Double setback for William Hill

10 Dec 2016

setback William HillIt seems to be a transitional period for William Hill UK, who hasn’t yet find the new CEO, although there are a lot of candidates for the position, while they also lost the sponsorship of the Australian Open. At the first situation, GVC Holdings CEO Kenny Alexander and former Betfair COO Mark Brooker are the two names mentioned mostly about the CEO vacancy. But William Hill has not managed to convince anyone of them, or any other candidate to be hired, though a formal offer has not been made according to official sources. Former CEO James Henderson left the British bookmaker in July and since then the company’s Chairman, Gareth Davis, has been been involved in an intense quest.

As for the loss of the sponsorship at the Australian Open, the organizers of one of the most recognizable tennis event, have conformed that William Hill will not be offering the on-court signage because of the controversy surrounding gambling advertising in Australia, as well as the concerns for fixed matches in tennis that had been brought in the light of day. We should remind that William Hill was the official betting partner of the Australian Open in 2016.

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During the early years of online betting, being registered to William Hill’s website was considered a sign of prestige. One of the leading worldwide brands, Will Hill remains stable and secure, always reliable, by carrying the proud tradition of British bookmakers. They have also kept the traditional horse racing and greyhound betting. Football and other sports (especially minor leagues outside Britain) have been massively reworked through the years and are now considered one of their best suites. They remain a traditional choice for every punter, however we would like to see an increase in their limits on some less popular events.

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