FOX Bet Sportsbook Bonus Code & App Review

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Disclaimer: FOX Bet Sportsbook is not yet live in Iowa. This review is speculative based on its offering in other states and will be updated after its Iowa sportsbook goes live.

One of the top sports broadcasting entities, FOX Sports, is also aiming to be a player in the Iowa sports betting scene with its FOX Bet Sportsbook.

We will explain how to sign up and download the FOX Sports app, deposit money and how to bet. We also tell you what FOX Bet bonus code you need to receive a risk-free $500 bet to help fund your account right from the get-go.

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Why Choose FOX Bet Iowa Sportsbook?
  • A risk-free first bet, up to $500.
  • Tons of betting options and betting markets.
  • Easy-to-use app for both Android and Apple.
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Is FOX Bet legal in Iowa?

Yes, sports betting became legal in Iowa with the passage of SF617 in May 2019.

Retail and online sportsbooks began opening later that year, with more entering the sports betting landscape in 2020.

Some states prohibit wagering on local colleges entirely. Iowa is not one of them, but the state does have slightly stricter rules for college betting. While wagering on games involving Iowa teams is legal, you are not allowed to make prop bets on individual college athletes, whether they’re from Iowa or not.

FOX Bet Iowa new player bonus – up to $500 value

FOX Bet provides a risk-free bet of up to $500 to new customers in Iowa. The good news is that you don’t need a FOX Bet promo code to get it.

After you place your first real money wager, FOX Bet will refund you up to $500 if your bet loses.

While FOX Bet says it will refund the full amount of your bet, up to $500, if your wager loses, actually you will receive your refund as a free bet bonus, not as cash. Thus, you cannot simply cash out or make smaller bets; you will have to make another bet in the same amount as the first.

Also, the first bet must have minimum odds of -200. So, this means if you place your first bet on a big favorite that loses, you will not get a refund, so pay close attention when it comes to the odds.

Despite a few terms and conditions to be aware of, this is a great offer because it can potentially help you build up a nice bankroll.

FOX Bet Sportsbook Bonus Code 2021

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Last UpdatedJanuary 22, 2021

Sports betting promotions on the FOX Bet app

The FOX Bet IA app does not have as many betting promotions as some other Iowa sportsbooks, there’s still a decent amount.

Besides the risk-free bet offer, here are others you may find:

  • Free Bet Friday: This is one of the best promos because you don’t have to risk anything to have the chance to get a free $100 bet. All you need to do is follow FOX Bet on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook. Every Friday morning, there will be a post on its social media channels. All you have to do is respond or like the post to be entered for a chance to win a $100 bet. Your odds of winning vary depending on the number of entries each week.
  • Bet Boosts: While most sportsbooks offer bet boosts, FOX ties many of its offers to FOX celebrities. For example, Charissa Thompson, Colin Cowherd and Clay Travis make picks, and then those picks receive boosted odds on the FOX Bet Sportsbook app. So, if you watch FOX Sports programming, you can find out what those boosts will be immediately.
  • Other Offers: FOX Bet is continually adding new promos, so be on the lookout for offers. You can check the FOX Bet promo page or check your email. Some offers are as simple as giving you a free $5 bet when you place at least a $10 parlay.

How to sign up for a FOX Bet IA account

Obviously, you can’t do anything with FOX Bet Sportsbook until you create an account. Here’s how to do so:

  1. On either the FOX Bet Sportsbook app or website, click the blue “Joinbutton.
  2. Enter your email address and create a username and password and then click “Continue.”
  3. Then check the boxes that state you are at least 21 years or older and read the privacy policy. You also can choose to check the other boxes to consent to receiving marketing info, but it’s not required.
  4. To have a real money account, you must enter your info. Include your first and last name, date of birth, the last four digits of your Social Security number and cellphone number.
  5. On the next page, enter your address.
  6. Select and answer two security questions. Be sure you remember your answers for future account use.
  7. Verify that you have read the terms of service, and then your FOX Bet Sportsbook account will be up and running.

From start to finish, getting signed up with FOX Bet should only take a few minutes. On the off chance that your identity cannot be verified, you might have to submit a photo of your identification. This usually can be done by taking a picture of your driver’s license.

FOX Bet Sportsbook app in Iowa

While the FOX Bet online sportsbook is accessible via both its app and website, this section focuses on the app. Both the app and website are so similar, in fact, we feel that transitioning between the two is seamless.

How to download the FOX Bet IA app

To get started, you need to download the FOX Bet app and install it on your Android phone or tablet or on your iPad or iPhone. You can click our links to the FOX Bet site and continue to download from there.

Android devices will ask if you want to download and install the selected file. Once the app installs, you can start using it.

Navigating the FOX Bet app

Once you open the FOX Bet app, you’ll log in by clicking the link at the top of the page.

From there, you’ll notice that you can use the app in both the vertical and horizontal positions. While some sports betting apps differ slightly in the two positions, FOX Bet is not one of them. Here are some of its features:

  • Homepage: On the main page, there are links across the top for the top sports betting options and live events. Below are tabs for popular bets, the FOX Bet promos page and results from recently completely contests. As you continue scrolling, you’ll see listings for the most popular upcoming games. There are tabs so you can select your wagers, links to live games, bet boosts and #CustomBets.
  • Bet Slip: The bet slip is the most important feature of any online sportsbook. While FOX Bet’s works well, you might not notice it at first. It’s in the upper-right corner of the screen. As you place bets, a red circle with a number will display your number of selections. Once you open the bet slip, you can place single-game wagers, parlays or round robins.
  • Promotions Page: It’s worthwhile to check the FOX Bet promos page with regularity. Here, you’ll see the ongoing offers. By clicking on them, it will bring up all the promotion details to know exactly how the offer works.
  • Main Menu: To access your account, click on the person silhouette icon at the top of the screen. Under your account, you will find links for making a deposit or withdrawal. You change your info, including your login and security settings. You can also access the help desk or upload any documents you need to for verifying your account.

Best features of the FOX Bet Sportsbook app

Here’s our look at what we like most about the FOX Bet Sportsbook app:

  • Simple App and Website: Sportsbooks can have a lot to offer users, from thousands of bet possibilities to promotions and bet boosts, but sometimes that’s too much. Instead, FOX Bet does a great job of keeping things simple. There are links to everything you need, but there’s empty space on both the sports betting app and website. Not having a scrolling marquee is another plus.
  • FOX Bet’s Social Media: If you follow FOX Bet on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you could win free $100 bets on Fridays as well as the ability to create custom bets via FOX Bet’s Twitter page.
    If there’s a bet you’re looking for and it doesn’t exist, all you have to do is tweet the bet to @FOXBet with #CustomBet, and if the sportsbook likes it and it’s doable, it will put it online.
  • Rewards Program: Having a rewards program of any kind is always going to earn our praises. FOX Bet Sportsbook offers a rewards program where players can earn free bets or cash.

How could FOX Bet Sportsbook improve?

Here’s what we think FOX Bet Sportsbook could improve upon:

  • Less Cross Promotion: We knew when FOX Bet was first announced that we would see crossovers between the TV product and the sportsbook. However, especially when it comes to the FOX Bet online sportsbook, it feels like there are too many FOX Sports personalities. From Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe to Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long, it can be too much. We’re going to the FOX Bet app to place sports bets, not to watch FOX Sports.
  • More ways to contact customer service: It’s disappointing to see a customer service department with one contact method. Other Iowa sportsbooks give you the option to text, call or live chat. At FOX Bet, you can only submit your problem via an online form.
  • Simplified Rewards Program: While we do love  that FOX Bet has a loyalty program, we wish it was easier to understand. The criteria for receiving rewards are not especially clear. Why not have a program with set levels and allows users to know what they need to do to achieve various rewards?

Bet types available at FOX Bet in Iowa

Here are the bet types available on FOX Bet Sportsbook, along with an example of each:

  • Moneyline: Bets in which you are selecting who will win. You can tell which team is favored because it will be listed with a negative odds number. For example, if the Chicago White Sox are playing the Minnesota Twins, the moneyline could be White Sox -188, Twins +160. You would need to bet $188 on Chicago to win a profit of $100, while a $100 wager on Minnesota would get you $160.
  • Spreads: You are selecting a team to win with a handicap attached. If you wager on the favored team, it must win by a certain number of points. If you bet on the underdog, it can either win the game outright or only lose by a set number of points. If the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are playing, the spread might be Bucks -10.5, Bulls +10.5. A wager on Milwaukee requires the Bucks to win by 11 points or more. While a wager on Chicago needs the Bulls to win the game or lose by 10 points or fewer.
  • Totals: You are picking whether the total number of something will be either lower or higher than the number provided by FOX Bet. It is most common for totals to be in reference to the total number of points scored by two teams in a game. For example, the total for a BearsPackers game could be 44.5. That means if the final score is 24-20, wagers on the under would win because there were 44 points scored in the game. Totals are also known as over/unders and can be used for stats other than point totals.
  • Props: Bets that have to do with a team- or player-related event during a game. Props are basically a sportsbook posing a question and asking you to answer whether it will or will not happen. For example, FOX Bet could have a prop bet on whether Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will score a touchdown in the next game.
  • Parlays: You make multiple selections, and in order to win, all the outcomes you select must happen. For example, during the NHL season, you could make a three-team parlay where you bet on the Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild all to win. The only way your parlay wins is if all three teams win their games.
  • Teasers: Bets in which you can tweak the spreads for multiple games to make them easier to get right. Teasers are most common for football and basketball games. During the college football season, you could do a teaser in which you bet on Iowa (+3.5), Iowa State (-5.5) and Northwestern (+6.5) all to cover the spreads. In football, it is common to do six-point teasers. So, now the spreads would be Iowa (+9.5), Iowa State (+0.5) and Northwestern (+12.5), making it easier to get your bet right. The amount you win would go down when doing a teaser in this manner.
  • Round Robins: You are pairing some of your selections together, but not all of them, making it possible to win even if you miss a pick. For example, if you do a three-team round robin on the Blues, Blackhawks and Wild winning, your picks would be grouped in twos. Meaning you’d have one bet for the Blues and Hawks to win, one for the Blues and Wild and one for the Blackhawks and Wild. Thus, if Chicago and St. Louis won, but Minnesota lost, you still would win one of your wagers.
  • Futures: Bets that are for events to take place later. The most popular futures bets are picking teams to win the title in their respective sports. FOX Bet’s online sportsbook also has futures markets for season win totals for individual teams, for individual player accomplishments and more.
  • Live Betting: Bets of the live, in game variety aren’t a specific type of bet, but they are another way to wager on sports. Live betting takes place during games, and the odds can shift dramatically from one moment to the next, depending on what is going on during a game. Based on the sport and game, you can bet on everything from the game’s eventual outcome to what will take place during the next pitch or possession.

Bet types available at FOX Bet in Iowa

Here are the bet types available on FOX Bet Sportsbook, along with an example of each:

  • Moneyline: Bets in which you are selecting who will win. You can tell which team is favored because it will be listed with a negative odds number. For example, if the Chicago White Sox are playing the Minnesota Twins, the moneyline could be White Sox -188, Twins +160. You would need to bet $188 on Chicago to win a profit of $100, while a $100 wager on Minnesota would get you $160.
  • Spreads: You are selecting a team to win with a handicap attached. If you wager on the favored team, it must win by a certain number of points. If you bet on the underdog, it can either win the game outright or only lose by a set number of points. If the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls are playing, the spread might be Bucks -10.5, Bulls +10.5. A wager on Milwaukee requires the Bucks to win by 11 points or more. While a wager on Chicago needs the Bulls to win the game or lose by 10 points or fewer.
  • Totals: You are picking whether the total number of something will be either lower or higher than the number provided by FOX Bet. It is most common for totals to be in reference to the total number of points scored by two teams in a game. For example, the total for a BearsPackers game could be 44.5. That means if the final score is 24-20, wagers on the under would win because there were 44 points scored in the game. Totals are also known as over/unders and can be used for stats other than point totals.
  • Props: Bets that have to do with a team- or player-related event during a game. Props are basically a sportsbook posing a question and asking you to answer whether it will or will not happen. For example, FOX Bet could have a prop bet on whether Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will score a touchdown in the next game.
  • Parlays: You make multiple selections, and in order to win, all the outcomes you select must happen. For example, during the NHL season, you could make a three-team parlay where you bet on the Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild all to win. The only way your parlay wins is if all three teams win their games.
  • Teasers: Bets in which you can tweak the spreads for multiple games to make them easier to get right. Teasers are most common for football and basketball games. During the college football season, you could do a teaser in which you bet on Iowa (+3.5), Iowa State (-5.5) and Northwestern (+6.5) all to cover the spreads. In football, it is common to do six-point teasers. So, now the spreads would be Iowa (+9.5), Iowa State (+0.5) and Northwestern (+12.5), making it easier to get your bet right. The amount you win would go down when doing a teaser in this manner.
  • Round Robins: You are pairing some of your selections together, but not all of them, making it possible to win even if you miss a pick. For example, if you do a three-team round robin on the Blues, Blackhawks and Wild winning, your picks would be grouped in twos. Meaning you’d have one bet for the Blues and Hawks to win, one for the Blues and Wild and one for the Blackhawks and Wild. Thus, if Chicago and St. Louis won, but Minnesota lost, you still would win one of your wagers.
  • Futures: Bets that are for events to take place later. The most popular futures bets are picking teams to win the title in their respective sports. FOX Bet’s online sportsbook also has futures markets for season win totals for individual teams, for individual player accomplishments and more.
  • Live Betting: Bets of the live, in game variety aren’t a specific type of bet, but they are another way to wager on sports. Live betting takes place during games, and the odds can shift dramatically from one moment to the next, depending on what is going on during a game. Based on the sport and game, you can bet on everything from the game’s eventual outcome to what will take place during the next pitch or possession.

Sports betting options at FOX Bet IA

When it comes to the sports that you can bet on at FOX Bet Sportsbook, there is only one fairly major sport that is lacking, and that’s auto racing.

So, if you are hoping to wager on NASCAR or place an IndyCar bet, then FOX Bet is not the Iowa sportsbook for you.

However, if you want to bet on football (either college or NFL betting), basketball (WNBA, NBA or college), Major League Baseball or the NHL, then FOX Bet has you covered.

And that’s far from all. You can bet on the PGA Tour, UFC, WTA or ATP and Major League Soccer. FOX also has lots of international soccer leagues to wager on, such as the FIFA World Cup, English Premier League and Europa League.

What Iowa teams can I bet on?

With no major pro sports team in Iowa, the top local betting choices are college athletics. Iowa is home to the Northern Iowa Panthers, Drake Bulldogs, Iowa State Cyclones and Iowa Hawkeyes.

Both the Hawkeyes and Cyclones play in the Football Bowl Subdivision, while the Panthers and Bulldogs reside in the Football Championship Subdivision. That means that bets for all Iowa and Iowa State’s games will be on FOX Bet, while some of Drake and Northern Iowa’s games might not.

Find out more about betting on Hawkeyes football and Cyclones NCAAF here.

As for men’s college basketball, you can wager on all four schools at FOX Bet Sportsbook throughout the regular season and postseason, including the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

Just because Iowa doesn’t have any pro teams, it doesn’t mean you can’t support those in our neighboring states. Here’s a refresher on the major leagues teams that aren’t too far away:

  • NFL: There are three teams in the NFC North from states surrounding Iowa: the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. And the Kansas City Chiefs, who play in the AFC West, also aren’t too far away, and with a quarterback like Patrick Mahomes, they’re also incredibly fun to watch.
  • NHL: All three NHL teams that are close to Iowa play in the Western Conference’s Central Division. They are the St. Louis Blues, Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.
  • NBA: Three teams in the NBA also are nearby. They are the Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls, both of whom play in the Eastern Conference’s Central Division. While the Minnesota Timberwolves are in the Northwest Division in the NBA’s Western Conference.
  • MLB: There are six baseball teams that we can use proximity to call our own, three each in the AL and NL. In the AL we’ve got the Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox and Kansas Royals, all in the Central Division. While in the NL, there are the Chicago Cubs, Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers, all three of whom are in the Central Division.

FOX Bet futures betting in Iowa

This is what the futures markets are like on the FOX Bet Sportsbook app:

  • NFL: FOX Bet has quite a few futures for the NFL. You can wager on which team will win the Super Bowl, both the AFC and NFC and all six divisions. As long as there is an undefeated or winless team, you also can bet on whether someone will go 16-0 or 0-16.
    On the player side of things, there are markets for regular-season MVP, Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year and for overall Defensive Player of the Year.
  • NBA: Not surprisingly, the futures markets for the NBA are less than they are for the NFL. You still can wager on who will win the Larry O’Brien Trophy and which teams will come out of the Eastern and Western conferences. During the season, it is likely FOX Bet will have futures for the MVP, but prior to the season, they were not available. Ahead of the NBA draft, you can wager on which players will be selected first overall, among other bets.
  • NHL: The NHL futures are very similar to the NBA at FOX Bet. There are odds for which team will hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup, which squads will represent their conferences in the Stanley Cup Final and who will win the Hart Trophy, awarded in the NHL’s regular-season MVP.
  • MLB: Just as you might expect, the futures for baseball and pretty much the same as they are for the NHL and NBA. Fox Bet has odds for the eventual World Series champion as well as for the teams that will win the NL and AL pennants. It stands to reason that FOX Bet will add markets for regular-season award winners, too; the question is whether it will be just for MVP winners or for other awards like Cy Young and Rookie of the Year, too.

Banking with the FOX Bet app

When it comes to depositing and cashing out at FOX Bet, you have multiple ways to fund your account and get your money out.

To deposit money, you can use the following options:

  • Visa or Mastercard debit cards
  • Online bank transfer
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe
  • VanillaDirect
  • Skrill

As for withdrawing money, ideally winnings, from your FOX Bet account, your choices are:

  • Online banking
  • PayPal
  • Skrill

FOX Bet customer support

Unfortunately, FOX Bet does not have a lot of customer support options.

Firstly, we suggest visiting FOX Bet’s help page, where there are FAQs and a search bar to find answer’s faster. Ideally, if you find your answer there, nothing else needs to happen.

However, if that helps, you’ll need to go to your account, click the “Help” tab and select “contact support.” Next, you’ll choose a category and subcategory for your issue. From there, you’ll write a message and then await a response.

Responsible gambling at FOX Bet

Iowa’s FOX Bet Sportsbook has a page dedicated to responsible gambling.

It includes information about how to spot the signs of gambling addiction, whether it’s you or someone you know. It goes on to tell you how to set restrictions on your sports betting account, including the option to self-exclude entirely.

The bottom of the page includes links and phone numbers to get help, advice or counseling.

Where is the FOX Bet retail sportsbook?

FOX Bet does not have a retail sportsbook location in Iowa. It has, however, partnered with the two Isle Casinos in the state, which are owned by Eldorado Resorts.

The casinos are Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf and Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo.

  • Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, 1777 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, 610-241-1616
  • Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo, 777 Isle Capri Blvd., Waterloo, 877-475-3946

Is FOX Bet the best sportsbook in Iowa?

It’s hard for us to make a legitimate case for FOX Bet being the best sportsbook in all of Iowa. FOX Bet does many things well, but there’s nothing to cause us to rank it ahead of PointsBet, DraftKings or FanDuel sportsbooks in the Hawkeye State.

FOX Bet still is a high-quality sportsbook, partnered with a major sports broadcaster. Right now, it feels as if it’s having an identity crisis. Is it a sportsbook connected to a TV partner or a TV partner with a sportsbook on the side?

Until FOX Bet is more of a standalone sportsbook, we don’t view it as a competitor for the title of the best in Iowa.

FOX Bet Sportsbook FAQ

Is the FOX Bet Sportsbook in Iowa legit?

Yes, FOX Bet is licensed by the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC), making it a completely safe and legit sportsbook to do business with. You can contact the IRGC with any questions or complaints about any Iowa sportsbooks via email ([email protected]) or phone (515-281-7352).

What is the minimum age to bet at FOX Bet Sportsbook in Iowa?

You must be at least 21 years of age to bet on sports in Iowa. You also need to have geolocation software on your phone, tablet or computer turned on to confirm that you are in the Hawkeye State when placing bets.

Can I bet on college sports using the FOX Bet sports betting app?

Yes, unlike some states, Iowa allows betting on its local college teams. So you can wager on Iowa and Iowa State for example. However, prop bets on individual college athletes are prohibited.

How does the FOX Bet app compare to DraftKings?

Both apps are easy to use and work well on iOS and Android devices. The main difference you’ll encounter is that DraftKings tends to offer more promotions than FOX Bet, but you really can’t go wrong with either sportsbook app.

Do I need to download the app to bet at FOX Bet online?

No, you can do all your sports betting and manage your account from the FOX Bet Sportsbook website. Just remember you still need to have geotracking enabled even on desktop computers to verify you are placing your bets from Iowa. The FOX Bet app is free for Apple and Android though and we recommend getting it.

Can I use FOX Bet outside of Iowa?

You can manage your FOX Bet account and check lines from anywhere, but you only can make bets in states that FOX Bet is legal in. Right now that is limited to Iowa, Colorado, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. FOX Bet is expected to launch in Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia soon.