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William Hill slashes odds on Sam Riley becoming Bond following ‘substantial wager’

SBC News William Hill slashes odds on Sam Riley becoming Bond following 'substantial wager'

William Hill has alerted the media that it has received a substantial sized bet on Leeds actor Sam Riley becoming the eighth James Bond (Yes…SBC includes David Niven as a Bond!). The bookmaker revealed that a punter had placed a large sum backing Riley to replace Daniel Craig as 007 at 50/1. The bookmaker detailed that if the punter was …

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William Hill furthers presence in Scottish football with Cup sponsorship extension & FA partnership

SBC News William Hill furthers presence in Scottish football with Cup sponsorship extension & FA partnership

William Hill has this morning announced that it will extend its title sponsorship of the Scottish Cup for a further four years. The sponsorship extension sees the bookmaker surpass the eight-year mark as sponsor of the football tournament, which sees all levels of professional Scottish football participate. Agreeing terms with the Scottish FA, William Hill governance further announced that it …

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William Hill Australia wins ‘Click to Call’ battle

SBC News William Hill Australia wins 'Click to Call' battle

William Hill Australia appears to have won the battle to keep its controversial ‘Click to Call’ betting feature, after the Australian Federal Police (AFP) announced that it would not investigate the operator for breaching online gambling laws regarding wagering on live sports markets In August, the operators ‘Click to Call’ feature had been referred to the AFP by the Australian …

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William Hill announces 2015 ‘Sports Book of the Year’ shortlist

SBC News William Hill announces 2015 ‘Sports Book of the Year' shortlist

William Hill has announced the six books that will compete for its £27,000 ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’ at BAFTA London on the 27 November. The shortlist sees Guardian journalist Donald McRae aiming to win the literary prize for a record third time with boxing biography ‘Man’s World’: The Double Life of Emile Griffith. McRae won previously in 1996 …

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Tough Q3 sees William Hill issue 2015 profit warning

SBC News Tough Q3 sees William Hill issue 2015 profit warning

Issuing a Q3 2015 trading update, William Hill has warned stakeholders and investors that its annual profits will be forecasted below market expectations. The bookmaker detailed a rough Q3 trading performance, reporting a 39% dive in group operating profits.   Suffering the same fate as competitor Ladbrokes, William Hill maintained that sports wagering had been positive during the period, driven …

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William Hill – Pamela Anderson favourite to wave old Playboy goodbye

SBC News William Hill - Pamela Anderson favourite to wave old Playboy goodbye

With a view to capture a modern audience amid its declining readership, Playboy Founder and Editor in-Chief Hugh Hefner announced last week that his magazine would no longer publish fully nude female models/centrefolds. Playboy senior executives announced that February 2016 would see the last publication of its ‘nude magazine’ as the publisher takes on a social-media relevant, “PG-13” strategy. Opening …

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WHLabs – William Hill to launch trio of iOS apps in 2015

SBC News WHLabs - William Hill to launch trio of iOS apps in 2015

William Hill, industry innovation incubator WHLabs has detailed the upcoming launch of three in-house developed first iOS apps that will offer brand new ways for its customers to bet. The free-to-download apps -– Cheer Me Up, Yes/No and Rapid, are currently being BETA tested. WHLabs management revealed that the apps are  being launched to customers outside of the core sportsbook, …

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Crispin Nieboer – data & personalisation are the key to William Hill’s future growth

SBC News Crispin Nieboer - data & personalisation are the key to William Hill's future growth

Tasked with leading new innovation for William Hill, Crispin Nieboer Director of Corporate Development & Innovation believes refining data for a  further personalised customer engagement as the operator’s key to future growth. Nieboer a founding team member of WHLabs, William Hill’s specialist industry incubator shed personal insight to marketing news source The Drum. With regards to data and customer personalisation, …

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William Hill rolls out Project Trafalgar

SBC News William Hill rolls out Project Trafalgar

William Hill today announces the full roll-out of Project Trafalgar, its new sports betting platform. The in-house developed project consists of a new website infrastructure and new mobile app, will aim to enhance the customer engagement with a clean, responsive layout and faster in-play betting as well as representing a powerful platform for future development. The new front end provides …

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