Betstar.com.au are one of the Ladbrokes sister sites and with that comes plenty of upsides. However being a sister site it's clear that it's not getting the same attention as other bookmakers.
- Offers members a VISA Debit Cash Card
- Live streaming of Victorian races
- Well designed and easy to navigate
- Best Tote or Starting Price odds on every Australian race
- Apple Watch app available
- Not as many bonus bet offers as other bookmakers offer
- $250 Sign up bonus not as generous as some bookmakers
If you’re familiar with the Ladbrokes chain of websites (Ladbrokes.com.au & Bookmaker.com.au) you’ll immediately notice that Betstar.com.au shares a similar design. It’s not a bad thing though as Ladbrokes have developed an efficient website that’s easy to use and navigate.
Given that Betstar is a sister site to Ladbrokes you don’t quite get the promotions and bonus bet offers you would expect from the larger bookmakers. But you will still find great promotions for some race meets, especially metropolitan meetings on the weekend.
Their betting products are similar to what you would expect on other corporate bookies. Their Best Tote or Starting Price gives you the best dividends on all Australian thoroughbred meetings, every single day.
They have also followed Ladbrokes in offering members a VISA debit cash card which has been a game changer in the industry. Unlike Sportsbet the Betstar Cash Card acts as a VISA Debit Card and allows for PayPass payments.
Their app and mobile site stack up well and they have gotten on board with an app for the Apple Watch which a number of bookmakers are still yet to do.
If you’re familiar with the Ladbrokes.com.au App then you will find your way around this Betstar app relatively quickly. Betstar were sold to Ladbrokes in April 2014 and since then they have moved on to the Ladbrokes chain of designs.
This isn’t a bad thing though, we reviewed the Ladbrokes App and found that it was one of the best on the market. So in many ways this Betstar app has a lot of things going for it.
For starters when you first login to the app it allows you to both setup a pin login and also use Apples fingerprint technology to login as well. For us this is a big positive as many apps still require a username and password each time you wish to login.
The glaring issue with the Betstar app is the lack of promotions. This isn’t a fault on the app as much as it is a fault on Betstar overall. Comparing the Betstar app to Ladbrokes you see the glaring omission in the lack of daily promotions.
We were however impressed that it’s very simple to deposit and withdraw on the app. This includes transactions to and from their VISA Debsit Cash Card. Within a minute you can be withdrawing money on your app and then again at an ATM, it’s brilliant!
Overall the app holds its own against the major players in the industry but if you’re looking for better bonus offers then we recommend the Ladbrokes app over this one.
We were very impressed when we first stumbled on to the Betstar.com.au mobile website, as we were with the entire chain of Ladbrokes websites.
The load time of the site is fantastic for such a detailed website and making your way around the site is just as fast. You’ll find yourself on the market or page you’re looking for in no time thanks for some well thought out navigation designs.
Once we moved past how impressed we were with the style and speed we logged in and proceeded to place a bet. Once again everything is flawless and designed to be as simple and easy as possible.
We were impressed with the horse racing form guides, while they may not be the most detailed they are stylish and load quickly.
Like their mobile app, they have made depositing and withdrawing from you account simple. Made even better by the fact you can withdraw straight to you Visa debit card and withdraw at an ATM instantly.
Their signup bonus offer of a $250* bonus bet isn’t the most generous we have come across but it’s made better by the fact you can split that bonus bet into multiple smaller bets.
Dividends are paid on all Australian racing (gallops, harness and dogs) shortly after interim dividends are available.