Stanjames Review is a remote gambling operator offering online, on mobile and telephone Sports Betting, Casino, Games and Poker. It is a significant part of the Stan James brand which began life in 1973 as a single betting shop in Wantage, Oxfordshire. In the forty years since, the brand has grown to become one of the most trusted names in UK betting and gaming.

The Stan James brand began life in 1973 as a single betting shop in Wantage, Oxfordshire.[citation needed] The company was founded by Steve Fisher and James Holder, and is now owned by Unibet Group plc. The company was named ‘Stan James’ by taking the first two letters of Steve and his wife, Anne (Stan), and from James. Nowadays, the Stan James operations are primarily online and on mobile though there is a shop estate of over 90 betting shops in the UK. Stan James opened their first shop in Compton, Berkshire in 1973. is the trading name of SJU Limited and is licensed and regulated by the Government of Gibraltar and the Gambling Commission of Great Britain. The company’s online gambling operations are located in Gibraltar. The CEO of is Denis Kelly.[citation needed] The brand is available in markets across the world, with sports and casino customers from over 120 countries worldwide, but they focus in particular on the UK market and UK customers.

In December 2007, the firm bought the Betdirect bookmaking company, which was established in 1998, from 32Red for £5.75 million.[3] The Betdirect operation was merged with Stan James in February 2009.[4][5] In 2008, they bought the online betting business from the London bookmaker Better. In 2009 Stan James started a cooperation with the Austrian BETKICK Sportwettenservice GmbH, together they found the brand SJBET and (Internet betting) especially for betting shops in Austria, Germany, and Europe. In May 2010 they bought 27 branches of regional bookmaker Pagebet after the company went bankrupt. In September 2015 Unibet Group plc acquired the online gambling business of Stan James Group plc together with full rights and assets.

Partnership have been present in several emerging markets where they have operated under alternative brands in partnership with local companies. These include ‘’ in Spain, where partnered with the Spanish land-based casino Group MGA; ‘Racing2Day’ in the USA, where they are part of a limited partnership licensed by the Oregon Racing Commission; and ‘Betpack’ in Ireland, which was created in 2009 to offer online betting and gaming to the betting shop network of the same name