William Hill Review
William Hill is by far one of the most respected names in the sports betting industry. Since its establishment in 1937, the bookmaker kept a sense of tradition, while managing to adapt to the constant development of the gambling world, especially with the rise of online betting. In June 2012 William Hill became the first European bookmaker awarded with a license to open shops in Nevada, thus being able to finalize the acquisition of Brandywine Bookmaking and expanding to the US market.
William Hill offers a moderately wide range of sports markets: football, tennis, ice hockey, boxing, basketball, snooker, and the more specific for the region: horse and greyhound racing, with detailed reports of each venue. The biggest games are always presented with loads of betting lines – every passionate bettor will find his betting way here. Odds can be displayed in the traditional fractional format, but the site allows changing it to decimals with just one mouse click.
William Hill provides a wide variety of deposit and withdrawal methods. It accepts currencies like the Canadian dollar, Euro, British Pound, U.S. dollar, Yen, Kroner, Singapore dollar and Swiss franc. Deposits made with these currencies are free of charge, unless they’re made through bank wire or postal orders.
Deposits can be made through several e-wallet services such as Neteller, Skrill and PayPal and all major worldwide and UK credit cards. Withdrawals can be made the same way, only with different timescales. Debit Cards and bank wire withdrawals will be processed in up to 5 working days, postal orders up to 10 days. That’s why it’s better to use either e-wallet, if you want your transaction to be accomplished as fast as possible. Maximum winnings depend on the type of sport you bet on, for example horse racing has a maximum set at 1 million GBP, greyhound racing at 100,000 GBP, while the minimum deposit was set at 1 GBP.
Casino & Poker Room
The company is not only a betting legend, but also a pioneer on the casino game market. William Hill offers over 150 casino games, from mahjong to slots and card games, as well as a poker room. The bookmaker offers monthly loyalty bonuses up to 20% of your deposit. William Hill doesn’t attract much of a super high-stakes crowd for the poker room, nor does it do too well with promotions.
Customer Support gives you access to help via call center (free service in the UK), e-mail (usually answered within 45 minutes) and live assistance through live chat. One of the strongest points that also helps them enlarge their customer base, is the About Us section, which gives great introduction both to selected betting services and to the gambling world in general.
After opening an account the bookmaker offers you various bonuses; all you have to do is enter a code during the registration process. Residents of some countries can’t benefit from sign-up bonuses: China, Romania, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Slovenia, Moldova or France. Many bettors choose the bookmaker based on bonuses and promotions, and sometimes its country regulations just don’t allow room for too much liberty in this area. William Hill allows bettors from those countries to open accounts, yet not receiving bonuses.