StarSports is an old and trusted bookmaker that first launched back in 1999 as Star Racing. The company is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Comission with the licence number “009177”.
Based in Brighton, England, StarSports rebranded from Star Racing in the summer of 2009, to reflect the growth and wider portfolio of sports and services on offer. Players can place bets by telephone, or in a Star Sports shop, and in 2018, launched their first online gambling site, with a sportsbook and new online casino. StarSports is well known for providing high-quality customer service, but how will the online site compare to the “bigger” companies in the industry?
StarSports Welcome Bonus
We do not currently offer a welcome bonus for StarSports. Instead, compare our list of over £2000 in sign up free bet offers for new UK customers.
Star Sports Promotions
Star Sports does not seem to have a promotions page, but, you can find several promotions for existing customers on the far right of the site. Below are just a couple of examples, and these offers change depending on the sporting events available.
Saved by the 90’s – This offer applies to the customer’s first “real” money pre-match single bet of £10 or more on any Bundesliga game at min odds of 4/6. If a goal is scored in that match after 90 minutes, you will get a £5 free bet. T&C’s Apply 18+
Virtual Sports Offer – £5 free bet if you place £50 or more on virtual sports markets in one week. T&C’s Apply 18+
Sports, Markets & Betting Odds
- American Football
- Australian Rules
- Formula One
- Gaelic Football & Hurling
- Greyhound Racing
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sports
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
- TV & Specials
In terms of the market depth, StarSports offers a wide range of betting markets throughout the sportsbook including outright markets, specials, and popular bets such as BTTS, 1X2, over/under, etc. We are also happy to see Asian markets including goals, and handicaps, but, there is a lack of cards/corner markets, and no bet builder feature for custom bets. Also, we did not find any live streams available on Star Sports.
As for the betting margins, StarSports averaged a respectable 5.13% on the 1X2 markets we tested, as we do for all bookies we review. Of course, this is just a small sample of one market, but it gives us a good idea of how much each bookmaker charges us. Still, they did not beat BetVictor‘s 2% margins, but far better than Paddy Power’s 9%.
StarSports Customer Service
StarSport’s emphasis on their “first-class” customer service shows with the options available to players. Customers can contact agents using a wide range of methods that are available around the clock.
- Phone number – 08000 521 321/01273 420221
- Twitter – StarSports_bet
- Email – CS@starsportsbet.co.uk
- Live chat
Overall, StarSports is a safe, trusted, and respected UK gambling company that has been around since 1999. Players can use a fresh new online sportsbook with 30+ sports, high odds, and a wide range of betting markets. But, we would like to see live streaming available and a bet builder feature would help Star Sports compete against the best bookies in the UK.
Overall, we still recommend StarSports as a great option if you are looking for a safe operator, with a brand new online betting site and betting apps for both Android and Apple users.