When it comes to sportsbooks that originated and are currently based in the UK, there are few with a finer reputation than William Hill. Established way back in 1934, this is one of the premier books that has stood the test of time and has been able to successfully transition into the world of Internet gambling by remaining of the forefront of technological advances in the industry. It was one of the first books to offer online gambling services having been in this part of the industry since 1998.
What makes William Hill so respected throughout the gaming world, is the unique combination of being able to constantly change with the times while adhering to the Old World standards of customer service and attention to detail that has been the trademark of this organization for close to 70 years.
William Hill is global in scale and offers wagering action on sports all over the world including North America, but due to current legal restrictions regarding online gambling in the United States, it does not except customers with a primary mailing address from that country. There are restrictions for some other countries such as France, Italy, and Hong Kong, so it is always best to consult the William Hill website directly for a list of acceptable countries, before attempting to open an account.
If you are from a country it does business with, setting up an account is a simple process that can be done online or by contacting the customer service department via a toll-free telephone number or by email. There are a number of methods to deposit money into an account including checks, credit cards, wire transfer, or a number of money transfer services you can use such as Neteller, MoneyBooker, UKash, PayPal, Click2Pay, and PaySafeCard. The minimum deposit for most methods is 10 pounds.
Many of the same services can be utilized for withdrawals, but it is always best to consult the website for a complete explanation of any fees, limits, and processing times for each of these methods for both deposits and withdrawals.
Before you ask which sporting events does William Hill offer action on, it would probably be easier to ask for a list of which events are not available, which in turn would end up being a very short list. Since William Hill is a truly global organization by nature, you can find lines and make wagers on sports such as UK and European football, Australian Rules football, cricket, badminton, rugby, tennis, yachting, motor racing, hurling, and darts along with all of the major North American sports.
One particular area where William Hill is a cut above all the rest is racing a large offering for both Thoroughbreds and Greyhounds. It offers a comprehensive menu of English and Irish racing as well as Tote racing with full access to live prize pool information.
As far as bonuses and promotions, William Hill is not as generous as some off-shore sportsbooks, but it does offer a match-your-bet program up to 25 pounds for all new accounts. It also guarantees the best odds for horse and greyhound racing which result in bigger payouts than you would receive with the other books.
Time and tradition are certainly on William Hill’s side as are diversity and innovation. You cannot go wrong with a company that has been in the gaming business since 1934, but also on the cutting edge of online technology and service in the ever-changing world of online gambling.