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William Hill commits to extended PDC Darts World Championship

William Hill has reaffirmed its commitment as title sponsor of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) World Championship, as the Alexandra Palace held showpiece undergoes record breaking expansion. Extending its contract with darts flagship tournament through to 2022, an increased field of 96 competitors are to battle it out for its largest ever prize pot of £2.5m, which will see the …

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Oddschecker reveals evolution in consumption of sport

As the dust settles on another enthralling Premier League campaign, Oddschecker has broken down the season’s key themes with specific reference to how they do and could impact operators. As part of its extensive research, Oddschecker detailed that the consumption of live sport in its entirety is “waning”. Echoing the sentiment of the NBA commissioner, who had previously outlined: “The …

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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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William Hill partners with Ocean Resorts for Atlantic City sportsbook

Expanding on its US presence, William Hill has partnered with Ocean Resort Casino, an ocean-front hotel/entertainment property in Atlantic City which is set to open in June, bringing a sports betting point to the resort and southern New Jersey. Pending legislation and regulatory approvals, William Hill will operate a 7,500 square foot sportsbook in the heart of Ocean’s gaming floor. …

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When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign celebrated in new promotional video

Following last month’s move by the Senet Group to waive copyright restrictions on its ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign, the independent body has released a new video extolling the virtues of the responsible gambling promotion. The video, which sets out the rationale behind the main message ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’, includes commentary from industry thought leaders giving their …

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William Hill predicts ‘unprecedented’ change will see 38% of shop estate unprofitable

William Hill has updated the market on the back of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) decision to reduce the maximum stake on B2 games from £100 to £2. Given the Government has specified its intended outcome, William Hill said it is providing preliminary guidance on the potential impact in order to help investors and analysts with their …

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Online taxes to rise as FOBT stakes slashed to £2 despite evidence

The government has rejected advice from the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) and cut stakes on B2 Gaming Machines – FOBTs – down from £100 to £2. The announcement was made this morning by DCMS minister Tracey Crouch and could have wide repercussions for the retail betting industry, horseracing and online gaming operations. Both William Hill CEO Philip …

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Tottenham Hotspur and William Hill extend deep rooted deal

Tottenham Hotspur has announced a multi-year extension to its partnership with William Hill, after the betting and gaming firm become the club’s official betting partner for Europe at the start of the 2016/17 season. The fresh deal is to see William Hill continue to have a presence across the clubs growing digital channels, and LED perimeter advertising boards at the …

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The great PASPA repeal: America braces itself for the biggest Brit invasion since the 1960s

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Richard Thorp, Business Development Director at FSB, unpacks how US operators can stave off the transatlantic assault of Britain’s best bookmakers if they choose their suppliers wisely for sports betting’s grandest repeal. When Oscar Wilde wrote that Britain and the United States were two countries separated by a common language, he probably didn’t envisage sports betting getting in the way …

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