Stan James Review
- Lots of experience in betting industry
- Good coverage of Motorsport
- straightforward free bet offer
Review of StanJames.com
Stan James are another bookie that started life on the UK high street, opening their first of 70 betting shops in 1973 and began trading online as soon as the internet became popular.
Although StanJames.com hasn't transferred online as successfully as William Hill, they're still regarded as one of the bigger bookies having built up a decent reputation within the sports betting industry over a long period of time.
Although slightly dated in comparison to Bet365, the Stan James website loads pretty fast, is fairly user friendly and has clearly been designed with navigation in mind.
We also found that Stan James offer sports bettors all the usual betting markets for you to bet on with particularly good coverage of Motorsport but an unusual focus on minor sports.
This makes Stan James popular to punters looking for specialist markets, but does mean you're probably going to sift through more obscure markets than you'll want to bet on.
Stan James offer pretty good odds on the sporting events they cover, especially on football and horse racing but are still some way from offering the kind of odds we'd like to see.
You may not find the best odds on all sports markets at Stan James, and there are a few areas where they could definitely improve but overall they have decent enough odds. Stan James also offer members guaranteed 'Board Prices' on UK and Irish racing.
Stan James provide a reasonably comprehensive range of markets for members to bet on but aren't as good as some of the better bookies we feature here on 'Free Bet Offers'.
They cover all the big markets including football, horse racing, boxing, cricket, ice hockey with a good selection of Motorsport markets. Stan James also cater well for in-play betting.
The Stan James website is well designed and focuses on providing members with easy access to all the markets they offer. It's not quite as polished as Bet365's, but it has been steadily improving over recent years and will hopefully continue to do so.
The Stan James website handles millions of transactions each year and uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology throughout. All pages containing personal information are fully encrypted so only Stan James and you can access them.
With a long-standing presence in the sports betting world we were expecting Stan James to offer a decent level of customer service to their army of members.
Although not the worst we've experienced, Stan James could improve especially when it comes to response times. Their customer service team are on hand 24-hours a day.
One option to check out at Stan James is their 'in-running' diary, which is great for televised sporting events and very attractive to punters heavily into live online betting.
Our overall impression is that Stan James is a great secondary online bookie to have in your locker. Especially for those looking for a simple free bet offer and the opportunity to compare odds and place bets at more than just the one online bookie.
Opening an account at Stan James is as easy as it is at most bookies. Fill in some personal details, account info (username, password, etc.), deposit some funds and then you'll be able to place your first bet and claim the free bet that Stan James offer.
Once registered Stan James offer members further betting promotions and free bets via email.
Stan James Email:
Stan James Phone Numbers:
UK: 0800 211 222. UK Landline: 020 7257 8401. International: 00 350 200 44002.
Stan James Address:
Stan James, The Square, Marina Bay, Gibraltar
Stan James Banking Options:
Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Solo, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe, Bank Transfer.