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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Established in 1934, William Hill is one of the true betting pioneers. The football, horse, and greyhound zones are packed, with hundreds of betting options and races available every day. There are so many website languages, and customer support is accessible 24/7. It keeps adding betting features, like Bet Builder and Request a Bet, and you can win up to £2,000,000 in football's top leagues. If you asked me 7 years ago, I would have told you that William Hill is the thε world’s best sportsbook. However, today is a different story. Even though the winning limits are incredibly high, you will see your account restricted very fast if you are a successful bettor. Besides, the overall payout is below par, even for football betting. Finally, if you are not looking to bet on horse racing, you will not be dazzled by what is available. Overall, William Hill offers a solid product for UK sports, but I would like to see the sportsbook improve the international offering as well.

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