One of the first sports betting providers to be announced for Penn State has been BetStars Pennsylvania. This brand is part of the wider group of brands that is called the Stars Group. This group has recently announced partnerships with two land-based casino operators, Mount Airy Casino Resorts and Eldorado Resorts. With the former, they have agreed a sports betting partnership only, while with Eldorado, they have agreed to take over with the full online suite. This includes BetStars sports betting, PokerStars online poker, and PokerStars Casino Pennsylvania.
In this review, we will discuss what we can expect from BetStars when it comes to Pennsylvania (which is expected to happen in July 2019) and how will the whole deal work.
BetStars and Mount Airy Casino Resorts
Almost as soon as it was announced that sports betting and online sports betting will become legal in Penn State, Mount Airy Casino Resorts has reached an agreement with the Stars Group for the partnership with BetStars. This was seen as a win-win situation for both brands, as Mt. Airy will get a sports betting operator which it was sorely lacking, while BetStars will get access to the Pennsylvanian market. As the PA market holds a lot of potential, it was only natural that the Stars Group will seek it out.
BetStars and Eldorado Resorts
Some time later, in late November, the Stars Group has also announced a partnership deal with Eldorado Resorts which would see them being able to offer all of their more important brands, like PokerStars online poker, PokerStars Casino and BetStars to the Pennsylvanian market. This will effectively mean that BetStars will have two different “skins” on the PA market, something that is not common, but not illegal, either. At the same time, BetStars will be the sports betting operator for land-based sports betting in Pennsylvania, as well, for both of these casino resorts. This means that they will cover a wider portion of the market than those operators that have partnership deals with only one land-based casino.
BetStars Sports Betting Bonus
The launch of the BetStars sports betting in Pennsylvania is highly anticipated for multiple reasons. One of them is that they will probably offer an inviting welcome bonus to attract as many new players at the very beginning as possible. Once the Pennsylvanian online sports betting market opens, it will be a hard battle to acquire a large market share, as there will be quite a few operators ready to launch their platforms. We are sure that BetStars Pennsylvania will want to come in a strong position from this battle, and they surely know that their reputation alone will not be enough.
If we take a look at BetStars NJ, we can see what kind of bonus we can expect to see in Pennsylvania, as well. At least, it will give us some idea. In New Jersey, BetStars offers quite an attractive bonus in the form of free bets once you bet a certain amount of money. These kinds of offers are not uncommon with other operators, and it might be the same for BetStars Pennsylvania. However, we will have to wait and see, as it might be anything from a first deposit match bonus to a simple “register and get free bets” bonus.
You should note, however, that it is completely certain that no matter what form these bonuses take, they will have certain terms and conditions to fulfill. The fulfillment of these T&Cs will be a condition for being able to withdraw the bonus money and the winnings from it. Usually, some of the conditions include:
- Wagering requirements – the amount of times you need to wager the bonus you received, before you can withdraw the money.
- Time limit – you will have a defined amount of time to fulfill the requirements.
- Opt-in – in some cases you have to specify that you want a bonus, it is not automatically assumed that you want one when you join
- Minimum deposit – you should deposit above this threshold to be able to get a bonus (usually coincides with the minimum deposits required by the payment methods)
BetStars Pennsylvania Sports Betting Mobile App
Since most of the brands under the Stars Group operate via mobile, it is only logical to expect that there will be a BetStars Pennsylvania sports betting mobile app. For example, in NJ, it is possible to access both the browser-based client and the mobile app. The browser-based client, once available in Pennsylvania, should require no download. It should simply be accessible by visiting the BetStars Pennsylvania website using your mobile phone. On the other hand, the BetStars Pennsylvania sports betting mobile app should be available for download from iTunes and Google Play store. The BetStars and PokerStars apps are highly rated across the online gambling community for their speed and fluidity. Therefore, we are very excited to be able to use them once the platform launches in Pennsylvania.
Available Markets on BetStars Pennsylvania
BetStars pride themselves as one of the best when it comes to the number of sports and leagues that they offer for betting. In Europe and New Jersey, their platform has over 20 sports available, which have hundreds of leagues between them. From what we can expect, there is no reason for Pennsylvanian BetStars to be any different. Of course, a special emphasis will be put on US-based leagues, such as the MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL. The American market is different than the European and we are sure that BetStars will take this into account. We also expect to see Horse and Greyhound racing widely represented, with a focus on US races.
All of that said, we shall know the exact details of available sports and leagues shortly before the launch of the platform, so stay tuned, as we will update this article as soon as we have new information.
Will There Be Other BetStars PA Promotions?
Given that they are known for providing their users with some fine long-term promotions, as well as seasonal ones, we can expect them to offer similar deals to their future Pennsylvanian customers. The types of promotions are numerous, with the most frequent being bonus money and free bets offers. It is also not uncommon to see insurances on certain sports events, i.e. getting money back if your bet fails.
All of these, and probably more, will be available on the promotions page on their website once it fully launches. We, for our part, will report here any changes that occur, but it is always the safest to visit that page on their website to stay updated.
BetStars Sports Betting Pennsylvania Conclusion
Basically, BetStars are bringing their global reputation and a growing US fanbase to Pennsylvania. We are very excited at the opening of their platform on this new market. In fact, we predict that it is going to become one of the most popular sportsbooks in PA. However, for any of our predictions to come true, the platform has to launch first, and we are all eagerly expecting that. We will update this article whenever we get some new information, especially about the timing of the launch. So keep coming back here for all the fresh information on the BetStars sports betting Pennsylvania front. If you wish to read about other brands from the Stars Group, we recommend reading about PokerStars Casino Pennsylvania.