enjoy both poker and sports betting.
Is Fox Bet Sportsbook legal in NJ?
Yes. If you are a resident of New Jersey then you can bet with Fox Bet. However, remember if you leave the state, even if it is only temporarily you will not be allowed to bet with Fox Bet. Their site will read your IP address and see you are outside the state.
How do I bet with Fox Bet in NJ?
The easiest way is to download the Fox Bet NJ app. You can find this for both iOS and Android devices.
Fox Bet Sportsbook Review
Fox Bet is slightly heavy on sports such as soccer from an American bettors perspective but it still offers enough for it to be great sportsbook. Betstar’s software, which has been honed for years in the European and Australian markets is excellent and if you want to bet using an app then Fox Bet is the sportsbook for you.
Fox Bet offer the following sports to bet on:
Fox Bet Sportsbook App
Fox Bet seem to have approached the US market with the mission to dominate mobile sports betting. They launched the Fox Bet sportsbook app first and it has been a huge hit. You won’t find a more succinct app for sports betting in the USA.
Fox Bet sportsbook began with a mobile app for Android only but after a month-long delay, they launched an iOS app. They have launched an app per state so far, so if you are in New Jersey, you can download the NJ sportsbook Fox Bet app.
Their app is really compact and most importantly easy to navigate. When you download an app it is usually for convenience sake, and Fox Bet sportsbook app definitely delivers in this department. Fox Bet’s sportsbook app’s graphic profile is in line with all the rest of their online presence, so there will be no surprises there.
Fox Bet sportsbook desktop
The reason we began by reviewing their app first, is because that seems to be the order of priority at Fox Bet. Customers based in the USA usually chose their mobiles to bet over their desktop. However, that is not to say there is anything wrong with their US desktop site.
Fox Bet’s website is nothing to write home about, but it is clear and easy to navigate. Whether you are an experienced bettor or new to the game, you won’t have a problem making your way around the site.
Fox Bet Sportsbook USA sign-up bonus
WOW. That is all we want to say in regards to Fox Bet’s welcome bonus, which is a whopping $500 risk-free bet. This simply means that when you place your first sports bet with Fox Bet, if the bet loses, you will receive a free bet refund of $500.
This means that if you win, you win and if you lose, you get your money back in free bets. Free bets, is different to free money, it means you can bet that amount and keep the winnings. You won’t be able to cash out your refund then until you have converted it into winnings.
Remember though that this refers to your first bet, so if you place a few down at the same time, then Fox Bet will just take the first one that was registered as the qualifying bet. Also, remember that the $500 number is only valid if you bet $500. The refund is matched to the amount of your first bet, so if you bet $50 you will receive a free bet refund of $50.
This is one of the more extreme welcome bonuses available to US customers.
Fox Bet stand to lose quite a lot from this, especially if their new customers are smart about using it. They must be able to afford such a welcome bonus thanks to their huge international presence. The reward for them, of course, is a new customer base.
To sign up you will need to click on the link above and enter their promo code. Once you have signed up, you just place your first sports bet as normal and your welcome bonus will be automatically attached to that.
Fox Bet rewards player loyalty program
The loyalty program offered by all brands in the Stars Group is world-renowned. Just as you might pick up points at your local supermarket for every dollar you spend, at Fox Bet you will pick up reward points every time you place a sports bet. Once you have collected enough points you will be able to collect a reward chest which contains free bets and cash bonuses.
The more you spend the more valuable your chest will be, they rank from the Red Chest ($50) to the Platinum Chest ($1,000).
This is a nice way to keep their customers happy, and it has worked over the many years they have existed in the business. What is also a nice touch is that they personalize what the chest contains in line with how you bet. To win loyalty points you simply sign up to their loyalty program.
Fox Bet sportsbook payment methods
The first thing to know is that if you have an account with PokerStars you can transfer some of your funds from that account to your Fox Bet account.
Fox Bet have not held back when it comes to payment methods and boy have they delivered. You can deposit or withdraw with any of the following methods:
- Pokerstars Prepaid Card
- PokerStars Instant Online Banking
- PayNearMe at 7-11
- Cash at the cage at Resorts Atlantic City.
Fox Bet in-play betting
We really like Fox Bet’s in-play or in-game betting feature. Somehow they have managed to give their own bit of flair to something that is now pretty ubiquitous in the betting industry. In-play betting means that you place a bet on an event as it is currently happening.
Fox Bet have been offering ‘live-betting’ as it is known in Europe for some time now, so it was no surprise that they were able to launch this feature so quickly in the USA. You can access there in-game play by selecting it in the vertical menu.
As we mentioned they have also gone into quite some effort to customise the experience by designating price changes with green and red. This can be really useful when your faces with hundreds of in-play bets that are changing their odds constantly as the sporting events play out live.
Fox Bet also have a lovely little addition to the in-play sports betting experience with their ‘spin and bet’. It seems they have added a bit of their poker background to their sports betting experience. With the ‘spin and bet’ experience can select an in-play bet, selecting the price and the wager, before spinning the bet and possibly enhancing your odds.
Fox Bet sportsbook Parlay betting
This type of betting is extremely popular at the moment. It basically accumulates a number of bets into one large bet. The sportsbook then offers odds for this one bet, which of course are usually quite high considering the risk of losing accumulates with each bet you add. Fox Bet do not allow you to add bets from the same event into a parlay.
This type of bet can be useful if you would like to place a few bets but the odds are not that great for any of them. By adding them together, Fox Bet will offer you much better odds, however, it is important to remember you will have increased your risk of losing significantly, as one loss will mean you lose the whole parlay.
You can find out whether Fox Bet offers a parlay option by putting your bets into your betting slip and then seeing if the parlay button is displayed. Fox Bet does offer round robins but they do not offer teasers.
Fox Bet Sportsbook Cashout
Fox Bet do offer the cash out function, which allows you to close a bet before an event is over. The sportsbook will offer adjusted odds, according to how likely your original bet is of coming through. A cash-out bet can be a great way to secure winnings as well as cutting your losses.
You will able to cash out with Fox Bet by going to your bet slip and looking at your active bets. Any bets that are offered as a cashout will be displayed with a cash-out option. The adjusted odds along with the amount you will receive will also be displayed with the cash-out feature.
Fox Bet used to be called BetStars
In mid-2019, Fox Bet acquired 5% of The Stars Group, paying them $236 million.
The fact that a media company is partnered with a betting company is really unique - the only comparison might be SkyBet in the UK.
They got to quick lately and Betstars rebranded as Fox Bet in New Jersey. They also look to launch in Pennsylvania soon, since BetStars had already signed a partnership with Mount Airy Casino in early 2019.
We also don't see it being long before they launch in West Virginia as The Stars group currently operate out of the Mountaineer Casino.