9.4

FOX Bet

Sportsbook Review

  • Bonuses & Promotions
  • Mobile App & Website
  • Registering & Cashiering
  • Betting Options
  • Comparison

Unless you've been living under a rock your whole life, you're likely very familiar with the Fox brand — even if you didn't know they're now in the betting industry. They are a book worth checking out: While they seemingly cater to casual sports bettors by use of celebrity influencers, they actually offer solid prices across a variety of markets. While their odds boosts and promos are below industry standard, if you're a bettor who likes to price shop (and you should), FOX Bet is a worthy addition to your betting portfolio.

FOX Bet Sportsbook Offers

Key Takeaways

FOX Bet Sportsbook Promo Code

The Action Network users can get a sign-up offer from FOX Bet: up to a $500 completely risk-free bet. There is no code required.

FOX Bet Promo Details

Make an account and deposit at FOX Bet. Your first bet, which you'll make with your deposited money, will be risk-free up to $500. That means if you lose that very first bet on your account, FOX Bet will give you up to $500 in a free bet of that back into your account. Your first bet has to be on odds at -200 or below, which means a -150 bet will count, but a -250 moneyline will not, for example. You must use your risk-free bet within 90 days of opening your account. Note that the risk-free bet is available only once.

Where You Can Use the FOX Bet Sportsbook App

FOX Bet operates its mobile sportsbook in Colorado, New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Sports You Can Bet on With FOX Bet

NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, UFC/MMA, boxing, soccer, tennis, table tennis, college football college basketball (except in New Jersey if you want to bet on New Jersey teams and college events held in the state) and more.

Charges to Expect From FOX Bet

There are no fees for registering or having an account. FOX Bet does not charge deposit fees for using credit/debit cards or Skrill, either, but all card and Skrill users should check for any fees that may come from their side.

FOX Bet News

FOX Bet Review Summary

  • 9.4

    FOX Bet Overall Score

  • Bonuses & Promotions

    The FOX Bet sign-up offer is standard across the industry. They also really highlight odds boosts and daily promos, although they're often a little less enticing than they initially look on the surface. They have several good qualities as a book, but they don't stand out in the promo world.

  • Mobile App & Website

    We've found FOX Bet's site reliable but very cluttered and often challenging to navigate. They lean into their celebrity personalities and highlight custom bets and odds boosts, which quickly busy up the page and difficult to find markets.

  • Registering & Cashiering

    We haven't had issues depositing or withdrawing at FOX Bet, but we have heard the sign-up and account creation process is more cumbersome than other books. We've heard of them asking more frequently for confirmation of identity, but once an account is created they are typically good with deposits and withdrawals.

  • Betting Options

    You'll often find the same odds across a variety of U.S. books, mostly because a lot of major companies use the same odds providers. FOX Bet stands out in this regard, posting unique odds in a variety of markets, which means users can often find some nice value. They especially stand out in futures markets with low hold.

  • FOX Bet vs Other Sportsbooks

    It's good to have variety among sportsbooks, and that's exactly why FOX Bet excels in some areas. While they're not particularly strong with promotions and can be heavy-handed with advertisements, they offer very competitive odds in their markets, particularly on futures bets. If you're a bettor who cares about price shopping, FOX Bet is a great book to have available to you.

FOX Bet Sportsbook: Mobile App Review

Bonuses & Promotions

New bettors will find out that it's challenging to make money as a sports bettor, partly because it's difficult to predict the future, but most importantly because of the juice — also called the "vig" — which is the tax a book takes on each bet. In other words, going 50% on your bets means you'll lose money over the long term.

That's why it's important to price shop, take advantage of sign-up offers and keep your eye on odds boosts. FOX Bet is more robust in the first part — they offer very competitive odds for most markets — but their promos and increases are merely average in the industry.

The Action Network users can get a sign-up offer from FOX Bet: up to a $500 completely risk-free bet.

How it works: Make an account and deposit at FOX Bet. Your first bet, which you'll make with your deposited money, will be risk-free up to $500. That means if you lose that very first bet on your account, FOX Bet will give you up to $500 in a free bet of that back into your account.

Some fine print details:

  • Your first bet has to be on odds at -200 or below. That means a -150 bet will count, but a -250 moneyline will not, for example.
  • You must use your risk-free bet within 90 days of opening your account.

Note that the risk-free bet is available only once, so make sure to deposit enough to fully take advantage of the offer. If you deposit and bet with just $10 on your first wager, that will be the amount you'll get back in free bets if it loses — not $500.

Mobile App & Website

As its name would lead you to believe, FOX Bet is owned, in part, by the same Fox Corporation that broadcasts sporting events around the U.S. FOX Bet now operates its online sportsbook in four states: Colorado, New Jersey, Michigan and Pennsylvania. In May 2019, Fox announced a deal with The Stars Group, a large gaming conglomerate, to launch FOX Bet. As part of the deal, Fox granted The Stars Group the rights to use certain trademarks while promoting FOX Bet. All in all, FOX Bet's site and app get the job done, but there are some critiques we have.

Web Experience

When you first navigate to the site, you're inundated with promotions and celebrity influencers who are a big part of their brand. Perhaps that's why they attract customers, but it makes the site very busy for users who want to find markets and bet.

We've noticed that the site can be a little slow at times, perhaps because of all advertisements and images. The betting and bet slip experience is intuitive and fast — it's just the load times of pages that can take an extra moment or two.

In terms of navigation, FOX Bet is about standard with other sites. However, they consistently highlight markets that are a part of their brand — particularly their "Custom Bets" from users who request a specific market or bet type. Those can be fun for users, but they clutter up some of the main markets like game and player props.

FOXBET sportsbook app positive factorsTHE GOOD

Positive App Feedback from Action & Users

    • Deposits and withdrawals. We've heard from users that while the account creation process can be cumbersome, depositing and withdrawing funds were very easy.
    • Custom bets. While the site and app can be a little cluttered because of promos and custom bets, a lot of users like those offerings and think FOX Bet stands out among a crowded field as a result.
    • Competitive odds. FOX Bet is one of the better books in the U.S. market when it comes to odds, especially on futures and moneylines. If you're price shopping, you'll likely find they have the best odds in the market for a particular bet.

    FOXBET mobile app sportsbook app negative feedbackTHE BAD

    Negative App Feedback from Action & Users

      • Occasional glitching and freezing. We've heard from some users that the app can be inconsistent at times and that are occasional bugs you'll run into. FOX Bet is a very active company, so those will likely get fixed, but they can be frustrating when you encounter them.
      • Way too cluttered. It's clear that FOX Bet is leaning into their star-studded cast of celebrity personalities, but it makes the site and app very cluttered with pictures and advertisements for custom bets.
      • Different apps for different states. FOX Bet doesn't have one cohesive app for all users — in fact, they currently have four offered in the app store. That's not a problem for most users, but make sure you download the correct one for your state.

      Registering & Cashiering

      Each state and sportsbook are different in their requirements for users due to company policy or state-by-state regulations. We've heard FOX Bet can be a little more challenging in the sign-up process. They require a bit more information, and they sometimes ask for more proof of identity.

      Once that process is complete, however, you shouldn't have a problem with sign-up offers or depositing or withdrawing money.

      Creating an Account Requires

      If you're on your phone, you'll be prompted to download Fox Bet's app before signing up for an account. If you're on the computer, you can sign up on the website and download the app later. If FOX Bet can’t verify your identity using the below details, it may ask you to submit other proof of identity, like a photo of your license or passport.

      Full name Gender
      Last four digits of SSN Phone number
      Date of birth Address

      Payout Speed

      Perhaps the best part about using FOX Bet or any other legal U.S. book is the guarantee that your data, account and money are safe. In contrast with offshore sportsbooks with no regulatory body to hold them accountable, FOX Bet is heavily regulated by the state they operate in. That means strong user protections for bettors, who can be worry-free about whether they can access their cash once they're ready to withdraw.

      Fox Bet has a ton of deposit options, including PayPal and online banking, which tend to be the two most reliable ways to fund your account. Some people prefer using a credit/debit card, which is also an option. And since The Stars Group also owns PokerStars, you can deposit via your PokerStars Play+ Card if you prefer. FOX Bet has a wide variety of deposit and withdrawal options, including:

      Bank account Credit card
      PayPal PayNearMe
      Debit card eCheck

      Spending Controls

      Most legal sportsbooks have self-imposed limiting controls in place, and FOX Bet is no different. These are effective ways to stop yourself from betting too much if it’s becoming a problem or to be proactive about setting healthy limits for yourself. We recommend configuring whatever setup helps you maintain responsible boundaries and educating yourself. The controls FOX Bet offers include: 

      • Player limits: Limit your deposits, bet size, and playing time on FOX Bet's site and app.
      • Self-exclusion: Ban yourself from using the sportsbook for a set period.
      • Cool off: Prevent yourself from depositing or placing bets for a set time while still accessing the app.

      In addition to the FOX Bet-provided resources, The Action Network has developed bankroll management educational materials to help ensure bettors have fun and establish sustainable behavior. 

      Betting Options

      There are a variety of ways a book can be unique in its odds offerings: being the first to market, setting new markets/bets and offering independent odds. While FOX Bet doesn't prioritize the former strategy, they are one of the better books in the latter two. They consistently offer "custom bets," and they stand out by setting their own lines within sports. If you like to bet futures or sports like golf where outrights are very popular bets, FOX Bet is a book you need in your portfolio.

      Bet types available

      FOX Bet offers your standard bets, of course, but they also list every day of the year a "Custom Bet" section on their home page, which is typically fairly unique markets. These are user-requested bets, which is a cool feature for bettors who are interested in an angle but can't find it listed at a legal U.S. book.

      That’s in addition to all the popular, standard bets you can get at any sportsbook — point spreads, totals, moneyline, first half derivatives, etc. These include:

      Spreads Moneylines
      First half Second half
      Player props Totals
      Futures

      Sports Markets Offered

      In general, FOX Bet offers just about everything you'd find at another book — and if they don't, you can always request them to make a unique "custom" market. FOX Bet offers standard markets on popular sports like the NFL and NBA, but they also list odds on niche sports like darts, cricket and rugby. They also consistently offer custom bets and "super boosts," which are right on the site and app's front page. FOX Bet is very competitive in terms of price, highlighting that if you're just interested in markets and price shopping over promos, FOX Bet is a worthy book to check out.

      NFL NBA MLB
      UFC/MMA Boxing Soccer
      Golf Darts Ruby
      Hockey College football College basketball
      Tennis Table tennis Cricket

      FOX Bet vs Other Sportsbooks

      While sign-up offers, promos and user experience are crucial factors in selecting a sportsbook, the most sophisticated bettors are often worried about the price. We can compare books in this regard a couple of ways:

      • Juice: Also referred to as the “vig,” this is the tax a sportsbook charges for a bet. The standard odds for a spread bet is -110, which means you have to pay $110 to win $10. That extra $10 is the tax.
      • Hold: Similar to the juice. The hold is defined as the percentage a sportsbook keeps for every dollar wagered. It’s a better metric to measure for moneylines, for example.

      Most online U.S. books — in states where betting is entirely online and not regulated by the state lottery, at least — have standard juice on your typical bets. Take, for example, the juice on spread bets for the NFL. There’s no significant difference between sportsbooks: It is common to get -110 on both sides for both the spread and the over/under.

      In terms of hold on moneylines, FOX Bet is one of the best books in the U.S. market. They consistently have low theoretical holds on futures markets and non-game markets like golf outright odds. That's a big deal over the long run: If you're a golf bettor who can get slightly superior odds every week at FOX Bet vs. a book you were using in the past, that will add up on your bottom line over the long term.

      In other markets, they're not quite as strong. For example, for many custom bets, props, and game markets, they'll often offer just one-way markets. Those are usually -EV for bettors because they can quickly boost the juice vs. the "true" odds because bettors can't see both sides of the market.

      All in all, though, FOX Bet is unique and offers reasonable pricing on futures and smaller sports markets. Just for those reasons, it's worth adding an account and keeping an eye on their odds when you're price shopping your bets.

      Other FOX Bet Benefits

      Bet Boosts

      As they sound, Bet Boosts offer you increased odds on various events each day, giving you the chance to win more money than you would at any other book. FOX Bet also provides boosts to bets given by FOX Sports personalities, including Colin Cowherd, Clay Travis and many more.

      Super Boosts

      Super Boosts are the biggest bet boosts of the week and offer even more of an advantage to you as a bettor.

      Custom Bets

      By tweeting using the hashtag #CustomBet, you can find your proposition bet on the FOX Bet site for you to bet!

      FOX Bet Customer Service

      You can contact FOX Bet through its help center on the web, desktop software or mobile app. You’ll be provided with a template to send a message, which will include specifying your reason for contact.

      It is recommended that you be logged into your account (if you have one) when reaching out.

      Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He's a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.

      FOX Bet Frequently Asked Questions
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