888 to acquire William Hill properties in $3 billion deal

888, one of the top gambling operators in the world, is entering a deal with Caesars Entertainment to purchase William Hill's non-US properties for £2.2 billion ($3 billion USD). It's a move that will greatly expand 888's UK footprint and will put a nice chunk of change into the coffers of Caesars, as they focus…

Caesars selling off non-US William Hill assets

Caesars Entertainment's recent purchase of the UK operator William Hill came with some extra baggage that's just not needed when your goal is dominating the US market. That excess baggage comes in the form of 1,400 retail betting shops scattered throughout the UK, and it's set to be auctioned to the highest bidder in the…

Caesars’ William Hill acquisition completed

Caesars Entertainment has completed its blockbuster William Hill acquisition after months of negotiations and legal wrangling. The $3.7 billion (USD) deal will see Caesars taking over William Hill's sports betting operations in the United States and puts the company in a position to dominate the rapidly growing regulated US sports betting market. The deal was…

William Hill purchases BetAlfa to enter Colombian online gambling market

UK operator William Hill is making a major move on the South American online gambling market with its recent purchase of a large stake in BetAlfa, a licensed Colombian operator. It's believed that purchase is just the first step in what appears to be a major effort to plant the William Hill flag in the…

Caesars finalizes $3.75 billion William Hill purchase

Caesars Entertainment is shaking up the regulated US sports betting market with the purchase of UK operator William Hill. The blockbuster deal has Caesars shelling out a whopping $3.75 billion for William Hill's operations in a deal that has major ramifications for US gaming markets. At the core of this deal is Caesars' desire to…

Caesars readies William-Hill purchase

Caesars Entertainment is currently readying a bid to purchase UK operator and US sports betting giant William-Hill for $3.7 billion. It's a massive deal that would shift the tectonic plates of the US gambling market and would likely have a ripple effect in the UK as well. On Monday, officials from Caesars confirmed that they…

William Hill shutters 119 UK betting shops

William Hill is shutting the doors on 119 gaming shops in the UK in a move that's meant to mitigate the train-wreck damage of the COVID-19-infected world economy. The company is actually in pretty good shape considering the global pandemic and its impact on any gambling operator with land-based exposure. Part of William Hill's long-term…

William Hill suffers bad break after chess odds approval

William Hill's oddsmakers thought they'd found a workaround to the problem that's vexing sportsbooks across the planet. What can punters wager on when professional and collegiate sports have been cancelled on nearly every country on the planet? Then they stumbled across the Candidates Tournament. The Candidates Tournament is an international chess tournament that's been taking…

CBS Sports signs on William Hill for ‘strategic partnership’

CBS Sports and William Hill are entering into a strategic partnership that will have the international bookmaker providing sports betting content across the network's sports media properties. It's a huge deal that represents the closest embrace of sports betting by one of America's big three networks and is an equally huge opportunity for William Hill.…

William Hill takes over Circus Circus sportsbook

William Hill is expanding its US footprint with the takeover of sports betting operations at the storied Circus Circus Casino in Las Vegas. It's yet another sign that UK operators are looking to the expanding US sports betting market to help cover the hits they're taking under severe new regulatory burdens in the UK. The…