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07-18-2011 , 01:30 PM
Hey guys,


I saw on the ipokervip website that they have a fast clearing bonus on stanjames (microgaming network) . Does anyone have any experience of stanjames/know if they are a reliable site? Also anyone have experience of this offer?

Thanks in advance.
07-18-2011 , 01:42 PM
I've never heard of the skin before..
07-18-2011 , 01:53 PM
Hi Werner,

StanJames is a very reliable site. Founded in 1973 they're a land based UK bookmaker who earn the majority of their revenue from sports betting (horse racing in particular) and casino. There should be no doubt that StanJames is a brand that all players can trust.

In addition to the incredibly fast clearing $1,000 1st deposit bonus we also have just launched a 15 day, $6,000 rake race that's exclusive to iPokerVIP.

Hope this helps and if you have any more questions please don't hesitate to post here.


Jamie
08-17-2011 , 06:53 AM
You need 18 thousand StanJames Points to clear the bonus.
Are those points the same as the points at ladbrokes ?
10 points = 1$ rake

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08-17-2011 , 03:02 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Naimshakur
You need 18 thousand StanJames Points to clear the bonus.
Are those points the same as the points at ladbrokes ?
10 points = 1$ rake

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Hi Naimshakur,

Thanks for your post.

The points at StanJames are not earned in the same way as they are at Ladbrokes.

Ladbrokes seems to be 10 points for every $1 in rake regardless of whether the rake is paid in SNG / MTT fees or cash game rake.

StanJames gives 15 points for every $1 in SNG / MTT fees and the points for cash game rake work on specific criteria (see here) and vary.

I've included a quote from our site that roughly summarises the point system at StanJames.

Quote:
Originally Posted by iPokerVIP
Super Fast Clearing 100% $1k 1st Deposit Bonus

StanJames is one of the few Microgaming skins to offer a non-deductible first deposit bonus. This means that any bonus you clear is in addition to your rakeback payments. This bonus is also the fastest clearing on the network.

Points Needed: 18,000 StanJames Loyalty Points
$1 Tounament Fees: 15 Loyalty Points
$1 Cash Game Rake: ~10 Loyalty Points
Hope this helps and if there is anything else you need just let me know.


Jamie
08-20-2011 , 08:23 AM
fwiw I paid 1550 rake for 18k+ points (mostly 100NL & 200NL)
08-22-2011 , 04:33 AM
Sounds like you got great value curve!

Nice one.


Jamie
08-23-2011 , 12:39 PM
Is the $1000 bonus still available? All I can see on the site is the $500 one cleared by getting 9000 points
08-24-2011 , 09:47 AM
I'm a bit confused.

I got the bonus this month and cleared 1823 USD in rake so far yet the SJ rep told me I'd only gotten just over 15k points for that, so I'm 3k points short. That'll end up being about 2.1k in rake. About 23.6k hands played so far and 88% of my volume is NL50 Euro with the rest NL100 Euro.

Seeing as how NL50 Euro is roughly NL70 USD I don't get why I'm getting so few points/hand if curve can clear it with 1550 rake paid at NL100 and 200 (usd).
08-24-2011 , 02:18 PM
those are also euro tables and some dollar tables. Fwiw the dollar tables almost never run @ 200
08-24-2011 , 02:27 PM
Jamie, they just cut our rb to 30% max. Anything you can do?

If not I might have to move away. And I was liking the site so far appart from a few client annoyances.
08-25-2011 , 02:20 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokerISlifetilting
Is the $1000 bonus still available? All I can see on the site is the $500 one cleared by getting 9000 points
Hi PokerISlifetilting,

The $1,000 bonus is exclusive to iPokerVIP and for this reason isn't on the StanJames site.


Jamie
08-25-2011 , 03:44 PM
Hi Wolfram,

Thanks for your questions. Answers are below.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfram
I'm a bit confused.

I got the bonus this month and cleared 1823 USD in rake so far yet the SJ rep told me I'd only gotten just over 15k points for that, so I'm 3k points short. That'll end up being about 2.1k in rake. About 23.6k hands played so far and 88% of my volume is NL50 Euro with the rest NL100 Euro.

Seeing as how NL50 Euro is roughly NL70 USD I don't get why I'm getting so few points/hand if curve can clear it with 1550 rake paid at NL100 and 200 (usd).
The simple answer is that it varies from player to player. A full breakdown of how StanJames loyalty points are calculated can be found here.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wolfram
Jamie, they just cut our rb to 30% max. Anything you can do?

If not I might have to move away. And I was liking the site so far appart from a few client annoyances.
We talked on MSN so I think this is cleared up now, but just so everyone else knows, we plan on running even more rewarding races and share schemes in the coming months to reward players with maximum value.


Hope this helps,


Jamie
09-05-2011 , 05:20 AM
The bonus sounds nice on this skin, just a quite question though.. How many players do they have at peak hours?
09-06-2011 , 06:34 PM
Hi Rapidfire,

I thought I responded to this post yesterday, but I guess I must have forgot to click send!

Anyway, at peak times there are over 10,000 players online at Microgaming. You can also check cash game traffic at PokerScout.Com.

If there are any specific games you want to know about just let me know and I'll jump on to have a look.

Hope this helps,

Jamie
09-10-2011 , 06:59 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPokerVIP

P.S. You've posted in a general 2+2 thread that isn't specifically for us. I made the same mistake myself and I agree it's pretty misleading. You can post in one of the threads I've outlined below.
Thank you for your quick reply Jamie and i'm sorry that i posted to wrong thread. I was just so frustrated at that point and i couldn't think clearly

Nice to hear that i'm going to get my money afterall. I'll wait till monday when 60 days have definetly gone (I think 60 days have already gone but not 100% sure) and i'll ask again this from Stanjames.com.

I'm going to use your services in future also! Thank you!
09-10-2011 , 04:49 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jankhner
Thank you for your quick reply Jamie and i'm sorry that i posted to wrong thread. I was just so frustrated at that point and i couldn't think clearly

Nice to hear that i'm going to get my money afterall. I'll wait till monday when 60 days have definetly gone (I think 60 days have already gone but not 100% sure) and i'll ask again this from Stanjames.com.

I'm going to use your services in future also! Thank you!
Hi jankher,

PM me your alias and I'll ensure it's paid at the start of the week and this doesn't happen again.

There's obviously been a breakdown in communication along the line that's occured at the worst possible time (Barcelona Affiliate Conference).

I'll be sure to keep you updated,

Jamie
09-10-2011 , 07:22 PM
pm sent. Thank you very much!
09-11-2011 , 03:49 PM
Hi all,

Just a quick one for you Microgaming network players, particually those at Stan James.

Im looking to deposit 1k Euro at one of the Microgaming skins (Ladbrooks, Unibet or Stan James. Likely Ladbrooks or Stan James), but I want to get the most out of my chosen skin.

Im looking to sign up through iPokerVIP and, with Stan James, that allows me a 1k Euro welcome bonus. This requires 18k VIP SJ points. How many hands at 50NL (6max) do you think this would take to clear? I understand Stan James offers 0.5 points per hand which is raked and I contribute too... how much rake do you think a typical tight player would pay in order to earn the 18k points?

Or should I stick to Ladbrooks and the 1K sign up bonus (which I calculated needs about 2500 Euro rake in order to release the whole $1k bonus)??

Preferably, I would like to play at Stan James - with the rakeback deal, it seems the better of the two sites. But I am looking for the fastest sign up bonus and if Stan James would be tough to complete, I may aswell play at a different site.

Thanks.
09-11-2011 , 05:50 PM
I downloaded your client so i could look around at the plo8 games. Unless Im using the client wrong, is your(stan James) minimum plo8 game really 2/4?
09-11-2011 , 07:10 PM
No, the client works in an odd way. All the micro stakes games are on the 2nd and 3rd pages. There is not much PLO8 action though. I don't think you will be able to clear the whole bonus playing PLO8. Just a heads up
09-11-2011 , 07:50 PM
ty my good sir
09-12-2011 , 09:51 AM
Hi Dan,

I think I got an email from you earlier which I've replied to, but just in case anyone else has the same questions I'll do my best to clarify any points in your post.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GutshotDan92
Hi all,

Just a quick one for you Microgaming network players, particually those at Stan James.

Im looking to deposit 1k Euro at one of the Microgaming skins (Ladbrooks, Unibet or Stan James. Likely Ladbrooks or Stan James), but I want to get the most out of my chosen skin.

Im looking to sign up through iPokerVIP and, with Stan James, that allows me a 1k Euro welcome bonus. This requires 18k VIP SJ points.
It's actually a $1,000 1st Deposit Bonus.


Quote:
Originally Posted by GutshotDan92
How many hands at 50NL (6max) do you think this would take to clear? I understand Stan James offers 0.5 points per hand which is raked and I contribute too... how much rake do you think a typical tight player would pay in order to earn the 18k points?
I'm not sure about the exact number of hands, but the average rake to clear the bonus is around $1,800.

You can get more detailed information in the Official iPokerVIP Support Thread



Quote:
Originally Posted by GutshotDan92
Or should I stick to Ladbrooks and the 1K sign up bonus (which I calculated needs about 2500 Euro rake in order to release the whole $1k bonus)??

Preferably, I would like to play at Stan James - with the rakeback deal, it seems the better of the two sites. But I am looking for the fastest sign up bonus and if Stan James would be tough to complete, I may aswell play at a different site.

Thanks.
If you're looking for better value there is no doubt that StanJames offers that.

When you talk about fastest sign up bonus, if you mean fastest clearing sign up bonus, StanJames also offers that :-)

Hope this helps,

Jamie
09-12-2011 , 10:54 AM
Hi Jamie,

That was me yes :P

Thank you for the help. The advice offered via email when you discussed what you think is the highest amount of rake paid to clear the bonus was very reassuring.

Even if I surpassed that figure by some distance, the bonus should still be in reach

I have decided that I will take a punt with Stan James. Currently in the process of moving my entire roll from PokerStars over to Stan James - but, since I have never used Moneybookers with stars, its taking some time. Compounded by the fact I just made a min deposit (trying to get around the rules) and now got myself a 48 hour ban from cashing out :P

Thanks for the help and Kind regards,

Dan
09-12-2011 , 11:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by GutshotDan92
Hi Jamie,

That was me yes :P

Thank you for the help. The advice offered via email when you discussed what you think is the highest amount of rake paid to clear the bonus was very reassuring.

Even if I surpassed that figure by some distance, the bonus should still be in reach

I have decided that I will take a punt with Stan James. Currently in the process of moving my entire roll from PokerStars over to Stan James - but, since I have never used Moneybookers with stars, its taking some time. Compounded by the fact I just made a min deposit (trying to get around the rules) and now got myself a 48 hour ban from cashing out :P

Thanks for the help and Kind regards,

Dan
Hey Dan,

Good man & Good Luck at StanJames!

Take it easy and let me know if you need anything else,

Jamie

      
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