Flutter like a butterfly by betting on boxing with Stan James. This Oxfordshire-based bookmaker currently offers customers £25 to start betting on products ranging from racing and snooker, Aussie rules and Gaelic football to table tennis and poker. Started in 1986 by managing director Stephen Fisher, the company was one of the pioneers of telephone and internet betting as well as in-running betting where customers can bet on events that have already started. It says it now offers one of the largest online and telephone betting facilities in Europe, helping sales rise to £319.5m in 2006.

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Company details
CompanyStan James
Sales £m319.5
Operating profit £m4.4
Main shareholdersFisher family (100%)

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