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Two million downloads of William Hill betting app

William Hill has announced that its iOS Sportsbook App has now been downloaded two million times. The landmark figure was reached on the weekend of England’s first FIFA World Cup 2014 match, following a large spike in downloads. Launched in 2012, it hit one million downloads in just over a year and reached 1.5m in early 2014. It has already …

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Record political bet taken on Scottish referendum

William Hill has taken what it is suggesting is the biggest political bet ever taken after one of its customers from South West London staked £400,000 on the outcome of the Scottish Referendum. The punter, who apparently did not have a Scottish accent, has bet on the referendum returning a No vote at odds of 1/4. Even more surprisingly, the …

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James Henderson tipped to replace Topping

Weekend  business news reports  that UK sports betting operator William Hill are set to replace outgoing CEO Ralph Topping with current Director of Operations James Henderson. UK business news wire This is Money, reported that after months of strategic evaluation the bookmaker is ready to announce James Henderson as incoming CEO for the UK’s leading biggest sports betting operator. The …

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William Hill signs up AC Jimbo for ‘Football Brasilia’

williamhill.com, Official England Supporter, has launched a brand new online show ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. The show – ‘Football Brasilia’ will be available on William Hill’s YouTube page throughout England’s involvement in this summer’s tournament in Brazil. The show will feature James Richardson’s legendary newspaper reviews, interviews with England legends and some of England’s World Cup Team …

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William Hill targets £200 million revenue mark for Brazil 2014

William Hill have set a corporate goal to generate more than £200 million (€246 million) in betting revenues for the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The revenue benchmark set by William Hill senior management, comes with the announcement that the operator will launch a new brand advertising campaign and a series of exclusive player offers, which will aim …

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More US racing from Turf TV

Following positive feedback from its portfolio of US racing, Turf TV will be adding a third US fixture to the existing package, which will be introduced in June and regularly scheduled from September.  Each additional fixture will be backed up with a full fixed-odds pricing service from the outset. Adrian Ford, MD of Turf TV, said: “The addition of US …

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SIS extends racing data supply deal

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Betting shop broadcaster SIS has extended its agreement as Official Pre-Race Data Distributors of British horse racing. SIS has formed a new agreement with PRD licence holder Racecourse Data Company to continue to supply the data to its retail and online customers until the end of 2018. SIS has had an arrangement with the British Horseracing Authority and subsequently its …

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Igaming searching for a contender

SBC’s Ted Menmuir looks at the state of the igaming supply chain and notices one name running through it like a stick of rock. In April Ladbrokes announced that it was on course to fulfil its migration to Playtech’s igaming services. The all-encompassing deal struck with the igaming software provider will see Ladbrokes drop its Microgaming inventory, as the sector …

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Government to announce new betting restrictions

The UK government is expected to introduce new mandatory measures for bookmakers today as it looks to stave off pressure from Labour on the gambling industry. Among the changes will be a tightening up on advertising, a shift in the planning laws to put betting shops in their own category and the enshrinement of the recent ABB machine code into …

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Union warns against knee-jerk LBO closures

Trade union Community is concerned ahead of an expected announcement by the government that will provide new powers to local councils to curb the opening of high street betting shops and that the stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals might be changed. The news follows Friday’s announcement of 420 potential job cuts at high street bookmaker William Hill. Responding to …

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