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Star Sports sports betting review (UK)

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  • Sign up offer -
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  • Wagering No
  • Minimum odds -
  • No deposit offer -
  • Special bonus No


Return to player %

  • Return to player % 93%
  • Horse Racing Yes
  • License United Kingdom
  • Tax free Yes
  • Minimum deposit £10
  • Live betting Yes
  • Live stream Yes
  • Cashout Yes
  • Live chat Yes
  • Launched 01/2009
  • Platform Playbook
  • Currency £
  • Language English

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The Star Sports company launched in 1999 under the name Star Racing. For a long time, this bookie operated independently, mainly focusing on horse racing. In 2009 Star Racing decided to rebrand its name to Star Sports after acquiring a few other small independent bookmakers to its portfolio.

Nowadays, Star Sports is a big betting brand with growing popularity. The UKGC licensed bookie offers highly competitive betting odds, a great selection of betting markets, a wide range of offers, and a safe betting experience with tax-free winnings.

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Star Sports free bet & sign up offer

Star Sports doesn't offer regular free bets or sign-up offers for new players. However, the brand occasionally publishes short term promotions aimed only at new bettors.

Remember to check this page later to find out if Star Sports has launched a new free bet offer!

Below you can see a few examples of Star Sports betting offers for all of their customers:

Here is example about Star Sports betting offer

Free bet no deposit

Star Sports doesn't offer no deposit bonuses or free bets at the moment.

Bookies that don't offer welcome offers usually say that this allows them to have higher betting odds for players. In Star Sports' case, this is partially true. The brand has a mathematical payout percentage of around 93%, which is decent but not the best.

The best value on the bookie's odds stands in football, with over a 94% payout. Another sport with great odds is basketball that offers great value for your bets.

Horse Racing has a big presence at Star Sports. A big trend in Horse Racing nowadays is that bookies offer the best odds guaranteed. This means that if you bet with an early price, you can be sure that you will get that price or any better price if the line changes.

But unfortunately Star Sports does not guarantee the best odds, so horse racing punters need to settle for one price.

As mentioned earlier, Star Sports started bookmaking in the last century as a small independent bookmaker focusing mainly on horse racing.

Nowadays Star Sports offers over 30 different sports to bet on, so they have grown nicely from the early days.

So, if bettors want to bet on, for example, football, cricket, darts, wrestling, or rugby, in addition to horse racing and greyhounds, Star Sports is viable option.

Prematch markets per game usually offer up to 50 different betting markets, including money lines, handicaps, over/under, and half-time/full-time results, to mention a few.

The Cash out feature at Star Sports allows customers to close their bets for an offered return before the official end of an event. The Cash out option will be available on selected bets, markets, and events, both pre-game and in-play bets.

The depth of in-play markets is not a concern at Star Sports. Bettors can place live bets on various popular sports, such as football, basketball, volleyball, tennis and many, many more.

The number of markets per game is also decent, with most live markets offering more than 50 different betting opportunities. The cashout feature is also available for live betting.

Star Sports Live stream

Live betting is always fun, but it's even more fun when a betting site offers live stream broadcasts.

At Star Sports, bettors can watch live streams from the UK and Ireland horse racing events, but that is all. The bookmaker doesn't offer live stream coverage on other sports.

The brand has its mobile app on the Google Play Store and iTunes, and it is naturally compatible with both iPhone and Android devices. All of the features of the desktop site are available on the mobile app. Punters can use it to make bets, deposits, withdrawal requests, and place in-play bets too.

If you don't want to download the app but want to use the betting site on a mobile device, that is not an issue. The mobile site works smoothly in smart devices' native browsers, and players can access all the same functions as on desktop.

Safe & responsible gambling

Star Sports is committed to Responsible Gambling. This commitment guarantees that Star Sports provides responsible gaming tools for bettors to manage their betting habits.

In addition, the website offers links to various organizations that are there to help in case problem gambling is encountered.

From a safety point of view, Star Sports follows Data Protection Regulation and keep their users' data safe and encrypted with an SSL protocol, for example.

Star Sports customer service is open 24/7. Bettors can contact the live chat, email, or phone in case there are any issues or questions.

The bookie also offers an FAQ section, but that is very minimalistic, and users would most likely need to contact customer support to get any questions answered.

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KYC & Documents

As part of Star Sports' legal obligations, the brand must verify that players are who they say they are, and that all bettors are at least 18 years old. This process is known as KYC or "Know Your Customer."

Please be prepared to provide these documents to verify your account at Star Sports:


Players can use Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Bank Transfer, and Cheque for payments at Star Sports.

Below you will find the most relevant banking details in a nutshell:

Depositing methods

Mastercard Visa Online bank transfer Cheque Maestro

Withdrawal methods

Mastercard Visa Maestro

Withdrawal times

Mastercard 2-5 working days, Visa 2-5 working days, Maestro 2-5 working days

Is Star Sports tax free?

Star Sports is a tax free sportsbook.

Who owns Star Sports?

Star Racing Ltd. owns Star Sports.
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