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Lyndsay Wright: William Hill – Unity & collaboration are key to beating problem gambling

Last July, William Hill governance launched its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ corporate initiative, outlining the industry’s biggest individual commitment to minimising gambling-related harms. Spearheading the FTSE betting group’s new social responsibility initiatives, Lyndsay Wright, Director of Strategy, Brand & IR details to SBC the significant operating and structural changes William Hill will undertake to fight problem-gambling on the front foot… …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – More of the same with yet more to come…

You’ve already read the headlines arising from the Gambling Commission’s 1 August response to its January 2018 consultation “Proposed changes to licence conditions and codes of practice linked to the fair and open licensing objective“. With effect from 31 October 2018 – just a matter of weeks away – changes to the Commission’s Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (“LCCP”) will mean that gambling …

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Partnership ready William Hill US set to undertake major recruitment drive

FTSE250 betting group William Hill Plc is set to undertake a major US recruitment drive, as corporate governance details that the company has significantly expanded its presence within Mississippi and West Virginia. On Friday, William Hill governance communicated that ‘subject to regulatory approval’, the company had agreed on lead sports betting supplier agreements with the following US casinos: Hard Rock Casino Hotel …

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Packing a punch: AJ joins William Hill global ambassador roster

William Hill has announced the signing of unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua OBE, as its new global brand ambassador. The sporting icon has signed an initial one-year deal with the bookmaker and will feature in the company’s exciting new integrated advertising campaigns over the next twelve months. AJ will also appear in the firm’s social media and PR activities, …

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William Hill notes ‘solid progress’ despite booking + £900 million FOBTs adjustment

FTSE bookmaker William Hill will settle exceptional charges and adjustments of £916 million, including a ‘£882 million non-cash impairment’ for its Retail division, as governance adjusts to the UK government’s Triennial Judgement reducing wagers on FOBTs machines to £2. Publishing its half-year 2018 results (26 weeks ending 27 June), William Hill governance has pre-booked corporate losses of £916 million, which …

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William Hill appoints ‘Media Pro’ Sharon Otterman as US marketing lead

FTSE-listed betting group William Hill Plc has confirmed the appointment of Sharon Otterman as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of its US division. A seasoned media executive, Otterman joins William Hill US senior leadership team from The Madison Square Garden Company, where she held the position of Executive Vice President for Marketing, leading the digital strategies of MSG venues and their …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pointing to the next stage in the fight against gambling-related harm

  Last month I wrote about the latest effort by the UK Government to “drive action” across online gambling, gambling advertising, research, education and treatment of problem gambling and, more widely, the public health agenda with regard to gambling. Perhaps the industry’s most immediate major reaction to this has been the announcement by William Hill of a new corporate objective …

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Winning Post – The changing face of sports broadcasting

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Global: sports rights – hi ho silva lining? MP & Silva has reportedly missed key payments to various rights holders (including EPL) and is in financial difficulties. MP & Silva (only fourteen years old) was once seen as one of the most successful sports rights management agencies and its potential fall signals something much bigger than corporate mismanagement. Significantly, one …

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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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