William Hill is licensed by the Gibraltar government, under the Gambling Act 2005 and have a license to operate in the UK. Two organizations therefore cover the regulation of the activities of William Hill and provisions are put in place by both to ensure:
– All minors under the age of 18 are unable to access any gambling activities conducted on this site.
– All bets are treated fairly and all acts by the company are fair and transparent.
– Any person developing a gambling problem is assisted in the best way that the company can.
Contact William Hill
Name: William Hill
Customer Services: 0800 085 6296
Telephone Betting: 0800 223 311
Address: William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road, Wood Green, London
Post Code: N227TP
Review of Markets
Our review will now look at the markets offered and the live betting suite:
William Hill are the UK’s most prominent chain of bookmakers in High Streets across the country and they’re also one of the biggest names in the online world. This massive exposure means that they have to offer a huge amount of different markets in order to keep their massive customer base happy. The markets offered by William Hill online include:
American football, athletics, baseball, basketball, bowls, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, football, GAA football, GAA hurling, golf, greyhounds, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, motor racing, motorbike racing, pool, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, UFC and volleyball. They also offer special sections for important events, with the Olympics currently having a section dedicated to it.
It is clear to see the William Hill has one of the largest selections of different markets currently available. This means that the site is perfect for those who like to bet on a variety of different sports but who don’t want the hassle of using lots of different online bookmakers. They’ve also got hundreds of different bets per event available.
Review of William Hill Live Betting
The in-play option offered by William Hill is regarding as one of the best online and it has a huge number of different markets available as well as live scores and even the chance to view some games streamed live while you view the odds as well. In game stats are available and detailed which is a big plus – many bookmakers don’t offer this feature.
The section is found by clicking on the “In-Play Betting” tab just under all of the sport options and once you click, you will find a highly intuitive and informative page with all of the latest in-play options. The details found include the current odds – which change on an incredibly regular basis – as well as the current score and game stats, which are updated instantly and if the game is being shown live a live stream as well.
Live Streaming at William Hill
William Hill are one of only a select few online bookmakers who now offer free live streams of sporting events to their customers free of charge. At most online bookmakers you have to have either bet on the game or have money in your account to view the streams. Horse Racing aside you only need an account to watch sports at William Hill for free.
Basketball, Football, Cricket and Tennis are the main live sports you’ll be able to view and live UK and Irish Horse Racing is also available but to view races you must wager a min of £1 on them.
If you want to gain access to the live streams on offer then first you must open a William Hill account. Once you have an account to view the events on offer you must then either click the camera icon next to the event you want to view or click the ‘Live Streaming’ tab on the top nav bar.
You can also view live streams in the In Play section right above the odds on the game. It’s one of the better live sections and one of the only ones around to rival that on offer from Bet365 (who require you to have £1 in your account to view streams).
All in all William Hill actually outrank all other bookmakers when it comes to live streaming, we know high praise indeed, but it’s true.
Will Hill Banking Options
Despite its massive size and popularity – or perhaps because of it – William Hill does not offer a huge amount of promotions on the sporting events that they take bets on. This is actually the only category they score poorly in with us but as it’s one of the most important it’s the main reason they don’t make the A+ grade.
There are a few worth mentioning though, listed below:
£30 Free Bet – Any new customer at William Hill can claim a £30 free bet. Just sign up and bet £10 at 1/5 (1.20) or greater odds to release your £30 in free bets.
Football Acca Insurance – Place a six team of bigger football acca with William Hill and if just one of your teams lets you down then they’ll refund you stake up to a max of £25.
Goalscorer 2nd Chance – If you back any football player to net the first goal but he scores the second of the game instead then you’ll get a refunded on your bet (max £50).
0-0 Insurance – Back any correct score or double result football market and if the games ends 0-0 then you’ll get your stake back up to a maximum of £50.
Best Odds Guaranteed (Horse Racing and Greyhounds) – William Hill guarantees to have the best odds of any online bookmaker. If not, they’ll pay the difference as long as you point out a better price than the one you took.
William Hill £30 Free Bet
So we’ve established that the William Hill run a pretty tight ship but what about the bonus on offer to new players?
At William Hill as a new customer you can claim a £30 free bet bonus when you join. It’s one bonus per household only and it works in very much the same was as the majority of free bet bonuses work. Follow the short guide below to claim it right now:
1 – Visit the William Hill homepage by clicking here! (Link opens in new window).
2 – Click the green ‘Join Now’ button in the top right hand corner of the screen.
3 – Fill out the required details and choose a new username and password. Make sure you use promo code C30 when signing up!
4 – Log into your new William Hill account and make a deposit of at least £10.
5 – Now place a bet on any market on the William Hill website which has odds of 1/5 (1.20) or better. Once your bet is placed you’ll release the free £30 into your account, you can then use this to bet anything you want!
Click here to get £30 free at WilliamHill.com now!
Full T&C’s apply and can be viewed after completing step 1 on the William Hill website. We have a summary of the main points on our William Hill free bet page.
4.5 Star Grade Explained
We give every single bookmaker we review a grade between 0 and 5 stars. This grade is to show users how safe and secure the site is as well as gives them an indication as to which we recommended as the best out there.
You’ve probably already noticed (at the top of this review page) that we’ve given William Hill a 4.5 rating. It’s the second best rating we dish out behind 5 stars so firstly you’d be right to assume that we rate William Hill pretty highly.
They are one of the more cutting edge online bookmakers with live streaming available to users and live betting as well. Their diversity when it comes to odds and markets is good and they’ve got a great reputation in the gambling community world wide.
The only reason they don’t make the 5 star grade for us right now is due to the fact that there are better bookmakers out there when it comes to the generosity of odds on offer and the promotions that are running. William Hill run a tight, no risk, bookies but it’s often the case that better odds can be found elsewhere and promotions are few and far between.