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Stan James bookmakers were established in the 1970s. Today they are one of the largest bookies on the internet and offer a range of sports and betting options rarely seen on other sites. The website is licensed by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority and holds the seal of Excellency from the gaming industry.
Sports events covered by Stan James
This bookie is first and foremost a sports betting bookie. They offer a wide range of sports to bet on both before the event starts and during the event. The list of sports includes horse racing both before and anti post greyhound racing, football, rugby, cricket, golf, motor sports and a number of other popular choices. They also give the option of betting on less common sports such as table tennis, pool, handball, cycling and darts. Then there is the selection of American sports as well.
Stan James offers a variety of special events to bet on throughout the year. These include such things as the winner of X Factor, the next US president, the winners of the Q Awards and the sports personality of the year. You can also bet on who you think will win the main event at the WSOP 2008 and who will be awarded the 2016 Olympic Games. The selections change periodically depending on what events are worthy of betting.
Bets accepted by Stan James
With Stan James being a major sports betting website, they understandably accept a wide range of bets. These include the single bets, multiple bets, the forecasts and tricasts and the each-way bets. This bookie is particularly known for their in-running betting where bets can be laid during the running of a race or playing of a match.
Other areas of the Stan James website
Members can enjoy a casino, poker area, slot machines, games of chance and games of skill as well as the sports betting features. The casino has a range of popular card games, table games and video poker games to choose from and no download is required. You can even play as a guest before registering for an account. The slot machines include both three and five reel options and the games of skill include backgammon, roulette and blackjack.
All of the areas on the Stan James site offer sign up bonuses and promotions. The casino and poker areas also have loyalty point schemes where you earn points as you play. These points can then be converted to free bets or cash after a qualifying period. Also, you only require one account to play in all of the site's areas. Funding an account can be done with any of the major credit and debit cards, a money order, a personal cheque or a bank transfer.
Stan James summary
Stan James offers a good choice of sports to bet on plus a number of gaming options as well. They specialise in 'in-running' betting however they accept all types of bets. They offer competitive sign up bonuses and good loyalty schemes and it is mainly these factors that set them apart from other online bookmakers.