Taken 19 February 2017 09:48.
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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.
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.Enter Tournament
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.
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.Win Free Bets & Cash
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.
|Position points||Extra chips rewarded|
|1st placed||1,000,000 bonus chips|
|2nd placed||475,000 bonus chips|
|3rd placed||250,000 bonus chips|
|4th placed||100,000 bonus chips|
|5th placed||70,000 bonus chips|
|6th placed||50,000 bonus chips|
|7th placed||40,000 bonus chips|
|8th placed||30,000 bonus chips|
|10th placed||10,000 bonus chips|
|1st||$1,250||13th - 15th||$175|
|2nd||$900||16th - 25th||$150|
|3rd||$750||26th - 28th||$100|
|4th||$600||29th - 36th||$65|
|5th||$500||37th - 45th||$50|
|6th||$300||46th - 56th||$30|
|7th||$250||57th - 70th||$25|
|8th - 10th||$225||71st - 92nd||$15|
|11th - 12th||$195||93rd - 100th||$10|
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.Enter Flip Tournament
Every Saturday night, Stan James Poker customers can take part in the €10,000 guaranteed Mini Masters tournament.
|Turbo, 2R1A Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (2 Seats Gtd)||3 daily, twice on Saturdays||55 cents||€5.50 Mini Masters Ticket|
|Turbo, 2R1A Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (3 Seats Gtd)||4 on Saturdays||55 cents||€5.50 Mini Masters Ticket|
|Lottery Satellite to €10K Mini Masters (1 Seat Gtd)||11 on Saturdays||50 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|
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 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
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.