William Hill

William Hill

02/09/2019 0 By Josh Wheeler
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William Hill plc was founded in 1961 by William Hill firstly s a portal/telephone betting service. The company offers online gambling and as well as on venue betting. William Hill Plc. has over 16000 employees worldwide including the UK, Gibraltar, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, the US and the Philippines. The company is UK’s largest land-based bookmaker with 2,342 licensed betting shops in the UK.

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William Hill plc has over 2.4 million customers that betting online all around the world, especially in Italy and Spain the company is listed in the top three as the most popular betting operator. The most popular games of online betting at William Hill plc are Sportsbook, Vegas, Casino, Poker, and Bingo. William Hill Mobile Sports Betting contributes a significant revenue source for the company


William Hill plc owns 2,372 shops licensed by the Gambling Commission. The shops include football, horse and greyhound racing, virtual racing and numbers betting. The most popular games of venue betting at William Hill plc are gaming machines, horse racing, football, and greyhound. Sky Sports Betting and Mr Green Sports being two of their major UK competitors.

William Hill US

The focus of William Hill Us is to promote and expand product range with best games online and on venue gaming in the USA. William Hill US owns 107 shops in Nevada, Delaware, Iowa and New Jersey, as well as operates via mobile applications.

William Hill Company Background

Willam Hill expands the value of gambling in 3 ways: Online, Retail and William Hill US. The main focus of the company is increasing the customer satisfaction by expanding product range and increasing product investment.

William Hill Board of Director

Roger Devlin is the chairman of the board of directors William Hill plc as well as chairman Nomination Committee since 2018. His other positions are including the role of chairman of Persimmon PLC.

Philip Bowcock is the Chief Executive Officer of William Hill plc since 2017 and joined the company in 2015. His past positions are the role of Chief Financial Officer at Cineworld Group Plc.

Ruth Prior joined the company as Chief Financial Officer since 2017. Her other assignment is the role of a non-executive director Motability Operations Group PLC. Previously she worked at Worldpay Group plc, EMI Group, and Terra Firma Capital Partners.

Sir Roy Gardner is senior non-executive director of the William Hill plc since 2014. He also holds the position of member of the Nomination Committee. He has the roles at Senior Independent Non-executive Director at Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd. and Non-executive Chairman at Serco Group plc.

Mark Brooker is an independent non-executive director of the company. He is also Chairman of Corporate Responsibility Committee as well as the member of Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee
and Audit & Risk Management Committee.

Georgina Harvey joined to the company as an independent non-executive director in 2011. She is currently a non-executive director of Big Yellow Group PLC and Senior Independent Director at McColl’s Retail Group Plc.

David Lowden is an independent non-executive director since 2011. He is also Chairman of Audit and Risk Management Committee as well as holds directorships at PageGroup plc and Morgan Sindall Group plc.

Robin Terrell is a member of the board of directors since 2017. He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Corporate Responsibility Committee, and Nomination Committee.

Luke Thomas is the secretary of William Hill Plc. since 2013. Previously he was Head of Governance at Centrica plc and Group Deputy Secretary at RSA Insurance Group Plc.

William Hill Shareholders Information

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As at
Capital Group Companies, Inc 9.97% 26-Jul-18
Société Générale SA 5.62% 01-Aug-19
Morgan Stanley 5.66% 10-Sep-19
Schroders plc 5.12% 12-Jul-17
Artemis Investment Management LLP 5.06% 12-Nov-18
Silchester International Investors LLP 5.01% 13-Aug-18
BlackRock Inc Below 5% 26-Jul-19
Parvus Asset Management Europe
Below 5% 12-Mar-18
Norges Bank Below 5% 29-Aug-19

William Hill Investor Relations contact

Lyndsay Wright
Director of Strategy, Brand and IR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 3143
Email: [email protected]