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FOX Bet began its life in New Jersey as BetStars, the online sportsbook arm of The Stars Group. TSG is best known for creating PokerStars, the world’s biggest online poker site.
The book originally opened up shop in September 2018, but after TSG struck a deal with Fox Sports, the new partners decided to rebrand the site as FOX Bet in order to leverage the name recognition the sprawling media conglomerate enjoys.
The sports betting app certainly lives up to the high standards of TSG software, offering a proprietary platform that is in many ways second to none, huge bet variety, solid cashiering and seamless integration with TSG’s existing NJ online casino and poker products. Yet, less than stellar pricing in spots knocks the book down a peg. There’s still more good than bad, but a little refinement might be in order.
FOX Bet is offering NJ Online Gambling readers a risk-free bet up to $500. To get your free money, all you need to do is create your account by clicking any of the links or buttons on this page.
|FOX Bet NJ Promo Code||Just click here|
|Welcome Offer||$500 Risk-Free Bet|
|Bonus Valid||April 2021|
|Atlantic City Partner||Resorts AC|
$500 Risk-Free Bet
When you create a new FOX Bet account, it will make your initial wager, placed within the first 30 days with odds no longer than -200, risk-free! This means if your first bet wins, it will be paid out as usual, and you can cash out, or keep playing with the winnings. If that bet happens to come up a little short, no worries, FOX Bet will refund the full amount of that first bet up to $500 in the form of a free bet.
The free bet will be loaded to your account within 24 hours of the bet being settled, and has to be used within 7 days, or it will disappear. Its also important to note that payouts from the free bet only pay out profits. What does this mean? It means that a typical cash bet of $500 placed on a +200 odds wager would pay $1500 ($500 bet + $1000 profit) but a free bet would pay out $1000 (profit only).
The FOX Bet NJ app looks and functions about as well as one would expect from a company renowned for its cutting-edge and proprietary gaming platforms. Well, maybe nearly as well.
Upon logging in (or just opening the app), players will be treated to a homepage that highlights the apps best promotions, its most popular bets (broken out tabularly by sport), and some featured “Odds Boosts”. There are also sections for trending bets and current in-game bets. It’s all very nicely laid out, effectively packing a lot of info into a tight space without putting too much strain on the eyes.
Aesthetically and functionally this is a beautiful app, featuring a vibrant yet digestible color scheme, plenty of graphical icons, and that level of responsiveness TSG products are known for. Account management features — and there are a lot of them — are neatly tucked away in the easily accessible ‘Account’ section, while key markets are listed horizontally at the top of the screen. In addition, players can easily access PokerStars NJ, and PokerStars Casino which all share a common wallet. Cashier access, promotional tabs, and user customization settings are all a click away. In terms of bells and whistles, players won’t find better than FOX Bet NJ.
There are a few drawbacks. On occasion, we found that betting options for individual games/matches were slow to load, or didn’t load at all. A simple refresh generally fixed the issue though. Furthermore, the app is a little unwieldy in spots. Finding a market, and straight bets within that market is a breeze, but the bets for an individual game are just lumped together, sometimes making it difficult to find something particular. It’s fine for less popular contests, but for say, and NFL game, filters would be nice.
Otherwise, FOX Bet does an admirable job of grouping futures bets, and the combination of the Calendar and Highlights tabs works wonderfully for bettors looking to plan out some higher value bets.
The big no-no at launch was that FOX Bet NJ was initially only available for Android powered devices, with iOS and computer access added later. This black mark was quickly addressed, and FOX Bet is now available on all platforms.
Thanks to its integration with the PokerStars NJ platform, FOX Bet didn’t start from scratch with its cashier, and it shows. From the very start it has offered a nice range of safe and reliable deposit and withdrawal options within the app. FOX Bet NJ ranks up there with the best payment processors in the biz.
|Payment Method||Deposit?||Withdrawal?||Min. Deposit|
|Online Bank Transfer||Yes||Yes||$10|
|Stars Transfer (eChecks)||Yes||Yes||$10|
|Cash @ Resorts Cage||Yes||Yes||$10|
FOX Bet will conveniently store the most recently used deposit methods, enabling bettors to place subsequent deposits much faster than they would be able to otherwise. Deposits generally validate in the blink of an eye, faster than on any other app we’ve used.
One small drawback is that FOX Bet sets initial deposit limits quite low. Being limited to around $500 a day and $2,000 a month for most methods feels a little too restrictive. High rollers are probably best served using Skrill, which sets a $15,000 monthly limit, or of heading down to Resorts AC, where they can deposit up to $30,000 a shot ($100,000 monthly limit). Of course, players can also request increased limits, and support will generally oblige, pending all of their previous deposits processed.
Players looking for consistently great lines across the board might be mildly disappointed by FOX Bet. While its NFL point spreads and totals are generally par for the industry, the money lines we observed so far for MLB, NFL, and other sports are pretty mediocre: On average, they’re still a tick better than the money lines posted on DraftKings Sportsbook, but degrees worse than on FanDuel Sportsbook and Caesars.
This is not to say that FOX Bet NJ is devoid of high value opportunities, far from it. In addition to myriad promotions, many of which significantly bolster a player’s expected value, the app will occasionally post a really competitive pre-game money line. So keep an eye out. Not to mention, players that like to roll the dice on elaborate prop bets will often get to do so on FOX Bet with superior odds, thanks to the app’s Odds Boost innovation. And we can assure you that Odds Boosts aren’t just a once-in-a-while gimmick. No, it seems like all major market games feature a variety of these reduced juice wagers.
Regular old prop bets are probably best avoided as the lines on even odds outcomes generally hover around -120, which isn’t great. And in-game odds are predictably worse than their pre-game counterparts, but not by any material degree more than they are on most other NJ online sportsbooks.
FOX Bet NJ is currently a little light on markets. Instead of having 25+ available, like on FOX Bet’s international offering, New Jersey has less. In the Garden State you’ll find all of the following:
FOX Bet might be a little light on markets, but it nearly makes up for it by offering plenty of bets within each market, some of which are presented via betting formats that can’t be enjoyed elsewhere. Does it sport the most bets of any NJ online sportsbook? No, certainly not, but it at least ranks near the middle, and especially excels in the soccer market.
In terms of betting formats, FOX Bet supports most of the standard fare including straight bets, totals, futures, parlays, and props. Surprisingly, teasers are not available on the site. To us, this signals that FOX Bet perhaps hasn’t fully adapted to the NJ market, as teasers are predominantly tied to popular American sports like football and basketball.
Also, players big on betting props might be let down. While FOX Bet NJ does offer a healthy number of obscure team and individual bets, that number is still less than half of what we’ve seen at other books.
In-play, a betting format where bettors can place wagers on a game in-progress, is all the rage of late. So it was little surprise to find the option featured front-and-center on the FOX Bet NJ app.
FOX Bet does a serviceable, but hardly mind-blowing, job with in-play. Technically, everything appears up to snuff, with bets updating fluidly, and the server responding swiftly to in-play bet requests. So much so, that there was never really a question of whether we’d be shut out of a line.
Yet, for a European operator with oodles of cash, we just expected a little more variety. In fairness, for the bigger contests the app does offer a decent swatch of in-play options, and we’re sure that number will improve even further over time, but the average contest might only support half-a-dozen in-play bets or less. Better than nothing, but hardly enough to differentiate FOX Bet from the pack.
Thanks to the cash out feature on FOX Bet NJ, players now have a legitimate way to quickly modulate their risk. The Cash out option functions pretty much how one might expect, granting players the option on straight and parlay bets (pre-game and live) to take a convenient off-ramp, so to speak, locking up less cash then they would if they won, but more than they would if the bet was lost.
The exact amount of a cash out is a reflection of the original wager size and the current in-play odds. For instance, if the New York Giants are ransacking Philadelphia Eagles 35 – 10 at halftime, and you bet the Giants, a cash out would probably pay close to the full amount of the wager. Flip the script and you’ll be getting cents on the dollar.
What would a Stars app be without some sort of slot machine mechanic?
Spin & Bet is perfect for action junkies that don’t mind giving up a little for the chance of winning a lot. How it works is that bettors first allocate 10% of their bet to the fates. Then, FOX Bet determines via RNG if the remaining 90% of that wager will receive an enhanced payout, should it win. A little less than half the time (47.7%) it won’t, but the other times, it’ll receive a bump between 1.2x and 10x.
Naturally the odds of hitting a top multiplier are significantly lower than a smaller enhancement. For instance, the odds of landing on 1.5x are a respectable 7.5%, but players only have a 1 in 1,000 chance of scoring that elusive 10x multiplier.
Give FOX Bet credit for implementing a feature that introduces an added element of fun to sports betting, which on average will see players exchange 10% of their wager for augmented payouts more than half the time — not bad.
There’s perhaps no other NJ online sportsbook that does promotions as well as FOX Bet NJ. Beyond its lucrative welcome package, the app offers players a multitude of ways to boost their chances of success. Its promotional vehicles run the whole spectrum, from small on-the-fly bonuses, to season long events designed with maximum sweat in mind.
Here’s a quick glance of the types of promos players can expect on the regular:
Beyond these, we’ve also seen the occasional high-value one-off promotion. A good example would be 100/1 Super Bowl Winner, which offered players 100/1 odds on the first $5 of a Super Bowl future bet. That’s a pretty big deal considering several teams were listed at 10/1 or better, opening the door for players to win more than 10x what they would normally.
FOX Bet users, like those on PokerStars and PokerStars Casino, can take advantage of the Stars Rewards program. For each real money bet that you place, bettors will be compensated with Rewards Points which will be shown in an on-screen progress bar. Each time you fill the bar you’ll unlock a chest which is packed with lucrative, personalized extras. Rewards can be anything, like a bonus, tickets, or extra StarsCoin that can be swapped for prizes in the Rewards Store. As soon as you fill your bar and earn a chest, you’ll be given a new bar to fill. If you fill the bar ten times in a rolling 28-day period you’ll be upgraded to a bigger, better bar and chest.
The larger the chest, the more value you’ll find in it. The first tier, Blue, will have compensation between $.25 and $5 stuffed inside. A nice extra, but nothing extraordinary. However, the sixth and final tier, the Black Chest, will award between $35 – $700 when opened. The probabilities are certainly weighted towards the lower end of the prize range, but there’s a roughly 10% chance you’ll end up with one of the top 3 prize values.
To keep your current VIP level you just need to earn 1 chest every 28-days. If you fail to meet that threshold you’ll be knocked down a peg.
Rewards Points are key to climbing the loyalty ladder. Whenever a bet is settled you’ll receive 1.7 points for every $1 wagered. For multiple or accumulators you’ll get 4.7 points per $1. As mentioned, you can also earn RP while playing poker (100 RP for every $1 in rake), and casino games (rate varies by game/slot).
Each chest will expire within 30-days, so there’s no reason to save them.
FOX Bet offers an array of support options, with some being more useful than others. For the most common inquiries there is a FAQ, which is pretty well laid out and covers a diverse array of topics.
There is also a contact support form. Players can use this form to write messages to support, which will be responded to via email. Along with their message, players are encouraged to select relevant categories and sub-categories, so that it’ll be easier for support to kick the question to the proper department, resulting in a faster turnaround time.
FOX Bet does not allow players to call in directly. Instead they must request a callback.
The ability to Live Chat with a support representative was notably absent. Live Chat has become a service that bettors have come to expect within the NJ market, and will undoubtedly be missed.
All in all, our support experience was a mixed bag, and we expect somewhat better.
After Amaya’s acquisition of PokerStars in June 2014, the company began exploring opportunities outside of poker, turning its focus partly to sports wagering verticals. In August of the following year, the iGaming behemoth purchased daily fantasy sports (DFS) site Victiv, later rebranding it as StarsDraft.
The newly-minted StarsDraft had its official U.S. launch in September 2015, competing with the likes of industry giants FanDuel and DraftKings. Only one month later, however, the company decided to limit operations to just four states, citing regulatory concerns.
After StarsDraft’s entry into the DFS market, the company pushed forward towards offering full-on sports betting in jurisdictions outside of the U.S., where the industry remained explicitly illegal. While Stars had taken its first sports bet back in March 2015, it didn’t spin off its sportsbook as a standalone site until that November, when it purchased the BetStars.com domain.
One month later, the operation went live, offering 23 betting markets, including eSports. The site was originally powered by technology supplied by UK sports platform provider Amelco.
True to form, PokerStars soon began innovating in the space, launching a feature called Spin & Bet – a hybrid sports game which bore similarities to the popular Spin & Go poker games.
In addition, it began fusing poker with sports wagering, offering betting odds on major tournaments. Other innovations followed, like BetStars Sports Jackpots, a mix between DFS and real money tournaments.
PokerStars launched its online poker product in New Jersey in 2016 through a partnership with Atlantic City’s Resorts Casino. When sports betting was made legal in the state, it continued its relationship with the casino, launching its BetStars NJ Android app on September 19, 2018.
PokerStars’ sports offering was the eighth sports betting app to launch in the Garden State, and was part of a flurry of sportsbooks to go live during the time period.
In May 2020 The Stars Group combined with Flutter Entertainment plc. Flutter now controls not only the TSG brands, but also the likes of FanDuel, Betfair, Paddy Power, Sky Betting, Full Tilt, and more.