Stan James

Stan James is an independent betting operator who has long been at the forefront of Sports Betting via Stan James betting shops, telephone call centre and internet betting site.

Always keeping pace with change, Stan James is synonymous with In-Play betting which is developing into an integral element of Sports Betting enjoyed by fans of live sports everywhere.

The Stan James name is highly trusted in the betting industry, acclaimed for quality customer service and a keen supporter of British sporting events.

Stan James has provided generous sponsorship to a variety of sports, most notably the Stan World Matchplay Darts, Stan 2000 Guineas and Stan 1000 Guineas.

Stan James announced a five-year sponsorship agreement with Cheltenham Racecourse in 2010 to add their name to the Champion Hurdle run in March and three ’stepping stone’ races on the ’Road to Cheltenham’.

The four races are known as Stan Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March, Stan Fighting Fifth at Newcastle in November, Stan International at Cheltenham in December and Stan Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock Park in January.


Stan James was established in 1973 and the operation developed with a chain of High Street betting shops, telephone Call Centre and Internet Betting site.
In time part of the Stan James operation was moved to a base in Gibraltar which eventually led to two separate brand identities.

The Stan James betting shops have a head office based in Wantage, near Oxford while the separate is run from the Gibraltar base providing Internet Betting and Telephone Betting.

The Stan James betting shop operation has expanded to over 50 betting shops nationwide. Stan Internet Betting Site includes Sportsbook, Casino, Poker and Games sections.


Stan James will give you a £10 free bet when registering an account and place a bet.

Place your first bet on a selection at 4/5 (1.80) or bigger and Syan James will match your stake with a free bet up to £10. The free bet will appear in your account within 24 hours of your first bet being settled.

Stan James also provides free bet offers and refunds on major events throughout the year and it will prove worthwhile keeping an eye open for the latest offers at and here at

Stan James Best Odds Guarantee applies to all UK and Irish horse racing and customers taking the Board Price when placing their bet will be paid the SP if the SP is bigger.

Stan James Happy Hour is a popular promotion feature taking place every Saturday between 11-12 and on selected high profile race meetings, when Stan James will offer the best betting industry odds for a high profile horse

Each Saturday punters get the chance of a £10 free bet on Stan James Second Chance promotion, receiving a free bet refund when finishing second to a nominated horse.


Stan James has all the major sports covered, although other betting sites may offer a few more unusual sports.

However, when it comes to the range of betting markets on offer for each sport, Stan James proudly boasts no other bookmaker can match the number of markets available at


The site has an immediate, familiar feel with latest in-play betting at hand along with upcoming high profile sports events and special betting offers when relevant.

Horse racing and football figure prominently on home page and access to additional markets is intuitive.

The site may not have the glossy presentation and rich graphic images seen on competitor sites, but the style is simple, clean and well presented.

NAVIGATION’s straight forward design makes navigation around the site easy and the relevant information always appears at hand.

The most popular Sports are accessible via the navigation side bar which have thought to allow you to expand, revealing the full list of Sports covered. This allows to display links to their additional services without the need for long scrolling.

Registration is simple and login is clearly displayed and deposits can be made with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Solo, Neteller, Moneybookers and Paysafe in addition Bank Transfers and cheques to ensure can accommodate just about any legitimate registration.’s Services sidebar gives access to detailed information about current promotions, tips, form, live results, stats and Charlie MacCann’s blog with news, and video previews.

In addition to their Sportsbook, also offer Casino, Poker, Games and Skill Games which are always just a click away from anywhere on the main site.

MOBILE BETTING offer UK and non-UK members access to the site via their proprietary mobile application which can be used on most WAP enabled mobile phones.

At the time of writing, did not offer apps for the increasing number of iPhone and Android based smartphones, which is something we would like to see soon.


Registered users of can watch live horse racing covered by Racing UK and At The Races. You must be logged in to watch and ask you to place a bet of a minimum of £1 stake to watch each race. does not offer live video streams for other sports events at the time of writing.

You can listen to live audio of UK and Irish horse racing, greyhounds, football and other major sports events with also provide live scores for Football, Tennis, Rugby, Motor Sports and a few others, covering events around the world.

FORM AND STATS have linked up with SportingLife to provide a comprehensive form and results service for horse racing.

Betradar provide exhaustive results and statistics for a wide range of sports on the site.

CUSTOMER SERVICE take the importance of providing great customer service very seriously and a variety of ways to make contact and find help around the site.

Live Chat is available from anywhere on the main site alongside the help button where you’ll find more to find more information along with the rules and terms and conditions of using the site. provide freephone telephone numbers for UK and non-UK customers who may prefer to speak to a customer service representative and encourage customer feedback by providing a prominent feedback and contact facility.

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