Editors Note: FoxBet was formally known as BetStars
PokerStars has proven to be a superstar for its parent The Stars Group, so BetStars was launched in September 2018 to extend that success to sports betting in New Jersey. The name was changed to FoxBet in the autumn of 2019.
Both the desktop and mobile sites, available for iOS and Android, have clean lines and picture-perfect navigation to have bettors wagering quickly and often. You can also easily navigate to the PokerStars sister site.
With more than a dozen sports offered on the menu, from U.S. professional leagues to NCAA to multiple foreign soccer leagues, both pre-game and in-play bets offer a wide opportunity for bettors to win.
Among the site’s innovative plays is Spin & Bet, which for 10 percent of a user’s bet (up to $100), bettors can spin the wheel for a chance to win and odds increase of up to 10 times.
Other promotions offered is “Lock In Your Profits,” which allows a cash out option to get winnings before the tide changes in the game. And “Super Boost” let’s bettors enjoy bigger odds on key professional and collegiate single bets or parlays.
Bets, taken as low as one cent, are available through the expected moneylines, point spreads, totals and futures with multiple parlays and round-robins at the bettors’ fingertips.
Bettors can take their wagers up a notch, by clicking in-play for a list of all market action available for games that already have started. The ante is upped as users place bets in real time as the app automatically updates in real time as well. Bettors may well think they are in the stadium or ballpark with the only thing missing is the smell of popcorn or peanuts.
Users shouldn’t lose a beat due to accounts drying up by using multiple banking options from Instant e-Checks to credit cards and e-wallets to prepaid cards (listed below).
FoxBet also offers Stars Rewards where bettors earn points with every wager settled that can be used to toward reward chests with increasing value.
In May, Stars Group signed a deal with FOX Sports to bring together two giants of their respective fields. FOX purchased nearly 5 percent of Stars Group with an option over the next 10 years to acquire up to 50 percent.
That partnership eventually resulted in a name change from BetStars to FOXBet adding fuel to the brand with little or no change expected to its innovative and fun style of play.
Bets are innovative
Good selection of banking options
Big thumbs up on live betting
Only in New Jersey, which prohibits bets on in-state colleges
Weak customer support
WHERE IT OPERATES
DEPOSIT & WITHDRAWAL METHODS
FoxBet offers a long list of ways users can fund their account: Instant e-checks, PayPal, Mastercard, VISA, PayNearMe, PokerStars Play+ Card, PokerStars instant online banking, Skrill and Resorts’ Cage. If you need money fast, FoxBet recommends Mastercard, VISA, Instant EChecks and Skrill on your desktop.
Use several of those same options to make a withdrawal: instant e-checks, PayPal, PokerStars Play + card, Skrill and Resorts’s Cage. Payout via the FoxBet NJ app takes three days to process.
MOBILE INTERFACE *****
The mobile version is a mini me of the desktop where clicks and opportunities to win abound right in your hand. The interface is sharp, easy to understand and simple navigate. Really!
DEPOSIT METHODS *****
Multiple secure options include Instant e-checks, PayPal, Mastercard, VISA, PayNearMe, PokerStars Play+ Card, PokerStars instant online banking, Skrill and Resorts’ Cage.
EASE OF DEPOSITS AND WITHDRAWALS ****
Depending on the method chosen determines arrival of time of funds into your account. FoxBet recommends Skrill, Instant eChecks Mastercard and VISA for a quick turnaround via your desktop. Using the app for deposits takes more time.
SAFETY AND SECURITY ****
BetStars takes advantage of the industry’s leading safeguards to ensure a bettors privacy and security. A must-read terms of service and legal policy are available at the bottom of the site.
CUSTOMER SERVICE ***
A site with this kind of cred should offer multiple ways of access to its support staff but doesn’t. Users are encouraged to check out a thorough FAQ to troubleshoot problems before contacting the 24/7 support team via a submission form.
USER EXPERIENCE *****
Clicking on help takes you to a series of extensive primers that prime bettors to dive into FoxBet experience. From a How to Guide, House Rules, a Sports Betting FAQ and instructions on how deposits and withdrawal works, you’ll feel as if you’ve graduated from FoxBet U.
For newbies or experienced bettors, FoxBet is fresh entry on a stage that is still relatively young. It’s design, loaded with options but not overwhelming, encourages exploration to make the most out of its offers, real-time updates and innovative betting possibilities.
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