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Betstar Review

Betstar LogoBetstar began operations in 2007 with Alan and Michael Eskander, the father/son combo with over half a century in the bookmaking industry combined. They quickly forged a reputation from the outset as a bookmaker that gives punters what they want, ranging from fabulous free bet offers and great racing products.

Over the years Betstar has been home to some of the best bonuses on the internet and in 2014 betting giants Ladbrokes acquired the service, lifting the Betstar name to another stratosphere. This Betstar review covers everything you need to know about one of Australia's favourite bookmakers.

Betstar $250 Signup Bonus

Use our special Promo Code DEP250 when registering your Betstar login to qualify for their very generous $250 Signup Bonus, which ranks as one of the better free bets online in Australia. It is a deposit bonus, meaning they match your first deposit up to $250 in total.

Claim your $500 Free Bet in three easy steps

  1. Signup at Betstar and open a brand new betting account today
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  3. Betstar will match your first deposit with a free bet, up to $250!

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Current Promotions at Betstar

As mentioned, Betstar is very generous when it comes to free bets and bonuses. At any given time throughout the year they will have a stack of different promotions, making them one of the best bookies in Australia.

$2 Power Lines at Betstar$2 Power Lines
This is one of the promotions Betstar is famous for now. With $2 Power Lines you will get $2 lines on every single AFL, NRL and NBA match of the season. Not bad considering the other bookies all offer $1.91 by default.

Betstar Fave CavesBack The Fave
The Back The Fave promotion is available on any AFL and NRL. Back the favourite and if that team is leading at half time but goes on to lose the match, Betstar will refund your bet back to your account via a Free Bet Reload.

Betstar Owners BonusOwners Bonus
This one will appeal to all racehorse owners. If you back your own horse on Betstar you will receive Best of the Best Odds for each race your horse is in. You will be hard pressed finding a better offer than that one.

Betstar Multi BoostBetstar Multi Boost
With the Betstar Multi Boost you will get a bonus on top of your sports multibets for every extra leg you add, up to 10% in total. So not only will you get paid out huge odds for your multi, but you will get a bonus on top.

Betstar BlastBetstar Blast
Exclusive to Betstar, the Betstar Blast is a hugely popular blog that is updated daily with musings from the world of sports and racings. Get previews, tips, bonuses, betting news, funny videos and much, much more.

Betting on Racing at Betstar

Betstar is very well known as a bookmaker that caters strongly towards the racing punter. Alan and Michael had been on course bookmakers for over half a century combined and translated that amazing service to their online product. Now Ladbrokes have lifted that service to another stratosphere.

The flagship racing products at Betstar includes Best Of The Best and that guarantees a payout of either the Best Tote or Top Fluctuation odds, while Best Of Four guarantees a payout of Best Tote or Starting Price odds. In other words, you are getting better odds than the TAB, regardless what state you are based in.

Along with that are a host of other bet types such as Home Tote +5%, along with plenty of Exotic Bets with flexi betting facilities. Spring racing punters will love the fact they offer fixed odds for the Cups Double, while it should be known that Betstar get their odds up before most other bookies early in the week.

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Betting on Sports at Betstar

Sports betting punters will absolutely love the sportsbook provided at Betstar. Not only will you get tons of fantastic free bet offers and promoting over a large range of sports, you are also getting very competitive odds.

All your favourite bet types are there including Outright Markets, Head To Head, Line and Handicap Betting, Totals Betting, plus more. You can even use the Betstar Blast to view sports previews, the latest tips as well as musings from the world of sports.

AFL punters flock to Betstar around Brownlow Medal time each year as they know Betstar offer Brownlow Medal Most Team Votes Multis markets. This means you can do multibets for most votes at each team for the Brownlow Medal and they are one of the only bookies that allow this, making them incredibly popular.

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Betstar Mobile App

At this point in time Betstar do not have a mobile betting App, however with the recent buyout from Ladbrokes we understand a Betstar App is currently in the works and should be released sometime over the coming months.

Not all is lost though because in the meantime you can use the betstar.mobi website which has been specifically optimised for mobile phone browsers. It looks and feels almost identical to a mobile betting App, however you just have to use your web browser.

You will be able to browse markets at lightning fast speeds, log in to your account and place bets with their dynamic bet slip for mobiles, withdraw and deposit funds, adjust account details, view pending bets and bet history, plus view all their latest promotions. It is a very well designed, colourful and fast mobile site.

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Betstar Website

The current Betstar website is a relatively simple one in terms of design. They have adopted the traditional design of the three columns with sports and racing markets listed on the left menu, markets displayed in the middle and the bet slip and promotions on the right.

You can navigate the different menus up the top including account details, banking, contact, FAQs and other important pages. The website is predominantly orange and blue in colour and while it looks ok, it is not the most exciting website of the online bookies available.

We understand over time the Betstar website will be changing layouts to look more like the current Ladbrokes website. When this happens, punters are in for a real treat as it will become one of the best websites on the market. Be sure to keep an eye on this space.
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