HappiStar is an online casino that focuses on the Asian market. A licensed online gambling operation, it is run by a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. To play in this casino, you will be using US dollar, bitcoin, and and a few Asian currencies. There aren’t that many payment methods supported, but they should suffice if you are playing from Asian countries.
This gambling site notably blocks access (to it) for those who are in restricted countries. If you open the site from the US, UK, or other Western countries, the site redirects to a page that indicates that you are accessing the site from a banned country. You may open the site using a VPN, but we discourage doing this as the site has a Know Your Customers (KYC) policy. If you can’t prove that you are from one of the accepted countries, your account will likely be terminated and the balance therein may be forfeited.
HappiStar offers a decent range of online gambling options. You can enjoy standard sports betting, virtual sports betting, slots, and live casino games. You wouldn’t find hundreds of games here, but the game collection will likely expand over time. To attract players, the site offers a long list of bonuses and promotions. There are no loyalty points system or VIP programs and rewards, but the site has an affiliate program.
This is an interesting bitcoin-accepting gambling site with nice aesthetics and a fairly responsive site. It provides player support through live chat, email, Skype, and telephone. It is also mobile-friendly. However, it would be difficult to recommend this because it focuses on a few Asian countries and the game options are quite limited.
To sign up for a HappiStar account, you only need to fill out a straightforward registration form that asks for your desired username, password, first name, last name, phone number, email address, country, and currency. After submitting the completed registration form, your account is instantly created. You will not be automatically logged in, but you should be able to immediately log in using the username and password you entered in the signup form.
There’s no more email confirmation process to go through. You should be able to get a HappiStar account in around 15 seconds.
HappiStar Casino User Interface
The HappiStar user interface is intuitive even though there’s a lot going on with the screen. Most of the links you would likely use are on the left sidebar that opens more options once you hover your mouse pointer over it. You may also stick to the usual navigation buttons located on the upper right corner of the site, which gives you the quick links/buttons for making a deposit, going to your account (My Account) page, logging out, and opening your account wallet or cashier page
If you want to change or update your account details, go to the My Account page. However, you can no longer change the username, first name, last name, country, and currency you entered during account registration. If you want to modify any of these, you have to contact support.
It is also in the My Account page where you can change your password. Just scroll lower. The Password section is below the Bank Info and History sections.
As an online casino intended for the Asian market, HappiStar can be viewed in the following languages: English, Japanese, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia, and Thai. The language selector is on the upper right corner of the site (the globe icon).
HappiStar Casino Games
There are four categories of games in HappiStar: Sports, Slots, Live Casino, and Virtual Sports. Sports and Virtual Sports refer to sports betting. Slots and Live Casino, on the other hand, present the online casino gaming options of HappiStar.
The sports betting section of HappiStar is similar to what you are probably familiar with in other online casinos. The list of sporting events to bet on is on the left side while the bet slip is on the right side, and the schedule of events is in the center. You can change the line view (single or double) and price format (Decimal, Hong Kong, Malay, Indonesian, or American) on the upper right corner of the sports betting interface.
The casino section of HappiStar only offers slots and live casino games. There were 17 games from Microgaming and 17 games from Habanero at the time we did this review.
On the other hand, the Live Casino section of HappiStar is supplied by Microgaming. However, when we tried accessing it, we received a “503 Service Unavailable” error message.
The games on HappiStar have Demo and Real Money playing options. As such, you can enjoy playing the games without making a deposit (but it also means you will not be able to win any real money prize).
Game loading time, graphics, and audio are around average.
HappiStar Casino Game Software and Fairness
HappiStar supposedly features games from Microgaming, Habanero, Pragmatic Play, Booming Games, and Play’n Go. However, at the time we did this review, only games from Microgaming and Habanero were available.
The games are not provably fair.
If you want to enjoy the games on HappiStar on your smartphone or tablet computer, the good news is that this casino is mobile-friendly. With its responsive web design, you simply have to open it on a mobile browser and it automatically adjusts its layout to be compatible with mobile navigation.
Additionally, you can get the HappiStar mobile app for Android. Simply click on the Android logo peeping on the upper right corner of the site. The app automatically downloads as you click on the logo. If you hesitate downloading any app not officially listed on Google Play, don’t click on the Android logo.
Currencies Accepted and Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
HappiStar supports a limited number of currencies. These are the US dollar, Thai baht, Vietnamese dong, and Indonesian rupiah. The currency available to you depends on the country from where you sign up for an account. Interestingly, players who sign up with Japan selected as their country cannot choose yen for their currency. The currency for Japan is the US dollar.
Deposits can be made through EcoVoucher, credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and JCB), EcoPayz, VenusPoint, iWallet, and of course Bitcoin. The minimum deposit required is 10 USD while the maximum varies from 1,000 USD to 50,000 USD depending on the deposit method used. The Bitcoin and iWallet methods allow you to deposit up to 50,000 USD.
For withdrawals, the methods available are Ecopayz, VenusPoint, iWallet, and Bitcoin. Except for the Bitcoin option, you can withdraw up to 2,000 USD. The Bitcoin method only lets you 500 USD.
Bonuses, Promotions, and Loyalty Program
The following is a summary of the numerous bonuses and promotions HappiStar offers.
- 1,100 USD Welcome Bonus – This bonus is divided into the deposit match bonuses below. They require a minimum deposit amount of 10 USD. Their wagering requirement is 25x the sum of the deposit made and bonus obtained.
- 200% First Deposit Bonus of Up to 300 USD
- 150% Second Deposit Bonus of Up to 300 USD
- 100% Third Deposit Bonus of Up to 500 USD
- Happi Hour – This bonus allows players to get up to 5 times match bonus during the weekdays from 11:00 to 16:00 (Japanese time, GMT+9). To obtain these bonuses, you need to send a messages to email@example.com indicating your intention to avail of these five deposit match bonuses within the day. You cannot make the request via live chat.
- 50% First Deposit Bonus (for the day)
- 60% Second Deposit Bonus (for the day)
- 70% Third Deposit Bonus (for the day)
- 100% Fourth Deposit Bonus (for the day)
- 10% Fifth Deposit Bonus (for the day)
- Sportsbook 100% Welcome Bonus + 20 Casino Free Spins – You need to deposit at least 10 USD to avail of this bonus. The wagering requirement is 12x the sum of the deposit made and bonus obtained.
- 100% Live Casino Welcome Bonus – This is a bonus you can get on the first deposit you make in the Live Casino games. The maximum bonus amount you can get is 100 USD. The wagering requirement is 20x the sum of the deposit and bonus.
- 100% Virtual Sports Welcome Bonus – Get up to 50 USD for this 100% deposit match bonus on your first deposit when playing virtual sports betting. The wagering requirement is 12x the sum of the deposit and bonus.
- Valentine’s Free Spins – This once-a-month bonus can be availed during the whole month of February. You need to deposit at least 10 USD and contact HappiStar via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get it.
- Bonus Hunters – This is a bonus that grants 40 USD weekly on featured games. Go to the Promotions page to learn about the details. It’s variable so the bonuses announced may change for different periods.
- Major Leagues 10% Cash Back – For a minimum bet of 10 USD, HappiStar provides a 10% cash back bonus based on your losses for the past week. It is given every Monday.
- UCL & UEFA 15% Cash Back – Given every Monday, this cash back bonus is equivalent to 15% of the net losses accumulated on UCL and UEFA sports bets.
- 0.8% Daily Cash Rebate – Slots – This automatic rebate bonus is given starting from 8:00 AM on January 1 for those who play slots games. It has no wagering requirement.
- 0.3% Cash Rebate – Sportsbook – This is a rebate given every Monday for bets on sporting events
- 20% Sportsbook Reload Bonus – Get up to 100 USD per day for deposits made when playing in the sportsbook. The wagering requirement is 6x the sum of the deposit and bonus amounts.
- 10 USD in Free Bets – This is a no deposit bonus given after you place 7 bets with a minimum of 10 USD wagered in each of the 7 bets. The wagering requirement is 5x the sum of the bonus and deposit.
- 20 USD Beginner’s Luck – This is a daily bonus that can double winnings up to 20 USD.
- 40% Bonus on Accumulator Bets – Get 15% deposit match bonus for 5 and 6 selection on any sport machine, 25% for 7 and 8 selections, and 40% for 9 and 10 selections.
- Unlimited 20% Reload Bonus – Daily reload bonus during weekdays provided from 16:00 to 02:00 GMT+9. The wagering requirement is 30x the sum of the deposit and bonus.
- 100% Racing Sports Money Back – 100% of your bet will be credited back to your account if the bet you placed ends up running second place.
- 50% Virtual Sports Money Back – This is for the first bet you make on any virtual sporting event. If you lose on your first virtual sports bet, 50% of the amount you lost will be credited back to your account.
HappiStar also has an affiliate program referred to as Happi Friends. It allows players to earn a 35 USD Amazon voucher for every player referred to the site. You need to send a message to email@example.com to get involved with this affiliate program. Send the following details: Happi Friends (keyword), your username, the username of the player you referred, and the first deposit amount of the referred player.
Does HappiStar Casino Accept US Players?
HappiStar is a gambling site intended for Asian players. Unfortunately, if you are a resident of the United States, you cannot sign up for an account and play the real money games on the casino and sportsbook.
The site has an IP filtering system that automatically prevents access to those who are not from restricted countries. If you are from the United States or other Western countries, you will be directed to a landing page indicating that you are not allowed to play at HappiStar Casino. Several other Asian countries are likewise automatically blocked from accessing the site.
There’s a related website called HappiStar.info that is accessible from anywhere. It is a site created to provide information about HappiStar.com. It has a SignUp button, but you can’t actually register for an account through this site.
Policy on Anonymity and Security
HappiStar does not present its Terms and Conditions on its website. However, we can say that the casino does not support anonymous playing. This is because under the My Account page of the casino, there is a section called Know Your Customer (KYC), which asks for personal details (gender, birthdate, address, and postal code) and documents providing a player’s identity.
The casino has basic security measures. It employs SSL encryption to protect the data exchanged between players and the casino’s servers. It also has a session timeout, which automatically logs player accounts out after a period of inactivity.
Casino License and Regulation
HappiStar is a licensed and regulated online gambling operation. It is operated by BlackBox Technology Limited, a company incorporated under British Virgin Island laws with registration # 1810697. It lists the following official business address: 2F Vanterpool Plaza, Wickhams Cay I, Roadtown, Tortola British Virgin Island.
The site is licensed and regulated in the Philippines by North Cagayan Gaming and Amusement Authority Corporation (NCGAC) with license # 4051412308. However, the site is actually inaccessible in the Philippines.
HappiStar Casino Player Support
Support on HappiStar is provided through four channels. You can reach out to the support team through email, live chat, Skype, and telephone. For email, the address to use is cs@HappiStar.com. If you want to use live chat, go to the Contact page (the link is under the Support section of the navigation menu left sidebar), or click on the persistent chat button on the lower right corner of the site (the button with the clown face). For telephone support, dial the following number: +81 505 806 7877. Lastly, if you want to use Skype, contact this account: cs.happistar.
Pros and Cons
- Allows bitcoin deposits and withdrawals and supports a number of payment methods
- Provides different ways to contact support including telephone and Skype
- Offers numerous bonuses and promotions
- Mobile-friendly casino
- Non-US casino (focuses on Asia)
- Low maximum limit for bitcoin withdrawals
- Limited number of casino games (only slots)