Amaya is no stranger to understanding how exactly to offer its clientele the right incentives to keep their betting experience exciting. This is truly reflected in BetStars sports promotions with some great offers available on all sports.
As a welcome gift for joining BetStars, you will get a 'Bet £10 Get £20 Free' bonus. This was the first promo we used for our BetStars review 2020.
Football fans will be especially satisfied as they are treated to a 'Bore Draw Money Back Guarantee'. That means bets are returned on Match Results, First or Last Goal scorers, Halftime, or Fulltime bets, or wagers on both teams to score. Bets are refunded up to £50. This one of the more popular BetStars sports promotions.
'Bad Beat Accumulators' on football are also offered. Bad beats coming straight from the poker world! Of course, that concept comes over into football matches whereby your bet was about to come in only for a last-minute goal to come in destroying your accumulator bets.
There is also a 'Bad Beat Accumulator' for tennis fans. If you lose on a six-fold accumulator, you will be in for some cash back on bets with odds of 1.2 or more.
Loyalty is also recognised on the sportsbook and across all three real money betting arenas. Build up rewards points for cash prizes, merchandise, and more superb giveaways. There are six levels to climb with up to £1,000 in reward cash, progress bars to keep track of your rewards, plus regular opportunities for boosts to your rewards collection. This is a slightly better promo among the range of other BetStars sports promotions.
There are always new BetStars sports promotions, so if you do decide to join, keep an eye out on the promo section as well as the regular newsletter for more information. You can even come back to this BetStars sports review for updates.
All sports fans will be impressed with a selection of 40 BetStars sports to ponder over, and in addition to this, BetStars Poker and eSports fans will be delighted as the sportsbook also offers odds on worldwide and continental poker tournaments. Renowned poker events such as the WPT, EPT, and WSOP tournaments are all available betting options. With that, e-sports fans of Dota2, League of Legends, and Overwatch also get to bet on their favourite players and teams online.
BetStars Sports odds are available on nearly all the most popular sports including football, horse racing, floorball, US sports, tennis, table tennis, rugby league and union, cricket, handball, snooker, volleyball, darts, boxing, and the growing in popularity Futsal sporting events. If you want to see which sports or events are bringing in the most bets, check out the popular bets sections. This is very helpful if you want to offset a risky bet by going with a bet that is trending, as we discovered in our BetStars betting review.
Aside from poker, football and horse racing are the most popular betting options and regularly trend. Club football leagues, domestic cups, and continental competitions such as the Champions League, and South American competitions will all have odds to deliberate over. In addition, you will be able to bet on all the major international football tournaments: World Cups, African Nations, Copa Americas, and so on.
Horse racing tracks are covered daily, PGA golf championships, ATP tennis tours, rugby competitions both domestic and international, and much more. This was just the tip of the iceberg during our BetStars betting review.
Placing bets couldn't be easier. You can choose to have all the available sports available for wagering, pick the event you want to wager on from a wide range of sports, or select the particular sport that you are looking to place your bet on.
Choose your market, in which there are plenty of options available. You can match results, correct scores, partial scores, or spread bets. You can bet in advance or choose to bet in the in-play markets. Thus, you can place bets on ever-changing odds while the action is taking place live. We truly enjoyed this feature during our BetStars betting review.
Next, just ponder over the different odds being offered and click on the ones you want added to your bet slip along with your wager. This will then give you the expected return. You can now just place your bet to confirm at which point you will be given a summary of all bets you are planning on placing with the option to add/remove.
All you need to do from here is go over to the open bets section and all your bets in action and the winning amounts, should the bet be successful, are displayed. On both the desktop and BetStars mobile version, navigating this process will take you just a few seconds to figure out. Our BetStars sports review has given top marks for their sportsbook operations.
BetStars seems to have every deposit and withdrawal method there is to offer. There are fraud preventions in place for each and every payment method to guarantee safe monetary exchanges between clientele and BetStars as well as participating poker and casino offerings.
All banking is secure, controlled by encrypted connections, even for the BetStars app. E-wallets are always the safest way to make transactions on the web, however, BetStars is just as safe with your banking details because they use exactly the same security measures that e-wallets use.
Payments can be made via mobile or desktop. Deposits are mostly instant, and withdrawals on many of the financial options available are instant. However, with some methods you may have to wait 1-5 working days. It is totally down to your personal situation.
Just check out the huge list of deposit and withdrawal methods, choose the one that fits your circumstances and make sure to understand the deposit and withdrawal T&Cs that come with your selected method.
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PokerStars already had a downloadable app before Amaya took over, but also Amaya were experts in the mobile market already. Prior to these two platforms merging, there was already perfect synergy when it came to mobile operability.
Also, we used Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets, the iPhone and iPad, and the new Google Pixel 2. All of these provided great mobile experience.
However, it is worth noting that when it comes to the PokerStars poker room, you cannot play via a web browser. As a result, Blackberry and Windows mobile owners will not be able to access the poker rooms. But the BetStars app does allow great gaming options to players.
The BetStars app operates on iOS and Android, providing full access to the BetStars Sports as well as integration with the Poker room and PokerStars Casino. We tried both for this BetStars sports review.
Amaya Gaming brought the casino to the PokerStars network, then it was BetStars sportsbook that was last to be added to the trio of real money opportunities to clientele. Here you can play BetStars poker or casino games using free play or real money on your mobile or desktop. We tried both methods for this BetStars betting review.
If you know much about the online casino scene, then you will know Amaya gaming are right up there with casino platform giants such as Microgaming and NetEnt. On top of this, with the PokerStars poker network, Amaya's takeover was one of the company's smartest moves.
Over in the casino you can select to play any number of real money games, which we saw in our BetStars review 2020. Video slots, progressive slots, roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker, or head-up hold-em versus the dealer. As Amaya has close ties with many other online casino providers, you can expect to see games from Microgaming and NYX.
Players get to enjoy a huge number of slots with top titles on offer both for video slots and progressive slots. You can choose the type of slot you would like to play from a drop-down menu that gives you options for All, New, Jackpot, Bonus Round, 10-24 Lines and 25+ Lines. Mega Moolah, Millionaires Island, and 7 Five Star are among the top progressive slots that could net you millions of Pounds in prize money. For those who like the game, there's no BetStars bingo here.
Roulette and blackjack take over the able game section with several variants to play. European Roulette and Double Ball Roulette are the only two virtual roulette games. Virtual blackjack games come in several variations. Atlantic City Double Deck, Classic, European, and six more variations. It was great seeing this type of variety in our BetStars review for 2020.
Video poker fans have six styles of the poker slot that is based on the 5-card draw version of poker. Joker Poker, Deuces Wild, Super Jackpot, Double Double Bonus, Double Bonus, and Jacks or Better will keep video poker players occupied for hours. But again, if you like bingo, there's a lack of BetStars bingo here.
In the live casino, there are eight tables to jump on to get your taste of real life casino play with a live dealer. Roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold'em, Casino Hold'em, and LIVE Dream catcher.
Finally, if you are a poker fan, then of course BetStars poker can be found at PokerStars, an award-winning site voted as one of the best poker rooms online. Here, you can pitch your poker skills against other players playing head's up, 6 table, or 9 tables games. There is a flurry of multi-table tournament games with massive prize-pools, which we took advantage if in this BetStars review 2020.
Plus, you will find almost every variation of poker you could possibly ask for: Texas Hold'em, several Omaha styles, 7-Card Stud, H.O.R.S.E., and 5-Card Draw to name but a few. Poker games can be played with No Limit, Pot Limit and Limit styles. And to top it all off, these styles of poker are available in tournaments, satellites, sit 'n' go ring games, as well as cash games. All this is available via the PokerStars app on desktop, Android and iOS where you can play low to high stakes poker any time of the day!
The overall licencing of BetStars is by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). This is one of the world's number one betting and casino sports licencing authorities. All off the site's software uses Certificate Authority (CA) certificates for safe server authentication and 128-bit SSL encryption and a 2048-bit RSA key. Our team was delighted to see this level of security during our BetStars sports review.
All this is to ensure your personal data is kept private and secure online. As for inner operations of BetStars mobile, all staff undergo vigorous background checks and training. Plus, their every action is monitored by recording software and CCTV.
As for the casino and poker side of the site, the Random Number Generators (RNGs) are always under scrutiny to ensure they are running fairly. The RNGs are provided by a third-party company Rational Services Ltd's, who are regulated by another outside entity, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI).
Over in the poker rooms there are collusion prevention teams that have nailed any form of collusion down to a T. This used to be a problem when online poker first began, but now there is very little chance of anyone being able to undertake any collusion activities.
Plus, for added safety, players can authenticate using either a password on the app, a PIN as well as having the option of SMS validation via BetStars mobile access options.
You can expect 24 hour support every day of the year from trained personnel. When you contact support at BetStars mobile, the support staff know exactly where to direct you if something needs escalating or if it is a subject for another department. We found that no matter what the query, the support team dealt with it in a first-class manner.
Additionally, the FAQ section is amazing. Not only is it full of answers to most questions, there is a search function, so you can jump straight to the topics that address the nature of your concern. There are no telephone support numbers that we can see.
There was very little that was negative about the BetStars site. As a sports betting platform, it is flawless. Finding current sporting odds is simple, in-play options are right in front of you, and all the markets are clearly listed once you select the sporting options that you want to ponder a wager over.
Pretty much every popular sport and sporting event is covered, catering for all tastes. Plus, rarely do we come across a website that takes odds on poker events. If you follow the likes of Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hullmuth, and Antonio Esfandiari, you will be able to get pre-tournament odds. What's even better is you can bet on who makes it to the final table, and in-play plus daily odds for tournaments are always changing as big name get knocked out.
Desktop players can connect via the web browser for sports betting and casino games, which is very convenient. Plus, the app is available for all three casino, poker, and sportsbook. The only option not available to play directly via web browser is PokerStars virtual poker rooms.
BetStars is new to the sportsbook scene, launched only in 2016 by Amaya as an add-on to the BetStars poker and casino offerings. It made perfect sense as the customer base was already there to market yet another addition to the site's expansive range of real money wagering options. Poker players love to take a risk, so why not bring the passion of poker over to a sportsbook? Now after over a year in action, BetStars is giving daily and live odds on over 25 sports, as well as odds on poker and eSports.
Weighing up the entire BetStars sports betting website and adding on the casino as well as poker suites, generous bonuses and loyalty scheme, then the ludicrous number of payment methods available, and the final result is a high score for the sports betting site here, passing with flying colours in almost each and every area we reviewed.
Last updated: March 2020
Reviewed by: onlinebetting.co.uk