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User Reviews (71)

Matt
2.75

I always think Stan james as a mid table bookie. Customer service is ok and they have given some good incentives in the past and certainly their advert on tv is well thought out and brings punters in BUT they suffer with the odds not being BOG and also the ease of use around their website. The signing up incentive does not stand out and they could be a lot better than they currently are. They could learn a lot about website ease of use and layout as this is what makes me use them less than I should.
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D max
1.50

Banned within a week. Complete Joke of a company. How in the name of all that is holy can this shower still be in business? There must be some truly awful bettors out there keeping their trough filled.
1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0

Benjamin
3.00

Great odds can always be found here, often find they are better than anywhere else. It\\\'s interface I found was simpler than most and is easy to use, I liked it. Unfortunately I\\\'m no longer able to use Stan James as i was banned as they deemed me to be non-profitable in the long run which made no sense as I only had losing bets on their platform.
2.0 4.0 4.0 2.0

Terry
2.50

I'm surprised that they are still trading
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A Perkins
1.50

Comedy bookie. The only one to remove BOG facility for me after a handful of bets that were not even all winners.
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cj
1.00

One of the first online bookmakers I ever used. I was fairly new to betting and was doing small football bets, mostly over 2.5 goals with the occasional accumulator. After a while I noticed I was no longer able to get my bets on, if I tried to place a £10 bet they would only accept £1.78 or some other silly amount. I was new to betting and didn't realise that I was being restricted (I didn't even know it existed at the time). I had been betting with them for about a year and had never had a big win, was just about break even. I can only assume I wasn't losing enough to keep them happy - definitely a site that loves mug punters. They also sent me a message saying that I was no longer eligible for any of their promotions but by that time I had stopped using them anyway.
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Michael Silverstone
2.50

I don't see the point of their existence. They may offer good odds, especially on horse racing, and a good range of markets, but what's the point if you're not going to let anyone bet with you? Not many offers or bonuses too, after the welcome one. I had my account closed down (forget just restricting or removing privileges) after a few weeks of regular betting, and I wasn't even betting big or winning that much. Profits were in double figures only, but clearly that was too much for them! They were the quickest to gub me.
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steveo
3.25

Account restricted to peanuts after one losing £50 bet. Enough said
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David W
1.00

Utterly pointless bookie, I've never met anyone who has not been restricted or closed down, ever!
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Steve M
3.25

Decent odds on horses, which is all I use them for. Website a bit poor. Account statement on desktop site doesn't even tell you the odds you took on a bet!
3.0 4.0 3.0 3.0

Andrew W
1.75

Closed my account after a winning run and without asking sent the money to an old credit card and not my recent deposit method. Jokers.
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Ryan Carr
4.50

Stanjames are one of the better bookies for odds majority of the time they have better odds for horse racing definitely worth having.
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Simon Comer
3.00

Offered good odds, particularly on the golf markets so I used them quite frequently. Unfortunately, a few decent winners had them restrict me to the amount I could bet. Eventually they closed my account entirely. One to use sporadically for any new punter.
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Ryan
1.00

Stan really isn't the man to be betting with. I opened a account and was very quickly excluded from any promotions having participated in only a couple of there promos. After placing a few loosing horse bets I was informed the traders had closed my account. As I had some money left in my account I had no option to ring customer services where I was tossed from pillar to post before finally getting my money back. Overall this is a shocking establishment and one you really shouldn't bet with. ONE TO AVOID!
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Bradley Carroll
2.25

One of the worst bookies around who will close your account after only a few bets if you are taking value.
1.0 4.0 3.0 1.0

Terence Morley
2.25

very poor on odds well,poor on just about everything really!
3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Ian Brown
1.50

Use of this online betting account is very infrequent as there is a lack of loyalty bonuses and special promotions.
2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0

David
2.25

The worst bookie ever!
3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0

Keith Daniels
4.50

This is a nice site, I was stopped from doing promos quickly because I did a newspaper fantasy horse thing where you made selections and got the odd free bet if you won, this was organised and run by Stan James which was odd as I didnt bother with the other Promos they ran. A good site with great odds apart from that.
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michael neary
3.50

another bookie that blacklists you when you start winning. i was with them for over 9 years ,then i hit a winning streak and they blocked my account
3.0 5.0 5.0 1.0

James Dyke
1.00

Just don't even bother, not a single positive thing to say about them...
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russell milne
1.75

Waste of time betting with them. Too quick to ban customers!
2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0

gabrijel
1.50

They do not deserve a single point in this section (Punter Friendliness)...Below 0
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Phil
1.50

I used to use this site quite a lot, but got frustrated with the odds being SP until after I was in work, and the mobile site sometimes wouldn't load, adding more to my frustrations.
1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0

Victoria Jago
2.25

Mobile site often won't load which is very poor. It's very clunky trying to put bets on horses as you have to keep going back to to the main menu. BOG only available after 10am so no good if you like to get your bets on the night before.
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Thiago
2.50

A good bookmaker to bet on horse racing, but I don´t recommend to any other sport. It hasn´t good margins in general.
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Ula B
1.50

Joke of a bookie. Site is poor, restrictions after about 5 seconds, support do not care. Please avoid.
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Ed W
2.75

I won a couple of bets and they restricted my account. Only took 2 weeks from sign up! I found it to be a good site while I was with them but as soon as you win your account will be closed.
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Lez
1.00

Don't like winners account closed after 1 win of £100.00 avoid!!!!!
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Bryan
2.75

Not the best site and really not impressed with customer services
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Mark Jones
1.00

Very quick to limit accounts if you have any success.
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Juhana
3.00

Good odds for golf and horses. But problem is that you can bet only 1-5 £. Avoid !!
4.0 4.0 3.0 1.0

brian
1.00

Account closed,opened another with a subsidary of theirs,closed after one bet!
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Malcolm Jevons
2.25

Good for golf. Poor for horses. Tedious navigation.
3.0 2.0 1.0 3.0

Dodger
1.00

Stan James has blocked my account even though I was an overall loser with them!
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Richard
2.75

Registered to use this recommended by a friend. I cannot believe how bad it is - the app and website are just dreadful to navigate around. Its a shame as they have good offers but I don't want to be spending 10 minutes looking for games etc. Sort the user experience out and people will come flocking.
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GF
3.25

Usually offering the best odds on horses, the biggest complaint is usually restrictions. I think if you don't use them frequently you can avoid this as I have had no such issue as of yet. The website does log me out a lot though.
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Ed W
3.00

Weird one Stan James. They often have competitive odds and I see them show up with standout best odds regularly on Oddschecker. But then they banned me for reasons they refused to tell me - I checked my account and I was about £50 down mainly placing £1 bets with a few £20 or accumulators thrown in there - placed over 6 months I'd barely staked much more than the £50 I lost. They also offered a few submarkets other firms didn't - particularly if you like to bet on cricket. Weird experience - sadly I cannot use them again.
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Paul
3.50

I've used StanJames mostly for golf because they've usually got the best odds. Occasionally used for horse racing as well but not nearly as much. I've won plenty on the golf and they haven't limited me as yet. The website isn't the best but while they offer some of the best odds on golf I'm not too fussed. Haven't used customer service so can't comment on that yet. Easy and straightforward to deposit and withdraw cash.
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scott ferguson
1.00

Are they really a book maker?????? Tin pot in every way, I don't understand how they are still in business. They suspended my account after I put about 10 various under and over 2.5 goals on a few different markets. The said my betting patters were suspicious!!!! If it were possible to give minus marks....
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Michael Dardis
1.00

Worst bookmaker IMO, got two accts closed for no apparent reason
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Ryan Bowler
2.25

Very often the best price on horses which would be great if you could get a bet on. Unfortunately my account was restricted very very quickly and not even due to a winner but because I beat the SP on a small handful of bets. This kind of account restriction is completely unnecessary given they ensure an overround on every book anyway.
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Chris
3.50

The first online bookie I used. I still use it for small acca bets but the website seems to have been left behind a bit by others, doesn't offer cash out either which is annoying and they have refused to accept a bet from me a couple of times.
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James M
1.50

Poor website. Got restricted on BOG after a very small amount of low stakes (£2.50-£5 bets!) still occasionally use as they still seem to have good early morning prices. Being restricted makes it feel even sweeter when I do get a win against them!
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paul
4.50

Generally a good straightforward bookie.Only issue I had with them once was when I placed a bet at odds of something like 5t1 and it won at 8t1 around that Mark but I only got paid at 5t1 asi wasn\'t registered for BOG also I find there website a bit slow.
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Michael Rathbone
3.00

Only use SJ for the golf these days as they no longer provide BOG on horses before a certain time. Very disappointing but I guess they have been hit on these and presumably a business decision.
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Paul
2.75

limit bets not a very sporting outfit
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david mitchell
1.25

one of the worst! Impossible to get on at their advertised prices and they've closed me down twice after small wins! They are not out there at all!
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Richard kirby
2.50

Another account stopped with no explanation offered.
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Dave
2.50

Their restriction email was probably the rudest I have ever received threatening action if I tried to open another account. Having said that I can still get a decent bet on with them
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Andy Littlefair
1.50

First bookie to close my account after a few wins. Wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.
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mike
2.00

very quick to restrict account, some good adds but not much use if you can only bet pennies
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Christine Hobden
2.00

Had a few winning bets they closed my account. I am only talking of about £100 in total. Only been with them about 3 weeks.
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les robinson
1.00

Worse one I have used,they hate winners soon to be banned.
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Tim Clarke
3.25

AT LEAST THEY SHUT ME DOWN COMPLETELY INSTEAD OF THE USUAL ODDS TO PENNIES
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thomas kerr
1.00

shocking ,i would take more bets than this lot ,all i can say about them ,joke
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Laura
1.00

They don't like winners!
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John
1.00

Had Bog taken off me with no warning banned from promotions again with no warning only found out when expecting a free bet which never arrived -avoid
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rover
2.50

They won't tolerate winners. Losers only allowed.
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Julie Mcf
3.50

My account got closed down despite being a losing account , i was following a high volume service on the horses and doing just £3 per horse. And they werent doing overly well either but because they were targeting bigger prices I was told the traders had viewed my account and didnt like the betting patterns. Its a shame as they are regularly the bets prices in the market for horses but they have an awful reputation for stopping accounts. And can offer the prices as know if someone does well or even not in my case they will soon put a stop to that. My husband had exact same thing since and for me are the worst bookmakers on the market.
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Anthony
1.75

Pathetic...Limited after a couple bets, and I didn't even win!!
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Colzoss
1.00

Stopped BOG and any Promotions.Not sure why.Only bet small so maybe don't lose enough so not their type of punter
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Simon Bain
1.50

Constantly lower odds when you try to place a bet
3.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Peteroofer
2.00

What a joke Simply bad losers
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John Ogden
1.00

closed account for no reason despite no big wins
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Steve Booth
3.00

From what I can remember, think this was the first bookie to bar me, about three years ago.
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Arthur Gray
1.00

Worst online bookie offers high odds but fails to honour them, another one that restricts your amount you can wager and has at time inflicted higher rule 4 amounts compared to Bet365 William hill and Sky. Very poor customer service and will not disclose reason for reducing betting wagers.
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Federico
1.00

Worst bookie ever,they closed my account the same day I opened it after placing my first bet and before the result of the same bet! What's wrong with you?
1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0

Richard Clements
2.50

Shysters who offer big prices but run scared at the first sign of you winning.
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Conor
1.50

To call themselves a bookmaker is bit generous - they'd have to lay bet first! Restricted to less than a tenner after a week despite being over 60 quid down with them, simply for backing a few that shortened. The most I ever put on with them was €20, what are they so afraid of? App is incredibly outdated and just poor. Avoid.
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Ian
1.00

another who should not be allowed a betting license
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