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Minimum Deposit £10
Minimum Odds 4/5
Expiry 7 Days
Restrictions One Per Household / IP Address
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Happy Hour on Horse Race Prices

Stan James offers Happy Hour to customers every Saturday between 11.00 and midday, where they offer the best industry price on a selected high-profile horse running in Britain or Ireland.

Happy Hour is also run at selected major British and Irish horse race meetings.

The offer applies to all bets placed online, by telephone and through the Stan James mobile app.

The standard Stan James Promotion Terms and Conditions apply to this offer which include the following:

  • Free bets cannot be used in conjunction with this offer.
  • Stan James will only match the odds offered by Bet365, BetVictor, Corals, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill.
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Best Odds Guaranteed on Horse Races

Stan James offer Best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing, so if a customer places a bet on a horse race, if they take the early price on their selection and the starting price is bigger, Stan James will pay out at the bigger odds.

For example, if a customer takes an early price of 6/1 Early Price and their selection wins at 8/1, they get paid at 8/1.

  • The offer applies to single and multiple bets placed online, via mobile and via telephone, up to £25,000 per customer per day.
  • Best Odds Guaranteed are available daily and customers must opt in.
  • If placing the bet via telephone through the Stan James call centre, a minimum of £20 is required to qualify for the offer.
  • The offer is not available on board prices, ante-post, non-runner no bet, tote/ pari-mutuel (bets and dividends), not to win, enhanced win, cover bets and in-play bets.
  • Any bets placed using a free bet balance will not qualify for the best odds guaranteed.
  • Customers that have Neteller or Skrill (Moneybookers) registered to their account will not qualify for this offer.
  • The standard Stan James Promotion Terms and Conditions apply to this offer which include the point that Stan James will only match the odds offered by Bet365, BetVictor, Corals, Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill.


When a customer takes an early price of 5/1 with a stake of £75, but their horse wins with a starting price of 8/1, the customer’s profit would be £600 instead of £375, as Stan James will pay out at the bigger starting price of 8/1.

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Live Streaming On Mobile for Horse Races

Stan James customers can watch live UK horse racing on their mobile or tablet wherever they are, by placing a minimum bet of £1 on any UK horse race from their mobile or tablet.

  • Customers must log into their account on a mobile or tablet device and place a minimum bet of £1 on any UK horse race.
  • The live stream of the qualifying race will be listed in ‘My Live Races’
  • Bets must be of a minimum of £1 win single on a race covered by At The Races or Racing UK.
  • Multiples should be £1 per selection (e.g. Double £2 would be required to watch both races, treble of £3 for three etc.)
  • Live streams will only be accessible for as long as a customer’s multiple bet is open or unsettled.
  • Live streaming is only available to Stan James customers based in the UK and Ireland, for UK and Irish races.
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Deposit and Free Bet Bonuses

Stan James will offer selected customers free bet or deposit bonuses. These are available to customers by invite only.

  • All free bets will be credited to customer’s accounts within 72 hours of the qualifying bet being placed, and will be valid for seven days. If the free bet is not used in this time the free bet will be removed.
  • The qualifying bet must be placed on the stated sportsbook market.
  • The cumulative odds of the selections on a first qualifying bet must be evens or greater. If the odds of the selections on a first bet are less than evens, the next bet at evens or greater will qualify for the deposit bonus.
  • Non-runners and/or bets made void do not qualify as valid bets for a customer’s first bet. If the first bet is a non-runner and/or made void, the customer will not be eligible for a free bet. If the free bet is placed on a non-runner, the bet will be made void and the stakes returned to the customer’s free bet balance.
  • The free bet offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • The standard Stan James Promotion Terms and Conditions apply.
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Bet Bonuses on Horse and Greyhound Races

Stan James pay bet bonuses to customers on a daily basis through the following offers:

Lucky Bets

Stan James reward customers with bonuses if they have one of a Lucky 15, Lucky 31 or Lucky 63 bet on horse racing or greyhound racing.

The following table shows the bonuses available:

BetOdds BonusMultiple Winners Bonus
Lucky 15 (4 Selections)Double the odds on 1 winner10% of winnings bonus on 4 winners
Lucky 31 (5 Selections)Double the odds on 1 winner10% of winnings bonus on 5 winners. 5% on 4 winners
Lucky 63 (6 Selections)Double the odds on 1 winner15% of winnings bonus on 6 winners. 10% on 5 winners


If a customer has a Lucky 15 bet with 4 selections, if they have one winner, and the odds were 4/1, their odds will be doubled to 8/1. So with a stake of £50, instead of a profit of £200, they would make a profit of £400. If the customer had 4 winners and their total amount of winnings was £500, they would receive a bonus of £50 – this is 10% of their winnings.

If a customer has a Lucky 31 bet with 5 selections, if they have just one winner with a stake of £50, with odds of 5/1, their odds would be doubled to 10/1 so their profit would be £500, instead of £250. If the customer had 5 winners they would receive a 10% bonus of their winnings. If their winnings were £750, they would receive a bonus of £75. If the customer had 4 winners they would receive a 5% bonus of their winnings. If their winnings were £500, they would receive a bonus of £25.

If a customer has a Lucky 63 bet with 6 selections, if they have one winner, with odds of 7/1, and a stake of £25, their odds would be doubled to 14/1. Their profit would be £350 instead of £175. If they had 6 winners and they would receive a bonus of 15% of their winnings, so if their winnings were £600, they would receive a bonus of £90. If the customer had 5 winners they would receive a bonus of 10%. If their winnings were £400 they would receive a bonus of £40.

  • The Lucky Bets offer only applies to horse racing and greyhound racing bets in the UK and Ireland.
  • Applies to the win part of each way bets.
  • Ante-post prices are excluded.
  • Maximum payouts apply.
  • Only one selection per race.
  • All selections must run for the offer to apply.

Double Payout

If a customer backs a horse that is disqualified, Stan James will pay out on the disqualified horse and the horse promoted to first.

The offer only applies to races in Britain and Ireland.

Forget the 5p rule

If there is a non-runner in a horse race a customer has bet on, Stan James won’t deduct the rule 4 if the deduction is for 5p.

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Stan James Sport Review

Stan James were the pioneers of in-play sports betting and have remained an innovative company that now encompasses an online casino and poker site. The sportsbook offers a full range of the most popular events, lots of live streaming, commentaries, tips and virtual sports, whilst customers can also take advantage of a competitive selection of bonuses and promotions. Like many online sportsbooks, the homepage can appear a bit cluttered, with a lot of information on it, but everything is logically laid out to make it as easy as possible to sign in and place bets. There are links to each part of the Stan James site and one account can be used to play across all areas.

Founded in 1973, Stan James still have around 65 high street betting shops in the UK, while the online services can be used by punters from around the world, excluding the USA. A mobile app lets customers bet on most events when they are not at a PC.


Featured sports include all of the most popular such as horse and greyhound racing, football, cricket, rugby league, rugby union, tennis, golf, darts and motorsports. Many of the lesser known sports are also covered, including Aussie rules, beach soccer and hurling, as well as special bets on politics and novelty bets such as Big Brother winners. Although racing is mostly UK and Irish, football games from around the world are featured and of course all other major sporting events are included. Virtual sports include horse and greyhound racing, cycling, motorsports and football. Placing a wager is as easy as one click to open the Bet Slip and another to add the event to it. By choosing a stake and subsequently confirming it, the bet is made with additional ones being just as easy to add to the slip.

Stan James were one of the first bookmakers to offer in-play betting and odds are constantly updated during featured events, with new betting opportunities being made available as the game unfolds. For example, once a first goal has been scored, within seconds punters will be able to place new bets on the second goal scorer at revised odds.

Live streaming is a particular highlight here, with any event that they cover, plus all UK and Irish horse racing being available to watch online. This service is only open to British customers and they must have a positive balance in their account or to have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours. To watch a horse race, the customer must have at least £1 staked on the race. Live commentaries can also be found for most events, while other services include daily naps and tips, plus the useful NagMe horse form and alerts facility, which lets a customer know if their favourite horses or riders are due to race.

Bonuses and Promotions

Sports betting sites tend not to offer a huge range of bonuses, but the selection here is pretty good. New customers at Stan James can claim a welcome bonus, which changes from time to time but will usually be in the form of a free bet, or a small first deposit match bonus. With the free bet, they give the new client an extra bet equal in value to their first(up to a certain amount) and credit their account within 24 hours.

Stan's weekly challenge is a competition such as a spot the ball, or guess the player type contest, where all correct entries get rewarded with free bets or free spins in the casino. These are usually fairly easy to get right and a good way to get a regular bonus. Further bonuses and deposit match payouts are offered to regular customers, who will be informed of the current deals by email.

Stan James offer a best price guarantee on all UK and Irish horse races, meaning that if an early price is taken and the starting price is better, the bet will pay out at the SP. There is also a 'Happy Hour' each Saturday where punters get the best price in the industry on a selected high profile horse running that day. There are additional bet bonuses on offer that protect customers bets if, for example, their selected horse wins and is subsequently disqualified, or if a non-runner affects the odds negatively. Should a selected televised UK football game end 0-0, the Bore Draw offer returns the customers stakes to them.

The top price offer guarantees to at least match, and preferably exceed, the best prices offered by any bookmaker on a range of events from horse races to cricket tournaments, and although these are not daily offers, it's well worth checking the website for the latest ones. This is a generous selection of extra deals designed to make their clients money go further and to keep them coming back to Stan James.


Most credit and debit cards can be used here, as well as e-wallets, money transfer systems and certain prepaid cards and vouchers. Being focused mainly on the UK and Irish markets means that deposit and withdrawal methods are suited to residents of these countries, although Stan James have customers around the world. There is a minimum £5 deposit limit, although no minimum bet size is set. Withdrawals are handled quickly and efficiently, and payments are by default, returned to the card or processor used to make the deposit. Stan James are licensed and regulated in Gibraltar, which ensures that fair play is practiced at all times, that customers funds are securely managed and all transactions are carried out over encrypted systems to prevent any risk.


This is a high quality, secure and trusted site to place a wide range of sports bets and to be able to claim a good selection of bonuses. Stan James are still leaders in the in-play betting market, making this an ideal place for anyone who likes to bet as an event unfolds and there is plenty of opportunity to place wagers on featured sports all day every day. Although the welcome bonus for new customers is nothing special, regular visitors are treated to extra promotions that can add to the excitement of playing here, while the casino and poker sites can also be used by all Stan James sportsbook customers.

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