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William Hill secures highest industry rank on Financial Times ‘Diversity Index’

William Hill Plc is the highest-ranked gambling firm to feature in the Financial Times annual ‘Diversity Leaders Index’, which tracks the progress of corporate inclusivity directives amongst Europe’s biggest corporations. Composed by research partner Statista, the FT’s index measures employee perception of companies’ inclusiveness and effectiveness in tackling complex issues in improving corporate diversity with regards gender balance, openness to …

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William Hill puts #SGWeek20 at forefront of November advertising 

William Hill has launched a new campaign to utilise its entire media and sponsorship portfolio in support of ‘Safer Gambling Week- #SGWeek20’ which takes place from 19-25 November.  The bookmaker has launched a series of mini-clips and personalised messages from its sports ambassadors and sponsorship partners, promoting #SGWeek20’s core objective of broadening the conversation with customers and the wider public …

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Apollo ends interest in William Hill buyout but observes Caesars’ developments

New York private equity fund Apollo Global Management has terminated its pursuit of a William Hill Plc buyout.   This morning, Apollo stated that it would not disclose any formal bid for William Hill to rival the £2.9 billion cash offer made by Caesars Entertainment – a deal which has been accepted and recommended to shareholders by William Hill’s board of …

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Suitors await Caesars call on William Hill’s ‘non-US’ assets

City news sources report that New York investment fund Apollo Global Management will bid to acquire William Hill Plc’s ‘non-US assets’, as the FTSE250 firm moves to merge with US strategic partner Caesars Entertainment. Apollo had formally announced its intentions to bid for an outright acquisition of William Hill. However, the investment fund’s pursuit of the heritage UK betting group …

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Roger Devlin: Caesars offers the best foundation for William Hill’s US multi-state growth

In accordance with City Laws, William Hill Plc has published a full breakdown and notice of deal procedures related to its agreed £2.7 billion takeover offer by US Nasdaq gambling group Caesars Entertainment Inc.  Approved by William Hill’s board of directors, Caesars £2.7 billion offer will be presented to investors of the FTSE betting group on 17 November for its …

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BOSE Digital: Oddschecker breaks down ‘record-breaking’ Premier League campaign

‘Unexpected’ is arguably one of the buzzwords that comes to mind when discussing the 2019/20 Premier League season, with bookmakers and fans surprised at league outcomes, the length of the season and the performance of some of the league’s biggest teams. Delivering a keynote speech on day two of the Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, James Tippett, Commercial Executive …

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William Hill delivers on group-wide recovery as US takeover priorities loom

William Hill has stated that it is tracking ‘solid progress across all divisions’, as the FTSE betting group returns all operating units to robust trading during a transformative Q3 period. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the 13 week period to 29 September 2020, William Hill noted an ‘encouraging’ performance across all verticals, particularly highlighting growth across its ‘online international’ …

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William Hill drives retention with SportCaller’s Free Or 4

Free-to-play (FTP) sports game provider SportCaller has made its new Free Or 4 game available to William Hill, helping the operator drive both engagement and retention. Free Or 4 asks players to select six games in which they believe three or four total goals will be scored from the Saturday long-list of 3pm UK kick-offs. If players are able to …

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SBC Magazine Issue 11: Ralph Topping, SPACs and the best way to spend £100m

Kicking off Issue 11 of SBC Magazine, we have an exclusive interview with former William Hill CEO Ralph Topping, who reflected on his journey from a part-time cashier in one of Glasgow’s independent betting shops to the boardroom of William Hill. He looked back on the ways that UK betting shops have evolved in recent years and how bookmakers have …

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Mr Green makes Spanish debut with DGOJ licence

William Hill’s pan-European igaming subsidiary Mr Green has secured its Spanish market entry after receiving a licence from the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ). The new market entry will strengthen William Hill’s presence within the Spanish market by building upon the bookmaker’s multi-brand strategy to deliver online gaming and casino content. The FTSE betting group has maintained …

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