Reasons to join Betstar
- Part of Ladbrokes Group
- Trusted bookmaker
- MAXCODE Referral Code
- Not as many sports markets as some rivals
Betstar.com.au is one of the leading betting sites in Australia and we offer an independent review of the brand.
The corporate bookmaker known as Betstar (Eskander’s Betstar) was founded by father and son bookmakers Michael & Alan Eskander.
Both learned their craft by framing their markets for on-course punters at country and metropolitan race meetings before establishing the Betstar internet brand in 2007. Following the launch of Ladbrokes.com.au in 2012, they acquired the Betstar brand the following year and run the two operations as sister bookmakers.
Betstar offers a wide range of horse racing, harness racing and greyhound meetings to bet on with racing action from not only in Australia and New Zealand, but also from America, Hong Kong, South Africa and England to name a few.
Sports lovers have a number of markets available to them with betting on AFL, basketball, cricket, NRL, ice hockey, soccer and tennis amongst the most popular sports to wager on.
Betstar have launched some exciting products to the market including the Betstar Cash Card, which allows customers to get their hands on winnings within seconds by making a withdrawal from their betting account at ATMs.
The Betstar website is one of the best designed and functional out there. Carrying the familiar royal blue and orange company colours, you will find a ‘Quick Links’ menu down the left hand side separated into racing, sports and live markets.
The homepage also features quick links to the next races to jump and sports events to start along with highlighted promotional offers.
Down the right are a neatly arranged set of options to take you to offers, promotions, live support, the Betstar Card and the Betstar mobile app which is available for both Apple and Android users.
Placing a bet is simple too with your bet slip appearing in the top right hand corner once a selection has been made. You will get your bet on pretty quickly once you’ve chosen an amount you wish to stake. You will also get a swift payout when backing a winner too!.
The Betstar app is available to download for free from the App Store for iPhone and iPads as well as in Android format for other devices and tablets. All markets available on the website are replicated on the app with live odds and full access to your account. You can also withdraw funds from your account via the app.
If you don’t want to download the Betstar app, you can still bet via your phone or tablet thanks to the dedicated mobile browser site.
Betstar offer live streaming of sports events – although it isn’t the great selection you will ever see. They don’t have the same array of sports as Bet365, who stream up to 40,000 events a year, but if you’re looking for some tennis, soccer or basketball to watch, for example, Betstar do have some daily action.
Odds and Markets
You will find most things you are looking for available at Betstar – unless you like betting on the most obscure of sports or entertainment.
Fixed odds markets are available on horse racing, harness racing and greyhound racing events along with a number of Tote products.
In terms of fixed odds, Betstar lags behind some other bookmakers but they are up-to-speed when it comes to metropolitan horse racing with markets available on a Wednesday. When it comes to non-metro meetings on horse racing and almost all harness racing and greyhound racing they are behind the eight-ball.
Fixed odds are generally only available hours before certain races and for the two smaller racing codes, they may only be available 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start of their racing events.
In terms of horse racing, Betstar offers ‘Best or SP’ on horse racing events whereby you will be paid out at the highest of the three dividends declared on the three national Totes or the Starting Price (SP). This applies for Win betting as Place betting offers ‘Mid Tote’ with the second highest Tote dividend being paid out.
Harness racing and greyhound racing are both provided with the ‘Mid Tote’ option on all of their events.
The major Australian sports of AFL, NRL, rugby, cricket and the global offerings of soccer, tennis, American football, golf and motor racing are covered in depth too with Betstar offering a number of betting options for each of these sports.
In summary, the product offering for the odds and markets provided by Betstar is good without being great.
Excellent customer service with a number of options of contact available
Open from 8AM – 11PM (QLD Time)
Comprehensive FAQ section
Quick responses to email queries
LATEST BETSTAR PROMOTIONSThere is some offers in promotions for LATEST Betstar PROMOTIONS
- Loyalty program: No, but you can still bet
- Live Streaming: Yes, Watch live racing
- Currencies: Australian Dollars , New Zealand Dollars
- Languages: English
- Pros: Part of Ladbrokes Group , Trusted bookmaker , MAXCODE Referral Code
- Cons: Not as many sports markets as some rivals
- Free Bet Table Benefits: Trusted Bookmaker , MAXCODE Referral Code
- Exclusive Code: Yes, there's a Referral Code
- Money-back specials: Yes, Excellent racing promotions
- Terms & Conditions: *NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY. EXC NSW, SA, WA & VIC. TURNOVER REQUIREMENTS APPLY. PROMOTIONAL T&CS APPLY & AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE.
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