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High profile delegates highlight the importance of Betting on Football

Betting on Football (3-5 May)

SBC Founder Rasmus Sojmark has delivered on his promise to turn this year’s Betting on Football into an even ‘bigger and better’ gathering of the leading lights in the sports betting industry. For the first time, Betting on Football (BOF 2017) will be spread across three days (3-5 May) with networking events at Kensington Roof Gardens and Under the Bridge ... Read More »

Football hits betting industry for £100 million losses this Christmas

Christmas 2016 will be a festive period to forget for betting operators, as the industry counts the cost of December’s congested English football schedule. Closing its 2016, betting operators are reported to have been hit by industry-wide losses of over £100 million as heavily backed football favourites won their respective matches, with some bookmakers expected to report losses of circa ... Read More »

Tough December sees William Hill issue further adjustment on 2016 profits

A tough December has seen FTSE 250 operator William Hill Plc issue a second profit warning for its full-year 2016 guidance following a set of ‘customer friendly’ results in its football and racing markets. Publishing a trading update, William Hill governance detailed to investors that closing its full-year 2016 performance, the firm’s earning guidance would be ‘at the bottom end’ ... Read More »

Road to Recovery! Industry awaits William Hill full-year 2016 results

Industry analyst are awaiting William Hill Plc’s full-year 2016 results which will be published on Monday 9 January. Following a year of woes for the FTSE-listed bookmaker, in which it had to issue an early profit warning following its first 2016 business quarter, industry commentators are eager to evaluate William Hill’s position coming into 2017. Hindered by the digital decline ... Read More »

AppBet launches cash-back bonus after hitting 1,000 sign-ups

AppBet

AppBet has introduced a £10 cash-back bonus for new betting accounts set up through the app, after securing 1,000 sign-ups during its first month online. The free online service, which is exceeding Q1 targets despite only limited promotion, allows users to integrate their betting accounts in one place. The app’s developers are now looking to add more bookmakers to the ... Read More »

Bookies suffer a Christmas football betting battering

Christmas - Copyright: nui7711 / 123RF Stock Photo

A set of punter-friendly football results over the Christmas and New Year period will have hurt the bookies at a crucial period in their financial years, according to analysis from Cenkos. All the leading Premier League teams won on Boxing Day including Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, the current league leaders. Liverpool subsequently won the following day and ... Read More »

William Hill agrees programme sponsorship with ITV Racing

ITV & William Hill

William Hill has agreed a one-year partnership with ITV to become the programme sponsors of the broadcaster’s new racing coverage. The bookmaker will sponsor almost 100 days of live racing across the main channel and ITV4, in addition to a magazine preview programme on ITV4 featuring bespoke William Hill idents. ITV’s racing coverage will be led by the former Sky ... Read More »

BHA should pay for photo finish error not bookmakers

William Hill has called on the British Horseracing Association (BHA) to refund bookmakers after a stewards mistake at Lingfield yesterday left them out of pocket. A foggy meeting saw a photo finish in the 2.55 for third place between the 20/1 Elementary and the 7/1 Sun Angel, with Elementary declared as third. However an inquiry at the end of the ... Read More »

William Hill expands virtual racing in Nevada

William Hill is now taking bets on Virtual Racing at four of its Reno Sports Books in Nevada. This includes the voice of legendary race caller Tom Durkin and features a new race every five minutes. Punters can opt for Win, Place, Show, Exactas, and Trifectas on lineups that range from eight to twelve animated horses. The bookmaker trialled its Virtual ... Read More »

GAMEIOM goes live with Fortune Cats on William Hill

GAMEIOM - Fortune Cats

GAMEIOM Technologies Limited has launched Fortune Cats, the first slot to go through the GAMEIOM Remote Gaming Server platform and the first to go live on William Hill. Fortune Cats, a five-reel, fifty-line slot game with a unique sixth reel feature, is live on William Hill’s Macau tab across both mobile and desktop sites. Based on some of the luckiest cats ... Read More »