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‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’… William Hill outlines biggest industry commitment to eradicating problem gambling

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has set out its new corporate objective ‘Nobody Harmed by Gambling’ seeking to ‘eradicate problem gambling within the UK’. The bold objective sees William Hill place social responsibility and corporate sustainability at the forefront of its day-to-day operations. Presenting the initiative, William Hill governance has published an ‘immediate action plan’ detailing its new corporate sustainability strategy, …

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US offers UK bookies solace after FOBT blow

As the decision was made by the US Supreme Court to overturn PASPA, no sooner had British operators commenced celebrating, than they upped the ante on their plans to tap into the US market. The incentive to break the US market will have only been enhanced by the government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake of FOBTs to just £2, …

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Positive opening momentum sees William Hill look forward to Russia 2018

FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has detailed a positive opening to its 2018 trading, as the firm continues its digital recovery, while restructuring its operations. Issuing an unaudited trading statement for the 17-week period to 24 April 2018, William Hill details +3% gain in group revenues, driven by strong ‘Online and US performances’ which offset UK Retail declines. The bookmaker …

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Standards Matter… William Hill’s Bowcock seeks to follow Flint’s path

 Scott Longley details why industry leaders Philip Bowcock (Group CEO of William Hill Plc) and Richard Flint (CEO of Sky Betting & Gaming) share an aligned vision and solidarity in raising industry social responsibility standards. In 2018, the betting industry has more to lose than just a punishing FOBTs judgement… ______________ William Hill has just endured one of those weeks. …

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New look William Hill leadership confident of delivering successful ‘next chapter’

William Hill’s new leadership team is confident of delivering the FTSE bookmaker’s ‘next chapter’ having closed a group-wide transformative 2017. The bookmaker’s £238 million impairment charge on the value of its Australian business, dominated industry headlines last week, as William Hill Chief Executive Philip Bowcock presented full-year 2017 results. Despite the Australian downturn, Bowcock details to investors that William Hill has undertaken …

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Executive shake-up sees William Hill appoint Ulrik Bengtsson as Group Digital Chief

Further to publishing its full-year 2017 results, FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has today confirmed the appointment of former Betsson AB Group President & CEO Ulrik Bengtsson to the newly created role of Group Chief Digital Officer. Bengtsson is expected to join the group’s leadership team this April and will report directly to William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock as a member …

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William Hill fined £6.2m for social responsibility & AML failures

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The William Hill Group (WHG) is to pay a £6.2m penalty package for “systemic social responsibility and money laundering failures.” A near two year Gambling Commission (UKGC) investigation, undertaken between November 2014 and August 2016, found that senior management failed to mitigate risks, with a sufficient number of staff members not on hand to ensure anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility processes were …

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Tough regulatory terrain sees William Hill review Australia business

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has this morning confirmed, that it is undertaking a strategic review of its Australian business, following new government regulations on credit betting and the likely introduction of further state taxes imposed on betting firms. Presenting its ‘unaudited 52-week trading statement’ (period ending 26 December), William Hill governance detailed strong 2017 progress, with the company expected to …

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William Hill to act as FTSE Pacemaker as industry enters crucial 2018

City eyes eagerly await the publication of FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc’s Q4 2017 trading update on Thursday 18 January. The first of the UK legacy bookmakers to publish its closing 2017 statement, City analysts expect a strong trading update from William Hill, following favourable Premier League results recorded during the Christmas period. The FTSE bookmaker is expected to be …

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William Hill announces hospitality guru Roger Devlin as new Chairman

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Roger Devlin is to leave his post as Chairman of Sports Information Services (SIS) after nine years, to become Group Chairman of William Hill. Departing his role at SIS on January 31 next year, Devlin will is to become the William Hill Chairman Designate on February 1, before being appointed Chairman when current incumbent Gareth Davis steps down on April …

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