William Hill opened his first betting shop in 1934, during a period when gambling was an illegal activity in the UK. Nowadays the gambling industry is thriving (and very much legal!), and so is William Hill.
Despite the bookmaker’s proud and illustrious history as a high-street betting establishment, the company has recently made the move to operating online gambling services. Their site allows you to place bets in-play during live events and offers a vast range of sports betting markets, not to mention a whole host of enticing promotions.
Free bet information – Bet £10, Get £30 FREE!
Upon registering a new account at William Hill you will become eligible to claim their terrific welcome bonus. The bonus comes in form of a free bet worth £20 when you place your first bet of just £10 at odds of 1.5 or greater.
Any winnings you receive from the free bet will not include the original stake.
You can find out more information about the William Hill free bet here.
As a top online bookmaker, William Hill prides itself on offering a safe a secure service to customers all over the world. Here are all the banking options available on William Hill:
- Debit and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Maestro.
- E-wallets: Paypal, Skrill, Neteller,
- Fast bank transfer, bank transfer and cheque.
There are no direct fees for transactions on William Hill but you may have to check with your bank or e-wallet provider as they may apply charges. All deposits are processed instantly and the majority a limited to a minimum amount of £10 (bank transfers and cheques must be £25 or more). The maximum deposit limit depends on the payment type but is generally a sufficient amount. E-wallet withdrawals may take a day to process whilst card withdrawals can take 3-5 working days. Minimum withdrawals are generally £5 and maximum withdrawals vary.
You can use a variety of different currencies when betting with William Hill online. These are: UK Pounds Sterling (GBP), Euro (EUR), US Dollar (USD), Australian Dollar (AUD), Canadian Dollar (CAD), Japanese Yen (JPY), Danish Krone (DKK), Swedish Krona (SEK), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Hong Kong Dollar (HKD) and Swiss Franc (CHF).
|Payment Method||Deposit Time||Fees||Maximum Deposit|
|William Hill CASHDIRECT||Immediate||None||£5,000|
|Fast Bank Transfer||Within 5 days||None||£10,000|
|Bank Transfer||3-5 working days||None||£100,000|
|Cheque||Within 10 days||None||£100,000|
Mobile betting – Coral run a mobile app which is available for all major mobile platforms such as Android and iOS for iPhone and iPad. With easy navigation and Quick Stake options, you are never a few taps away from backing a potential winner. Read all about the William Hill mobile app here.
On going promotions – You don’t have to be a new customer to get a freebie from William Hill. As well as the £25 free bet, William Hill offer a number of on-going and limited edition promotions. Take the Money Back If You Miss Out By One Team Acca Insurance which, well, does pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. There are also a few football concessions available on mobile and desktop:
- Goalscorer 2nd chance: if you pick a first goalscorer and they don’t score the first goal but they do score the second, William Hill will refund your stake as a free bet.
- Bore Draw insurance: William Hill will refund a lost correct score and double result bet if the match ends in a 0-0 bore draw.
Cash out feature – You can make your everyday bet a lot more interesting with this live in-play feature. Cash out your winnings before the final whistle or cut your losses before the result slips further away. Do you have the nerves to hold out until the final whistle?
WHTV live streaming – You can also watch live streams of football, snooker, tennis, ice hockey, rugby league, cricket, basketball and much more through William Hill’s live streaming service.
What’s the down side?
While William Hill provide an excellent betting service with their generous promotions and professional banking services, the online bookmaker is let down by the general appearance of the website. Compared to other high-profile betting sites, William Hill is a few years behind on the design front. As such, it can sometimes be difficult and boring to navigate your way around the otherwise impressive selection of odds and betting markets.