Tag Archives: Ulrik Bengtsson

William Hill and Scientific Games announce four-year extension

William Hill and Scientific Games have announced a four-year extension to its existing sportsbook platform partnership, building on a long-standing relationship that first began in 2007. A statement released by Scientific Games this morning confirmed that William Hill will continue to utilise its sportsbook platform – including betting engine OpenBet – and casino content through Open Gaming System (OGS). As …

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Ruth Prior departs as William Hill CFO

William Hill Chief Financial Officer Ruth Prior has confirmed that she will be stepping down as CFO and as a Director of the Company to return to the private equity sector, where she will join Element Materials Technology as its new CFO. Prior joined William Hill in 2017 as a member of the Board and Group Executive team. She has been lauded …

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Bengtsson posts solid start as William Hill’s new leader

The governance of FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has expressed confidence in the firm’s performance and future prospects, as group trading maintains full-year expectations. Publishing William Hill ‘unaudited’ results for the 17-week period up to 29 October 2019, it confirmed that group net revenues were 1% up on 2018 comparatives. Absorbing the assets of Mr Green, William Hill online net …

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Ulrik Bengtsson to take charge at William Hill as Bowcock bows out

In a surprise move, William Hill has announced a change in leadership in revealing that Ulrik Bengtsson is to replace Philip Bowcock as CEO at the end of the month. Bengtsson, previously William Hill’s Chief Digital Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer Designate and a Director of the Company with immediate effect and will assume full CEO responsibilities from …

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William Hill secures all regulatory greenlights for MRG €270m acquisition

The governance of FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc has this morning confirmed that it has secured approval of ‘all necessary authorities across related jurisdictions’, to complete its €270million acquisition of Stockholm-listed MRG Group. The transaction which has been approved by MRG governance was first propositioned on 31 October 2018, with William Hill seeking to boost its European regulated markets profile, …

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Charlotte Emery lands key digital role at William Hill

William Hill has confirmed a new appointment to its digital leadership team, with Charlotte Emery becoming the firm’s Global Brand and Marketing Director. Emery, who has over 20 years’ experience in brand leadership, strategic planning and innovation, will be a key member of the senior leadership team, reporting into Ulrik Bengtsson. She joins William Hill from British American Tobacco (BAT) …

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William Hill appoints Phil Walker as UK digital lead

FTSE250 betting group, William Hill has confirmed the appointment of Phil Walker as its new UK & Ireland Online Managing Director. Walker was formerly Managing Director of Sports Brands at Ladbrokes Coral with responsibility for marketing services across the merged group. He joins William Hill’s senior management team from his current role as Group Chief Operating Officer of the Gibraltar Stock …

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William Hill eyes digital expansion through MRG acquisition

FTSE250  bookmaker William Hill Plc is looking to grow its digital footprint and expand its European profile, putting forward a cash offer to acquire Stockholm-listed MRG Group (legacy Mr Green & Co) for a sum equivalent to €271 million.  This morning,  William Hill governance offered its opening SEK69 in cash per share to MRG investors, representing a total of SEK2,819m (€270.96m). To date, William Hill …

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Betsson’s Dutch entity Corona Ltd issued €300,000 fine

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The Netherlands Gaming Authority, De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has issued a €300,000 fine, to Corona Ltd for offering gaming to customers in the country without the required local licence. Corona, a subsidiary in the Betsson group and operator of the Oranje and Kroon online casino brands, has detailed that it is currently locked in internal deliberations and assessments, as the group …

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Ulrik Bengtsson confirms William Hill’s Malta opening

Ulrik Bengtsson, new Chief Digital Officer of William Hill, has confirmed that the FTSE betting group will open a new satellite office in the EU-jurisdiction of Malta. Speaking to Maltese news sources, Bengtsson who last February was confirmed as William Hill’s new group digital leader, stated that the betting firm would open a ‘small initial organisation’. The Malta office will be …

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