Founded in 1973, Stan James has developed a solid reputation as an honest bookmaker. They have been at the forefront of many developments in the gaming industry, not least in-play betting, which they claim they invented. Consequently, Stan James do in-play betting rather well and in an easy-to-follow manner.
Stan James proclaim that they allow punters “a good honest flutter” and this is reflected by their ethos of being a family company, rather than a faceless board of shareholders.
Enhancing this view is their excellent news portal, which delivers the latest betting news and views across a wide range of sports. Stan James are one of the few bookies to have a video betting preview on their site whilst betting related competitions offer a nice and unique touch to the service.
Their crowning glory is the Charlie McCann blog, which is not only written on the site but is also streamed. Both the news portal and the main site are tremendously easy to navigate, making your betting experience a pleasant one.
Whilst not extensive, the range of sports on which you can bet is considerable and consists of favourites such as football and racing, and the more niche such as Gaelic football and volleyball. Stan James are particularly strong on football and racing, with a vast range of ante-post markets supplementing match-by-match or meet-by-meet options.
Even with the more niche sports, there are a large number of markets on which to bet, making Stan James one of the most competitive bookies in the industry. They also cover Novelty Markets such as reality TV and politics in a thorough manner. A mobile betting service is also available.
Poker, Casino, Slots, Games and Skill Games are staples too, reflecting the current trend away from Sportsbook, which many bookmakers are following. There is a wide selection of different games from which to choose and the company’s commitment to these services is highlighted by their sponsorship of the Irish Classic Poker Festival.
New Sportsbook customers get a £25 free bet when they sign up.
Sports Betting News June 25, 2010 13:02 |