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Worldpay’s Ruth Prior joins William Hill as new CFO

FTSE-listed William Hill Plc continues its executive team restructure confirming the appointment of Ruth Prior as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior who joins William Hill, from leading global payments provider Worldpay, where she served as Deputy CFO (2013 -2017), will takeover the operator’s financial leadership duties of Philip Bowcock who last month was promoted to William Hill Group ... Read More »

Wyjście…William Hill withdraws all services from Poland

FTSE-listed William Hill has become the latest industry operator to fully withdraw its services from the newly regulated Polish online betting market. This week the bookmaker confirmed its market withdrawal to customers and media partners stating that it would shut down its Polish betting services on 1 April. The bookmaker has asked its marketing partners to stop all campaigns and ... Read More »

Bookmakers odds-on for Scots Referendum ‘Part Deux’ before 2020

As Prime Minister Theresa May is handed the right to ‘trigger Article 50’ by Parliament, beginning the negotiations for the UK to leave the European Union, Scotland’s SNP has begun to push for its ‘second referendum’ appeal. Declaring SNP’s political intent, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon stated that her party would seek for a government referendum approval between the autumn 2018-2019 ... Read More »

William Hill tests ‘interactive shop windows’ for Cheltenham 2017

Bringing innovation and player engagement to its retail betting shops, bookmaker William Hill has launched a series of interactive shop window takeovers promoting its Cheltenham Festival 2017 offers and market odds. The project led by Leeds-based retail and leisure marketing agency Savvy, will see William Hill promote a live in-store campaign utilizing interactive holograms of racehorse and jockeys. The horses ... Read More »

Top European football clubs sign up for Betting on Football 2017

Betting on Football

Betting on Football has demonstrated its pulling power amongst top football clubs in Europe by attracting representatives from clubs such as Leicester City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Celtic, VfL Wolfsburg, Arsenal, Chelsea, Rangers, Charlton Athletic, AC Milan, AS Roma, and organisations like La Liga and the Scottish Football Association. Representatives at #bofcon2017 will include Mark Davies, Head of New Business for reigning ... Read More »

Philip Bowcock takes full leadership of William Hill Plc

The William Hill board of directors has this morning confirmed that acting Interim-CEO Philip Bowcock has been promoted to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer, taking on full leadership duties of the FTSE-listed betting operator. The official appointment of Bowcock as CEO, sees William Governance end its + 8-month search for a replacement to former leader James Henderson who ... Read More »

William Hill player scoops $1 million jackpot on Playtech slot

Playtech Jackpot

A 48-year-old European player on William Hill has become a millionaire after scooping the largest ever progressive jackpot on a Playtech Age of the Gods™ slot game. The anonymous male, who was spinning just $1 per spin, was rewarded with an additional $3,000 bonus following his $997,690 jackpot win on Age of the Gods: King of Olympus™. Since being launched ... Read More »

William Hill – Can Jeremy Corbyn survive 2017 as Labour Party Leader?

The Labour Party maintaining its ‘heartland seat’ of Stoke-on-Trent, may have seen Jeremy Corbyn avoid complete political disaster last week. However, Labour’s leader still has a daunting task ahead of him if he is to stand as official Party representative for the next General Election. Growing unrest in ‘camp Labour’ regarding leadership has led to senior party officials denying numerous ... Read More »

William Hill pushes for three-point recovery plan in 2017

William Hill governance has this morning published its full-year 2016 financial statement, in what has been a tough year for the FTSE-listed bookmaker, having to revise its corporate forecasts twice in one year due to higher costs and unfavourable sports results. Closing its 2016 performance, William Hill governance posted a group revenue rise of £1.6 billion in-line with 2015 results. ... Read More »

William Hill board to promote Philip Bowcock to Group CEO

The Financial Times has reported that William Hill governance will announce the promotion of Chief Financial Officer and ‘interim’ CEO Philip Bowcock to the corporate leadership position of Group Chief Executive this Friday. Bowcock who joined the FTSE operator in November 2015 from UK Cinema chain Cineworld Group, has been acting as interim William Hill leader following the departure of ... Read More »