Stand Up For Stan James

Posted on May 12, 2011 by  

It is not that often that people have a good word to say about the dear old Bookmaker but here at we would like to warmly applaud bookie Stan James who have made a fantastic gesture to our fundraising effort.

After firing off an email to a number of bookmaker affiliate managers, Stan James responded with the offer of a free £200 bet for me to use to boost the pot for my Run Fat Boy Run charity event.

A free £200 stake not returned bet, wow, very generous.

This said bet was dispatched on the 2:00pm at York yesterday on Common Touch where I got 6/1 (7.00) at SJ and laid it at 7.2 over on Betfair, well come on I wasn’t going to risk a free charity bet was I !

I didn’t have a tip or hunch or anything, was genuinely looking for a close match up in odds in order to maximise the freebie. However in true, law of sod style, the horse romped in leaving SJ £1200 lighter, as you can see below.

Whoops sorry Stan James, couldn’t have done that if I tried. But there was no way I was going to risk any part of that free bet so it had to be laid off, otherwise it would have been sod’s law the other way!

Anyway the winnings were withdrawn straight after the race and these were back into my Neteller account in under 10 minutes (impressive) and the £164 profit from the whole exercise has been donated to the online fund, see here….

Please feel free to top up with your own donations too –

So let’s stand up and applaud Stan James (sorry about the £1200 guys). They are an example to all online bookmakers out there and this act of generousity has made a real difference to a wonderful charity, Rainbow Trust

Gives one a warm glowing feeling inside!

Anyway you too can enjoy the whole Stan James experience for yourself and get a free £25 bet too when you sign up, just click below to get signed up and of course we have all the odds you need over at Oddsmatcher


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