Free Bets on Stan James

Stan James is a privately owned company that has been at the fore of sports betting since starting out in the betting industry in 1973 and is well known for backing many major British sports events over the years.

Our Stan James review

Background

Stan James is a privately owned company founded in 1973, from when it quickly established itself as a sports betting specialist offering innovative betting markets to retail and telephone customers in addition to supplying odds to fellow independent bookmakers in the UK.

Stan James has always been in the vanguard of technical developments in the betting industry and were early adopters of Switch which revolutionised telephone betting. The progressive company were also quick to recognise the potential of internet betting and Stan James became synonymous with the development of In:Play betting which has blossomed on the internet platform.

The Stan James brand has been divided into two seperate identities as the Wantage based business concentrates on building the UK retail estate which is now over 50 shops and develops opportunities in Eastern Europe. The telephone and internet business is operated from Gibraltar and has recently been re-branded as Stan James.com and the portfolio is complete with online Casino, Poker, Bingo and Games.

For many years Stan James has been a keen supporter of British sports which has been backed by their sponsorship of a number of high profile sports events including the Stan James.com world Matchplay Darts, Stan James.com 2000 Guineas and Stan James.com 1000 Guineas. In 2010 Cheltenham racecourse announced the Grade 1 Champion Hurdle would carry the Stan James name and the bookmaker extended its sponsorship package to include another three races that have traditionally been the stepping stones to the Champion Hurdle at the Festival meeting. The first race was the Stan James.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle in November, then the Stan James.com International at Cheltenham in December and the Stan James.com Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock Park in January to form the 'Road to Cheltenham' in an agreement that would last until 2016. 

Offers and Promotions

Stan James.com has put together a very good package of betting offers and promotions.

The introductory, bet £10 and get £10 free bet new customers is sure to prove a winner. Place £10 or more on a selection at odds of at least 1.8 and get a £10 free bet.

Stan James' Best Odds Guarantee has been around for ages and they run Happy Hour between 11-12 every Saturday where industry best price can be had on high profile selections on the day.

Throughout the 2010/11 football season Stan James is giving a FREE BET refund on games ending 0-0.

Whenever a major sports event come around you can rely on Stan James to come up with an offer to add more value to your bet, it could be an extra place for a big race or refunds on Cricket top batsmen. Whatever your sport, keep an eye out for some great offers from Stan James.

Odds & Markets

Fans of UK sports won't be let down by Stan James offerings as they provide a great range of betting opportunities with a depth of betting markets to rival the biggest names in the betting industry. The odds are very competitive too, so you should find plenty of value from having an account with Stan James.

Some of the sports, such as Ice Hockey, that are popular on the main European continent don't have as many betting markets as available with some other online bookmakers. So, we'd advise European customers to first check the markets available for non-mainstream sports if they have a special interest area.

In addition to sports betting, Stan James offers odds for Novelty markets, Politics, Entertainment and offer a pretty good range of special bets.

Website

Stan James' website will have a familiar look to any experienced internet gambler, following the tried and tested navigation layout with live betting opportunities and upcoming events immediately available.

The pages load quickly and the clearly labelled tabs and links make the Stan James website very easy to navigate. Registration is also quick and easy and the Stan James bet slip is simple to understand and edit.

There are plenty of deposit and withdrawal options with the usual Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Solo, Neteller, Moneybooker and Paysafe facilities which collectively accomodate the vast majority on internet punters and Stan James will make/accept Bank Transfer and Cheques if need be.

Mobile betting is available with Stan James.com by downloading software to java enabled devices. There is no dedicated Android or iPhone application for smartphone or Blackberry users.

Stan James has an excellent live streaming service, the horse racing service requires a minimum bet of £1 to be placed on the race to be viewed while to watch live sports you'll need to have a positive balance in your account or to have placed a bet within the last 24 hours.

Stan James.com provides racing form and results in partnership with Sporting Life and sports statistics and results are provided by Bet Radar to give a comprehensive array of betting information.

 

Customer Service

Stan James.com has developed a very good reputation for the quality of customer service provided to telephone and internet customers. There are plenty of methods to contact Stan James and there is online help available wherever you are on the website.

Live Chat is accessible throughout the website and Stan James has provided  a freephone telephone number for UK customers and has a local number for customers in other countries.

There are help guides to betting rules and moving money into and out of your account, but there are no tutorials to help the beginner.

 

Reputation

Stan James is regulated by the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority where it is licensed. The website handles millions of financial transactions every year and SSL encryption ensures the highest level of security.

Stan James is affiliated to IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service) and will abide by their panel's decision in the unlikely event that Stan James cannot resolve a dispute to the customer's satisfaction.

Verdict

Stan James is a good choice for an extra online betting account especially for UK racing and sports fans. The introductory £10 free bet is a good offer and Stan James.com backs it up with a good range of additional offers and promotions in addition to competitive odds across a wide range of betting opportunities.

With In:Play betting and live video streaming the Stan James.com website has most of the features required by internet gamblers today but should consider upgrading the live betting console and providing smartphone applications to cater for the growing demand from sports fans wanting to bet on live action when out and about.

 

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best free bets rating


8 out of 10

Introductory Offer

£10 Free Bet

Bet at least £10 on a selection at odds of 1.8 or bigger and Stan James will give you a £10 free bet.

Quick facts

Stan James was founded in 1973 since when it has been at the forefront of sports betting, lending its name to the support of a number of high profile British sporting events over the years.

Stan James is developing two separate brand identities with Stan James.com operating the internet and telephone business from a base in Gibraltar.

Stan James became synonymous with the development of live betting and was one of the pacesetters of In-Play betting which has continued to grow in popularity with sports fans.

The good

  • £10 Match Bet
  • Best Odds Guarantee
  • Happy Hour

The bad

  • Too much UK emphasis for European sports fans
  • Simple In:Play console is being overtaken by slick rival offerings

Contact information

Name
Stan James
Established
1973
Country
Gibraltar
E-mail
service@stanjames.com
Telephone
0800211222

Customer Service

Support Quality
Very Good
Has 24/7 Support?
Yes
Speed
Very Good
Knowledge
Good
Friendliness
Very Good
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