Luckster, an online casino gaming company, is the latest entrant into the UK sports gambling market. The Luckster betting platform is a member of the Aspire Global conglomerate of gambling companies, including Luckland, Mr Play, Plaza Royal, Regent Play, Jackie Jackpot and Queen play, owned and operated by MarketPlay Ltd.
Their sports betting platform opened its site for UK punters in February 2022 and holds a license from the UK Gambling Commission. The Malta Gambling Authority also licenses it for international players.
Luckster’s casino site has been operational for a while now, but we’ll focus on their recently launched sportsbook betting section for this review.
The platform’s sportsbook section has a great layout that makes it easy to sign up and place bets. The easily navigable interface features some of the top games across the major leagues in the world. For punters with a liking for sports betting, here are some of the notable aspects of Luckster that you can consider when choosing it as your betting platform.
Luckster may be new to the sports world but already offers the biggest sports markets. It features the big five sports such as football, tennis, basketball, horse racing and greyhound racing.
The horse and greyhound races available are primarily from the UK, but you can also bet on seasonal horse races in the US and Scotland. On the other hand, if you're a tennis fanatic or just love betting on your favourite tennis stars, here are some of the notable tennis events currently listed on Luckster:
You can also bet on other sports such as;
This betting operator also features specials such as US TV show winners or politics. You can also place wagers on BBC sports personality contestants, including Harry Kane, Tyson Fury, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Raheem Sterling, Anthony Joshua and Emma Raducanu.
In politics, you can bet on presidential election outcomes across the globe. As of the writing of this review, Luckster had listed several political betting events, including;
If you have a thing for the specials, you will enjoy great odds on Luckster. For instance, the lowest odds on political outcomes was 3.4 for the next president of the US.
However, the platform has fallen short on esport, an industry with great potential. That said, it’s highly likely Luckster will add the esport option to its gambling offers in the future.
Luckster offers a wide range of betting markets for the majority of the sports available. Football leads the pack with 350 markets. While most established bookies can offer up to 500 markets, the offering by this bookmaker is quite impressive considering its new status in the market.
The football markets vary according to the league, with games in the English Premier League having some of the highest markets. For instance, you can bet on:
You can also bet on specials, including a specific player to score a header or a penalty and other obvious specials such as the winner of the EPL title in the current season.
Basketball has just as high a number of markets as football. You can decide to place wagers on any of the following;
Even better, you can wager on exclusive basketball markets such as the winner of a given quarter, the first team to reach x points, and whether or not there will be overtime in the game. The NBA game between Golden State Warriors and Dallas Maverick on 19/05/2022 had over 59 markets.
There are also a good number of markets across the other niche competitions such as cycling, formula 1, rugby, and cricket, among others.
In horse racing, you can bet on the straight winner, but tennis gives you more options, such as the winner of the first set, odd or even in addition to the straight winner.
Luckster does not guarantee the best odds in the market, but the odds seemed quite competitive during our review. For instance, we looked at the favourite to win the EPL title this season; Luckster offered odds of 1.48 to the most likely winner compared to the overall popular odds of 1.44. The highest any bookie could offer was 1.55.
Luckster displays market odds in the three popular formats — decimal fractional and American format.
Luckster offers new punters an extra incentive to join the bookmaker through a welcome bonus. You can earn £20 easily by simply making a deposit and a wager of £30.
However, this welcome bonus has a few conditions. Here’s a quick explainer of these terms and conditions:
The good news is that you can withdraw your free bet winnings immediately because there are no wagering requirements.
As of this writing, only new users qualify for the free bet token. However, existing users can also get a boost of up to 77% on Acca bets. This accumulator boost starts at 4% for folds and increases to 77% for 15 folds.
Cash-out was introduced to give punters some control over their bets. Luckster’s cash-out feature lets you choose how and when to settle your bets. You can take your winnings before the bet settles at the most opportunistic moment. Even better, you can use it for both single and combo bets and bets placed on in-play events.
Events covered under this feature include:
Depending on the stage the event has reached, the cash-out amount may be lower or higher than the wagered amount. Therefore, you are guaranteed a profit if it’s higher than the wagered amount and minimise your loss if it is lower — when you are losing the bet.
It is advisable to pay attention to the bookmaker's terms and conditions associated with cashing out, such as the minimum odds, minimum wager or availability of the cash out button.
Like most other betting sites, betting on Luckster has some limits. For instance, the lowest deposit amount is set at £10, which is also the same for withdrawal. However, you can make a wager of as low as £0.10 — this is lower than the industry average of £1.00.
Luckster has also capped the highest winnings from any bet slip at £90,000. Therefore, ensure your odds do not give possible wins above this figure since the exceeding amount shall be forfeited in case of a winning slip.
If you prefer to follow live action when betting, you'll be disappointed to learn that Luckster does not have the live streaming feature. However, it has a live betting option.
To flick over into the in-play betting, you simply have to click on the In-play button in the left-hand menu. This should toggle the interface by displaying the currently ongoing games.
The live betting option has a wide range of events, especially on football. The markets are just as extensive as normal betting markets. You may also enjoy huge odds if you bet on tight games already underway in this live betting feature.
Although Luckster does not offer live streaming, punters will be able to access the live results feature. This feature will allow you to follow all the results from the in-play games, enabling you to strategise your betting on the go.
Punters love the thrill of betting while on the move — the convenience and comfort are unbeatable. For this reason, most well-established betting companies develop betting apps for Android and iOS.
Unfortunately, Luckster does not have a mobile betting app at the moment. Luckily, their mobile website is optimised — you can easily make deposits, place bets, withdraw funds, enjoy bonuses and promotions and utilise in-play betting.
To do that, just fire up your mobile browser and visit the Luckster sportsbook website. This site is built on HTML5 technology, thus making it responsive for mobile browsers. This bookie’s site will give you a seamless translation on your Android or iOS device, regardless of your screen size.
Customer support is a critical component for any company wishing to retain its customers. It is one of the primary reasons most established betting firms in the UK get an edge over new operators in the market.
Luckster only falls short concerning the availability of its call agents. You can only reach customer support from Monday to Friday between 8 AM to 12 AM, meaning any issues you may have from midnight to early morning will have to wait.
Besides email, the live chat option is available, which is ideal in case of an emergency. You can also try the FAQ section to get a general knowledge of how the platform works.
Luckster is committed to responsible gambling by providing users with a quick survey which helps them determine if they have a gambling problem. If the survey results suggest that you may be having gambling problems, Luckster provides the following help desk contacts:
The betting operator also goes the extra mile to ensure its punters gamble responsibly by recommending a few tips that can mitigate addiction:
It is also worth noting that Luckster promotes fair betting by cooperating with the regulations of relevant authorities and complying with online gambling licensing.
Registration on Luckster is quite easy. They also have a 2-step verification process that ensures all the data you submit is protected against any theft by hackers and spammers.
To register an account with Luckster, simply follow the steps outlined below;
You can now start using your Luckster betting account by making a deposit and selecting your games. If you are requested to verify your account, use the document uploader feature to submit the required documents.
Like most other betting sites in the UK, Luckster does not accept deposits via credit cards. However, you can use debit cards issued by MasterCard, VISA and Maestro to fund your betting account. You can also opt for a bank transfer.
E-wallet payment seems like the ideal option on Luckster. Options accepted by Luckster include:
Other options also include Paysafecard, AstroPay card, GiroPay, EPS, MuchBetter and Interac.
While we have seen new betting sites offering more advanced payment options such as Bitcoin, Luckster is yet to follow the same path.
On the other hand, you may want to choose your payment method by considering the withdrawal time for your winnings. Withdrawal processing time varies with your payment method.
For instance, debit cards and bank transfers take the longest to process — they may take up to six days. E-wallets such as Neteller, Skrill, Skrill- 1 tap and MuchBetter, withdrawals will be processed instantly, and in case of delays, you may wait up to 2 days.
Moreover, Luckster does not charge any fee for deposits or withdrawals made from your betting account.