William Hill affiliates told to halt promotions for unlicensed US-facing sites

William Hill, the UK gaming giant, is gently reminding its US-facing affiliates that promoting unlicensed gambling sites to American audiences is strictly forbidden. It's a sentiment that has a sound legal foundation and is backed up by nothing less than the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Late last week, the UK operator sent out…

William Hill nixes long shot bet from rugby punters

Gary Smeaton and Kris Shenton walked into their local William Hill outlet earlier this year with spirits soaring. After all, the two UK punters were getting ready to live out every sports bettor's fondest dream. The two men held a long shot winning ticket on rugby futures that was going to pay out $30,241 on…

William Hill set to open sportsbook in DC sports arena

UK bookmaker William Hill is about to go someplace that not many bookmakers ever get to go, the inside of a major US sports arena. According to published reports, construction is already underway on a William Hill outlet inside the Capitol One Sports Arena in Washington D.C. The arena, which is home to the NBA's…

William Hill stays ahead of UK slump with US success

William Hill, like all UK-facing gambling operators, is facing a genuine crisis on its home turf. Between new restrictions on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT) and regulators who are increasingly at ease issuing huge fines for infractions of all types, scratching out a profit is becoming increasingly difficult. But, against those long odds, William Hill is…

ASA spanks William Hill for being too sexy in gambling ad

Gambling can be a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some people it represents excitement. For others it represents cash and power. The one thing it cannot represent, to the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) anyways, is sexual success. In short, gambling operators may not suggest that using their goods and…

William Hill asks landlords for discounts in wake of FOBT changes

William Hill is one of the UK's biggest, and most successful, gambling operators. The sprawling company operates more than 2,000 retail shops, a very robust online presence, and is expanding its operations to the burgeoning US market. So why is it also asking the landlords of its brick-and-mortar shops for a massive reduction in rent?…

William Hill posts £722 million loss for 2018 but says everything is fine

UK bookmaking giant William Hill posted an astonishing £722 million ($948.5 million USD) loss in 2018, but company officials are writing off the losses and say everything is actually fine at the company. While this statement may seem counterintuitive to the layman, investors are largely accepting the situation, leaving William Hill stock prices largely unaffected…

William Hill settles suit against FanDuel in humorous fashion

Attorneys for UK bookmaker William Hill have resolved a very odd copyright infringement suit against FanDuel, their number one rival in the budding New Jersey sports betting market, according to a report from the Associated Press. It's the conclusion to an extremely odd story that neatly illustrates how closely the US sports betting industry resembles…

UK ad regulators drag gambling operators through regulatory minutiae

A pair of UK gambling operators are finding out just how easy it is for anyone in the UK to lodge a complaint about their advertising, no matter how absurd that complaint happens to be. Both William Hill and Unibet were subject to investigations from the UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that neatly illustrate why…

William Hill Offers Big Bucks in MRG Acquisition Attempt

William Hill is looking to acquire the Swedish operator MRG (formerly Mr Green) and they're willing to pay big bucks in an effort to get the deal done. Earlier this week, the UK-based mega-operator put in a bid of $2.2 billion Swedish Kroner ($306.7 million USD) for all of the company's outstanding shares and assets.…