BetStars NJ Review and $500 in Free Bets Promo

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BetStars NJ launched their sports betting app which is now available for both iOS and Android, and they offering a pretty outrageous promo code and deposit bonus.

Owned by The Stars Group, a Canadian-based company that powers the popular PokerStars app, BetStars is targeting DraftKings and FanDuel directly, bringing its mobile-focused product to New Jersey with an AGGRESSIVE promo and deposit bonus.

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Bonus: $50 free bet with no deposit

Minimum Deposit: $10

BetStars NJ

21+. NJ only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler

Deposit methods
Variety of action

BetStars NJ is a very good sports betting app. It is clean and easy to use. Odds and action are laid out in an obvious way, and unique odds boosts and promos are clearly called out and add an element of fun to the app. The deposit methods and aggressive promo make it worth trying for anyone looking for an alternative to the big US brands.

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BetStars NJ promo

BetStars is offering new customers up to $500 in free bets . Click on the link to get the offer and to download the app. Here’s all the details:

Place your first sport bet and get a matched Free Bet up to $50

Moreover, for every $150 you wager after that, you’ll get another $50 Free Bet up to $450 (bet a total of $1,350 to redeem the full value of your bonus)

If you already have a Stars Account, you can get started straight away! Use your existing Stars ID to start playing at BetStars and make the most of your Welcome Bonus!

BetStars is only available via the BetStars and PokerStars apps. Download now and enjoy everything we have to offer.

Minimum odds of +100 apply to all qualifying bets.

Not bad.

Currently, they are also running a series of boosts and promos.

Bet $25 and get a free $5 bet– pretty straightforward, available every week

NFL 2 Minute Drill– if you place any NFL moneyline bet and your team is leading with two minutes to go and loses, you’ll get a refund up to $20

Super Boost— get a boost on football 3-bet parlays

Stars Stack— better odds on multiple players scoring touchdowns

Lock in Your Profits— similar to DraftKings, you have the option to cash out of live bets, which has been popular and adds a whole new dimension to betting

Spin and Bet— spin the wheel to get up to a 10x odds boost

Overall, these are just really fun options. While I wouldn’t recommend basing your entire strategy on any promo offer, they can add a casual element to the betting experience, while also occasionally being a good strategic play.

Sports offered

As expect, BetStars, which uses its own proprietary technology platform, offers action on just about every sport you can imagine, including:



Boxing and UFC







Motor Sports




Deposit methods

Being familiar to the online gambling space, BetStars predictably offers a range of deposit options: Visa, MasterCard, eChecks, PayNearMe, PokerStars Play+, Neteller, Resorts Casino, Instant Online Banking, Skrill and PayPal. This is probably second only to SugarHouse Sportsbook and the wide range of options they offer.

BetStars NJ initial thoughts

I’ve spent a good chunk of the summer chronicling this stuff, and from the beginning it was clear that BetStars would be one of the top companies to challenge DraftKings and FanDuel. They are mobile-focused and have experience in New Jersey with their popular poker app. All of this means that, unlike the casino apps, they have more of a focus on technology to compete with the daily fantasy brands while also understanding the sports betting market.

The most important thing is initial customer acquisition. While DraftKings and FanDuel have largely (and rightfully) relied on their well-established brand names, the casino sportsbooks and international companies will have to get inventive to lure new customers. So far, PlayMGM and Caesars haven’t done anything to stand out – no deposit bonus, lack of iOS app, poor interface – while several others have done well to differentiate themselves.

PointsBet, an Australian sportsbook which isn’t even live yet in New Jersey, will offer spread betting that allows users to win (or lose) multiples on over-under bets. Really interesting. Meanwhile, BetStars comes out swinging with an attention-grabbing bonus that almost guarantees new sign ups.

App availability

BetStars’ NJ sports betting app is available on Android and iOS and, soon, through a web-based interface. Their iOS app originally lived inside PokerStars until a standalone version was released on October 21, 2018.

BetStars’ app has been live in Europe for some time and it will carry over the same general look and feel, with US-based promos and call to actions. Here are some BetStars NJ screenshots:

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Things we like

BetStars NJ offers odds boost on popular stacks. For instance, for Thursday Night Football tonight, you can get Andy Dalton, Joe Mixon and AJ Green to all score at +350– all from the click of a banner at the top of the app.

BetStars NJ also offers the popular cashout option which allows users to minimize their losses or ensure a profit before the end of an event.

And while BetStars’ mobile interface isn’t maybe the most fancy or modern – that one goes to FanDuel – it’s super clean and easy to read. Almost like Google, it just makes sense. All the information is laid out in a clean and easy to read way. It’s no frills, but highly functional, which is exactly what you want when your own money is on the line.

Meanwhile, players will also enjoy the Super Boost feature which offers pumped up odds and better payouts on predetermined parlays.

The app’s cleanliness and entertaining offers makes for an easy to use and fun wagering experience.


BetStars, which is owned by Canadian company The Stars Group and has had a lot of success in Europe, is a mobile-first product built on the PokerStars platform. They launched their sports betting app in the US in late September in New Jersey under the Resorts Digital license, which is also used by DraftKings.

According to Google Trends data, BetStars has lagged behind DraftKings and FanDuel in terms of interest, for the obvious reason of not having anywhere near the same level of brand recognition. At least not yet. They had held off on their marketing push until the iOS app arrived, so now you can expect to see more of their branding.

A modern betting app

BetStars is the best of the international brands competing in the US betting space. First and foremost, they offer a user-friendly app. It lacks the slick interface of FanDuel and the familiarly of DraftKings, but it’s clean and simple and just works. The learning curve is very low.

So while BetStars has been slow on the uptick, they are worth checking out, both for the user-friendly interface and the range of fun promos and options they offer for casual and experienced bettors. You can download both the Android and iOS apps by clicking bet now.

Full disclosure: We are an affiliate of legal New Jersey sports betting sites, so we may receive a commission if you use our links.

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Bonus: $50 free bet with no deposit

Minimum Deposit: $10

BetStars NJ

21+. NJ only. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-Gambler

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  • Fine print September 14, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Read it Kyle , idiot. There is no free betting money. Also, it’s for NJ residents only. Also, why are you trying to act like some betting aficionado? You drive a used A4! Making $10 bets is not betting.

    • Love big dicks and thick ropes September 14, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Kyle , you just got so owned. Love it.

      • Kyle Scott September 14, 2018 at 11:31 am

        Did I, if someone with the identical IP address comments on their own post that someone got owned?

        • An Inquiring Mind September 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

          Not only does he use the same IP address but his second post was only 3 minutes after his original post, which made it all that more obvious. What a clown!

          • not a total loser September 19, 2018 at 2:03 pm

            I was going to ask if you had to live in NJ, so at least he answered taht!

  • corns September 14, 2018 at 10:50 am

    How the hell do you get the app? searched for “betstars” “betstars nj” in google play and nothing comes up

    • Kyle Scott September 14, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Hit the links. You have to use the download page. Keep in mind, iOS will take you to PokerStars, which currently hosts the sportsbook until the full app is available sometime in the next week.

  • Huge Fan of Huge Fan of Huge Fan of Kevin Kinkerkaid's Soul Glow Hair September 14, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Kyle have you met The Cuz?

  • i'm in September 14, 2018 at 11:45 am

    looks like a pretty sweet deal to me.

  • Diddy September 16, 2018 at 8:28 am


    I’m going to be in Germany next week. Do you have any idea which, if any, of these mobile apps will be accessible in order to bet on CFB/NFL/MLB?



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