William Hill is a British betting institution that has been around for decades. Originating as a high street betting store or bookies as the British call it but now offers worldwide online betting with an online casino, William hill poker, sportsbook and online bingo games.
It is considered one of the most trusted British brands in the gambling industry.
With over 100 years of experience in gambling, William Hill has become the largest online gambling company in the world, due to the evolution of the online gambling and gaming industry.
William Hill History
William Hill started out in 1934 as a postal, yes postal and telephone betting service even though technically illegal. Hill had to wait until 1961 nearly 30 years later, before betting shops became legal in the UK and opened their first betting shop in Park Lane, London.
In 1973 the number of betting shops peaked in the UK at 14,750 shops!
William Hill is now listed on the London Stock Exchange after floating in 2002. The interest was huge and was oversubscribed in excess of 10 times at the price of 225 pence per ordinary share.
Over the years, William Hill has grown from a small postal and telephone betting service into one of the largest sports betting companies in the world with over 1,200 branches across the UK. Today, the William Hill brand is a household name and synonymous with sports betting in the UK.
William Hill become one of the first European gaming businesses to be awarded a full gaming license in Nevada USA by the Nevada Gaming Commission.
William Hill purchased assets in 2008 in online software company Playtech, which enabled them to create William Hill Online. While William Hill also launched the Sportsbook app with Orbis.
The company is a subsidiary of the William Hill PLC group of companies that has over 8,000 employees worldwide. They are regulated by the Gambling Commission whose role is to oversee the entire operation to ensure fairness in their games and betting.
Is there William Hill Poker?
Does William Hill have online poker? Yes, they do, since 2003, they have offered poker to players based in the UK. William Hill offers a mobile poker app and is one of the largest poker networks in the world. They offer poker games including cash games on a number of different variants of poker from Texas Hold’em, Omaha, to Stud poker.
William Hill Poker Bonus
William Hill Poker players receive a bonus when signing up for an online poker account.
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