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William Hill

Rating of Sportsbook William Hill is 4 Stars

William Hill Review

Bookmaker Name: West Coast Wagers
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Bookmaker Review of William Hill
2006/09/26 - Updated by Brian Taylor

William Hill has today taken steps to cease accepting business from US clients for the foreseeable future.

2006/09/06 - Review by Ira Nanson

Founded in 1934, William Hill are a profound and impressive gaming authority in the UK and built a large network comprising of 2000 betting shops. In 1996 they established themselves on the worldwide market thanks to internet gaming and are now ranked amongst the top bookmaker shops in the industry and specialize in legal off-track wagering.

The sportsbook software is provided by Ash Gaming, Dynamite Idea and Eclipse Gaming.

The websiste offers:

  • Lowest minimum stakes: only £0.01pence online and £5 for telephone wagering - no maximum (GBP) ;
  • Live Podcast service covering horse racing, greyhounds and football ;
  • Live audio commentary for horse and dog racing plus the latest news and odds covering most major sporting events ;
  • Debit/Credt card withdrawals: minimum £1 - maximum up to £10,000 per day, or equivalent in other currencies ;
  • Provide a varied choice of sporting events to suit most preferences, including the traditional baseball, basketball and football, to the not so common gaelic football, hurling, motorbikes, rugby, cricket, snooker and antepost dogs ;
  • Results service ;
  • Live 'in-running' odds on live UK football and other major sports ;
  • WAP service ;
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  • Free SMS Service which will send odds and results direct to your cell phone.

The RightNow Web eService feature has allowed the site to develop superior service and reduce the number of phone inquiries by 40%. The system uses technology that helps to predict customer inquiries and allows users to answer their own questions.

    The downsides of using William Hill for your sports wagers include :

  • To open account you will need to deposit £2 or equivalent ;
  • Payouts are processed within 24 hours ;
  • No Western Union transactions ;
  • Customer service is limited to telephone and email only. They do have a live chat service but it appears that you first need to register an account at a cost of £2 before you can use it ;
  • Because they are a UK book the terminology can sometimes confuse, but the FAQ section should help you clarify things ;
  • Due to US law restrictions WillHill will not accept sports wagers from US residents, however there are no laws restricting those customers from using the poker, casino and arcade.

Willhill is traded on the London Stock Exchange, a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index, licensed and regulated in the UK which is perhaps one of the most respected gaming environments in the world.

Now recognized as one of the worlds largest betting organisations with over 10,000 employees to service more than 292,000 active customers and a massive yearly turnover exceeding $15.5 billion, they are quite simply an online bookmaker you can trust.

Sports Gambling Review rates the Bookmaker William Hill: Rating of Sportsbook William Hill is 4 Stars