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StanJames began life back in 1973 from a single betting shop based in Oxfordshire. They have since grew setting up shop across the UK and offering their services online. New customers can claim a £20 free bet when they sign up.
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Stan James Overview
Stan James first began back in 1973, opening up a single betting shop in Oxfordshire has grown into the online betting giant that you see today. Recently they have been acquired by the UniBet Group and are now trading under their umbrella. The name Stan James comes from combining both the owners name and his wife’s name (Steve & Anne) to form Stan and the James part is taken from his business partner James Holder. Having over 90 betting shops up and down the UK their main focus is on their online offerings and have therefore focuses a lot of their investment into that.
Layout & Interface
Customers will first notice from visiting the site the bright green layout which is synonymous with the Stan James brand, once you’re on the homepage you will see 3 tabs down the centre of the page these are from top to bottom; Horse Racing Meets which will cover the next races going on throughout the day allowing you to bet on up & coming horse races, below this is the in-play betting console which will focus on all the current matches, and then at the bottom of the page is the highlights tab which looks at all the up & coming popular events like the FA Cup, the EPL etc. Down the left hand side of the site is where customers will be able to access all of the sports that Stan James covers meaning you will easily be able to navigate through sports & there in-play console. With the right hand side of the site displaying any popular promotions and news that is currently going on.
As we mentioned above Stan James’ main focus has been what they offer online to customers this has allowed them to cover all major and minor sporting events even sports like Gaelic Football and Ten Pin Bowling have been covered. Once you have chosen a sport to bet on you will then be provided with all of the current markets that are offered, these will vary depending on which sport you have chosen but for those of you betting on the football you’ll be able to take advantage of all of the standard markets that are offered across all bookies and even some of the more obscure markets such as how many red cards in one match and how the first goal will be scored. Stan James’ main focus is on horse racing and football within the UK.
As soon as you go to the Stan James homepage you’re shown a smaller version of the in-play betting console that Stan James has, if you want to see what else in offer you can click on the in-play betting button on the right hand tab, this will display all of the current sporting events that Stan James will take bets on in play. You can also view the in-play schedule which will tell you all the matches and events coming up that you will be able to bet on.
Customers will be able to download the Stan James application from either the website or directly from the Apple App Store. This is another great example of what a mobile betting application should look like, customers will be able to navigate easily between markets despite it being on a smaller screen. The app is fast and incredibly responsive meaning you wont have any unnecessary load times which is vital for those who want to get a bet on in-play before the odds change. They’ve also got mobile applications for all of their other products so if you want to play on their casino games you will also be able to download a dedicated application for that.
Customers who sign up to Stan James who don’t already have an account will be able to claim a £10 free bet from just depositing & wagering £10 on their betting account on any of the sports that you see available. Once you’ve claimed your initial welcome bonus you will then be able to take advantage of numerous promotions that are available on site such as; daily odds enhancements, money back offers, horse racing enhancements, acca insurance and even free spins bonuses to use on their casino product.
Being part of a bigger bookmakers certainly has its benefits when it comes to support, due to the recent acquisition by Unibet this has given Stan James a much improved boost when it comes to customer support meaning they will have a much bigger team than before to help with any of your queries. Some of the ways you can get in touch with a member of staff are via the Live Chat function that is available on site, over an email, with a phone call and even through the post. However we have always found the live chat function on site to be the easiest way to settle a problem and normally the quickest.
Stan James accept numerous payment methods for you to both deposit and withdraw any money from your account such as all major debit and credit cards, e wallet methods such as paypal, neteller and skrill, they will also accept cheque and bank transfer directly into your account.