Reasons To Join
* Easy to use and quick betting interface of site and app
* Variety of racing betting promotions
* Live Betting
* Betstar ATM card allowing instant withdrawal
* Owned by trustworthy multinational betting company Ladrokes
* Amusing email newsletters
* No live streaming of events
* The most successful or large bet punters can be restricted
Key Products and Features
Best Tote Or SP – Guarantees your odds are the highest of the three national totes, or the starting price. Available for Australian metro thoroughbred meetings every day.
Favourite vs Field – Just like a Lay Bet, you can bet on any of the whole racing field to win against the favourite with one bet.
Pick Your Own Odds – Available for thoroughbreds and harness racing, this product gets you higher odds for selecting the distance your horse will win by. Starting at a margin of half-a-length, you can select a larger win length to get higher odds.
Protest Payouts – Betstar will pay out both horses in the event of a protest, this is available on win bets only.
Betstar was founded by Australian bookmakers Michael Eskander and his son Alan in 2007, operating out of Melbourne and Darwin with a staff of around 40 people, they were high-profile bookies to clients such as Kerry Packer.
In 2009, Betstar was included in the ‘Fast 100’ category by Business Review Weekly because of its growth in annual turnover.
In 2014, the Eskanders sold Betstar to British bookmaking giant Ladbrokes for $25 million.
Website & App
Those that are account holders with Ladbrokes will see that Betstar.com.au has a very similar user experience and does offer all the same sporting events and odds as the Ladbrokes site. The only real difference between Betstar and Ladbrokes, in regards to the look of the two sites, is just the logo and colour scheme.
Despite that, just like the Ladbrokes site, the Betstar site is amongst the most user friendly betting sites out there which makes it an enjoyable betting experience for Aussie punters. Placing bets and finding markets is quite easy and quick.
There are quick links to the next five races and next five events like many betting sites, and promotions are easy to find.
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