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$5K Loyalty Freezeout

When Stan James Poker customers earn at least 50 loyalty points between the 21st and the end of the month, they can enter the $5000 Loyalty Freezeout tournament with a starting stack of 500 chips.

  • Customers cannot buy in directly to the tournament. They must earn 50 loyalty points in the qualifying period.
  • Poker Loyalty Points are earned at a rate of 10 points for every $1 a customer pays in cash game rake or tournament fees.
  • Qualifying customers will be pre-registered for the tournament.
  • Starting chips depend on the amount of loyalty points earned. 50 loyalty points give customers a starting stack of 500 chips.
  • For every 10 loyalty points over the 50 qualifying loyalty points earned in a period Stan James will increase a customer’s starting stack by 10 chips.
  • The tournament takes place on the 4th of the month at 20:15 UK time.
  • Customers must be logged in and play a hand in the first blind level. Failure to do so will result in the system automatically removing the customer from the tournament after level 1.

Example

If a customer earns 1500 loyalty points in a qualifying period, they will start the tournament with 1500 chips, as the first 50 points gives them 500 chips, plus an additional 10 chips for every 10 loyalty points they have earned over 50 points in the qualifying period.

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£1000 Sports Bet Freeroll

When customers place a qualifying bet on any sport at StanJames.com between Thursday and Wednesday each week, they can book their seat at the £1K Sports Bet Freeroll tournament with a chance to win their share of £1000 worth of free bets and cash prizes.

  • Qualifying bets must be of £10/ $15/ €12 or more.
  • The freeroll tournament takes place on Thursdays at 20:30 UK time.
  • Starting chips are 3000 and blinds are six minutes.
  • If customers place in the top 40 they will get a free £10 StanJames.com sports bet plus £15 in cash.
  • Eligible customers will get pre-registered to the tournament and will need to be logged in and ready to play at the start of the tournament.
  • Customers must make sure they are logged on and play a hand before the end of the first blind level, otherwise they will get automatically removed from the tournament.
  • Multiple bets during the qualifying week will count as long as they total the qualifying amount.
  • Bets made using free bet balances are not included.
  • The £15 poker cash prize is paid as soon as a customer is eliminated in a winning position, in the equivalent USD amount.
  • Free bets will be credited in the Sports account each Friday.
  • Returns on free bets are paid exclusive of the stake.
  • The free bet is valid for seven days from the date of issue.

Example

A customer places a £10 bet on football at StanJames.com on a Friday. They will then be entered into the freeroll tournament on the following Thursday at 20:30. They place in the top 40 so they receive a free £10 StanJames.com sports bet and £15 in cash. The free sports bet is valid for seven days.

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$10K Loyalty Flip

When Stan James Poker customers earn 100 loyalty points or more between the 1st and 20th of each month, they can enter the $10,000 Loyalty Flip tournament.

  • Only 100 loyalty points can buy in to this tournament. There is no direct buy in.
  • Poker Loyalty Points are earned at a rate of 10 points for every $1 a customer pays in cash game rake or tournament fees.
  • If a customer earns more than 100 loyalty points, Stan James will pre-register them with extra chips in their starting stack.
  • The tournament takes placed on the 23rd of each month at 20:15 UK time.
  • Starting chips range from 1 chip to hundreds of thousands.
  • 100 loyalty points = 1 starting chip.
  • For every 10 points over the 100 points required to qualify, Stan James will increase a customer’s starting stack by 3 chips.
  • The ten players who earn the most points in the qualifying period will get bonus position chips as follows:
Position pointsExtra chips rewarded
1st placed1,000,000 bonus chips
2nd placed475,000 bonus chips
3rd placed250,000 bonus chips
4th placed100,000 bonus chips
5th placed70,000 bonus chips
6th placed50,000 bonus chips
7th placed40,000 bonus chips
8th placed30,000 bonus chips
10th placed10,000 bonus chips
  • The Flip Tournament Prize Pool is as follows:
PositionPrizePositionPrize
1st$1,25013th - 15th$175
2nd$90016th - 25th$150
3rd$75026th - 28th$100
4th$60029th - 36th$65
5th$50037th - 45th$50
6th$30046th - 56th$30
7th$25057th - 70th$25
8th - 10th$22571st - 92nd$15
11th - 12th$19593rd - 100th$10
  • Customers will be set all in each hand in the tournament until they have either been eliminated or win a prize.
  • Players from Lithuania are excluded from freeroll tournaments due to local legislation.

Example:

If a customer earns 2500 loyalty points in a qualifying period, they will start the tournament with 720 chips, as the first 100 points gives them 1 chip, plus an additional 3 chips for every 10 loyalty points they have earned over 100 points in the qualifying period.

If the same customer had come in 10th position for the amount of points they earned during the qualifying period, they would gain an extra 10,000 bonus chips.

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€10,000 Guaranteed Mini Masters

Every Saturday night, Stan James Poker customers can take part in the €10,000 guaranteed Mini Masters tournament.

  • The tournament takes place at 19:30 GMT every Saturday.
  • Buy-in is €5.50 and customers will have two chances to re-buy into the tournament in the first two hours, for €5 each time.
  • The starting and rebuy chips amount is 5000 chips.
  • Blinds are 12 minutes.
  • Customers can also win their Mini Masters entry at the Sit and Go satellites starting at 10 cents. Sit & Go flip satellites set customers all in each hand until they win a ticket or are eliminated. They start as soon as the required number of players (6, 8 or 10) join.
  • Customers can gain entry to the Mini Masters tournament through direct satellites as well. They run as follows:
Tournament nameTimesBuy-inPrize
Turbo, 2R1A Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (2 Seats Gtd)3 daily, twice on Saturdays55 cents€5.50 Mini Masters Ticket
Turbo, 2R1A Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (3 Seats Gtd)4 on Saturdays55 cents€5.50 Mini Masters Ticket
Lottery Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (1 Seat Gtd)11 on Saturdays50 cents€5.50 Mini Masters Ticket
Super Turbo Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (1 Seat Gtd)Twice on Saturdays€ 1.10€5.50 Mini Masters Ticket
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Poker Cashback Up To 30%

Stan James Pokers customers can get up to 30% cashback each week when they use their loyalty points.

  • Customers will earn 10 loyalty points for every $1 in fees they pay at cash game tables as they play and every $1 in tournament fees they pay at multi table tournaments and sit and go tournaments.
  • Loyalty points levels are as follows:
Loyalty Level1st Team PlayerInternationalCaptainLegend
Weekly loyalty point requirement0 - 499 points500 - 999 points1000 - 1999 point2000 or more
Points for cash value10% cash back10% cash back10% cash back10% cash back
Weekly cash back paid each Thursday-10% extra cash back15% extra cash back20% extra cash back
Total cash back value10%20%25%30%
Use points to buy-in to tournamentsYesYesYesYes
Bonus loyalty points---Yes
  • Customers can convert loyalty points to cash at a value of 10% of fees they pay subject to a minimum of 100 points earned at any time they wish.
  • To do this, when logged in customers must select "View and redeem my loyalty points". They will be offered the opportunity to convert points to cash subject to a minimum balance of 100 points.
  • Once a customer has converted points their Poker account will be credited with cash immediately.
  • Cashing in points will not affect points earned during any week for the additional cash back payment.
  • Every Thursday Stan James will pay customers an additional percentage of the fees they pay during that week at the rate in the table above.
  • Legend level players in their grace period will need to earn the minimum required points to get the 20% payment each week.
  • Customers can also use their points for buy in for Sit & Go or Multi Table tournaments instead of cashing points in. Any tournament with "SP" after the buy in amount allows points buy ins.
  • Bonus points cannot be converted to cash and do not count towards loyalty level.
  • Bonus points can be used to join Sit and Go and Multi Table Tournaments.

Example

A customer at the 1st Team Player loyalty level at Stan James Poker can get 10% cash back on their points at any time, to the value of 10% of their fees paid, subject to a minimum of 100 points earned. They will not get any extra cash back on a Thursday. They must earn between 0 and 499 loyalty points in a week to remain at this level.

A customer at the International loyalty level can get 10% cash back on their points at any time, to the value of 10% of their fees paid, and an additional 10% cash back each week on a Thursday. They must earn between 500 and 999 loyalty points in week to remain at this level.

A customer at Legend loyalty level can get 10% cash back on their points at any time, to the value of 10% of their fees paid, and an additional 20% cash back each week on a Thursday. This means they could get 30% cash back in a week. They must earn 2000 or more points in a week to remain at this level.

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Weekend Freerolls

Stan James Poker customers can play in their €4,000 weekend freerolls every Saturday and Sunday, to win their share of €4,000. Customers must play the required number of raked hands at cash game tables to qualify and join in the tournaments on Saturday and Sunday.

The details of the tournaments are as follows:

€1,000 Saturday Freeroll

  • Takes place every Saturday at 17:00 UK time
  • Customers must play at least 25 raked hands in the 24 hours before the tournament starts
  • Buy in is free
  • Blinds: 8 minutes
  • Starting chips: 1000 chips

Sunday €3,000 Freeroll

  • Takes place every Sunday at 17:00 UK time
  • Customers must play at least 100 raked hands in the seven days before the tournament starts
  • Buy in is free
  • Blinds: 8 minutes
  • Starting chips: 1000 chips

A raked hand is a hand played at cash game tables where a player contributed to the pot and a flop is seen.

Customers must allow time for the cashed hands to register in the system, which is usually 15 minutes after a cash game session has ended.

Example:

A customer plays 25 raked hands in the 24 hours before the €1,000 Saturday Freeroll starts (from 17:00 on Friday until 17:00 on Saturday). They are then eligible to join in the Saturday Freeroll Tournament.

If the customer has also played at least 100 hands in the seven days before the Sunday €3,000 Freeroll tournament at 17:00 on Sunday, they can also join in the Sunday tournament with a chance to win a share of €3,000.

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Stan James Poker Review

Running on the big Microgaming Poker Network, Stan James can offer their customers access to an impressive selection of cash games, Sit and Go and scheduled tournaments, plus some generous bonuses for new registrations and regular players. The company made its name as a high street bookmakers, with around 65 shops in the UK and now have a range of online gaming sites, including a sportsbook, which pioneered in-play betting, and a casino which uses software from a number of developers for a unique mix of games.

The poker site is nicely presented, clearly displaying the current welcome bonus for new players, while below that, visitors can see information about some of the game variations, special tournament offers, bonus games, and quick links to either download the software or try a instant play mode.

Games

All popular types of poker can be found here, including Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 5 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Draw and Razz. The popular and fast-paced Blaze Poker, where players change tables after every hand, is also available.

The Microgaming software is very stable, with decent graphics and, following a recent re-design, the cards are now exceptionally clear to see. Many of the larger UK-based betting companies use the network, which means that 10,000s of players can be online at peak times, including lots of recreational players who have migrated across from the casino and sportsbook sides to try the games out. A downside of this network is that residents of many countries, including the USA, cannot play here due to local laws.

The lobby area is easy to navigate, and finding a table is just a process of deciding which version of poker to play and choosing from the detailed list. The lobby shows the stakes, whether it is No Limit, Fixed Limit or Pot Limit, the number of players and Hands per Hour.

Some of the most popular games are at the anonymous tables, where players who are building up a profile, or do not want others to know what their skill level is, can just play without revealing their identity. Once sat at a game, players can view game statistics, while decision-making is done using clear, easy controls.

Bonuses and Promotions

New customers can claim a welcome bonus, which in common with other poker sites, is released into the players account in stages as they accumulate player points. There are also a number of freeroll tournaments, just for those who have recently registered, where they can practice their skills and win real cash without using their own money. These are open for six weeks after signing up, giving new clients plenty of opportunity to gain experience.

The Poker Players Club awards loyalty points for each $1 in cash rake generated, or each $1 spent on tournament fees. There are four levels to the club, with members at the 1st Team Player level getting a 10% rake back each week, while those at the top level, Legend, get a 30% rake back plus bonus loyalty points. All players can exchange their points for cash or use them to pay for tournament entry, while there are special hidden benefits such as deposit bonuses or tournaments which are offered to all club members.

Stan James feature lots of guaranteed jackpot tournaments which can have prizes of $50,000+ and there are two daily Jackpot Tournaments, which reward the top 10 competitors extra winnings and pay out a large prize to any player who wins both on the same night. There are usually plenty of other promotions to be found, which, although will change from time to time, can include free sports bets for playing in designated tournaments and a Bad Beat progressive jackpot which pays out when a hand of four of a kind 2s or better is beaten. All players who have opted into the Bad Beat will share the prize, even if they are not currently logged in.

Banking

Funds can be paid into a Stan James Poker account using most of the common methods popular in the UK, such as credit and debit cards, pre-paid vouchers or cards, e-wallets and bank transfers. There is detailed information on each deposit and withdrawal method and how to use them on their website under the 'Help' section. Withdrawals are processed within one working day, although the funds may take 3-5 days to appear back in the customer's bank account.

Stan James are licensed and regulated in Gibraltar and as part of the requirements of this license, player's money is protected at all times and all transactions are carried out securely. An additional benefit of holding an account here is that the same funds can be used at the sports betting and casino sites, with no need to open new accounts.

Conclusion

Most of what Stan James do is done very well, and they are real innovators in many ways. The Microgaming network is home to many popular betting companies, especially UK-focused ones, and there are always thousands of players online. This means more games with a wider range of buy-ins, as well as an extensive selection of tournaments. All of the most popular poker variants are available, and Blaze Poker is an exciting addition to the more established types, perfect for anyone who likes fast action against numerous competitors.

Banking and Customer Support are efficient and well run, which is to be expected from a major provider like Stan James.

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