Tag Archives: Philip Bowcock

William Hill US appoints Kenneth Fuchs as President of Digital

Kenneth Fuchs will bring “deep digital expertise” to William Hill US after the former CEO of STATS was appointed as President of Digital. Fuchs spent more than two years with STATS, a global sports data firm that counts Google, Apple, Amazon, ESPN, Microsoft and William Hill amongst its clients, as well as teams such as the New England Patriots and Golden States …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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Philip Bowcock – Global vision will reshape William Hill

William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock has stated to investors that his tenure will reshape the UK legacy bookmaker into a ‘digitally led and internationally diverse gambling business’. Speaking at the FTSE firm’s ‘Capital Markets Day’, Bowcock outlines the three strategic areas that will drive William Hill’s corporate turnaround, seeking to completely transform the bookmaker by: – Driving digital growth …

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William Hill eyes digital expansion through MRG acquisition

FTSE250  bookmaker William Hill Plc is looking to grow its digital footprint and expand its European profile, putting forward a cash offer to acquire Stockholm-listed MRG Group (legacy Mr Green & Co) for a sum equivalent to €271 million.  This morning,  William Hill governance offered its opening SEK69 in cash per share to MRG investors, representing a total of SEK2,819m (€270.96m). To date, William Hill …

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William Hill sells UK racing trackside betting network

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has confirmed the sale of its on-course betting points/stalls network worth £2 million, ending its trackside presence within UK racing. First established in 1934, William Hill has chosen to dispose its entire 82 racecourse pitch network to independent racing bookmaker Sid Hooper. The diminishing returns of its on-course network sees William Hill prioritise its horseracing services …

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Philip Bowcock: Eldorado JV sees William Hill secure ‘largest active US betting footprint’

The governance of FTSE250 bookmaker William Hill has confirmed news reports that it has entered a strategic joint-venture with Nasdaq US casino group Eldorado Resorts. William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock declares that the bookmaker has significantly advanced its US position and coverage securing access to ‘Eldorado’s leading regional casino portfolio and customer base of 23 million people’. “Under the …

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Lyndsay Wright: William Hill – Unity & collaboration are key to beating problem gambling

Last July, William Hill governance launched its ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ corporate initiative, outlining the industry’s biggest individual commitment to minimising gambling-related harms. Spearheading the FTSE betting group’s new social responsibility initiatives, Lyndsay Wright, Director of Strategy, Brand & IR details to SBC the significant operating and structural changes William Hill will undertake to fight problem-gambling on the front foot… …

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Packing a punch: AJ joins William Hill global ambassador roster

William Hill has announced the signing of unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua OBE, as its new global brand ambassador. The sporting icon has signed an initial one-year deal with the bookmaker and will feature in the company’s exciting new integrated advertising campaigns over the next twelve months. AJ will also appear in the firm’s social media and PR activities, …

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William Hill notes ‘solid progress’ despite booking + £900 million FOBTs adjustment

FTSE bookmaker William Hill will settle exceptional charges and adjustments of £916 million, including a ‘£882 million non-cash impairment’ for its Retail division, as governance adjusts to the UK government’s Triennial Judgement reducing wagers on FOBTs machines to £2. Publishing its half-year 2018 results (26 weeks ending 27 June), William Hill governance has pre-booked corporate losses of £916 million, which …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Pointing to the next stage in the fight against gambling-related harm

  Last month I wrote about the latest effort by the UK Government to “drive action” across online gambling, gambling advertising, research, education and treatment of problem gambling and, more widely, the public health agenda with regard to gambling. Perhaps the industry’s most immediate major reaction to this has been the announcement by William Hill of a new corporate objective …

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