Pros and Cons
- Racing Stats/Form/Tips
- Speed Maps
- Fast Withdrawals
- Easy Verification
- Foxcatcher Intel
- No Live Streaming Of Sports
- Promotions Could Be Better
- Limited Banking Options
One of the newer betting websites in Australia is Foxcatcher, the brainchild of two of the sharpest minds when it comes to betting in Australia in James Jordan and Julian Vallance.
Down below is a comprehensive review of Foxcatcher and what they do well, what they can do better and why punters are gravitating towards them.
Why Are Foxcatcher Popular
The main reason for their popularity is who is behind the running of the betting website. James Jordan and Julian Vallance are two of the sharpest minds in the business. Both are professional punters, with Jordan having a successful stint with Racing.com while Vallance was essentially the main media person for Sportsbet and was also prominent on Racing.com, providing punters with outstanding info.
They are popular despite being in their infantry to the point they have a merchandise store, where punters can purchase Shirts, Caps, Beanies and Vests. As far as I can tell, no other bookie has a merchandise store, so that tells you how popular they are.
They come from a different angle with promotions. They don’t focus on the main meetings and go somewhat out wide in terms of offering punters money back offers. You’ll have to login to see them but they are enticing enough to attract new punters.
Why We Like Foxcatcher
Given they are two of the sharpest minds in the business, they are trying to educate punters in finding winners and doing form properly. Along with the Foxcatcher website, they also have Foxcatcher Intel, a website that gives members a stack of content with tutorials on betting, as well as reviews and previews for race meetings. Vallance was very good at that when with Sportsbet and has translated that to Foxcatcher with Jordan.
Live streaming is an important component for betting websites and although they don’t have sport streaming, they do have racing streaming. Being able to bet and watch races at the same place is such an advantage for them given some of the other new betting websites don’t have streaming available.
The verification process of the account can be quite frustrating but thankfully with Foxcatcher, it is a very simple process that only takes a few minutes. You only need one form of verification evidence to give your account the green tick and then you’re up and running, ready to bet.
Why We Don’t Like Foxcatcher
Their sporting markets could be more expansive. An example of this is that they don’t have any markets available for the two biggest sports in Australia, the AFL and NRL. At the time of writing, January 2023, that is quite poor having nothing available for both, whether it be round one or futures betting.
I thought they could cover more obscure sports. That said though, it is hard for a small bookie to match it with sports that are covered by the big boys such as TAB and Sportsbet, but there are a couple of sports that are mainstream that they could cover.
Whilst the promotion side of things is good, they are nowhere near the level of the big boys and girls. The way the betting landscape is, promotions are king, and while Foxcatcher try their best, it is something that could be improved for both racing and sport.
6 Reasons To Bet With Foxcatcher
1. Racing Form/Tips
Having expert race tips, extensive form and speed maps on selected Australian race meetings is as good as you’ll see for a new betting website, giving punters a stack of key info in order to find a winner.
2. Experienced Racing People
Some of these new betting websites set up and have no idea what they are doing, but with Jordan and Vallance at the helm, you are in safe hands given both are both very prominent in the industry and are respected.
3. Live Streaming
Being able to stream racing is a big tick for them being a new website, especially the obscure international meetings across all three codes. Being able to bet and watch at the same place is a major drawcard.
4. Racing Markets
Whilst the Fixed Odds side of things could improve, the prices they put up are very competitive relative to their new rivals, not cuddling and not copy/pasting from the bigger betting agencies like TAB and Sportsbet.
5. Foxcatcher Intel
Having content outside betting to go with the betting website is a big tick. Foxcatcher Intel has content that provides previews and reviews for race meetings, along with Foxcatcher Merchandise, which is something hardly any other betting agency has.
6. Customer Service
Whilst they are quite limited when it comes to customer service options, the response time is quite good relative to their rivals and those who are there for customer service know what they are talking about.