If you’re looking for the latest sportsbook to play at, you might want to consider turning your attention towards one of the newest faces on the sports betting scene, StarSports. Players will find a reasonable selection of betting markets which they can use to place bets on some of their favourite sports. Being such a new site, there are some niggles which you might encounter but overall StarSports has managed to establish themselves and gain a foothold which means that they can only improve from here. The sportsbook is compatible with mobile phones, which is excellent news if you prefer betting on the smaller screen rather than being confined to a desktop or a bulky laptop.
Looks & Feels:
The sportsbook uses a basic layout and colour scheme but manages to pull it off, with a white background and different shades of grey and blue headers that make everything clear and easy to see.
Starting off with the StarSports logo, this can be located up in the top left corner and to the right is where you’ll find links to their casino, news section, in-play and back to the sports betting site. Further along, to the right of these options is where players can log into their existing accounts or sign up to the sportsbook.
The main bulk of the homepage consists of the various sports which are starting soon that you can bet on. Beneath that is a taste of what’s in store for the players who want to bet in-play and further down is a what StarSports refers to as “Star Events” these are some of the biggest sporting events that you’ll find and be able to bet on.
Down the left side of the homepage is where you’ll find the different sports and markets which you can bet on and opposite the page, on the right is your own bet slip. Beneath the bet slip is a vertical banner which displays an array of different things which you can find at StarSports, including blog posts and much more.
You’ll find payment methods that StarSports accepts at the bottom of the page, along with a contact number, an about me, FAQ’s, social media options.
You won’t find a huge list of sporting markets to play with at StarSports and they are significantly less than what you’d get with one of the big-name bookies like Bet365 or 10Bet. However, as they’re such a recent addition to the sports betting world, it can be forgiven. Players will be able to bet on sports such as American Football, Baseball, Boxing, Cycling, Football, Gaelic Football, Golf, Horse Racing, Motor Sport, Politics, Rugby Union, TV & Specials, Tennis, Tennis Doubles, Table Tennis, Snooker, Rugby League, Ice Hockey, Greyhound Racing, Gaelic Hurling, Formula 1, Darts, Cricket, Basketball and Badminton.
If you’re looking to bet on your favourite markets during live play, you’ll be pleased to know that StarSports has an entire section based around being able to do so. The in-play console isn’t anything incredibly special to look at, but it gets the job done and they provide in-play markets for all the big football games and other popular sports that you might be looking to bet on.
Welcome Offer/Free Bet
New customers who sign up to StarSports today will be able to claim themselves a £50 free bet. This is a 50% bonus so in order to take advantage of the full welcome offer you will need to deposit £100.
Unfortunately, if you’re keen to enjoy what StarSports has to offer when it comes to mobile betting, you won’t be able to find a betting app to download, at least just yet. Nevertheless, players will be able to participate in everything that the desktop version of the site offers by accessing their website through their preferred mobile browser. This gives you the freedom of playing anywhere in the world, whether it’s just sat on your sofa or a train, you’re only limited by your mobile connection.
Players will be able to use a selection of basic payment methods to fund their StarSports betting accounts. This is limited to the use of MasterCard, Maestro, Visa and Visa Election, so no e-wallets as of yet, I’m afraid. This is something that might be a turnoff to some players and although we can see why, many will be quite happy to use their card details and should not be discouraged from doing so. StarSports stays in guideline with some of the biggest sportsbooks out there by using the state-of-the-art encryption which protects the players identity, as well as sensitive information like card details.
As of right now, there’s no live chat function for players to use to get in touch with support representatives, at StarSports. This is something we would like to see implemented in the future, as it has been proven to be vastly superior for customers who are experiencing difficulties and need to get in touch with a member of the help team. You’ll still be able to receive help where needed by getting in touch via phone, email or post.
If you’re looking for a well-established sportsbook with all the bells and whistles, StarSports might not be your first choice, right now. They do have some of the fundamental aspects right, which is pleasant to see, however, there are still some things that need ironing out. These are key features like live chat, which enables players to receive help without needing to wait around with the phone pressed to their ear. Instead players will be required to email, which in this age, feels rather dated. The lack of payment methods is another reason why some players might not be drawn to this bookie, as they’re currently accepting e-wallets.
As of right now, there are no signup bonuses for players to receive. This is quite rare to see in this industry and the only offers they do have available are ad hoc and might not necessarily be something that you’re interested in.