The Betstar business was started by the Eskander family back in 1984. Betstar went from being one of the largest rails bookies in Melbourne to eventually became a corporate online bookmaker, now Betstar is backed by the all-conquering Ladbrokes brand. The business has always prided itself on its service offering of horse racing betting. We are pleased to see that nothing has changed and Betstar continues to offer a great value offering to existing and potential members. Customers can benefit from some great value weekly promotions, although these are more prominent during the Spring, and some of the best horse racing be types offered in the Australian market, including Best of the Best. Now with the backing of the Ladbrokes brand, there is no reason not to recommend Betstar. Great value can be sought in each of the key bookmaker comparison areas: betting promotions, horse racing bet types, reliability and credibility.


  • Provide Best of the Best racing bet type
  • Long-time Australian bookmaking brand
  • Horse racing promotions during the Spring
  • Reliable racing service

  • Betstar is not a betting exchange
  • Live betting is not available online, only via phone
  • Promotions aren’t as regular as the big bookies

    Betstar has always provided punters with a fine horse racing betting service. This continues today with the offering of the most competitive racing products in the industry, that are superior in value to those offered by Bet365. This includes the Best of the Best product. Bookie Guide is of the belief that this is the best value product in Australia. Betstar also offers the Top Fluctuation when BOB is not available. Exotic wagers can also be placed with the bookmaker, the only bet type of note that is not available is the Big 6 product.

    Betstar’s horse racing bet types

    Find out more about HORSE RACING BETTING
    Win Bet Types Best of the Best, Top Fluc, Best Price Guarantee, SP Guarantee, Top Tote, Home Tote
    Exotic Bet Types Daily Double, Duet, Exacta, Trifecta, Quinella, Quadrella, First Four


    The recent investment by Ladbrokes has given Betstar access to a greater range of international sports markets. This has provided a boon for sports mad punters who had previously missed somewhat when it came to sports betting with Betstar. The business now offers multiple markets on a huge range of European and international sports.

    Sports betting types provided by Betstar

    Sports Bet Products Fixed Betting, Line Betting, Margin Bets, Multi Bets
    Mobile Betting Mobile betting is most definitely available with Betstar. Members can download an App or Android to use on their smart phone. The website also responds to all browsers and is easy to use whether being viewed on smart phone, tablet or desktop.
    Live Betting Betstar members can place live bets with the bookmaker via telephone. Live bets cannot be placed online due to federal legislation.


    Deposit Options Visa, Mastercard, BPAY POLi, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Ukash
    Withdrawal Options Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, Paypal, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller
    Withdrawal Requirements If initial deposit made by Credit Card, card must be photocopied within 90 days of sign up
    Transaction Fees None
    Identity Check Yes
    Minimum Deposit None
    Minimum Bet $0.01
    Minimum Phone Bet Sport $20, Racing $50
    Maximum Payout AUD $250,000. Perhaps higher on negotiation
    Maximum Payout AUD $200,000 Metro race meet / $100,000 Non – metro / Metro Greyhounds & Harness $50,000 / Non – metro Greyhounds & Harness $20,000
    Forbidden Jurisdictions Australian residents will face no restrictions to betting with Betstar
    Languages English
    Currencies AUD, CAD, DKK, EUR, GBP, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, USD
    Odds formats Decimal, Fractional
    Turnover Requirements None
    Mobile Site Yes
    Live Betting Telephone only. 
    Account Dormant No fees