BetStars Online Sportsbook Review - 2019

BetStars Online Sportsbook NJ Review

BetStars, the sports betting company under The Stars Group, is relatively new to the online sports betting arena. The sister company to PokerStars, based on the Isle of Man, is a recent addition to the list of European gaming companies making a presence in US sports betting. The Stars Group, known for its innovation, has pushed the envelope with this sportsbook, reaching its foot into the door of the New Jersey market.

On September 13th, 2018, four months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against PASPA, PokerStars NJ introduced its sports betting platform, BetStars, into New Jersey. BetStars, the sports betting brand under The Stars Group (TSG), is the arm of the company that reaches into the New Jersey sports betting space. TSG partnered with Resorts Atlantic City in order to make this possible. BetStars now has about a dozen sports betting licenses around the world, making it a strong staple in the betting industry. The platform, coming from experience in other markets, quickly offered a variety of sports and a range of different betting options, including in-play betting. When the company stepped into the New Jersey market, BetStars NJ became the eighth sportsbook to launch in the Garden State.

BetStars NJ site features and user experience

Mobile platform and software

Although BetStars NJ seems way ahead of the game with its innovative mobile sports betting app features, it falls behind slightly by not offering a desk platform. 

The BetStars NJ online mobile platform is available for both iOS and Android devices. Users find the app aesthetically pleasing and enjoy special features and interesting new innovations. Players have a plethora of useful features right at their fingertips. 

Account management features are neatly placed in a menu which is accessible on the side of the screen. Key markets are listed horizontally at the top of the screen. Users have a "Popular" tab which shows the top games to wager on while the "In-game" tab offers in-play betting in events currently happening. The "Trending Bets" tab is located at the bottom of the screen, showing the contests which have been the most popular amongst bettors. The platform also offers useful functions like its "Cash Out" feature and its "Spin & Bet Odds Boost Stacks. Many other features are efficiently located on the app including cashier access, promotions, and customization settings.

Accessibility to the PokerStars NJ app is also easily accessible through the site. Players find it convenient to have a shared wallet between the two platforms. 

However, some drawbacks would include the fact that the operator lacks a desktop platform so far. The pricing in spots seem off and the support is not the most reliable. Also, players have found that the loading time for betting options on individual games was slower than expected. The user interface could use a bit of refinement as well.

Customer service

BetStars offers its users customer support via live chat in the support drop-down on the app. 

Bet variety at BetStars NJ

The betting variety with this operator is quite extensive and includes more interesting multi-part props which usually receive boosted odds. BetStars NJ also does a good job with grouping futures bets. Users can select certain games, adding them to parlays and round robins. A special feature allows the player to easily view their accumulated parlay value. The site also does the computing for round robins. 

BetStars offers its users a wide variety of in-game betting options as well. Users can find the in-game option on the main menu. There is a unique in-play betting feature called "Spin and Bet" where users can select a wager and a prize and then spin to try enhancing their odds. 

Sports offered at BetStars NJ

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Combat Sports (Boxing and MMA)
  • Darts
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Motorsports
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Tennis

BetStars welcome offers and promotions

Promotions

BetStars NJ stands at the top when it comes to promotions - both in quality and in quantity. The company offers simple free bets, huge new player sign up bonuses, and a selection of special events at different times throughout the year.

BetStars has an extensive welcome offer for players who are ready to spend. The player must first make a bet of $50 or higher and the sportsbook will issue a $50 free bet. After that, the bettor will receive another $50 free bet whenever they wager $150. This offer can be repeated EIGHT TIMES, meaning a player can receive $450 in free bets after the original $50!

All BetStars users are eligible for $500 in free bets on their first deposit.

Free bets at BetStars are credited within 36 hours after the betting requirements are met. Players then have seven days to use their free bets or else they will expire. These free bets are limited to use on straight bets and parlay bets only.

Another detail regarding free bets offers states that bets must meet minimum odds of +100 in order to apply.

Deposit and withdrawal methods at BetStars NJ

  • E-check
  • Visa/MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • PayNearMe at 7-11
  • Neteller
  • Skrill
  • Pokerstars Prepaid Card
  • PokerStars Instant Online banking
  • Cash at Resorts Casino cage

Summary

BetStars, the sister company of PokerStars, confidently stepped into the New Jersey market with its new sportsbook, BetStars NJ. The newcomer has held its own, as the eighth sportsbook to launch in the state, offering a wide variety of sports and betting options for the growing number of players in the New Jersey market.

 

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1 April 2019

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