William Hill rids itself of grey area igaming markets

William HilliGaming and sports betting operator William Hill announced that it was to restrict player access from selected ‘grey area’ regions, as the operator looks to strengthen its regulatory oversight. William Hills digital gaming division will no longer accept payments and wagering from players and IP’s from the below listed regions

William Hill sent a corporate communication to its affiliate and marketing partners stating that the operator would no longer accept payments or wagers from a list of 50 countries. The Gibraltar based operator communicated that it had taken these measures due to “regulatory issues” effecting operations in the selected regions. Regions effected by the operators decision to terminate operations  include South Africa and Thailand

The operator stated that its decision on the matter was effective immediately, media partner and affiliate commissions would be paid by the operator. William Hill further terminated all brand banners targeting the listed regions, affiliates and media partners have been asked to take down all marketing inventory.

William Hill management are due to focus efforts on company growth in newly regulated markets, as the operator looks to expand its coverage. William Hill does not recognise any of the listed countries as key markets for its operations.

The full list of countries is:

The full list of countries is:

·         Afghanistan

·         Algeria

·         Anguilla

·         Bangladesh

·         Belize

·         Benin

·         Botswana

·         Burkina Faso

·         Cambodia

·         Cameroon

·         Cape Verde Islands

·         Central African Republic

·         Chad

·         Djibouti

·         Equatorial Guinea

·         Ethiopia

·         Gabon

·         Gambia

·         Greenland

·         Guinea

·         Guinea-Bissau

·         Haiti

·         Laos

·         Lesotho

·         Liberia

·         Madagascar

·         Malawi

·         Maldives

·         Mali

·         Mauritania

·         Mongolia

·         Montserrat

·         Morocco

·         Mozambique

·         Nepal

·         Netherland Antilles

·         Niger

·         Norfolk Island

·         Rwanda

·         Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

·         Samoa

·         Sao Tome and Principe

·         Saudi Arabia

·         Solomon Islands

·         Somalia

·         South Africa

·         Surinam

·         Swaziland

·         Thailand

·         Togo

·         Tonga

·         Uganda

·         Uruguay

·         Vanuatu

·         Yemen

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