Stan James Casino Bonus and Promotions
In terms of bonuses and promotions, Stan James Casino provides a raft of enticements. However, their welcome package only offers a humble 100% match on first deposits of up to £100. Any winnings accrued must be wagered 40 times before any withdrawals can be made. Five no deposit free spins are also awarded to new players and are subject to 30x wagering. A pretty ordinary welcome promotion, all things considered.
As well as the welcome offer, the Daily £5 Fill Up promo tops up existing players’ accounts every day, provided they wager at least £10 on the day’s selected game. This deal applies to web, mobile and tablet platforms and applies to the following games:
- · Monday – Lights
- · Tuesday – Red Riding Hood
- · Wednesday – Piggy Riches
- · Thursday – Scruffy Duck
- · Friday – Twin Spin
- · Saturday – Victorious
- · Sunday – Reel Rush
In addition, gamers can accumulate points by playing games on the web, mobile or table. For every £10 wagered, Stan James awards a single point which can be exchanged for cash every Thursday. So you’ll receive a £1 cash prize for every £100 that disappears from your bank account. For gamers with limited funds, such an offer is ludicrous. But of course it’s not really aimed at them. Instead, Stan James is going after the high-rollers, which is made very plain by the following sentence accompanying the promo: ‘Play what you want, where you want… and you can earn £1,000s every week – guaranteed!’ Not for rank-and-filers then.
Double points are also awarded under their 6 Appeal offer, when players try their hand at a pre-selected ‘game of the week’.
Stan James’ promotions also extend to their live blackjack tables. Every Wednesday, players who stand on 20 and are beaten by the dealer will have their hand refunded up to £30.
Live blackjack is also the subject of a Gold Cards bonus offer where 200 Gold Cards worth €3,750 are awarded randomly. To be eligible, players need to play between 15:00 and 01:00 CET every weekend. The value of these cards is as follows:
- · 25 cards = €50
- · 75 cards = €20
- · 100 cards = €10
Stan James Casino Slots
There are 368 video slots on Stan James’ pages at the time of writing, from big-time developers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, NYX, Novomatic, WMS and Quickspin. The games are organised into premium, standard and jackpot games and include titles like Avalon, Demolition Squad, Dragon Island and Game of Thrones.
Stan James Casino Games
On the main site, the casino games open up into a small browser window. Unfortunately, demo versions are not available, which is a shame – it’s always worth trying your hand at a game before wagering real money.
Live Dealer Games
Because Stan James is owned by Unibet, players are able to access their dedicated live tables, featuring blackjack, casino hold’em and baccarat. All live games are powered by Evolution Live Casino software which is fully optimised to work across all devices.
Stan James Casino App and Mobile
Stan James Casino is available on mobile and can be accessed through its standard URL. Unfortunately, when we visited, the app’s viewport hadn’t been properly configured because some of the buttons overlapped the screen. However, the casino and live casino sections rendered perfectly and strongly resembled the main website – the only difference was the left menu which becomes a scrollable horizontal menu bar on smaller devices.
The Stan James VIP lounge offers a range of exclusive offers and ‘money-can’t-buy’ hospitality packages. To become a VIP member, you’ll need to spend a cool £200,000 in a four-week period to gain the required 20,000 points. There are three levels: silver, gold and platinum. To join the silver level, 20,000 to 39,999 points are required. For gold, its 40,000 to 199,999, while platinum wannabes will need over 200,000 points to be treated like royalty.
Customer support features two email addresses, live chat and a free telephone number. All of these services are operated on a 24/7 basis, which means that most bases are covered in terms of customer-centricity.
Stan James Casino Review Summary
Despite the absence of a dedicated website, Stan James’ casino section includes most of the features you’d find on a typical online platform. There’s an extensive range of games, especially their online slots, of which all operate well across multiple devices. And while there’s a good variety of bonuses and offers, some of these are mediocre at best – the welcome bonus for example isn’t going to break the internet any time soon. In addition, the miserly points system is clearly aimed at high-rollers at the expense of rank-and-file gamers. Despite some of these shortcomings, Stan James does offer a gaming experience to match most of the big-name casinos. Just don’t expect the usual bells and whistles that are often found on these websites.