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Wednesday, May 15


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William Hill posts higher revenue, boosted by online and U.S. strength

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William Hill posts higher revenue, boosted by online and U.S. strength. ReutersMay 15, 2019, 6:18 AM GMT. May 15 (Reuters) - British bookmaker William Hill Plc reported higher revenue for the year to April 30 on Wednesday, as the success of its online business and operations in the United States offset weak retail performance back home. The company, which serves punters through betting shops, sports books, online and mobile channels in eight countries, said overall revenue rose 2% and online revenue grew 8% as it benefited from the Sweden-based Mr Green & Co acquisition. (Reporting by Sangameswaran S in Bengaluru; Editing by Bernard Orr). What to read next.

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Tuesday, May 14


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William Hill advert linked betting to sexual success

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An advert for a betting firm seen on the dating app Tinder has been banned for linking gambling to sexual success. The ad for William Hill, which was sent as a message to users, read: "Stuck in the friend zone? You won't be for much longer if you use this Cheltenham [horse racing] free bet offer." "We considered that the text... suggested that those who gambled would be more likely to develop a friendship into a sexual relationship and therefore linked gambling with sexual success," it said. The firm said customers who signed up would "enter into a relationship with William Hill", and the advert was supposed to relate this to the nature of the business they were advertising on - Tinder.

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Wednesday, May 08


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William Hill share price: what to expect from its Q1 results

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CFD trading may not be suitable for everyone and can result in losses that exceed your deposits, so please consider our Risk Disclosure Notice and ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. William Hill share price: what to expect from its Q1 results. 2018 was a challenging year for William Hill, with regulatory decisions in the UK and US markets providing clarity that helped the bookmaker set a new five-year strategy and a goal to double its profits by 2023. US sports betting key to William Hill success. Since the US Supreme Court undid a century of American opposition to sports betting by legalising the practice last year, the roll out across the 50 states has been rather lacklustre, according to William Hill’s US digital present Ken Fuchs. But William Hill has been aggressive in setting up operations in states that have reacted quickly to the relaxing of rules grabbing significant market share early on. So far, US existing business has delivered an 42% increase in net revenue and 91% adjusted operating profit growth (in local currency), with William Hill live in six states and access secured to an additional 17 states in total which the company plans to bring online this year as soon as possible.

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Monday, April 29


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Kambi Group plc to provide Sportsbook for William Hill Sweden

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In March, William Hill announced plans to enter Sweden and, in order to gain speed to market, has decided to rebrand its Kambi-powered Evoke Gaming site Redbet.se to become WilliamHill.se. Work is well underway to align the Kambi Sportsbook with William Hill’s product requirements with an initial product launch expected to take place imminently. For further information, please contact:. Kambi’s 20-plus customers include 888 Holdings, ATG, DraftKings, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Kindred Group, LeoVegas, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Rush Street Interactive. Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol "KAMBI".

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Monday, April 15


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William Hill US Presents Bettor James Adducci with $1,275,000 Check For Tiger Wood’s Masters Victory

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To celebrate the win, Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US, and Paul Hobson, General Manager of SLS, presented Mr. Adducci with a check for $1,275,000 (inclusive of the 1,190,00 payout plus the original 85,000 stake) at the William Hill Sports Book at SLS Casino on Monday, April 15. We congratulate both James and Tiger on their epic wins.”. James Adducci flew to Vegas on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, to make the wager on Tiger, his first sports bet ever, before flying right back home. In 2012, it established William Hill US with a focus on retail and mobile operations in Nevada, which is now the largest sports betting business in the USA.

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William Hill PLC (LON250:WMH) social chatter is higher than usual

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HAPPENING NOW: William Hill is presenting James Adducci of Wisconsin his $1.19 million he won from his $85,000 bet on Tiger Woods to win the Masters. He says it was his FIRST EVER SPORTS BET. Story coming. https://t.co/aeBgCl7VXh

Sunday, April 14


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William Hill PLC (LON250:WMH) social chatter is higher than usual

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Wow. Not sure who is happiest right now...Tiger Woods, NIKE, the guy bet $85,000 on Tiger at 14-1 at William Hill i… https://t.co/ha69pLVSqN

Tuesday, April 09


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William Hill PLC (LON250:WMH) social chatter is higher than usual

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Bettor makes big Tiger wager, moves line at William Hill, Woods now tied for second shortest odds to win Masters https://t.co/9sX4UnVY0m

Friday, April 05


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How William Hill is hoping to score in US sports betting market

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Think of William Hill and you probably think of the bookmaker's traditional high street betting shops or, perhaps, the Sports Book of the Year award it set up 30 years ago and has sponsored ever since. If Philip Bowcock gets his way, though, you might soon start to think of a UK gaming company that has expanded very successfully in the United States. Wiiliam Hill already had a presence in the US, having bought a business in Nevada in 2012, but, since the ban was lifted, other states have started to open up. According to Mr Bowcock, Americans are currently betting slightly larger sums of money on sports fixtures than British punters, but he expects in time that betting habits in the two countries will come into line. Other headaches included having to sell William Hill's business in betting-mad Australia in March last year after a government ban on extending credit to customers and ahead of an expected tax increase. If all that were not enough, Monday brought the introduction of stake limits on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs), the gaming machines on which all the traditional bookies have become increasingly reliant for their profits during recent years and which ensured that many otherwise unprofitable high street betting stores remained viable.

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Friday, March 01


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What to watch: £700m loss at William Hill, Shell facing prosecution, and WPP profits fall

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William Hill’s (WMH.L) revenue rose by a 2% to £1.6bn last year but the bookmaker swung to a loss of £721m. The group said the decline was largely down to a challenging trading backdrop on the UK high street. Chief executive Philip Bowcock said: “We have three businesses at different stages, with online growing in the UK and diversifying internationally, retail being remodelled in response to the new £2 stake limit, and rapid expansion in the US sports betting market.”. The energy giant said that it has been informed by the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (DPP) that it is nearing the conclusion of an investigation and is “preparing to prosecute Royal Dutch Shell.”.

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