BetStars app NJ
Since regulated gambling was launched last year in New Jersey, several sportsbooks have gone live; online and on mobile. BetStars NJ are one of the new books offering up wagering opportunities on a dedicated app for Android and iOS as well as a versatile mobile platform. With over 41 million players around the globe, this operator must be doing something right.
We look at the app in more detail with our download guides, feature review, along with banking and support information. All you need to get started placing your wagers with BetStars.
Please note: Currently in the US, the Google Play store do not allow any forms of real money gambling or wagering apps to be published & made available. This may change in the future, but to get the official Android app, download the BetStars NJ APK as per the instructions above.
The app comes in quite a large file (around 90mb) for both iOS & Android so just be patient whilst it downloads, it is worth the wait. Anyone can download the app, but to use it, you do need to be in New Jersey state borders and be 21 or over to place a wager. As part of the PokerStars network, this operator has been providing players with a safe and secure place to gamble online for over 15 years. BetStars are really big over in Europe and are looking to continue their success with this real cash wagering app for New Jersey bettors.
You can actually download the app from anywhere in the globe and also join, but to wager, you need to be in state borders. Joining is easy and takes under 5 minutes to do so. Just make sure you have your SSN, name, DOB, address and cell number handy. Then its a matter of choosing a username, setting up a password and you’re good to go.
If downloading the relatively large application is not for you, then the alternative is the mobile site, which you can use on any mobile or tablet, just by going to www.betstarsnj.com The site has a responsive design, meaning you can use it on any cell or tablet and it will work perfectly. You can add the link to your Home screen or even save it in your favorites/bookmarks so you can access the sportsbook in a few taps of the screen. Is there any difference between the mobile site and the Android/iPhone app from BetStars? Well there are a few subtle differences, but the main functions are still the same. Push notifications and quick logins are the main advantage of the downloaded app, but if you can live without these, there aren’t many big differences.
The sports available to bettors are one of the biggest of any New Jersey Sportsbook. You get to wager on Baseball, Basketball, Boxing/UFC, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Football, Golf, Hockey, Motor Sports, Rugby Union, Soccer and Tennis. Currently, there is no book in the Garden State offering this many betting opportunities. You can tell that BetStars have taken a lot of inspiration from European bookmakers when designing and setting up the mobile app. By incorporating more sports, more opportunities and more markets, they really hope this is going to be the number 1 online choice for NJ punters. When we say we are very impressed with the app, it is an understatement…………..it rocks.
To be sure you are in the state boundaries, location services on your device will need to be turned on. This allows geo locating software to make sure you are within the regulated state. It is normal and has to be done to prove where you are.
One of the things we love about BetStars is the welcome bonus. You can claim it online with your laptop/PC or the awesome mobile site. Up for grabs is a $500 risk free bet. To qualify, all you need to do is place your first sport bet, and if your first settled bet loses, you can get a refund as a Free Bet up to $500. Just go to www.betstarsnj.com to find out more. T&C’s apply and the offer is only available to new customers aged 21 and over. You don’t need a Promo code to claim this offer when joining. Registration is pretty quick and you will need your standard info to join.
That’s not the only bonus available with the book. Once signed up, users can wager $25 per week, on any event on any day and get back $5 in free bets. There are lot’s of other promos available with BetStars too including;
Tuesday Happy Hour – Play during Tuesday Happy Hour and you can win free bets
Parlay Bonus – Get added bonus money on all parlays
Saturday Super Boost – Enjoy bigger odds on key NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS or NCAAF single or parlay bets
There is pretty much a promo of some sort available everyday with the sportsbook and it is well worth checking out on the dedicated Promos area on the site and app.
Now down to the real stuff, the app it’s self. This application is large in size, mainly because it packs in so much. There are plenty of unique features available with the book that really sets it apart from the competition. It is great to see that they are not just replying on the PokerStars brand and really making an exceptional sportsbook app for New Jersey bettors. The options and features available are identical on the Android & iOS version of the applications so don’t feel like you are missing out by having the other platform. When opening up the app, we are confident you will like what you see. The layout is sport on and lets you find what you want to bet on, and do it quickly.
If you are new to online wagering, don’t panic. This app is one of the easier to use and navigate. When you first launch the app, you will land on the Home screen. This is like the hub of the app and we think it looks pretty great. The overall design and feel of the app just works. In here you can find Highlights of the days wagering opportunities, popular #Custombet options, Odds Boost as well as upcoming and In-Game action. There is a lot going on but once you scroll through and familiarize yourself with the setup, its very easy to use. We will look at the big features mentioned above in a bit more detail below. There are a few menus on the app, one in the top left which lets you navigate to My Stars, Casino, Poker, Withdraw, Deposit, Tickets, Challenges, Account Stats, Responsible Gambling & Join. If your focus is on the Sportsbook, you probably won’t use this menu much as all you need can be found on the home screen and the smaller menu on the right. This gives you a full A-Z of sports and all of the popular ones are located on the top of the app screen, including In-Game, MLB, MLS, Baseball, Golf and Tennis.
The Stars Group who are behind PokerStars and BetStars have won several awards for their apps so it should come as no surprise that this one is really good and designed with the bettor in mind. The overall design is one of the best we have seen and placing bets is so simple. There are several bet types available with the bookie, including the most popular Straight bets, Parlays and Round-robins. It is really quick to do a straight bet and parlays are just as easy to put on to. Unsure on the difference between the bet types? Well there is a handy beginners betting guide in-built on the app which is a good place to start learning.
Feature wise, this app has it all going on. Let us introduce you to #CustomBet. With this option you can get the bet you want by tweeting to @BetStars using the hashtag #CustomBet and they will price your personalized bet requests. In terms of what you can request special prices on, sports and markets are limited at the minute but this will be expanding very soon! This customizing your own bet is huge over in Europe and we expect more NJ books to soon incorporate this option going forward. Let you betting imagination go wild and pick any combo of bets, final score, first goal scorer, cards, corners, you pick the bet!
Still not enough? Well there is also the unique Spin and Bet option too. With this feature you can multiply your winnings by up to 10 times! Place your wager, look for the Spin & Bet option, spin the wheel and see if you can boost your winnings. You can also bet In-game while the action is live on the app. In Play or In Game betting is quickly becoming a favorite way for punters to have a wager. Cash out is also another great option available to bettors. With this, you can cash your bet early to lock in your profits if you don’t think it will land. Had $20 on the Patriots to win but don’t think they will during the game? Simply tap the cash out button and get some of your cash back. This mobile sportsbook really does comes complete with all the bells and whistles that you need in a top gambling app.
If you look in the main menu, you can see icons/links to PokerStars and PokerStars casino. You only need one shared wallet to play on any of these other apps, so if you have a BetStars account, you can download the poker app, log in and find a table. Tap on the icons and you can download the apps from the dedicated sites then log in with your BetStars account details.
All these great features make gambling on the go so easy. Just pull out your cell, launch the app and get your wager on. Bet at home, in the stadium, at the bar, anywhere…….as long as you are in NJ, you can back your favorite team wherever you want!
What could be improved on the app?
Whilst we feel the app from BetStars NJ is the most complete gambling app available to bettors, some may feel a little flustered at all the available options. We really like the layout and design on the mobile app but at first, it may seem a bit daunting. It does take a minute or two to familiarize yourself with the set up. We would love to see more prop bet options and an increased amount of bet types too. There is a lack of English Football betting markets too which we expect to be rectified over the next few months. Whilst In game betting is available, the options are pretty limited at the minute but again these will improve in the future with more markets added.
The Sportsbook offers several ways for customers to get help should you need any assistance. There is a live chat facility available on the app, which is always our preferred choice to get in touch. But, you can also call and email. A handy FAQ and support tab on the app will answer most of your questions but if you still need assistance, you can contact them 24/7, 365 days a year.
BetStars are regulated by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) and as a regulated operator, you can bet and play with them in confidence. The app and websites have security software in place to protect user data.
Managing your account and cash is easy on the app. The minimum deposit is $10, and the minimum withdrawal is $20 with the book. You can definitely tell this book comes from a family that are a well established gambling outfit, they offer lots of deposit and withdrawal options, including:
- Instant eChecks (electronic funds transfer)
- Credit/Debit Cars
- PayNearMe at 7-Eleven & CVS Pharmacy stores
- Cash at the Resorts AC casino cage
- PokerStars Play+ Card