Stan James

Stan James are offering you the chance to pick up a straight forward £10 free bet with their ‘Bet £10, Get £10’ promotion at the minute. From one of the most respected bookmakers in the industry, this cracking little offer might not be as big as some of their peers, but it’s more than just good value in our eyes.

The free bet is really simple to claim and is pretty much a case of placing your first bet at odds of 1.80 (4/5) or higher, then the bonus will hit your account in double quick time.

What you should find is that Stan James account holders are going to be well treated in terms of promotions after the welcome bonus. The company clearly spend a high deal of interest in making sure their ‘after sales’ sections are ticking along, and at last count there were over a dozen different betting offers for existing account holders to stick their teeth into. Kudos!

Stan James Screenshot

Stan James Screenshot

How to claim

The first step is to simply open a Stan James account, which literally takes just a couple of minutes. You then need to make your opening deposit, which can be any amount, but remember that only £10 of your opening bet can be claimed as a free bet.

Once you’ve made your deposit and placed your £10 first bet, your account will be credited with your free £10 bet within 24 hours of your qualifying bet being settled. You can then use the bet as you wish, but you must have placed it within 7 days of it hitting your account before it becomes void.


Stan James are renowned for keeping the small print short and sweet, but there are a couple of points we want to point out to you.

  • The maximum bet you can receive is £10 and this is a 100% match on your first bet of up to £10
  • A qualifying bet must be placed at odds of 1.80 or greater
  • The free bet will hit your account within 24 hours of the settlement of your first bet
  • You have 7 days to use your free bet
  • This offer can only be claimed by users in the UK and Ireland

Our verdict

The Stan James offer might not seem like the most attractive and to be honest, you are going to be able to claim larger offers elsewhere. But, if it’s simplicity that you are after, then seriously, look no further!

The terms are about as clear cut as you are going to find and whilst it may seem like the ‘requirements’ section looks a little diluted, it’ simply because there isn’t much to report, which is a good thing! What you are getting is a nice, easy, clean bonus offer from a very reputable bookmaker and one we are happy to promote.

About Stan James

Stan James was originally founded in 1973 and is one of the ‘old guard’ of bookmakers, if you will. The company set out as high street shop and whilst the majority of their dealing these days comes from their online sportsbook, they still own 90 high street bookmakers around the UK and Ireland.

Stan James is now part of the Unibet Group, who in turn are quickly developing to be a huge player in online sports betting. They’ve always been pretty big on sponsoring major sporting vents, with some of the higher profile ones being that of the World Matchplay, Kempton Park and even races at the Cheltenham Festival.

Best features

The sportsbook comes jam packed with betting markets for punters, but it’s with horse racing where the company really excel. They cover races from around the globe and in turn offer up a really comprehensive betting background for each race. They have teamed up with both Racing UK and the Racing Post to provide live streaming of several races and also a detailed synopsis of some of the major races throughout the day.

Outside of horse racing you are looking at football, cricket, tennis and golf as the next big hitters, with several other sports to peruse as well. What’s great about the site is that the range of markets that are on offer are really in depth for each sport, with markets that you might not be all that familiar with.

The site does tend to lack a little when it comes to features, but the inclusion of live streaming for horse racing, live form and analysis, tipping games, daily naps and several betting promotions combine to be a pretty strong package on the whole.


The pricing structure at Stan James is actually really good and we were pleasantly surprised to see them right up there with some of the more popular and larger bookmakers in the industry.

Ease of use

Stan James has always offered up a really well designed sportsbook and their latest edition is no different. The now trademark green is splashed across the whole sportsbook and the use of it across the mobile betting app is also highly recognisable.