BetStar Review

Anyone looking for a new bookmaker to sign up with would do well to consider one that is tailored specifically to their own country. BetStar are proud to work in Australia and with a dedicated website it’s logical that they should be considered.

Naturally there are other benefits besides so here is a round up of everything BetStar have to offer.


It all kicks off in a very positive way here with an introductory bonus that can earn as much as $100 AUD at the highest end of the scale. Like most of these offers, it does exclude those residing in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria but if you do qualify on residency then it’s a deal worth aiming for.

Open an account, make a deposit and place your first bet within 14 days to trigger your matched 100% bonus. The amount of your deposit and bonus combined must then be rolled over twice within 90 days before you can claim any profits.

Ongoing offers and promos do apply here but like all the top bookmakers conforming to Australian regulations, you must open an account and sign in before details of these can be disclosed.

Sporting Markets

As you might expect, the list of available sporting markets is a good one that should definitely appeal to Aussie punters. A good mix of popular bets and more obscure sports is therefore included in the following list:

American Football, Athletics, Aussie Rules Football, Archery, Badminton, Bandy, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Bowls, Boxing, Canoeing, Cricket, Curling, Cycling, Darts, Diving, Equestrian, Fishing, Floorball, Futsal, Gaelic Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Hockey, Kayaking, Lacrosse, MMA, Motorsport, Mountain Biking, Netball, Horse Racing, Polo, Pool, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Sailing, Swimming, Show Jumping, Snooker, Soccer, Softball, Speed Skating, Squash, Surfing, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling.

Actually, the word ‘good’ is an understatement for that list. Another way to describe it would be exceptional as it’s one of the biggest we’ve seen. BetStar may be looked upon as an Australian-specific bookie but that’s a schedule that would appeal to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Odds are strong too for those sports and you can also look at a small selection of novelty bets from politics, entertainment and eSports.


By comparison, the list of banking options here is a relatively small one but it’s typical for the Australian market and it should provide everything you could possibly need.

The list starts with all of the major debit and credit cards while you can also deposit to and withdraw from your Betstar account using Bank Transfer, Paypal, Poli and Flexepin. Perhaps the only surprise there is that Skrill and Neteller aren’t listed but the presence of Paypal should compensate for that.

Customer Services

BetStar have some helpful links at the bottom of their home page that will answer any common questions while underneath those they display two separate telephone numbers, one of which is for customer services.

Alternatively, click on the contact us link at the top of the page and this displays a web form. Like most Aussie bookies, there is no live chat here but most help options are covered and service is fast and friendly.

History and License

BetStar were founded back in 2007 by the Eskander family and subsequently became part of the Ladbrokes group in 2014. Therefore they are backed by one of the oldest names in gambling but they have good online history of their own and it’s a name that you should be able to trust.

They are licensed and regulated in the Northern Territory and if you want to find out more about this, full details of the license are clearly displayed at the bottom of their home page.


BetStar’s online operation scores heavily in terms of the main points that any player is really looking for. There is that opening offer that starts things off with a healthy $100.00 matched bonus while you can also expect to see ongoing deals once you are signed up and logged in.

Prices are good across the board but it’s the choice of markets that really stands out. This is a vast section that will be hard to match anywhere on the net. Downsides, if any, are very minimal and overall BetStars should really be included among your first sports betting sign ups.

Pros (+)

  • Welcome bonus for qualifying residents up to $100.00 as a matched deposit with minimal rollover terms
  • Really huge set of sporting markets – one of the best you’ll find anywhere on the web
  • Backed by an established brand (Ladbrokes) with good customer support

Cons (-)

  • Hard to find any negatives here but perhaps the absence of Skrill and Neteller from the list of payment options could be addressed