Disclaimer: Fox Bet Sports has yet to launch in Michigan. This review is based on Fox Bet Sportsbooks in New Jersey and will be updated once the site goes live in Michigan.
Born out of a partnership between worldwide leaders in sports broadcasting and online gambling, Fox Bet truly represents the future of online and mobile sports betting in the US by bridging the gap between sports wagering and the sports people wager on.
Thanks to a partnership between global online gambling giant The Stars Group (TSG) and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Gaming Authority inked in early January 2020, the future is now in Michigan. This partnership gives TSG it first-skin market access for all online gambling verticals in Michigan, including online and mobile sports betting.
TSG runs the Fox Bet sports betting brand in the US, thanks to its partnership with broadcasting giant Fox Sports. The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians operates three Michigan tribal casinos, the largest of which is the Odawa Casino Resort near Petoskey.
Both entities are still in the process of securing a license and regulatory approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board. However, it appears that Fox Bet Michigan is coming to the state in 2020.
Fox Bet is essentially a rebrand of TSG’s previous sportsbook, BetStars. The big difference is this version leverages both the Fox Sports pedigree and TSG’s online gambling expertise. Fox Bet is already up and running in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and has its sights set on Michigan next.
This Fox Bet review provides guides for signing up, betting and getting money on and off the site. It also features a list of ongoing promotions, and a summary of the betting markets that will be available on Fox Bet in Michigan.
Thanks to the tax breaks in place for free play offers in Michigan, you can expect Fox Bet to hit the Michigan market with a wealth of new player bonuses.
At the very least, Fox Bet Michigan new player bonuses will match what is available in other states, including:
|Online Sportsbook||Fox Bet|
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to TBA Cash|
|Last Updated||April 2020|
Fox Bet tends to run promos surrounding major sporting events like the Super Bowl and March Madness. Plus, regular odds boosts leverage the popularity and knowledge of various Fox Sports personalities, including:
Fox Bet maintains a loyalty program. In fact, as a Fox Bet player you can participate in the same Stars Rewards program available to PokerStars poker and casino players.
Stars Rewards awards prize chests containing randomly determined cash rewards. There are six levels of chests. You get closer to obtaining a chest with each one you get and can track how close you are via a progress bar on the Fox Bet homepage.
Fox Bet makes signing up for a new account a simple and easy process that takes just minutes to complete.
You can sign up by clicking the “Join” tab on the Fox Bet homepage and entering just a minimal amount of personal information:
Fox Bet also asks you to create a unique username and password. Plus, you’ll need to provide answers to a couple of security questions.
Finally, Fox Bet uses geolocation technology to ensure you’re inside state lines and the last four digits of your Social Security number to verify your age and identity.
However, you may also need to provide a photo ID for verification.
Either way, you should be ready to make a deposit and start betting on sports at Fox Bet in a matter of minutes.
You can access the Fox Bet website on your computer with most browsers, or place bets with a mobile device using the Fox Bet mobile app.
The Fox Bet mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Apple customers will find the Fox Bet app available for download through the Apple App Store. Android customers will need to download the app from the Fox Bet website and install it independently using an .apk file.
The app and browsers versions look the same, and tab navigation and bet slip building is almost identical.
The Fox Bet mobile app also allows you access to most account management functions, including:
Fox Bet bettors can wager on the following sports:
There are several types of bets available for players to choose from on the Fox Bet platform.
This includes unique features, like custom bet, live betting and a cash-out option.
The basic betting types available on Fox Bet include:
Fox Bet also offers the following unique betting options:
In-game wagering, or live betting, is the process of betting on live games in the middle of the action.
For the most part, it’s standard wagers at odds that are adjusted as the action changes.
The Fox Bet “Custom Bet” feature allows you to create your own bet.
Propose a wager via Twitter using the hashtag #CustomBet, and Fox Bet will create odds for you to bet on if the bet is deemed a fair one.
Fox Bet offers a “cash out” option for some bets. This allows you to withdraw a portion of your winnings while you’re ahead, but before the outcome of a bet is determined.
Fox Bet makes “cash out” options visible on your bet slip.
Placing a bet with Fox Bet requires you to log in to your account, create a bet slip and confirm your wager.
Fortunately, it’s a simple process.
Just log in to your account using the credentials you provided when you signed up.
Browse through the betting markets by sport using the tabs at the top of the page. See a line you like and click on it. The line will be automatically placed into the bet slip on the right-hand side of the page.
Check the bet slip to make sure the odds are what you’re after and type in the amount you wish to wager in the space provided beside that figure.
Fox Bet will show you the possible return, the amount of your wager, the number of wagers you are placing on the bet slip, and the total payout for a win.
Click on the “Place Bet” tab to confirm the wager. Check the results after the game to see if you are a winner.
You’ll need to get money onto Fox Bet to place wagers. Plus, you’re going to want to make sure you can easily withdraw the money you win from your bets.
Fox Bet provides several easy-to-use options for deposits and withdrawals.
Fox Bet provides a variety of ways for you to get money on the site to bet with. This includes cash, credit and online third-party payment processors.
Here are the different methods for depositing on Fox Bet:
You can normally withdraw money from Fox Bet in a timely fashion using the same method you used to deposit. If withdrawals are not available with your deposit method, Fox Bet will help you make alternative arrangements.
Fox Bet withdrawal methods include:
The Fox Bet Cashier is easy to use, and you can set up the “Fast Deposit” feature with most deposit methods to make it even easier going forward.
Log in to Fox Bet using the same Stars ID and password credentials you provided on sign-up. Then, click the “Cashier” tab.
The cashier option is also available under the “More” tab.
First-time depositors will need to fill in the “Advanced Profile Form.” After that, you can make deposits with ease using your computer or mobile device via any of the available payment options.
Just click on the payment option of your choice and follow the prompts.
Withdrawing funds is almost as easy. Just click “Menu,” then “Cash out,” and follow the on-screen instructions.
Plus, fast deposits are now available, giving you a quicker way to fund your account.
Just look for the “Fast Deposit” logo beside your chosen deposit method. This gives you the option of enabling that deposit option as your fast deposit account, making it quicker and easier to get money on Fox Bet with this deposit method the next time you need to.
Fox Bet is a leader in a lot of areas. Customer support is not one of them.
Some sports betting operators maintain live chat lines and phone numbers that are staffed 24/7.
The only access to Fox Bet customer support, however, is through an email address.
That said, the response time to email queries is short, and no one is ignored.