William Hill – Features & Promotions
William Hill has been around since 1934 and is an established household name, the first in bookmaking. Now online it also has a poker room, casino and other gaming sections.
Here you’ll find information on the features and promotions on offer at the WilliamHill.com sportsbook and poker room, which include live in-play betting, the mobile sportsbook, rewards scheme and poker school.
1. William Hill Sportsbook – Features
William Hill offers several features to make betting more interesting – from the sports betting news updated regularly to the live in-play betting function and placing bets on your mobile.
William Hill specialises in competitive odds and one-off markets when it comes to horse racing and football, but there are also another 20 events to choose from. Read all about the latest promotions in this article.
1.1 Sports Betting News
You can choose your favourite William Hill sports and your own individual news page is created. This is useful for those regular bettors who like to stay informed of what’s happening in their events, however the less popular events listed aren’t kept up-to-date, some featuring articles 1 year old or more, and can’t be relied upon to provide the latest news.
1.2 Bet Calculator
An old favourite among William Hill punters, the bet calculator will work out for you how much money you can make on a bet and is useful for calculating accumulator bets.
1.3 In-Play Betting & Live Streaming
William Hill has a schedule of events every day during which you can place a bet using their live in-play service. This is a much more exciting way to bet as prices are updated regularly throughout the event and you can watch the progress of it either with the live streaming, if available, or with the live text commentaries and radio service. The range of events for this service is small but there is live betting available at almost any time.
Members can access the live streaming of selected football, basketball, tennis and cricket games, among other sports. Horse racing is available to watch live as well for those who have placed a bet of £1 or more.
1.4 Mobile Betting
You can now log in to your WilliamHill account on your mobile to place bets, and a download is available to make navigating the site easier on your phone. This can be found by visiting the site on your mobile and clicking “Download Sportsbook App”.
1.5 William Hill Apps
There are 4 new apps, all available at the App Store online, with features to make betting easier and more fun:
• Shake-A-Bet: helps you choose the bet you want to place with functions that make it quick and easy
• Mobile Sportsbook: the full website in a version suitable for your mobile
• Match Predictor: predict the outcome of matches for fun, then watch as the games unfold. Read the latest league news and enter competitions
• The Racing Post: direct horse racing betting plus news and vital stats, videos from Racing Post TV; this app is a breakthrough in mobile horse betting.
2. Sports Promotions
William Hill uses generous odds to attract bettors rather than complex bonuses. Promotions aren't hard to find on this sportsbook, but here’s a guide to what there is, anyway.
2.1 Free £30 Bets for New Members
On the “Open an Account” page you can enter a promotional code for William Hill which give you £30 in free bets. To qualify for this you need to enter the promo code when registering and place a bet of up to £10. The bets will be credited as 3 x £10. The offer stands for 30 days after registering so be sure to use your free bets while they last. Other terms and conditions apply.
3. William Hill Poker – Features
4 kinds of poker are available at the William Hill poker room – Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha High, Omaha High Low and 7 Card Stud. The main features of this poker site are the poker school, aimed at players of all standards, the VIP rewards scheme, the many tournaments which take place and the generous promotions.
3.1 Poker School
For those who are new to poker you can find explanations for each of the games and some of the common terms used. You will also find a guide to rankings, probabilities and pre-flop decision-making, all of which you can refer to as you play. Not the most comprehensive poker school out there but it has the basic essentials.
For the more advanced players Julian Thew, the in-house pro, has written on how to improve your game and develop strategies depending on the type of poker you’re playing.
3.2 VIP Scheme
As with most other online poker rooms, play raked hands on William Hill poker and you will accumulate WH Points, which in turn will earn you rewards such as entry to special tournaments, or you can convert your points to real cash to withdraw. Regular players will benefit most from this rewards scheme.
Dozens of tournaments take place every day, and the vast majority are Texas Hold ‘Em, but there are always at least a few for the other games. It’s pretty likely that you’ll be able to find 1 for your playing standard at most times of day.
4. Poker Promotions
The current poker sign up offer at William Hill is as follows: Deposit & Play with £10 Instantly & £100 Bonus. Take a read through the terms and conditions to get your head around them:
18+. Opt-in required. X1 per customer. New customers only, min first deposit/transfer £10 to poker account. Game restrictions and Terms Apply. ♣ CGT: £7 cash game ticket tables up to €0.05/€0.10, game mode, type, bet type, table size and stake restrictions apply, 85 WHPoints to redeem. Expires in 7 days. ♠ Tournament Tickets: 4X tournament tickets total value of £3. 2x SnG Ladder, 1X Twister Sit&Go, 1X Wild Twister Sit&Go. ♥ £100 Bonus Money: WHPoints to redeem Bonus (two stage redemption rate), expires in 45 days. ♦ Bonus Spins: x40 wagering. expires in 14 days, Max redemption £20. T&Cs apply.