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With its roots as an course bookmaker stretching back 20+ years, Star Sports have made the transition to online with a high-value racing focus. Read on for our full review, including what Star Sports offers.
At the time of writing, Star Sports don’t have a welcome offer but there other reasons to sign up, the most enticing of which is their Best Odds Guaranteed feature on horse and greyhound racing markets.
There’s also Star Sports’ Score Predictor, which offers a chance to win a £250 free bet.
Star Sports’ sign-up process is a quick and easy one, allowing you to register for your account and claim any related promos. To get up and running on Star Sports, simply follow our step-by-step process below:
Click any of the links on this page to the relevant sign-up page on the Star Sports website.
This is the boring bit, but it’s easy enough. Start by entering your email address and password, before filling out your details including your name, address and date of birth.
Before you can get started you will need to verify your account to show that you are who you say you are, in which case you’ll have to produce the identification steps required by Star Sports.
At this stage, you’ll be presented with the option to add restrictions to your account, for deposit and time limits, or you can choose to skip without adding any.
From this point, you can decide on your deposit method and advance to placing your bets.
Star Sports do not currently have a sign-up offer.
Known primarily for their standing in racing, Star Sports have Best Odds Guaranteed on all UK and Ireland horse races and greyhound races. On bets placed on online, on UK and Irish Horse and Greyhound racing — including singles and multiples — from 9am UK on the day of the race, on race winner markets, Star Sports will pay out at the best odds. Of course, there is a maximum enhancement of £1,000 per bet, and other T&Cs to come into play but this is a good offer to ensure you get the best for your buck.
As stats in football have grown, fans now know more about the sport than ever before, and this knowledge can influence their bets. So the standard markets just aren’t enough for the most experienced. Like a lot of bookmakers, Star Sports offers Build a Bet function allows you to combine markets that you may not have been able to link in a normal bet. Want a goalscorer, over/under goals AND both teams to score? Have at it!
Star Sports also make it easy for you to build your football accumulators with options to switch between certain markets without having to go into each specific match. You can quick view the standard match results, both teams to score, over/under 2.5 goals, draw no bet, first half result and match result with BTTS for upcoming Premier League features.
One thing you may not find at other bookmakers is Star Sports’ Score Predictor, which is completely free to enter.
This feature involves predicting the scores for the 10 Premier League matches across a gameweek. Up for grabs is a £250 free bet. There are no prizes for second. It’s winner-takes-all.
As well as real sports, Star Sports offers a selection of virtual sports to bet on, ranging from races and football to basketball and golf.
Star Sports do have an app available on Apple via the App Store. However, there isn’t currently an app available via Google Play. There is also a mobile-friendly website that’s easy to navigate.
Star Sports allows deposits through Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, bank transfer and cheques. You need to be logged into your account to make a deposit, via the Top Up section. Money can be deposited in Sterling and Euros, but once you have selected a preferred currency, it cannot be changed. You can, however, add and edit payment details once logged into your account. You can also fund your account using multiple payment methods.
If you fund your account using multiple payment methods, Star Sports are “required to process any withdrawal request you make proportionally between the methods you have used to deposit with.”
They continue: “When you request a withdrawal we will review it and confirm your withdrawal via email.”
Withdrawals from Star Sports are payed via the current active payment method, but you will need to verify your age beforehand. Star Sports’ verification process is called Know Your Customer, and you will not be able to make any withdrawals until you have completed the process. They accept the standard forms of identity, with a copy of your driving license or passport, as well as a copy of a utility bill, bank statement or payslip not more than three months old showing your current address. It may feel like extra hassle, but it’s a must-do.
How long it takes for the withdrawal to clear varies depending on the payment method used. A withdrawal to a debit card takes 2-5 working days.
Star Sports isn’t a new name in the betting game. It started as Star Racing in 1999 as an on-course bookmaker. Over the years, they have taken their business online, which also allows them to provide support with experienced traders on hand to chat.