BetStars Review and Welcome Bonus

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Part of The Stars Group and the sister company to PokerStars, BetStars opened its doors in New Jersey back in September 2018, just in time for the NFL season. In fact, BetStars arrived just six weeks after DraftKings came into the state. Being part of The Stars Group, BetStars is partnered with Resorts Casino, based out of Atlantic City. In order to operate in New Jersey, a sportsbook must be licensed by the state, which BetStars is.

ProsCons
Excellent interface on both desktop and mobile Welcome bonus has some catches
Industry standard odds No PayPal integration
Innovative betting options or promotions

BetStars Welcome Bonus – How to Claim

The Welcome Bonus is fairly straightforward, minus a few caveats. Generally speaking, it’s simple to understand. Simply place your first bet and, up to $500, if you lose, you will be refunded in the form of a Free Bet voucher.

There are no odds limitations, however, you must place a straight bet or a parlay. While there is no limitation, be aware that you will only get the winnings back, not the total amount. The strange thing about this, though, is that users who deposit via Skrill or Neteller are not able to take advantage for whatever reason.

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Registration

The registration process is really short and to the point. It just requires your email, a username, a password and consenting to their privacy policy and saying you are 21 years of age or older.

Software

BetStars has really outdone themselves with its software. It’s a gorgeous interface and everything is so seamless to use and navigate. What also helps is that everything is essentially the same, which is great for continuity for the user. BetStars is one of the best in the industry when it comes to software and functionality.

Getting Started/New Player Info

Upon creating an account and depositing money, placing your first bet on BetStars is extremely simple. On the desktop version, find your desired bet, click what you wish to bet on and the bet slip will appear on the right. Type in the desired amount of money you wish to wager and click place bet.

On mobile, it’s similar. The only difference is that the bet slip is in the upper righthand corner and is overseen by a red number, which shows how many things you’ve clicked to bet on.

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Sports and Markets Available at BetStars

BetStars offers players any sport you could possibly want to bet on.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing/UFC
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Motor Sports
  • Rugby Union
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

BetStars also has things such as Super Boost and Odds Boost bets, which have to do with certain situations that are happening in sports (for example, players in the NBA playoffs and their point totals).

Betting Lines at BetStars

In a quick comparison with their competitor BetAmerica, BetStars was right on par with some favorites betting lines, but they were a bit weak when it came to the underdogs. For example, the Chicago White Sox were +185 on BetStars and +200 on BetAmerica and the Miami Marlins were +170 and +180 on these sites, respectively. So, if you want to bet on an underdog, it appears that BetStars may not offer the best odds.

Betting Features at BetStars

BetStars offers what is becoming a must-have for sportsbooks and that is both in-game betting and cash out options. As mentioned, there are betting options like Super Odds and Odds Boost, but the different promotional offers are intriguing, too.

Live In-Game Betting: This is self-explanatory in the name. You can bet on games while they are happening. However, the odds are based off what is happening at that time in the particular game.

Cash Out: If you place a bet on a team and they are losing, the cash out feature will allow you to cash out and potentially recoup some of your potential losses. This will allow you to keep some funds in your bankroll and continue on.

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Current Promotions

BetStars could change their name to PromotionStars and it would make sense—there is a ton of different interesting promotions this company offers to their users on top of the welcome bonus. Right now, they have 14 listed. Here are a few examples.

  • Bet Three Get One Free: This is for basketball fans. Place three bets of at least $10 on basketball games and get a fourth bet for free of $10 to put on another game.
  • Bet $25 and Get A $5 Bet: Within in one week, if you bet $25 or more, you will get a $5 Free Bet voucher.
  • Extra Inning Insurance: Players will receive a $20 Free Bet refund if you bet on the moneyline in a baseball game and the team loses in extra innings.

Customer Support

The customer support of BetStars seems adequate. Nothing is hidden for the user and everything is all in one spot. In the upper left of the homepage, there is a “help” button. Upon clicking on it, you’re able to search for what you’re trying to find an answer to, there are numerous frequently asked questions and there is a contact button in which you can submit a message to the company. There doesn’t appear to be any phone number available on this menu, however.

Trust and Safety

In the state of New Jersey, sportsbooks must be approved by the states Gaming Division. Ensuring customer safety is a top priority and it’s vitally important granted that you give personal information to these companies and consent to their privacy policies. BetStars is partnered with big hitters in the casino landscape, too, so their infrastructure for customer security and encryption software is among the best.

Payments and Banking

BetStars has many options for depositing funds on their site. These include ACH/e-check, physical sportsbook visit, Neteller, PayNearMe, PokerStars Insant Online Banking, PokerStars Prepaid Card, Skrill and Visa/MasterCard.

BetStars withdrawal options are about half of that, including physically going to the cash cage at the sportsbook, Neteller, Skrill and ACH/e-check. The one glaring option missing for both is PayPal.

Method Name Deposit Withdrawal Minimum Deposit Withdraw Time
payment method for BetStars NJ Play+YesYes 10 Min 3-10 Business Days
payment method for BetStars NJ VISAYesNo 10 Min N/A
payment method for BetStars NJ PayNearMeYesNo 10 Min N/A
payment method for BetStars NJ NETELLERYesYes 10 Min 3-10 Business Days
payment method for BetStars NJ MasterCardYesNo 10 Min N/A
payment method for BetStars NJ PayPalYesYes 10 Min 3-10 Business Days
payment method for BetStars NJ SkrillYesYes 10 Min 3-10 Business Days
payment method for BetStars NJ ACH TransferYesYes 10 Min 3-10 Business Days

Overall

Overall, BetStars is a great sportsbook. There are some glaring issues such as the underdog betting lines and the lack of PayPal, but overall, BetStars has everything you’d want in an online sportsbook and offers some fun promotions.

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