Betstar

Owned and operated by Ladbrokes, Betstar is one of Australia’s biggest sports betting sites, offering a huge range of markets on all major sporting events and international leagues (both major and minor). Live betting is also available (by phone only), and there are extensive markets on all Australasian and international race meetings. There are promotions and specials on offer throughout the year and a good signup bonus for new players.
pros
  • bet on racing around the world
  • choice of SP or Tote odds
  • excellent mobile sports book
cons
  • higher than average bookmaker margin
Conclusion

Whatever sport you’re into, you’ll find a huge range of markets and great odds at Betstar, where the punter is always offered real choice.

at a glance

  • Bonus

    100% up to 100$

  • Mobile Casino

    Android , Iphone

  • Payment method

    Mastercard PayPal poli Visa

Betstar rating

Welcome bonus

Punters signing up for a new account at Betstar receive a 100% match on their first deposit, in the form of Bonus Bets, up to the value of $100 (however, it should be noted that players from SA, NSW, VIC and WA are excluded from this signup offer).

Winnings from your Bonus Bets are yours to keep punting with, but only become cashable once you have turned over the bonus amount you received + your Bonus Bet winnings 2x at odds of $1.50 or more. For instance, if you deposit $100 and get $100 in Bonus Bets, from which you win $200, the amount you would have to turn over in wagers before you can cash out your winnings is $300 x2 = $600.

After you sign up for your new account, your Bonus Bets will be available within 24 hours, and you then have 30 days from the time of opening your account to clear the bonus, after which time any unused Bonus Bets will be forfeited. Your Bonus Bet amount can be split into four smaller bets (although once you choose this option, it can’t be reversed), but you can’t use more than one of these wagers on a single race or event.

This Welcome Bonus compares well with those at our other recommended sites. The 2x turn over sits in the middle of the range of sites we list, and the size of the Bonus Bet you can pick up at $100 is also very good.

Promotions

There is a host of great promotions and special offers available at Betstar that offer punters real choice and value.

For instance, on every Australian thoroughbred race you get either the best Tote or SP prices, whichever is the higher. Other features that Australian punters can enjoy at Betstar include Protest Payouts, where if there’s a protest for first on an Australian thoroughbred race that is upheld, they pay out on both the interim and the final winner. As an added bonus, you don’t have to wait for the judges’ all clear before you collect, as Betstar’s Past the Post Payout pays out as soon as interim dividends are announced on all Australian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound races.

You can also take advantage of the Pick Your Own Odds promotion, available on all Australian fixed odds thoroughbred and harness races, which enables you to increase your odds on a dead cert by picking the correct winning margin as well.

Alternatively, in any thoroughbred, harness or greyhound race where you think the favourite isn’t as sure a thing as the bookies predict, you can take advantage of the Favourite v Field offer, where you can back the whole field (except the favourite) in a single bet.

There are also regular challenges and competitions where you can win thousands of dollars in Bonus Bets. For instance, in the Daily Bonus Bet Challenge, which is free to enter, if you back a place runner in every race at that day’s selected thoroughbred, harness or greyhound meeting, you land $1000 in Bonus Bets.

Mobile

The Betstar mobile sports book can be accessed either through a dedicated app or through your device’s browser. iOS users can download an iPhone or iPad app for free from iTunes, while Android smartphone and tablet users can download a free app from Google Play.

Alternatively, if you’re using another operating system, simply go to betstar.com.au in the browser of any hand-held device to access the full range of markets and events that are on offer on a fully mobile-optimised site.

Regardless of the method you use to access the mobile betting site, the overall user experience and the range of events on offer is outstanding. Whether you want to bet locally or abroad, on racing on sports, you get access to all of Betstar’s markets, as well as full functionality.

This means you can place bets, deposit and withdraw funds, and access other features like form guides and replays wherever you are. In addition, because your account is automatically synced, you can use the same login details no matter what device you play on or where you play.

There is also a special Welcome Bonus that’s exclusive to players who register for a new account at the mobile sports book – deposit $25 and receive $75 in Bonus Bets to kickstart your account.

Banking

Players have the opportunity to take up a free Betstar Visa Card, a pre-paid card that is linked to your Betstar account, meaning you can make deposits and withdrawals quickly and easily, but which can also be used like any conventional card at ATMs or to make purchases (including via Paywave). Winnings are available immediately as soon as a race or match finishes, and so there is no waiting for withdrawal requests to be processed or for banks to clear your funds.

Other payment methods that are accepted are Visa and MasterCared credit and debit cards, POLi and Flexepin pre-paid vouchers, PayPal, BPay, and direct bank transfer. This extensive range of options means that most Australian players will be able to find a convenient and accessible method of funding their Betstar accounts.

Different methods have different payout times, but funds are usually processed within 48 hours of a withdrawal request being made.

Support
  • Email: support@betstar.com.au
  • Live Chat: No
  • Customer Service: Yes
  • Telephone: 1300 238 782
  • FAQ: Yes
  • Available Hours Telephone: 8am-11pm (AEST) 7 days a week

  • email: support@betstar.com.au
  • Live Chat:
  • Customer service: yes
  • Telephone: 1300 238 782
  • FAQ: yes

Bottom Line

As well as offering one of the biggest selections of markets of any Australian sports betting site, Betstar is well-designed and straightforward to use in terms of its interface and design. The mobile site is easily accessible across platforms, while the special offers also provide punters with good value and variety.