If browsing the betting interface and latest horse racing betting possibilities at Betstar gives you a sense of déjà vu, there may be a good reason for that. You see, the brand has been in the ownership of the British gambling giant Ladbrokes since 2014, and today has the same odds and markets as Ladbrokes' own site for Australian bettors, as well as Bookmaker.com.au, which it also owns.
But Betstar was once known as Eskander's Betstar, a reflection of the fact that it was founded by father and son bookmakers Michael and Alan Eskander in 2007. Nonetheless, the site's current iteration should give you a good amount of assurance as to its reputability - and that's before you consider that it is both licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government.
Take one glance at the current wealth of opportunities to bet on horses at Betstar, and you will see all manner of Australian and New Zealand venues represented, ranging from Geelong Synthetic and Goulburn to Warren and Wyong. But like any other good Australian gambling site these days - and certainly like the other two sites it mirrors - Betstar also serves up a rich complement of international races on which you can have a flutter, encompassing venues like Albuquerque, Fair Meadows, La Teste De Buch and more.
You've got a lot of choice, too, of ways in which to bet. Fixed price, best tote and top fluctuation markets are all on offer, and you could have a go with a win, place, each way, exacta, quinella, trifecta, quadrella or first four wager.
Another thing that Betstar has in common with its sister sites is an easy-to-use, fuss-free design. It's an informative and classy-looking site that you'll gladly come back to again and again, with much the same able to be said of the gorgeously optimised mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
Betstar is an unspectacular, but well-sorted place to bet online. Given that its wide variety of featured horse races around the world includes everything from the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes to the Juddmonte International Stakes and Melbourne Cup, you're unlikely to get bored. The site interface is also a pleasure to use, whether you access it in desktop or mobile-optimised form.
Sign up for a Betstar account today, and you will be able to enjoy all of these perks and so many more.