Betstar - Review

Betstar Key Differentiators

Top Three Reasons to Join Sign Up
Betstar card - for instant deposits and withdrawals Join
Past the post payout - Get paid quickly on all Australian Greyhound racing Join
Live Betting Available Join
  • Betstar card for instant access to your winnings and deposits
  • Competitive fixed-odds prices available
  • Easy-to-navigate website and app
  • Quick sign-up
  • Past the post payout - Get paid quickly on Greyhounds
  • Promotions
  • Owned by Ladbrokes
  • Lacking in sports markets
  • Limited racing promotions on offer
  • No live racing or sport vision

Betstar Features & Services

Deposit Options Min of $5 - Credit card, PayPal, POLi internet banking, Flexepin, BPAY, Bank transfer
Withdrawal Options Bank transfer, Paypal
Live Betting You’ll need to call to bet live. Telephone betting has a minimum $20 stake
Transaction Fees None except for where Betstar have incurred banking transaction fees as a result of actions on your account and you have not bet through or turned over the entire value of your deposit (see T&C’s)
Promotions At times Betstar will have a range of racing or sport offers
Betstar Card With the Betstar Visa Card, you can access winnings from your account by withdrawing at an ATM or make purchases using the Visa payWave.
Greyhound Markets Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA


About Betstar

Betstar is an Australian corporate bookmaker established in 2007. Founded by ex-rails bookmakers Michael and son Alan Eskander, Betstar was based and established within Melbourne and Darwin. Betstar became well known for their authoritativeness as a source in many of Melbourne's newspapers regarding racing events and odds. This sort of cross-promotion gave them great brand exposure and really cemented the Eskander and Betstar names in punters' minds, especially among racing fans.
In 2009, Eskander's Betstar was announced as a 'Fast 100' company by Business Review Weekly due to the growth of their average annual turnover over a three-year period.
In April of 2014, Alan Eskander sold Betstar to British wagering giant Ladbrokes.

Betstar gives punters access to the top odds on a large range of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing with a number of different betting products. Their fixed-odds on metropolitan meetings are up there with the best of Australia's online corporate bookies. 

Betstar Fact File

  • Location: Licensed and regulated in the Northern Territory
  • Regions Served: Australia and New Zealand
  • Minimum Bet:$0.50 online and $20 over the phone$0.50 online and $20 over the phone
  • Currencies Available: AUD
  • Max Payout: This can vary between $5,000 for non metro to $50,000 for metro greyhound races.

Betstar Sign-up Process

sign up with Betstar in under 2 minutes Registering for a Betstar account is extremely easy and takes you about 1 minute to complete with the ability to deposit as soon as you’re set up. It’s as simple as entering your details and coming up with a username for your account.

Betstar Greyhound Markets

Betstar offers a vast range of betting markets when it comes to Greyhound racing events. Betstar offers a wide range of racing markets that span across the globe, from Australia, New Zealand, Europe and America.

Bet Types Offered on Greyhound Racing Events

  • Fixed-price betting on a majority of Australian and overseas greyhound races
  • Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta and First Four, Early Quaddie & Quaddie
  • Mid Tote win and place
  • Starting Price (SP) win - Final fixed price offered. Only on selected events

Betstar Customer Service Contact Info

Betstar has a Customer Support telephone line that is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week as well as a contact form that you can fill out for them to see your query and get back to you.
The live betting telephone line is also available 24 hours 7 days a week if required.

Betstar Mobile App

Betstar has you covered if you have an iPhone, iPhone or Android device. The apps let you bet while on the run, allowing you to access all of their markets.
The apps are extremely easy to navigate enabling you to work your way around finding the bet you’re looking for in quick fashion.

Betstar Mobile App


  • How do I verify my credit card?
    If you are logged in, you can visit the ‘Verification centre’ where you can verify your card.

  • What greyhound racing markets do you offer?
    Betstar offers a full selection of greyhound markets that cover Australian, New Zealand, UK and American races.

  • Can I bet over the phone?
    Telephone betting is available on 1300 238 722 however a minimum stake of $20 is required.