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‘Impossible’ task of finding a new Ralph Topping

William Hill chairman Gareth Davies has described the task of finding a like-for-like replacement for CEO Ralph Topping as ‘impossible’. With Topping looking to take retirement next year, it has fallen to Davies to head up the search for his successor and it is something that he ‘really goes to town on’. Speaking with CITY AM, Davies said that Topping …

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Topping targets international diversification

Ralph Topping may have his sights set on retirement next year, but he is still setting targets for his company for long after he has left. The William Hill CEO told investors last week that the bookmaker should see 35-40% of its revenues come from its international operations by the end of 2017/beginning of 2018. International operations current supply 15% …

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Why mobile first should be the last approach

SBC affiliate correspondent Marc Pedersen explains why the industry needs to broaden its focus away from the mobile channel. I was fortunate enough to attend the EGR Power 50 Affiliates Summit this week, although with Chatham House Rules in place I can’t go into too many details about what was discussed there. However I did come away with a sense …

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William Hill launches Android App

William Hill has announced the launch of its Android mobile application – the new app is specifically designed for Android users and will further the operator’s mobile product inventory. William Hill reports that since the launch of its iPhone IOS app, the application has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times. The new app is set to feature new mobile …

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Industry video explains new machine measures

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has published a video in which bookmakers explain the new measures that have been introduced onto betting shop gaming machines, more commonly known as FOBTs. In a statement, the ABB commented: “Even though problem gambling levels are at record low in England, we do acknowledge that some of our customers will have problems with …

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William Hill upbeat despite slight loss

William Hill has posted a slight loss after tax for 2013 (down 2 per cent to £226.5m) but the underlying trends in the business indicate a company still on the up. Net revenue for the whole company was up 16% to £1.49bn with Retail Net Revenue up 8% to £907m and online Net Revenue jumping 10% to £446.3m. Operating profit …

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UK Betting Heavyweights Support ABB Code

UK gambling operators have come together to support the recent launch of the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)  Code for Responsible Gambling and Player Protection. The code will come into action on the 1st of March 2014, and will look to bring new best practices for better protection of  UK betting and gambling customers. The newly designed code implemented by the ABB, …

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Sir Roy Gardner Joins Hills Board

William Hill  announced the appointment of Sir Roy Gardner as an independent Non-executive Director, with effect from 3 March 2014. He will serve as a member of the Audit and Risk, Remuneration, Nomination and Corporate Responsibility Committees, and will take over as Senior Independent Non-executive Director when David Edmonds retires from the Board at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. Sir …

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Reutter Appointed as William Hill Digital Director

iGaming and sports betting operator William Hill have announced the appointment of Juergen Reutter as its new online operations director. Juergen Reutter will take over digital and mobile operations from the Gibraltar office of the operator and steps up from his previous position as Director of Mobile Gaming for William Hill Online, where Reutter served for 18 months. Reutter has …

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Playtech Payout as 2013 Profits Surge

Igaming software and services provider Playtech PLC announced publically the issuing of a public dividends to investors and shareholders, as the company saw revenues rise in the fianancial year of 2013. Playtech’s performance was boosted by strong sales revenues in 2013, and further aided by the successful sale of its share in igaming operator William Hill PLC and William Hill …

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