BetStars Signing Up/User Interface
The user interface has a functional theme designed around simplicity and functionality. The main betting menu runs clearly across the top of the page and presents a pleasingly simple layout to guide the visitor to their preferred betting option.
Simple, yet clear and unobtrusive graphics, accompany the sections making it also accessible for quick reference for the visually impaired.
The inclusion of American Football as a main betting section next to Cricket is interesting and progressive move for non-US punters to consider, as it offers coverage of both NFL and NCAA football. Handicap betting on spreads and total points further enhances this as a speciality section worth checking out. Display odds can be toggled to decimal or American odds.
BetStars Betting Markets
All usual sports betting markets are covered and as noted above, the American Football section being an exciting addition to the normal fare offered by most Europe-centric alternatives.
The conventional football section does, however, also offer a comprehensive list of choices, which range from the English Premier League (including all other leagues and domestic cup competitions) through to less exalted and established betting markets such as Australia, Chile and Costa Rica. (Football betting continues to thrive and this website seems determined to stay ahead of the trend.)
Horseracing benefits from a clean and clear presentation, markets can be toggled to switch between shortest odds and longest prices, which is an interesting facility if assessing a more speculative approach appeals as method of attack.
Market movers and non-runners are clearly identified, which also adds to the overall quality of the experience.
However, only UK and Ireland racing is covered.
Betting slips are simple and easy to complete as singles or multiples. But forecast and tricast options are not clearly available as yet. Ante post betting covered comprehensively under the ‘future’ button, while the day’s results are also attainable form the submenu above the list of runners and riders.
Basketball, Darts and Tennis all offer specialist betting – the inclusion of hints about live TV coverage is also a handy prompt for viewing schedules. Ice Hockey is another specialist market that brings further appeal, as betting opportunities for all global organisations of the sport can be sourced from the submenu.
BetStars In-play Betting
In play betting on football and other sports is updated in real time and, with speciality bets not available in other parts of the site, is worth checking. Match stats are covered in graphical displays for football betting, which is a nice touch and could be a handy predictor once the reliability has been monitored. As standard advice, problems with viewing may be affected by browser settings and browser upgrades (up to date versions of your preferred browser are recommend.)
Bonuses include: first time user joining incentives (currently £20.00 free bet on the first £10.00 staked), while deeper in-site options include: accumulator bonuses, Faller insurance, day’s betting incentives and American accumulator insurance – all of which are worth checking out. The usual terms and conditions apply.
BetStars Steaming And Content
Content is seemingly important but there are some plusses and minuses.
Horse racing streaming is available on a race-by-race basis to punters on the event but for other key sports it is more just a matter of promoting the TV channel where you can find coverage as there are no streams.
The site does not offer racing or football radio or sports audio commentary so most of the in-play events cannot be followed on site and another negative is a lack of football data analysis or score centre.
However, there is Timeform summary content for racing punters and ‘Betstars News’ is a nice site that has plenty up-to-date editorial which highlights betting opportunities.
BetStars’ has a wide selection of in-play markets for horse racing and football, which is great if you enjoy the buzz of staking live bets as events unfold in front of you.
On every bet on real events, you receive bonus points that go towards bonus rewards, helping your cash go even further.
Spin and Bet
You have the option to enhance your winnings when placing a bet on football with the Spin and Win bonus, again getting more value out of the cash you stake.
Betting challenges for you to potentially win bonus rewards.