The late Mr Hill (along with contemporaries such as Ladbroke’s Cyril Stein and Joe Coral) was one of the leading forces in making bookmaking what it has become. He was also a man who reputedly wouldn’t allow people to wear green in the trading room, it being a colour he deemed to be unlucky!
I really like the functionality of William Hill’s Sportsbook, every action that I participated in (with the notable exception of live-chat) is completed on the same page, and is clear and straightforward.
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Sports Opt. 8.9/10
In Play Opt. 8.4/10
Ease of Use. 8.6/10
Payment Opt 6.7/10
Excellent C/S in a variety of languages, available via phone and live-chat from 8am to midnight seven days a week.
Email support has a quick turn around.
- Leading range of in-play football markets.
- Content rich site.
- Great mobile betting app.
- Software: Proprietary
- Minimum Deposit: £10
- Maximum Stake: Varies
- Minimum Stake: 10p
Licensed in the UK
Live Chat Support
Registration to the site is frictionless and takes very little time. Should problems be encountered live-chat is on hand to help. For the purposes of this review I registered a brand new account on the Sunday lunchtime that happened to be the FA Cup Semi Final day. When I accessed live-chat there were 43 people in front of me in the cue. The wait took 26 minutes. This delay was no doubt exacerbated by it being the day that the two big Manchester clubs were playing at Wembley.
When I tried customer support by phone the service was almost instantaneous. However non-UK residents would probably prefer live-chat as the primary quick support, and William Hill could do better with this. When I spoke with their customer service team I found them efficient and for International languages a wide variety of nationalities are catered for by email support.
Anyhow, thankfully we didn’t specifically need to utilize the assistance of live-chat as depositing was so straightforward that I foresee no complications for any user who has the most basic degree of eCommerce experience. The variety of payment options was myriad, and included all the major cards as well as Ukash, Paysafecard, Paypal, and a legion of other ePayment providers. Certainly at the end of a profitable punting day I withdrew my winnings without any problems!
The betslip is easy to navigate and swift in processing, meaning that a crucial price can be grabbed before it shrinks away! Aesthetically the site looks superb and avoids the mistakes of having massive pictures of sports scenes in favour of a proper shop window displaying the upcoming markets in an easy to follow format. The site eschews the traditional left had side sports listing and instead has them shown in a horizontal top listing.
The range of sports offered by Will Hill is broad, though perhaps not as diverse as Sportingbet or Bet365, but they are really pushing the boundaries with soccer.
William Hill are stepping into the in-play soccer ring big-style, and at the time of this review they offer a whopping 138 markets for major UK Premiership games, and even 44 for lower profile European football matches. In terms of value William Hill are very competitive and typically bet to overall 1X2 margins of 107% for live games, and 109% for generic pre game match odds. I was a bit like a kid in the sweet shop when writing this review, and got involved in all sorts of exotic bets!
The Sportsbook has live streaming for horse racing and also provide rich You-Tube content featuring pundits previewing chosen events. I am a big fan of the fun content, notably Robbie Savage giving his Saturday acca tips whilst riding the “Savage” roller coaster at Blackpool Pleasure beach, check it out on You-Tube!
Sportsbook Guardian’s aim is to provide honest reviews and only promote bookies that we ourselves would bet with. William Hill is one such site that I personally bet with, they are safe, respected and offer a good solid product. This old bookmaking powerhouse is becoming an online force also.
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These are the two words I have used when describing my experience of William Hill.
Everything looks professional and very simple to use. I do not have any issues in placing any of my bets.
I have found however that the prices are not always the best. But, they seem to be a lot better than Bet 365 and rarely are they the worst price.
I am lazy and wont have an account with everyone so Bill Hill offers me the best in terms of simple and effective. They offer me enough markets on the not so popular sports, which is where I place my bets.
I do like their live betting as its very easy to use.
Taking money in and out has always been easy. I have not encountered anyb problems. Recommend it often.
Similar but simple
I'm an occasional gambler and it's good to be able to navigate around and place a bet with minimal confusion as the football odds were on the front page.
Not much to choose between William Hills and other online betting ones IMO- they are all pretty the same on my high street and not much difference online. Had trouble making a payment into the funds, but the customer service sorted it quickly. I use for football multiples.