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FOBTs fears sees betting rethink its place on the high street

As the UK government enforces its £2 FOBTs stake reduction beginning this April, betting leadership is reported to be reviewing all options with regards to the industry’s presence on the high street. During the course of 2018, all major UK high street incumbents – Ladbrokes/Coral, William Hill, Betfred and Paddy Power established special units assessing the potential impacts of FOBTs …

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GVC and Hero become the latest to join Swedish gaming association

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GVC Holdings and Hero Gaming are the two latest gaming operators to join the Swedish industry association Branschföreningen för onlinespel (BOS) which encourages probity, integrity and social responsibility for operators. The membership is set to apply to all gaming brands under the GVC and Hero umbrellas, including GVC’s bwin, PartyPoker and PartyCasino. For Hero, this will cover its Casino Heroes, …

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Big on Boxing William Hill backs Okolie & Buatsi’s champions journey

Continuing to back British boxing talent, William Hill marketing has announced the appointments of future prospects Lawrence Okolie and Joshua Buatsi as new brand ambassadors. Both boxers won their respective bouts last weekend at London’s Copper Box Arena, with Okolie securing the Commonwealth cruiserweight title, whilst Buatsi won the UK light-heavyweight crown. Moving quickly up all boxing rankings, Okolie (26) …

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William Hill requests a 50% rent cut to offset potential FOBT losses

In a bid to offset any potential revenue losses incurred through the Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) ruling, William Hill has requested that its landlords reduce its rents by 50 per cent. As reported by Property Week, an open letter was issued to 2,000 landlords across the country at the beginning of the month requesting the rent cuts, effective immediately. …

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InsiderSport: William Hill & Matchroom Boxing’s knockout combination

William Hill’s partnership with Matchroom Boxing has meant the operator has been associated with the renaissance of British heavyweight boxing, as well as the exponential rise of the Heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua. InsiderSport Editor Joe Streeter spoke to William Hill’s Head of Media and Sponsorship Liam McKee, who underlined that the partnership with Matchroom is about far …

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William Hill advances ‘Nobody Harmed’ campaign with Dan Whitlam appointment

As part of the advancement to its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ campaign launched in July 2018, William Hill has appointed Dan Whitlam as its Head of Responsible Gambling for retail. Whitlam will be tasked with working alongside the Compliance, Gaming, L&D and Data Science divisions to strengthen and develop the ways in which the operator identifies, interacts and intervenes with …

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SportCaller strengthens William Hill alliance with Golden Race

Ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival, free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller has extended its alliance with William Hill to launch its new Golden Race. The launch of the new game is intended to enhance player-engagement with the bookmaker’s audience. Players can compete for a jackpot prize of up to £1m by trying to predict the outcome of a given number of runners …

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New Malta hub to power William Hill’s ‘digital multi-market’ vision

FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill will move to a new multi-brand operating structure, focusing on delivering long-term international digital growth, led by new asset Mr Green’s Malta hub. Operating an expanded portfolio which has absorbed the brands of Mr Green, RedBet and further acquired igaming domains, William Hill has established a new Malta ‘integrated team’ leading expansions across established European and …

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Philip Bowcock – Pivotal 2018 has laid global growth foundations for William Hill

Closing a ‘pivotal 2018’ for William Hill operations, Group Chief Executive Philip Bowcock states that the firm’s reformed executive team has ‘real clarity and purpose’ on its objectives and guidance for 2019, entering a period which will define the legacy bookmaker’s future business entity. “This business has seen a lot of change over its 85-year history, but arguably, never before …

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William Hill closes year of tough calls recording £700m losses

Changing UK gambling dynamics see FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill Plc report operating losses of £721 million, closing its full-year 2018 accounts. In its end-of-year statement, the betting group accounts for combined exceptional costs totalling £922 million. These include the ‘one-off’ £880 million retail impairment charge, confirmed during Q3 2018 trading, following the UK government’s ‘Triennial Review’ judgement lowering FOBTs stakes to a …

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