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Oddschecker: Assessing an extraordinary Russian World Cup

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France have prevailed for their second World Cup triumph, England surpassed expectations into fourth and big names exited early, as attention quickly turns to the upcoming domestic football season, Oddschecker is casting its eyes back to an incredible four weeks in Russia. A total of 166 goals spread over 64 games, including 22 penalties (six missed) in normal time and …

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Phillip Bowcock: William Hill points towards a ‘new direction’ on problem gambling

Further to presenting William Hill’s new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’, Group Chief Executive Phillip Bowcock has penned an open letter to investors and sector stakeholders detailing William Hill’s enhanced initiatives on social responsibility and sector sustainability. Bowcock outlines that the industry must undertake a new approach in combating gambling harm in order to regain public trust… ______ “We …

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‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’… William Hill outlines biggest industry commitment to eradicating problem gambling

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has set out its new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ seeking to ‘eradicate problem gambling within the UK’. The bold objective sees William Hill place social responsibility and corporate sustainability at the forefront of its day-to-day operations. Presenting the initiative, William Hill governance has published an ‘immediate action plan’ detailing its new corporate sustainability strategy, …

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William Hill to service Jockey Club Racecourses in five year deal

William Hill has announced a new five year betting shop deal with the Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR), which will see the bookmaker commence retail operations at JCR’s portfolio of racecourses. The agreement will see deployment across all 15 JCR tracks, with provisions of a high street betting shop experience to stretch to a minimum of 31 on-course facilities. Succeeding current …

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UKGC issues “call to action” in enforcement report

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today published an enforcement report, in light of action it has taken against operators in the past year. Just last week 32Red were ordered to pay a £2m penalty package, for failing to protect a consumer from gambling-related harm and money laundering failures, following similar such actions against LeoVegas (fined £600,000 for self exclusion …

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William Hill appoints Kirsty Gallacher as new Brand Ambassador

William Hill marketing has confirmed the appointment of former Sky Sports presenter Kirsty Gallacher, as its ‘New Brand Ambassador’. Gallacher one of the most recognisable UK sports journalists/broadcasters joins William Hill’s brand ambassadorial team, working alongside Robbie Savage (football) and Sir Tony McCoy (racing). In its update, William Hill details that Gallacher has signed a ‘long-term’ brand representative contract and …

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William Hill details retail focus for World Cup promotion

William Hill has outlined it’s placing a key focus on its retail offering throughout this summer’s World Cup, building on the popularity of customer football tournaments, with the unveiling of its Perfect Hat Trick Competition coupon. As part of the coupon, which is given out to customers when they place £5 World Cup bet, players are challenged to correctly predict …

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Ladbrokes Dunoon wins Community Betting Shop award

Betting shop staff in Dunoon have won national recognition for their fundraising and volunteering work in the local community. The Ladbrokes shop in the town’s Moir Street beat entrants from across Scotland to win the ‘Community Betting Shop of the Year Award’ for 2018. And for shop manager Lucy Richmond, who has worked in the shop since she was 18 …

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Home support – William Hill US sponsors Light FC Vegas

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has moved to expand its profile and coverage within Nevada, confirming that it will become the official betting partner of Las Vegas Lights FC (Lights FC). Playing in the United Soccer League, a division under MLS franchises, Lights FC is Las Vegas’ most popular professional soccer team, playing its games in Cashman Field (capacity: 10,000). The …

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William Hill unveils £10,000 World Cup liability guarantee

Aiming to set its sportsbook offering apart at the upcoming World Cup, William Hill has revealed that for the tournament’s duration it  guarantees to accept single bets with a minimum of a £10,000 liability on all 90 minute markets. The guarantee, which applies to all William Hill customers including those who might previously have had restrictions, comes off the back …

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