Sportsbook giant William Hill is live, loud, and likely in a sportsbook near you. Since the fall of PASPA in 2018, the European sportsbook provider has undergone nothing short of a diaspora across the United States.
Essentially, wherever sports betting becomes legal in the US, William Hill is likely to follow. Along with Nevada, where William Hill has more than 100 retail locations and a sports betting app, the company has expanded into New Jersey, Colorado, Indiana, West Virginia, Iowa, Mississippi, Rhode Island, and Illinois in just a few years.
In this review, we’ll be focussing on where William Hill is operating its online app. That is a growing list of states that currently includes New Jersey, Colorado, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Nevada. And will soon include Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee and undoubtedly many more.
We’ll look at the sports on offer, the mobile app, banking and support options. And perhaps most importantly for new users, we’ll detail the William Hill welcome bonus.
All you need to do to trigger this offer is enter promo code LEGALRF with your first deposit. Then your initial bet is automatically covered. If it wins, congrats! But if you lose, William Hill will refund the bet in the form of a free bet.
One thing to note. The free bet will expire seven days after you receive it, so be sure to use it before then.
Whether you are using the app or the browser-based version of the site, registering for an account involves the same procedure. You will have to provide William Hill with the following personal information:
You will also have to confirm your acceptance of William Hill’s terms, conditions and various acknowledgments.
Though it may come as a surprise, there actually is no restriction on registering for an account with William Hill in most of the US. Even residents in states that do not allow online sports betting can make an account and, in theory, fund the account. So, if you live in one of those areas but are planning a trip to a betting-friendly location, you can go ahead and get set up before you go.
The only real restriction is that you must be 21 or older to register. Since you have to be over 21 to bet, anyway, this restriction should not be a problem for most.
You must also attest to the fact that you are not a member of a prohibited group if you are registering. Various states place restrictions on principals in sporting events – such as coaches, players, trainers and other associated personnel – to ban them from wagering on their own sports.
Obviously, you may be wondering how William Hill will stop you from placing a wager if the site will allow you to register. However, William Hill, like all sportsbooks, employs sophisticated software to ensure that all wagers come from states in which online sports betting is permitted.
The software in question is geolocation verification software. It creates a virtual fence around the state(s) by screening out any players who cannot reliably prove that they are physically inside state lines.
This software is typically calibrated to err on the side of caution, too. It is more likely that you would be falsely denied service on the correct side of the border than it is that you might gain access across state lines.
So, even though the entire site and list of bets is visible across the nation, you’ll only be able to complete the betting procedure in the correct locations. Save yourself the frustration and don’t bother trying.
William Hill is currently legal in New Jersey, Colorado, West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nevada. Michigan, Tennessee and Virginia are among states expected to join soon. Here is a look at William Hill’s status in each state:
William Hill was recently acquired by Caesars for $3.7 billion dollars. Caesars’ expanded partnership further maximizes the potential, improves customer experience, and increases the overall revenue of both parties. Currently, William Hill operates online sports betting through Caesars.
To further hit the ground running, William Hill offers a wide array of sports promotions to get the ball rolling this October.
Here are the plethora of promotions to fit every track and field from William Hill Betting:
Waste no time and wager as low as $50 today to win exhilarating bonuses! Placing a pre-game, full-game point spread wager on Philadelphia Eagles vs San Francisco 49ers game provides a $10 free bet. It is important to note that wagering on both sides during the qualifying game is prohibited for this promo.
You can earn rewards from Power Play goals all throughout the Stanley Cup by placing $35+ on at least one straight, pregame, full game money line wager. A $5 free bet bonus is guaranteed for every power-play goal scored by your selected team. This bonus can even increase to $10 for each shorthanded goal of your winning bet.
Watch and wager at the anticipated qualifying games this October 4 for a shot at an exciting bonus! You can enter by simply placing a $20+ pregame, full-game, point spread wager on 5 early slate games. Winning all 5 bets can earn you free bet credits of $250. On top of that, participants who receive free bet credits can receive a share of $1,000 Free Bet. This bonus is divided depending on the number of players who earned the $250 free bet credits.
William Hill, like many sportsbooks, has a rewards program. The William Hill Sports Rewards Club seeks to reward players for their continued patronage through comps and perks at William Hill locations.
For every 1,000 points that you accrue, you can redeem your points for a $1 free bet. For every $1 that you wager, you gain points according to the following schedule:
Now, at this time, participation in the program is limited to in-person betting. So you will have to make your wagers at a full-service William Hill location to get credit.
There is also no timeframe for when and if William Hill will change the program to include online wagers. However, given the paradigm shift that US sports betting has undergone in the past few years, anything is possible. We’ll update this section if we hear about any changes.
William Hill Sportsbook is available through both web browser and sportsbook app. With only a few minor differences, navigating your way to a bet is pretty much the same, no matter how you choose to access the sportsbook.
If you are using your smartphone or tablet, you’ll obviously need to download the app from our link above and register for an account. When you open the app, William Hill will automatically attempt to locate your phone in one of its service states. If it cannot find you, you may have to choose your state from the list.
Once you are in the correct state lobby, the first thing that you’ll see is the rotating promotions window. You can look for deals there, or you can proceed to the ribbon directly underneath it to find the sport you want to bet. Swipe right and left to see more sports.
You can also scroll down to see the wagers that William Hill has chosen to feature for that day. In either case, once you find the bet you want to make, push the button to send the option to your bet slip.
The bet slip is the center button at the bottom of the page and is accessible anytime you want. Both incomplete and in-progress wagers will display here, and the list will auto-populate as you make more selections. You will also find the option to place a parlay or teaser bet here. The cash out option will appear here, too, should it be available.
If you are using a computer, you will have to choose your state from the dropdown menu under the “state info” tab at the top of the page.
Once you’ve navigated to the correct lobby for your state, you can begin betting. You can either look in the center column for featured wagers and odds boosts, or you can choose your preferred sport from the list in the left column.
Betting is mostly identical to the app version. Instead of pushing a button to bet, you must click on your choice with your mouse or trackpad.
The bet slip feature works the same way in the browser that it does in the app version. The only difference is that the bet slip appears as its own column on the right, presumably due to the increased screen real estate that computers possess.
With all of William Hill’s years of experience, it’s no surprise that it hosts bets for almost every sport imaginable. Even sports that do not have widespread appeal in the states are available. The following sports have action listed or could possibly have action on William Hill Sportsbook:
Along with a comprehensive list of sports, William Hill also has plenty of options for different types of sports wagers available. After all, online sportsbooks cannot simply offer a few pregame wagers in this day and age and hope to remain relevant.
Instead, there are bets of almost every stripe available. Chief among them, and the first type of bet you’ll see onsite, are in game bets.
A live or in game bet is a type of proposition bet that is quickly becoming the dominant form of sports betting in both the US and around the world. The ability to bet on microevents throughout the course of the match greatly expands the options for sports bettor and sportsbook alike.
The granularity that the technology can achieve is to the point that there can be betting on the outcome of individual plays. So it’s no surprise that William Hill has live betting front and center.
Other types of wagers that you can make on William Hill Sportsbook include:
Obviously, it’s necessary for bettors to be able to move money into and out of their accounts on William Hill. So there are multiple banking methods available to you for transferring funds on the site.
Withdrawal methods are mostly the same, but as is typical, there are fewer of them available:
If you are located near one of the William Hill retail sportsbooks or land-based partners, you may have the option to deposit or withdraw at the cashier there. This can be an easy and efficient option for many, but we suggest you check with the casino or sportsbook that this option is available before making a special trip for this purpose. Here are some of the potential cash at cage locations:
Most transactions and interactions that you have with William Hill will be extremely smooth. You’ll bet and transfer money in and out without any issue.
Unfortunately, no system is perfect, and disputes do occur from time to time. So it’s important that you know about the customer support options that William Hill offers.
The first place to go if you have a question is to the site’s/app’s help section. Along with numerous topics and drop-down menus with helpful information, there is also a search function that can better guide you to the relevant section for your questions.
If the help section doesn’t solve the issue, then you can make use of the following options for support:
Of those, live chat is likely the best option. We were able to ask our question and have an answer in less than a minute, so there’s no reason that you cannot be heard by representatives at William Hill.
People always like to talk about the big names in a particular industry. For sports betting, it doesn’t get much bigger than William Hill. The main word that comes to mind regarding this brand is reliability. Few other sportsbooks can provide excellent service as steadily as William Hill.
However, William Hill is not trying to push the envelope of sports betting or be on the cutting edge. It is the very definition of steady.
You won’t go wrong with William Hill, though. If you’re looking for a perfectly respectable place to call your home sportsbook, you could do much worse than William Hill.
Completely. William Hill has a long history of service and is an extremely reputable sportsbook. Both your account details and your wagers will be treated with confidentiality and care.
Not necessarily. Retail sports betting tends to be an easier thing for lawmakers to swallow due to its familiarity. However, as more states see the increased returns from online sports betting, William Hill should have more opportunities to offer online wagering.
There can be, yes. The promotions are probably the biggest place that you’d see a difference, as William Hill will tailor its promos to each state’s audience as best it can. In some cases, the entire welcome offer might be different, too.
William Hill may offer different types of bets in different states, too. However, those differences are likely universal to all sportsbooks in the state and exist because of particular state regulations. As a legal sportsbook, William Hill will certainly comply with all local laws.
Generally speaking, no. Your experience is going to be the same for the vast majority of your activities on William Hill, regardless of how you access the site. The only big difference might be in the availability — for instance, certain states might only be available through the app.