Betstars does not offer the largest selection of sports that we have seen in Australia, but the main sports are there with even a few options in the cultural and political sectors of betting. In total, there are 26 different categories containing specific markets. The site does include esports bets. There are also the main sports Australians would like to see including soccer, swimming, cricket and cycling. The site also features Australian Rules, Rugby League and Rugby Union bets, making it one of the few sportsbooks to include all three.
The novelty category has bets on a large variety of cultural events and competitions from the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest to TV shows like the Bachelorette. Also listed on the Betstars are bets on Mixed Martial Arts, Motor Sports (British Superbikes, Moto2 and Moto3, Formula 1) and Gaelic Sports like hurling. Betstars also covers popular American sports such as football, baseball, basketball and volleyball. Horse and dog races are of course included as well with a good schedule and selection of different races.
There are multiple leagues featured in the section for cricket including test matches and even the Women’s T20 Big Bash, the first Australian sportsbook reviewed so far to include this. There are future bets as well for seven leagues and tournaments. These futures bets do not differ and allow the player to pick the outright winner of the competition. The markets for each of the competitions differs depending on the league you are betting on.
For example, the Women’s T20 Big Bash will normally just feature around three markets while most of the Test Matches can exceed 50 markets. For an individual Test Match between India and South Africa, there are 51 markets featured. Included in these are bets on the outcome, Man of the Match, and who will win the toss. There are also a large number of player markets also listed on the site. You can bet on whether a certain player will score 100 or 50 in the first inning as well as the top run-scorer for each team also in the first inning.
Most sports betting sites are able to realise the worldwide popularity of soccer and accordingly offer a great variety of leagues and betting markets for the sport. Betstars does a good job of continuing this trend with a very good selection of leagues, markets, awards and tournaments to bet on. The number of markets differentiates between leagues but there are normally still around 50 even for the lesser popular leagues. The option to bet on the winner of the Ballon D’or and UEFA competitions like Europa League and Champions League are also available.
You can bet on the individual games in these tournaments, the winner of each group or the outright winner of the entire competition. For a normal game in Italy’s Serie A, you can find 151 markets available. Included in these are staple bets such as on the winner, whether both teams will score and on the total goals. There is also plenty of bets focusing on the first half like handicap and over/under markets, correct score, whether a goal will be scored in the first half or not and which team will be led by the end. For goal markets, some of the available markets include whether both teams will score in both halves, who will score first and on the number of teams that will score.
The section for bets on tennis is truly exceptional, featuring a large list of competitions and tournaments for the players to bet on. Some of the tournaments listed are the ITF Men Cancun, European Open, Intrum Stockholm Open and the Las Vegas Challenger. There are 28 competitions listed at the time of writing, meaning that the player will have plenty of options for which tournament to bet on. The bad news is that many of the tournaments will only have one market available for the player to bet on the winner.
Some of the higher-profile matchups in tournaments can have up to fifteen or more markets on them. For the ones with higher availability, you can bet over/under on the total number of games to be played, the total number of sets, and on a bet with a handicap on the sets. There are normally two handicaps available. The player can also make bets on whether there will be a tie break in the match or not. Also available are bets on the winner of individual sets and whether either of the athletes will lose the set but continue on to win the match.