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Surf’s Up! William Finnegan’s ‘Barbarian Days’ wins 2016 ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’ award

William Finnegan’s surfing memoir ‘Barbarian Days’ has won the 28th ‘William Hill Sports Book of the Year’ award, the richest and most prestigious sports literature prize. Described by judges as ‘compelling elegiac and profound’, Barbarian Days is the first surfing-based book to win William Hill’s literature prize. Finnegan a New Yorker magazine columnist has already won critical acclaim for his …

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William Hill – François Fillion ‘French Favourite’ but Le Pen is punters choice

Updating its ‘France 2017’ election market, William Hill has placed Conservative candidate and former Prime Minister François Fillion as its current market frontrunner (price 4/7). This weekend Fillion surprised French political commentators by grabbing victory in the Les Républicains (French Conservatives) first primary. Fillion now goes head-to-head with Alain Juppé (former market favourite, now priced 8/1) for the election leadership …

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Ciaran O’Brien takes third place after strong start at Chepstow

Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill, made a great start on his Tipster Challenge appearance at Chepstow, but failed to build on victories from each of the first three races. O’Brien’s hat-trick of wins amounted to 5.29 points, which was 3.66 more than both Timeform and Stephen Harris, the horse racing Guru at bettingexpert. Both of our regular tipsters …

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William Hill’s Ciaran O’Brien takes Tipster Challenge at Chepstow

Ciaran O’Brien, Communications Director at William Hill, has entered the Tipster Challenge limelight for this week at Chepstow Races. Ciaran O’Brien was a star of the previous format, recording 16.50 points at Cheltenham in March 2016. A similar result would put him top of the table, ahead of current leader Alan Alger of Betway. Stephen Harris, Horse Racing Guru at …

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Baazov pens CAD $3.5 billion offer for Amaya assets

David Baazov the former Chief Executive Officer of Amaya Inc, has penned a reported CAD $3.5 billion (US $2.56 billion) offer to acquire the Toronto TSX-listed operator outright. Baazov who is currently facing charges of insider trading by Quebec’s securities regulator Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) makes his formal approach to purchase Amaya assets outright. The former Amaya CEO who …

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William Hill strengthens governance advisory with 3 Non Executive Director appointments

Further to today’s trading update, FTSE-listed William Hill has moved to strengthen its governance advisory by confirming the appointment of three new Non-Executive Directors. Updating its investors William Hill governance confirmed that John O’Reilly, (former Managing Director at Coral Interactive), Robin Terrell (former Chief Customer Officer at Tesco PLC) and Mark Brooker (former Chief Operating Officer at Betfair) would join …

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Metric Gaming hires Jim Supple as one of three new executives

Metric Gaming has marked the launch of its London offices by hiring three new executives, including former Betfair and William Hill director Jim Supple. After 25 years’ experience in the betting industry, Supple is set to become the company’s COO. He will be joined by new CFO Steven Paterson, former Finance Director of William Hill’s retail division. Meanwhile, Sam Foulkes, …

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Saving to Spend – William Hill commits to digital turnaround

Publishing its corporate trading update (17-week period 29 June to 25 October) FTSE-listed bookmaker William Hill has declared that it expects its 2016 full-year operating profits to be ‘at the top end of previous £260-280 million guidance’. Updating investors, William Hill governance detailed that it has found a potential £30 million in ‘opportunities’ for group-wide operating efficiencies which governance will …

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