Stan James Review
Stan James are one of the smaller but trusted betting agencies in the UK with around 90 retail outlets but their main business interests are through online accounts. They are a global brand and partner several other companies across Europe. Stan James are avid sponsors of high profile sporting events mainly through horse racing with their main race being at the Cheltenham Festival with the Stan James Champion Hurdle but for a numbers of years sponsored the World Match play darting tournament to great effect.
Concentrating mainly on the online market they have established a large share in the market not just their sports website but also through their online poker, casino and games websites. Stan James are synonymous with Betting In-Running where their traders update the prices while the sport is in progress. This has raised the bar for the whole industry yet Stan James still lead the field. Stan James claim to bet more markets in more sports than any other bookmaker.
Refer A Friend - Stan James do not currently run a refer a friend scheme.
Stan James Website
The Stan James software is one of the most up to date technology wise which is great unless you have an old computer as the flash images will not be your friend. The Stan James web site has many features that will help you cruise through their betting offers faster, place bets in fewer steps and always have accurate information. Stan James operate their main menu in the left hand column with a quick links module above the main sports markets for current events of the week and the In-Play betting markets lay just above in a separate menu. They over promote their other sites a little on their homepage with a section on the right hand side for poker and casino offers and they quite often throw a promotion of the same into their central promotions banners.
I am not a massive fan of their horse section layout as you cannot click on runners to gain their form this is situated in the left column menu as a separate feature. The form guide is a very good one but I feel that this needs to be addressed. Another new trend not just with Stan James is the annoying Twitter feed situated on the right hand side, although I am all for social media I don't think it belongs on the homepage or anywhere else for that matter apart from the social media icons so if you want to have a look you can.
Stan James Mobile App
Stan James pack their central promotional banner section with double the normal offers other online websites do which is fine for me apart from the poker and casino adds.
Mobile Bonus - Not only do you get a bonus when you sign up to the online website Stan James will also give you a special bonus for using their mobile app.
Free Bets - Stan James regularly offer small free bets when you place a certain kind of bet e.g. a multi or on a specific market. They do this more than most.
Tipping Game - You can win free bets with Stan James weekly, monthly and when festivals are running.
Stan James offer wide variety of betting incentives some of which are listed below:
Live Racing - Simply place a bet of over £1 on any UK or Irish horse race and you can watch any races covered by At The Races or Racing UK
Best Odds Guaranteed - Take a price and if your charge wins at a better SP Stan James will pay the better of the two.
Tips and Naps - Stan James offer free tips and naps daily to help you out with your betting, well that's if they win of course.
Price Format - Choose between fractional, decimal or American pricing format. Good for the younger generation.