Online Sports Book Review
Fox Bet has been available to users in New Jersey and Pennsylvania since 2019. The company used to run under The Stars Group as BetStars before merging with media conglomerate Fox to become Fox Bet. It is partnered with Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey and Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania. The online sportsbook is available to mobile customers via their app for iOS and Android users. There is not currently a desktop or mobile browser version of Fox Bet.
- Over 15 different sports to bet on
- Constant promotions and bonuses offered
- Clean and crisp interface
- No mobile or desktop browser version
To get started on the site, new users must create an account for Fox Bet. The account requires the user’s full name, gender, email, street address, and the last four digits of their social security number. The site will also run a geolocation search to ensure the user is in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
To deposit money into an account, users have a wide variety of options. All users can choose either ACH/eChecks, Neteller, PokerStars Play+ card (or a deposit straight from a PokerStars online account), Resorts’ cash cage, Skrill, MasterCard/Visa, or a PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven. There is a $10 minimum deposit, and the maximum deposit changes based on the customer.
Fox Bet offers a 100% match bonus up to $100 on a user’s first deposit. There is also a $20 free bet added to the account at sign up.
To withdraw money from a Fox Bet account, users can pick either ACH/eCheck, Skrill, Resorts’ prepaid card, or a Resorts’ cash cage. The cash cage provides the money instantly while the other options take two to five business days.
All online casino winnings must be reported to the IRS when you complete your annual federal tax return. This is done on Form 1044. You will tally up your total winnings and report them under the “other income” section. The winnings must also be added to your state tax return and are taxed according to your tax bracket.
Fox Bet offers one of the most extensive collections of sports betting options currently available to online sportsbook users. With over 15 sports available, users can bet on the major North American sports as well as cricket, rugby, Australian Rules Football, and many others. There are also numerous options for what types of bets to place, so a user should never run out of options to wager on with Fox Bet. Since the company is connected with Fox media, there are some great promotions run on the app. One of the best promotions is the “Thursday’s Can’t Lose” bet in which Fox’s Cousin Sal creates a custom wager each Thursday. Users can put money on that wager and receive up to $25 in bet insurance (paid in free bets) if they place money on that wager and it loses. Coupled with its loyalty program which rewards users with free bets, bonuses, and game tickets, Fox Bet has some of the best bonuses and promotions offered by any online sportsbook. The app itself is incredibly simple to use. It has a clean and crisp design that enhances the user experience by creating an easy to navigate interface.
The biggest issue affecting the Fox Bet app right now is that it does not have a desktop or mobile browser version. While most users have a smartphone capable of downloading the app, some users still prefer to place bets online. Not even having the option to do so can be very frustrating.
How To Place A Bet
In order to place a bet, the bettor must determine what they want to gamble on. If the bettor decides to place a bet on the New York Jets moneyline against the New York Giants, they simply have to click the moneyline option for that game. Once clicked, the bet will appear on the betslip on the right side of the page. The betslip can hold multiple bets, so a player can choose up to 10 different betting options and place money on them individually or in a parlay, round robin, or teaser bet. Once the bets are placed, the betslip is cleared and the player can place more wagers if they choose to.
How To Deposit and Withdraw
The first step for new players will be to register for an account. Account registration is very simple and should take no longer than a couple of minutes. Each player will need to submit a username, email, password, full name and address, date of birth, and the last four digits of their social security number. Once all of this is submitted, Fox Bet will run a geolocation search to ensure that the player is in the state of New Jersey or Pennsylvania. If this is successful, the next step will be to deposit money into the account. But, before depositing, users are encouraged to try out the $20 free bet that is automatically placed into an account after sign-up. This money can be used to place wagers but not withdrawn. This is a great way for users to have a free chance at seeing if Fox Bet is the right app for them.
To deposit money into an account, users have a wide variety of options. All users can choose either ACH/eChecks, Neteller, PokerStars Play+ card (or a deposit straight from a PokerStars online account), Resorts’ cash cage, Skrill, MasterCard/Visa, or a PayNearMe at a 7-Eleven. There is a $10 minimum deposit, and the maximum deposit changes based on the customer. Fox Bet offers a 100% match bonus up to $100 on a user’s first deposit. To withdraw money from a Fox Bet account, users can pick either ACH/eCheck, Skrill, Resorts’ prepaid card, or a Resorts’ cash cage. The cash cage provides the money instantly while the other options take two to five business days.
This is a great app for all users. It has a wide variety of sports betting options, easy to use app, great rewards and promotions, and a free bet to test out the website. Overall, despite not having a desktop or mobile browser version, this site is definitely worth trying out when selecting an online sportsbook in New Jersey or Pennsylvania.
- Reputation and Licensing: 5/5
- Game Variety: 5/5
- Game Quality: 5/5
- Bonuses and Promotions: 5/5
- Deposits and Withdrawals: 4.5/5
- User Experience: 4.5/5