Tag Archives: Philip Bowcock

Scientific Games clears William Hill hurdle in pursuit of NYX Gaming

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has released a statement, detailing that it will move to acquire William Hill’s entire 6.8 million ‘ordinary shares and convertibles’ holding in acquisition target NYX Gaming Group. The Nasdaq gambling technology firm, clears a major hurdle in its $630 million pursuit of Toronto TSX-listed NYX (first announced September 2017). Last November, William Hill governance stated to …

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William Hill eyes Australian expansion by entering CrownBet takeover talks

Crown Resorts, the Australian gaming and entertainment group, and William Hill have both moved to confirm discussions have taken place, and are ongoing, regarding the formers 62% stake in online betting firm CrownBet. Speculation first came to light in The Australian newspaper, that ‘in depth’ talks over a potential deal were believed to ongoing between governances. Presenting a statement to the media, Crown Resorts …

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Philip Bowcock – William Hill sees international growth as the fix for potential UK downturns

Updating investors on William Hill Plc Trading, Group CEO Philip Bowcock has detailed that the  FTSE bookmaker will move to prioritise expansion within overseas markets in an attempt to combat any potential growth impacts felt from forthcoming UK regulatory increases. William Hill recorded positive results for its 17-week trading period to 24 October, however, Bowcock believes further international growth will plug any …

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On track William Hill set to deliver £40 million in group 2017 savings

Presenting its latest trading update (unaudited 17-week period to 24 October), FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill Plc details that its corporate performance is ‘in-line with expectations’, as the company seeks to deliver £40 million in annualised cost efficiencies for group reinvestment. Updating the market, William Hill continues its digital recovery, recording a 13% increase in online wagering, combined with 6% net …

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Ashley Highfield departs William Hill as Corporate Responsibility Chair

FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ashley Highfield has formally stepped down as a Non-executive director, departing the firm’s corporate advisory team. As a governance advisor, Highfield headed up William Hill’s Corporate Responsibility Committee. Last October, the FTSE bookmaker confirmed that former Betfair Group Plc Chief Executive Mark Brooker would replace Highfield as Committee Chair. In 2016, restructuring William …

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William Hill presents Bobby Moore Fund with £24,000 cheque

At the culmination of its second consecutive year as sponsor and passionate supporter of the Bobby Moore Fund’s Football Shirt Friday, William Hill CEO, Philip Bowcock presented the England idol’s widow, Stephanie Moore a cheque for just over £24,000. Bowcock described it as a ‘privilege’ to sponsor the initiative, which has raised over £120,000 in total towards funding life-saving bowel …

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New look William Hill welcomes Ruth Prior as Group CFO

Updating the market, FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ruth Prior has officially taken the corporate leadership position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Last March, William Hill governance had confirmed that it had headhunted Prior from leading global payments provider WorldPay’s executive team where she had served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy CFO (2013-2017). A seasoned finance …

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Scott Longley – William Hill chief: ‘Drop TV ads’

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Philip Bowcock, chief executive at William Hill, suggests that his company has the brand presence to withstand the loss of TV advertising, writes Scott Longley. _________________________ Philip Bowcock, chief executive of William Hill, said he personally would like to see the gambling industry reined in when it comes to TV advertising and suggested his company would benefit from the general …

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‘Digitally Ready’ William Hill to ramp up marketing

Looking forward to a new European football season, FTSE-listed William Hill is preparing to undertake a significant marketing outlay in order to entice customers back to its digital sports betting products. Presenting to investors, William Hill’s strategy update, new Chief Executive Philip Bowcock detailed that the bookmaker was planning dynamic marketing campaigns, focusing on customer engagement through its social media …

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William Hill takes title sponsorship of St Leger Festival

Agreeing to terms with racecourse operator Arena Racing Company (ARC), William Hill will become the new title sponsor of the St Leger Festival, a heritage event for UK racing stakeholders. Signing a three-year deal, the four-day festival will now be rebranded as ‘The William Hill St Leger Festival’ (13-16 September). Further to its sponsorship, William Hill has boosted the prize …

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