The chances are that you’re more familiar with FanDuel and DraftKings but William Hill is expected to be right there with them at the top of the United States sports betting market. Because of William Hill’s experience, they are currently setting the industry standard in several areas – and have established themselves as major players in three U.S. states (and counting).
PROS: The leader in promotions, 24/7 customer service, loads of deposit options.
CONS: Smaller deposit bonus
MOBILE INTERFACE: ⭐⭐⭐
DEPOSIT BONUS: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
SAFETY AND SECURITY: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
CUSTOMER SERVICE: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
USER EXPERIENCE: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
William Hill Sportsbook History
If you thought FanDuel and DraftKings were huge, William Hill makes about $2 billion a year in the UK where it and Ladbrokes-Coral reign supreme. William Hill decided to make the jump to the states in 2012, buying sportsbooks in Nevada. William Hill is already among the top dogs in Nevada, and once the United States Supreme Court overturned the law that made sports betting illegal, they were quick to throw their hat into the New Jersey ring as well. They now operate online and feature mobile sports betting in NJ on top of two brick and mortar locations at Monmouth Park and Oceans Casino. While there is no concrete date set yet, it is anticipated that William Hill will eventually offer sports betting in Pennsylvania next.
First Deposit Bonus
If you’re new to the sports betting process, William Hill is here to take care of you with a deposit bonus that is both straightforward and accessible.
The way it works is simple:
1) Register for an account and make a deposit using the promo code FANTASY500.
2) William Hill will offer you a risk-free wager in the amount of your deposit, up to a maximum of $500.
William Hill is clearly targeting novice bettors with its promotion, with this deposit bonus one of the easiest to convert among any sportsbook offer in the country. It’s a strong offering.
When you create your account, be prepared to provide the standard personal information like your full name, address, phone number and date of birth. You will additionally need to set a password and provide the answer to two security questions of your choice as well as the last four digits of your social security number. This is also where you will have the opportunity to enter any promotional codes that you have. Furthermore, you will need to acknowledge several website rules and confirm that you are at least 21 years old.
William Hill Sportsbook Interface
While William Hill’s interface is not quite as sleek as some of the other sites, the ease of navigation is as good as you will find. Here is how the homepage looks on a PC:
As you can see, the left panel is well organized to help you find the sport you are looking for quickly. Once you make your selection, a scrolling list of betting options will appear, sorted by the most popular wagers. The UI could benefit by maximizing the space on the screen, whether by compacting the information or by providing filters to find the type of bets you are looking to make. With that said, everything works great and there are no reports of bugs, as you might expect with one of the world giants in sports betting.
The mobile app is a bit sharper and similarly, has no issues that we could find.
Like the web interface, once you select your sport, the betting options are listed in scrolling matter. It feels clean and is easy to figure out, but you may be a bit slow to find the specific bet you’re searching for.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
William Hill Sportsbook has quick and painless withdrawal options plus as many deposit options as you’ll find anywhere else.
ACH/Echeck: Quickly connect your William Hill Sportsbook account to your bank account using your account and routing numbers.
Cash at Brick and Mortar: Bring your state-issued ID and your account number to any of William Hill’s physical locations and you will have cash placed into your sportsbook account.
Credit/Debit Card: William Hill Sportsbook accepts Visa and Mastercard but take note that some banks may charge a fee for gaming transactions so it may be wise to contact your bank first.
Entropay: A safe virtual Visa card that you can use without disclosing your credit card information.
Maestro: A multi-national debit card, often used in Europe and India. It is accepted at 12 million points of sale.
Neteller: Connect your credit or debit card to this E-Wallet in order to deposit instantly to William Hill Sportsbook.
PayPal: The world’s most popular E-wallet is available with William Hill. It will move funds from your E-wallet into your sportsbook account.
Skrill: If you are an international user, this will be your best method, as this E-wallet accommodates 40 different currencies.
William Hill Prepaid Card: You’ll receive a prepaid card in the mail within two weeks of signing up and committing funds to the card.
Cash at Brick and Mortar: Bring your state-issued ID and account number to any William Hill physical location and you will get up to $3,000 of your winnings each day.
William Hill Prepaid Card: You will be mailed your winnings on a physical card that you can take to an ATM to withdrawal your winnings.
William Hill’s array of sports to bet on are not as deep as some other sites, but it does have all of the major sports and many more. Rather, you will only be missing out on sports like darts, cycling and motorsports. Keep an eye out, however, as even those may be added. Here is the full list as of now:
- Auto Racing
- NCAA Basketball
- NCAA Football
William Hill Sportsbook provides all of the standard types of bets including spreads, moneylines, over/unders, futures, and parlays. It also allows in-game bets and prop bets but for now, there are far fewer options than other sites. You will always be able to make bets on the moneyline in-game for live betting but if you were looking for live in-game totals, you will likely be out of luck.
You will be hard pressed to find better customer service. There are some other great customer service offerings in the industry as well, but this truly is William Hill’s bread and butter. They have live chats 24/7 and the quickest responses we’ve seen. If you want, William Hill is also available over the phone or via email, but you can be sure to receive immediate and useful assistance over live chat.
While the initial bonus offer of $10 in free bet credits and an additional $150 after betting $150 isn’t as high as some other sites provide new users, its promotions pull William Hill right back into the ballgame. William Hill has loads of creative offers throughout the year for its users including the opportunity to cash out before a bet is settled if you believe it offers you an advantage. Additionally, there is a cash-back program where every wager placed returns 0.1% of your money wagered in the form of cash.
Frequently Asked Questions
In which states does the William Hill Mobile Sportsbook operate?
New Jersey and Nevada are currently the only states where William Hill users can place wagers on their sportsbook mobile app. William Hill will likely launch in Pennsylvania within the next calendar year as well.
Is William Hill Sportsbook secure?
Like William Hill’s major competitors in the sportsbook and online casino industry, the website and app are both encrypted using SSL protocol to protect your information. It makes sure third parties can’t get access to your information to ensure you won’t become a victim of fraud. Thawte (a certificate authority) certified William Hill’s SSL technology so you can feel safe using the website and app.
What is my maximum bet amount?
There are no payouts above $500,000 through William Hill, but that is not standard across the entire platform. Rather, each specific event, sport and bet type may have a lower maximum than the overall cap of $500,000. The site minimum wager is $1.
What measures does William Hill Sportsbook put in place to help me manage my gambling?
William Hill has plenty of options to enable their users to place bets responsibly. If anyone needs help, they are able to suspend themselves, ban themselves or even place deposit limits, spending limits and time limits if they choose. You can see the extent of these options by clicking “Responsible Gambling” on William Hill’s main help page.
What help does William Hill Sportsbook provide for novice bettors?
The entire help section is well-organized and useful on William Hill’s site. This is especially true of the “How to Bet” guide that walks new bettors through the ins and outs of sports wagering. You can find this extensive and well-communicated information under the “Getting Started” drop down menu.
William Hill Sportsbook
Deposits and Withdrawals
Safety and Security
The chances are that you’re more familiar with FanDuel and DraftKings but William Hill is expected to be right there with them at the top of the United States sports betting market. William Hill already has a strong presence in Nevada and are the authority in the United Kingdom. Now that they are in New Jersey and likely soon to be in Pennsylvania, bettors will have plenty to be happy about. Because of William Hill’s experience, they are currently setting the industry standard in several areas.
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