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Retail and online to merge for William Hill in latest shake-up

William Hill has revealed that its UK online and retail divisions are due to merge in a move which will see the operator fast-track its recovery in 2021. Reported by the Racing Post, the firm’s UK online managing director Phil Walker will take responsibility for the single UK market division, while retail division director Nicola Frampton will step down. Both …

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William Hill closes Stockholm Gametek office

William Hill Plc has begun the phased closure of its ‘Gametek Office’ in Stockholm, a decision the FTSE betting group has undertaken to simplify its operating structures. Issuing a statement to SBC, William Hill brands its Stockholm office closure as ‘a natural step’ in the firm’s integration of MRG Group assets within its wider organisation. William Hill will move to …

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William Hill appoints Nedda Kaltcheva as international Tech lead 

William Hill Plc has confirmed the executive appointment of Nedda Kaltcheva as Chief Product and Technology Officer for the firm’s international business units. Kaltcheva, a former engineering lead for Stars Group Inc (2018-2019), joins William Hill’s Malta division from Palo Alto industrial logistics solution provider Manna, where she formerly served as European CTO. In her executive remit, Kaltcheva will lead …

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BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes

UK Bookies have raised £250,000 for Cancer and Covid-19 charities after taking a beating on Thursday’s Britannia Stakes race at Royal Ascot. Earlier this week, Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members vowed to donate all profits, after levy and duties were deducted, from win and each-way bets made on the race to charity. Participating bookmakers included Paddy Power Betfair, bet365, …

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William Hill secures £224m bookbuild in less than 24-hours  

William Hill Plc has achieved its bookbuild funding target, raising £224 million in working capital for its future growth strategy, maintaining its digital growth momentum, and accelerating its US wagering partnerships. Closing trading on Tuesday 17 June, William Hill announced that it had sanctioned a new share placement for 19.99% of the firm’s existing share capital. In less than 24-hours, William …

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William Hill plans for future with new share placing

William Hill is raising a war chest to fund its long-term growth ambitions, mainly in the US sports betting market. Alongside a positive trading statement on Tuesday 16 June, the FTSE250 betting group said it intends to issue a new ordinary share placement for 19.99% of its existing share capital. CEO Ulrik Bengtsson was upbeat about the company’s performance over …

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Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete

A consortium of Swedish online gambling companies have ‘unanimously contested’ the Ministry of Finance’s proposals to place further restrictions on online gambling licensees. In a joint statement issued by Swedish igaming trade body BOS, nine CEOs have called for the government to reconsider the ‘unrealistic proposals’, which are said to ‘play into the hands of the unlicensed market’. The statement …

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Nick Luck joins William Hill racing roster

William Hill has strengthened its racing expertise with the addition of Nick Luck who will become the bookmaker’s new flat racing expert. The seven-time HWPA Broadcaster of the Year joins William Hill’s stable of racing experts which includes Rebecca Curtis, Sir AP McCoy and the Twiston-Davies’, Nigel and Sam. Commenting on his new role, Luck said: “I am delighted to …

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GVC submits claim for HMRC FOBTs rebate

GVC Holdings has become the latest gambling company to issue a claim to Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs  (HMRC) regarding compensation owed from tax charges related to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs). After William Hill followed the lead of Betfred and Rank Group earlier in the week, GVC has predicted that a successful claim ‘will result in a cash inflow to …

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William Hill pursues HMRC FOBTs rebate 

William Hill has followed counterparts Betfred and Rank Group Plc in issuing an HMRC claim on compensation owed from tax charges related to fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs).  The FTSE bookmaker could stand to secure a multi-million £ tax rebate on FOBT charges issued between 2005 and 2013. William Hill’s HMRC rebate stands from an April High Court ruling that favoured …

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