Bookmakers William Hill can boast the largest number of downloads for any betting app on the Apple Store and their leading mobile product has produced the company its own reward by winning the title: Mobile Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards last week, as well as shortlisting for the EGR Mobile product of the year.
Commenting on the win, one of the panel judges said: ‘’William Hill has shown a dedication to their mobile offering that has made it, and the company, a standout provider to customers in this sector.
The most significant reason for William Hill being voted best mobile provider at the 6th IGA is the ease of use for customers, which is what makes them such a great operator. William Hill are able to anticipate the needs of their customers and make them available in a great anduser friendly way.
’’ The William Hill Iphone app has achieved more than 600,000 downloads from the Apple Store, gaining a four-star rating, and was joined in December by William Hill’s bespoke iPad app which has also received rave reviews.
Juergen Ruetter, Director of Mobile for William Hill commented: ‘’We believe our mobile product to be best in class, whatever sport, game, or product you wish to bet on and we’re delighted to have this recognised by the judges at the recent IGA ceremony.’’Back to top
From all of us at Affiliates United, thank you for your vote for us as iGB's 'Best Affiliate Programme in Casino' Award. We appreciate your support and recognition and will continue to ensure that you get the best brands, benefits and partnership in 2013 and beyond!! Thank you!!! Back to top
William Hill are pleased to announce that they will be attending this year’s London Affiliate Conference and will be bringing along former England international footballer, John Barnes.
Capped 79 times for his country, Barnes will be at the conference to meet and greet attendees, sign autographs and pose for photos. William Hill will also have a number of exclusive prizes to give away thanks to their exclusive partnership with the FA which is a year old this month.
“At last year’s event, we were still in the process of signing our FA deal but this year, we will be able to celebrate in style,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
“I would advise getting to our stand early to meet England legend John Barnes – he may even rap for you.
”William Hill will be posting all their photos on their Facebook page which clients will be encouraged to “tag” to be in with a chance of winning a signed England shirt or match tickets to the FA Cup/England matches.
As Platinum Sponsors, Britain’s biggest bookmaker has a brand new stand this year and is welcoming affiliates both old and new to come and have a look, a drink and a chat about what William Hill can do for you. “The LAC was fantastic last year and we are looking forward to meeting both future and current clients and having a ball at Billingsgate,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Stand 25 on February 8-9 2013 (John Barnes will be on our Stand on Friday, February 8th, from 14:00-18:00)Back to top
Meet us at the London Affiliate Conference, Stand 25, February 8-9, 2013.
Get ready for an unforgettable event.
William Hill is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the event! Contact email@example.com to schedule a meeting with us at the event!Back to top
We’re pleased to share with you that Affiliates United has been shortlisted for
Best Affiliate Programme Overall as well as in Poker, Casino, Sports and Bingo.
We also are very proud to have two of our Affiliate Managers, Aaron Yarm and Adam Kalmanson,
Best Affiliate Manager in Poker & Sports - Aaron
Best Affiliate Manager in Bingo & Overall – Adam.
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William Hill just announced the launch of their popular online slots in the Italian market. With over 60 different games, including well-liked Marvel themes such as Hulk, Iron Man and the Fantastic 4, and exciting movie tie-ins (think Rocky and King Kong), William Hill offers online gamers something great to celebrate this holiday season. Add a new customer bonus of up to € 300, and all the ease of use, fantastic support and powerful software that William Hill is known for, and it is clear that Italian players have a winning product for the holidays and beyond.
"William Hill has a long-standing tradition in gaming, and we are happy to bring to Italy our experience as a market leader. Online slots are another piece that completes our increasingly wide variety of products ranging from Casino, Bingo, online betting and now also slots, "said Roby Salvadori, Italy Country Manager, William Hill. "We are convinced that this is a starting point for further involvement with an increasingly large group of users."Back to top
William Hill has announced it will withdraw from the Greek market due to changes in regulations there. As of Midnight on 4 December, William Hill, like others in the industry, will no longer provide gaming services to its Greek customers. Of course, players in Greece will be able to withdraw their funds from existing William Hill accounts.Back to top
William Hill has been named Sports Betting and Slots Operator of the Year at the November 2012 eGaming Review awards ceremony. This follows its crowning as Operator of the Year in 2011.
Recognised for its achievement by an independent panel of judges, William Hill is proud of its success in a year filled with challenges including the rise of new regulated markets and greater use of mobile channels.Back to top
Two new exciting promotions are awaiting Spanish players at casino.williamhill.es
Spanish casino players can now take advantage of a generous First Deposit Bonus that is worth up to €1000.
In addition, William Hill has launched an Annual Bonus that gives players up to €100 daily, with an overall monthly value up to €2,000.
Players can opt-in or decline the offers and T&C apply.
The two bonuses are expected to be promoted widely in the coming weeks.Back to top
We are pleased to announce that William Hill, UK’s biggest bookmaker continues its expansion into new international markets with the launch of a country-specific website and media campaign in Sweden.
Founded in 1934, William Hill is the number one British Sports betting company, and it brings this experience and knowledge to the highly competitive Swedish market.
Boasting an industry-leading football betting product, www.williamhill.com offers over 100 leagues – including a range of pre-match and in-play markets on the Allsvenskan and the Superetta.
William Hill also covers all the major leagues in a vast number of countries – 35 over the last weekend. This includes all the main Scandinavian territories as well as countries across the globe, such as Argentina, Iran, China and Slovenia. For football-lovers in Sweden and everywhere, this site clearly has something for everyone.
All New Swedish players will enjoy a generous welcome bonus of 100% up to 1000 KR on their first deposit. The bonus will be given upon entering bonus code SVWH. Please visit http://www.williamhill.com/sv/index/ and claim your bonus now.
In addition to sports, William Hill Casino is offering a limited time bonus of 100 KR – no deposit required. All you have to do is sign up to our casino product and take it for a spin: http://casino.williamhill.com/sv/index/
For more information and help in driving Swedish players and traffic to the sites speak to your affiliate manager.Back to top
As most of you know there have been a number of issues in the counting of statistics this month.
This problem is now being resolved and we are expecting all of Octobers figures to be fixed in the next few days.
We do not expect any delays to payments.
Thank you for your patience & understanding over this time.
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William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) (William Hill or the Group) announces its Interim Management Statement for the 13 weeks ended 25 September 2012 (the period or Q3). All comparisons are with the equivalent 13-week period in 2011 (Q3 2011).
Key financial highlights
Key operational highlights for the quarter
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Ralph Topping, Chief Executive, commented:
“We saw strong Operating profit growth in the third quarter. Group net revenue remains well ahead of last year, with quarterly growth continuing broadly in line with that seen in the first half. Operating profit growth in the quarter further benefitted from favourable timing on Online marketing costs. The initial performance in the US is encouraging, with integration successfully completed and trading in line with expectations.
“The Olympics and Paralympics captured the public’s attention but appear to have reduced customer visits in Retail. However, there were compensating factors, particularly the strong margin growth across all channels. We’ve had a good performance in football, including a strong Euro 2012 in July. It’s also pleasing to see signs of improvement in horseracing margin trends.
“We look forward to another busy period ahead, including trialling a new machine cabinet in the estate in the last quarter. We have announced today a number of senior management appointments at William Hill Online, reshaping the management team to support the business’s continued development and to increase the focus on our customers.
“As we announced on 16 October, we are progressing a potential offer in relation to Sportingbet. We are also announcing today that we intend to commence the valuation process relating to the minority share in William Hill Online prior to making a decision on this by the end of the first quarter of 2013.
“The Board remains confident in its expectations for the full year and focused on the Group’s strategic opportunities to generate further value for shareholders.”
We are aware that the last few days' stats may show improperly.
Our tech team is working on resolving the issues.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Affiliates United TeamBack to top
We regret to inform you that William Hill has taken a decision to withdraw all of its online betting and gaming services for all Cypriot residents for the foreseeable future.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you; however this decision has been taken for regulatory reasons beyond our control.
All accounts of all Cypriot residents have been suspended from midday (GMT) Monday 1st October 2012.
From this date and on players will not be able to use your account to access our online sportsbook or gaming rooms.
Bettors will be able to check their accounts and withdraw any outstanding balance at any time, unless we notify you otherwise in future, by logging in, selecting 'My Account' and then 'Withdraw' to request a return of their outstanding balance.
Please feel free to encourage your players to contact Customer Services if they experience any problems accessing their account or withdrawing their funds. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of William Hill. Trust that we will continue to keep you apprised of any changes.Back to top
williamhill.com has renewed its title sponsorship of snooker's UK Championship for the next two years.
Europe's leading online betting firm, who offer the widest range of sports betting and gaming products on the market, backed the world ranking tournament for the first time last year and will do so again in 2012 and 2013.
This year's williamhill.com UK Championship will carry total prize money of £625,000 and runs from the 1st to 9th December at the York Barbican.
It will feature 32 of the world's best players, with Judd Trump set to defend the title having beaten Mark Allen 10-8 in last year's thrilling final.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: "There is a fantastic buzz about snooker at the moment, exemplified when young sensation Judd Trump won the title in York with an incredible display of potting.
"William Hill recognise that this sport is going places and they want to be involved, and we welcome them back with open arms to sponsor this outstanding tournament. They were clearly delighted with the amount of exposure they got for their brand from the event last year. The williamhill.com UK Championship is one of our biggest world ranking events and is watched by many millions of people worldwide.
"We look forward to working with the team from William Hill again with the target to deliver another exceptional event."
William Hill Chief Marketing Officer Kristof Fahy said "The williamhill.com UK Championship is one of the highlights on the snooker calendar and we're delighted to continue our association with the event."
‘Snooker has a massive global reach and our sponsorship will enable us to reach over 100 million potential customers across the world.'
**Tickets for the tournament are on sale now, for details call 0844 854 2757 or visit http://www.worldsnooker.com/tickets.
williamhill.com UK Championship: (sponsors odds) 6/1 Judd Trump, 6/1 Ronnie O'Sullivan, 8/1 Neil Robertson, 9/1 Mark Selby 10/1 Ding Junhui, 12/1 John Higgins, 16/1 Mark Allen, 16/1 Shaun Murphy, 16/1 Stephen Maguire, 20/1 Mark Williams, 33/1 Allister Carter, 33/1 Matthew Stevens, 33/1 Stephen Lee 50/1 Graeme Dott
William Hill - The UK’s Number One bookmaker introduced a betting first with the launch of their brand new Priority Prices innovation on September 15, 2012.
From a company with a proven record for delivering enhanced odds on the biggest events the Priority Prices innovation will see William Hill offer punters the opportunity, via a simple registration process, to gain advance notice of standout odds on the biggest sporting events.
Whether you bet with williamhill.com in-shop or via your mobile, you will be able to sign-up for advanced alerts – ahead of the rest of the world – on each Priority Price offer.
To sign-up for Priority Prices alerts either:
Kate Miller, spokeswoman for William Hill, said: ‘’This is a first for the betting industry where subscribed customers can gain advance notification on enhanced odds ahead of the rest of the gambling community. It’s free to sign-up and we’re committed to only offering industry-best odds. It’s another weapon to add to any punters’ armoury.’’
William Hill is only able to offer a limited number of Priority Prices for each event, but as part of this very special scheme, William Hill will be keeping its customers informed on Priority Prices release dates, number of bets available at that price, as well as regular updates on how many bet numbers remain available. So join the club and take advantage of these unmissable odds by signing up to Priority Prices from Saturday 15th September.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT THE WILLIAM HILL PRESS TEAM: PRESSTEAM@WILLIAMHILL.CO.UKBack to top
We would be pleased to meet you at the Barcelona Affiliate Conference 2012
We regret to inform you that William Hill has taken a decision to withdraw all of its online betting and gaming services at www.williamhill.com for all residents of Belgium for the foreseeable future.
williamhill.com, Europe’s leading online sports betting and gaming business, has signed an initial two-year deal with the Scottish FA to become an ‘official supporter’ of the Scotland national football team.
The agreement further strengthens the company’s ties with Scottish football.
The firm already sponsor the William Hill Scottish Cup and is the ‘Official betting partner’ of the Scottish Premier League (SPL)’.
williamhill.com has issued odds for Scotland’s opening match - against Serbia. The bookies make Scotland 11/8 favourites, Serbia can be backed at 6/4 – with the draw on offer at 9/4. Craig Levein’s men are rated 7/1 shots to qualify for the World Cup and 16/1 to top Group A.
“It’s really exciting to be involved with the Scottish national team,’ said William Hill Chief Marketing Officer, Kristof Fahy, ‘The road to Rio is going to be fascinating – and we’re hoping to support the Scottish national team all the way to a place in the World Cup finals in 2014.’
‘We’re delighted to have williamhill.com as an official supporter of our national team,’ said Campbell Ogilvie, President of the Scottish FA, ‘They’ve already shown a strong commitment to Scottish football - with their sponsorship of the William Hill Scottish Cup and their partnership with the SPL, and this further cements their position as one of the biggest supporters of Scottish football.’
The deal, which comes into immediate effect, will see William Hill benefit from a wide range of sponsorship rights, including advertising, branding, hospitality, and exclusive Scotland imagery and content.Back to top
William Hill Bingo is ‘Appy’ to announce the launch of a brand new app for Android smart phones, where the full bingo experience can now be enjoyed on the move. There is a choice of Bingo rooms to play in and tickets can be purchased and big prizes played for in the same way as the desktop version. There are two fantastic mini-games within the bingo rooms and the chat facility is also available so users can keep in touch with fellow roomies. Developed from the same Virtue Fusion software as the desktop site, the William Hill Bingo Mobile App is easy to download and the account is easy to manage, either from a phone or online via a PC or laptop. The App features the same rooms that players access from a computer so William Hill Bingo can offer the same fantastic promotions on the App, such as Free Bingo all day on Thursdays and Buy One Get One Free all day on Saturdays. William Hill spokeswoman Jennie Prest said, “It was important to us to bring the same Bingo experience from the desktop over to the mobile and our new app now gives the William Hill Bingo community all the same features they love, wherever and however they choose to play.” To celebrate the new app, William Hill is offering New Players of William Hill Bingo a £25 bonus when they spend £10 cash on bingo tickets within seven days of signing up. Any cash winnings made with this can be withdrawn. Back to top
Net Revenue Up 11% and Operating Profit Up 14% Driven by Innovation and Investment
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Ralph Topping, Chief Executive of William Hill, commented:
"We have seen a strong performance in our multi-channel UK business in the first half, with a good performance from both OTC and machines in Retail, and with our focus on innovation and investment continuing to deliver outstanding growth at William Hill Online. Mobile remains a top priority and continues to outperform our expectations.
The William Hill Sportsbook app, which has been top-ranked since its launch in the Apple App Store in mid-February, has delivered more than 40,000 new customers.
Our rapidly growing mobile business increased to 22% of our Online sports betting turnover and 11% of gaming net revenue in the first half.
"We have made good progress in the period on our strategy in expanding internationally, including being awarded an online licence in Spain. It was also very pleasing to be awarded the Nevada licences in June and to complete the acquisition of the three land-based sports betting businesses. Though their contribution to the Group today is small, they represent an important strategic step for William Hill as we look to build our international business.
"With further innovation to come, the Group is in good shape and the Board remains confident of its expectations for the full year."
Following the implementation of new Spanish government laws involving taxes on betting activities, William Hill Online will deduct the taxes from the profits of Revenue Share Affiliates as of August 1st, 2012.
For specific information about the regulations, please speak with your affiliate manager.Back to top
Following the implementation of new Italian government laws involving taxes on betting activities, William Hill Online will deduct the taxes from the profits of Revenue Share Affiliates as of August 1st, 2012.
For specific information about the regulations, please speak with your affiliate manager or click here.Back to top
We regret to inform you that due to German regulatory changes in Sports betting, William Hill has withdrawn its sports betting services for all residents of Germany from midnight on July 20th, 2012 and as a result will no longer accept traffic to its sports sites from there. For now, no other services will be affected (gaming services will operate as usual); please be sure to remove any sports banners and replace them with those promoting our other products, such as casino.
William Hill, the United Kingdom’s largest bookmaker, announced today that William Hill PLC and a number of its senior managers were unanimously granted non-restricted gaming licences by the Nevada Gaming Commission at a meeting held in Las Vegas on Thursday. A non-restricted licence is the highest tier of license in Nevada.
We are pleased to let you know about William Hill’s recent launch into Spain.
The best players in European Football will kick off a month of sporting action come Friday, June 8th and we want you with us every step of the way.
Our newest selection of eye-catching tools feature all the latest bonuses and hot offers and will be updated automatically during the games.
You can find them ready to use on affutd.com, under the ‘Marketing tools’ section.
Please note - it is important that you use only the most recent tools available as older versions may not accurately promote the current offers. In addition, we’ve prepared some amazing live odds banners – speak to your affiliate manager to get them – they are more than happy to help.
Click here to learn more about what William Hill offers its punters for the upcoming competition! As always, please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Wishing you a successful month!Back to top
We are pleased to announce that William Hill has recently launched Sports betting in Italy. This is another step in our strong penetration into the Italian market where our offerings continue to grow at a rapid rate. Today, William Hill offers a wide variety of products in Italy including Bingo and Live Casino games. Sports betting further expands the choices available to Italian gamers with the same odds as in the UK!
With nearly 80 years in the industry, we now offer those in the Italian market an unparalleled selection of bets, news and advantageous odds on Italian and international competitions in a wide variety of sports including football, tennis and basketball.
Available every day of the week, Italian bettors can choose any number of bet types, with Live In-Play betting allowing bettors to place a bet on games as they happen.Back to top
The UK’s leading bookmaker, William Hill, were this week honoured at the industry’s Betview Awards when crowned Bookmaker of the Year as well as taking the category of ‘Chain of the Year’.
William Hill were awarded the prestigious title of ‘Bookmaker of the Year’. The judging panel awarded this title to the bookmaker who has demonstrated all-round excellence as the industry’s best of the best. William Hill also won the category of ‘Chain of the Year’, given to the bookmaker with 20 outlets or more which operates with excellence whilst also enhancing the customers’ betting experience and making a positive contribution to staff and the industry as a whole.
Industry professionals attended the awards ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane to celebrate the tradition and excellence of the industry and reward the exemplary achievement put forth by their peers.
Ralph Topping, CEO for William Hill, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be honoured at the industry awards. There has been a cumulative effort across all of our channels to make us the best in the industry and bring an excellent betting product to our customers. Our results speak for themselves and this is now reflected in the recognition we have received from our peers.’’Back to top
- UK-based users of ScoreMobile FC app now able to bet in real time at the touch of a button
William Hill announces a partnership with Score Media Inc.,(TSX: SCR), allowing UK-based users of its ScoreMobile FC app to bet on live football matches at the touch of a button.
The partnership with the UK’s leading sports betting and gaming provider enables users of ScoreMobile FC to place bets with their iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows smartphones via their williamhill.com account.
Users can keep up-to-date with all the latest live football events on the ScoreMobile FC app and then place a bet on their selection via the integrated William Hill mobile tab.
The free app from the makers of ScoreMobile, a leading free sports app worldwide, offers detailed football coverage covering leagues and cup competitions from across the globe. It is one of three mobile apps from Score Media Inc, with ScoreMobile FC, ScoreMobile and SportsTap receiving 3.6 million combined unique visitors every month.
David Bazak from williamhill.com added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with ScoreMobile FC, an innovative product with huge relevance for our own customer base. Being able to stay up-to-date with the latest news, statistics and scores is crucial during live in-play betting, which makes ScoreMobile FC a perfect companion for William Hill and our customers.”
“The ScoreMobile FC app allows our users to keep right up-to-date with the scores in more than 100 leagues across the globe – and now they can place a seamless bet via the UK’s number one bookmaker, William Hill,” said Benjie Levy, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Score Media Inc. “We’re really excited about this new partnership - and we believe the integration of betting into our app makes ScoreMobile FC a must have for all football fans across the UK.
” The betting feature is available only to UK-based users of ScoreMobile FC on iPhone and BlackBerry now, with Windows Phone coming soon. ScoreMobile FC can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes App Store, BlackBerry App World and Windows Phone Marketplace or visit www.scoremobile.com for more information.Back to top
Meet us at Stand A20 in the iGaming Super Show (iGSS),
May 22-25, 2012, Dublin, Ireland.
William Hill is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the event!Back to top
Following certain changes in regulations, William Hill is modifying its policies regarding players who reside in Australia.
William Hill and our affiliated brands will no longer accept new registrations from players registered in Australia. For the moment, however, on-going activities from existing customers registered in Australia will continue as normal and related revenue will be paid accordingly.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your loyalty and patience. Please rest assured that except for new customers residing in Australia we are continuing to operate as normal, and as such, you will continue to receive affiliate payments linked to players’ activity.Back to top
William Hill PLC announces its Q1/2012 results.
Key financial highlights:
Key operational highlights to date
Following our successful penetration into the Italian Market in July 2011, William Hill is further expanding its offering to players in Italy by launching its Live Casino.
Live Casino delivers the ultimate interactive and fun activity with live Roulette and Blackjack where our professional and personable Dealers keep the action going while bringing the games to life. Enhancing the live feel of the games, players can interact with the Dealers or with other players at the table via chat.
A welcome bonus up to €300 will be offered, boosting the player’s bankroll and extending their fun.
Don’t miss this opportunity! Download the new Live Casino Italy Marketing Tools now and let your players experience the thrills of Live Casino from the comfort of their homes.
In addition, be sure to watch for the Italian opening of William Hill Sports.Back to top
William Hill’s 2011 Final Results: Continued strong momentum in 2011 driven by innovation and investment
Ralph Topping, Chief Executive of William Hill, commented: "This is a very positive performance, particularly in a year without a significant international football tournament and with a c£9m increase in VAT payments as a result of the rate change. It reflects the underlying strength of the business and benefits from our innovations and investments. Our strategic focus continues to be on developing our products to enhance the customer experience, on broadening and strengthening our channels to maximize our customer reach and on developing the business internationally. In the last year, we have built on the momentum and success of 2010 by further expanding our Online offering through new mobile and text-betting channels and are continuing to invest in innovations to enhance the customer experience across all channels.
“We have great confidence that, as a multi-channel gambling company with a strong management team, we are well placed to leverage the advantages of the William Hill brand. We believe there are more opportunities to grow in our core market in the UK and also for the business to expand internationally beyond our traditional roots as more governments open up their regulated gambling markets. We will, therefore, seek to invest selectively in taking our brand and our capabilities beyond the UK over the coming years.”Back to top
The UK and Europe's leading gaming and sports betting business, William Hill, has agreed a two and a half year deal with The Football Association to become an ‘Official Supporter' of the England football team, and ‘Official Supporter' and ‘Official Betting Partner' of The FA Cup.
The deal with the FA, the first of its type for the betting industry, comes into effect on January 7, 2012* and continues through to the end of The FA and FIFA World Cups in 2014. The agreement features a wide and unique range of image rights, advertising and promotional opportunities.
Ralph Topping, Chief Executive of William Hill said "We have been looking for sponsorship opportunities from which we can reward and engage with our customers for the events they most enjoy. This deal with The FA will help us to achieve our objectives of developing the prominence of our brand and increasing market share in all our business channels.
"Our ‘Official Betting Partner' status of The FA Cup complements our existing partnership with the Scottish Football Association and our sponsorship of the Scottish Cup with which we are already extremely delighted and it becomes a welcome addition to our quality range of sponsorships within **darts, snooker and racing.
"The next two and a half years are an exciting time for UK football and we're delighted to now be part of all of those events." Kristof Fahy, Chief Marketing Officer for William Hill said "This is an excellent deal for both parties and it gives us some very good opportunities to develop our brand across a wide variety of channels. The England and FA Cup branding and imagery will enable William Hill (including via williamhill.com) to promote its services and products that we can offer to our Casino, Games, Sportsbook, Bingo and Poker customers.
"Henry Birch Chief Executive Officer of williamhill.com said "The deal with The FA is an excellent one for williamhill.com as it provides us with a strong platform for our brands and products both in the UK and internationally.
"Peter Daire, The FA's Head of Sponsorship said "We are delighted to have William Hill on board. They have a strong track record in sports sponsorship and a considerable online and high street presence that will enable us to strengthen our communication platforms for England and The FA Cup. In return, William Hill will benefit from an association with two of the highest-profile football sponsorship properties in the world."Back to top
William Hill Online has been crowned operator of the year at the 2011 eGaming Review operator awards– beating shortlisted nominees including Bet 365, Betfair and 888 to win the coveted trophy.
World Snooker is delighted to announce that williamhill.com has signed a deal to become the title sponsor of snooker’s UK Championship.
Europe’s leading online betting firm, who offer the widest range of sports betting and gaming products in the market, will support the BBC-televised nine-day snooker extravaganza.
Snooker’s second biggest ranking event and a firm fixture on the sporting calendar since 1977, the williamhill.com UK Championship starts this Saturday at the Barbican in York and runs until the following Sunday, 11th of December.
This year’s williamhill.com UK Championship will feature 32 of the best players in the World – including the reigning world champion and defending UK champion John Higgins. the current world number one Mark Selby, and the recent Premier League winner Ronnie O’Sullivan.
Other former world champions who’ll be playing in York include Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, Neil Robertson,
Mark Williams, Graeme Dott, and Shaun Murphy Kristof Fahy, Chief Marketing Officer at William Hill said “The UK Championship is one of the crown jewels in the world of snooker and we’re delighted to put our name to such a prestigious event.”
“William Hill is a worldwide brand and our sponsorship of the UK Championship gives us the opportunity to promote our online and mobile betting products to a global audience.”
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said "We're delighted to welcome William Hill as the new title sponsor of the UK Championship. Having worked with their team at the Grand Slam of Darts I know they are a fantastic company, so it's fitting that they're sponsoring one of snooker's biggest tournaments.
"The UK Championship is one of the highlights of the snooker calendar and receives outstanding exposure through coverage on BBC and across the world, providing exceptional brand exposure for the sponsor to hundreds of millions of fans globally.”
"It promises to be a superb tournament with 32 of the best players in the world gunning for the title."
**Coverage of the williamhill.com UK Championship on BBC starts at 1pm this Saturday, 3rd December. Tickets for the event are on sale now - for details call 0844 854 2757 or visit www.worldsnooker.com/tickets
William Hill PLC (LSE: WMH) (William Hill or the Group) announces its Interim Management Statement for the 13 weeks ended 27 September 2011 (the period or Q3). All comparisons are with the equivalent 13-week period in 2010 (Q3 2010).
The key financial highlights of the period were as follows: Group net revenue grew by 2% and was up 5% in the year to date; Retail net revenue decreased by 3% and was flat in the year to date; Online net revenue grew by 28% and was 25% up in the year to date; and Group Operating profit(1) was 22% lower in the period, 3% lower in the year to date.
Ralph Topping, Chief Executive, commented:
"We have delivered a solid performance in Q3, in spite of a highly competitive market place and a tough consumer environment. We continue to invest in product, pricing and innovation, bringing customers the best high street and online betting and gaming experience.
Pleasingly, Online net revenue growth accelerated in the quarter, as did underlying amounts staked over-the-counter in Retail, and our long-term track record of growth in machines continued in Q3. Internationally, the initial performance of William Hill Online's new Italian casino website is beating expectations having taken around 8-9% market share and we are the most successful of the non-domestic new entrants.
The Q3 margin is broadly in line with our long-term average for this quarter but is below the unusually high margin seen in Q3 2010, driven up by football results. Accordingly, Group profits are lower year-on-year, primarily as a result of this and the planned significant increase in Online investment.
With our leading brand, strong technology, differentiated products and understanding of our consumer, we have a unique opportunity right now to invest to take market share. In the UK, we will be trialling second-generation Storm gaming machines, new self-service betting terminals and high-definition video walls in the shops before the end of the year. Across Europe, we are now investing in a highly focused way in key territories such as Italy and Spain for the long-term benefit of the business."Back to top
Multi-platform, integrated agreement with William Hill across TV, mobile and online William Hill, one of the UK’s leading sports betting providers, has signed on to be the exclusive sponsor of ESPN’s televised UK coverage of Italy’s Serie A, the Russian Premier League and the Dutch Eredivisie as part of an integrated, multi-platform affiliation with European football. The deal, booked through media and planning buying agency the7stars, demonstrates ESPN’s ability to deliver value to brands and advertisers with international scale and relevance, as well as local precision.
The bookmaker will sponsor all of ESPN’s televised match coverage – live, delayed and highlights – of three of Europe’s leading domestic football leagues, with pre- and end-break TV bumpers. The sponsorship also extends to ESPN’s various preview and review TV shows around the leagues.
Reflecting ESPN’s ability to connect fans and brands to leading leagues and competitions via multiple platforms and devices, William Hill will also be the exclusive UK betting partner for the sports media company’s forthcoming mobile app for football news and information site, ESPNsoccernet. Further details will be announced at a later date. As well as display advertising, William Hill will be integrated into the app with a ‘bet now’ button enabling users to place bets on football action as it happens.
Completing the multi-platform deal, William Hill will run display banners and rich-media ads online with ESPNsoccernet.
Kristof Fahy, Chief Marketing Officer, William Hill, said: “ESPN is one of the leading names in sports media and we’re really looking forward to working with them. This multi-platform deal will enable us to promote our brand and services to millions of sports fans across the UK, while our mobile betting partnership with ESPN looks like a real winner.”
Alan Fagan, director advertising sales, ESPN EMEA: “Our multi-platform coverage of Europe’s top football leagues is a popular part of the ESPN offering to fans and brands alike. Our agreement with William Hill, one of the UK’s leading brands, reflects how we can deliver value to top-flight advertisers, connecting them with loyal and passionate UK football fans across multiple screens. ESPN has an unrivalled ability to serve advertisers with local precision and solutions in the UK, and in markets around the world.”
This season, ESPN connects both fans and advertisers to football action from across Europe and the rest of the world. The sports media company screens live action from the Barclays Premier League, FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, UEFA Europa League, Bundesliga, Serie A, Eredivisie and Russian Premier League. ESPN also screens games from the MLS, summer tournaments including the Copa America and Emirates Cup, international friendlies, UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers and friendlies featuring Germany and France.Back to top
William Hill, the UK’s No.1 bookmaker, has signed a seven-figure deal with the Scottish FA to become the title sponsor of the Scottish Cup. The three-year partnership means the famous cup competition will be renamed the William Hill Scottish Cup. William Hill, which operates over 300 betting shops in Scotland and a total of 2364 across the UK and Ireland, is already the official betting partner of the Scottish Premier League. The Scottish Cup sponsorship deal reaffirms their strong association with Scottish football. The agreement will also allow the bookmaker to showcase its online, mobile and retail products to Scottish football fans the length and breadth of the country. The William Hill Scottish Cup first round draw will take place in Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre on Monday, August 29, at 10am. The draw will be conducted by last year's victorious captain, Celtic's Scott Brown, the Scottish FA President, Campbell Ogilvie, and Kristof Fahy, William Hill’s Group Brand and Marketing Director. Stewart Regan, Scottish FA Chief Executive, said: "We are proud to have a leading brand like William Hill as sponsor of the Scottish Cup for the next three seasons. The new 2011/12 William Hill Scottish Cup begins in just a few weeks' time and with the competition now securing a new sponsor, we can now look forward another exciting season ahead." Gareth Davis, Chairman of William Hill PLC, said: “It seems fitting for the most established and biggest bookmaker in Scotland to be attached to the oldest Association trophy in world football and we at William Hill consider it an honour to be able to put our name to the Scottish Cup.” Back to top
The start of the Premier League means betting delight for millions of football fans as they enjoy Racing Post and William Hill’s latest app - Football Bet.
William Hill, the UK’s leading sports betting and gaming providers, have unveiled their game changing new mobile site. The new site mobet.williamhill.com is available to use on all mobile devices with internet capability and features some exciting new developments.
Some of the new features on mobet.williamhill.com include;
- Quicker connection.
- Access to the same odds and markets as online users.
- Easy and quick registration.
- Easy to view account with identifiable icons.
- Enhanced racecards with Racing Post information and silks.
- Innovative ways to make sports selections using interactive markets
- Specially designed sports scoreboards – with engaging commentaries.
William Hill have made huge strides in the mobile sector over the last 12 months and recently reported an 800% increase in year-on-year turnover. The new site, which was developed alongside leading mobile developers Mobenga, gives punters access to over 500,000 markets every week, the Racing Post App, Shake-A-Bet, Match Predictor and Mobile Casino.
‘We’ve taken time to develop our new mobile site, and we believe it’s now the best in the marketplace,’ Michael Byrne Head of Mobile at William Hill, ‘The new site has already received rave reviews in the media and we believe it will be a big hit with British punters.’
To celebrate the launch of their new mobile product, William Hill will refund all losing bets placed on mobile on horses who finish second at ‘Glorious Goodwood’ this week. **
‘It’s an incredible offer and one that should appeal to customers using our exciting new mobile site.’
**Refund is a free bet up to the value of £50/€50, available the following morning for a wager on that day’s Goodwood meeting, with Saturday’s action giving a credit available for all Sunday racing.Back to top
The UK betting giant William Hill enters the Italian market by launching its Italian licensed Online Casino on July 18.
Milan, July 13th – William Hill, the UK’s leading sports betting and gaming providers, have confirmed their plans to enter the Italian online market.
The countdown to the millionth bet on the Racing Post App has reached its final stage – with the Racing Post and their betting partners William Hill both expecting the milestone bet to be placed on Saturday – and to celebrate this momentous occasion William Hill are going to give the millionth bettor a £1,000 free bet.
Affiliates United team would like to thank you all for taking your time to visit our stand during iGaming Super Show in Dublin last week.
We enjoyed meeting you and looking forward to working with our new affiliates as well as with our existing ones!
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Dublin. Wednesday, 25th May 2011.
William Hill, one of the world’s leading sports betting and gaming providers, has launched a brand new Irish site. The new site will offer Irish punters an unrivalled number of betting opportunities on a wide variety of global and local sporting events.
The firm spent over a year developing their Irish site, with the aim of competing with their rivals for a slice of the estimated €1 billion Irish online betting and gaming market.
William Hill Online, who won the ‘betview award for best online site’ this year, will offer Irish punters over 500,000 betting oppotunities every week on a whole host of events including GAA, football, horse racing, rugby, golf, motor sports, US sports and a wide range of Irish novelty markets.
The site will also offer Irish players a huge variety of gaming experiences, including bingo, poker, casino, live casino, vegas and slot games, while those who fancy themselves as the next Gordon Gekko can indulge themselves at William Hill Online’s new financial site called ‘Day Trader’.
Mobile betting is a huge growth area for the company, with William Hill Online reporting an 800% increase in their mobile turover this year. Hills will offer their Irish customers four different mobile apps –Mobile sportsbook, Racing App (Racing Post/WilliamHill), Shake-A-Bet and Match predictor.
“We’re really excited about our new Irish venture and we’re confident it will be a huge hit with Irish punters,’ said Tony Kenny, Head of International Public Relations at William Hill, “The site itself took a year to design, develop and test, but all good things take time.’
William Hill, who also operate 52 retail betting shops in Ireland, already employs a number of Irish people and are looking to recruit more Irish sports enthusiasts.
“We already have around twenty Irish people working for William Hill Online and with further global expansions planned, we’ll be looking for more top quality Irish staff to join our energetic team,” said Kenny.Back to top
William Hill Online has scooped the ‘2011 Online Company of the Year Award’ at the prestigious Betview Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane on Tuesday night.
The awards, which have come to be known as the ‘Oscars’ for the betting industry, honour and recognise industry professionals on their exemplary achievement, ingenuity, creativity and overall hard work within the UK and ROI betting and gaming industry.
A record number of entries were submitted for the 2011 awards ceremony by leading professionals in the industry and the Betview Award 2011 finalists and winners were selected through a stringent judging process.
William Hill Online was selected as the winner in the category of ‘Online Company of the Year’. The judging panel awarded this prestigious award to the online company which has created the most innovative and easy-to-use online betting experience.
Henry Birch, CEO of William Hill Online, said ‘This is a fantastic achievement for William Hill Online. In winning the ‘Online Company of the Year Award’ it recognises the contribution of every single employee in the company - irrespective of function or location.’
‘Thanks to Betview magazine, our efforts to continuously improve our customers’ betting experience have been recognised. It was a proud night for everyone at William Hill Online.’
‘All our winners represent the very best that the British and Irish betting industry has to offer - excellence in customer service and social responsibility coupled with tremendous business acumen and innovative thinking,’ said Justin O’Regan, editor of Betview Magazine. ‘These Awards demonstrate why betting operators have an integral role to play in our communities providing as they do an outstanding leisure experience for customers from all walks of life.’
About William Hill Online
Online gaming and betting is a fast-moving, growing business. William Hill was one of the earliest to enter the market, accepting our first internet bets in 1998, and we are the most profitable online betting operation in the UK, with over one million active online customer account holders. Our online business caters for all gambling and gaming customers, offering casino, poker, bingo, a range of skill games and, of course, sports betting.
Key facts about William Hill Online
About the Betview Magazine
Betview was launched in October 2007 as a monthly business to business magazine for the betting industry.
Betview is delivered free to over 10,000 betting premises, group head offices, gaming providers, decision makers and influencers in the betting industry in the UK and Republic of Ireland and is the only monthly sport TV listings magazine tailored to the sports betting market with all the key fixtures for the month ahead, making it a vital business tool for the trade.
In addition, Betview provides industry news, views and opinions plus interviews with industry leaders and sporting features.
In March 2009 Betview firmly established its market place by launching its own Betview Awards 2009 – currently the only industry led awards for the betting and gaming industry.Back to top
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It has just been announced that William Hill Online is now listed as one of the 2010 Experian Hitwise UK TOP 10 Award Programmes for its outstanding Casino, Games and Sports websites!
The annual Experian Hitwise UK Top 10 Awards recognises excellence in online performance across several important fields, including popularity, and across 160+ major online industries.
Results of the Experian Hitwise UK Online Performance Awards are based on the internet usage of more than 8 million UK internet users.
All winners boast the greatest number of visits throughout 2010 in their given online industry.
About Experian Hitwise
Experian Hitwise is the leading global online competitive intelligence service, helping clients protect and increase their market share through the application of internet measurement data.
Experian Hitwise measures the largest sample of internet users - 25 million worldwide, including 10 million in the United States. This sample size allows clients to understand internet behaviour and competitive activity through data that is unmatched in timeliness, depth and breadth. For more information go to http://www.hitwise.com/uk/2010-annual-awards/2010-winners
A new exclusive offer from William Hill!
Between March 15 and April 15 William Hill Casino Club will be offering a fantastic £30 bonus to its UK new players.
The offer will be broadcasted by an extensive TV campaign, assuring maximum exposure.
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Prestige Casino has under gone a vigorous refurbishment & we want you to share in the success with us!
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The new Prestige Casino offers a flash version for instant play as well as a download version, with emphasis on the “Game of the Month” concept bringing retention rates through the roof.
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William Hill, has launched a brand new Android app for its mobile customers.
The new application, which contains new features and enhanced graphics, will allow Android users to access over 40,000 pre match, in-play and speciality markets from William Hill Online on a daily basis.
In brief, it means android users can now place bets and manage their William Hill sportsbook account via their handset.
William Hill and the Racing Post are also delighted to announce the launch of the android version of their horse racing app. More than 200,000 punters have already downloaded the Racing Post/William Hill Iphone version and the joint partners are expecting strong results from their Android version.
William Hill Poker has just announced a new gross revenue deal for Poker.
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To take advantage of our fantastic offer or receive more details contact our Poker manager
Affiliates United is proud to reintroduce one of our all time favourites.
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Join us in promoting the much anticipated re-launch of Skykings and share in what will surely be yet another Affiliates United success story!Back to top
William Hill and shop manager Jane Noble were the stars of the show last night at the prestigious Betview 2010 Awards, the betting industry’s own “Oscar’s” event.
We landed three of the top awards, including the flagship title of “Bookmaker of the Year”.Jane Noble from Darlington was acclaimed “Betting Shop Manager of the Year” in front of 500 industry people at a glittering dinner at London’s Hilton Park Lane hotel. William Hill was also named “Betting chain of the year”.
“These awards are an important industry accolade,” says Ralph Topping, Chief Executive, and are justly deserved recognition of the commitment shown every day by every one of our 16,000 employees. We’ve faced tough times in the last year but, by putting the customer at the heart of everything we do, we’re raising the bar for industry excellence.
There were 13 titles awarded last night at the second Betview awards event. In 2009, William Hill won two accolades - “Betting Shop Manager of the Year” for Bambos Charalambous and “Most Creative Marketing Campaign’’ for the banter booth. We were also shortlisted in 2010 for “Online Betting Company of the Year” and again for “Most Creative Marketing CampaignBack to top