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William Hill CEO Henderson joins Responsible Gambling Trust as Trustee

Gambling charity the Responsible Gambling Trust has confirmed the appointment of William Hill Chief Executive James Henderson as its Trustee. James will take the place of former Ladbrokes Chief Executive Richard Glynn on the Board of Trustees. The appointment means the Responsible Gambling Trust will maintain a balance between industry and independent Trustees on its Board, and will continue to benefit from …

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Tax costs & unfavourable January results impact William Hill Q1 2015 performance

Reporting on its opening 2015 quarter (period ending 1 April), William Hill recorded a 19% decline in operating profits of £16 million on 2014 performance, as the operator was impacted by increased tax charges and a set of unfriendly football results. In its trading update William Hill governance noted that the new POC tax charge combined with the additional tax …

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William Hill declares record operating profits in 2014

Reporting on its 2014 full year results, William Hill was able to declare a record operating profit of £372 million up 11% on FY 2013 £335 million. William Hill governance stated that its strong 2014 performance had driven by its continued product diversification, which had seen 40% of revenues generated from its digital channels. Key 2014 sporting events such as …

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Spring Carnival boosts William Hill Q4 performance

William Hill’s Australian operation was the only one that increased its operating profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to the Spring Carnival period, with a 59% jump mitigating somewhat a 13% drop in retail operating profit and a 6% dip online. It meant that the group’s Q4 operating profit as a whole dropped 7%. On a full-year basis, Group net …

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OpenBet adds 3 year extension to William Hill partnership

Sports betting technology provider OpenBet has announced a new three-year partnership extension with William Hill, which will see OpenBet continue to supply the operator with digital and mobile sports betting ttechnologies and provisions. Building on the longstanding relationship between OpenBet and William Hill, this new agreement focuses on collaboration and driving closer working practices to deliver William Hill greater technological …

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Increased race fees effect William Hill Australia wagering

William Hill Australia pointed to increased fees charged by state racing bodies for a 3% fall in Australian betting wagers placed in the past quarter. William Hill Australia currently operates betting brands Sportingbet Australia, Centrebet and Tom Waterhouse. Management of its Australian sports betting divisions outlined that it would look to improve margins on its Australian betting markets in order …

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William Hill profits boom 89%

William Hill released its unaudited Q3 interim management statement, the operator reports strong increases in Group net revenues (+23%) and operating profits (+89%). The operator’s digital gaming divisions drove positive results, with online gaming operating profit up 126%. During the period William Hill saw net revenues increase 23%, with 116% growth from mobile wagering. Strong digital performance, was supported by …

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CEO’s show support for industry standards commissioner – The Senet Group

The chief executives of Britain’s  top four leading gambling operators have shown unity and support, for the launch of independent gambling advertising standards commissioner – The Senet Group. The independent initiative set up in order to co-operate with UK advertising standards authorities and government regulators, in order to bring clarity to gambling advertising practices and to avoid any future clampdowns …

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William Hill scores betting partnership with Crystal Palace

UK bookmaker William Hill has continued to extend its brand’s promotion and coverage through betting partnerships with the agreement of a season-long deal with London Premier League football club Crystal Palace. William Hill’s sports betting services will be promoted at Crystal Palace’s Selhurt Park Stadium, and will further feature throughout the football club’s digital inventory. Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish …

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William Hill partners with BT Sports

William Hill have sealed a multi-content advertising partnership with UK multimedia corporation British Telecom, to promote its gaming services throughout all BT Sports’ media inventory. William Hill betting promotions will appear on BT Sports Premiership TV broadcasts, additionally the sports betting operator will receive further coverage on BTSports.com and BT Sports mobile app. The deal will see the Gibraltar-licensed operator …

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