Taken 26 September 2017 09:27.
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During October Stan James Poker customers can play for a special €10,000 Trawler Jackpot across all Fish Party sit & go games.
If a regular jackpot is won at any buy in level, a €10,000 Trawler Jackpot will be shared equally between all those who have played a Fish Party jackpot game at any buy-in level in the preceding 24 hours. When the €10,000 Trawler Jackpot has been won it will be replaced by a €15,000 Trawler Jackpot, and when that has been won it will be replaced by a €20,000 Trawler Jackpot.
If no regular jackpot is hit then a €10,000 Consolation Flip Freeroll will run on November 3rd at 6pm GMT for everyone who played a Fish Party SNG during the promotion. You are guaranteed to start with 100 chips but will also receive an additional 100 starting chips for every Fish Party sit & go game you won in October.
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
Sunday €3,000 Freeroll
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.
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.Play Weekend Freerolls
Stan James Poker customers playing at €0.10/€0.20 or higher Hold'em tables can take part in the Bad Beat Jackpot to win cash prizes. Opt in by clicking the Bad Beat ticker on any qualifying table. Once you have opted in, you will contribute 2 cents per hand towards the jackpot.
The jackpot is triggered when a player's hand, which can be any four of a kind or better, is beaten by a better hand.
The jackpot hits even if the players involved in the Bad Beat aren't opted in themselves.
You don't even have to be involved in the hand to win. If the jackpot is triggered, everybody playing at the same stakes will win cash.
You can opt in and out of the jackpot at any time, but if you opt out you won't be eligible to win a prize.
Triggering the Jackpot
Allocation of Prizes
80% of the current jackpot is distributed as follows:
Stan James Poker customers can play Blaze Poker. Rather than joining a single table you join a large pool of players playing at the same stake range.
The basic rules of poker still apply.
At the beginning of each hand, the system randomly seats players from the pool at different tables. When you complete or fold your hand, you are immediately moved back to the pool and the system randomly sits you at another table. You do not have to wait until the original hand is complete, you can fold out of turn and move on to the next hand.
Playing a Blaze Poker Hand
Blinds are assigned to players who have played the longest without posting them.When appropriate, the standard Fold, Check, Bet and Raise buttons are displayed on the table.
A Quick Fold button is available on Blaze Poker tables. The button is clickable even if it is not the your turn. You can click this button to fold and move to a new table without having to wait for the hand to complete.
When you click the button, you are seated at an empty table where you wait for enough players to join to start the hand.
When you choose to Quick Fold, the other players at the table still see you seated until the hand is complete.
Note:The Quick Fold button is available only when you do not have the option to Check.Play Blaze Poker
Stan James Pokers customers can get up to 30% cashback each week when they use their loyalty points.
|Loyalty Level||1st Team Player||International||Captain||Legend|
|Weekly loyalty point requirement||0 - 499 points||500 - 999 points||1000 - 1999 point||2000 or more|
|Points for cash value||10% cash back||10% cash back||10% cash back||10% cash back|
|Weekly cash back paid each Thursday||-||10% extra cash back||15% extra cash back||20% extra cash back|
|Total cash back value||10%||20%||25%||30%|
|Use points to buy-in to tournaments||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bonus loyalty points||-||-||-||Yes|
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.Earn Loyalty Points
Stan James Poker customers can opt into a loyalty point Chase this August for a chance to win $1,500.
1st - 15th September
16th - 30th September
Earn 10 Poker loyalty points for every $1 in rake or fees you pay while playing real money poker.At the end of each 2 week period your cashback amount will depend on your loyalty point tier, the tiers are as follows:
|Loyalty points earned||Cash Prize||Loyalty points earned||Cash Prize|
|250 loyalty points||$2.50||15000 loyalty points||$150.00|
|500 loyalty points||$5.00||15500 loyalty points||$155.00|
|750 loyalty points||$7.50||16000 loyalty points||$160.00|
|1000 loyalty points||$10.00||16500 loyalty points||$165.00|
|1500 loyalty points||$15.00||17000 loyalty points||$170.00|
|2000 loyalty points||$20.00||17500 loyalty points||$175.00|
|2500 loyalty points||$25.00||19000 loyalty points||$190.00|
|3000 loyalty points||$30.00||20000 loyalty points||$200.00|
|3500 loyalty points||$35.00||22500 loyalty points||$225.00|
|4000 loyalty points||$40.00||25000 loyalty points||$250.00|
|4500 loyalty points||$45.00||27500 loyalty points||$275.00|
|5000 loyalty points||$50.00||30000 loyalty points||$300.00|
|5500 loyalty points||$55.00||32500 loyalty points||$325.00|
|6000 loyalty points||$60.00||35000 loyalty points||$350.00|
|6500 loyalty points||$65.00||37500 loyalty points||$375.00|
|7000 loyalty points||$70.00||40000 loyalty points||$400.00|
|7500 loyalty points||$75.00||42500 loyalty points||$425.00|
|8000 loyalty points||$80.00||45000 loyalty points||$450.00|
|8500 loyalty points||$85.00||47500 loyalty points||$475.00|
|9000 loyalty points||$90.00||50000 loyalty points||$500.00|
|9500 loyalty points||$95.00||55000 loyalty points||$550.00|
|10000 loyalty points||$100.00||60000 loyalty points||$600.00|
|10500 loyalty points||$105.00||70000 loyalty points||$700.00|
|11000 loyalty points||$110.00||80000 loyalty points||$800.00|
|11500 loyalty points||$115.00||90000 loyalty points||$900.00|
|12000 loyalty points||$120.00||100000 loyalty points||$1000.00|
|12500 loyalty points||$125.00||110000 loyalty points||$1100.00|
|13000 loyalty points||$130.00||120000 loyalty points||$1200.00|
|13500 loyalty points||$135.00||130000 loyalty points||$1300.00|
|14000 loyalty points||$140.00||140000 loyalty points||$1400.00|
|14500 loyalty points||$145.00||150000 loyalty points||$150.00|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Competitive bonuses and loyalty club.|
|Good range of games in a popular network.|
|Browser mode requires flash to be installed.|
|The software is not the most visually attractive.|
|License Number: 43062|
|Registration Number: 620|
Denis Kelly is the current chief executive of Stan James which employs over 600 people and has a turnover of around £1 Billion, operating in over 100 countries with a focus on the UK.