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On track William Hill set to deliver £40 million in group 2017 savings

Presenting its latest trading update (unaudited 17-week period to 24 October), FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill Plc details that its corporate performance is ‘in-line with expectations’, as the company seeks to deliver £40 million in annualised cost efficiencies for group reinvestment. Updating the market, William Hill continues its digital recovery, recording a 13% increase in online wagering, combined with 6% net …

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Ashley Highfield departs William Hill as Corporate Responsibility Chair

FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ashley Highfield has formally stepped down as a Non-executive director, departing the firm’s corporate advisory team. As a governance advisor, Highfield headed up William Hill’s Corporate Responsibility Committee. Last October, the FTSE bookmaker confirmed that former Betfair Group Plc Chief Executive Mark Brooker would replace Highfield as Committee Chair. In 2016, restructuring William …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Death knell sounded for FOBTs?

On 31 October, Gambling Minister Tracey Crouch announced the launch of a 12-week consultation on proposals for changes to gaming machines and social responsibility measures that will run until 23 January 2018. The consultation covers Government proposals relating to: maximum stakes and prizes for all categories of gaming machines permitted under the Gambling Act 2005 (including a reduction in the maximum stakes …

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NYX accuses William Hill of “wrongful conduct” as acquisition dispute escalates

In response to William Hill’s threats to block the acquisition of NYX Gaming Group Limited by Scientific Games,  NYX has launched legal action against the bookmaker. Last week William Hill issued a corporate update, voicing its concerns over the deal and signalling its intention to convert its preference shares into ordinary NYX shares, in order to ensure it had had …

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bet365 and Sky Bet – where did it all go right?

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The happenstance of bet365 and Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) releasing results on consecutive days earlier this week rammed home an important message about the dominance of the market leaders in the UK online scene. The numbers were mightily impressive. Total net revenues from the gambling business at bet365 comfortably sailed past the £2bn barrier, up a huge 39 percent …

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William Hill signals intentions to convert NYX shares

William Hill has issued a corporate update with regards to the conversion of its preference shares becoming ordinary NYX shares prior to 4 December, in order to enable William Hill to vote in the proposed acquisition of NYX by Scientific Games Corporation. The announcement follows on from lengthy negotiations between William Hill and Scientific Games over a potential commercial agreement …

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‘Psyche of Champions’…William Hill announces shortlist for Sports Book of the Year 2017 award

William Hill has announced the seven books which have made its  ‘Sports Book of the Year’ 2017 award shortlist, the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. The bookmaker’s diverse ‘final seven’ encompasses swimming, football, cycling, boxing and horse racing and are united by the rich and complex history running through their titles and storylines. The SBOTY 2017 shortlist features …

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Heavyweight Sport launches content production arm

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Heavyweight Sport, one of the shortlisted companies in the Marketing Agency of the Year category for this year’s SBC Awards, has launched a new content production division. ‘Pound-For-Pound’ is to be operated as an in house creative studio, with a particular focus to be placed upon digital content and video production. The new division is to be headed up by …

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Industry big hitters make the shortlists for SBC Awards 2017

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Bet365 is facing fierce competition to retain its Bookmaker of the Year title at this year’s SBC Awards, after the shortlists were announced for the sports betting industry’s annual end of year celebration. Vying with the Stoke-based bookmaker for the ceremony’s key award on Tuesday 5 December will be Sky Bet, William Hill, Unibet, Pinnacle, Betsafe, BetVictor and 10bet. Meanwhile the …

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David Greyling appointed new Funfair COO

Funfair, the Ethereum casino platform, has announced David Greyling as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Jez San OBE, Founder and CEO of Funfair, commented:  “David is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results.  He is uniquely qualified to drive strategic prioritization within FunFair, with a laser-focus on operational excellence. “I have tremendous confidence in David’s ability to …

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