William Hill (bookmaker)

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William Hill plc is a bookmaker based in Central London, England.wikipedia
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William Hill (businessman)

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The company was founded by William Hill in 1934 at a time when gambling was illegal in Britain.
William Hill (16 July 1903 – 15 October 1971) was the founder of William Hill, the British bookmaking firm.

Bookmaker

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William Hill plc is a bookmaker based in Central London, England.
The group of the largest bookmakers in the country, known as the "Big Three", comprises William Hill, Ladbrokes, and Coral.

Sears plc

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It changed hands many times, being acquired by Sears Holdings in 1971, then by Grand Metropolitan in 1988, then by Brent Walker in 1989.
The company diversified again in 1971, buying William Hill, a chain of bookmakers.

Grand Metropolitan

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It changed hands many times, being acquired by Sears Holdings in 1971, then by Grand Metropolitan in 1988, then by Brent Walker in 1989.
These disposals funded the expansion of its core betting operations by buying William Hill.

Leroy's Horse & Sports Place

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In June 2012, William Hill expanded to Nevada, the only U.S. state to allow full-fledged sports wagering, buying three chains of sportsbooks: Lucky's, Leroy's, and the satellite operations of Club Cal Neva, for a total of $53 million.
Leroy's parent company, American Wagering, was purchased by British bookmaker William Hill in 2012, and its locations were rebranded under the William Hill name.

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It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Brent Walker

It changed hands many times, being acquired by Sears Holdings in 1971, then by Grand Metropolitan in 1988, then by Brent Walker in 1989.
The William Hill chain of betting shops and Mecca Bookmakers, were acquired from Grand Metropolitan in 1989 for £685 million.

Newcastle Stadium

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It acquired Sunderland Greyhound Stadium in 2002 and Newcastle Greyhound Stadium in 2003.
William Hill bookmakers purchased the track which then underwent major investment similar to that of Sunderland Greyhound Stadium whom William Hill had acquired the year before.

William Hill Sports Book of the Year

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The company sponsors the annual William Hill Sports Book of the Year award, dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports writing.
The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is an annual British sports literary award sponsored by bookmaker William Hill.

Sunderland Greyhound Stadium

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It acquired Sunderland Greyhound Stadium in 2002 and Newcastle Greyhound Stadium in 2003.
Sunderland gained a lucrative BAGS contract before William Hill made it clear they were looking to invest into the greyhound industry influenced by the 'New Deal'.

Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association

In Gibraltar William Hill is a member of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association.
Members include household names in the gambling industry such as Bet365, Betfair, Ladbrokes and William Hill.

Tom Waterhouse

In 2013, three Australian brands, Sportingbet, Centrebet and Tom Waterhouse, were purchased by the company and later rebranded as William Hill Australia in 2015.
In August 2013 TomWaterhouse.com was sold to international betting giant William Hill (bookmaker) where Waterhouse then continued as Managing Director of TomWaterhouse.com

FTSE 100 Index

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Amidst fears that William Hill had overpaid for the Stanley shops, the company was relegated from the FTSE 100 Index in December 2005.

Menashe Business Mercantile Ltd v William Hill Organization Ltd

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Menashe sued William Hill, claiming that William Hill was infringing the patent by operating an online gaming system.

A Bit Patchy

In September 2011, William Hill made a television advert featuring the 2005 single "A Bit Patchy".
The song was featured in the 2011 William Hill betting advert in the UK.

Calvert v William Hill Credit Ltd

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Calvert v William Hill Credit Ltd. was a High Court of Justice case in which a large bookmaker was sued by a customer who lost £2.1m to William Hill after the bookmaker had failed to implement their own "self-exclusion" policy.

Betting exchange

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While on William Hill's payroll he tabled amendments to the 2003 budget proposing tougher levels of taxation for person-to-person betting exchanges.
The fact gamblers can lay outcomes on the exchanges has resulted in criticism from traditional bookmakers including the UK's "Big Three" - Gala Coral Group, Ladbrokes and William Hill.

Gambling Commission

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In 2018, William Hill was fined £6.2 million by the Gambling Commission for systematic failures regarding anti-money laundering and problem gambling.
In February 2018, the Commission fined British bookmaker William Hill £6.2 million for not protecting players after a series of systematic failures to prevent money laundering.

Ocean Casino Resort

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William Hill entered arrangements to provide bookmaking services to both Monmouth Park Racetrack and Ocean Resort Casino in the state of New Jersey.
In May 2018, the Ocean Resort Casino partnered with William Hill to offer sports betting.

Philip Bowcock

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Philip Hedley Bowcock (born 15 April 1968) was educated at Sedbergh School and is the chief executive of the bookmakers William Hill plc.

Central London

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William Hill plc is a bookmaker based in Central London, England.

England

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William Hill plc is a bookmaker based in Central London, England.

London Stock Exchange

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It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Investment banking

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Japanese investment bank Nomura mounted a £700m leveraged buyout of William Hill in 1997, when Brent Walker collapsed with debts exceeding £1.3bn after an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office which saw two directors given prison sentences.

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Japanese investment bank Nomura mounted a £700m leveraged buyout of William Hill in 1997, when Brent Walker collapsed with debts exceeding £1.3bn after an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office which saw two directors given prison sentences.