It's the unique Spin & Bet innovation which sets BetStars apart.
BetStars is the new online sportsbook from Amaya, the owners of leading poker room PokerStars. It’s licensed in the Isle of Man and benefits from having brand new software and the financial clout to offer hundreds of markets and regular promotions.
Whether you’re into football, tennis or cricket, there’s an easy-to-access bet – as you’d expect from a site that’s been making easy-to-play poker software for so long.
- Good deposit options and no fees.
- Great racing and in-play markets.
- Regular promotions through the month.
- No Live Streams on-site.
- Live Betting page and markets can be confusing.
- Spin & Bet markets can be poor.
New customers at BetStars can earn £20 for a mere £5. After opening a new account, customers need to place a £5 bet and will be credited with four separate free bets of £5 each over the next month. As with most sportsbook welcome bonuses, qualifying bets must be placed on a bet with odds of 1-2 or bigger.
Markets and Bets
Horse racing, football and tennis form the bulk of BetStars’ offering. However, gamblers can place bets on sports as diverse as cricket, speedway and volleyball. The site is promising more markets “very soon”, and with BetStars being so new you can probably hold them to their word.
As well as the unique and exclusive ‘Spin & Bet’ (see below), BetStars offers a decent live betting service – but no video streaming. The range of markets is decent – everything from rugby league to table tennis, and football to basketball, with live scores being updated.
Promotions and Offers
As you’d expect from a new site of BetStars’ size, the range of regular offers is impressive. Tennis gamblers can get bonuses on selected markets – 5% on French Open trebles at time of writing – while basketball gamblers can enjoy money back if their NBA play-off wagers go into extra time.
Seasoned football gamblers will recognise Acca Insurance and Acca bonuses – offered if you miss out on one selection or hit all five, respectively. However, it’s the Spin & Bet innovation which sets BetStars apart.
Similar to PokerStars’ Spin & Go promotion – a mash-up of poker ‘Sit n Gos’ and the Lotto – Spin & Bet lets players choose from a list of events. The bet can be ‘enhanced’ randomly up to 10x – if your bet comes in you scoop the lot.
Deposit Methods / Banking
Like PokerStars, BetStars offers a bewildering range of banking options to real-money customers. Traditional cards like VISA, MasterCard and Maestro can be used to load accounts, with e-Wallets like NETELLER, PayPal, and Skrill also available.
Voucher schemes like paysafecard, plus a cheque and bank transfer option are also on offer. You can also make use of the BetStars TopUp scheme, which works as a prepaid voucher that can be purchased at PayPoint and PayZone outlets in the UK.
BetStars provides 24/7 customer support for its players. Although the in-depth FAQ section is decent, the Contact Support Form or straight email address yielded fast responses. There’s even a dedicated ‘Deposit Assistance Department’ (DAD) to help if your banking is playing up.
Live Chat: n/a
New sportsbooks have perhaps never been so anticipated as BetStars. They have the power and expertise of PokerStars/Amaya behind them, so you can expect great software, lots of promotions, and unique innovations like Spin & Bet.