BetStars Bookmaker Review

BetStars are the latest arm of the Stars betting group which began life back in the day with their colossal online poker site, PokerStars, which hands out millions in prize-money every day.

The BetStars Sportsbook was launched in 2016 and has shown massive growth, now giving its customers access to sports betting markets in over 30 fields of sports and ‘betting specials’.

To kick things off, 2 x £10 Betstars free bet tokens are available to all new customers…

BetStars Free Bets New Customer Offer

On completing the straightforward BetStars account opening process:  Click ‘Join Now’ at the homepage, enter your email address and a username/password, you will be eligible for two £10 BetStars free bets as a first-time customer.

BetStars free bets

This BetStars offer is a 100% matched deposit promotion, so you will need to make a first time bet/deposit of £20 or more to qualify.  You will not need to enter a BetStars promo code but do take note of some of the important T&C’s.

  • Your qualifying bet must be placed on a selection (or selections) with accumulated odds of 2.0 (even-money) or greater.
  • You will not be eligible for this BetStars offer if you make your first deposit with either Neteller or Skrill (Moneybookers).
  • You have seven days to use your BetStars free bets, they will expire thereafter.

BetStars Review

This is a top-drawer site, no matter what you are looking for in those drawers. The journey begins with a BetStars free bet and winds up with 25+ sports to bet on in all different kinds of way.

Comprehensive global football coverage on games (in-play and pre-match), leagues and competition outrights naturally take centre stage but BetStars cover horseracing better than most.  There are lots of markets on the ‘Sport of Kings’ plus concessions, offers, bonuses and live streaming.

The real eye-catcher is the BetStars ‘Promotions’ page which can have up to 20 BetStars offers listed at any one time. Everything from ‘insurance’ offers to BetStars free bet consolation prizes and a whole lot more in between are on display.

High-Street Presence?

BetStars do not run any traditional shops or casinos but their online poker arm does stage some of the biggest live poker tournaments, at the most prestigious venues, in the world.

Other BetStars Offers & Promotions

No matter what you favourite sport, there is likely to be a promotion, concession or bet boost available to you as a BetStars customer.  A number of the offers involve a BetStars free bet to give some relief to unlucky punters.  

For example, there is a free bet up to £20 if a goal after 80mins turns a winning Match Result bet into a loser.  BetStars offer similar for Rugby matches with points scored after 70mins potentially giving you a free bet.

But there is also ‘Acca Boosts’ of up to 100 percent on football, American sports and tennis. ‘Best Odds Guaranteed’ on horse racing and golf; ‘Faller Insurance’ for horse racing fans and many many more.

Types of BetStars Bets & Markets

BetStars heavily promote ‘in-play’ betting markets and in many sports they offer a host of ‘in-running’ bet types than cannot be found elsewhere.  ‘Money Line’, ‘Total Points’, ‘Point Spreads’ come as standard and compliment the more conventional ‘Win/Lose/Draw’ and ‘Handicap’ markets.  

You can ‘Cash Out’ bets at BetStars on major sports and markets while there is up to 30 different sports to choose from at BetStars.

Special Features (Bells & Whistles)

Unquestionably BetStars unique ‘Spin and Bet’ feature keeps a number of punters coming back.  ‘Spin and Bet’ gives people the prospect of increasing their bet odds by up to x10.  One bet in three will be enhanced by anything from x1.5 to the maximum ten-fold boost.

Another neat BetStars loyalty bonus is ‘BetStars Challenges’.  These give customers  the chance to receive great rewards simply by betting on your favourite sports.  This promotion requires you to fulfil ‘challenges’ which are set by BetStars.  

For example you may be required to place two winning in-play bets on football matches, or place three winning bets on the horses matches during a day’s racing.  Once you fulfil the criteria you will be rewarded with prize which, quite often, is often a BetStars free bet.

Ways to Bet at BetStars

It’s a case of online or mobile through the BetStars app. The best slip has a few neat features.  You can retain selections to put them into your next bet, you can see any BetStars free bets that are available to you and you can ‘auto accept’ any price changes.

BetStars Customer Service

BetStars have a comprehensive ‘Help and Support’ area which has categorised sections to help you with questions or queries.  But if you cannot find what you need, the BetStars Customer Support team is on call 24/7 to help.  They offer two ways of making contact, a ‘Contact Support Form’ and email (at

Payments & Withdrawals Options

All of the popular deposit and withdrawal methods are on offer to BetStars customers.  Conveniently you can have more than one payment method registered and in use at any one time.

Our Verdict – 4 Stars

It’s a solid four stars for BetStars from us!  You cannot fail to be impressed with the number of sports they cover, the markets and bet selection within them, and that ‘Promotions’ page gives most regular punters a lot of value.

Regular customers are very well looked after at BetStars but they might be irked at a lack of ‘live streamed’ sports.  

Pros and Cons


  • Simple Sing-Up Offer/Bonus
  • Huge Range of Offers & Promotions
  • Loyalty Bonuses and Free Bets


  • Limited Live Streams

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