FOX Bet Review
FOX Bet offers bettors an endless selection of bets and quirky promotions, paired with an easy to use mobile app and desktop platform. While the company has room to improve in terms of odds offered and bettor education, the sportsbook is still an excellent choice for anyone in an eligible state.
Top Takeaways for 2019
After spending months testing over 30 online sportsbooks for our annual review, here are our top findings on FOX Bet:
- FOX Bet is powered by Fox and The Stars Group, a giant media company and one of the world’s biggest gambling companies. With these two powerhouses, it is clear FOX Bet is here to stay.
- FOX Bet offers a ton of bets, often surpassing 100 total bets for NFL and Soccer games.
- FOX Bet lets you create your own custom bet. You can also bet on other popular custom bets, which are often fun and exciting.
- FOX Bet offers below-average odds. The best odds FOX Bet offers are for soccer moneyline bets, while some of the worst odds are for NFL moneyline bets.
- FOX Bet offers a ton of promotions related to their on-air personalities. Fox intends to make sports betting a huge part of its media business going forward.
- Poker offered by FOX Bet is powered by PokerStars, one of the world’s largest poker sites.
- Limited education is offered.
|US Regulated Sportsbook (legal)||Yes|
|Online Availability - Indiana||No|
|Online Availability - Iowa||No|
|Online Availability - New Jersey||Yes|
|Online Availability - Nevada||No|
|Online Availability - Pennsylvania||Yes|
|Online Availability - Rhode Island||No|
|Online Availability - West Virginia||No|
|Offshore Sportsbook (illegal)||No|
|Banking Options and Fees|
|Ease of Use|
|Education and Research|
FOX Bet offers an excellent spread of bets, including straight bets, player and team props, futures, parlays, and round robins. In addition to moneyline, spread, and total bets, FOX Bet offers the following number of additional bets on average.
|League||Avg. # of Additional Bets|
FOX Bet offers the following three features, which are both awesome!
Cash Out Feature - FOX Bet sportsbook offers a cash-out feature, which 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. This feature is available at other US-regulated sportsbooks, such as DraftKings, SugarHouse, 888sport, and FanDuel, but not any offshore sites. Knowing you can cash a bet out early incentivizes you to watch every game you bet on, or at least get scoring updates.
Custom Bets - If you have an idea for a crazy parlay, or think there should be a bet offered that currently isn’t, FOX Bet allows you to create a custom bet. You can create your own custom bet, or bet on popular custom bets other bettors have created. These custom bets are fun, exciting, and unique to FOX Bet. If you think each Quarterback is going to throw for 300 yards and three touchdowns, create the bet!
FOX Bet offers below average odds, coming in 13th place (out of 17) in our 2019 odds rankings. FOX Bet ranked poorly in almost all moneyline, spread, and total bet categories.
FOX Bet top odds: NCAAF moneyline bets (4th), soccer moneyline bets (3rd),
FOX Bet worst odds: NBA spread bets (13th), NBA total bets (16th), NCAAB spread bets (14th), NCAAB total bets (14th), NFL moneyline bets (16th), NFL spread and total bets (17th), NCAAF spread bets (14th)
Ranking Process- For this review, odds testing data spanning the NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NCAAB, MLB, NHL, and top soccer leagues was collected. Odds data measures over 1,400 games across nine offshore sportsbooks and eight US regulated sportsbooks. Moneyline, spread, and total bets were analyzed and weighted to comprise a 2019 ranking for each league, with moneyline bets typically receiving over 50% of the weighting.
There are 16-17 sportsbooks ranked for each league, except the MLB, where only 13 sportsbooks were ranked. This is due to some US regulated sportsbooks rolling out after the MLB season concluded.
Banking Options and Fees
FOX Bet offers multiple banking options, making the process of depositing and withdrawing money simple.
Deposit Options FOX Bet currently offers Instant eChecks, PayPal, Skrill, debit/credit card (Mastercard and Visa), NETELLER, PokerStars Instant Online Banking, PayNearMe, the cash cage at Resorts Atlantic City casino, and a PokerStars Play+ Card.
|Total Deposit Methods||9|
|No Debit/Credit Card Deposit Fees||Yes|
|Deposit Min/Max - Debit/Credit Card||$10/Varies|
Withdrawal Options Withdrawals are currently available via Instant eChecks, NETELLER, Skrill, the cash cage at Resorts Atlantic City casino, PokerStars Play+ Card, and PayPal. All withdrawal methods process in 3-10 days. The minimum withdrawals for debit card and PayPal are $10.
|Total Withdrawal Methods||6|
|Check Payout Speed is < 10 days||Yes|
|No Withdrawal Fees - Check||Yes|
|Withdrawal Min/Max - Check||$10/$8,300|
FOX Bet offers 13 different sports to wager on. While popular sports are available, more obscure sports like Handball and Aussie Rules are not.
|Total Sports Offered||13|
|Aussie Rules (AFL)||No|
FOX Bet gives bettors an excellent live betting menu to wager from. Instant bets are available, which allow bettors to wager on the next at-bat in a baseball game, or the next point in a tennis match.
Another cool feature FOX Bet offers is a match tracker, for live betting sports such as football, basketball, hockey, and soccer. The match tracker has a live clock, displays the score by quarter, and even shows which team is attacking in real-time. For NFL games, the match tracker even lists the last play, the total plays, and yards on the drive, and the down and distance.
The FOX Bet mobile app is a solid all-around offering. Navigating to and placing bets is seamless. Mobile bettors will have no problem betting on in-game wagers, or anything for that matter. My only complaint is that some of the educational information available on the desktop version of FOX Bet is not included in the mobile app.
Education: FOX Bet offers limited education, an area they need to improve on going forward. There are not any guides explaining how to bet or different betting types. The limited selection of educational videos try to be funny, and lack in actual educational video.
Reputation: FOX Bet has a decent reputation as a younger international sportsbook, with no pending legal issues. The Stars Group is a publicly-traded company with $1.3 billion in revenue in 2017. One hundred twenty million PokerStars accounts have been created. FOX is one of the largest media outlets in the world.
Promotions: FOX Bet offers bet boost promotions five days of the week. These promotions tie into their network personalities such as Collin Cowherd and Nick Wright. In addition to these daily bet boosts FOX Bet offers between $20 - $100 in bonus funds when you first signup. The daily bet boosts FOX Bet offers are listed below:
- Tuesday Rachel boosts a bet for you every Tuesday to increase your winning payout!
- Wednesday Nick Wright’s parlay of the day gets increased odds.
- Thursday Sal’s money back special ensures bettors get refunded if his #custombet doesn’t win.
- Saturday Clay’s favorite Saturday pick gets boosted odds.
- Sunday Charissa boosts a #custombet every Sunday night.
- Sunday Bettors have a chance to double their winnings on Sundays when Collin Cowherd hits his Blazin’ five picks.
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. The robust banking options, an advanced slew of betting features and promotions, and high-quality live betting and mobile experience combine to make FOX Bet a premiere betting choice for residents of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
About FOX Bet
FOX Bet, operated by The Stars Group and FOX, Is one of the most well-known companies in the online gaming industry. PokerStars, their flagship product, has been a customer favorite for years. FOX is one of the largest media companies in the world, broadcasting hundreds of professional sports events each year.
There is currently desktop availability for FOX Bet, as well as a mobile app, which functions excellently.
For the BettingBuck.com annual best online sportsbooks review published in February 2019, a total of 2,300 data points were collected over six months and used to score sportsbooks. Additionally, odds data was collected for each sportsbook on over 1,400 bets to give each sportsbook a comparative odds ranking.
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About the author: Joey Shadeck Joey Shadeck is a research analyst for BettingBuck.com. He has been a sports fan all his life, football and basketball being his two favorites to watch. Joey remembers betting his mom that the Green Bay Packers would beat the Detroit Lions as early as elementary school. He has 5 years of online betting experience with hundreds of bets placed during that time.