About William Hill
William Hill is one of the leading bookmaker brands in the UK. It was founded back in 1934 by the businessman William Hill. The company employs over 16,000 people in the 9 countries that it operates within.
The bookmaker has changed ownership a number of times since its early days. Sears Holdings, Grand Metropolitan, Brent Walker, Nomura, and CVC Capital Partners have all held ownership over the bookmaker since the 1930s.
In 2005, the bookmaker purchased 624 betting premises from Stanley Leisure for a total value of £504 million which made the bookie the largest in the UK ahead of its key rival Ladbrokes in terms of size.
November 2008 saw William Hill strike a deal with OpenBet and Playtech. As part of the deal, William Hill paid Playtech founder Teddy Sagi £144.5 million and Playtech also owned a 29% stake in William Hill Online.
The bookmaker prides itself on its football coverage and proudly boasts that it offers markets on over 60,000 football matches across the globe every year. In 2015, the bookmaker generated revenues worth £1.59 billion.
The William Hill brand has been the sponsor for the Sports Book of the Year award which has been awarded since 1989 and claims to be “dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports writing”. Previous winners of the award have included 2011's A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng and 1991's Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times by Thomas Hauser.
William Hill is regulated and licensed by the UK Gambling Commission for UK customers and it is regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner and licensed by the Gibraltar Government for international customers.