Betstars review

Overview

BetStars is the sister brand of the famous online poker site Pokerstars and can be easily compared to the giants of the sports booking industry. Betstars has been launched in New Jersey on September 13, 2018 under the license of Resorts Casino in Atlantic City.

The sports betting arm of the The Stars Group (TSG) comes with an innovative app with proprietary platform second-to-none. It has account management features, innovations and most of all, integration with the existing Pokerstars product. You can find great promotions, variety and many payment and withdrawal methods.

The Stars Group done a good job, even if a little refinement might be in order.

Betstars

Editors Rating:

4

Average Players Rating

4.8

1 Users leave rating at Betstars

Positives

  • Big new player bonus
  • Numerous promotions
  • Advanced functionality
  • Shared wallet with Pokerstars

Negatives

  • Some of the lines aren’t great
  • No desktop platform
  • No PayPal… yet

Latest user Review

Jhon J. Gerrard

Finally, betstars arrived on the American market. I bet 20$ yesterday night and I win 250 bucks.

Betstars general information

  • Deposit

    ACH (eChecks), Credit cards: Visa and MasterCard, PokerStars Play+ card, Neteller, Skrill, Online Bank Transfer, PayNearMe, Cash at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City Cage,

  • Withdrawals

    ACH (eChecks), PokerStars Play+ card, Neteller, Skrill, Cash at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City Cage,

  • Customer Service

    Live chat with an agent, Support form, Request a callback, Direct Phone: +1 437 371 5742, Write an email to: support@betstars.com

  • Events

    MLB | NBA | NCAA | NFL | NHL | MLS | Motor Sports, Soccer...

Money deposit and withdrawal

Because of its integration with Pokerstars platform, Betstars NJ absolutely shows  no problems with its cashier. It has many safe and reliable options, with the notable exception of PayPal, that's supposed to come soon. Let's know how can we manage the money.

Betting Schedule

BetStars NJ is a light version of Betstars International who offers almost 30 markets. In USA we get ten to start.

  • Baseball (MLB)
  • Basketball (NBA, NCAA)
  • Boxing/UFC
  • Cycling
  • Football (NFL, NCAA)
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Motor Sports
  • Soccer (MLS and various other leagues)
  • Tennis

In-play betting

What is In-play or live betting? A format where you can place your wagers on a match that is currently playing. Betstars does a good work with its in-play feature, with bets updating fluidly and good server response to your requests. We would like to see more variety in the future, because half-a-dozen live bets are still very few. This is not enough to differentiate from the pack.

Cash out at Betstars

Another cool feature provided by Betstars NJ is the cash out. You can modulate your risk on straight and parlays bets (both pre-game and in-play) and lock up less than you would if you win, but more than you would if you lose. Cash out amount is a reflection of the wager size and current live odds.

Bonuses, promo codes and incentives

  • Welcome bonus

    Up to $500 in free bets

  • Promotions

    Matched free bet, deposit bonus, odds boost, super boost, high-value one-off.

  • Loyalty program

    No loyalty program yet.

Welcome Bonus

Whether you’re a new customer or a Pokerstars NJ player, you are entitled to up to $500 in free bets. You need to make a deposit (or use Pokerstars wallet funds) and start placing wagers. Betstars welcome bonus is super and it's easy to take full advantage of.

The first $50 free bet is released when you make the initial $50 wager or more at the book. After that, everytime you wager $150, you can claim another $50 free bet. You can repeat the process on 8 times, to gain $450 freebets beyond the first $50.

Free bets are credited within 36 hours after the meeting of wagering requirements. Remember that you have 7 days to use your free bets only on straight and parlays, before they expire.

BetStars NJ promos

No online sportsbook does promotions as well as BetStars NJ. The app offers a number of ways to boost your chances of success. Let's take a quick glance of what you can expect on the regular.

  • Matched free bet: Bet a certain amount, receive a free bet in accordance with the size of the initial wager.
  • Deposit bonus: Deposit a certain amount and receive a percentage bonus, capped at a specified amount, with modest wagering requirement.
  • Odds Boost: BetStars frequently grants players better odds on an array of prop bets for popular contests. Red fire symbol next to an event indicates Odds Boosts bets are available.
  • Super Boost: Similar to Odds Boosts, but instead of winning enhanced payouts on straight bets, you will net a bigger score on parlays.
  • Occasional high-value one-off, like 80/1 Stanley Cup Winner, where you can win more than 8X what you would normally.

Wagering informations

  • Odds and payouts

    Betstars will occasionally post a competitive pre-game money line.

Betstars doesn't offer great lines across the board. NFL point spreads and totals are generally par, but MLB, NHL and other sports money lines are pretty mediocre. However, a tick better than the money lines posted by Draftkings, but worse than FanDuel. In addition to plenty of promotions, Betstars will occasionally post a competitive pre-game money line, you must keep an eye out.

Regular old prop bets are probably best avoided as the lines on even odds outcomes generally hover around -120, which isn’t  so great. In-play odds are worse than pre-game, but this is normal on other online sportsbooks.

Site information and other info

  • Mobile App

    android appapple app

  • Address

    Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, IM3 1DZ, Isle of Man

  • Online since

    2018

  • Current license

    License renewed March 10, 2014. Online gambling is regulated in the Isle of Man

  • Link

Graphical interface and user experience

Betstars app is really beautiful with cool color scheme, graphical icons and a lot of account management features. Key markets are listed horizontally at the top of the screen and you can access Pokerstars NJ directly from the app with the shared common wallet.

Any drawback? Yes, unfortunately. On occasion, betting options for individual games are slow to load, you need a refresh to fix the issue. There are no filters and sometime is difficult to find a market and a straight bet, expecially in the big games like NBA, NHL, NFL.

Betstars App

Betstars Application is only available for Android and iOS devices and not PC or iMac. We are warmly waiting for the launch of a desktop platform.