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BetStars.com is the newest sports option from Amaya Gaming that launched in 2016. Its branding is related to PokerStars, the largest online poker room in the world. The Stars brand was acquired by Amaya Gaming in August 2014.
New real money players receive a free 20 unit bet.
Players must make a deposit to qualify. Wagering five units will trigger the free bet offer. Units are available in US dollars, Euros and British pounds. The wager must have odds of at least 1.5. Only straight bets qualify. Parlays and teasers are not available for this offer. The free bet is awarded to the account within 72 hours of placing the wager. It is awarded as four separate five unit bets. The free bet must be placed within seven days of being awarded.
The new BetStars site offers the same betting menu as the sports betting section of PokerStars. Players will find a variety of sports available. These include:
There are also exotic bets on special entertainment and political events. The menu varies depending on the season.
BetStars offers a wide menu of betting options. The types of wagers vary from sport to sport. Here is a sample of the wagering spread by BetStars:
BetStars Spin and Bet – Spin and Bet is a sports betting option unique to BetStars. Players can choose this option for a straight bet by paying a 10% vig. A lottery style-drawing determines a prize multiplier once the bet is made by the player. Potential multipliers are 1x, 1.5x, 2x, 5x or 10x. The bet must win to qualify for the multiplied winnings. The chances of drawing a number higher than 1x is one in five.
Single Bet – This is known as a straight bet. It is a wager on a single outcome. This is done through either a point spread or a money line for an outright winner.
Multiple Bets – This is a parlay where two or more separate outcomes are tied to one ticket. All outcomes must win for the ticket to get paid. A tie or push drops the number of outcomes on the ticket by one but does not cause the ticket to lose. Point spreads and money lines may be wagered together on the same ticket if they are not tied to the same event. Parlays are also available across multiple sports.
Teasers – Teasers are available in American football and basketball. This adds points in the player’s favor but lowers the payout when compared to a parlay. A teaser must win on all outcomes on the ticket.
In-Play – In-play is when a wager is made on an event that is in progress. It is a way to get into action when missing the start of a match or get more money into the action when conditions warrant it. Lines change quickly during in-play betting.
BetStars offers three ways to make a wager. The BetStars website accepts wagers. There is also a desktop app and one for mobile devices. Phone wagers are not accepted.
BetStars offers mobile apps for Android and iOS devices.
BetStars offers a wide variety of betting options, depending on the country. These include Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Entropay, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Ukash, Paysafecard, ban transfer and local debit cards.
BetStars withdrawals are available via Visa, Entropay, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, bank transfer, check, bank wire and local debit cards. Methods vary by the country of the player.
Most withdrawals are processed in less than one day. Bank wires and transfers requires about three days to process. Checks arrive in about one week.
Amaya Gaming owns BetStars. It is the parent company of PokerStars and a number of other online gaming entities. It is the largest online gaming company in the world.
Amaya Gaming is licensed to operate in dozens of countries throughout the world including in the United Kingdom. BetStars holds a gaming license in every country that requires one to accept wagers.