Stan James Review

Stan James
Company & Website Info
Online Since 1997
Registered Gibraltar
Company Name Stan James Plc

Stan James were one of the first UK bookmakers to join the online revolution when their website was launched in 1997. Nearly 20 years later, they have become one of the leading names in terms of betting in play while their customer base has steadily grown across the world.

Now part of the larger Unibet group, Stan James offer plenty for anyone looking for a new account and it starts with an easy to use welcome deal.

Stan James Bonus and Ongoing Promotions

New players at the Stan James Sportsbook can get a 100% match on their first deposit up to a maximum of £20. Just sign up with some very basic details and be sure to fund at least £10.00 as your first deposit in order to get hold of the full bonus.

Place a qualifying bet with that £10 stake at odds of 4/5 or longer and as soon as it is accepted, the bookmaker will issue that £20 bonus figure which runs for 7 days before it expires.

Regular players at Stan James can then enjoy a great choice of ongoing promos which include daily racing offers promising best prices guaranteed. Football is also rewarded with free bets in the Both Teams to Score options while currently there is an Accumulator Insurance deal relating to golf tournaments.

Naturally these may be subject to change but it’s certainly a healthy list and one that makes it well worth sticking with Stan James for the long term.

Sports Markets and Odds Value

If you’ve used any of the odds comparison sites then you’ll know that Stan James are competitive in all areas but particularly on horse racing which is a major focus for the company. Football prices may not offer quite as much value by comparison but there is little to choose between them and any other bookie no matter what sport you happen to be interested in.

Stan James do score heavily on their range of markets. There is a huge list of sports which reads as follows:

Football, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Cricket, Boxing, Tennis, Rugby Union, Golf, Darts, Basketball, Snooker, Athletics, Aussie Rules, Beach Soccer, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Bowls, MMA, Cycling, Futsal, Handball, Hockey, Hurling, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Motorsport, Volleyball, Rugby League, Skiing, Squash.
Main Pages of Stan James
  • Homepage
  • Live Betting
  • Banking Page
  • Promotions
  • Banking

    Compared with other UK bookmakers there is a good choice of e-wallet provider at Stan James and the presence of Paypal will certainly open them up to a wider audience. In addition, you can also make use of Skrill, Neteller and PaysafeCard.

    Lastly, there is the option to fund or withdraw via credit / debit card or bank transfer and all of these methods should be fast and fee free.

    Customer Service

    Contact Details
    Phone 0800 211 222 (UK) , +350 200 44 002 (Int)
    Live Chat Yes

    The help options are very easy to navigate but perhaps the FAQ’s section could be easier to follow.

    Fortunately there are some good alternatives. There is an e-mail and a telephone contact and there is a fast and effective live customer help service which is manned 24 / 7.

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    Stan James are similar in many ways to the majority of UK bookmakers in terms of both offers and value. There is little to really set them apart but if you’re looking to sign up with multiple operators then they should certainly be added to your list.

    To kick things off you have that quick and easy welcome bonus up to £20.00 and a list of offers that is comparable to most bookies that are out there. Odds are competitive on all of their sporting events so overall this is a bookmaker worthy of anyone’s business.

    Pros (+)

    • 200% matched welcome bonus worth up to £20
    • Excellent list of regular promotions which are spread across several sports
    • Very wide list of sporting events with good choice of side markets

    Cons (-)

    • No negatives really but some would like to see that welcome offer increased