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WILLIAM HILL SUMMARY REVIEW
William Hill has established itself in the UK and Ireland as one of the most recognised, respected and trusted brands in the industry. The bookmaker employs more than 17,000 people in nine different countries and offers betting services via shops, online, phone and mobile. The business was formed in 1934 and has over 2,400 licensed betting shops across the UK. The company is equally impressive online with more than 500,000 betting opportunities on offer every week.
WILLIAM HILL SIGN UP FREE BONUS CODE
William Hill offer’s an enticing sign up offer whereby they will match your opening bet up to £25. This applies to new customers only and is claimed by registered with the website, using the free bet bonus promo code F25, Place your intended bet on any sport and then William Hill will give you a free bet to the value of your initial bet (limited to a max of £25).
WILLIAM HILL FREE BETTING BONUS PROMOTIONS
One thing that is not clear about the William Hill site is the availability of bonuses. In the football section there are a number of tabs on the top. The special tabs features one off bets relating to a managerial situation or team multiples while the tab for net-buster is unclear unless you are signed in. They do have an attractive offer whereby if you Place a football Accumulator of six or more selections and if you miss by one get your stake refunded as a free bet. The coupon section features additional bonuses such as double chance and in-game bonuses but is it not very clear to the untrained eye.
WILLIAM HILL BETTING ODDS AND MARKETS
William Hill are market leaders when it comes to football odds and are extremely competitive although like other plc.’s do they struggle with shareholder accountability ensuring that the margins are not as reduced as they could be. With the focus on the UK market the horse racing offering is quite strong and the company were one of the first to give odds on daily racing and as well as offering best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish meetings.
WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BETTING
William Hill covers all major sporting events and in addition to their strong football and horse racing offering you can get odds on Tennis, Golf, Snooker, GAA, Darts, Cricket, Rugby (league and union), Motor racing and UFC. You can bet on politics and novelty events. While the sports coverage is impressive so too is the football offering. All of the major European and world leagues are covered and there is also the possibility of live streams, in-play betting, tips and in-play radio for events and sports.
WILLIAM HILL HORSE RACING BETTING
Horse Racing features prominently on the William Hill website. There is a link on the top toolbar that takes you to the horse racing section where you can see the next three races. The horse racing section has a number of tabs. You can search by horses, Jockeys, future races, virtual races, special markets and the tote. Races cards from Ireland, UK, Europe and USA feature on the site and each meeting has a small previews, links to live horse racing streaming and the chance to see a replay of the race.
WILLIAM HILL LIVE STREAM
William Hill offers a live streaming service through their WHTV live streaming functionality. The company offers an extensive list of options with horse racing and football featuring prominently alongside snooker, rugby league, handball, basketball, cricket, darts, tennis and ice hockey. The service is available to users that have an account and are logged in.
The minimum system requirements for watching WHTV are:
- Windows 2000, XP or Vista.
- Adobe Flash Player, which you can download for free here
- Broadband internet connection (Speed of 500 kbps or higher)
- Firewall must be configured to accept the streaming content
WILLIAM HILL LIVE/IN-PLAY BETTING
In addition to their live streaming service, William Hill also offers in-play betting. While the two complement each other one is not a prerequisite for the other. The in-play schedule on William Hill is comprehensive, they have the latest matches on now, the time to those starting soonest and then the upcoming events for that day. You can order by time or sport. For the actual in-play event itself they have the time elapsed, the latest score and the latest win/lost/draw odds with additional odds available by clicking the + sign. You can also add a game to your favourites and follow it from there.
WILLIAM HILL CUSTOMER SUPPORT
William Hill offers 24/7 support for all their customers. You can contact them via phone, UK and International Freephone number and a number from those calling outside UK, they also have an email contact form (which allows for attachments, handy for any queries) and they also have a live chat zone. They have a good help section with answers to queries on registration and money movements as well as a popular FAQ section which is useful and sorted by relevance. They support 24 different languages on their website.
WILLIAM HILL TABLET , MOBILE BETTING AND APPS (iOS, Android)
William Hill have transitioned into the world of mobile betting with ease with more than a quarter of their bets coming via mobile devices. The app, available on android and Apple (iPhone/iPad) has many features, such as automatic log in and quick links to most popular bets. The same matching offer applicable to new sign ups is also available on mobile and tablets while the mobile internet webpage lacks the mobile integration of other bookmakers the apps more than make up for this.
WILLIAM HILL CONCLUSION
Overall the William Hill site is strong. The WHTV function looks good and the site has abandoned the sidebars that other sites use making it stand out more. The inability to locate additional bonuses easily was off-putting but the list of sports, games and in-play betting service help make up for this.