FOX Bet Sportsbook Review and Welcome Bonus

Coming to Pennsylvania in early September 2019, the newly rebranded FOX Bet (it was previously BetStars) is looking to become the next best online sportsbook. FOX Bet PA was able to come to the Keystone State via a partnership with Mount Airy Casino. It is licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Now, let’s take a closer look at FOX Bet PA and see what it has to offer.

Pros
  • Custom Bet feature
  • Phenomenal mobile app
  • Casual friendly welcome bonus
Cons
  • Limited customer support
9.9/10
21+ T&C's Apply. NJ & PA only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler

FOX Bet Welcome Bonus - How to Claim

FOX Bet PA has a two-part welcome offer. First, you will get $20 simply for signing up for an account. Second, you will get a 100 percent deposit match up to $100. This may not be the highest amount monetarily, but the playthrough requirement is just 1x.

Getting Started/New Player Info

At the bottom of the page, there is a link to the “Help” center. When you click on this, you are brought to the FAQ page. Here, at the top of the page, there is a Sports Betting FAQ that has dozens and dozens of things pertaining to sports betting, answering quite literally every possible question you’d ever have about how to bet on sports and learning terminology.

Registration

The registration process comes in two parts. First, you must sign up for a Stars Account. This is a quick process that requires just an email, really. From here, you will be brought to the page to sign up for real money wagers. Here, you will need to provide information such as your name, DOB, address, last four digits of your social.

The registration process could be a bit more streamlined, maybe, but this is still a fast process even if done in two separate parts.

Desktop/Mobile Experience

FOX Bet PA is available on desktop, mobile web browsers and Android/iOS.

Regardless of which method you want to use, everything looks almost exactly the same as one another and functions the same. This is wonderful as you don’t need to relearn different platforms.

Starting at the top of the page, you will find a handful of the sports offered. To find the rest, there is a menu on the far right side of the page that lists every single sport offered, which far exceeds what you see on the menu.

Below this, on the home page, there are links to the promotions page, the results of games and popular bet options.

Continuing down, you get a taste of numerous things the site has to offer, such as trending bets, some of the custom bet options, advertisements and live bets currently going on at the time you are on the site.

When you have determined which sport you are interested in, click on it, and you will be brought to a page that lists all of the available games with odds for moneyline, totals and spread.

To find the betslip, you need not look far as it’s hanging out on the right-hand side of the screen. After you make selections it populates and here you can not only bet on single games, but create parlays, too. On the mobile app, the betslip is in the same vicinity, but it is rather an icon you must click on and from there, the entire page is taken up by the betslip.

Sports and Markets Available

There are plenty of sports to bet on at FOX Bet PA, including:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing/UFC
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Motor Sports
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

In terms of market, you'll find plenty of options as well. A couple of examples are:

  • Moneyline: betting on teams to win outright
  • Spread: an amount of points separating two teams to make the game “equal”
  • Totals: betting on the total points in a contest
  • Futures: betting on an event that will happen at a later date
  • Parlay: betting on numerous games on one ticket where all of the “legs” must win in order for you to win
  • Round Robin: betting on numerous parlay options
  • Teaser: manipulating things such as the spread in your favor, while altering the odds

Betting Lines

The betting lines at FOX Bet PA are great. In fact, even though by just a few points here and there, you will find the lines to be more favorable than even the top competitors, such as FanDuel.

Looking at a lot of the top online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania, we can confidently say that Fox Bet PA has some of, if not the best odds and lines out there.

Betting Features

  • Live Betting: At FOX Bet PA, you can bet on games that are currently in progress. However, keep in mind that the odds reflect what is actively happening in the game. The odds will lock while plays are occurring.

  • Cash Out: If you make a bet that is going south, you can cash out of the bet. You will get a fraction of your money back, but this will allow you to keep the virtual bankroll going, even if not with a lot of money.
  • Custom Bets: Arguably one of the most unique features in online sportsbooks today, customers of FOX Bet PA can tweet at FOX Bet PA and suggest different bets, using #CustomBets. These could be bets like “Patriots -13.5 and Julian Edelman scores a touchdown” or something similar like that.

  • Boosted Bets: Here, on a daily basis, FOX Bet PA will have a list of betting options where the odds are artificially boosted. This could be for anything. Check the site daily.

Trust and Safety

Under the FOX banner, FOX Bet PA comes equipped with plenty of resources to instill frameworks to keep customers safe. Furthermore, FOX Bet PA must have systems in place to do so with the license received from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Payments and Banking

Deposit methods at FOX Bet PA include:

  • ACH/eCheck
  • VISA/MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Stars Transfer
  • PokerStars Play+ Card
  • Skrill
  • Cash Cage: in-person transaction at Mount Airy Casino

Withdrawals are made simple as well, thanks to:

  • Skrill
  • ACH/eCheck
  • PayPal
  • Cash Cage

Having PayPal is wonderful for FOX Bet PA and is always our recommended banking method. Deposits and withdrawals process extremely fast and you will get your winnings back more than likely in the same day you initiate the withdrawal.

Payment Method Deposit Amount Withdrawal Amount Withdrawal Time
10 Min N/A 3-10 Business Days
10 Min N/A 3-10 Business Days
10 Min N/A 3-10 Business Days
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10 Min N/A 3-10 Business Days

Overall

The customer support at FOX Bet PA is limited to just email and the FAQ section. One suggestion would be to add a live chat or phone support. Beyond that, FOX Bet PA has everything you’d need and more, combined with innovation, creativity and a unique flavor that will keep you interested. Not only is there custom bets, but there are daily promotions centered around FOX Sports TV personalities that include the potential for even more money in your pocket.

FAQ

Is Sports betting legal in Pennsylvania?

Yes.

Are offshore sportsbooks legal in Pennsylvania?

Unless the sportsbook is licensed and regulated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, it is illegal to use and operate in the state.

What is the legal age to gambling in Pennsylvania?

21.

Do I have to live in Pennsylvania to bet online?

While you do not need to live in Pennsylvania to bet online, you must be located within the confines of the state. Using Fox Bet PA, you will need to allow for the use of its geolocation software to confirm this.

9.9/10
21+ T&C's Apply. NJ & PA only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler