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Stan James are a no-nonsense online sportsbook who might not have the biggest advertising budget in the market, but who offer a great betting product with golf being a key market for them. Stan James offer early golf markets on a Monday, enhanced win-only options, deep pricing and challenge Paddy Power when it comes to the title of best online bookmaker for extended golf each-way places. The Gibraltar-based bookmaker also offer an ongoing programme of weekly free bets to existing customers which is certainly not the norm in today's market. Free In-Play bets are a regular once you are on-board - a speciality that Stan James excel in as they were the first online bookmaker to establish In-Play betting.
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A large number of Golf Betting System readers use Stan James as part of their bookmaker portfolio - here's what some of them had to say about Stan James with a specific slant on their golf betting odds, promotions and overall offering. For more bookmaker reviews click here.
“I've always liked using Stan James, I find they go top priced on a fair few players that I back and they offer a wide range of markets. During the regular season Stan James usually offers free golf bet specials such as a free in-play bet when you place a bet pre-event. Their social media channels are also quite good offering daily free bet competitions so are always worth following and opening an account.” Reviewed by TB, Dec 2014. Rating: 4/5
“I have used Stan James on and off for several years now, they offer good prices that are better than a lot of online bookies, except Paddy Power. I like the fact that their betslip offers the chance to do cross doubles using 4 selections. Sometimes however they are slow to put the markets up, sometimes not until late Tuesday evening/ Wednesday morning. ” Reviewed by GB, Dec 2014. Rating: 3/5
“Have to say I probably use Stan James more than the others mainly as their prices in the 25/1+ range are generally better than others - you get a few points better ie 33s when others are 28s, and when you look at the 100+ they will just go a lot larger sometimes your getting 200/250s when others are 100s. They do the extra places like the others as well. Only reason they don't get a 5 is because they have a tendency to block accounts using bet trends as an excuse. Fingers crossed I don't end up on the receiving end of this.” Reviewed by DP, Dec 2014. Rating: 4.5/5
“This is a difficult one for me. Stan James is one of the best firms for golf betting by far. Great prices being one of the main reasons, and sometimes extra places as well. They are also one of the best for regular AND generous Facebook and Twitter competitions. Sadly, I no longer have a Stan James account as was suddenly blocked. I never really got a proper explanation, but suspect it was because of getting one too many free bets! However, in all fairness, I would not put anyone else off having an account with them, I just have to shop elsewhere – and unfortunately miss out on their prices as a result. ” Reviewed by KB, Dec 2014. Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating 3.9/5 (4 reviews)
New customer promotions and bonuses
For 2015 the Stan James free bet offer is a transparent bet £10 get £20 offer for all new sports betting accounts. The deal couldn't be more straightforward or easy to access. Where Stan James's strategy differs from many other bookmakers is that they continually give their customers ongoing free bets on a weekly basis. However their current new customer promotions totalling well over £/€500 in free bets and bonuses across their full suite of gaming products isn't to be sniffed at either.
No promo codes are required to access any of the Stan James new customer bonuses, including the latest sportsbook offer - for more information on Stan James promo codes for 2016 click here. For the latest offers simply click on the relevant link below to qualify:
From time to time there may be new Stan James promo codes available in 2016, click here for the latest offers and the codes required to claim.
Stan James Golf Betting Coverage
Stan James are aggressive when it comes to offering the very best golf odds. Their golf odds compiler has no problem when it comes to offering real value and they are often best priced bookmaker for standard, weekly, European Tour and PGA Tour tournaments when looking at the field in its entirety. That's a claim that plenty of other online operators can never make. Naturally golf punters crave the best prices and Stan James are often unbeatable when it comes to offering market-leading prices on the most popular players.
Another area that Stan James have mastered is extended each-way places. Whereas some high-profile bookmakers shy away totally from offering anything but the industry standard 5 places each-way - even at the United States hosted Major Championships - Stan James regularly offer extended places for golf regulars and recreational punters at the Majors. In this respect they lead the way with Paddy Power, offering long shot hunters the ideal combination of extra places and strong pricing.
Stan James offer comprehensive cover of the second-tier professional Tours across the globe with weekly markets (where applicable) established across the Asian, OneAsia, Australasia, Japan Golf, Korean, South American and Sunshine Tours. In the United States the LPGA, Champions Tour and web.com Tour events are covered in detail. PGA Tour and European Tour tournament markets are up nice and early on a Monday, but golf regulars do note that some of Stan James's secondary Tour markets are sometimes late to be priced up.
Stan James site functionality is also strong, offering ease of bet placement on complex bets. Their Betslip for example offers the chance to do cross-doubles with up to 4 selections, ideal for those punters looking to complete the 'Transatlantic Double'.
Typical Markets: Outright Betting, Top 5, Top 10, Top 20, 1st Round Leader, 2/3 Balls, Mythical 2/3 Balls, Match Betting, Tournament Group Betting, Six Shooter Group Betting each Round, Top American/European/Asian/Australasian/Rest of the World.
Stan James Maximum Golf Payout
£100,000 across any golf bet made with Stan James.
Stan James In-Play Betting
In-Play is available on PGA Tour and European Tour events. Traditionally you can bet on the Outright Market during each round. Stan James go straight to 4 places each-way when the tournament starts, whereas as some select bookmakers like Sky Bet, offer 5 places each-way for a period of Round 1 early action.
Stan James Golf Odds
As you would expect we keep as close as we can to player odds here at Golf Betting System. Stan James offer strong pricing across both the overall market, but tellingly across a catalogue of extended markets. When it comes to the winner market, Stan James's strength is their aggressive pricing of popular players. You will often find a 22/1 or 25/1 shot with the 'High Street' chains, at 33/1 on Stan James. If you want to back a player that's sub 60/1 in the market, always check out Stan James who more often than not are top price or matching.
Stan James also come to the fore in the place markets, especially Top 10 and Top 20. They don't offer full payout for ties, however their prices again on the most popular players are very competitive week-in, week-out. Stan James are also one of just a handful of bookmakers who offer enhanced win-only prices for punters who prefer to bet 'on the nose'.
Stan James Golf Each-Way Places
Stan James traditionally offer extended each-way terms at all of the Major Championships. Don't take this for granted as a host of online operators choose not to and Stan James are definitely one of the two leading lights when it comes to additional offering each-way opportunities along with Paddy Power. 6 places each-way across the 3 Majors hosted in the United States is a real value-add, which only Paddy Power and Stan James were in play with in 2014 - ideal for both occasional and long-shot hunters.
Below you'll find detailed Stan James's historical Major Championship each-way terms offered across the past 3 years:
Stan James Sports Promotions
Stan James offer an extended range of ongoing sports promotions for its customers. Stan James's unique selling proposition is offering the best value odds in the industry and there are no doubts that they are leading the way across horse racing and golf. Stan James though are renowned for looking after their customers so expect weekly free bets e-mailed to you across a myriad of top sports including football and golf. It's never bad to receive a free £/€5 bet to use on the Premier League, Six Nations or The Open Championship. Here are a few of the football and horse racing promotions that Stan James offers detailed below:
Just a Second, Football Money Back Special: A great proposition for the masses of First Goalscorer punters. How many times have you backed a striker to score first when actually he has the audacity to score the second goal in the match! Stan James have a unique promotion offering Money Back in cold hard cash on all televised matches from both the English and Scottish football leagues if a First Goalscorer selection scores second instead.
Horse Racing Best Odds Guaranteed: If you take a price with Stan James and the starting price is higher then they pay you out at the higher odds. There are some exclusions such as ante-post and In-Play bets amongst others but this is a great offer as horse racing odds can shorten or lengthen very quickly, especially at the big meetings like the Cheltenham Festival.
Horse Racing Bet Bonuses: On top of their best odds guaranteed shout Stan James offer a couple of promotions that add real value to the punter. Double Payout runs across all UK and Ireland horse racing. If your selection gets disqualified by the Steward they will pay out on both that horse and the actual declared winner. Stan James also pay additional bonuses across Lucky 15, 31 and 63 bets on horse racing and greyhounds up to 10%.
Stan James Gaming Products and Bonuses
Stan James offer 5 Free Spins across their digital Casino and Games products. Classic slots such as Rainbow Riches, Gonzo's Quest and Starburst are all available to play and new customers get access to a range of slots with No Deposit Required. Stan James have also just re-launched their Welcome 'First Deposit' bonus by giving away up to £/€300 free. That's up from the previous deposit £10, Get £20 bonus.
Stan James Customer Experience
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