Happistar
Happistar
3.6

Welcome Bonus up to ₹30,000 + 70 Free Spins
  • Local payment methods
  • Promotional offers for cricket betting
  • Wide variety of football betting markets
  • Fewer payment methods for withdrawal
  • Less variety in cricket betting
  • Payout Speed
    3.6
  • Bonuses & Offers
    3.6
  • Security
    3.6
  • Software & Games
    3.6
Total Score
3.6

Happistar Review

3.6
Prateik
By:Prateik K

Who is Happistar?

Happistar is an online betting site operated by Blackbox Group BV, which is a company registered and licensed in Curacao. The bookmaker offers a wide range of products from sports, esports, and virtual sports betting to live casino, slots, and fantasy sports. Though fairly new to the industry, Happistar is a promising bookmaker with some exciting features for cricket fans such as variety in betting markets and impressive coverage.

In our Happistar review, we show you how to open your account, claim your welcome bonus, place bets, and also discuss the highlight features of the website.

Welcome Bonus

Get up to ₹30,000 in welcome bonus

The welcome bonus package from Happistar consists of 3 parts –

  • On your first deposit, you can get a 120% bonus of up to ₹10,000 + 70 Free Spins
  • The bookmaker offers a 75% bonus on your 2nd deposit up to ₹10,000
  • And on your 3rd deposit, you can grab another 50% bonus up to ₹10,000.

How do I claim my welcome bonus from Happistar?

  • Open an account with Happistar
  • Claim the 120% 1st Sports Welcome Bonus from under the Bonuses section.
  • Select your preferred payment method and make a deposit of at least ₹300.

The wagering requirement for the 120% bonus is 15 times the bonus and deposit amount on sports bets with odds of 1.50 or higher.

75% 2nd Deposit Bonus

  • Once you have met the wagering requirements for the first deposit and 1st sports bonus, you can grab the 75% 2nd deposit bonus
  • Claim this welcome bonus from the Bonuses section.
  • Once claimed, proceed to make a deposit of at least ₹300.

The wagering requirement for this bonus is 12 times the bonus and deposit amount on sports bets with odds of 1.50 and higher.

50% 3rd Deposit Bonus

  • To grab the 50% 3rd deposit bonus, you will need to complete the wagering requirements of the second deposit and 2nd deposit bonus.
  • Once you’re qualified, find the 3rd deposit bonus in the “Bonuses” section and click ‘Claim’.
  • After confirming your bonus, make a deposit of ₹300 or more using your preferred payment method.

The wagering requirements for this bonus is 10 times the deposit and bonus amount i.e. 10 * (deposit + bonus).

Opening an Account with Happistar

The signup process is quite simple. It takes only two steps to open your account with the bookmaker.

  • First, enter your email, set a username and password and click Next.

happistar signup

  • In this next step, fill in a few more details such as your first and last name, city, and mobile number.
  • Click Register to complete the registration process, and an activation link will be sent to your email.
  • Verify your email by clicking the link and you are ready and set to go.

In the next part of our Happistar review, let’s look at the payment process for making your first deposit with the bookmaker.

How to deposit INR on Happistar?

Happistar employs a third-party payment gateway named Aggrepay to facilitate payment transactions on the website. The payment methods supported by Aggrepay and available for punters to deposit money on Happistar include –

  • UPI
  • Netbanking
  • CryptoPay

To initiate a deposit, click the pink Deposit button in the top menu bar.

Simply choose your payment method, enter the amount and click the Deposit button.

In the next step, you can choose your preferred payment method.

Here, for instance, we choose the UPI payment method to make a deposit.

Enter your Virtual Payment Address or the UPI ID and click Pay Now. Open your UPI app such as PhonePe, Paytm, or GPay, and accept the payment request to confirm the payment.

The deposit amount will reflect in your Happistar account shortly. The only other account-related process that remains is verification. You can verify your account by uploading an ID document such as Passport, Driver’s License, Bank Slip and others.

To find the account verification page, navigate to the verify account tab in the My Account section of the site.

With funds in your account, you are now all locked and loaded to explore the betting options available at the bookmaker.

Sports Betting at Happistar

The sportsbook at Happistar has a run-of-the-mill design for the desktop version of the site. Nevertheless, it is feature-rich offering a range of different viewing options for the punters such as Event View, Dashboard, Live Multiview. In addition to all these, there is a good amount of information on the sports events available on the website such as Live Calendar, Results, Statistics, and Sports Tournaments.

The list of available sports is on the left where you can switch between Live and Pre-Match events. The bookmaker offers a wide range of sports betting options from Cricket, Football, and Tennis to Ice Hockey, Aussie Rules, Rugby, and others.

Happistar has an impressive collection of E-Sports games. Here, a punter can place bets on CS: GO, Dota2, League of Legends, Starcraft 2, and many other popular E-Sports tournaments from around the world.

You can select your preferred design (Classic, Modern, and Asian) from the widget in the right corner of the page above the bet slip.

Cricket Betting at Happistar

We found many exciting promotional offers for cricket betting at Happistar. However, the sports coverage at the time of writing this Happistar review wasn’t as impressive. There are outright markets for the T20 World Cup, IPL, and even BBL. Domestic tournaments like the County Championship in England are also covered at Happistar.

There were betting markets for Women’s cricket and matches between Associate nations such as Oman vs Papua New Guinea as well. However, these matches lacked variety in betting markets.

Here is a look at the ‘Modern’ view of the sportsbook –

Happistar Cricket Betting

 

You can switch between pre-match and live events using the toggle at the top. Another thing you can notice in the screenshot is the number of markets on offer for the IPL games.

An important point here regarding the design of the site is that we found more betting markets while using the Classic version as compared to the Modern view.

While the Classic view may not be very common and popular, it is certainly the best performing one on the website.

What are the cricket betting markets available at Happistar?

The bookmaker offers all the major cricket betting markets such as –

  • Top Team Batter
  • Top Team Bowler
  • Most Sixes
  • Total Sixes
  • Man of the Match
  • Batter Total Fours

The cash-out feature is also offered on multiple betting markets such as –

  • Match Winner
  • 1st Over Total Runs
  • A Hundred to be scored in the match
  • Most Sixes
  • Total Sixes

How to place a bet on a cricket match with Happistar?

  • From the left-sidebar of the screen, select pre-match if you wish to bet on an upcoming event.
  • Click the cricket option from the list of sports and choose the tournament or league from the drop-down menu.
  • The betting markets for your preferred cricket match will be visible in the centre as seen in the below screenshot –

happistar IPL betting

 

If you wish to bet on the match-winner, click on your selection from the said market and it will open the bet slip where you need to simply enter your stake and click Place Bets.

Football Betting at Happistar

Like most other bookmakers, Happistar also has vast coverage of football matches from around the world. Popular leagues such as La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League, and ISL are all covered in addition to many other local leagues.

As is the case with most betting sites, the coverage and variety in betting markets for football are much greater than that of cricket. You can find over 500 betting options for a single Premier League match.

Some of the popular football betting markets that caught our attention while researching for the Happistar review are –

  • Team Total Goals
  • Goals Handicap
  • Goals Asian Handicap
  • Team to score and Result
  • Correct Score
  • 1st Half Goals Asian Handicap
  • 1st Half Outcome and Both Teams to Score

These are just a few of the many varied betting markets on offer for football betting. There are over a dozen different betting markets for just corners.

Unlike cricket betting outright markets on the website, football outright markets go beyond just predicting the winner.

You can also bet on the top goalscorer of the league, teams to finish top 2, to finish in the top 4, and even teams not to finish in the top 4. Other outright markets for football at Happistar include –

  • To be relegated
  • Not to be relegated
  • To finish in the top half
  • To finish in the bottom half

Tennis Betting at Happistar

The variety in betting markets for Tennis is also quite impressive. Most of the popular markets are available whether you wish to bet on sets or the match. Though at the time of our research for this Happistar review there weren’t many ongoing Tennis tournaments, we reckon the bookmaker does cover all the major Grand Slam and other ATP events.

The betting markets available for tennis betting are –

  • Match Winner
  • Set Betting
  • Games Handicap
  • Total Games
  • Player Total Games
  • Player will win at least one set

Moreover, you can also get a quick view of the stats by just hovering over the stats icon as shown in the below screenshot –

happistar tennis betting

 

The statistics card shows head to head results, player’s performance in the ongoing tournament, and the last 5 results.

Overall, the sportsbook scores well in terms of coverage and variety in markets for most sports. Cricket coverage, however, doesn’t seem promising enough and except for a few big events like IPL, BBL, or the T20 World Cup, the variety in betting markets isn’t as wide-ranging as in other sports. There are some interesting betting options like Politics, TV Shows, and Movies where you can bet on the next country to leave the European Union for example.

Withdrawal

There is only one payment method available for withdrawing your money from Happistar – NetBanking.

What is the minimum withdrawal limit?

The minimum amount you can withdraw from your Happistar account is ₹300.

What is the maximum withdrawal limit?

You can withdraw a maximum of ₹2,00,000 from Happistar.

How to withdraw money using Netbanking?

To be eligible to withdraw you will need to meet all the deposit and bonus wagering requirements and verify your account.

  • On the homepage, click the icon that displays your balance and choose the withdraw option from the drop-down menu.
  • In the withdrawal form, select your bank from the list of available options.
  • Fill in the details like IFSC code and Bank Account number in the next two fields.
  • Finally, enter the amount you wish to withdraw and click the Withdraw button at the bottom.

The processing time for withdrawal using the NetBanking payment method is 12 hours

Customer Service

The bookmaker offers resources such as FAQs to help punters out with any betting or account-related issues. Moreover, there are three different ways to contact the Happistar customer support team –

  • Live Chat
  • Email
  • Telegram

All these options can be accessed from the bottom of the page whether on a desktop or mobile device.

When you connect with a customer support agent using Live Chat, you will need to provide your details like username, email, and phone. In our review of the site, we found the response time to be quick and the agent provided the right answers and solutions to the queries posed.

Mobile App

The mobile site version of the site is more efficient and has a smooth user interface that allows for a seamless experience. The navigation between the wide range of products offered such as sports, live casino, virtual sports, fantasy sports, and other games is easy thanks to the intuitive design.

There is no mobile app as of now and the mobile site is a handy alternative. We shall update our Happistar review when the bookmaker launches a mobile app and bring you more information about it.

Conclusion

Happistar is an easy-to-use online bookmaker that offers sports betting, live casino, fantasy sports, and a range of online betting products for Indian punters. Though the site is relatively new, it has made great strides in localizing the website. There are local payment methods available for making deposits such as UPI, Netbanking, and mobile wallets. While withdrawing funds is also quite easy, the payment methods are limited. In addition to that, the variety of pre-match and live betting markets for cricket are other areas with room for improvement. Nevertheless, the bookmaker has many attractive promotions like Reload Bonus and other league specific cricket promotions.

BACK TO TOP