Stan James Free Bet

Stan James Free Bet

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The new Stan James free bet offer gives new sports betting customers a £20 free bet upon registering for a Stan James account and making an opening bet. Simply click on the link or banner below, register for your new account and make an opening bet of £10 or more at odds of 4/5 (1.8) or bigger. Stan James will then credit your sports betting account with a £20 free bet.

Terms and Conditions apply - please see bookmaker's website for details.

Who Are Stan James?

In a nut-shell, Stan James.com is a privately-run online betting market provider who began internet trading as of 1999 and offers virtual punters the opportunity to gamble on a multitude of sports and events. Stan James lend their name and sponsorship/financial backing to high profile UK-based, televised sports events, amongst which are the World Matchplay Darts Championship and the prestigious King George VI Chase at the annual Kempton meet.

Who's Behind Stan James?

The brainchild of entrepreneur Steve Fisher, Stan James is quite the online betting rags to riches story. Having opened a few retail outlets in the home counties in 1973, our Stevie-boy decided to run a telephone service from one of his Berkshire high street betting establishments to reach out to a broader demographic; which in turn proved a nap hand and enabled him to roll out his vision for a complete betting service to a virtual home, ultimately encompassing a multi-media approach to compliment his traditional bookmaker presence. Still a family run concern, with Steve's son, Peter, the MD apparently, and writing the next chapter in the Stan James success story.

What's So Good About Stan James?

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Specialists when it comes to in-running betting, Stan James play to this core strength by focusing on it throughout the site and the gambling provisions they offer. They provide an in-running diary which flag up the next events to be featured on the site and which channels (TV or internet) that are charged with following the live action. They cover every conceivable sport and/or betting event and compile their research and information a week in advance so users can determine when and where to be. Stan James keeps you posted as to what betting events are on TV at that precise moment - or upcoming - throughout the course of the day too, meaning that punters are never more than a moment's notice away from the betting action before it unfolds.

Brandishing an extremely clear-cut online betting slip that allows the user to add and subtract any number of cross market bets and can be viewed on screen perpetually, this conveniently built-in betting slip found on right hand side of the Stan James online homepage (and ever-present as you navigate through the site), makes your visit and interactive journey an incredibly straightforward user experience. The Stan James site also affords members privileges such as previews, audio results, analysis and reports across the betting disciplines as and when required. What's more, their free guides written with the uninitiated in mind (yet equally as much of an online companion to the experienced bettor) is a rare assemblage amongst its online contemporaries.

What's The Script Then?

American football, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, darts, golf, greyhounds, horse racing, motor racing, rugby, snooker, football and tennis mainly, Stan James were one of the last household name bookies to take the online betting gamble, yet wasted little time in becoming one of the most informed and trusted internet gambling portals in cyberspace once they'd got up to speed.

Expanding their online betting portfolio to include Gaelic football, crown green bowls, hurling, handball, pool, lacrosse, beach soccer, Aussie rules football, cycling, field hockey and Portugese Futsal clearly illustrates that Stan James aren't scared to take a punt on what might be considered by other interactive gambling service providers - and often dismissed - as fringe sports and needless markets. Instantly setting SJ apart from the off. Rather like the Stan James free bet, which (as explained in detail later) proves an attractive proposition for new members, and moreover something that they can immediately benefit from, just as soon as they've created their online account.

How Quickly Do Stan James Pay Out?

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According to the members we've spoken to, the payout time is an impressively quick and efficient process. Up there with the very best and a subject matter that doesn't fill a postbag to the complaint department so we're informed.

Is The Website Design, Layout And Ease Of Navigation Up To Scratch?

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Only ever one click away at any time from placing a wager, an effortless, well-directed navigation system that directs the user from page to page with fantastic links and clear link backs ensures you always know where you are on site and where you need to be, or go, from that particular juncture. Handy drop-down menus and info-bars make browsing hassle-free, whilst the initial landing page is simplicity personified, especially for new claimants of the Stan James Free bet. Essentially the sports betting menus on the left hand side of homepage, current live betting events down the middle, with bet slip and next betting events neatly listed down the right hand margin. All-in-all, a well planned, constructed and very navigable site at your disposal.

Do They Offer A Good Cross-Section Of Betting Odds And Markets?

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In a word, yes. Aside from comprehensive online sportsbook - and those of the more leftfield variety mentioned earlier - Stan James caters for the casino, poker, slots, games, skill and mobile interests of its client base with a committed approach and attitude; however the interactive sportsbook remains at the heart of Stan James' online betting ethos and the principle driving force behind other outlets. Otherwise novelty bets ensure that TV and event betting such as Strictly Come Dancing are widely available as these markets continue to witness growth.

Stan James doesn't have the vast array of bonuses and promotions offering by some of the larger concerns, yet the incentives they do proffer are quick and easy to redeem, plus you don't have to accumulate your bonuses for what feels like ever before you can cash them in unlike most other online bookie systems and protocol. And with Stan James free bets available throughout its virtual divisions on sign-up, then there's value added interest for everyone.

Is The Customer Service Much Kop?

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No complaints to our knowledge as to any shortcomings on this count, with trained and efficient call centre staff more than up to the job of responding to client queries and issues and either resolving the problems themselves or pointing them in the direction of associated staff who can offer the ultimate solution.

So What's The Catch?

Lack of promotions perhaps Stan James' Achilles heel, in terms of attraction to the more hardcore betting community. however if you like your sports betting life to be uncomplicated and uncluttered, with quick payouts, then you cant go wrong. Another very occasional instance and note of caution is news that some customers wins have been limited in the past. Again, not a criticism that we've been made overly aware of.

Of course, because Stan James concentrate predominantly on UK-based sports, there's less choice and markets for European events, which is viewed as a potential down side to some users. We believe that with them being a privately-run company that they don't have the resources of some of the bigger, multi-media enveloping bookmakers out there to extend their services further afield as it were.

Will They Accept My Plastic?

Providing it's Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, Solo, Switch, Delta, NETeller, Moneybookers, Citadel or Western Union, then you shouldn't encounter any problems.

Is The Site Secure?

Like bwin and 888, SJ is prolific in rooting out fraudulent and illegal online betting activities and works with partner Ethoca Limited in constantly monitoring and tracking down any suspicious patterns observed or irregular betting ensuing. Which means things are as safe as they physically can be.

How Can I Contact Them Should I Want To?

24/7 phone support service, email and live chat are permanent features that allow users and members to gain instant access to skilled and experienced staff that will endeavour to resolve any issues then and there.

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